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Chris McNorgan
Works at University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Attended University of Western Ontario
Lives in Buffalo, New York, USA
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I like this last part from the article:

"Pierson’s ideas on beating the predators:
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Stick with the established publishers such as Science, Nature, and Cell, even though their costs are high.
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That reminds me of a great idea I have for eliminating poverty: become a millionaire (even though you'll have to pay higher taxes).
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your next post should be about all those conferences that invite you as a honor speaker
... if you are willing to pay.

And no one is immune from publishing crap (this one is almost like stem cell cold fusion):
http://blogs.nature.com/news/2014/04/acid-bath-stem-cell-scientist-apologizes-and-appeals.html
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When viewed from the google calendar tab in Thunderbird (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/thunderbird/addon/google-calendar-tab/), within the last couple of weeks, my calendar has switched from Month view to something more-or-less like the Agenda view (though it only shows the current week). I have done nothing specifically to invoke this change. Anyone else experiencing this? I can add events using the Quick Add option, but cannot edit anything. Extremely lame.
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 #UK
 
It seems lately that 9 of every 10 people that have circled me in the last several months are from the UK. What does this mean?
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Google geography fail
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"Easterbrook told CBC News he “finds it sickening that a tax-paying citizen has to choose between a three-month prison sentence and willingly giving personal, private information."

I find it, perhaps not sickening, but definitely curious that a tax-paying citizen would prefer that the government base the assignment of tax revenues on wild guesses as to what government services require them, rather than take advantage of the sort of data that is collected in the census.
A New Westminster, B.C., man who was honoured as a hero of Vancouver's Stanley Cup riot has been charged with refusing to fill out the 2011 census.
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Canada is such a wild place.
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Holy cow +Jim Kloet, Eager Beaver Longhaul is outstanding!
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Yeah I decided to wait till yesterday before installing the doors. They're probably more plumb as a result.
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These backblaze guys know how to tickle a nerd's inner gearhead. I'll never build a 200TB rack server, but damned if I'm not interested in how they're doing it. Very cool stuff.

http://blog.backblaze.com/2014/03/19/backblaze-storage-pod-4/
For the first time since the original Storage Pod, Backblaze is announcing a completely redesigned approach with the introduction of the first “direct wire” Storage Pod. This new Storage Pod performs four times faster, is simpler to assemble, and delivers our lowest cost per gigabyte of data ...
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...and yet another reason to wear a collared shirt to work
 
How to tie a trinity knot
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Yeah, I suck at origami, and cannot figure out this knot
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Some visually interesting sight in Manchester, plus my 9th floor executive suite room was "real nass"
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I just want to go on record as saying that this is one of the best browser extensions of any sort (supports Firefox, Chrome, IE, Safari).
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Looking for a reasonable approximation to the iOS "Find My iPhone" app that would work well with my rooted WiFi-only +Nexus7 . Tried SeekDroid Lite without any success.
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I'm always putting the darn thing down in bizarre locations (e.g., under stuff) and losing it in the mess.
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Developmental Cognitive Neuroscientist
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fMRI Neuroimaging, Computational Modeling, Computer Programming, Web-Based Applications, Digital Artwork
Employment
  • University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
    Assistant Professor, 2014 - present
  • University of Western Ontario
    Boffin, 2013 - 2014
  • Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, Northwestern University
    Postdoctoral Researcher, 2009 - 2013
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Buffalo, New York, USA
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London, Ontario, Canada - Evanston, IL - Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - Kitchener, Ontario, Canada - Evanston, Illinois, USA
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A Guy Who Thinks About What His Brain is Thinking About
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People seem keen on my 3D Settlers of Catan set
Education
  • University of Western Ontario
    Psychology
  • University of Western Ontario
    Computer Science
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Good food, but not cheap.
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
Yeah, its OK. Try it over a chain if that's your thing.
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
Seriously. Who likes insurance companies? Me neither. But John Roman' team is like day and night compared to any other insurance experience I have ever had. Heck, on more than one occasion I popped into their office and drop off some paperwork, just to say hi (instead of mailing it). So I am not being in the least bit sarcastic when I give them 5/5 stars.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Once upon a time, this was an actual mall, like with stores. Now, I'm not really sure what the heck it is. A victim of those big box plazas like the one down the road at Southdale, I guess. And they lived happily ever after. The end.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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It's nice to have "a guy" who you trust to take care of things that could potentially run you thousands of dollars -- plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics. When you have "a guy", you know that the job is being done properly, and that you're not being scammed for the sort of crap you see on a Dateline exposé. Even if you've never met Emil ("the guy" at Teeple Tire), you'll be treated like he's your "the guy". I've been bringing my cars to Teeple Tire for about 12 years now. Even when I lived in the USA, I'd put off oil changes or tire changes there and just get it taken care of when I visited London. The only special treatment I get that maybe someone else doesn't is that he's seen my cars enough to know them by license plate.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Went for a corned beef sandwich, left pleased. Most of the sandwich options involved Russian dressing for some reason. Wasn't too keen on the home style fried potatoes (they seemed undercooked or too starchy) but the food was generally okay and the sandwich was huge. Their beer list is quite impressive. Not quite what I'd call a deli, but it's worth checking out.
Quality: GoodAppeal: GoodService: Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago