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again? :)
I'm into: & evidence-based , I'm either or depending on what we're discussing. Politically fluid but leaning .
I work on & at Scrapinghub. I like , , & .
Trained in (yay !), spent years at & in a home lab. I miss it.
Currently experimenting with invertebrate , , & evidence-based .

"the suffix '-mancy' means 'divination'. so really, necromancy should be about using death to gain arcane knowledge"
"so the reason my zombies are malnourished, unsleeping, repulsive, and obsessed with brains is..."
"because you've raised an army of nerds"

#psa You should probably stop using as a search engine.

#Startpage appears to have sold out to a company called "System1" who are a "pay-per-click behavioral ad company"

Please boost for exposure.

"before money there was only barter" 

I still can't get over how good a motto "anything worth doing is worth doing poorly" is when you're suffering from executive dysfunction or physical disabilities

Like, of course it's awesome to thoroughly clean your place once a week or biweekly but if the mere thought of it is causing you to break down, vacuuming for five minutes is so much more than doing nothing

It's the best piece of advice I got in what feels like forever

i took the day off work and drove around to every single GameStop, handing one employee a list of the games i wanted while another processed the trade-ins

i preordered a game at every single store to help the metrics of the employees who helped me (and to end the occasional “why are you buying the same games you’re trading in” questions)

by the end of the day i had around $1900 in GameStop credit and the next day i was permanently banned from ever trading in a game at GameStop again

did i ever tell y’all about the time i found out that like

several dozen random Nintendo games traded in at GameStop for substantially more than they sold for used?

Another Turkish Airlines Gate in #Germany is being blocked. This time in #Berlin!

As long as the war is still continuing, Afrin is still occupied, and #Turkey is still fascist, our resistance will continue!

saying "kill two birds with one stone"
-encourages animal cruelty
-dead birds

saying "feed two birds with one scone"
-socially conscious
-forward-thinking and encouraging of life
-hap birb

When people use the term snowflake unironically, just remember they're quoting Fight Club, a satire written by a gay man about how male fragility causes men to destroy themselves, resent society and become radicalized. and that Tyler Durden isnt the hero but a personification of the main character's deep insecurities, and that his snowflake speech is a dig at how fascists use dehumanizing language to breed loyalty from insecure people.

I'm highly amused by software developers arguing that capitalism is more efficient than communism while primarily relying on open source software that outcompeted proprietary options.

@drwho Possibly of interest, as you were the one that put me onto Huginn and convinced me to finally commit to it :)

My custom agent finally works! :)
huginn_pubmed fetches a regular feed of up-to-date research based on pubmed queries, using the NCBI Eutils API, and incorporates a basic mechanism for avoiding re-emitting 'previously seen' research.
It was developed to replace an 8-agent scenario, and should be faster and more efficient. It was also a good first problem to learn .
Beta testers welcome:

Request for Solidarity 

This is soooooo good!!

From Cynthia Stohl and @GeorgeCheney 's paper "Participatory Processes/ Paradoxical Practices"

The seven paradoxes of participation:

RMS pulls a serious power move (read: dick move), unilaterally appointing a maintainer to Guile without consulting the other co-maintainers or community, because the current co-maintainers disagree with him on governance

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