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* Quantitative research methods and statistics
* Accessing scientific articles from paywalled journals
* Frank discussion of mental health, specifically including bipolar disorder and anxiety disorders
* D/s relationships and select other kinky stuff
* Polyam relationships, specifically with D/s
* To-do-list management strategies

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, take note. After a suggestion from @jake , I have set up a LiberaPay account to subsidize book club participants who might not otherwise be able to read a selection due to costs.

I've seeded the donations, but please consider contributing so that more people can enjoy the club.

en.liberapay.com/Mastodon_SFFB

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I'm Naga. A statistical consultant by training and trade, but more here for general social interaction, especially geeky, sometimes sexy/kinky, and occasionally left-wing political. Oh, and new-dad stuff. Dragonlet is my toddler, Jalan is my wife.

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Really instead of "soft science" those fields should be called "harder science"

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@naga also they have a section in the book that specifically says you should expand your horizons and play as a non-cishet white character as much as you can and has a system where if something is too intense or triggering to someone, they can touch a card and the scene stops immediately no questions asked. They also encourage talking about boundaries ahead of time so the GM knows where the lines are as well. SO even if you don't play the game, they 1000% deserve your money.

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As if you needed any more impetuous to migrate away from ELS products...Mendeley encrypts users' database after Zotero provides an importer: zotero.org/support/kb/mendeley

> Mendeley 1.19 and later have begun encrypting the local database, making it unreadable by Zotero and other standard database tools. Elsevier made this change a few months after Zotero publicly announced work on an importer

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Yeah, even if adding hashtags to my bio would increase the number of people seeing my writing, the last thing I want to do in this world is have a bunch of them in my bio like some kind of SEO min-maxing crap. Personally I find it a big turnoff to see bios that are nothing but a list of tags, and I doubt I'm alone in that.

Sorry, Eugen/Mastodon. Get back to me when you can maybe enter them into a separate text field or something. Until then, the directory feature isn't very practical for me.

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Wrote this description of “plow plug” up for a friend who lives in the not-snow-areas and wanted to share.

Okay, so.
you get 4" of snow.

The plow comes and pushes all the road snow to the sides of the road, i.e., your driveway.

you get 4 more inches of snow.

The plow repeats.

So your driveway is generally full of 8" of soft fluffy stuff.

And then the last foot of your driveway to 18" or so wide

Is full of half the road of dense packed snow, taller than your fluffy stuff by like 1/4.

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I ofen think about the time we visited a nature centre and a terrapin walked into the gift shop & pissed on the floor. I just heard someone yell in disgust, then I saw them stamp out of the shop holding the turtle in both hands like a pizza box & lob it into the pond

mainly I think about my suspicion that the turtle does this regularly

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“Louisiana is America’s answer to Guatemala. Our legal system is a joke. Our legislature is a mental asylum. How’d you like to spend a few days in our parish prison?”

— The New Iberia Blues (James Lee Burke)

#books

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@Nezchan Jalan, knowing I was reading this off Mastodon: "There's only one way that could go." :D

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Am I against homosexuals?

Yeah, I'd love to be against a homosexual right now.

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Do I know any trans or enby lyricists who have pieces they'd like me to set to music?

I'd really like to write something for the choir I'm in, but words do not come to me as easily as notes.
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I made this for someone specific but I thought I'd share it with the entire class.

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TODAY IN TERRIBLE UX CHOICES:

this form needs my phone number, and only wants numbers, not parentheses or hyphens or anything, fine

but

the field where i'm supposed to enter it

is a numbers field

with an up and a down arrow to click thru the integers

STARTING AT 1 AND GOING INTO THE BILLIONS

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