AcademicClothesFilter: MetaFilter, help me (20ish dude) find a store that sells awesome tweed or professorial-like sportscoats/jackets! I am a beginning academic who hates suits, but soon I will start to teach and go to conferences and will need to "look the part." Thus, I need to update my wardrobe with something thematically between "formal" and "wannabe hipster causal." The hitch is: I am sort-of built like a linebacker, with a very broad chest and very wide shoulders but with a not-quite-commensurately-large bottom torso, and thus sizing can often be an issue for me (i.e., getting more fabric "up top" in generic sizes ends up with billowing fabric down below). Is there any store that sells hot to trot professorial tweed that might fit someone with my body build? Or will I need to get a loose fit and then get it tailored? (Is that... what tailoring is?).
TediousTaskHelpFilter: For a project I'm working on, I manually went through 4000+ article abstracts from a literature database and classified articles as either target articles or irrelevant articles (with broad classification for why the article was irrelevant). My advisor has indicated that it's standard practice for me to do this same search on a database that will, overwhelmingly, give me many repeats from my last search. As this is nowhere near the only thing on my plate, I'd like to optimize this task. Is there any computer-based solution to eliminating the repeats in hits between these two databases? [more inside]
Academia must have discovered the Internets by now... right? I'm interested in finding some academic, long-form journalism, or just generally "high-thought" articles about "low" Internet culture, from memes to 4chan to Anonymous to Second Life. Halp?! [more inside]