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Could someone tell me what AI/app we all use to find mutuals of someone we don't consent to being mutuals with?

I need that app. I don't have time to play "who's friends with who" in the followers. An app can do that for me.

#UnfollowAbusers #UnfollowAbusersFriends #Obviously
And hey, I get that not everybody can do this.

I get that I have privilege. I have a job I'm willing to quit if the abuse continues, evolves, or IS NOT TAKEN SERIOUSLY BY HIGHER UPS.

I don't need the job.

That's a great place to be. Not everybody has that class advantage.
And yeah, I realize some of you are on the job market right now. You need salary and health insurance. So you can't exactly go around unfollowing ppl on the search committees & such.

You can't. But I can. I have tenure. What else am I supposed to do with tenure?

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I spoke with 11 Division 1 Coaches, 5 Division 2, 3 Division 3, and 2 Juco this week….

Zero have asked me for EV on a hitter
Zero have asked me for max pull-down velo

What do they ask?

- how are his grades
- has he gained weight or leaned out
- how are his sleep patterns
- does he eat well
- what’s his off-season throwing program, where is he at at this point 60-80%?
- is he challenging himself outside of his HS and Travel Team training environments?
- what’s unique about the kid?
- how are the parents 🚨🚨🚨
- Dan, would he fit OUR culture here
#academics matter
Are you outworking everyone else?
Are you improving your grades?

Do more with the time you have!

@TopPreps @nextlevelbb @BUncommitted

This is the best time of your spring season! Get better now.
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“No one thought I could make a name for myself in the arts. I grew up in a time when academics was more important," says #NRI Harminder Boparai from #Punjab, who has gained worldwide acclaim for #sculpting artwork from #scrap pieces of wood and metal.
Harminder was not academically sound, which invited the wrath of his family and teachers and was looked upon as a sign of non-competency. He was often referred to as “trash” and faced undue pressure to excel in #academics.
“For all the hardships I encountered, my life now is filled with contentment.”

#PravasiBharatiyaDivas #Inspiration #Artist #WasteMangement #Upcycling #NonResidentIndian
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So you got an R&R? Revising is a bit like the “mise en place” that chefs do. Got to have the right ingredients and tools. Ten steps to finish that revision. A 🧵⬇️:
@Write4Research @writing_tips #writingtips #AcademicTwitter #AcademicChatter #academics
1. Revise in a group setting. Try to block some time to be together in the same space with your co-authors.See Collins for the power of co-presence.
2. Plan your responses. Create a google docs where you paste the comments of the reviewers. Highlight the ones that will take most of your time. Ask your team to comment.
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This was a beautiful post by Dr. Pachipala on FB and is #TooGoodNotToShare

IQ vs EQ vs SQ vs AQ

"According to Psychologists, there are four types of Intelligence:

1) Intelligence Quotient (IQ)
2) Emotional Quotient (EQ)
3) Social Quotient (SQ)
4) Adversity Quotient (AQ)
#IntelligenceQuotient (IQ): this is the measure of your level of comprehension. You need IQ to solve maths, memorize things, and recall lessons.
#EmotionalQuotient (EQ): this is the measure of your ability to maintain peace with others, keep to time, be responsible, be honest, respect boundaries, be humble, genuine and considerate.
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This week’s #DirtyDisinfoTrick:
“Do Your Own Research”

Have you ever been in a heated keyboard battle and someone tells you to do your own research?
Well here’s the thing it’s super hard to conduct #research properly. And bad guys know that.

#Thread Image

We sometimes forget #google while awesome is a search engine not a fact checker. You can find an article supporting almost anything just a few keystrokes away. Image
#Academics are guilty of using jargon and hard to understand language. That’s because they are really writing these papers for other people in their field.

It’s hard to just pick up a scientific journal or google a study and know what they are saying.
#scienceofreading Image
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Over the last few days, I have seen posts advocating @RoySocChem, @AmerChemSociety to #boycott Russian scientists at conferences/from publications. Some Universities in Europe have already done so. I am very, very strongly against the boycott!
Here is a🧵with my reasons 1/11
For disclosure - I am Russian, born in the USSR, with my family currently in Russia and in Ukraine
I have been living in the UK alone since 16yo, when I went to @DurhamChemistry for my UG
*I will use male pronouns for leaders due to the gender bias in power 2/11
I'm sad to receive full face criticism for the actions of the 'president' neither I nor my family/friends ever voted. I know he still totals 146% & an absolute 'support'. I was lucky to have been in a position to 'vote with my legs out of Russia', but most people could not! 3/11
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Ok to hell with it. I have been told by my employer @StaffsUni albeit only verbally that I am being investigated for Transphobia after formal and official complaints about my Twitter conduct. Read my tweets. Go figure. It's a good job cancel culture is just a myth though, right.
I am angry and upset. Not only do I have no details of what it is alleged, I honestly have tried to be balanced and reasonable and promote fair debate. Lete be clear again, Trans people like all people deserve dignity and respect. Academics giving their personal views do too.
Such complaints, the third set. I have been complained about for denying the reality of Satanic Ritual Abuse, have a huge impact on family life and stress on those around me, some of whom today heard the call I was to face an "official investigation". They hear, might lose job.
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something #academics i think dont want to admit when it comes to marking #student work:
you quite often just *know* what the mark is & this seems to be quite reliable between markers
no amount of rubrics can define this & often these trap markers into box-ticking
would you agree?

