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The Pleasure of a Long Hunt

January 4th, 2007 · No Comments

Through Anil Dash, I ended up on this post at sylloge.com about a John Adams quote, the original version of which seems to be:
The science of government it is my duty to study, more than all other sciences; the arts of legislation and administration and negotiation ought to take the place of, indeed exclude, in [...]

Tags: art · books · education

Interactive Periodic Table Table

January 1st, 2007 · No Comments

PopSci contributing editor Theodore Gray has been fascinated with the Periodic Table of Elements. So much so that he has been spending a few years now collecting real-life samples of the elements, or when that is not available, samples of things that include rare elements.

I read in Oliver Sacks’s Uncle Tungsten that Sacks liked to [...]

Tags: education · science

No Googling for Information, says Harvard Business School

December 29th, 2006 · No Comments

At Harvard’s business school, it’s forbidden to use Google to “solve” a case study by figuring out how the business actually turned out(Source: Peter Suber, Open Access News).

Now is it just me, or are these guys counter-intuitive? I guess the policy-makers at universities world wide need to grow younger and think lik students do, and [...]

Tags: education · technology

Define Research

December 27th, 2006 · No Comments

∃xistential Type » Research versus engineering

You know you’re doing research when you spend today undoing nearly everything you did yesterday.
Right said!

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Google book-scanning – Keep Your Hands Off OUR Content

December 21st, 2006 · No Comments

Heartening news from Yahoo: Google book-scanning efforts spark debate – Yahoo! News
A splinter group called the Open Content Alliance favors a less restrictive approach to prevent mankind’s accumulated knowledge from being controlled by a commercial entity, even if it’s a company like Google that has embraced “Don’t Be Evil” as its creed.

The organization will be [...]

Tags: books · economics · education · technology

Highest-Paying Jobs in the US : from CareerBuilder.com

December 9th, 2006 · No Comments

Highest-Paying Jobs in the US : Career Advice Article at CareerBuilder.com
Top Paying Jobs Overall

The message is clear, don’t waste time blogging – go get working at the flight simulator game instead
# Physicians and surgeons — $147,000
# Aircraft pilots — $133,500
# Chief executives — $116,000
# Electrical and electronic engineers — $112,000
# Lawyers and [...]

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Getting to Grips with Latex – Latex Tutorials by Andrew Roberts

December 8th, 2006 · No Comments

I am in love with LaTeX, the intelligent text formatter. Someday I will write a book with LaTeX. For that day, then, I save the following resource:
Getting to Grips with Latex – Latex Tutorials by Andrew Roberts @ School of Computing, University of Leeds

I wouldn’t consider myself an expert, but I’m learning all the time. [...]

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Ten Simple Rules for Selecting a Postdoctoral Position

December 6th, 2006 · No Comments

PLoS Computational Biology – Ten Simple Rules for Selecting a Postdoctoral Position

You are a PhD candidate and your thesis defense is already in sight. You have decided you would like to continue with a postdoctoral position rather than moving into industry as the next step in your career (that decision should be the subject of [...]

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