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My list of recommendations in Sci-Fi and Fantasy, containing only non-(white,male) authors. 14 authors I genuinely like or love, who have moved me or my worldview with their writing: rixx.de/blog/sff-perspectives/

(Let me know if you have recommendations or think I'm missing something!) #sffbookclub #amReading #scifi #fantasy

Hey, Linux gamers Show more

WhatsApp is next - and it's been coming for a while Show more

The "special drawer reserved for disappointing surprise presents for the children of people you don't like." I have one of these! I didn't know that's what it was called.

theregister.co.uk/2019/01/23/v

Trans Internet Security Risk Show more

So I saw Mastodon tonight, and wanted to share this on Mastodon because it amuses me

Mastodon is chumbawumbing -- and many blame the whisky drink, they blame the vodka drink, they blame the lager drink, they blame the cider drink

There's a beautiful beautiful beautiful postcard book on kickstarter right now. I'm not sure if I want/need it... if I got it, I think I'd send them all as actual postcards. Trying to do more writing-writing. Shing Yin Khor paints lovely and creative otherworldy creatures.

kickstarter.com/projects/shing

A clean-out of a lecture hall at the University of St Andrews in Scotland led to a discovery of what may be the oldest surviving wall chart of periodic table, which appears to date back to 1885.

theguardian.com/science/2019/j

Periodic reminder of a great website: haveibeenpwned.com

Enter an email address and the site will check its massive database to see if your details have been found in a hacked dataset.

My work address was pwned via a leak from a company called Apollo. I have no idea who they are, I have no record of ever having visited their site or creating an account. And, having been to the website and read about them, I still don't even know what they do. Sales bollocks of some kind.

Hump day fun. I don't normally do this kind of thing, but this one was fun - who said it? Edgar Allan Poe or some emo band? I got 12/16.

mentalfloss.com/article/570619

copyright, big publishers Show more

God, I’m glad I’m gay. What even are straight people?

What fool called it CERN and not the Collide-o-scope?

USA - China, wall building, history Show more

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Scholar Social

NOTICE: Registration on scholar.social will be by invitation only from 2019 March 27 to 2019 April 3. (The administrator is defending their doctoral thesis on 2019 April 2, and wants to reduce the chances of surprises leading up to that date. Email scholar dot social at protonmail dot com if you want an invite.)

Federated microblogging for academics

Scholar Social is a microblogging platform for researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.

We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities in academia, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

"An academic microblog that you can be proud to put on the last slide of a presentation at a conference"

"Official" monthly journal club!

(Participation is, of course, optional)

Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.

Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to @socrates@scholar.social and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.

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