Posts Tagged ‘email’

Put your email inbox on a low-spam diet : Naturejobs Blog

April 15, 2018

Put your email inbox on a low-spam diet by @j_perkel
http://blogs.Nature.com/naturejobs/2018/04/11/clean-your-email-inbox-with-a-low-spam-diet/ #Email hygiene for the researcher – ie how to escape fake conference & journal invites + #spam calendar invites
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The practice of publishing their email addresses on journal articles and university web sites makes research academics ready targets for email spammers. Spam, Clemons insists, is not merely a nuisance but a time-sink. Mark Gerstein, a professor of biomedical informatics at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, estimates that maybe a quarter of the 200-or-so messages he receives in a day are important. “I spend many, many, many hours a week, days a week probably, going through my correspondence,” he says.

Gerstein, for instance, uses a multi-tiered approach to triage his correspondence, relying on Gmail filters, labels, and artificial intelligence. Gerstein has a whitelist — a list of ‘approved’ email addresses. Messages from those addresses are automatically routed to his inbox, where they receive the highest priority. New senders can get on that list by placing a special keyword (available on his web site) in the subject line of their message — which is how I was able to contact him.

Below that top tier are departmental messages, messages from mailing lists, and the like. At the very bottom is the obvious spam, the stuff that gets picked up by Google’s spam-detection algorithms. And in the middle is what Gerstein calls ‘almost-spam’ — messages from predatory journals and conferences, spam invitations to join editorial boards, and even spam calendar invites, which automatically add themselves to his calendar and clog up his schedule.

Gerstein advises researchers to use multiple email addresses in dealing with journals, vendors, and the like. Then, by funneling those messages to a single inbox, one can sort the messages by account and prioritize them accordingly.

Gmail is particularly useful for this purpose, Gerstein notes. Suppose you have the address ‘janesci@gmail.com’. Google allows users to modify their addresses by placing a plus sign and additional text between the username and the at-symbol — for instance,
‘janesci+amazon@gmail.com’ and ‘janesci+ebay@gmail.com’. These messages all go to the original address, but users can sort their messages based on the specific address used.

“You can use that quite powerfully to create unique addresses for all sorts of things, and to filter your email on the basis of that,” Gerstein says.

Still, Gerstein admits, spam inevitably falls through the cracks. How to spot it?
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Neurobiology course

January 20, 2018

Understanding the Brain: The Neurobiology of Everyday Life
https://www.coursera.org/learn/neurobiology

Links to “Oncology at the Limits” and TRACERx Consortium

November 5, 2017


Here is a link to the “Oncology at the Limits” Conference which is co-organised between UCL and Yale, …. It will be from
19th to 21st March at the Royal College of Physicians in London.

http://www.thelancet.com/education/at-the-limits/oncology-2017

https://www.atthelimits.org/

The Keynote this year was … about the Lung TRACERx consortium. It is a project which
performs multi-site sampling of tumours to gain an insight into subclonal populations, and also follows up on the presence, expansion or response to therapy of these subclones via circulating-tumour-DNA. …

http://www.thelancet.com/education/at-the-limits/oncology-2017/sequencing-cancer-genomes-and-personalising-cancer-treatments

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Car features

October 28, 2017

Car safety features

Blind Spot Detection
Adaptive Cruise Control, Stop & Go, Low-speed follow
Lane Keep assist
Forward collision & braking
Pedestrian detection
Traffic sign recognition
Cross Traffic Monitor
Cross Traffic Braking
Front & Rear parking sensors
Driver awareness
Bird’s eye camera
Pre-tensioning
Collision avoidance steering
Turn assist
Side assist
Exit warning
Hood pedestrian safety system

Google’s New Super-Secure Email Is Designed For High-Profile Targets. Would It Have Protected Hillary’s Campaign?

October 28, 2017

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“The Advanced Protection Program incorporates a physical security key (a small USB or wireless device that costs around $25) to protect against phishing. The key, which participants need to buy themselves, uses public-key cryptography and digital signatures. Without the key, even someone with your password would be unable to access your account. Advanced Protection limits your Google data access to only Google apps and adds additional safeguards in the account recovery process to prevent someone from social engineering their way into your account. It also performs additional scans on files and attachments to ensure no malware is piggybacking on the download.”
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#Google’s New Super-Secure Email Is Designed For High-Profile Targets http://www.Slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2017/10/17/google_introduces_super_secure_email_to_prevent_high_profile_hacks_could.html Appears to be open to all. Anyone tried this?

German activities on RNA privacy

October 21, 2017

http://www.mhumbert.com/publications/oakland17.pdf

Identifying Personal DNA Methylation Profiles by Genotype Inference

Michael Backes⇤, Pascal Berrang⇤, Matthias Bieg†, Roland Eils†‡, Carl Herrmann†‡, Mathias Humbert⇤, Irina Lehmann§

‘Never Built New York’ Review: The City That Could Have Been- The Wall Street Journal.

October 6, 2017

Never Built NY Review: The City That Could Have Been
https://www.WSJ.com/articles/never-built-new-york-review-the-city-that-could-have-been-1507062637 Incl bridges w/ apts & the R Moses trans-Manhattan expressway

Hike to Find the Magic of Santorini – Video – NYTimes.com

September 15, 2017

https://www.nytimes.com/video/travel/100000005339446/hike-greek-island-santorini.html

Pools in the New Haven Area

August 27, 2017

Notes on local INDOOR swimming pools:

* Cheshire Community Pool
Great pool, lots of room, pay per swim
http://www.cheshirect.org/recreation-and-leisure/community-pool/

* JCC of Greater New Haven
Membership for this pool? ~$30 for adults?
(allows 1-day visiting swim w/o membership)
A bit crowded during open swim.
https://www.jccnh.org
JCC is located at 360 Amity Road, Woodbridge, CT.

* Soundview (Branford) YMCA Pool
Requires a membership, but it has two pools and usually a lot of space http://www.cccymca.org/locations/soundview/

* Hamden Hall’s pool
Only open for HH affiliated people or for large group bookings

* Small pool (~15 yds) at the Guilford Racquet and Swim club https://www.guilfordracquet.com/page.lasso?p=content-swim
other than this, there is no public pool in Guilford

* Yale Swimming Pool
Requires a membership, but the third
floor pool is usually pretty spacious (50 LCM) and doesn’t use as much chlorine as other pools (it uses UV light instead)

Farm in Hamden

August 21, 2017