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    1. Yet, many journals do not allow or discourage to use preprints in the references as they are not considered as credible sources.

      did not know this

  2. Jan 2021
    1. He did not clarify how they could be sure ICE was not using their tools to deport people who did not pose a criminal threat. (In 2018, NBC reported that Steve Rubley, CEO of a Thomson Reuters subsidiary, was on the board of the ICE Foundation, which “supports the men and women of ICE.”)

      yikes

    2. Privately run databases like CLEAR are particularly attractive to government agencies like ICE because the agencies face legal restrictions on what information they can themselves collect and how long they can retain such data.

      CLEAR like the airport CLEAR thing?

    1. Between 2012 and November 2015, about 15,391 scientists signed The Cost of Knowledge boycott. In 2016, Elsevier received 1.5 million article submissions.

      wasn't just scientists. Also librarians, academics, and other types of researchers

    1. Cook County Judge Susana Ortiz set bail at $1,000. She also said if he came up with the money, he would be prohibited from returning to the airport, AP reported.

      Didn't Illinois just ban cash bail?

    1. the namespace paired with the current one.

      what is a paired namespace?

    2. returns the value of the namespace the page is in.

      where do you type this magic word to get this information??

    3. Linking directly to a page in this namespace instead

      instead of linking to the file in the Media namespace?

    4. Each file has a corresponding page in the “File” namespace, which is often used to hold licensing data

      in addition to other types of metadata?

    5. Project talk

      Why is this separate from the Project namespace?

    1. Interestingly, Proxima Centauri became our nearest star around the same time when Homo sapiens appeared on Earth. Is that a mere coincidence?

      What was the nearest star before that?

    2. Stars enter and leave the immediate neighborhood of the solar system because of their random motions

      stars have random motions?

    1. Hawley has said that he only objected to the Electoral College vote count because he wanted an opportunity to highlight that "some states, particularly Pennsylvania, failed to follow their own state election laws" by expanding voting options during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

      uh that's a straight up lie

    1. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) made clear that, compared to the effort spent pursuing middle-ground measures, “I’m going to fight even harder to make sure this progressive socialist movement ends this term, never to be discussed again.”

      I got some bad news for you about Millennials and Gen Z

    2. Some, like Mary Miller of Illinois, said they see their role as (literally) changing the face of the Republican Party

      Yeah, until she complimented Hitler

    1. “We remain committed to conducting the business of the Senate in accordance with the rules and without displays of partisanship and disrespect that we saw today,” Ms. Kocher said.

      what rules did he violate?

    1. The Bristles

      What about the treatment of the animals these bristles come from? Are they taken only from living animals? As part of a butchery agreement?

  3. Dec 2020
    1. Johnson argued that spending money on direct checks would increase the deficit, and amount to "mortgaging our kids' future."

      Are you fucking kidding me. They're not going to have a future if they FUCKING STARVE

    2. Republicans had told her and Schumer that they would be unwilling to accept direct payments above $600.

      that's so freaking low. What's wrong with them?

    3. Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House will try to pass the bill by unanimous consent — meaning that only one Republican member opposing the proposal needs to be present in order to block the bill

      ugh

    4. with $4,000 for a couple

      hell yeah!

    1. while the University of Michigan’s president argued that testing students widely would offer a “false sense of security.”

      embarrassing

    1. Creative Commons has updated its Master Terms of Service and Master Privacy Policy, effective November 7, 2017. Before continuing on our websites or using our services, please review.

      Why is this still up here 3 years after the fact?

    1. popular belief, America is not, nor was it meant to be, a pure democracy

      This is not a popular belief. We literally learn in elementary school that America is a Democratic Republic and not a pure democracy. But we don't claim to invade other countries for the sake of "democratic republicanism".

    2. Egalitarianism threatens our republic by undermining the social, familial, religious, and economic distinctions and inequalities that undergird our liberty.

      so...y'all want to preserve the white supremacist, patriarchal, oppressive system. Got it.

    3. not a pure democracy

      The title to this "article" is deliberately misleading

  4. Nov 2020
    1. The state estimates there are about 10,000 mail-in ballots at stake. Biden currently leads by about 50,000 votes.

      lolol

    2. Republican secretary of state over what they say are “too many failures in Georgia elections this year.” But their statement didn’t specify what failures they had seen beyond “mismanagement and lack of transparency.”

      funny how they didn't have a problem in 2018

    1. In the meantime, at the request of Ms Spears, financial company Bessemer Trust has been appointed as a co-conservator.

      interesting

    1. Gender played a role in the, statistical differences in the responses of the participants about the usability of the Saudi Digital Library interface based on in these criteria; these differences were in favor of the male sample.

      interesting

    1. In September, Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton said that if the measure failed, state lawmakers might have to balance the budget by raising taxes on everyone “by at least 20% regardless of their level of income,” something she said would “only serve to deepen the dramatic inequities that we already see across the state.”

      wtf

    2. The ballot measure itself did not have the power to impose higher income tax rates on higher earners; instead it gives the state the ability to do so. The state was already prepared to do that—in June of 2019, Pritzker signed a bill that would have allowed for the adoption of a graduated income tax on January 1, 2021 if voters had approved the ballot measure.

      UGGGGGGGGGGGGGGH

  5. Oct 2020
    1. If we didn’t take these steps, individuals would be more inclined to donate their papers to private institutions, where FOIA doesn’t apply and where there is no guarantee that the public ever would have access

      important point

    2. If it doesn't appeal, the case will be sent back to the Michigan Court of Claims, where a judge dismissed the lawsuit. 

      why? Would it be re-tried?

    3. In addition, there are nine folders among the sealed boxes labeled 'Pioneer Fund,' a group that funds studies of race, intelligence and genetics that promote white superiority.

      why would UM even want this guy's records?

    1. LIS has no sound, theoretically‐informed basis for describing or discussing elements of format

      Really? Even with this info being recorded in MARC records forever?

    1. Computer software, for example, can be protected by copyright, patent, trade secret and trademark.

      did not know that

    1. has engaged in mass copyright infringement in order to make research accessible.

      speaking of presenting facts

    2. (I recently gave up on trying to access a scholarly article because I could not find a way to get it for less than $39.95, though in that case the article was garbage rather than gold.)

      dude have you heard of inter-library loan?

  6. Sep 2020
    1. In January 2007, the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzō Abe, announced that he would drop an earlier proposal to alter the Imperial Household Law so as to allow females to inherit the throne. The proposal had been made on the basis of the fact that the two sons of Emperor Akihito had, at the time, no sons of their own

      eff you Shinzo Abe

    1. However, according to the Imperial Household Law of 1947, female members of the family have no succession rights to the Chrysanthemum Throne and must renounce to their titles, membership of the Imperial Family and allowance from the State.

      this is such bullshit. They should toss out this law

  7. Aug 2020
    1. Headline of the article.

      DON'T DEFINE A WORD USING THE WORD ITSELF

  8. Jul 2020
    1. Why? In addition to inviting legal challenges, a rule also risks pushing the issue to state legal systems. Herbert noted that New York State, for instance, recently changed its laws to allow farm workers to unionize, even though these agricultural workers are exempt from collective bargaining under the national labor act.

      interesting, why are agricultural workers exempt?

    2. The board’s basis for the proposed rule is its preliminary position that the relationship between students and institutions is predominantly educational, not economic.

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    3. graduate students at private institutions can’t form unions.

      wouldn't that be outside of their juristiction?

    1. As many as 52,000 students could return to the campus because the university is not limiting the number of students allowed to live in its residence halls

      UHHH WHAT? I suppose that could present a burden on lower-income students

    2. “We can’t say categorically, ‘Sign here, this is absolutely required.' But the expectation is that every member of our community will take it,” Killeen said, standing outside the tent after submitting his own sample. “It’s very noninvasive. You walk in. ... It’s simple.”

      why can't we require it?

    1. The highly regarded end-to-end encrypted chat app Signal announced at the beginning of April that it would be forced to exit the US market if the EARN IT Act becomes law.

      UM WHAT

    2. The spyware/ransomware combo is being distributed through pirated software, so stick to legitimate app purveyors and you'll avoid it.

      what about FOSS software?

    1. What aren’t all that common in idol groups, though, are non-Japanese performers. While it is true that some groups include members from foreign countries (Canadian Tia Ell from P.IDL, for example), it is still far from common in Japan. In contrast, a number of K-pop groups have non-Korean members in their lineup.

      interesting, I didn't realize that re: K-Pop

    1. The middle character, Ze, is a generational name, and is common to all his siblings (such as his brothers and sister, 毛泽民 (Mao Ze Min), 毛泽覃 (Mao Ze Tan), and 毛泽紅 (Mao Ze Hong)).

      interesting, did not know that. How are these generational characters determined?

  9. Jun 2020
    1. The chief justice explained that he continues to think the Texas case was wrongly decided, but believes it’s important for the court to stand by its prior decisions.

      TRICK WHY DIDN'T YOU DO THAT WITH THE JANUS CASE

    1. Certain fruits and vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, peaches and pears can diminish the thyroid’s production of thyroxin.

      I can't win

    2. The majority of people who have an underactive thyroid

      huh, really?

    1. she also a "Sho Kannon" due to the lotus bud in one hand and her other hand empty and outstretched?

    1. scientific research showing that other non-live vaccines—such as the diphtheria, tetanus, and whole-cell pertussis (DTP) vaccine—are associated with an increased rate of childhood mortality. The WHO, however, has dismissed this evidence and continues to recommend the DTP vaccine for routine use in children in developing countries.

      what about in developed countries?

    1. Stephens died last month.

      this is so sad. I hope she knows that she received justice for her firing.

    2. adversarial testing about the meaning of their terms

      what is this?

    3. Justices Samuel Alito, Brett Kavanaugh and Clarence Thomas dissented.

      shocking no one

  10. May 2020
    1. corporatist

      From Google: relating to or characterized by advocacy for the control of a state or organization by large interest groups

    1. Trump’s judgments are highly transmissible, infecting the thinking and behavior of nearly every official or advisor who comes in contact with the initial carrier

      interesting phrasing

    2. “A highly contagious virus that begins somewhere in China and spreads rapidly.”

      why Asia specifically?

    1. The wine company is named after the 19 crimes that got people in Britain sent to Australia, which began its history as a penal colony.

      which began its European-based history as a penal colony.

  11. Apr 2020
    1. Public Information Officer Lindsey Hess says the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) cannot give directives to county jail facilities, even during a pandemic

      this is absurd

    1. ecent investigations into other shark species have revealed astounding life-spans: The Greenland shark, for example, can live nearly 300 years

      uh, wtf

    1. Imagine coming to a library, knowing a particular work exists, but you do not know the title, who created the work, or the subject matter

      I know public librarians who deal with this all the time and still manage to find what the patron is looking for. They're magic

    1. like most of my 20-something friends, I don’t own a thermometer.

      Difference between 20s and 30s: I know I have a thermometer but I don't know where it is. It's not where it's supposed to be!

  12. Mar 2020
    1. Upon dropping out of the race, Gabbard also endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden, despite the fact that her 2016 pick, Sanders, is still in the race

      wow

    1. People who are in the final three months of their jail sentences, low-offense pretrial detainees who are in jail primarily because they can’t afford bail, “medically fragile” inmates who are at elevated risk for contracting and spreading COVID-19, and people who are supposed to report to jail to serve sentences typically of less than one year.

      peole who can't afford bail shouldn't be in jail in the first place!!

  13. Feb 2020
    1. We also wanted to avoid accusations of partisanship or complaints that we displayed inappropriate language in a family-friendly Federal museum. 

      yikes

    1. Some supporters professed a my-guy-or-bust attitude — nearly half of the Yang Gang said they wouldn’t vote for another Democrat. But Warren’s supporters, more than anyone else, said they’d vote for whomever they needed to vote for.

      Interesting

    2. “Of course, I’m not voting for her because she’s a woman; I don’t even think of her as a woman,”

      Oh this

  14. Jan 2020
    1. The Eliot letters are under copyright until 2035 and will not be available for access online. Researchers can access the collection on a first-come, first-served basis in Firestone Library’s Special Collections, located on C floor. 

      ugh

    2. “Eliot burned Hale’s letters, so we will not know her own views beyond his responses to them.

      I wonder why he did that?

    1. “perhaps you’ve had the experience of asking somebody to come in and they’ve not been willing or able to do it.”

      what?

  15. Dec 2019
    1. a large warehouse off campus, you can find a collection of artifacts that tell the story of Illinois State’s 162-year history.

      ugh, an archive is not a warehouse

    1. The second development is the use of the category cisgender to describe broad swaths of people without knowledge of their self-identification

      interesting

    2. social constructionist

      "social constructionism examines the development of jointly constructed understandings of the world that form the basis for shared assumptions about reality. The theory centers on the notion that meanings are developed in coordination with others rather than separately within each individual" - wikipedia

    3. The practicality of the gesture of compulsory pronoun reporting has run its course

      interesting

    1. After a few days, the cats with a box recorded a lower stress level than a non-boxed group of cats. A few weeks later, both groups recorded the same CSS.

      interesting

    1. It usually includes different steps, such as a welcome, remembrance, rejoicing and a farewell.

      sounds like a seder

    1. a reading of the African Pledge and the Principles of Blackness.

      what are these readings??

