Film recommendation: thoughts on US pol, activist academic, political expression Show more

@denny By prepare to do well I assume you mean meet their fundraising goals. You have published guides to that end online, which makes me wonder what sort of community you want to build with reviewers. Are they support for series of best practices or are they also some sort of individual voice which can critique the proposal (maybe in ways science has previously not experienced at this scale). In either case if you want to extend a few jobs my way I'd be interested in reviewing. I'm curious.

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Any science friends here in Amsterdam or London?

@denny Hmm I wonder what editors have to say about managing reviewers in peer review. It seems like they don't manage very much except to line them up and send them to work. Which might be part of the reason some people feel like reviewers are unfair. But at the end of the day the editor gets to make a decision. I'm curious as to how you guys are envisioning the review of your projects. Do reviews support the crowd or do they support your decisions gate-keeping the projects?

@denny Oh hey! I've been lurking the Trello board for I'm excited to hear how the reviewer system is working or isn't working. Welcome to the instance.

amateur chemistry on youtube Show more

going to see some scholars speak from the field I left: feels Show more

Lab skills: 1/2-night beginners in

Heya! I'm helping out with a community lab called Biotech without Borders. Part of this help will be teaching adult classes there to further the mission to "enable the -on of by communities, groups and countries hitherto underrepresented in the landscape"

I'm gonna start with two 1-night classes

On gel :

On :

Morality of genetic modification Show more

Morality of genetic modification Show more

Morality of genetic modification Show more

Morality of genetic modification Show more

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Holy crap y'all Streisand is an impressive piece of #FLOSS. - If you're running Linux or Mac and can follow instructions *at all* then you can have a VPN set up in 20 minutes that you own and control, using any #cloud provider you like. Great for #privacy and also for evading annoying restrictions like JetBlue blocking everything other than ports 80/443 :) (Gonna tell me I can't SSH? Really? I think not :)

@Ironpop I believe that all minds work differently, for some inspiration comes from a place of tranquility which your beautiful sunny view certainly inspired in me (who are in the pictures?). But for others the chaos of the "hustle" brings insights. Regardless, I want to live in a society which affords us the freedom to choose what works for us.

Thoughts after a presentation on the ethics of genetically-related parenthood Show more

Thoughts after a presentation on the ethics of genetically-related parenthood Show more

@nolan I like the resolution and sound on that one but this one ends more dramatically

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Quit using Mendeley people!

They started encrypting your database so you cannot easily move it over to other tools any more.


That link also helps you saving your data before it's too late.

(Elsevier are a bunch of crooks, blocking interoperability one-way and not the other. Almost as bad as Google blocking uBlock for your safety...)

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