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A proposed new Berlin transit map replaces stylized axis-parallel and diagonal line segments with smooth curves: berlintransitmap.de/

The old design was seen as "out of style", "too robotized", and too difficult to follow routes. There's still a strong preference for axis-parallel and diagonal lines in the new map, but the connections between them have been smoothed out.

Via metafilter.com/180431/Berlin-T

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Maybe the only graph you need re: socialized medicine.

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My U.S. dialect quiz is interesting! There's a link if you want to try it, too. nyti.ms/2NiPaDp

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Elsevier news roundup: German, Hungarian, and Swedish academics have been cut off from Elsevier journals after subscription negotiations broke down (nature.com/articles/d41586-019). Negotiations with the University of California are ongoing after a missed deadline (insidehighered.com/quicktakes/). Access to Germany was restored (nature.com/news/german-scienti) but without any long-term agreement. And the editorial board of _Informetrics_ resigned to protest Elsevier's open access policies (nature.com/articles/d41586-019).

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@hettie The group starts on Monday. Discussions will be had under content warnings to allow folks to progress as they wish. Book will run for about a month/4 Weeks. We will pick a new one before the end of the time period

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A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems. - Paul Erdos #famous #quotes

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Today, I decided to take a back road near the school where I used to teach. It's been roughly a decade since I have been on this road. As I was driving by, I saw some deer munching on a bush. Then I caught a flash of white and since there was no one behind me, I stopped the car, still unsure if I saw what I thought I saw. And there it was: an albino deer. I haven't seen once since I was a kid. I snapped a few photos and then just watched it, said a prayer of gratitude, and then drove on.

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Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact. - George Eliot #famous #quotes

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