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trpol, fuck guardian 

Turkey's meddling in ME conflicts is the least complex issue here: govt trying to attract nationalist votes as AKP-MHP coalition's votes are all time low even in partisan pollsters' reports, flexing some muscle to hold on to vaning regional influence, and maybe making some profits in the mean time.

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trpol, fuck guardian 

Guardian is constantly tagging it's Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict news as Turkey news and it's really getting on my nerves.

Neither of these countries are Turkey. Yes, the govt being the lunatic dickheads that they are, they can't keep out of this thing, but that doesn't mean these conflict news are Turkey news.

And they report nothing about actual internationally relevant stuff from Turkey like the covid crisis, downfall of TRY, or polls & the chance of premature elections.

Broccoli soup's so easy to make, it's a shame I didn't try it before today.

i prefer to "learn by doing", or as i like to call it, "fuck around and find out"

Oh, GOP Christianity has looked a lot like extremist Islam for years. That's the problem with any extremist faith.

So, I wanted to make a quick Python script to process some text and extract some stuff from it, and while trying to set up the Python language server for autocomplete and such, I came across this:

github.com/microsoft/python-la

Yep, MPLS is getting abandoned and some proprietary crap that's probably VSCode exclusive will eventually replace it.

The only problem is that all the other Python language servers are trash, and just this alone is making me consider finding another language for quick scripting.

This "article" consisting of one page of book review and one page of some shitty b/w photocopy on De Gruyter costs $30.

degruyter.com/view/journals/te

There's a fucking railway station in Japan that has no entrances. You can visit it only by exiting train and it usage is admiring nature.
http://nishikigawa.com/stations/#smh

Got a TP-Link bluetooth dongle to use with Linux Mint to connect a pair of bluetooth headphones.

Works OOTB, but sound is crap unless I switch the output profile from A2DP to HSP/HFP. Mic is fine but on the faint side.

I'm old enough to remember when the Internet wasn't a group of five websites, each consisting of screenshots of text from the other four.

-- @tveastman (at Nitter)
nitter.net/tveastman/status/10

Ironic irony is ironic.

@civodul @zacchiro Obligatory reminder that we should absolutely not use sci-hub.se/https://doi.org/10. to access that paper because that’s illegal. Also we shan’t use sci-hub.41610.org/ to find out a working sci‑hub address.

(I am purely describing the situation, not advocating it.)

Completed my first couple zoom lessons with scrcpy and it went smoothly. I think I'll still buy a bluetooth dongle and webcam to do it on the computer, but it works perfectly like this too. The downside is you gotta use the mobile app for zoom and I'll have to do some presentations which IDK if I can do w/o troubles with the phone.

Just stumbled upon
@OpenScienceFeed

It'a a great bot to follow for all academically oriented fediverse folks.

In 1990 63% of published studies claimed to have produced positive results. By 2007 this was more than 85%. "in my view, it’s the scientists who report negative results who are more likely to move a field forward."
nature.com/articles/d41586-019
reddit.com/r/Open_Science/comm

There is now a Mastodon instance for publishing scientists: FediScience.

Everyone is welcome from PhD student to professor, as well as researchers from outside of academia. You are welcome to stay afterwards, but it is also easy to change to another server.

There will be a lot of science talk on this server, but there is no need to only talk science

fediscience.org/invite/j6X8z7q

Boosts are appreciated to let others know about this new instance.

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Mastodon @ SDF

"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko