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Re-posting & pinning my for any new folks:

Hi, I am an academic , information scientist, computer scientist, (theoretically) and amateur into:

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legal studies,
political theory & economics (MMT, etc),
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I like music and ().

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#welcome tips for new users as gathered from experience: Show more

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I am planning on more frequently tooting passages from sources I'm reading and I am going to do so thus:

The *public* post will be reference information, comments, content notes, tags;

Interesting pull quotes/passages will be posted as comments in reply with a brief citation, so they are boostable. These will be reflective of things that can be considered in an edifying way, even if my personal opinion differs (a note may or may not indicate this).

Pinning this post for followers new & old.

There's a pub less than a mile from my parents' house.

They've never walked there. I've never been there at all.

My cousin and his wife were staying and wanted to try it, so on Saturday we walked there. Only to realise when it was a few yards away that we were separated from it by a thunderingly busy road and to get there safely we'd have to go a long way round through multiple pedestrian crossings.

My cousin and his wife couldn't be bothered going that far out of their way when the pub was RIGHT THERE, so they dashed across and narrowly missed being hit by a lorry. I waited ages to follow safely and then narrowly missed being hit by a different lorry.

This is car culture. When short distances are judged to be unwalkable because of the threat of traffic.

#carculture

If you don't understand feedback and the structure of systems, you don't understand economics (or really much else).

PSA; ATTN: Historians 😡 Show more

If these are the only ways I can sign into your web app, I'm not interested. No matter how useful that app is

NGC 6302: The Butterfly Nebula

Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble, HLA; Reprocessing & Copyright: Robert Eder

apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap190302.ht #APoD

Tech grumbles Show more

Also, Modern Monetary Theory is a bit of a misnomer. The foundational concepts are facts, not opinions or theories. The public policy proposals then theoretically, and logically, follow.

Best intro to I have found:
Stephanie Kelton, "But How Will We Pay for It? Making Public Money Work for Us"
youtube.com/watch?v=WS9nP-BKa3

When websites say "use our app, it's much better", they mean better for them, not you.

Sometimes, it's a good idea to make sure that you know what you know and it's not just what you think you know. You know?

Food; sweets; recipe Show more

Food; sweets; recipe Show more

Food; sweets; recipe Show more

Food; sweets Show more

For my green friends:
:OpenAccess: Springer e-book:

Bioeconomy: Shaping the Transition to a Sustainable, Biobased Economy

link.springer.com/book/10.1007

2009: Young people use Twitter. Old people complain about how this terrible "Twitter" thing is ruining society.

2019: Old people use Twitter. Young people complain about how this terrible "Twitter" thing is ruining society.

Food; sweets Show more

The coverage of in the UK puts me in my current soundtrack mood:

"A place called England" / June Tabor

"...There's room for you both root and branch as long as you love the English earth / room for vole and room for orchid room for all to grow and thrive / just less room for the fat landowner on his arse in his four-wheel drive..."

Calling all #Fediverse admins of instances in the #EU. The #CopyrightDirective is coming, we need to show the MEPs how massively the EU Internets will be affected.

We are preparing a list of all EU-based #Pleroma, #Mastodon, #GNUSocial, #Peertube, #Funkwhale, and any other instances.

Please *contact me*. All I need is the domain name, which EU Member State it's located in, and the rough topic of the instance. Approximate user count welcome, but not necessary.

Please help. This is important.

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Scholar Social

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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.

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