Troubling story in Times Higher Education by Philip Moriarty, Prof of Physics at University of Nottingham.
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/blog/im-being-docked-pay-boycotting-marking-i-teach-free#comment-68607. It's behind a paywall, so I'll summarise. His salary is 100% from EPSRC research fellowship, but he does some teaching (which he's v good at) bcs he likes it, is good at it, and is public-spirited. Now Uni is docking his pay bcs he participated in a marking boycott as part of industrial action.
#university #strike #administration 1/2
Any cell biologists out there in the #ScienceMastodon universe?
The #Actin meeting aims to "bring together the UK actin community for a day of informal talks and discussion."
It's a friendly and inclusive conference and great for networking - check it out!
This is great: you type your zip code into the app, and you're shown a complete list of books prohibited in your area; then download the e-reader, and these books are available to download.
I wonder if the book-banners will end up making these books more widely read than they ever were in libraries?
Take the ability to block away, and Twitter immediately becomes utterly unusable for anyone who doesn’t revel in being overwhelmed by an avalanche of racist, misogynistic, bigoted filth - and that’s intentional, of course. An incitement of abuse.
Bots Are Better than Humans at Solving CAPTCHAs https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2023/08/bots-are-better-than-humans-at-solving-captchas.html #machinelearning #academicpapers #Uncategorized #captchas
Reusing other researcher's work is inherent in science. Licensing plays a central role for reuse, so we should know how it works.
Open licenses you probably need for:
- Texts, data, media, ...: CC0 or CC-BY
- Software: MIT license
More on licenses:
Wow! I never knew that Beethoven's "Für Elise" was actually written for a woman named Therese - and the letters these two names have in common:
E S E
may have inspired the alternating sequence of notes that starts this piece:
E E♭ E
Yes: in German E flat is called "Es" and pronounced like the letter S.
I also didn't know that Beethoven never published "Für Elise" in his life: he gave the score to Therese Malfatti, and it was transcribed and published by someone else after his death, and hers. Beethoven almost published an alternative more complicated version of the tune in 1822... but at the last minute decided not to.
I learned all this stuff from this video, which also includes a performance of the alternative version of "Für Elise". If you like the famous version, which is rather simple, this one may seem ludicrously fancy.
In the era of personalised medicine could the suggestion that a treatment is tailor-made to a patient boost the placebo? Find out from Dasha Sandra in the eLife Podcast 🎧 https://elifesciences.org/podcast/episode88?utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=organic
Word and bit line operation of a 1 × 1 μm2 superconducting vortex-based memory
Straight outta Trek
The #Wasserstein distance (#EMD), sliced Wasserstein distance (#SWD), and the #L2norm are common #metrics used to quantify the ‘distance’ between two distributions. This tutorial compares these three metrics and discusses their advantages and disadvantages.
I want to introduce you to my newly published project:
It is a simple CLI tool which let you maintain and manage multiple R versions on your Linux machine.
I hope it helps you manage your R projects easier and assist you to have a reproducible workflow.
Also, any suggestion and/or contribution is as always warmly welcome 😀
Well it had to happen eventually. #Scripps is retiring FLIP (FLoating Instrument Platform). This is an amazing piece of engineering (and soooo weird on the inside - everything pivots, so walls become floors). The #ship to be towed out to a location, and it would literally flip, sinking most of the ship directly down to give a *very stable platform for #oceanography research. Launched in 1962.
QOTO: Question Others to Teach Ourselves
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