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Fun fact:

English has three sets of words that communicate "this place" : "that place" : "what place". Each meaning can be paired with one of three prepositions ("in", "to", and "from") to form a specialized locative word:

"in" - here : there : where
"to" - hither : thither : whither
"from" - hence : thence : whence

So "here" means "in this place"; "thither" means "to that place"; "whence" means "from what place"; etc.

question for everyone: what's the most frightening thing you've ever found on arXiv? bonus points: what's the most frightening thing you've seen actually make it into a journal?

@velartrill

> what's the most frightening thing you've seen actually make it into a journal?

A blog post of mine, without my knowledge or consent; and with another person's name on it

and yes, science is a "creative profession"; don't let anybody tell you otherwise! problem-solving requires creativity, and scientists sure do a lot of problem-solving.

in behavioral science specifically, we're always developing new ideas of how unseen constructs govern our daily lives, as well as new ways to test those constructs. creativity is essential for that.

Reminder to all scholar.social users: Your worth is not determined by whatever you got done or didn't get done this week

After #cofe I thought I'd just take a peek into the book store I usually go to.

It might have been a bad idea, because now I have 6 books and need to do some explaining...

Do you guys realize there’s a planet in our solar system entirely inhabited by robots?

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

@jorge newsblur. I've always been very happy with it.

@vidyasagar @jorge where do I host elfeed? On my home server, to which I connect remotely via SSH.

I've read that some folks sync their elfeed state across multiple machines by putting ~/.elfeed/ under git and then pulling as necessary, but I only use that setup for backup purposes; SSH suffices for me.

Oh, and I set up a cron job to update it on a fixed schedule, and installed a hook that uses DoIt to spawn tabs in my Firefox instance on Windows.

Mastodon, can we play a game?

You describe an animal badly, and I draw exactly what you described.

(Do not tell me what the animal is. I will not try to guess. Please tell me AFTER I finish the drawing.)

Attached is a blue whale as my 6yo son described it. Want more? Reply with a description of your own!

Please boost!

I sat down to write an SoP for grad admissions. I tried forced freeflow at themostdangerouswritingapp.com and this is what i wrote instead.

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