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student in one area of , forever trying to understand all of it. spectator.
also posts about , I find,
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I started my to put some actual everyday science in the fediverse tag, drown out the current majority in the tag who are just using it on their political opinions. please join me, simply put whatever as appropriate on your science content posts.

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the anti-trans narrative, especially the one about teenagers, is really proliferating. I'm gonna have to start stating the obvious daily.

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"When children attend schools that place a greater value on discipline and security than on knowledge and intellectual development, they are attending prep schools for prison."

- #AngelaDavis

#prison #inequality #racism #BlackLivesMatter #BLM

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salty about people claiming "carbon neutral" campuses when all that's neutral is the energy being used to run the buildings day to day. nothing about the daily activities inside, the sunk carbon costs of the buildings themselves, maintenance on them, the food served in them, or vehicles going around between them, to name a few things i'd like to harp on.
grr do better

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PL politics, women's rights, PLEASE boost 

The Constitutional Court of Poland (which includes illegally appointed judges) just made a ruling regarding abortion law.

Abortion in PL is now illegal for p. much ANY reason. Women will be forced to give birth not just to children that result from rape. It'll actually be illegal to abort a foetus without lungs or a brain. No, this is not an exaggeration.

This is a EU country in 2020. Difficult to imagine, right?

Please boost to make this widely known.

I don't need "Quantum Field Theory for the Gifted Amateur", I need quantum field theory for the untalented pedant

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Just so folks know - academics don't get paid for journals or any publication except books that They are the first name author of, and occasionally if there are graphs and whatnot you have to pay for those to be included (more likely in STEM)

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Weirdos, here's the truth. I have no idea how you all are holding it together right now. But I am proud of, impressed by, and inspired by the ways you continue to show care and concern.

Y'all are great, and give me hope.

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Remember when Facebook and Google waged cruel warfare against their users with their "Real Names" policy that unilaterally declared what a name was (and was not)?

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nymwars

They were carrying on the work of the Global War on Terror. After 9/11, the world saw waves of official name-change requests.

The requesters weren't changing their names: they were preserving them.

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anyone have access to _The sign of the cannibal: Melville and the making of a postcolonial reader_ by geoffrey sanborn as a pdf/epub? (looks like it might be only available as a print book? i can access it as an ebook but can't download it and would ideally like to be able to)

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This is magic, I'm astonished ...

#Browsh a fully-modern text-based browser. It renders anything that a modern browser can; #HTML5 , #CSS3 , #JS, video and even #WebGL .

Wouldn't use it in a daily basis though, at least not over more traditional options like w3m and lynx but still, it's a technical achievement I can't recommend more

brow.sh/

#internet #browser #terminal #commandline #w3m #lynx #firefox #html

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@coldwave If you know the editors, I guess MDPI journals can be okay. They do publish quite a bit of rubbish & the publisher does not seem to find it important to fix such problems. variable-variability.blogspot.

"a paper in the MDPI journal Life solving the puzzle of the origin and evolution of cellular life in the universe led several editors to resign, but not to its retraction. That such a paper can be published is unbelievable. I do encourage people to read this article, it is enormously funny."

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your irrational fear of putting your information into a computer is now gone. It has been replaced by a very rational fact-based fear of putting your information into a computer.

what's with MDPI and their journals for anything, anyway? mdpi.com/about/journals
Not sure how good the quality control is but I love it actually, just open enough to get some out-there ideas in 'Entropy' occasionally.

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US climate survival 

We're doing research on what cities we might want to move to as we change jobs. We found this article mapping data on the impact of global warming as it transforms the human climate niche in the United States through 2070.

projects.propublica.org/climat

It also has a sortable table of the compound climate risk to every county in the US along six categories over the next 20-40 years (heat, wet bulb temp limit, farm crop yields, sea level rise, very large fires, economic damage).

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Today I was reminded that Trunk exists.

If you're looking for more people on the fediverse with whom you share common interests, this is a good resource. The only names on here are of people who opted in and requested it.

communitywiki.org/trunk

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Subtoot, give kids rights 

Parents are inherently authoritarian because it's an ageist hierarchical institution

I mean, it's true

I know giving children rights and actually caring about their consent rather than assuming that children should be treated nonconsensually until they turn 18 seems incredibly radical to some people, but like, no for real

Fucking give kids rights, stop treating them like property. Allow them to choose their caregivers

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