i hate having to justify my mark based on a rubric; it is usually obvious who is a upper/middle/lower 1st, 2:1, 2:2, 3rd, or fail.

obvs the issue is bias without something "objective" but...
...i don't think the objectivity line helps as we just end up fitting our mark into the rubric rather than letting the rubric define the mark
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Anybody who says “the #data don’t lie” either is ignorant or manipulative or both. The data are merely a tool that must be used responsibly & ethically to try to approximate “the truth” …some of which is unmeasurable (yet?). There are MANY #datascience methods & varying results
Everybody gets super excited about this new #AI #ML #machinelearning technique or that

You cannot build a RELIABLE house with low #quality bricks

First, look at the building blocks… meaning, how the #data fields are even defined & how the data are obtained

Who defined them?
I can’t tell you how glad I am that I have done coursework at both @MITSloan AND @StanfordGSB - Former immerses you in a ton of hands on analysis & options for analytic techniques useful in a #datascience job. Latter steps back to frame questions, assess missing data, biases.
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1/🧵 Another week of exciting content on the #WalledCulture blog:
➡️ @glynmoody covered how digital images of #PublicDomain works get captured, why #artist nor #academics should sign away their rights, & why Singapore 🇸🇬 sets an example to follow with its updated Copyright Law 👇
👉 Cultural digitisation for the many, or cultural depredation for the few: time to choose…

#Museums #ArtGalleries #PublicDomain #GLAM #CHIs #Wikimedia #Wikipedia #WalledCulture
👉 Why are #TaylorSwift and #academics all in the same boat? And why is she more fortunate?…

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1/ Yes, #Academic reasoning of value proposition. I have over 11+ years as an academic & professor. Most academics are good at analyzing & assessing things, as to building #DisruptiveTechnology The hungriest & most talented #entrepreneurs who designed from 1st Principles $eGLD ⚡️
2/ They have sold public that somehow you can have #Academics analyze something that has NEVER been done before. The very premise of value proposition is faulty at its core. $eGLD & $ADA You don’t know what you don’t know in #DisruptiveTechnology that is what makes it disruptive
3/ Many people don’t even understand what the #DisruptiveTechnological cycle looks like, behaves like or that this is what they are investing in. #CriticalThinking has all been lost among some. The level of comfort & deception is powerful. $ADA will do well but any one believing
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As the semester increasingly approaches, I’ll be getting back to posting my #WorkGoals during the week. Since I’ve got some new followers, this is a #thread about this practice. #AcademicTwitter #AcademicChatter #WorkPractices
Each workday I post my #WorkGoals of things I plan to do. These are SMART goals; specific, measurable, achievable, realistic/relevant & time-based. It includes my teaching & meetings as well as research & grading tasks. Whatever needs to/can reasonably get done.
I set daily goals during the academic year as a way of keeping myself focused & not overwhelmed. I started this practice as part of @NCFDD’s Faculty Success Program in 2015 as a first year tenure track professor trying to balance teaching, research & service for the first time.
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It’s well known that our society is infected by concepts which make us unhappy, damage our communities and endanger the biological world. These concepts infect us, we become contagious, then we infect those around us.

We know the sort of concepts they are. They look like this:
–You need more
–Take, don’t give
–Winner takes all
–Greed is good
–Appearances matter
–Those in power deserve their power
–Those with wealth deserve their wealth
–It’s your fault you’re poor

Some of these concepts simply misinterpret Darwinism. Some are demographic falsehoods. Some are empirically false. All lead us to a dangerous outcome for our species.
I consider them viruses–contagious & malign concepts which are part of a mind plague that’s harming us all.

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For the trolls who insist us #MDs, #scientists, #academics and #healthcareworkers are fascists/communists/nazis/ etc.

We absolutely DONT want more lockdowns (who does?)

We want to protect kids w #publichealth (isolation, testing, masks) until they can be #vaccinated

Schools had to be closed twice because cases exploded out of control. Far more disruptive for every parent, employer & society. Far more damaging for our kids mental health, education, & lives.

how have we gotten to the point where we can’t agree to protect our own CHILDREN??
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The #sweatshop is moving online. The #4IR will usher in
21st century #digital sweatshops.

#IamtheCODE - I am the slave to & of capital.

UN #SDGs are emerging markets - marketed under guise of protecting the planet & eradicating poverty. #WEF is at helm of implementation.
"#iamtheCODE is the first #African-led global movement..." - with love from Paris, #France, #BP Ventures, #Mastercard et al.

The road to hell is paved w/ #NGOs financed by corporate profits.

#4IR #DataEconomy
#iamtheCODE is a founding member of the World Economic Forum Reskilling platform.

