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TIL The Romans thought drinking a lot of milk was something only barbarians did

atlasobscura.com/articles/hist

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[The Romans often commented on the inferiority of other cultures, and they took excessive milk drinking as evidence of barbarism. Similarly, butter was a useful ointment for burns; it was not a suitable food. As Pliny the Elder bluntly put it, butter is “the choicest food among barbarian tribes.”]

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(this toot brought to you by spending all day optimizing nearest neighbors lookups in an attempt to maintain fps and then finding out that the more sizable slowdown was happening in the svg->vectors function)

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@lauraritchie Lovely text! Although online friendship can be real, you also need a place where you belong, among "real" people. That is what I lack, due to many things. Doing a PhD for six years and a divorce are two of them.

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Good evening, everyone!

Most of the week is behind us now! REJOICE!

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Research assistant/student in the Cambridge area. Focussed on mycoremediation and PAH at the moment. Ancom, likes degrowth, trans.

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First post! Hello! I am an assistant professor of computer science at Austin Peay State University. Glad to see everyone.

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a purchasing co-op to get gamers video cards at a discount by buying and disassembling mining rigs on craigslist

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Helooo,
I am a researcher in solar energy materials ( at present perovskites). Renewables are a necessity..isn't it ?
Other than that I love thinking about random stuff, watching movies, fixing stuff, travelling..etc
I use and advocate GNU/Linux and free software.
I follow socialism, marxism, openscience movements.

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It is when I don't have my children in the house that I realise how few friends I have and how lonely I am.

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@wdmonte we’re triumphantly chomping Swedish fish candies en famille (one of our children is a strict veggie and so often is left out of enjoying gummy sweets- but not tonight!)

My mood today: incognito zombito crunching fritos and cheetos instead of brains.

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Vacation time! Spending the weekend in San Diego 🏖️✨

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Social media mocks Trump's Nobel prize after he cancels North Korea summit: "Give him the Nobel Participation Prize… https://t.co/hpXlBMm0j1
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Recognizing this, universities should do more to prevent exclusionary stratification within their walls. Remedial academic assistance not just tuition assistance. No “work study” programs that just damage the grades of those students who need to make ends meet. No self-selecting “greek” societies. Mandatory on-campus residence for first two years. Mandatory internship placement program. Etc

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Welp. Even after multiple hours working on this, I can't figure out why Xorg won't work on my Alpine VM. I suck at this :c

Anyway, I have to wake up early tomorrow, so that'll be all for me.

Goodnight friends! :3

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Scholar Social is meant 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.

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