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> One day a girl college student in Canada asked me to define reality for her, for a paper she was writing for her philosophy class. She wanted a one-sentence answer. I thought about it and finally said, “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.” That’s all I could come up with. That was back in 1972. Since then I haven’t been able to define reality any more lucidly.

-- Philip K. Dick, 1978, "How to Build a Universe That Doesn’t Fall Apart Two Days Later"

https://urbigenous.net/library/how_to_build.html
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🎶 Oh, I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
Baby, all I want for Christmas is...

a DRM-free ebook of "Unix and Linux System Administration Handbook" 🎶

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A big strong tree needs big strong roots. Work on one thing at a time. Don't get carried away - we have plenty of time.
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Good advice about personal statements and letters of recommendation from Harry Brighouse.

Excerpt: "4. If there is something in your transcript or resume that looks weak, and you have a good explanation for it, the ideal thing to do is i) ask your lead letter writer to mention and explain it and ii) mention in your statement that they will explain it. If someone else explains a weakness, it is much less likely to come over as special pleading or excuse-making."

crookedtimber.org/2017/11/20/p

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I'm a quantitative and social psychologist (my PhD is in social, but I'm better at quantitative). Most of my work is with latent variable models in the area of applied child development and/or behavioral public health (e.g., substance use).

I have a day job, but I also have a shingle for statistical consulting; link is my bio.

I'm keenly interested in the movement (cf. social psychologist) and pushing my colleagues along as fast as I can!

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hey, mastodon, i’m interested in hearing some arguments for and against blockchain use for misc purposes

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reasons gopher is good:
• text-based
• runs on junk
• fresh pine scent
• no ads
• no autoplaying video
• artisanal
• easy to set up
• no W3C politics
• extremely 90s
• like 20 people use this thing

Help me out here, fediverse:

I have never encountered the word "bowdlerise" until today but read it in 3 totally separate articles.

I remember reading that there was some explanation for such a phenomenon and would be interested in reading about said phenomenon again, but I can't remember what it's called...

Anyone know?

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Please boost widely: Call for Proposals, "After Social Media: Alternatives, New Beginnings, and Socialized Media." It's a call for research/essays on alternative social media, including Mastodon, of course. robertwgehl.org/blog.php#2017-

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Toot! I'm a UK-based experimental physics postdoc (moving to Exeter University in the new year), with research interests in quantum photonics/information. Physics for fun interests: Q field theory, GR, interpretations of QM. Avid player of games of all types and getting big into coding.

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Hey all! I'm a student with interests in international and comparative literature, applied linguistics and Korean studies. I am typing this instead of studying for an exam on Korean grammar! (:

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Hi everyone! I’m a grad student studying archives and records management, used to be an anthropology major (still) interested in online cultures and religion; about to start the bulk of my research on “amateur” archivists trying to save subculture histories.

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Hey ya'll, just finding my way onto this platform here as an aspiring anthropologist based in Detroit.

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My first toot! I'm a full-time academic advisor and part-time PhD student in foundations of education (especially social justice education and educational philosophy) in Ohio, USA. I also write about academic advising and queer/trans students, faculty, and staff in higher education. 👋

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Hello all , I'm Ziya. I'm student at economics 2nd grade. I want to work in macro economic topics.

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Hello all! I'm Luke, a post doc at the University of Edinburgh. I use a mixture of satellite observations and modelling and generally bashing my head against the keyboard 🙂