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 

That paper I submitted in September and have been revising forever... it's accepted! I don't ever have to touch it ever again!

Advice request, rejection 

Details: I am part of a relatively new education program for trans youth in STEM. We have a poster which we've been presenting at academic conferences in various STEM fields which have an "education" category. Our program is the first of its kind and we think it's important to spread information about what we're doing. Reception so far has been overwhelmingly positive. We were accepted at two conferences but just rejected at one, which caught us by surprise.

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Advice request, rejection 

Advice please! Is it considered appropriate or common to appeal a rejection if you submitted an education poster for presentation at a STEM conference?

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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

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 

I really, really need this article draft to be out of my hands forever. I've done so many revisions of it by now and I feel like I'm so far behind on getting it re-submitted that it's making me anxious and exhausted every time I look at it. Please let this be the last time, please.

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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!









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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