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This is such a wonderful explanation of why "good faith" engagement/debates are dead on Twitter (and online). scholars-stage.blogspot.com/2020/07/the-wo…
And this thread captures it equally well.
And even though I've come across it countless times, #TIL TIL: "sealioning" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sealioning
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I've been doing this for six months now. SIX 😭

Tracking #OpEds of @IndianExpress, @htTweets and @the_hindu is painful and the results continue to be abysmal.

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Of course everything #Covid is horrifying and demoralising, but certain things needn't be.

Those are the #OpEds. I'm convinced #Editors don't care about #representation.

@IndianExpress had 130 #OpEds, @htTweets 78 & @the_hindu 122.

#PleaseBringInWomen
I haven't included #Sundays from the beginning of the study since they're reserved for the same old #columnists.

The quality of #writing overall could be better, but a part of me gets the constraints.
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So... this can happen. #TIL today.
Pretty rare. Often in setting of GI disease / propensity to translocate / concurrent with other enteric bacteremia.

Never thought I’d say, but gotta give some IV vanc for that cdiff.

pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20678312/?from…
Also, earlier my phone autocorrected cdiff to “coiffed,” whatever that means.

I blame (thank) the declining incidence.

nejm.org/doi/full/10.10…
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#TIL: Today I Learned about: The Exceptional Legacy of Hakim Ajmal Khan: Physician, Politician & Polymath. Delhiites may aware of the Ajmal Khan Market and Ajmal Khan Park in #KarolBagh - but as I dug deeper into the life and times of this man, I was really surprised. A Thread:
Born in 1863, Hakim Ajmal Khan descended from a family of physicians who served the #Mughal court for over 300 years, right from the days of Zahir-ud-Din Muhammad #Babur who established the Mughal rule in India.
His father Hakim Mahmud Khan and his Grandfather Hakim Sharif Ali were both prominent #Unani physicians. The family lived in Ballimaran, the famous muhalla of #Ghalib. Ajmal Khan, unlike his father and grandfather, was born in the post-Mughal era, a few months after Zafar's death
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#TIL You can go back to regular @Dropbox atttachments (with legible, editable titles) on @trello by disabling the power-op and hiding the #Dropbox 'section'. Note that options on those previews differ. Your #Trello workflow and mileage may vary. #MessyNewFeatures
@Dropbox @trello E.g. a Dropbox embed opens a frame in the page, an attachment opens the preview on dropbox.com but both apparently have different options for opening, sharing or downloading at that point.
@Dropbox @trello Depending on whether you have the sync daemon *and/or* the app installed *and/or* on what OS you are *and/or what default text editor even whether you have Office or Office365.
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» The Coding Bootcamp Handbook: How Do Bootcamps Work and Are They Right for You? freecodecamp.org/news/coding-bo…
live tweeting highlights as i read this handbook...
"If graduates from the school aren't able to get jobs in their field of study, that's a red flag. The school may lose its accreditation."

school means university/college. #til tho. so... shitty IPTS in M'sia can be penalized if their employment stats are bad
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#TIL the organic molecule Geosmin is responsible for the strong earthy/muddy smell of petrichor (the smell of rain on dry earth) and our noses are so sensitive to it that we can detect 5 parts per trillion! It is produced by soil bacteria
A fun fact: when these soil bacteria die in large numbers, their geosmin gets into the ground water, making it taste really muddy. We love its smell in the air and dislike its taste in our water.
And geosmin's presence in freshwater fish (and snails) give them that distinct earthy flavour. And since acids break down geosmin, squeezing lime on freshwater fish is quite common.
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And we are fashionably late here in Israel. #zman #bnei #akiva #AWSSummit
Here we start - #snark #on #AWSSummit
Only 10000+ customers using #sagemaker - I would have expected a minimum of 10,001+ #AWSSummit
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One #TIL that continues to astonish me is the story of how the letter þ (pronounced th) disappeared from English because of Gutenberg. German has no "th" sound (which is why, as this Berlitz ad memorably reminded us, they say "sinking" for "thinking")
And since Gutenberg was German, the craftsmen sculpting the letters were not familiar with þ and thus decided to reuse y when þ needed to printed because it looked familiar. This is why we have things like "Ye old Tavern", because the y was used for the th sound by printers
And more eye-openingly, this is also why we have the word "you" in modern english because a bunch of German printers in the 15th century decided to replace the th sound in thou from þou to you
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ALERT!
Supplementary List of Business in Lok Sabha is out.

Two bills listed for introduction, including the Constitutional Amendment Bill for 10% Quota. What's more, it is also listed for consideration and passing TODAY!
#SansadWatch
They seem to be in the mood to bulldoze this bill through. It's a super important Constitutional Amendment, mind you.

No time will be given to MPs for filing amendments. The Bill was circulated TODAY! Parliamentary practice is being thrown out the window.
#SansadWatch
In his interview to @smitaprakash, PM Modi had said that there should be deep discussions in Parliament on every aspect. But when his Government introduces and pushes through bills at such short notice, what they heck is he even talking about?

Whattay farce.
#SansadWatch
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Hari ni baca artikel pasal kuih muih di Malaysia. Jumpa gambar ni @malaymail (2016)

Very informative.
Lepas ni tak payah nak tanya, "Ni kuih apa?" sebab dah check 👌🏻
Malaysian kuih: A marriage of flavours and cultures

malaymail.com/s/1087719/mala…
Bila makan something, aku suka check pasal asal usul makanan, resepi dan tempat yang paling famous dengan makanan tu.

Tapi nak cari pasal kuih ni macam susah sikit. Orang kita tak rajin research & update; walaupun wikipedia.
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Translation Director-General Rytis Martikonis kicks off #TEF2018 here in Brussels. You can follow along on YouTube and @Slidoapp; just use our hashtag.
I‘ll be representing @EUInterpreters, talking about how interpreters use data & technology. (Come say hi!) Hoping to add to the momentum of the upcoming launch of the Knowledge Center. @CathyPe1971 @jhsaseta #1nt #scickci
Our moderator is @AnaGuerberof - kudos and good luck trying to tame hundreds of curious translators over two days! 😉 #xl8
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A Tactical approach to a tactical communication strategy..!!

Wait I guess, this can be applied to a general human communication too.

Because if communication is screwed,
1. Whatever skill he or she has
2. Whoever he/she is

The full potential is NOT utilized.

#Philosophy44
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Dear @ashleymayer
Title to your article seem like clickbait because the not having a communication strategy is NOT okay, right ?
I may be wrong, though but anyway

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Another Point to be considered is :

Science was a part of Philosophy in ancient times. Not anymore, people don't much about the connection.
marxists.org/reference/arch…

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De retour du Portugais :). J'ai un peu moins d'une heure avant mon cours pur vous parler de mon post-doc. C'est tipar !
En fait, j'ai toujours été militant, et une de mes préoccupations, c'est la défense du droit à la vie privée. Et puis un jour pendant ma thèse, je suis tombé sur le site de l'équipe @PrivaticsInria… Du coup j'avais vachement envie de bosser avec elleux !
De l'extérieur, ça semble vraiment être une équipe de gens qui se soucient de la #privacy, je veux dire que c'est pas juste un application de leur sujet technique de recherche, c'est vraiment ce qui les motives, socialement. (Spoiler : de l'intérieur aussi !).
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