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Coincidence? Or divine intervention? 😂

That said, I have been thoroughly enjoying the posts by @unusualbot this week. It is articles, feels like a satire, but true... because citations!

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Hey everyone! I juggle roles being a Postdoc at MISU (Stockholm University), research software developer, blogger and a person. Scientifically, I am trained in , fresh out of PhD a few months ago. I study geophysical flows and turbulence.

I also maintain a:
- Personal alt: @ashwinvis
- Website:

In the first update for 16 years, the guideline limit for the most damaging pollution – tiny particles from burning fossil fuels – has been halved

#AirPollution #WHO

PSA by @davidrevoy on Twitter:

"David REVOY @davidrevoy

Do not buy NFT made with my art.
Do not make NFT with my Creative-Commons artworks.
If you respect my art, remember and apply this.

Here is my article about what just happened:

#NFT #NFTCommunity"

As some may know, I work on historical climate data. Quite often we have to hide the work we do in bigger proposals that solve some practical problems. (I also got funding from general programs.)

So I am really happy that Belgium has a program where the aim is to get the foundation right, rather than to produce something that can be published in Nature.

Only Belgian federal institutions can apply, but I am posting hoping more countries will follow.

The existence of pet peeves implies the existence of wild peeves

Regular reminder that polls on fediverse have huge sampling errors and probably will tell you more about the fediverse, the poll and your network than whatever you're polling about.

A countdown is quite an impact and I am thinking of having a banner at my website. I found two:

Another option is an interactive plot showing how the 1.5 degree threshold would have reached in 2040s if we acted earlier, but now it is ~2030.

Hi there, person! Are you considering getting a PhD? Are you in the US?

I just want you to be aware, because you might not know, that depending on your field there might be another country where you not only don't pay tuition for it, you could even get a salary.

I'm not saying it's trivial to get in, that it has the same status as wherever you're considering, or that it's easy for you personally to move to another country, just ... you don't have to assume that paying for the privilege of doing research for a university is a given.

Hope this helps.

Today I realized that when Americans say tinfoil, they mean aluminium foil. Such an elementary mistake!

> Tin foil was superseded after World War II by cheaper and more durable aluminium foil, which is still referred to as "tin foil" in many regions (an example of a misnomer).

Thinking about how the whole idea of “alpha male” wolves is a myth, based off behaviour only exhibited in captivity. Also thinking about how capitalism & colonialism are effectively systems of captors and captives.

When not in captivity, violent struggles between wolves for dominance are rare or non existent. Meanwhile, the majority of people live in some kind of captivity. How does this change our behaviour? What would we be like if the majority were instead free?

home computing pioneer death 

Clive Sinclair's gone, at 81:

"Sir Clive Sinclair, the inventor and entrepreneur who was instrumental in bringing home computers to the masses, has died at the age of 81.

His daughter, Belinda, said he died at home in London on Thursday morning after a long illness. Sinclair invented the pocket calculator but was best known for popularising the home computer, bringing it to British high-street stores at relatively affordable prices.

Many modern-day titans of the games industry got their start on one of his ZX models."

It is great to see young people campaigning hard to fight , but disheartening how they see the future.

One reason that the future looks so bleak is the impression that no progress has been made. An early indicator of success is the coal sector hurting like a dog.

"Most plans for new plants scrapped since . Report by climate groups found more than three-quarters of projects were discarded after the deal was signed"

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