teaching students about metadata Show more

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Fellow gardeners, this is my first year growing spinach. I've got a pretty good haul already, but it looks like it's starting to bolt/go to seed. I know lettuce gets super bitter after bolting, is it the same with spinach? I pulled a few leaves and ate them and couldn't tell the difference. Pull it all up now or wait and see (some more leaves are coming in)?

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So my husband sent me this honestly really terrible article comparing the Walking Dead to Watership Down.


I'm so outraged that I might spend my summer writing SFF genderbent Watership Down with a Mage Apocalypse out of spite.

Fiver as a young scrawny girl!prophet living in an isolated valley with a strong Warrior Culture, predicting a horrific plague perhaps? Hazel is still her brother with no magic, but strong leadership skills. Blackberry as a weak-but-smart mage.

Pro tip: if you're on a Mastodon instance running a relatively recent version (2.5.0 is the earliest I've been able to check):

* Go to <your instance>/filters (here, for example, it's elekk.xyz/filters
* Add New Filter
* Add the keyword "womenarestupid", click all four filter contexts, check "drop instead of hide", and uncheck "whole word".

This will remove these racist, misogynist, and now homophobic spam posts from your timelines and won't even leave a tombstone behind.

h/t @Osiri

real talk i spent like 3/4ths of my university career doing nothing but writing scholarship essays so i could actually afford to get my black ass through school and i'm now a master at them so if you're looking for help with writing one of those and are a minority (POC, LGBTQ+, etc) hit me up and i can help you out

Hi , I could use your help. Can folks point me to work by epidemiologists and/or ethicists on the ethics of epidemiology? Case studies, decision-making processes, theories about morality and public health, anything you think is worth reading in this vein. Thanks!

@emsenn That is super interesting! Also: what constitutes "easily terraformable" out of curiosity? Is there science on this?!

Q3: "What is your favorite ?"

A3a: "That's age appropriate for you guys? The Animorphs -- it's about kids your age who morph into different animals and have the save the universe from parasites that can take over the bodies of other beings."

A3b: "Oh, my favorite ACTUAL book? Probably the Codex Alera by Jim Butcher. It's not inappropriate. It's about people descended from a lost Roman legion and has to save the world from the fantasy!zerg -- think Starcraft."

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Q2: What's your favorite planet?

A2: "Jupiter, because without Jupiter, life on Earth probably wouldn't exist, because a solar system with life needs a big planet to play 'blocker' to protect the life from all the meteors and asteroids in space."

(Note: I recently learned about this due to an article about how life is probably less likely than scientists previously were able to quantify. This is not the article I read, but it comes up early on Google: thenextweb.com/science/2019/06)

(thread: 3/?)

Q1: if you could time travel, would you rather go forward or backwards?

A1: health care would be crappier in the past, but I think it would be safer to not have valid ID or records about myself in the past, and my knowledge would be more useful there.

(thread: 2/?)

In honor of the last day of school, my 6th graders (12 years old) were allowed to "ask me anything" and while most of my students asked me some variant of "what's your favorite color" I did get a couple of really good questions that I found thought provoking.

(thread: 1/?)

Hate in academia Show more

impact of wealth imbalance Show more

impact of wealth imbalance Show more

does anyone know of a website that can generate avatars with a simple style? or of any pre-made free assets i can use?

i'm looking for something similar to the style found here getavataaars.com/, but with more customization options

i need to provide images for each member of a bunch of fictional families and don't think i can create individual drawings for each (since it'll take forever)

Did you already see the insanely beautiful Map of the by Eleanor Lutz? 🌌

She published the code and a tutorial on how she made it. ❤️


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