Posts Tagged ‘email’

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

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

“Is Email Making Professors Stupid?” is the Q posed by
https://www.Chronicle.com/interactives/is-email-making-professors-stupid . 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

QT:(((”
“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.”
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Is Email Making Professors Stupid? – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

“Is Email Making Professors Stupid?” is the Q posed by
https://www.Chronicle.com/interactives/is-email-making-professors-stupid . 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

Mount Sinai Center for Biomedical Blockchain Research

Friday, November 30th, 2018

https://www.mountsinai.org/about/newsroom/2018/mount-sinai-launches-center-for-biomedical-blockchain-research

Conference at Yale on R for Medicine

Saturday, August 4th, 2018

R/Medicine 2018
http://r-medicine.com
About. The goal of the R/Medicine conference is to promote the use of the R programming environment and the R ecosystem in medical research and clinical practice.

Neurobiology course

Sunday, January 21st, 2018

Understanding the Brain: The Neurobiology of Everyday Life
https://www.coursera.org/learn/neurobiology

Links to “Oncology at the Limits” and TRACERx Consortium

Sunday, November 5th, 2017


Here is a link to the “Oncology at the Limits” Conference which is co-organised between UCL and Yale, …. It will be from
19th to 21st March at the Royal College of Physicians in London.

http://www.thelancet.com/education/at-the-limits/oncology-2017

https://www.atthelimits.org/

The Keynote this year was … about the Lung TRACERx consortium. It is a project which
performs multi-site sampling of tumours to gain an insight into subclonal populations, and also follows up on the presence, expansion or response to therapy of these subclones via circulating-tumour-DNA. …

http://www.thelancet.com/education/at-the-limits/oncology-2017/sequencing-cancer-genomes-and-personalising-cancer-treatments

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Car features

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

Car safety features

Blind Spot Detection
Adaptive Cruise Control, Stop & Go, Low-speed follow
Lane Keep assist
Forward collision & braking
Pedestrian detection
Traffic sign recognition
Cross Traffic Monitor
Cross Traffic Braking
Front & Rear parking sensors
Driver awareness
Bird’s eye camera
Pre-tensioning
Collision avoidance steering
Turn assist
Side assist
Exit warning
Hood pedestrian safety system

Google’s New Super-Secure Email Is Designed For High-Profile Targets. Would It Have Protected Hillary’s Campaign?

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

QT:{{"

“The Advanced Protection Program incorporates a physical security key (a small USB or wireless device that costs around $25) to protect against phishing. The key, which participants need to buy themselves, uses public-key cryptography and digital signatures. Without the key, even someone with your password would be unable to access your account. Advanced Protection limits your Google data access to only Google apps and adds additional safeguards in the account recovery process to prevent someone from social engineering their way into your account. It also performs additional scans on files and attachments to ensure no malware is piggybacking on the download.”
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#Google’s New Super-Secure Email Is Designed For High-Profile Targets http://www.Slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2017/10/17/google_introduces_super_secure_email_to_prevent_high_profile_hacks_could.html Appears to be open to all. Anyone tried this?

German activities on RNA privacy

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

http://www.mhumbert.com/publications/oakland17.pdf

Identifying Personal DNA Methylation Profiles by Genotype Inference

Michael Backes⇤, Pascal Berrang⇤, Matthias Bieg†, Roland Eils†‡, Carl Herrmann†‡, Mathias Humbert⇤, Irina Lehmann§

‘Never Built New York’ Review: The City That Could Have Been- The Wall Street Journal.

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Never Built NY Review: The City That Could Have Been
https://www.WSJ.com/articles/never-built-new-york-review-the-city-that-could-have-been-1507062637 Incl bridges w/ apts & the R Moses trans-Manhattan expressway