    1. Many of the victims were passengers from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship. Royal Caribbean told CBS News it is now suspending tours of active volcanoes.

      seems prudent

    1. Archivists, however, will still be prohibited from using third-party tools to scrape any content from groups, and any who do will be blocked.

      WTF

    2. "However, the resources needed to maintain historical content from Yahoo Groups pages is cost-prohibitive, as they’re largely unused."

      But Verizon wouldn't be maintaining the content???????? WTF?

    1. surfaced that a Florida detective had obtained a warrant to search the site’s full database, including individuals who had opted out of cooperating with law enforcement.

      uh HOW?

    2. (Additional options included deciding later and permanently deleting all her data from the GEDmatch servers.) According to a Verogen spokesperson, whatever settings users had earlier selected for their GEDmatch profiles—opting in or out of police searches—will remain under the new terms.

      uh huh

    3. On Monday GEDmatch updated its terms of service to reflect the new ownership, but it did not alert users via emai

      yeah that's really shitty

    1. Now that it's summer, Graves has made good on his word, putting it on the menu at Red Door, 2118 N. Damen Ave. in Bucktown. It's $5, a buck more than what Graves said he paid on that memorable winter day. He also plans to sell Dorielotes at his booth at the Roscoe Village Burger Fest in July.

      you gonna give any of those proceeds to the dude you bought it from or nah?

    1. In addition, modeling the relationship between serial issues, serial titles, and a collection title when the collection is of curatorial or archival interest will be a future undertaking

      womp

    2. The title of the parent serial is also mapped to a related work element with the intention to link to the serial title’s full descriptive metadata.

      I think I need to see the MODS record examples for me to fully follow this

    3. a brief but adequate description for the items in the SDR content management system and on PURL pages associated with the items

      are these the splash pages? What are these PURL pages?

    1. represents a data service. A data service is a collection of operations accessible through an interface (API) that provide access to one or more datasets or data processing functions.

      does it have to be an API or can OAI-PMH be considered a service?

  16. Nov 2019
    1. it’s only fair to note that while the “Save the Paseo” movement accrued thousands of signatures for its cause and garnered support from black residents, it is helmed by a pair of white women—and its membership is not only predominantly white, but most of them don’t even live on that street.

      oh

    2. New York Times reports that on Tuesday, the community voted in favor of removing King’s name from a historic boulevard that runs through the city’s predominantly black eastside, making Kansas City one of the largest cities in the country without a street honoring the late minister and civil rights activist.

      Wow. WTF

    1. “StrongArm says that most of its clients are already gathering productivity data through other products, and so the use of its technology should raise no new concerns about surveillance,” Bloomberg reports.

      yikes

    1. it doesn’t match up with other measurements taken by the ESA Gaia satellite or the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, which measure a Hubble constant of 73.5 km/s/Mph

      both the Gaia satellite and the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope return the same measurement?

    2. polarization data, or data about the direction the light wave pointed perpendicular to its direction of travel

      wat

    1. After all, aside from the Planck data, the lambda-CDM model, which is the standard model of the universe, seems to work really well. Using just six parameters, it seems to fit our observations of the universe, albeit a flat universe, nearly perfectly.

      I'm not sure what the difference is between a flat or an open universe

    2. Experiments measuring the cosmic microwave background can’t seem to agree with experiments measuring closer objects when it comes to how fast the universe is expanding.

      interesting

    3. Scientists already knew from Planck satellite data that mass in the universe was warping the the cosmic microwave background radiation, the farthest radiation our telescopes can see, more than the standard theory of cosmology predicted

      warping how?

    4. the universe is closed,” or round

      what's the difference between closed and round here? What makes a universe "flat"?

    1. She asked Stewart for a positive recommendation, but she says that a principal investigator at another institution she applied to tipped her off to his negative recommendation. Nissenbaum did not have a copy of the reference letter but included in her appeal to Clark an email from the unnamed PI. It recommends, delicately, given the confidentiality surrounding letter writing, that she seek another letter writer.

      wow

  17. Oct 2019
    1. "To put the argument at its most basic: a man can decide to be female, take hormones if required by whatever sporting organization is concerned, win everything in sight and perhaps earn a small fortune, and then reverse his decision and go back to making babies if he so desires," she wrote.

      um, what??

