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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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More details about direct action at UNC, US pol, + Show more

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I'm glad these racist confederate statues are finally getting toppled one after the other.

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As for the #fantasy list at #goodreads goodreads.com/blog/show/1344, the #readinglist update looks thus:

➕​ Promise of Blood, Emperor's Blades, The Golem and the Jinni, Tigana
⬆️​ Darker Shade of Magic, Blood Song, Riftwar/Magician: Apprentice, Pawn of Prophecy, Eye of the World, Night Circus, Song of Achilles

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Hey #linguists: I've gotten a request for info about James Gleick's "The Information"; specifically whether or not it's full of shit. I've never heard of it, and all the reviews I can find are from newspapers. What do y'all know?
#linguistics @gretchenmcc

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Do you like #DnD?

Do you create your own stuff, whether for your own table or to share on the DM's Guild?

Would you like a game designer's eye to give it a look before you call it finished?

Hit me up and I'll help you make your designs the best they can be!

(Boosts appreciated too!)

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N.K. Jemisin has won ANOTHER Hugo, making her the first author to win three in a row. Got damn.

io9.gizmodo.com/n-k-jemisin-ma

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Can you lick science ?
Chemistery : NO !!! DON'T !!!
Geology : sometimes needed, sometimes dangerous
Physics : WTF !!! How ???
Psycology : Best not
Zoology : In Zoology, science licks you
Computer science : the tingle of electricity on your tongue is how you know it's working
Software engineering : Noting else has made the code work so you might as well try
Astronomy : look, if you dedication is to lick Uranus is to get what it take humankind to on other planet, then so be it.

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Oh dear, #goodreads has declared a Scifi/Fantasy week. Here goes my #readinglist. From the top scifi list at goodreads.com/blog/show/1343-t (which may be interesting to #sffbookclub, too).

➕​ Cloud Atlas, Dark Matter, Contact
⬆️​ Hyperion, Foundation, Doomsday Book, Nexus, Long Way to a Small Angry Planet, Martian Chronicles, Moon is a Harsh Mistress, The Sparrow, Wool

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Though I put the book on hold at the library today.

Only one episode left of *cries*

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I look up at the night sky.
"That's a pretty universe, God. You are wearing it well."
"Thanks," I hear in a faint whisper, "it has pockets."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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@naga It is a trifecta for Broken Earth! NKJemisin's acceptance speech was great, too!

Highlight: "To those that say that I do not belong on this stage, that I could not have possibly earned such an honor, and that when THEY win, it's meritocracy, but when WE win, it's identity politics – I get to smile at those people, and lift a massive, shining, rocket-shaped finger in their direction."

(Shortened a bit, watch her yourself here: youtube.com/watch?v=8lFybhRxoV) #hugos #amReading #sffbookclub

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I think one of my favorite things about my home feed on Wandering Shop is all the microfiction.

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absolutely fucking abolish application forms what is even the POINT of CVs in 2018 when you are just going to make me type that shit out just uniquely enough for your precious organisation anyway

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I'm here to Drink Juice and Be Productive and I'm all out of motivation tbh so I'm just gonna drink the juice

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