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How do you take your notes? Do you take notes? Use this thread to discuss methods, tips, and anything else related to how you take notes.
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cute girl, i like it better already


Yeah if you're taking notes for a class I don't think the Zettelkasten method is really what you're looking for. It's more meant to be an overall knowledge management system.

Cornell method is decent. It's really not so important to follow one particular method as it is write things out in a way that isn't too rushed, is easy to understand later, and is in your own words (so that you actually have to understand it).


I don't really see the point of having designated places for keywords and summaries.


Search time optimization.

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What do I need to /edu/cate myself on if I want to spot sloppy research? Like, what is a controlled study, when is the correlation significant enough to be taken seriously, things like that.


>what is a controlled study
Where you have two research subjects, the test group and the control group

You change something from the default state for the test group, and leave the control group the same

>when is the correlation significant enough to be taken seriously,

Depends on what you're looking for, whether you want to minimize false positives or negatives on the likelihood of the effect being real etc

Sometimes spotting spotty research is just a matter of looking for tells

If what the abstract claims is different or hyping the results the research deserves extra scrutiny in some cases for example


It's all shit, or at least most of it is. Google "the null ritual".


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Do you mean this? I started reading it but gave up after a few pages because I don't know anything about the statistics it speaks of.


Yes, that is exactly what I was referencing. There is an episode of a podcast called "Not Related" that goes into it as well, although the actual demonstration of the issue is in the paper.

The methods that it talks about in there are exactly the kinds of statistics you will need to learn if you are interested in experimental design, or at least if you want to understand the quantitative methods used in academia rn. I was taught null hypothesis testing in my undergrad, but fortunately I also studied enough math to see that it is largely bullshit. I mean, it does have an application but the way it is applied is quite literally cargo cult behavior.

You may also want to look into the replicability crisis in science, as well as the new paradigms in theoretical physics that will hopefully displace the dead-end trend towards quantizement that we've seen taken to ridiculous extrememes in the past few decades. I don't have much faith that this will actually be realized, bourgeois academia is in decay, but the theoretical groundwork is there (quantum gravity is one such theory which is kinda controversial but there are others as well).

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Posts docs n shit about improving social skills and charisma

It is important that communists have good charisma when canvassing and interacting with others.


as with anything it requires practice and commitment things like eye contact posture and really listening to the people you are speaking with is critically important when engaging with others something simple as being able to remember their name and something unique about them and use it again later goes far in making people like you.

in the political sense if talking with normies try not to go to heavy with the theory stuff talk about it in the basest of terms and speak primarily about the benefits that they would have with such a system


I discovered a year ago that the appaerance is absolutely important to the people, their sayings of "don't trust in the appaerance" and such are a lie.

I have rasurate and care for my skin to not have any acne, cut my hair to a young Stalin level aprox., correct my posture when I am with others, buy a couple of new -seminew- clothes (good sweater, serious shirt, overcoat, good pants…

And people will treat you with more much respect and seriously. Of you can look to your watch instead the phone the better, and when sounds, ask the other if you can take it to look who is it and switch it off.

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It seems to me that in the software world people like to rediscover things that were already known by LISP programmers in the 70s. I don't want to fall into this trap, so please post historical documents/lectures/etc. about technology!


I agree with this, that most common concepts 'discovered' today were already discovered (including algorithms) by CS researchers in the 30s to the 60s/70s (including all major search/sort algorithms, data structures, and even neural nets albeit simple ones.



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Hi comrades,

Now I am procrastinating. It's seems that procrastination is an increasingly psicological problem in our society, specially young people.

I personally had procrastinated too much in my life agravated by my OCD (obsession with that activity), Generalized Ansxiety Disorder (that increases my anxiety to do the hard thing) and partial insomnia (so, I procrastinate to very late, that harms my sleep). I achieved, with +10 ten times more of time of the average, write my final work for University. Now I think I will not be able to write a couple of "easy" articles to a institution interested in me, pointing to me as garbage.

Did the same when I was in the Communist Party Youngs and must read a lot of directives, to read and take notes of political, history and philsophy books, etc.

Did you procrastinate /edu/? If you did and now not, how the heck you broke this vicious circle of improductiviy?


Just get something, anything down on paper or word processor
Even if It's just a series of dot points under various headings or you record your self rambling on the topics thinking out loud and transcribe it then come back and report to us lad


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Pic related worked for me, it's much easier to start if you know that you can stop after a fixed duration instead of attempting a potentially endless marathon. It also helps with focus and distractions. Just make sure to adjust the working time, I started at just 15 minutes and gradually made it longer and longer.

For writing, specifically, when I get stuck I like to set a timer for 5 minutes and just write anything that comes to my mind during that time. Without any editing or going back. After the time is over I edit it and usually end up throwing much of it out but it helps to get some momentum.


I also have severe issues with this. Having this thread here, and knowing other comrades are in similar ruts, kind of soothes the sore.

I will try my best to address this problem with the help of the resources found ITT so far.
I had, for example, downloaded a pomodoro >>558 applet for my computer, but never used it. I think I'll start giving it some tries.

