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European science funders ban grantees from publishing in paywalled journals

a couple of weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to express those concerns! Ok, what about the problem of politicians and/or people in/with power using bogus papers in seemingly reliable OA journals to make major decisions or argue points? I don’t see how that will change as more and more people publish open access. These “fake” or irreputable journals […]

Local Fish and Chip shop firing back : MurderedByWords

3 weeks ago

I never understand why people fuck with anyone ever. I’m not over the top nice to people in the service industry, I just say hi, remember my pleases and thank yous, and offer a friendly parting greeting. If they initiate chat, I’ll chat. If they make a mistake, I’ll be polite and friendly about it. […]

Get a female roommate they said : WatchPeopleDieInside

3 weeks ago

I had a school excursion to the snow with my 5 best friends. I am a girl and so were the rest. After 3 days I have never been so annoyed to be under the same roof as them. There was 2 bedrooms with 3 beds in each and an bathroom on each bedroom. They […]

[Art] My dad got me into D&D when I was a kid, but hasn’t been able to play in years. So I drew this for him on his birthday, along with an offer to run a game for him for the first time. : DnD

3 weeks ago

I play with my nephew and nieces (ages 6-13) As always, start with the wild sheep chase. Let them choose their “play style.” Do they want to cast spells like Elsa? Shoot bow and arrow like in Tangled? Do the want to sneak around and thief like Aladdin?” Kids above ten can have more specific […]

TIL that residents in Surabaya, Indonesia can pay for the bus with plastic waste instead of money. Paying with plastic will grant you with 2 hours of travel. The aim is to reduce plastic waste whilst getting more people to use public transport, thus lowering the number of cars on the road. : todayilearned

3 weeks ago

As somebody who lived in Surabaya previously, I can attest to how this may not be an inviting choice for many people. I commuted to work everyday by GoJek, as I did not have my own vehicle. GoJek is a service where you pay for someone to pick you up and you ride on the […]

Russian President Vladimir Putin became so enraged during a shouting match with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that he revealed he was lying about Russia’s role in a military uprising in eastern Ukraine. : worldnews

3 weeks ago

The most blindly pro-Israel propogandists are GOP assholes who sabotaged Obama by inviting Netanyahu to Congress to interfere in American politics and insult Obama. GOP propogandists are pro-Russia because Russia helped Trump in 2016. They are blind pro-Israel ideologues. Israeli meddling in American politics is a serious issue and shouldn’t be dismissed just because Russia […]

When you don’t know if a door is push or pull : gaming

3 weeks ago

You can push it that direction in the original game. And depending on if you kissed her and some other choices throughout the game, if you choose to save the city instead of Chloe in the end, she gives a kiss that couldn’t be anything but romantic. And if you do decide to save her, […]

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