I have just released *Structure_threader* 1.3.1.
Using ALStructure now can be done from either PLINK or VCF formatted files.

I hope you find it useful!


The intersection of economics, science-for-the-sake-of-it, and people having enough food to survive and thrive is pretty interesting.

The fact that the scientist in this article was female and worked for free (!) because the university refused to pay married scientists adds a certain feminist bent to the reading as well. I'm super glad the Japanese nori farmers honored her for her vital work and continue to do so.

Highly recommend: atlasobscura.com/articles/what

Structure_threader 1.3.0 released!
Can now wrap the program "ALStructure", which uses PCA to create admixture plots.
Get it while it's hot! =-)
Original ALStructure paper:

The year is 5019. Humans, as we know them, are long gone. The Earth is inhabited chiefly by advanced, sapient machines.

For legacy reasons, everyone's name starts with "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible;".

Experienced adventuring party sets forth (Larry MacDougall, “Further” Adventures in the Northern Wilderness by Kevin Siembieda for the Palladium RPG, 1990) oldschoolfrp.tumblr.com/post/1

last -p "2019-06-04 01:31:00" # A newer option of the last command allows you to print the users who were logged in at a specific time. So you may find the culprit for an incident. Note that logs might be rotated.

A big THANK YOU to all who attended the #GitLab BoF meeting I organised at #deRSE19!

We discussed a lot of questions regarding hosting @gitlab@twitter.com for academics, researchers and students, and took notes in this pad: pad.gwdg.de/gitlab?view

#scm #git #issuetracking #gitlab4science

Making my software decisions based on dragons:

clang: ✔️ has a dragon
gcc: ❌ no dragon
kde plasma: ✔️ has a dragon
gnome: ❌ no dragon
wireguard: ✔️ has a dragon
openvpn: ❌ no dragon

Browser Fingerprinting – A survey:

arxiv.org/pdf/1905.01051 (PDF file)

– different tracking techniques are discussed
– different defensive techniques are compared (e.g. uBlock Origin, EFF Privacy Badger)
– VPN users "are particularly vulnerable to browser fingerprinting", according to the paper

#browser #fingerprinting #tracking #privacy #addons #vpn #webbrowser

Academic job market joke 

We are proud to announce that #UBports is now about to be granted the status of an official foundation that is recognized by the authorities in Berlin!

Read our official announcement here:

Thank you for all of your support, and we look forward to even better years to come.

Dalamar, Kitiara, and the portal to the Abyss (Larry Elmore from the 1987 Dragonlance Calendar and The Art of the Dragonlance Saga, TSR, 1987) oldschoolfrp.tumblr.com/post/1

I have just started using "Aliview" as a replacement for the aeging BioEdit for . Pretty good so far!
Open-source (GPLv3);
Has edit mode;
Use external tools (mafft, etc.);

Code: github.com/AliView/AliView
Website: ormbunkar.se/aliview
Paper: dx.doi.org/10.1093/bioinformat

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