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Does any other species have some sensory equipment that humans don't?

so 2 days left before my short session class begins and I wanted to ask a question: if you use a laptop/mac or a tablet/ipad, what are your favorite note-taking apps? I've been using OneNote and while I love it for the organization, exporting it is a MESS sometimes. hell, even printing notes can be a hassle sometimes.

@vidyasagar in literature I think it’s “That’s open to interpretation.”

What are the technical terms, in your field, for 'dunno'?
In astronomy there's 'unmodelled second order effects'
In medicine there's 'idoeopathic'
In archeology/anthropology there's 'ritual purposes'
How do you professionally term 'we haven't got a clue'?

compilation of ridiculous quotes from my astro prof 

A few personal favorites:
“Watch out for theorists, the have very few morals”
“So you have a big D, but do you have lambda?”
“And then you die or whatever”

@JamieEllison have you read the diary of a space zucchini from NASA? It’s a short read but very worth it from both an entertainment and science pov !

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.

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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.

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