Hello, fediverse! My name is Pavan.
I'm a medical student aspiring to work in aerospace medicine.
My #interests are evolutionary biology, zoology, botany, nutrition, cosmology, astronomy, technology, and philosophy.
My #hobbies include video games, anime, reading, photography, traveling, and programming.
I wrote up the process I used to redact 488 PDFs using Imagemagick and Paint. It's got some bash scripts, so it's not exactly a low bar, but for people with a little tech aptitude it may be...
It's pretty much a foolproof method for not being reverse-engineered. Most of the labor it requires is in identifying the data to be redacted.
Netflix now "personalises" artwork based on individuals' data:
This is hypertargeted advertising: different people see different info about same film, most get misled about its nature.
Same thing is now happening with political advertising:
Same candidates, but different individuals see totally different information about them. Most get misled about candidate's nature.
With a film you can stop watching when you find out truth, but after an election it's too late.
I have the Mozilla #IOT thing platform running on my #RaspberryPi. I own no commercial devices that can connect to it. BUT I do have an #Arduino and two #Pinocc.io Scouts. Looking for some inspiration. What kind of stuff can I do? The Scouts have a couple of sensors (temp, maybe humidity, maybe ambient light). For the right project idea I can buy more sensors. Still, with nothing to actually control I'm not sure how useful any of it is.
Hi all, I'm an experimental psychologist in the Anthro dept at Oxford. I study the evolution of culture, and rituals are my play thing. I'm interested in memory, action perception, belief, and development. Say hi :)
Holy crap. Malware hidden in a strand of DNA hijacks the computer that analyzes that particular gene sequence.
We're going to live in a very weird world man.
Reminder about online academic resources Show more
Save that PDF/dataset/source code/whatever to your computer (your own hard disc, not Google Drive or something)
You can't trust somebody else's website to exist forever!
At a conference recently, I went over to a table of guys around a computer.
Asked "Whatcha working on, can I join?"
One of them says "It's very complex stuff," with dismissive body language.
Guy I know says "jay can handle it" and makes room for me to sit down.
Yeah, I facilitated multiple sessions at the conference on this, and just spent weeks implementing a related feature.
One rude person doesn't ruin my day anymore, but this type of thing beats down beginners.
I’m an English and philosophy undergrad, one class shy of graduation. I’m planning on an eventual PhD. I’m interested in the relationship of queerness and religion in Early Modern texts, especially Milton, whose “A Mask” is my principal critical focus this far. I’m also interested in the overlap of Otherness, religion, and theories of the monstrous.
I’m looking forward to my time here.
New Mastobot 🤖 (related to my research!) Show more
I promise I won't write a Mastobot every day
But here's one that posts the reason that a clinical trial is terminated, suspended or withdrawn and the link to the clinicaltrials.gov record:
I'm junior faculty in the Neuroscience department @MayoClinic. I primarily research #Alzheimers disease and #ALS using computational methods (#bioinformatics). I'm currently applying single-cell (#DropSeq) and long-read sequencing technologies (@PacBio and @nanopore).
My twitter handle is also @bioinfo_mark.
Why haven't asymmetrical keys replaced passwords yet?
imagined security scheme:
1.Generate public/private key pair
2. share public key when creating account with whomever.
3. when logging in, account will send you random string
4. your browser will encrypt string with private key
5. account will decrypt string with your public key, if it is the same string they sent, you are authenticated.
Our friend (and Mozilla Fellow) @hangdothiduc just released her latest project, Public By Default. It's a sobering look at online privacy in the era of social media.
Medical student aspiring to work in aerospace medicine. Interests: medicine, biology, tech, space, and philosophy.
Scholar Social is a microblogging platform for researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.
We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities in academia, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.
"An academic microblog that you can be proud to put on the last slide of a presentation at a conference"
(Participation is, of course, optional)
Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.
Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to @email@example.com and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.