me giving advice Show more
Me giving relationship advice: have you considered dumping him?
Me giving academic advice: have you considered not attaching your sense of self-worth and emotional fulfillment to these uncaring, bureaucratic institutions?
war of the bots Show more
How would bots wage war on the internet? How would they carry out their robot warfare. I'm thinking just bots vs. bots.
I hope you will have a wonderful year, that you'll dream dangerously and outrageously, that you'll make something that didn't exist before you made it, that you will be loved and that you will be liked, and that you will have people to love and to like in return. And, most importantly (because I think there should be more kindness and more wisdom in the world right now), that you will, when you need to be, be wise, and that you will always be kind.
--Neil Gaiman, 2008
Masto meta thoughts Show more
The biggest threats to the Fediverse:
1. Mastodon dot social might just decide to never close registrations
2. Facebook/Twitter might build ActivityPub support into their product (does your instance have a policy against federating with them?)
3. New government regulations ostensibly designed to curb Facebook's excesses might contain requirements for social media services that can only be met by very well-funded mega-corporations
books, books, thoughts Show more
Next year I am going to read at least 50 books!
First I need to finish Star Maker before I move on. I got so many great ones for Christmas including Survivors for by Richard Fortey (the only English title). Now it just so happens that I seem to have lost my headphones so I will have to improvise on the audiobooks part for for the time being. Maybe I should write about the stuff I read as I do find it all very interesting and perhaps someone would like it. Happy reading!
non-academic, xr Show more
Is the extinction rebellion something I should support?
Since you've all already made the trek to join Mastodon, consider these more ethical, privacy-friendly alternatives to other social media, web browsers, etc.
christmas song Show more
So since it's Christmas I thought I'd post a Christmas song me and some friends made last year. Maybe someone will enjoy it. It's half in Icelandic half in English and is about being broke and hating capitalism during Christmas. Gleðileg Christmas!
Hi everyone! I'm a college senior about to graduate with a BS in biology and hoping to get a PhD in entomology or ecology after that! I'm also minoring in environmental studies and possibly biostatistics. This past fall I worked as a TA for an insect biology course. Eventually I would like to be a research scientist or professor working towards invertebrate conservation. I'm also interested in most other areas of natural history, as well as libsoc politics and political ecology.
Cultural literature (or any literature) can be boiled down to information. Orally, you're storing the information in the memory of brains and pass it to other brains by oral method. That is not a very reliable storage method in my opinion, at least if you prefer the longevity of the information stored. Because the information disappeares when the brain dies and isn't able/allowed to copy it.
Icelandic natural science student.
Biophile, Bibliophile, Amateur Microscopist, Naturalist, Musician, Organizer of music/art/book related stuff +more
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