For anyone wanting to get started contributing to #opensource software here is a good place to start! Particularly (but not exclusively) for geoscientists.

📣 Help wanted: Proof-reading/feedback on new Boule documentation.

#geophysics #geoscience #earthscience #python

There is this conference "Semantic Web in Libraries"(SWIB) which I am involved in organizing. Each year, there's a great bunch of people meeting.

You have something interesting to share about #LinkedData in libraries or related institutions? Or have some ideas on how libraries could contribute more to the growth and maintenance of the Fediverse?

Please consider a submission (which is only an abstract). The deadline has just been extended to 11 July 2022:

Sky News Australia is a global hub for climate misinformation, report says

"a small but dedicated community of actors boast disproportionate reach and engagement across social media, reaching millions of people worldwide and bolstered by legacy print, broadcast and radio outlets. ...

More broadly, the report said that climate change denial and attacks on renewables often coexisted with anti-trans and anti-lockdown sentiments, as well as misinformation on the pandemic.”

I'm bad at months. Presentation submissions open tomorrow!!


You do not have to be on Scholar to present! It's a fedi-wide event.

And for balance* 🤡 an article on Guy McPherson.

"In many ways, McPherson is a photo-negative of the self-proclaimed “climate skeptics” who reject the conclusions of climate science. He may be advocating the opposite conclusion, but he argues his case in the same way."

I was just shocked to see YouTube recommending one of his videos.

* Balance is a destructive idea, I like my news to be objective.
Balance: A says it rains, B says not.
Objective: I looked out the window.

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Warming of Earth’s surface and oceans continues apace, contrary to claims in blog

The Fediverse is such a serene rational island that I hate to bring the madness of Twitter into it, but as part of the fact-checking group we just reviewed an exceptionally misleading blog post.

It is really nice to do such reviews with knowledgeable colleagues rather than on your own. ClimateFeedback even contacted the author of the article which was abused as "evidence".

Has the ‘great resignation’ hit academia? "exits threaten progress on diversity, equity and inclusivity ... The overwhelming narrative is that people are happier once they leave academia."

For the @OpenScienceFeed I regularly find interesting articles about science, which are not really Open Science.

Here the American Geophysical Union reports that submissions during the pandemic went up and that the percentage of women submitting stayed about the same.

This does not have to mean scientific productivity went up. It could be people finally writing up the work they had done before because writing is relatively easily to do at home.

"Here we show that human-induced change increased the 3-hourly rates and extreme 3-day accumulated rainfall amounts during the full 2020 season for observed storms that are at least tropical storm strength (>18 m/s) by 10 and 5%, respectively. When focusing on hurricane strength storms (>33 m/s), extreme 3-hourly rainfall rates and extreme 3-day accumulated rainfall amounts increase by 11 and 8%, respectively."

If you’re going to have code run for a long time and then write results to disk (e.g., for a simulation), it’s ALWAYS worth the effort to have it write as it goes rather than waiting ‘till the end. I don’t know if I’ll ever learn this lesson, but I hope somebody does.

5th Arctic Metrology Workshop, held on 8 and 9 June 2022 as a free online event.

"The series of “International Arctic Metrology Workshops” has been established to facilitate the cooperation between the international metrology community and the researchers operating in the Arctic. The key topics are focusing on improving data quality through instrument calibration and uncertainty evaluation, including ad hoc infrastructures, laboratories and projects."

Hello! I'm History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis, an academic journal dedicated to the history of philosophy. The motto of journal is "The history of philosophy should not only be honored as historical documents, but first and foremost be taken seriously from a philosophical point of view."
The journal has been published since 1998; since moving, in 2020, to Brill Publishers, the journal appears twice per year.

I think I missed posting an #introduction when I signed up here previously so... I'm a #librarian at Concordia University in Montreal. I like thinking about intellectual liberty (often in a digital context), the ethical care of information, knowledge, culture, and what we do for societies over a very long time.

Outside of my professional life, I write (novels/poems), invented a game, etc. Errant hallway wanderer.

Hey, I'm Thorbjörn, an specialised in .
Currently located in , but looking for option across .
Bare with me while I figure everything out. You can still find me on the Big Bird @volephd.

I'm Sebastian, a (sometimes also an person) at Stuttgart University. I work on , , , and some .

Here's a link to my latest paper:
"Word order typology in Multilingual BERT: A case study in subordinate clause detection".

mathjax, github markdown 

Holy cow, it's full client-side MathJax.

Years ago when I was managing the MathJax project, github kept saying "client-side is a no go", they even built their own crappy server-side rendering (which never launched).

What a success for MathJax.

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