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NoMad
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Why is it so hard to read a 15 pages paper or article? I read hundreds of fiction pages or news in a day, but reading 100 lines of a scientific paper is a pain in the arse and I lose concentration by line 3.
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  • 2
    @Al-Jarrah sure, but otherwise I won't understand any of it. 🤷🏻‍♀️
  • 2
    Exact opposite here. I can read online technical stuff all night long, but never actually finished a novel.
  • 3
    @sweetnothings
    I've found the longer the academic publication is, the more likely it is they're going for high score (flooding the work with non-representative-data, unnecessarily obvious work showing, crappy pasta quotation, redundant or repetitive datasets as appendices, etc).

    Some of the best pieces I've read have been in the 10-15 page range sans bibliography.
  • 0
    @Al-Jarrah
    In which language? I'm only middling when it comes to Mandarin, and from an ESL standpoint it's no worse than what comes out of Russia or eastern europe.
  • 1
    @Al-Jarrah
    It's only marginally worse than what comes out of Russia or eastern europe. I think I've developed an immunity to engrish. What really annoyed me are US graduate students from India. When I was still active I began ignoring those as 90% of the solicitations were behind paywalls.
  • 3
    Oh boi i am literally the opposite!

    Read a book about the linux kernel (~ 1000 pages) in a weekend. Completely forgeting about time.

    That fantasy book or that thriller. Reading 30 minutes at a time. Still "working" on it after 2 freaking months.

    Sometimes i think something is really wrong with me :D
  • 1
    @sweetnothings
    It's a thing; in a field defined by high analytical reproducibility, you tend to be able to make the point in a lot less volume.
  • 1
    @sweetnothings
    One of my go-to examples of a well written CS paper:

    https://research.utwente.nl/en/...
  • 1
    @sweetnothings
    It's content was also transformative to for the industry. It has a high consumability and conceptual clarity despite being PhD level work. It's in my top 5 reference pieces when someone asks how they should write technically.

    Erik Meijer is also killing the tie-dye t-shirt game.
  • 1
    @hash-table
    I dare you to make your life 1% better by reading that paper 😎
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