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It is deeply disturbing to read r/professors and see just how viciously some professors hate their students.

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survey about community building challenges 

Hey folks, I'm part of a small community-building study group and one of our members has put together this short survey on challenges faced by community leaders. If you're involved in community building please consider completing it. :boost_requested:

docs.google.com/forms/d/1Zojwx

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Job drama 

My manager, director, and all of my teammates are quitting their jobs. I’ve never seen anything like this!

This means I need to hurry up my job search. Anyone need a Senior Machine Learning Engineer??? Lol, lmao, 😭

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The latest beta update seems to introduce a paid subscription scheme.

Without a paid subscription, older Files will stop syncing and be deleted. The basic subscription will not do that, but give you a "Limited set of Features". Only with the full subscription gives you all the features people are used to use on their devices, like screen sharing and so on.

I was hestitant to get another proprietary device, and know I know again why.

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For those who care about such things, I did two tech posts on my blog. Perhaps they'll help someone.

1) on how to create a streaming (and/or recording) setup with 2 or more computers (1 is the streaming computer) blairmacintyre.me/2021/09/12/t

2) on how to create a simple and effective setup for teaching live while also streaming and recording blairmacintyre.me/2021/09/20/l

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health, schooling 

"As it stands, many teenagers are losing two to three hours of sleep every school night. As Steven Lockley at the University of Harvard concluded, this is systematic, unrecoverable sleep loss – and a danger to teenagers’ health."

Fucking hell. Well this explains why I felt constantly sleep deprived during secondary school.

theconversation.com/the-biolog

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I used the term "shower of bastards" to an English woman yesterday and I had to explain that Hiberno-English has specifically derogatory collective noun and I think that's a useful thing for a language to have.

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Do any fedi friends have access to a theological library?

I'm trying to find someone to help me get a photocopy of a page or two from this book:

openlibrary.org/works/OL271987

It allegedly contains a photo of a cuneiform tablet which records history's oldest joke.

As a clown, I need a copy. :)

I'm also interested in having a copy of the book, though it seems to be looooooong out of print.

Any help, including boosts, appreciated!

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I've been working on this for three months and it's finally done. 78 pages on the history of leather, sluts, and families at US Prides, from 1965 to 1995. Includes background on Pride as a polyvocal celebration and leather as a queer subculture; multifarious sexual and gender expression at Pride; the Lesbian Sex Wars; reaction from the right; and the interplay of radical and normalizing forces within LGBTQ activism.

aphyr.com/posts/358-a-history-

*why* in the fuck do egyptian and coptic numbers have male / female gender ?
oh, and hebrew
any other semitic language ?
is this a feature of all afro-asiatic languages??

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egyptian arabic question 

I've heard the word لغبطيطا in a couple of pop songs, and I've tried to find a translation for it, but so far haven't found. One egyptian informant I asked about this just didn't tell what it means. I suspect this is something vulgar, so don't be shy, I know what to expect, hit me with a translation!

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Hi,

I'm looking for psychological research on like trans, genderqueer, non-binary etc. people (anything to do with queer gender identities) and memory. It's very broad.
We want to add this to a broader, course on psychology with a particular focus on identity, meaning making, narratives about self, and personality.
We're going trough all the scientific search engines ourselves, but if you have something in mind we'd greatly appreciate it.

Much love!
:boost_ok:

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pronouncing blåhaj like a US-American who has never seen a diacritic mark in their entire life

confusing sentence in persian (on TikTok) 

vm.tiktok.com/ZMRHyKMr2/

yeah.. i can see how that makes *some* sense tho

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I don't know who needs to read this, but 

"Good writing always has some give in it. It is open to dispute by a reality that the writer does not own and the reader might see differently. Managerial blah, by contrast, runs along a closed circuit that permits no response. Without any sense of voice or audience, it feels tone-locked, written by no one in particular to be read by no one in particular. It is anti-language, a weary run-through of the verbal motions."

joemoran.net/2021/09/06/manage

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