Posts Tagged ‘email’

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

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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

cybersecurity story

August 5, 2017

The absent-minded prof in the news…!

http://www.nature.com/news/cybersecurity-for-the-travelling-scientist-1.22379

Cybersecurity for the travelling scientist

Virtual private networks, tracking apps and ‘burner’ laptops: how to protect sensitive data when you take your research on the road.

Brian Owens

02 August 2017

QT:{{”
Mark Gerstein has had his fair share of scares when it comes to losing track of his electronic devices — and, along with them, access to his private information and research data.

“I’m very security conscious, but also a bit of an absent-minded professor,” says Gerstein, a bioinformatician at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.

He recalls one trip to Boston, Massachusetts, when he left his phone in a taxi, and watched it get farther and farther away on the tracking app on his iPad while he ran after the car in vain. Luckily, Gerstein was able to contact the taxi company, and eventually watched his phone make the return journey to his pocket.

Gerstein’s story had a happy ending, but all too often, hardware lost on the road is lost for good.
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DataScience related courses at Yale

July 27, 2017

The Research Data Consultation Group (http://researchdata.yale.edu/) has considered aggregating data science training information into a unified calendar.

Also, there’s an instruction calendar at the library
(http://csssi.yale.edu/instruction/workshop-and-instruction-calendar)

Robert Caro Fourth Volume – The Big Book, by Chris Jones – Esquire

July 25, 2017

The Big Book http://www.Esquire.com/features/robert-caro-0512 Great description of a clinical & cool but productive 4-decade relationship betw. R #Caro & his editor

LBJ #4

QT:{{”
“Gottlieb did the same math and agreed. In an industry that survives mostly by lying to itself, he is an anti-romantic, an
unsentimentalist. When he edits Caro, they sit side by side at a conference table and go through the pile in front of them, page by tattered page, Gottlieb attacking anything that reads too much like writing, too much like nostalgia or indulgence. He and Caro have mellowed with age, but they have fought bitter fights, fights that have caused people to close their office doors hundreds of feet away. “Everything to him is as serious as everything else,” Gottlieb says. “When we came to something like a semicolon, it was war.”

…Gottlieb is the taskmaster. (“I can remember when he told me, ‘Not bad,’ ” Caro says. “Once.”) Gottlieb and Caro, bound for forty years, rarely see each other socially. Theirs is a professional relationship, clear-eyed and clinical.

Yet they are also prisoners of a mutual faith. “Bob is convinced that without me, he cannot function,” Gottlieb says. “I have explained to him for years that it isn’t the truth. It isn’t the truth. But because he believes it to be true, it is true.” And Gottlieb has given over so much of his own life to Caro, has fought so hard over semicolons, because he believes something else to be true. “These books will live forever,” Gottlieb says. “We all know that.””
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Robert Caro Fourth Volume – The Big Book, by Chris Jones – Esquire

July 25, 2017

The Big Book http://www.Esquire.com/features/robert-caro-0512 Great description of a clinical & cool but productive 4-decade relationship betw. R #Caro & his editor

LBJ #4

QT:{{”
“Gottlieb did the same math and agreed. In an industry that survives mostly by lying to itself, he is an anti-romantic, an
unsentimentalist. When he edits Caro, they sit side by side at a conference table and go through the pile in front of them, page by tattered page, Gottlieb attacking anything that reads too much like writing, too much like nostalgia or indulgence. He and Caro have mellowed with age, but they have fought bitter fights, fights that have caused people to close their office doors hundreds of feet away. “Everything to him is as serious as everything else,” Gottlieb says. “When we came to something like a semicolon, it was war.”

…Gottlieb is the taskmaster. (“I can remember when he told me, ‘Not bad,’ ” Caro says. “Once.”) Gottlieb and Caro, bound for forty years, rarely see each other socially. Theirs is a professional relationship, clear-eyed and clinical.

Yet they are also prisoners of a mutual faith. “Bob is convinced that without me, he cannot function,” Gottlieb says. “I have explained to him for years that it isn’t the truth. It isn’t the truth. But because he believes it to be true, it is true.” And Gottlieb has given over so much of his own life to Caro, has fought so hard over semicolons, because he believes something else to be true. “These books will live forever,” Gottlieb says. “We all know that.””
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Quick comment on AI for pharma?

July 18, 2017

Please find the article at link:
https://www.pharma-iq.com/informatics/articles/is-big-pharma-really-on-cusp-of-ai-shake-out-0

Is big pharma really on cusp of AI shake-out?

By: Pharma IQ
Posted: 07/14/2017

QT:{{”

The promises of “disruptive technologies” have failed to live up to expectations in the past. For example, the development of ‘high throughput screening’ – a process that employs robotics to conduct millions of chemical, genetic and pharmacological tests in rapid time – in the 1990s failed to significantly reduce R&D inefficiencies and offered sporadic success rates.

“The major cost in drug R&D is last-phase clinical trials,” said Dr Mark Gerstein, professor of biomedical informatics at Yale University. “It is not clear whether AI can be as useful for these as it has been in target selection for the initial phases.”

“One of the first principles of data mining is that history is a good predictor of the future. AI has a track record of not living up to its expectations and therefore caution about how great its impact will be in the healthcare industry is now warranted.”
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Periodic Table Resource for Mark Gerstein

July 16, 2017

#PeriodicTable of Technology
http://fios.verizon.com/beacon/periodic-tech-table/ Nicely shows what each chemical element is used for in hi-tech

Periodic Table of Technology

Set Up, Manage and Protect Apple Devices at Work | Jamf Now

July 14, 2017

https://www.jamf.com/lp/set-up-manage-and-protect-apple-devices-at-work