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Honestly I misread LinkedIn as this about 1/3 of the time or more.

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To clarify: No, I don't need a tablet. I would use it as a "new shiny thing" for a little while, then move back to my PineBook Pro which has more oomph and meshes better with my use cases.

But oh, it does look nice for that price point.

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Me: "I don't need a tablet."

@PINE64's PineTab: Exists

Me: "Wants and needs are not always the same thing."

"So no one made videos?"

"Sure we did, but they were really small and we put them on our own websites."

"So how did you get subscribers?"

"We didn't. I mean, eventually there was RSS, but this was in the before times."

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Every now and then I'm reminded that I have students who don't believe I've been teaching longer than YouTube's been a thing.

They know I'm old, they just think YouTube has just always been there.

Like the internet.

Yeah, Mastodon is certainly better than Twitter, but you know what would make it even better?

If Mastodon got end-to-end encryption for DMs before Twitter did.

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More Fedi communities for scientists about #science: - for French speaking science lovers - for naturalists and those who appreciate evidence based science - for scientists and science enthusiasts - for researchers, journal editors, librarians, anyone involved in academia


Windows 10 S: "We got rid of the things people like about Windows, but hey, this laptop was really cheap, wasn't it?"

Went outside to spray some primer for a project and I felt like I was melting. Wondering about all the people who CHOOSE to move to Florida to retire.

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

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

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Aaron Smith

This instance set up just for one person, but you don't have to make one for yourself. Visit to find the instance that's right for you. Are you an academic? Try