Before jumping into someone else's mentions:

✅ Am I being contrarian?
✅ Do I already have a relationship with this person, or am I being inappropriately familiar?
✅ Am I "ironically" doing exactly what this person just said not to do?
✅ Am I derailing another legitimate discussion in order to get on my own favourite hobby-horse or to one-up this person in my knowledge of social issues?
✅ Am I saying "Are you surprised?" when they're disappointed?
✅ Am I providing unsolicited advice?

Say what you will about Sisyphus' fate

There's value in having job security

~ Playing a first-person shooter ~

So uhh which button lets me work out our differences diplomatically?

Personal reflections on political engagement 

Am I left-leaning? Probably.

Will you be seeing me out there on the streets? Maybe at some point, but probably not for the most part.

I find it difficult to engage with my peers sometimes as not being in the streets with these views seems incompatible, but I'd like to stand my ground on the belief that people have different manners of expressing their visions.

I'd probably be more useful when I'm writing than when I'm fighting physically anyway.

A quote from my teacher on productivity -- worth sharing 

"Productivity isn't about how many boxes you tick off your list; it's about having free time."


Shared because I've already done so much ahead of time and doing additional work (still in advance) right now brings in unnecessary burnouts.

Gotta take control of these workaholic tendencies.

Log from Chiao et al. (2008) 

This probably isn't universal, but it does make a lot of sense. But hey, it gets me a free pass to say "y'all are animals" -- sending over a thank you to Chiao et al. for validating this insult

(I'll let the paper be my spokesperson as I'd probably cower in fear at the thought of politicians breathing down my neck)

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Log from Chiao et al. (2008) 

Interesting to see numbers suggesting that we're still a bit primitive when it comes to deciding on who to vote for.

We're still sub/consciously relying on gender role expectations brought about by evolutionary developments.

We want to believe that we're completely rational in our decision-making processes but these observations say otherwise.

So when you say that people entrenched in politics are all animals... I wouldn't think you're crazy for thinking that :p

Come on, self. The sooner you finish reading what's on your reading list, the sooner you get to work on your plays guilt-free.

New here? Remember that Twitter is optimized to make you into passive consumers, by en(r/g)aging you with content that you don't choose yourself.

Here, that doesn't happen. But it also means you're responsible to find people to follow.

It will take some work.

If you're willing to put that in, you'll find a wide variety of friendly people that will be happy to have meaningful conversions and laugh and cry together with you.

Start by searching and looking at who other people follow.

Googling papers can be amusing. 

Couldn't find the publication date of this certain article seemingly published online from Italy, so I looked up bits and pieces of the text on Google. Fairly certain that it was published pre-2015.

A few clicks later, I found another article from India published 2016 whose introductory paragraph matches that of the first text.

Did I just spot plagiarism? 🤔

Libraries in a state of disuse 

The campus changed sites last academic year. Sad to see that our library here's so undervalued that it has since been converted into the faculty room.

Even sadder to think that it might have been built only to say that we have one. Practically no one's there except for staff holding isolated classes and meetings.

To top it all off, they're pretty loud, too. Hard to find the "library" in the library with the site in this state...

Types of discourse 

"Am I derailing this thread?"

"Am I just trying to one-up everyone with my level of insight?"

"Am I just being contrarian?"

"Am I getting on my own hobby-horse and talking about something only tangentially related to the original post?"

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Uni decision-making . . . in the making 

1/2 university results out tomorrow. The one coming out in a few months is a uni I'm not 100% sold on going to, but it is what my parents are pushing me to stick with.

There are a lot of questions buzzing around in my head as to which road I'll be taking for college, but there also lies the matter of whether I'd get in anyway.

Oh well. Saving that discussion for a later time, but it's one that we'll be sure to engage in. Fingers crossed.

If someone tells you not to be an ass, that isn't an example of having your academic freedom curtailed

lmao I think that you guys would benefit from this:

Software project that "Returns [the] latest research results by crawling arxiv papers and summarizing abstracts. Helps you stay afloat with so many new papers everyday."

Minutes ago:

You know you're in need of a break when you make such an easy typo -- and yet, this comes across you as perhaps the funniest thing you've seen all week.

Yeah... I'm in need of a break. Submission's over, anyway. Here's to the rest of the paper!

~ Black Mirror ~

What if there was a printer

But it works

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