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Is this a good book? Especially for a beginner?
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>No variable capital means no surplus value will be made, capitalism ceases.
Shouldn't the second formula then be
Value of C'= c + (v + s)
and the first one just
Value of C = c?
Because just because you have constant capital doesn't mean you have to invest in variable capital. A contemporary example being that Philadelphia hospital. It's capital without the investment of variable capital and therefore it's just dead and not making a profit, so it's C = c.


The goal of investingen is getting a profit out of it. Do the workers there work for free?




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The amount of value in the economy never changes. Our perception of value is X and all movements of capitalism are to establish equilibrium with X. It is through this myopic rush to stabilize profitability that things like the profit rate drop, wages get squeezed, productivity goes up, etc etc etc when people try to use the government to act on, say, the min wage. Because capital is constantly trying to find equilibrium with what current rate of profit.

Making more commodities means producing above the socially necessary labor time . (The time it takes on average to produce a particular commodity.) So, because you have, again, disturbed the current equilibrium by producing above the socially necessary labor time capital is going to try and stabilize and find the new rate of profit; everyone is going to mad dash to try and meet the new social standard of labor time and thus will raise the average above that of what once was the previous average; You need to understand, also, through this relationship that producing more and doing it more quickly means you are able to lower your prices and, as such, in order to keep up and not die out your competition is going to follow in your coat tails.
It is through this process that the rate of profit or the ability to exploit surplus labor falls because when you raise the bar everyone follows suit, cutting their bottom line and creating a new standard over and over and over and over again.
That is why making more commodities means less over all surplus labor value for the capitalists because everyone is constantly trying to sell their product for lower and lower in a myopic dash to make more profits while simultaneously cutting labor through innovation and increasing productivity.


It's fine. It shows that the "neoclassical economists really have to be the most brilliant among their peers to figure out that capitalism is killing everyone. But even when they reach this point, they still won't suggest to get rid of it, merely to reform it with 99 % global tax on the superrich etc.

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Post people from history who missed the mark.
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-Comrade Hoxha,, I think there are already enough bunkers…
-There wil be never enough bunkers, comrade. Never..



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>In the study of language, description or descriptive linguistics is the work of objectively analyzing and describing how language is actually used (or how it was used in the past) by a speech community.
A language, its rules and words should be determined by the collective people who use it and not by academic institutions and scholars
ignore the semi-cringy comic btw it was the best pic I could find as OP
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I agree, and that's why socialism is when the government does stuff and when the government does everything that is communism :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDd


The opressed nations language, who not only purely lingüistic but also social biases due to the domination of the dominators language, need to be normalized and regulated to emancipate. That's why within Spain Galiza, the vasques and Catalonia have language institutions and dictionaries or why the USSR could go beyond the "grandrrusian" nationalism, caring about the federation languages of the others.

Think about the opressed workers of a nation, that see how they own language is being killed to disposses them of a separate identity and prevent a national liberation.


Manolos will say this and then get extremely asshurt when Catalonia asks for independence


Grammar anarchy!

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Anybody else here interested in biochemistry?
Pic related: Carbonyl cyanide m-chlorophenyl hydrazone (CCCP)


I am very interested in mycology and there is certainly some overlap.

I am also very interested yeast that has been genetically engineered to produce pharmaceuticals in place of alcohol. I think the social and political implications of this technology are far greater and more imminent than most of the sci-fi tech that dorks are always on about.

Do you do any agar work anon?


I am a third year bachelor student of biochemistry, cool to see fellow comrades on here

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Were they Socialist?
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By the account of most socialists “No.”
Soviet And Chinese academic textbooks and most histories written from a socialist perspective describe the Incan empire as an “Agricultural slave state” similar to the Roman Empire etc

I somewhat agree with this as none of the things the incans did were inherently socialist while some things hey did were inherently Feudal / Antiquated (Slavery etc)


What anon says >>75 is true, the incas even forcebly relocated conquered tribes (now enslaved) to other parts of the empire, and scholars ans artisans too, as the mongols in Asia. And in the top a society bases of religious classes -the inka was the son of the sun- there was a nobility and religious structure that sucked as a leech the surplus of the ayllus (1/3 of the land for the inca, 1/3 for the sun, 1/3 for the ayllu)

The important thing frankly is the ayllus, wich were the collective way to exploit the land. Mariategui and others saw a possible peruvian revolution (or a possibility of a based campesinado) with this historical precedent.


I'm pretty sure that when people refer to historical native American societies and their socialistic/communistic characteristics it is not usually the Incan Empire that gets mentioned.
I cannot unfortunately not recall the name(s) of the societies though, maybe other anons can.


The various subjects of the Inca (which is the name of the ruling class of the society) didn't like being subjects very much from what I understand. Tribute was demanded and order was enforced just like in your typical feudal or slave system. You might say that the Inca were social fascists or social imperialists the same way the US would be if Bernie Sanders got his way on everything and continued US foreign policy.

There were some civilizations (maybe those in North America like the Iroquois Confederacy being pseudo-demcon or something) that were a better case for socialism perhaps, but the thing is very little is really known now because so much was kept in oral traditions and what records existed were often outright destroyed.


They where Plato's Republic which is the same as NAZBOL GANG

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