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> massage chair
> Mani pedi incoming
> Giant ice coffee

Happy day 1 of the staycation :blobkissheart:

I find it absurd when people accuse #SciHub of "stealing" from journal publishers. It is the publishers who are stealing, from the scholars who write, peer review and edit the journals without pay, from universities and their libraries who have to pay to so their researchers can publish papers *and* to get access to them, and from the public who fund all this, through public funding, tuition fees and so on.

"From the very beginning, we had two goals: a reduction in costs — we pay about $11 million a year to Elsevier in subscription fees, which is 25 percent of UC system-wide journal costs — and default open access publication for UC authors: that is, that Elsevier would publish an author’s work open access unless the author didn’t want to. This is consistent with the UC faculty senate’s goal of all work being published open access."

great to see academic senate supported ending the negot. too!

God they really are the absolute worst. Pull this shit and then argue they are negotiating in good faith?

Fuhhhhhh outta here (just like UC did!)

"Elsevier wanted to keep meeting with us, and we have a meeting scheduled for tomorrow (Friday), but yesterday they approached our faculty directly — faculty who are editors of Elsevier journals, who they have working relationships with — and also the media, and presented a rosy view of the offer they’d made to us. Their characterization of the offer left things out, and they didn’t mention what we’d proposed as conditions. They went public with it. So, we announced the end."

In case people missed it, the whole University of California system (public unis in California) cancelled their subscriptions and deals with Elsevier 🎇 the split is over open access, lock-in, and exorbitant pricing

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It's easy to feel guilty when your passions and interests vary over time. Maybe you were really into one thing. Maybe now you're really into another.

That's ok.

You're a vibrant living human being, not a brand. Your friends are not your customers. You can change with your whims.

✏️ Pepper&Carrot signing session next week at Caramanga 2019 (South of France), more info:

"make your own luck" says a financially stable white man

Nasacort warning, medication side effects, suicidal ideation mention 

extremely powerful german phrase, not recommended for beginners 

TFW people publish about open science and transparency behind paywalls 🙄 can we stop please?

Rémi and I finished Code Geass tonight and WOW HI FEELINGS

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