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The author recalls actual words uttered to her by sexist male colleagues in the tech sector.
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Damn, I had to read a book on IP subnetting to gain that knowledge. A vision would have been much easier.
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I think a great many have already mastered this skill (some minor semantic shuffling may be required)
 
Overtime+ keeps you trapped in a half-awake, half-dream state so your thoughts never stray from the burdensome work tasks ahead of you.
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Pretty much ...
Nine drawings explain this illness better than I've been able to in over twenty years of trying.
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What's up with men's rights advocates? Maybe you've read their commentary, and maybe you've wanted them to shut the hell up about so-called “men's oppression.” But is there any truth to what they're saying? What are their worries, and who are the true champions of g
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The cover library is severely lacking in books per volume and even books per surface area, but the other ones are not bad :-)
 
Wow! Incredible libraries!
These beautiful pillars of higher learning house some of the world's most magnificent architecture. We have a small sample of the most stunning libraries found
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Someone made guacamole from its mother.
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Indiana is welcome to them.
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Indiana has been getting a lot of attention lately over their attempt to pre-empt any Supreme Court ruling to make marriage a right to all citizens regardless of their sexual orientation. So much so that their OTHER ridiculous, backward and unconstitutional law has gone almost unnoticed. 

Yesterday a woman was sentenced to 20 years in prison because she had a miscarriage. 
CNN's Sally Kohn: Indiana jury's 20-year sentence for a woman charged with feticide, neglect of a dependent after she miscarried, is absurd and unjust.
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A Dinosaur named Sue

I had the privilege of visiting +The Field Museum last week; here are a few shots of Sue.  She's 67 Ma from the late Cretaceous, although she died at 28 years of age.  She's the largest and most complete of her kind.  She's also deathly afraid of asteroids and meteors.  She's over 40' long; her head alone is 5'.  Despite all of that size, her arms are about the same size as mine, and I could totally take her in a push-ups contest.  She cost over $8 million at an auction, thanks largely to generous funding by Disney and McDonalds.  She has a huge crush on Jeff Goldblum.  Her head has been CT scanned at Boeing, on an instrument normally reserved for inspecting shuttle parts.  With only two fingers, she's quite polite with all of her hand gestures.  She thinks velociraptors are awful creatures.  She sustained numerous injuries and illnesses during her life, including broken ribs, torn tendons, a lower leg infection, a parasite infestation in her skull, and severe arthritis; life ain't easy for an apex predator named Sue.  However, none of these caused her demise.  
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I'm sharing this with our educators. They should find it absolutely hilarious. 
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Although some may argue you need a bigger sample...
Failure, the science way! [Twisteddoodles]
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But what if you succeed on the second try? Then you'd have no statistical significance and the whole thing would be totally random.
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How to Boil Water

❉ In breaking news, scientists have figured out how to boil water - at least 3 times more efficiently and producing twice as much steam. Before you shake your fist at "wasteful research spending", this isn't really about your whistling tea kettle! 

❉ Phase change heat transfer processes (boiling, condensation) are a big part of everyday technology from water purification and HVAC units, power plants and cooling electronics.   When water boils, a thin layer of steam can coat the heated surface, insulating it and drastically cutting down on the efficient transfer of heat to liquid. This can lead to surface burnout and a destructive condition known as critical heat flux. What is needed is a surface that discourages the vapor from sticking and wicks in water to quickly re-wet the heated surface. To create a superhydrophilic wicking surface, Drexel University scientist Matthew McCarthy turned to biotemplating with....viruses! 

❉ The tobacco mosaic virus causes mottling of tobacco leaves, as its name implies, but is harmless to humans. It was the first virus ever to be discovered (in the late 1880's) and is constructed simply of repeating units of a coat protein, wrapped around a single, helical strand of genetic material (RNA). A few tobacco plants can produce billions of virus particles, so it's cheap to make. Dr. McCarthy tweaked the coat protein so it sticks to any engineered surface- from silicon to steel. After dunking the surface in a viral broth, nickel and palladium are added to grow a metallic grass

❉ The viral tendrils work like a wicking surface, drawing down water to replace what's boiled away.  It's the same idea behind thermal fabrics designed for athletes which draws moisture away from the body. They say a watched pot never boils. I'd volunteer to test a virally coated tea kettle, how about you? 

Waterproofin' with Hydrophobin: This old post shows how a fungal spore protein can do the opposite, creating a superhydrophobic surface that repels water but allows gases to exchange. 
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RajiniRao/posts/bf9gVFkaTxQ

News Story and Short Video: http://drexel.edu/now/archive/2015/March/TMV-heat-transfer/

Ref: M.M. Rahman, E. Ölçeroğlu, and M. McCarthy, "The Role of Wickability on the Critical Heat Flux of Structured Superhydrophilic Surfaces", Langmuir 2014, 30 (37), pp 11225–11234.

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Hmm I like it because it is a biotechnological solution... 
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I'm a software engineer with a background as a scientific researcher (biologist) and an interest in most things science. I enjoy forays into the world of programming languages and software architecture, with an affinity for development of Java-based web platforms.

I'm always up for a good discussion. And I don't mind being proven wrong, as that means I learned something new :-).

There are a couple of quotes that reflect what having a good conversation means to me; 

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
- Aristotle

you didn't come here to make the choice. You've already made it. You're here to try to understand why you made it
- The Oracle (The Matrix: Reloaded)

I'm made up of everyone I've ever met who's changed the way I think. 
- Sir Terry Pratchett
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Married to a sexy librarian ^_^
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    Software Engineer, 2014 - present
  • University of Antwerp
    PhD student, 2006 - 2013
  • Brunel
    Analyst - Programmer, 2013 - 2013
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