โ€œOf the many, many scientists making original discoveries, only a few are good at recognizing and explaining their significance.โ€ โ€” from Lessons from the Lobster: Eve Marder's Work in Neuroscience : amazon.com/Lessons-Lobster-Mar

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Academic Torrents โ€“ Making 27TB of research data available academictorrents.com/

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I visited an Amazon Books location yesterday after reading Hugh Howey glowing review (Howey is a big Amazon fan, understandably). It was nice but felt mostly like a bestseller list, so quite shallow. Nothing I had to buy.

Later in a Barnes & Noble (admittedly a much larger store) I found half a dozen books I wanted in ten minutes or so...

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Un dessin pour retrouver la force (et la santรฉ) !! ๐Ÿ’– ๐Ÿ’ช๐ŸŒผ #poledance #shouldermount #muscle #sport #summer

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Proposal:
Rename to Infosex

Because unprotected exchanges can have dire real-world consequences as well

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Worried about the dominance of big instances? No, really, this is quite natural.

As an emergent and self-governing system, it could be expected that the size distribution of #Mastodon instances roughly follows Zipf's law.

Does it?

At first you see the top 6 instances, and then the rest. But on a log-log scale the size distribution is close to a straight line, which would be expected from an emergent system.

#statistics

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The fact that a few micrograms of a substance like LSD can completely alter your perception of reality makes you realize that consciousness relies on a very tight chemical balancing act.

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Congratulations to all Julia developers for the 1.0 release! julialang.org/blog/2018/08/one

Donโ€™t be fooled by the low version number, Julia is already a production-capable, carefully designed language with a well developed ecosystem. Version 1.0 brings syntax stability. I am very excited to be able to replace both Python and C++ for a lot of uses!

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Patents and copyright holding our society back by stifling research and innovation is just another example of how capitalism poisons everything. torrentfreak.com/sci-hub-prove

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