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\[ \sum_{i=1}^{\text{hella}} \text{bad datum}_i \neq \text{good data} \]

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Ladies, if he:

- Never responds to your texts
- Travels for years ignoring everyone
- Is tiny
- Literally goes right through you
- Changes flavour by oscillation

He's not your man. He's a

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real programmers use Show more

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hey everyone writing code: you can't get around this. code does not exist in a noble mathematical void which absolves you of accountability. any system which people touch is tied into the fabric of society, and should be scrutinized for potential to do harm.

How to make a racist AI without really trying

"... the sentiment is generally more positive for…

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Today in #mathematics news: Sir Michael Atiyah will apparently be presenting a proof of the Riemann hypothesis on Monday.

Conference website, no details:

Shared on :birdsite:

The welcome and goodbye speeches are as usual the peak of eloquence

I like how she acknowledges her cats for emotional support, that's nice.

Bizarre and absurd, par for the course though.

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#IgNobel Show more

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I was expecting my local timeline here to be all over the IgNobel. 'tis not :(

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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 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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