Corporate partners of the platform include #PwC, #Salesforce, ManpowerGroup, Infosys, LinkedIn, Coursera Inc. &The Adecco Group.…

#4IR #GreatReset #DataEconomy #France
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We live in an attention #economy & what #Tweetiatricians have known for decades (#Twitter started in 2006): importance of drawing attention to factual science-based information as compared to #misinformation & #disinformation, especially on #vaccines…
You have to be fast & prolific to play catch up to this. I have 77K tweets, a moderate sized band of 6K followers interested enough to tolerate my volume but use of hashtags allows reach across Twittersphere. Trending hashtags = better for riding a way for that attention economy
If is unclear if we are now so siloed that tweets are ineffective with anti-vaxx. But not all anti-vaxx are QAnon
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ACADEMICS – trying to communicate your #research better? Human advice not working for you? We feel you. Ru, our Head of Barketing, is here to help! 1/8 #CommunicationSkills #Academics
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when it comes to engaging #STEM #academics (an essential task in order to gain max momentum to tackle problems like #casualisation), i think 1 difficulty is that #activism uses a lot of logical fallacies. this makes taking action appear irrational 1/15

#AcademicChatter #ucu
people going on #strike = potential bandwagon fallacy

stories of injustice = anecdote, appeal to emotion

statistics = potentially cherry picked

calling out management = potential ad hominem

quoting/critiquing management = potential strawman
identifying an issue (e.g. casualisation) and claiming it impacts other issues (e.g. mental health problems) = potential false cause, and/or hasty generalisation fallacy

making broad statements (e.g. gender pay gap is a real problem) = ambiguity fallacy
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Why #scientists fear the “toxic” #Covid19 debate - The hyper-polarisation of discussions about how to handle the #coronavirus pandemic risks stifling nuance and undermining scientific inquiry.…
#academics are afraid to speak out for fear of being vilified. The replacement of nuanced debate with hyper-polarisation and insult-trading has prompted many to despair over erosion of healthy #scientific discussion and potential breakdown of public trust…
experiences intensify the further one drifts from the accepted orthodoxy on #Covid19. At present, this orthodoxy leans towards advocating zero Covid (total eradication), the aim of suppressing case numbers by partial or full #lockdowns until #vaccine…
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For Researchers: Do you know that Lubricants Market may worth $182.6 billion by 2025?

According to a new market research report "Lubricants Market by Base Oil (Mineral Oil, Synthetic Oil, Bio-based Oil), Product Type (Engine Oil, Hydraulic Fluid, Metalworking Fluid),
Application (Transportation and Industrial lubricants), Region - Global Forecast to 2025", The global lubricants market size is projected to reach USD 182.6 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 3.0% from USD 157.6 billion in 2020.

Chemical Engineers, industrial chemists, product gurus,
this may be a chance. Form your research clusters of experts, plan your career before you even graduate from your Bachelor degree.

#careergoals #academics #research #industry #lubricants
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"The appointment of perhaps the most hardline neoconservative hawk to the new position of Special Representative for Iran is the latest in a long line of escalatory measures the #TrumpAdministration has taken."
By @AlanRMacLeod… #ELLIOTABRAMS #Trump
#IlhanOmar shot back: “Yes or no, do you think that massacre was a fabulous achievement that happened under our watch?”
by @zerohedge… #ElliottAbrams #ElSalvador
"...over 70 #academics and experts signed an open letter demanding that the U.S. “cease encouraging violence by pushing for violent, extralegal #regimechange.”
by @commondreams
#JohnBolton #ELLIOTABRAMS #Friday #fridaymorning #warmongers
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To all the new #graduate students starting their #PhD or the ones already in it. It's true that the #journey of a PhD is like #life packed into a few years. You must also understand that it is not your entire life either! Life goes on despite how this journey goes or ends! Thread
I made this #infographic to represent my journey in #gradschool at @UMassChemEng @UMassAmherst. When you're in the thick of things, It will be hard to see the light at the end. Everyone around you will keep telling you that but most of the times it will seem #impossible!
Year 3, 4, and 5, I went through multiple cycles of #depression. I cannot put a finger on anything specific of why that happened. What I realized though, is that every time I came out of that cycle, I found enormous amounts of hidden #energy and #strength.
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I have joined the Army of brave souls who completed their #PhD during the global #pandemic of 2020 #COVID19 . I am full of gratitude to everyone that contributed to this mammoth achievement directly or indirectly. 🎓👨‍🔬👨‍💼 @forbeslabumass @JWLeeJWL @UMassChemEng #microbiome #mucus ImageImage
I am looking into ways to have my name on the diploma to be 'Abhinav Priyanka Sharma'. My wife @priyankaitkar9 has contributed equally towards this degree emotionally. Without her love & support it would be incredibly hard to find the courage to keep going when I hit rock bottom.
My parents never went to college but made sure I had the best education possible. Even if that meant keeping me in the city away from them since the age of 5. They have invested their entire life emotionally and financially to my education. Hope I can give back as much as I can.
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