What are the top ten mind boggling personal websites? A few of mine: @worrydream’s https://t.co/RR6DYVBLbG. Cosma Shalizi’s https://t.co/TWP2XkYYFN @gwern’s https://t.co/MqqJCYuQpI. @pscaruffi’s https://t.co/7KZ3j2vW4T— michael_nielsen (@michael_nielsen) June 1, 2018
From Channing Dungey, President of ABC Entertainment: "Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show."— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) May 29, 2018
There was only one thing to do here, and that was the right thing.
You know when you get a press release to cover a Guinness world record attempt for tallest stack of waffles & expect it to be some big commercial thing & then it's just a guy's house? This is SO MUCH BETTER. Follow along, #Denver! Things might get weird! pic.twitter.com/xcxqZCMJZM— Elizabeth Hernandez (@ehernandez) May 26, 2018
I once taught an 8 am college class. So many grandparents died that semester. I then moved my class to 3 pm. No more deaths. And that, my friends, is how I save lives.— Viorica Marian (@VioricaMarian1) May 5, 2018
I wonder what a statistical analysis would do to improve peoples’ lives if registrars attempted to put the mass of classes in the middle of the day? Would educational outcomes improve along with peoples’ psyches? Many schedulers are trying to maximize based on the scarcity of classroom resources. What if they maximized on mental health and classroom performance? Is classroom scheduling potentially a valuable public health tool?
People who can't distinguish between etymology and entomology bug me in ways I cannot put into words.— Tal Waterhouse (@iiTalW) May 3, 2018
Let’s be honest, reading a paper:
1. Read abstract
2. Look at pictures
3. Scan conclusions
4. Read 2-3 paragraphs of lit review
5. Scan references in case you’ve missed something juicy
6. Ear-mark to read ‘properly’ later
7. Take on all train journeys for next year. Don’t read.
— Jenny Andrew (@DrAndrewV2) April 28, 2018
BREAKING: Bill Cosby convicted of drugging and molesting a woman in first big celebrity trial of (hash)MeToo era.
— The Associated Press (@AP) April 26, 2018
He worked for years to invent an engine that ran on ambient disappointment.
But at the unveiling, it wouldn’t work.
Then it did.
— A Small Fiction (@ASmallFiction) April 17, 2018
Here’s a list of things that are discouraged that I encourage all PhDs to do:
– Take leave whenever you want
– Leave the office when you want
– Ask to be paid for labour
– Highlight and refuse unpaid labour
– Refuse respectability politics
– Refuse to act grateful when exploited
— Séan Richardson (@Southldntabby) April 15, 2018
This is a great thread by@palewire
The new @latimes owner is moving the newsroom from its historic HQ to El Segundo.
I’ve been lucky enough to inhabit and explore the interlocking buildings at 1st and Spring for over a decade.
— Ben Welsh (@palewire) April 14, 2018