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RT @EFF@twitter.com

The final vote on the EU #CopyrightDirective is happening THIS WEEK!

Dozens of MEPs are undecided on how to vote on the EU's disastrous #CopyrightDirective. Here's how to call them now, and how to tell them to delete #Article11 and #Article13! saveyourinternet.eu

🐦🔗: twitter.com/EFF/status/1109737

I'm at the point in this research project where I get to print out papers and reviews and put them all in a huge pink sparkly binder and write the relevant citations on the file dividers (which correspond to the sub-headings of the project) and, because this is the only organised thing in my house and indeed my entire life, it brings me an immeasurable amount of joy.

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For the 1st time in history(!) #mathematics' most prestigious prize has been awarded to a woman, Karen Uhlenbeck. She is recognized for revolutionary advances in the intersection of math and physics edition.cnn.com/2019/03/19/wor

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Help is out there. Ask for it if you need it.

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Folks. There are so many scientific articles about the neuroscience of arithmetic on the internet and I'm too poor to read any of them.

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There's a pervasive liberal myth that the powerful care, or even want to know, what we think. It's the same thought process behind sidewalk protests, because the thing that *really* causes change is witty slogans on posterboard

These things have *never* worked, yet people still believe that all we need is a few more signatures and a few more protestors and then they'll crack. Why should they?

The only language the ruling class speaks is force. If you don't make it more damaging for them to keep up than to relent to you, they won't give a fuck

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I sit on my chair, tired. files littering my desk. the chief comes over with a coffee, worried. "you should just drop this, morgan" he says. "cases go cold for a reason. they're gone". I take the coffee and down half of it in a single gulp. "no". I take a file, pin it to my corkboard. "i'll find them". dozens of strings and pictures and articles are pinned across my corkboard. in the middle, written in bright red marker, an equation, and my objective: "Find X"

Hey, internet! I'm planning my first piece of longform academic writing; any advice, considering i've previously written classwork essays under 3000 words?

Part of the reason I'm a little tripped up is because I decided I wanted the finished product to be widely accessible, because it's the sort of thing I'd have been very interested in about four years ago. (I'm very interested in it now!) While I know I can write plainly and simply with a bit of effort, I'm not sure how to make sure that I'm doing that and not writing . . . boringly? And, frankly, I've no idea how to check that the result Is accessible.

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I'm at the point where I'm seeing decentralization and community control of production as less of a means to slowly move away from capitalism, and more of a crucial effort to ensure our communities' survival when capitalism inevitably and imminently collapses

Once you pay attention, you start to notice that once the 18-wheelers stop coming, most of us are fucked. Especially now, when most of our possessions are designed to be ephemeral to force us to regularly replenish them

You can't rely on the internet to always give you that information once you need it. You need not only the knowledge, but the experience to keep things running after our lifelines are cut. We need DIY culture and local infrastructure now

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in abstract algebra, a *ring* is an algebraic structure that spins me right round baby right round like a record baby right round round round
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Lazy and tired are used interchangeably imho and that's bad. So much of so called laziness is tiredness

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does anyone have decent resources for being a not-shitty tutor? i've picked up a couple gigs teaching maths to some bright kids and i don't want to fuck it up but all the books on teaching I've found have a lot to say about managing class behaviour, which isn't . . . really an issue

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We're all worrying about the same thing, but we're parochially certain that the internet's problems are about tech, and not capitalism. Everyone's problems are about capitalism.

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tired: Pride and Prejudice is a beautiful love story

wired: Pride and Prejudice is about two characters overcoming their flaws and improving as people.

inspired: Pride and Prejudice is a biting social comedy that makes fun of EVERYONE*.

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quantum mechanics dictate that im in a superposition of gay and very gay. so please entangle yourself to me so we can both be very gay together

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