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thank you back to everyone wishing Remi and I well after our marriage!! There are so many of you and we are so touched :blobcatlove:

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HELLO! I used to be Vicky Steeves, then @remram44 and I got married, so now I'm Vicky Rampin, so I'm doing another

I'm a librarian focusing on research reproducibility + research data management.
I gave an interview about me/my work: acrl.ala.org/dh/2018/04/04/rep

I love FOSS, open access, open educational resources, open EVERYTHING

I hate the corporate capture of scholarship

I also love my super cute black cat Little Boss

hey @VickyRampin ! just wanted to point out for people citing this thread that, according to www-users.cs.umn.edu/~kjlu/pap , they did not apply for IRB *before* the study.

(Which is exemplary of how there is a severe lack of ethics considerations in empirical software engineering research.)

Then, when they did apply, IRB did not consider it human subjects research, as you point out. But there was another major flaw in the process before that one (= not seeking approval).

now all UMN contributions are going to removed from the Linux Kernel and no future contributions from UMN will be accepted!

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Really mad about this Linux kernel - academic research kerfuffle. See: lore.kernel.org/linux-nfs/YH%2

TL;DR: researchers at UMN introduced patches to Linux kernel that contained known-buggy code TO WRITE A PAPER and the UMN IRB didn't consider it human subjects research :blobangery:

Wtaf were these researchers thinking? How did the IRB not consider this human subjects resaerch? How did someone think this was an ethical thing to do?

chauvin trial, uspol 

Guilty on all counts. Going to jail immediately!

Pleased (*) to announce that @davidrevoy will be one of our guests of honor at Penguicon this year:

davidrevoy.com/article834/peng

#penguicon #penguicon2021

(*) Pleased is an understatement, but I have to keep some semblance of order around here.

Mulder worries about CIA shit. Doggett discharges his weapon at alien ghosts.

I caught someone using a pull request against one of my GitHub repositories to trigger crypto-currency mining via a GitHub action. I took a snapshot of it with archive-web-page here after reporting it to GitHub:

inkdroid.org/web-archives/gith

It seems like this is a thing now: bleepingcomputer.com/news/secu The only way to turn it off is to only run actions that are defined by the repository?

This week in KDE: Offline updates in Neon become optional, Gwenview gets a speed-up, and Okular's website gets a spectacular makeover:

pointieststick.com/2021/04/16/

Reading the book HYPE which is, of course, the biography of Clifford Lynch.*


*it’s actually about influencers and online hype/scam/grift

whenever i'm suspicious about someone, i go to the local library and scroll through microfiche to determine that they have a dark past

Friend Camp has about 50 active users and I just noticed we have more than half a million posts here since August 2018! I mean that's 11 a day per person on average but still. That seems wild to me.

Last I checked something like 75% of our posts are unfederated. That's still 125 thousand posts sent to the fediverse. I think local-only posting increases the vitality of community, increasing the volume of overall activity, and contributing more to the fediverse than a less vital instance would.

holy shit I submitted my grant application without asking for an extension :blobhyperthink:

If you happen to have any resources on why you can't replace full-time technical roles with a student intern, I'd appreciate some links!

hey my department at NYU has two very exciting opportunities you all should apply for: a teaching/research fellowship ($30k stipend, due 4/15) tisch.nyu.edu/itp/red-burns-fe and a project residency ($5k stipend, due 5/1) tisch.nyu.edu/itp/itp-ima-proj

to do list for today, post-lunch update 

[X] letter of rec for student 1 to place 1
[X] letter of rec for student 1 to place 2
[X] letter of rec for student 2
[X] call back recruiter to give reference for a collaborator
[ ] finish next draft of grant proposal
[X] finish slides for in-class presentation tonight

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to do list for today, pre-lunch update 

[1/2] letter of rec for student 1 to place 1
[ ] letter of rec for student 1 to place 2
[ ] letter of rec for student 2
[ ] call back recruiter to give reference for a collaborator
[ ] finish next draft of grant proposal
[X] finish slides for in-class presentation tonight

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