    1. ormed into an association and endowed by law with the rights and liabilities of an individual

      thanks citizens united

    1. Dogs are pretty flexible creatures, and they can often impart enough leverage to “back out” of a traditional harness. This typically involves pulling backwards against the leash, while trying to slip their elbows through the straps.

      this is what Tundra does

    1. WikiJournals publishes a set of open-access, peer-reviewed academic journals with no publishing costs to authors. Its goal is to provide free, quality-assured knowledge

      I'm not sure that WikiJournals are highly regarded...

    1. foregoing

      "the term the foregoing is used to refer to what has just been mentioned or stated." - Translegal https://www.translegal.com

    1. The gunman, who has been arrested, live-streamed the attack in a 35-minute video that was posted on the gaming platform Twitch and then removed.

      jfc

    1. The Jacksonville, Fla. native known for “No Problems” is reportedly pregnant with her first child.

      I don't understand what that has to do with anything?

    1. Rights statement No Copyright - United States License Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 United States

      I think these are contradictory

    1. Update handle records and metadata when moving from one Handle prefix to another

      you can do that? Will the handles floating out on the web break?

  18. Sep 2019
    1. These MUA gel eyeliner pencils perform just like the Nuance ones I love. We’ll have to keep watching to see if any other former-Nuance items pop up under CVS’ own cosmetic lines. 

      uhhh isn't this intellectual property theft?

    1. Administrative metadata comprises both technical and preservation metadata,

      huh, apparently Administrative metadata containing technical, preservation, and rights metadata is pretty common

    1. The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) actually breaks administrative metadata down into three sub-types

      Interesting, I've never seen that but maybe I've misread

    1. Another 6% got hung up on a technicality created by Congress: When borrowers apply for help, their most recent payment, as well as the payment they made 12 months before applying, must be equal to or greater than what they would have paid on an income-driven repayment plan

      what?

    2. He clearly remembers opening a letter in the summer of 2018 from the company that manages Heather's federal student loans.

      I guess they didn't apply for it then ?

    3. Matthew says their request for TEPSLF was denied, this time on a technicality — "because we had not been denied for PSLF.

      but didn't it just say they had been denied? What?

    1. Based in London, APP works primarily within prisons in Kenya and Uganda. APP offers a formalized sponsorship program enabling prisoners and prison staff to study law through the University of London’s international program.

      which country's law?

    1. Ladies, this is the app you can actually post all those artsy pictures you took of food you’ve gotten at cool restaurants.

      um, dudes do this too

    1. and, sadly, no one seems to be using bedbuggish enough to warrant an entry in our dictionary)

      challenge accepted

  19. Aug 2019
    1. Lewis warned that police departments’ failing to act swiftly creates what she referred to as “gypsy cops” who, like Pantaleo, remain eligible for employment in law enforcement after using excessive and deadly force that critics call police brutality at best and murder at worst.

      that is a terrible term

    1. Agrawal agreed to have any federally funded research supervised for a year beginning on August 8.

      they're still allowed to have federal funding??????

  20. arch.library.northwestern.edu arch.library.northwestern.edu
    1. Persistent Identification: Arch automatically creates Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for all publicly accessible works in Arch.

      what kind of identifiers do restricted works get? Are there any restricted works? What abou embargoed ETDs?

    1. “The marketplace of ideas is now at risk for serious if not irreparable damage because of the unprecedented dominance of a very small number of technology platforms,” the report concluded

      I wonder if this report is available publicly?

    1. More than 25,000 “completely and permanently” disabled veterans will see “every penny” of their student debt forgiven under the order, Trump said.

      ....not quite

    1. “It’s a natural material, and because we are dairy and meat consumers, we have an ethical need to produce these products as well.”

      we don't have to be at this scale

    2. National Beef’s Hochstein called environmental concerns about leather production “a ridiculous mindset.” The idea that turning hides into leather is bad for the environment “is so far from the truth, you have to laugh at it—but then you have to cry,” he said

      of course

    3. athleisure—clothing which contains no leather at all

      is that what athleisure means?

    1. he pouches have been assigned to students at no cost, but losing one will cost the high-schoolers a $25 replacement fee.

      that's bullshit

    2. Devices remain in the student’s possession, but they aren’t able to access them, the school said

      that's better