It's the third Thursday of November, which means it's . A message from Audrey Azoulay (Dir. General of UNESCO) talks about how practising philosophy equips & enables us for understanding & synthesizing knowledge, perceiving meaning & principle, exchanging views, and more. Read it here and UNESCO's page is here

I was confident in my ability to exit Vim until I tried on my phone with no escape key.

I like teaching. Today I think I got someone to see why \(\{\psi_1, \ldots \psi_n\} \vDash \phi\) iff \(\psi_1 \land \ldots \land \psi_n \rightarrow \phi\) is a tautology and it may have been the first time they understood a fact like that.

lmao I think that you guys would benefit from this:

Software project that "Returns [the] latest research results by crawling arxiv papers and summarizing abstracts. Helps you stay afloat with so many new papers everyday."

@okf Is it Conceal from which makes, e.g., \(\land\) appear when editing a markdown file with Vim? Would it be easy (for me) to add support for \(\lnot\), \(\langle,\rangle\)?

Hey, qualitative researchers! Try out the first release of this *FREE* and *OPEN SOURCE* qualitative research tool, Taguette!

This is the first ever release of Taguette and dev is ongoing. You can read more: & look at the roadmap:

Installers for macOS and Windows are here: and so are installation instructions for folks on Linux!

First annoyance: has stopped working. I get this error:

Error occurred during initialization of boot layer
java.lang.module.FindException: Module not found

I have upgraded to 18.10. I think that this is my first time not using a LTS release.

Several of my students think that a sentence of the form 'A is sufficient for B' can be true when A is true and B is false. I've been trying to convince them that there is at least a reading where if A is true then B must be, and so that we can represent it as \(P \rightarrow Q\).

Looking for chapter authors for some parts of an Introduction to open textbook I'm helping to edit. Also looking for editor for Aesthetics section. Open textbook is free of cost, licensed to allow re-use (CC BY). This is a volunteer activity; we have no money, sadly, but a lot of enthusiasm!


I wrote a small write-up about the e-ink computer/digital typewriter I made 4 months ago.

My colleague told me today about this nice looking open book on inductive logic and probability:

Does anyone know anything about Publons, the system for getting credit for doing reviews? Is it another rapacious capitalist system for monetizing free labor, or is it ok?

Trying to connect to some blind linux users to talk about accessibility, please boost

I had a good time. I didn't know Bob Hale personally but it's clear that the people who did admired him greatly.

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Anyone know any good resources that focus on taking a broad view about security and privacy of android devices?

I know about

anything else?


Anybody know of any scholarly journals operating completely, or even just conducting peer review, on Reddit?

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We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

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