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"Hour by hour, minute by minute, I make decisions that seem like the right things to do at the time, but which prevent me from reflecting on the most significant, most critical fact in my life: Every day I participate in a system that is weaponizing our big, gorgeous planet against our kids." -- Anthony Doerr

@bgcarlisle Re: systematic reviews. Have you seen this:
What Synthesis Methodology Should I Use? A Review and Analysis of Approaches to Research Synthesis /
Schick-Makaroff, Kara; MacDonald, Marjorie; Plummer, Marilyn; Burgess, Judy; Neander, Wendy

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I am struck by the way that telepresence aims to replicate-- to the smallest breathing pixel-- the feeling of being in the room, and how crucial this is for those who are "remote" learners. But then again, I am struck by the way that community colleges and regional universities are increasingly looking to online demographics as they rearticulate their missions to survive budget crises.

But of course there’s a toilet stall with a blackboard, this is a maths department!

... which leads me (along with some other reasons) to question , , , -ness in general. It seems we focus almost exclusively on the access angle, and less on the creation side. Sure, in most cases more access is A Good Thingβ„’. But there are also times when it leads to self-censorship and mistrust. And then there are the costs to the creators and the expectations that unprivileged people can just give away their labour. Such expectations are elitist and exploitive.

and then we have :
- a bit sensationalist, but this is a problem that we tend to ignore due to the "common sense" of the California Ideology...

The idea that computer networks are inherently democratic and democratising has roots in the counterculture that emerged in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1960s. The Californian Ideology combined personal liberty with market deregulation. Industry leaders espoused values that anyone could embrace: The values that these companies touted as intrinsic goods – openness, connectivity, deregulation – were also the operating principles that made their owners rich.
[my edits]

The Citizen Poets of Boston: A Collection of Forgotten Poems, 1789-1820: "Many poems expressed the hopes and anxieties of various Boston residents as they contemplated their role in early American society, including a poem about a young seamstress preparing for her marriage. She hoped that her husband would sometimes 'let me wear the breeches.'"

I can't believe how long it took me to realize I misspelled in the original post. πŸ˜–

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Remember folks, if you abandon Twitter, Facebook or Google, it's not a boycott, it's a STRIKE.

Because you're the [unpaid] workers that earn them billions of dollars in capital.

When you don't post, they don't get the benefit of your labour. And when you don't use, they lose money.

Social Media STRIKE days should be a thing.

R markdown pro-tip: in a commented-out code chunk at the end of your document, type out the code that generates all the numbers that are used in the abstract of your paper, since you can't soft-code results there directly

Here is my list of candidates (their level of troublesomeness varies with human development) so far:
number, numeral, digit
additive inverse
place value system
big-little principle
unknowns (@bstacey 's algebraic variables. Are these ideas different? I suppose it depends on what we mean by algebra)
continuity (orig. limit and derivative, but this seems the more foundational concept)
proof, esp. inductive (h/t @EdS )

Please boost widely: Call for Proposals, "After Social Media: Alternatives, New Beginnings, and Socialized Media." It's a call for research/essays on alternative social media, including Mastodon, of course. robertwgehl.org/blog.php#2017-

Some folks on birdsite are tagging our project account in tweets like "hey jack twitter should copy this thing mastodon does". The idea that this is merely about features is short-sighted. Twitter will never, ever, ever be your friend. They are the shareholders' friend, not yours. No feature will let you see what their engineers are working on, what's under the hood. No feature will fix their headquarters in the US following and enforcing US laws and customs worldwide.