@Cyborgneticz nice sounds tasty. the frying nutritional yeast with majoram is the way I've done a quick faux chicken bouillon in the past. chopping up those strips sounds hearty, now you gotta add in some sorta starch to the soup (noodles? rice? dumplings?)

@Cyborgneticz frying some nutritional yeast with marjoram garlic and onions is a petty good start!

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I released a new version of my Firefox extension that will forcefully redirect you away from privacy erosive services to better alternatives. It started as a joke, but I end up actually using it.

When I want to look up a place, I instinctively and mechanically start typing "maps.googl...". This extension will instead take me to OpenStreetMaps. It will also functionally translate Google Search links to DuckDuckGo and Google Translate links to Deepl.



@openscience @tokoyami @bgcarlisle @Chloe

One potential route for unscrupulous action I can imagine is companies trying to dissuade or encourage investment on the back of un-reviewed work which is being shared openly for the benefit of an academic field (e.g. preprints). I think solutions lie with science/medical communicators who can think about their work as a type of innoculation against believing claims made with weak evidence and paper authors can try not to write with too much spin.

@dantheclamman @Shamar @Chloe

At once I am pleased that ResearchGate is enabling sharing of scientific information, but don't ignore the efforts that librarians have been putting into pulling off a shared resources inside of the academic institution. I have come to believe that some sort of green open access plus a linked social network has a good chance of standing against traditional subscription journals. Another jargon term I have heard to describe a more open system is: scholarly commons.

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at 168 now... when/if we reach we can reach out to more chemists and start contacting ACS editors and officials... but I need your help reaching this... please spread the petition for more Open Citations: change.org/p/asking-the-americ

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@Altruest so beautiful and funny. I love the connections that those girls share and the energy they have for each other despite being so different.

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@tootbrute I'm halfway through the middle book in NK Jemisin's Broken Earth trilogy. I like the mystery of the world and the way all the different characters experience power dynamics.

@Ninjatrappeur Cool stuff! I love Mr.Kraznow's channel and happy to see that you were able to use some of his info (even if you got stuck anyways). I don't know too much about hardware, but I wanted to point you to the dietpi site which lists a lot of SBCs and the other thing I wanted to mention to perhaps help on your quest something my friend mentioned to me: linuxjournal.com/magazine/fpga

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I wrote a small write-up about the e-ink computer/digital typewriter I made 4 months ago.

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I'm looking for a tame biochemist who I can bother with silly molecular physics questions about chlorophyll and excited states and charge separation and things.

Can anyone help me out?

@dantheclamman I think you can do it from the ... menu either on a toot or on their profile.

@kara I've never used this tool before but I have heard many recommendations for it: inaturalist.org/

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@quokka I always thought your username had a familiar ring to and after an animalogic video I think I know why! What a cute mammal to align yourself with.


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@1ijk Oh welcome to the instance! I used to live in Chicago but in 2017 I moved to NYC.

@WilliamConey Oh cool! Yeah I wanted to make sure you thought about your wider university community because I has some really good experiences when I tried to work/hang out with people from other departments in grad school. Plus I think it's really rewarding to present to different audiences (academic or otherwise) and hopefully get feedback about what people think works. There are so many things to learn in the interface of disciplines.

I didn't know that term: Cli-Fi. I like it!

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Scholar Social

A Mastodon instance for academics

Scholar Social is a microblogging platform for researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.

We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

"A Mastodon profile you can be proud to put on the last slide of a presentation at a conference"

"Official" monthly journal club!

(Participation is, of course, optional)

Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.

Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to @socrates@scholar.social and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.

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