Unity game engine 2018.2 is now out with experimental Vulkan support in the editor https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/unity-game-engine-20182-is-now-out-with-experimental-vulkan-support-in-the-editor.12106 #GameEngine #Unity
Apparently there's a transnational Amazon strike and boycott today (10th July) due to horrendous working conditions in their warehouses. Let's do our best to support workers & not visit amazon's websites, or their subsidiaries like audible or twitch today!
open access pol Show more
paper authors sending papers on request is no substitute for a DOI indexed open access system
it's a waste of the internet for people to have to choose between spending 35 dollars a paper or waiting for a professor to get through their 1000+ unread emails and send you a copy
never mind the mh barriers in forcing someone to approach a person every single time they want to read an article
i appreciate the gesture but i'll still reach for scihub
twitter link, scientific journal psa Show more
in response to a "what one thing seems obvious to your profession but no one seems to know" tweet:
"That $35 that scientific journals charge you to read a paper goes 100% to the publisher, 0% to the authors. If you just email us to ask for our papers, we are allowed to send them to you for free, and we will be genuinely delighted to do so."
about tumblr, long (~) Show more
@chr I use the front end Washboard.ws to view Tumblr, because Tumblr's official interface is so unusable for browsing the kind of site that it actually is. Washboard makes it readable by cutting out the extra garbage I never asked for, and I've loaded it with a novel-length blacklist so I don't have to spend hours sifting through posts I don't want to see before I can see ones I do.
I got started building my follow list by following bloggers who I knew from elsewhere, and then following bloggers who they reblogged whose stuff I liked, and so on. I also browsed the tags to look for bloggers to follow. Sometimes people make a post that says "reblog if you post such and such content," and that helps to find bloggers you want to see.
Socializing doesn't work well in Tumblr's format. Like has been said in this thread, once you post something there, you lose control over it, and there's always the possibility it could get carried off by a bunch of haters forever. Compared to, like, Livejournal type sites, Tumblr's threading format makes it tough to see everything everybody said in reply to your post. A mess. Bloggers who like to have web-forum-like conversations are present there, but it's really awkward to follow in that format.
It looks like some communities work pretty well there if they're more about sharing pictures than they are about multi-paragraph jawing. Fashion and aesthetic bloggers thrive in that format, and their communities are doing pretty well, although they do have their battles about their posts getting reblogged by the wrong people. (Such as minority youth finding their innocent posts reblogged by members of hate groups or kink blogs.) You'd think political bloggers wouldn't thrive there, but for some reason, that's where a lot of political minority activism communities are, even though the site's format makes it almost impossible to discuss ideas at depth. I think they just all ended up on that site kind of by accident (the accident being "well, that's where the people all are"), because it sure isn't the ideal format for them.
One effective way people socialize on Tumblr without opening themselves up for debates or other trouble is to reblog things that you know one of your mutuals would love, maybe with their handle tagged on it so they know you meant it for them. Then they may reblog it if your guess was right on, and that can be satisfying. Like giving somebody a present you found while you were shopping for yourself.
Other than that, passively using tumblr-- following, reading, and reblogging things you like, but definitely not using it to socialize or discuss things, and maybe not even using it for posting original content-- is the most comfortable way to use Tumblr. Using it sort of like Pinterest, just as a place to collect things that interest you, and unfollowing whoever tends to post things youre not interested in.
Laptop No. 2 returned!
I am finally outside of the Best Buy reality distortion field, and I hope it sticks.
Fuck modern laptop companies, man. All I want is a T430s with a FHD screen and an 8th gen processor. I'd pay a hell of a lot for it.
Why is that so hard?
Current read: "Technically wrong" by Sara Wachter-Boettcher.
I've barely started and it already feels like a mandatory reading for anyone involved in tech.
I kind of wish @pixelfed (or really any photo posting thing) required filling in an alt-text field.
You would still have to do the work of filling it in, and I know some folks would just put “.” or a joke, but the paradigm would shift to make it unseemly to post an image without ~something~.
Make it a norm instead of an option.
open source project, sex hormones Show more
interesting project, at least in the premises:
"Open Source Gendercodes is a project focused on developing an open source platform for the production of sex hormones. The development of a transgenic plant that could allow “laypeople” to grow sex hormones would not only call into question the cultural and institutional frameworks that govern queer and trans bodies, it would also challenge the current system of pharmaceutical production."
(uk) gender recognition act, call to action Show more
The UK Government is doing a public consultation on reform of the Gender Recognition Act
A very short pdf on what it's about: https://www.docdroid.net/LWu5Qmg/guide-to-gra-reform.pdf
friends, please let's help make sure that this form doesn't get flooded by transphobes (esp if you're cis)
relevant Twitter thread: https://twitter.com/krheyam/status/1014402933939671040
i dont know where i first heard it, but i really like the term social interaction networks rather than social media. take back the language. we're aren't media and relationship building isn't marketing.
Still boggling at this wonderful 2009 paper about how either economics is true, or computer science, but not both.
<< The majority of financial academics believe in weak form efficiency and the majority of computer scientists believe that P≠NP. The result of this paper is that they cannot both be right: either P=NP and the markets are weakly efficient, or P≠NP and the markets are not weakly efficient.>>
I purchased a #Dell G7 15.
It's a 15.9 inch #laptop, which is larger than I've ever owned, but it's very easily user-serviceable and supports an M.2/NVMe SSD, a 2.5 inch SATA drive, and 2 RAM slots (up to 32GB).
Also it has an #Nvidia GTX 1060 Max-Q and fairly decent battery life!
Also, is it possible to switch all follows for moved accounts? That seems like it would be pretty useful.
Is there an easier way to add people to lists than to click the list, click settings, search for them, and click add?
The search feature is rather anemic and I'm attempting to categorize all 250 of my follows.