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historicity-was-already-taken:

I’m tired of academics writing in language which serves to exclude rather than include. I am tired of the consistent inaccessibility of ideas to general readership.

It is frustrating to me as a historian because this certain pervasive style of academic writing…

Obfuscation is common in computer science research publications and I absolutely hate it. Sometimes it’s this ingrained (but unnecessary) habit of reducing algorithms to confusing compressed sequences of Greek letters because that’s what everyone else does but sometimes it’s intentionally confusing writing to keep other researchers from building on your work before you can make a follow-up paper. I think a lot of researchers try to make their material sound more impressive than it really is to increase its chances of acceptance in publications and conferences.
I am currently working on a paper for an upcoming conference and trying to keep it in mind

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dboybaker:

the awakening

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Tags: cat

hotelmario:

yungbiochemist:

Kush entirely too fucking loud

hotelmario:

yungbiochemist:

Kush entirely too fucking loud

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Tags: cat dog mellow

elimik:

breakingnews:

Britain’s surveillance agency, with help from the NSA, intercepted and stored the webcam images of millions of internet users not suspected of wrongdoing, secret documents reveal, The Guardian.

Yahoo denied any prior knowledge of the program, accusing the agencies of “a whole new level of violation of our users’ privacy.”

Well, when you look at how actually only a small percentage of the population actively protested against these spying programs, I assume that most of the people whose videochats were captured belong to the group which claims to have “nothing to hide”.

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iodoify:

i thought this pic was good with just the horse
but then
THE PUG IN A LIFEJACKET

iodoify:

i thought this pic was good with just the horse

but then

THE PUG IN A LIFEJACKET

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david-tennants-little-fangirl:

david-tennants-little-fangirl:

I wonder if there’s any Flappy Bird fanfiction…

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I think that’s enough adventure for today.

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Tags: oh noo lol

broken-pen:

How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations:

Among the core self-identified purposes of JTRIG are two tactics: (1) to inject all sorts of false material onto the internet in order to destroy the reputation of its targets; and (2) to use social sciences and other techniques to manipulate online discourse and activism to generate outcomes it considers desirable.”

"We need secret agencies to catch dem terrorists."

Nnnoooooooo it’s snowing again haha

Nnnoooooooo it’s snowing again haha

Tags: snow Again