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I have IceCat on my phone because it also seemed like the easy option.

I use because it's the default. Should I (i) care more, or (ii) use a different browser?

Are there companies out there that develop open source software for governments and public institutions?

I feel like there should be some, as governments typically require some guarantees, support, project managers, etc. I imagine that those companies would be #coops allocating the work to members.

I have two sets of teaching evaluations, with scores on a five-point scale and student comments. How should I present them? Scores and all the comments? Selected positive comments?

One thing that occurs to me is that while I think the scores are good, I don't have access to any comparisons.

I listened to this today:

It reminded me of the steps in the Mexico City metro, at Hidalgo if I recall correctly, that are piano keys which play a tune as one walks on them. That was definitely awesome city design, in the sense used in the podcast.

Hey everyone! For a philosophy essay, I'm conducting a short survey. I estimate it takes about 2 to 3 minutes. It'd help me a lot if you could participate and/or boost this tweet.

Here is the link:

Thank you! :)

Thanks to the #FDroid community, Fairphone is now the first phone manufacturer that offers a phone and an operating system that supports auto-updating of your open-source apps.

Read the blog here:

i'm currently at undergraduate level mathematics but i'm looking for resources to strengthen my grip on the subject. I think maths is really fun and I'd like to study it more. Do you guys have any ideas as how i might further my maths skills in my spare time. For example I'd lioe to know proofs. Im thinking of taking Computer Mathematics in University when I finish College in a year. thanks in advance!

A nice new resource for philosophers: The #Philosophy Paperboy | Stay updated on the latest #Papers

So I just released the first version of a new project aiming to make academic articles freely available. I'd love to hear what you think!

Here's the announcement post:

Anyone know where I can get an All Computers Are Broken laptop sticker? I can only find t-shirts.

I was at a party last night where someone told me that I look like Michel Foucault.

I would like to learn more programming.

I took an intro to programming course in a computer science department where I learnt some Python. I really enjoyed it.

Should I just pick a project and dive in? Using a different language? How do I choose?

Anyone have recommendations for a good intro to modern philosophy of science?

Thinking of reading one Oxford VSI a month for 2018, already have the Socialism and Communism titles, what should I order next?

@ipt looks good too.

Now I can write text, insert footnotes and citations, and turn it into a PDF. That's probably all a philosopher ought to want.

Anyone have a good Mac workflow for managing multiple current research projects (pdfs, docs, notes, markdown, code, graphics, opml, snippets, todos/reminders)?

Considering Devonthink Pro + Hazel

With some help from @ipt I've set up and

This looks like a nice set up for writing: cite keys complete from the bibliography I export from .

I brought back too because I have a few files.

I've installed with a clean config file. So far the only thing I've wanted to add back is UK English spelling for markdown files, and recognising .md as markdown.

I will need to look into adding references before I can write papers with it.

I currently export from Zotero to Biblatex with and insert citations with

Maybe I can streamline that a bit?

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Scholar Social

Federated microblogging for academics

Scholar Social is a microblogging platform for researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.

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.

"An academic microblog that you can be proud to put on the last slide of a presentation at a conference"

"Official" monthly journal club!

(Participation is, of course, optional)

Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.

Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.

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