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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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people who have fetishes that are so far removed from the standard definitions of sexuality that they can safely be uploaded to youtube are :queer_valid: as frick

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homo sapiens sapiens sapiens sapiens no really this time sapiens goddamnit sapiens could you please just sapiens sapiens SUDO SAPIENS jfc please just sapiens

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Raven Tower has great world building and narration, but the plot seemed a bit underdeveloped.

I'm still very happy to have read it, though – a fantasy book from the perspective of a deity is very Ann Leckie, who continues to be amazing at writing non-human characters, and letting her readers fill in all the human characters from clues the non-human protagonist/narrator doesn't quite understand. A good concept, and it translates very well from scifi to fantasy. #amReading #ravenTower

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@gannet Just checking in--haven't seen you around in awhile. Hope everything's ok.

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best books of 2018 list, NYT Show more

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Hey, people of Mastodon! One of my friends just failed a class (after working her ass off to pass it). She's feeling pretty low, and wondering what's going to be open to her now. I've reassured her that failure is not the end of the world, because I failed, but I'm not sure she believes me.

If you've ever failed at something, big or small, only to succeed later, would you mind sharing your story? I want to show her it's okay.

Boosts welcomed. Thank you!

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It turns out ifelse in R doesn't work with vectors.

Everything in R is a vector.

Someone raised a bug. "Working as intended"

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*fantasy protagonist voice* im jothel haringbow, and i must wield the sword of my ancestors to drive out the evil from this land

me, a dragon, also in this story: that sounds boring. want to work out the details of the magic system in this universe and paint each others nails?

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Do I know anyone in Eugene, Oregon?

I am apartment/room share hunting there but I have to move on the 31st.

I am looking for a place to rest my head until I find something permanent

Boosts welcome

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@julia History Is Gay, and Stuff You Missed In History Class are both good & fun

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Hi you should all understand how excited I am about this:

"The character creator, which players get to use twice – once at the start to define your human aspects and then a second time later in the game to flesh out your vampire – goes way beyond basic male and female models. Body type, gender pronouns, employment history and fashion can all be toyed with for a very modular build."

SEPARATELY DEFINING BODY TYPE AND PRONOUNS, Y'ALL

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Voting is open for the Fediverse April selection.

Vote for as many as you like. Books that get at least 3 votes but don't win will come back in future polls.

The poll will be open through the 31st.

As always, we have funds to help people access the book if they need assistance.

doodle.com/poll/5zt4rg24ykugqx

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DS9 dialogue Show more

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feature idea: "mute conversation" but for your home timeline not just your notifications

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Oh, right! I promised a coworker I would ask around.

If anyone is looking for a cat and you live in the #NoVA area, she knows of a 9-year-old kitty whose owner just entered hospice who needs a home. It would need to be an only cat, that's the only caveat (cat-veat?).

I don't have pictures, but I'm sure I can get some. #cats

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