Today I found out that the 7 hours of ethics training I spent my weekend on were completely unnecessary. Ugh, so much poor communication in academia.

What are folks' opinions on OpenStax? I love the idea of free, open textbooks for students, but I don't know much about how effective they are. Does anyone have experience with them (especially Physics, but any subject would be interesting)?

Oh my god. Wading through knee-deep snow across a farm field to get home is an intense work-out. I'm exhausted and soaked in sweat! D:

publishing, positive 

Advice request, rejection 

Advice request, rejection 

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Cat: Bug #34638 filed: food bowl keeps emptying

Me: closed as duplicate, this is by design, WONTFIX

Cat: Opening bug #34639. It is 11am. Food bowl still empty.

Me: You were fed at 8am. WONTFIX.

Cat: Fundamental disagreement with moderator. Opening dispute resolution process.

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Ultima Thule from New Horizons

Image Credit: NASA, JHU's APL, SwRI; Color Processing: Thomas Appéré

apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap190129.ht #APoD

Wind chills tomorrow and Wednesday are supposed to drop to around -40 (F AND C). NOAA warns me that any exposed skin can get frostbite in 5 minutes at that temperature. My commute to the university includes 20 minutes of walking outdoors. Hmmm.

I think I'll be working from home for a few days.

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the stuff winnie the pooh eats out of honey pots? honey isnt bright yellow. its nacho cheese. wake up, people.

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we've been doing pizza all wrong. the crust should be a giant piece of salami & the pepperonis should be crackers

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Ladies, if he:

- Never responds to your texts
- Travels for years ignoring everyone
- Is tiny
- Literally goes right through you
- Changes flavour by oscillation

He's not your man. He's a

publishing anxiety 

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Dear #fediverse. I work as an #architect and design buildings that harm the planet. I am looking for a practicing #engineer who can teach me building energy modelling using #opensource tools. I have a background in software dev, run #gentoo #linux and am willing to learn down to the details.

I do not have a background in heat transfer or thermodynamics, which is why I am asking for a tutor.

I promise to use this to design better buildings.

Please help retoot this so I can find someone.

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What would change if the sun rose in the West and set in the East? A lot actually.

A retrograde spin would produce a reverse Coriolis effect. Researchers used the Max Planck Institute Earth System Model to produce a model of Earth's climate in this scenario.

Overall, Earth's total desert coverage shrunk from 16 million square miles to 12 million. The Sahara, Middle East, and Australia sprouted grasslands & rainforest, and the American southeast and La Plata, and East China became new deserts.

I have my synthwave music and urban rain sounds playing in my headphones. I have a glass of water beside me and snacks at the ready for when I need them. I have my colored pens and marked-up draft. Time to finally finish these paper revisions!

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me: working from home gives me the opportunity to focus on tasks free from the the distractions of a noisy office!

brain:

TROUT

TROUT

LET IT ALL OUT

THESE ARE THE FISH I CAN DO WITHOUT

SALMON

I’M TALKING TO YOU

SALMON

me: cool never mind

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i find it impossible to get any sorta work done on the train when it's raining/snowing because i spend most of the ride somberly looking out the window like i'm in a teen movie where my parents forced me to move from a big city to the countryside during my last year of high school

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

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