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Caroline Criado Perez’s Invisible Women. I have a feeling this is going to prove an important book for people in tech. Been on my radar for a while and just from the discussion around it I’m getting ideas that I could pursue in my as yet theoretical PhD / EdD.

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We do not know what it is.
There seems to be huge amounts in the Universe.
We have no idea why.

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We know exactly what it is.
There seems to be almost none in the Universe.
We have no idea why not.

This is a great long read in the Times Higher about the current state of English studies across the English speaking world, behind a paywall alas. Very timely and relevant for me as I'm starting to seriously consider the dreaded and oft delayed doctorate.

timeshighereducation.com/featu

It should not be safe for Nazis to be outside.

They should not feel safe expressing their opinions.

When your "free speech" means the death of other people, your opinion is not welcome.

And don't give me your paradox bullshit. :bloboff:

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me showing the New Cool Science Thing to all my friends

Review of Caroline Criado Perez's book, Invisible Women, about how women are disadvantaged by data bias, with a focus on what the book covers in relation to the higher education sector. Added to reading list.

hepi.ac.uk/2019/04/08/invisibl

during autism awareness month, please remember that autism speaks is a terrible organization, and very few autistic people like them at all.

instead of supporting them or "light it up blue", you should instead support ASAN, the autistic self-advocacy network, and you should remind allistic people that A$ is a horrible company.

In the last few months:
- Tumblr purged adult content (and a bunch of stuff it misindentified).
- Flickr purged free storage above a limit of 1000 photos/account.
- Myspace deleted 12 years' worth of music.

And Google+ only has two weeks left before Google pulls its plug.

Back up your accounts!

And if you can, consider donating to the Internet Archive. archive.org

... and it’s gone. Got signed out on my iPad, now I can’t sign in because I have it on 4 devices. Now I have to ask myself who I hate least - Microsoft or Google? :/

death metal, vore, link to the BBC Show more

Be a pronoun professional in three easy steps:
1) Add your pronouns to your profile
2) Discover and use the pronouns people have in their bios before interacting with them
3) If you don't know their preferred pronouns default to they/them and don't presume anything

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