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Zotero continues to be the best reference manager around — #FOSS, made by scholars for scholars. Upcoming features (now available for beta testing) include automatic relinking of #mendeley citations, much faster #googledocs integration, and support for #latex math in notes

If you don't use a reference manager yet (or if you're using a for-profit one like Mendeley or EndNote) you can always give #Zotero a whirl: it's free and doesn't lock you in: zotero.org

#AcademicWriting

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Great piece in WIRED today from @timnitGebru !
"Research priorities follow the funding, and given the large sums of money being pushed into AI in support of an ideology with billionaire adherents, it is not surprising that the field has been ...proliferating products harming marginalized groups..."
"We need to liberate our imagination"
wired.com/story/effective-altr

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“The best part about being a #researcher in #mathematics is the fact that I am sometimes the first person (..) ever to know a particular fact.” - @sophiehuiberts
➡️ hermathsstory.eu/sophie-huiber

#postdoc #hermathsstory

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ERC grants are the most prestigious funding schemes for basic science in Europe.

While most successful ERC applications are guarded as business secrets, this site includes a series of openly available proposals: ffg.at/europa/heu/erc/publishe

#Sociology #Funding #ERC #Grants #AcademicChatter

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Since Mastodon saw its initial popularity circa 2017, I've noticed that most users and those reporting on it either don't think about the Fediverse as anything more than Mastodon, or treat its history as beginning with Eugen Rochko and the beginning of Mastodon. In fact, Mastodon is the latest in a long line of federated social networks going at least back to Identi.ca, and though I wasn't around for all of it, I find this history pretty interesting. (Thread; boosts welcome!)

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Resharing everything I ever found useful on 🐦🐤 part 3

Connected Papers!

Makes a graph of papers connected to the article you search!🔎🤓💻

connectedpapers.com/

Absolute time saver #AcademicMastodon 🐘 #lifehacks #research #academia

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It's this time of the year where many people are looking to learn new things and broaden their horizons.

If you are interested in #Haskell, last year I wrote a free book for beginners. It uses a project-oriented approach where you learn Haskell by building a static blog generator.

If this sounds interesting, consider checking it out :)

lhbg-book.link

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There are many important things here but one I think is vital to see: people who are capable of solving IMMENSELY difficult technical challenges will still feel this type of friction as "final straw" stuff. If you ask people about what they imagine the riskiest kind of software project, really dig into it -- consistently, people say that burnout from dealing with hypocrisy is worse than not having the technical skills or even not having money

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John MacFarlane, creator of pandoc and coauthor of the CommonMark spec, designed “#Djot”. Published in July 2022, Djot is a new markup language that is similar to Markdown, but more principled in many ways. Parse and produce djot files with #pandoc via the #customReader and #customWriter included in the repository.
djot.net/

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In a conversation with Quanta, the mathematician Wei Ho discusses her work blending geometric thinking with algebra, her early attitudes about pursuing a career in math, and how she is helping to mentor future mathematicians. quantamagazine.org/wei-ho-is-d

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Please boost if you’re still masking indoors (in public places)

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Inequality in computer science is deeply inter-related with subfield prestige, according to a new paper.

The most diverse subfields are the lowest prestige, on average, and least hired into high prestige departments.

Article by @nick @hneutr @alliecmorgan @sz @DanLarremore and @aaronclauset

cacm.acm.org/magazines/2022/12

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Been following this critique with a lot of interest & have a hot take.

Mastodon is unbearably white only if you're unbearably American. It's refreshingly not yet Americanized for many from the Global South with American Discourse™️ all over our TL.
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techpolicy.press/the-whiteness

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There's a lot of "invisible labor" in professor jobs, much of it unpleasant, but I want to take a moment to point out a piece of invisible labor I *do* (usually) enjoy: writing recommendation letters.

I get to say nice things about people I'm connected to, and then it materially helps them advance in the world! How cool is that?

(please don't send me more requests this year though; i've got plenty to write 😅)

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@mkerjean The "no free view, no review!" pledge helped me cut a lot into my reviewing load, though I usually aim to review 2 * numbers of papers submitted (as a "payback" to the community); then, I only review if the paper looks exciting to me, or to help out a colleague

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In the last 2 years, I submitted 1 paper (twice), and did appr. 15 paper reviews (not counting short papers for workshops). I am kind of fed up but maybe this ratio is usual, or even better than expected. What's your ratio ?

Autisme, troubles dys, TDAH… : lancement de la 4e édition de l’enquête sur les parcours de vie ameli.fr/assure/actualites/aut

(On sent que le questionnaire a été fait par des neurotypiques ah la la…)

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I’m not an infosec expert or anything but I don’t think that’s right

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