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Devin Berg :OpenEngineering: boosted

"Determination of Detachment Frequencies of Ripe Coffee Fruits (Coffea Arabica Var. Colombia) by Means of a Numerical and Experimental Approach" - :oeng: #engineering #openengr

TFW the application form is forcing you to contemplate if you want to sell your soul for $50k in grant funding.

Update on this: Firefox on desktop is fine. Firefox on Android still trash.

Devin Berg :OpenEngineering: boosted

"A potential source of undiagnosed Legionellosis: Legionella growth in domestic water heating systems in South Africa" - :oeng: #engineering #openengr

2018 ended in true 2018 fashion with a late New Year's Eve paper rejection.

2019 just isn't that pretty of a number.

Devin Berg :OpenEngineering: boosted

Small town WI is people posting on FB trying to find the owner of the cows roaming around their neighborhood.

I just love that one of our local news personalities is named Tajma Hall.

Devin Berg :OpenEngineering: boosted
Devin Berg :OpenEngineering: boosted

A lot of people really have a problem with the Google Home/Alexa devices and decry putting a listening device in your home. Yet many still walk around carrying a listening device in their pocket at all times.

So far things aren't going well with obtaining funding my upcoming research project... Not great as I am already committed to a pretty large salary reduction next year in order to work on it.

Thinking about trying a crowdfunding route but have limited/no experience with that.

So far things are going OK, the mobile browser is still pretty slow, which was my main gripe the last time I tried.

Alright, I'm going to give Firefox another try. Let's see how long it lasts this time...

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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.

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