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How do I search through my toots for a particular toot without downloading my archive and grepping through it? πŸ™ˆ

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Life hack:

Academic papers are written by human beings who want their work to be read; and these people actually pay to be published in those journals. the journals do not pay them. And all journal licensing deals stipulate that the original author retains the right to share their own research.

So 99% of the time if you email the author of an academic paper and ask for the PDF, they will gladly and excitedly give it to you for free over email.

Today I joined r/BuyItForLife, a reddit sub for "practical, durable and quality made products that are made to last."

Because we can't (yet) get everything & to hell with

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Essential extensions for online reading:

Bypass Paywalls (removes paywalls from news sites)

Medium Unlimited (removes paywalls from Medium)

Make Medium Readable Again (removes nagware from Medium)

View on Sci-Hub (redirects paywalled journal articles to the same paper on Sci-Hub)

I keep finding studies (especially medical ones in NCBI/NIH) that have no control tests.

What's with that? How are you meant to compare treatment x vs y without factoring in the natural healing process of the body?

Stainless steel and brass are the only good alloys.

Fight me if you think otherwise.

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@aidalgol @douginamug Yeah, I think we just need to realise that we're anthropromophising corporations to an unhealthy extent. We should treat them like the enemies of the planet that they have proven themselves to be.

If you're at a meeting, and things get chaotic, and you end with a lot of meta-discussion about not-about-what-you-were-meeting-for, then you have lost a Coordination Game!

Thoughts about federation...

Assume 'a federation' is a voluntary collective that helps its members to cooperate.

Countries that speak the same language aren't automatically members of a federation.

Similarly, not all users of are a voluntary collective, as we see with instance blocking.

In fact, federations could only form from instances, never from protocols (although protocol affects instance)

So really, being on Mastodon just makes you 'federatable'...

Is there any way to move the 'expanded toot panel' location from the right end to beside the 'compose panel' on the left?

(Using mastodon in Firefox on laptop)

"The effect of Higher Education on graduates’ attitudes: Secondary Analysis of the British Social Attitudes Survey"

⬆️ Educational achievement correlated with:
⬇️ sexism, natalism, nationalism
⬆️ favorability to immigration
⬆️ concern for environment
⬆️ entrepreneurship
⬆️⬆️ political interest/engagement

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@eweish its true the only thing that counts for your worth as a decent person is yelling about how woke you are on-line, actually doing things is a sucker's game

'All Equal'

"Here comes the raid
Don't be afraid
Tear gas grenade
can't stop this parade

Down on the streets
Is the sound of the people
Each one is different
but we are all equal"


Dubioza Kolektiv make some toe-tapping, fiery tunes... and put them all up for free on their website! Check em ouuuut!

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This is a useful way to see how the different protocols of the #Fediverse and #Federation interact and which software uses which.

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What if most effective ways to tackle climate change will require to pass some of the costs to ordinary people, increasing income inequality?

What if we have to choose between tackling climate change and tackling economic inequality?

This is not a provocation, I'm genuinely concerned about this.

Wish I was wrong but I'm concerned that we cant tax big corporate polluters without them passing at least some of the costs to ordinary people.

Who else here lives in ?

I don't necessarily mean a mountain-top ecovillage communeβ€”although those count too! Just any setup where adults who are not romantically engaged live together voluntarily in the same building.

🏑 🀠 🏚️ πŸ€“ πŸŽͺ 🀑 🏘️ 🧐 πŸŒ‡

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