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So, Steno here, postdoc currently giving it a try in academia.
Later on who knows, but in any case i promise I will try to keep the little grey cells playing. I believe that a broad transversal education can make science better (yep, even "hard" ones).

Hi all, pleased to meet you! I'm a returning student originally from Boston (now near Cuba) who studied accounting and finance; I'm now studying analytics in one of those midlife career change moves that happen fairly frequently. I'm happy to be back and excited to share ideas and questions with you all. Technology in education and in the public sector are some of the topics I love reading about; my last research paper was about the role of blockchain in public administration.

Scaring off people we don't want here 

There's a bunch of new people here recently, so I think I'll say a few things that will scare off many of the sorts of people that we don't want here

It is the official policy of scholar.social that:

🍍 Nazis should have their speech curtailed at every opportunity
🍍 Supporters of Jordan Peterson or Milo Yiannopoulos—leave now
🍍 There is no such thing as "reverse racism"
🍍 Vaccines don't cause autism, and for that matter, autistic people are equally valuable!


Hello all. I am a student who belong some Japanese small college. I'm majoring English. I love reading most, Japanese and English ones both. These days I started Mastodon then I joined this instance. I would like to know how English speaking people thinking esp. formal communities. What's more I'm always struggling several English & IT certification exams, for my future jobs. Then, I'm trying to be much nicer man. Thanks.

I’m a geographer working on climate justice and currently focussed on coal. Check out my website if you want the longer version 😉. I’m here intrigued by the possibility of social media without the shouting. Also, I structure my procrastination by over-optimising my computer workflows (i.e. waste time devising ways to save time)

hello all, I’m a librarian with experience in academic and public libraries. I love the field of librarianship, and almost every librarian I meet is good people. I’m into speculative fiction, old cookbooks, and exploring digital privacy. Hope to learn and grow here. :)

So I've posted this to my twitter but let's also post it here: I'm picking up they/them pronouns and dropping everything else. Also, I don't believe anyone here but people who already follow me elsewhere know me by other names but I'm also dropping everything but my was-a-penname-now-just-a-name.

So yeah! Loki, they/them. Destroyer of Facts and Logic™️.

I'm finally on mastadon! And inspired by @bgcarlisle I'm on scholar.social. Lets see if I use this more than twitter...

Community safety reminder 

If you are:

🍍 Contacted or followed by people from Gab or other Nazi/Nazi-adjacent groups
🍍 Followed by spam bots
🍍 Harassed, etc.

Please be sure to report them to me as well as blocking

This isn't Twitter—reports go to a human (me) who reads them, and I can make blocks at an instance level

The sooner we have them blocked at an instance level, the safer everyone is

Thanks!

Hey, hey! I'm a grad student, currently based in Germany and working on microbiology, specifically archaea. Never heard this word before? Glad you asked, I'll be happy to talk about it :)

Hi. I’m Erik, a media studies scholar in Michigan. Interests include film studies, video games, and digital humanities. New to federated social media and trying to find my way around.

I guess I should have done the post months ago, but here I am:

Hello, I recently graduated from Univ. of California, Los Angeles. I have a bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering, and will be pursuing a master degree in the area of robotics at ETH Zürich. I learnt some German at UCLA and I hope to survive in Zürich (academically and literally (just kidding)). A journal article from my undergrad lab with my name on it should be out soon™, cheers!

Community safety reminder 

If you notice or are contacted by people from Gab or other Nazi/Nazi-adjacent groups, be sure to report them to me as well as blocking

The sooner we have them blocked at an instance level, the safer everyone is

Thanks!

Instance block 

The instance at pleroma.cloud has been blocked from scholar.social

Thank you 

A big thank-you to @staticsafe@mastodon.zombocloud.com for helping me to finally figure out why http wasn't redirecting to https

I've been bashing my head against this for a WHILE and he figured it out right quick and I'm so grateful!

Instance block 

The instance at speakfree.world has been blocked from scholar.social

Instance block 

The instance at gabfed.com has been suspended from scholar.social

Instance block 

The Gab instance at freevoice.space has been suspended from scholar.social

Scaring off people we don't want here 

There's a bunch of new people here recently, so I think I'll say a few things that will scare off many of the sorts of people that we don't want here

It is the official policy of scholar.social that:

🍍 Nazis should have their speech curtailed at every opportunity
🍍 Supporters of Jordan Peterson or Milo Yiannopoulos—leave now
🍍 There is no such thing as "reverse racism"
🍍 Vaccines don't cause autism, and for that matter, autistic people are equally valuable!

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