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.
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I’m shocked at this news, shocked I tell you!
Isn’t modern science amazing?
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.
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. https://archive.org
Aww, wow... Alas poor Dropbox, I knew ye well.. :(
death metal, vore, link to the BBC
“Death metal fans are nice people.” ^_^
This is lovely. I saw Bloodbath in December and they played the vore song they talk about in the article.
Turnitin sold to Advance for £1.3 billion, a US media company that owns the Discovery Channel, Wired, most of Reddit, and much more.
Why this is of concern from the THE article: "it reinforces a business model that relies on the collection and use of student data at students’ expense and without compensating them”.
A thing of beauty:
“Hipster whines at tech mag for using his pic to imply hipsters look the same, discovers pic was of an entirely different hipster”
Good article about the suppressed contributions of women in science. While I would optimistically like to think that most people know about Rosalind Franklin's contribution to the discovery of the structure of DNA now, the problem goes much deeper.
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