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The Individualists

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6 days ago
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Perma.cc stops scholarly link rot

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Perma.cc stops scholarly link rot

As research publications increasingly become digital, it's essential to create a findable and unchanging electronic scholarly record. Researchers are probably familiar with the digital object identifier (DOI), which in URL form provides a persistent link to articles (and more). In addition, many libraries and publishers provide redundant archiving to ensure scholarship is preserved over the long term; however, making sure other types of links in articles work and that a linked webpage represents what the author saw when it was cited is also important.


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This ancient mnemonic technique builds a palace of memory

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In Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective novel A Study in Scarlet (1887) we learn that Sherlock Holmes used the most effective memory system known: a memory palace. Although imagined memory palaces are still used by memory champions and the few who practice the memory arts, they are best known from Grec...

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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Your Card

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You will not control the means of deception!

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48 days ago
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The bit bomb

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It took a polymath to pin down the true nature of ‘information’. His answer was both a revelation and a return

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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Scavenger Hunt

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I like to imagine Russell as sort of like the white rabbit, only he's always late for an appointment with a barber.

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