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I keep seeing a lot of apologies for not being interesting or funny or positive, and I just wanna say:

You are a person, not a brand. You do not need to be consistently anything but yourself. If you need to take a break, that's OK. We're all people, we'll understand.

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One of the worst lessons I had to learn in grad school was that there are some assignments that pulling an all-nighter won't fix.

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If the cost of an industry outweighs its benefits, we should get rid of it. But how do we quantify those costs and benefits?

"This article provides a path to an objective quantifiable metric for determining when an entire industry warrants the corporate death penalty."

mdpi.com/2076-0760/8/2/62

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Reading a paper where a student is talking about how 20 years ago it was shamful and uncommon for people to have sex early in their relationship or before they were even married and I'm like....

20 years ago was 19-fucking 99.

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The Matrix, but it's about Neo trying to solve an actual matrix equation

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sexual assault; rape; fundraiser; pls boost and donate Show more

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Sol 135: Instrument Context Camera (ICC)

Taken on: 2019/04/14 16:39:52

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Sol 138: Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC)

Taken on: 2019/04/17 08:43:44

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Book recommendation: /Skeleton Keys/, by Brian Switek. I knew him back in the day when we were science bloggers on the same site, and he does a darn good job with the word-ing.

Here's a review that goes into more detail: sciencenews.org/article/skelet

powells.com/book/-978039918490

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Hey everyone! Stop and shop workers aren't getting paid while on strike. In order to get by, persevere, and keep striking until management gives in, they need money!! Please donate to our local strike fund in order to help our fellow workers get by on strike!! Share this around and boost please!

chuffed.org/project/pvdsa-stop

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so my water company just ate 拢126.08 of my money when i get paid 拢200 to live off each month

i cant afford food, electric, internet, and tax this month and this means i have to decide if i wanna starve, have no power, or got to jail!

it'd help a lot if anyone can spare some money or buy me sth off my food wishlist thank u. picture of star included as thanks also.

paypal.me/neohalcyon

amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/1C

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For real though, I don't get why anyone working in science in the 21st century would be anything other than anticapitalist. Or critical of it at the very least. It does nothing but make our lives difficult.

We're all constantly grovelling for funds. Important articles are hidden behind paywalls. We need to pay to get stuff published. And I'm so tired of hearing things like "yes we'd love to hire you, but we don't have any funding right now."

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