Posts Tagged ‘x57l’

Nature Machine Intelligence

May 12, 2019

new NPG journal

The secret silos of #ChemTwitter

May 12, 2019

April 18, 2019

Data comparisons

Here are cognitive scientist Steven Pinker’s 13 tips for better writing / Boing Boing

April 13, 2019

liked particularly:

3. Don’t go meta. Minimize concepts about concepts, like “approach, assumption, concept, condition, context, framework, issue, level, model, perspective, process, range, role, strategy, tendency,” and “variable.”

8. Old information at the beginning of the sentence, new information at the end.

10. Prose must cohere: readers must know how each sentence is related to the preceding one. If it’s not obvious, use “that is, for example, in general, on the other hand, nevertheless, as a result, because, nonetheless,” or “despite.”

12. Read it aloud.

contact ITS for Mark

April 7, 2019

The helpdesk person I spoke to said to connect to the network through other means and try going to

Great fix after passwd change

notes from recent meetings – i0mcbios, i0brd19, i0hnb, i0aisoc

April 7, 2019

LungMAP – Home

April 4, 2019

Alexa for Business – empower your organization with Alexa

March 10, 2019

connecting gcontacts in two google accounts

March 2, 2019

Is Email Making Professors Stupid? – The Chronicle of Higher Education

February 19, 2019

“Is Email Making Professors Stupid?” is the Q posed by . My A: YES. The article has a nice description of the problem with 24/7 connectivity: how the urgent but unimportant crowds out the important but non-urgent

“Knuth does provide his mailing address at Stanford, and he asks that people send an old-fashioned letter if they need to contact him. His administrative assistant gathers these letters and presents them to Knuth in batches, getting urgent correspondence to him quickly, and putting everything else into a “buffer” that he reviews, on average, “one day every three months.”

Knuth’s approach to email prioritizes the long-term value of uninterrupted concentration over the short-term convenience of accessibility. Objectively speaking, this tradeoff makes sense, but it’s so foreign to most tenured and tenure-track professors that it can seem ludicrous — more parody than pragmatism. This is because in the modern academic environment professors act more like middle managers than monastics. A major factor driving this reality is the digital communication Knuth so carefully avoids. Faculty life now means contending with an unending stream of electronic missives, many of which come with an expectation of rapid reply.”