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Marcus Hanwell
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Lives in Rexford, NY, USA
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Time to get off home, it's been grand but it will be great to get home!
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Our whole family enjoys Shawn the Sheep, and we're looking forward to the movie coming out.
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Went for a curry tonight, I miss the English take on curry. Only six other customers in the restaurant until minutes ago (all American in two parties), another three walk in and they are from Australia. Almost comical flying all this way and not a single English person in the place. Great curry, and the other patrons were all very friendly.
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Ha +Mike Lothian you beat to me to that gem.
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What can be done to make network/sustainable mindsets the one's that get rewarded, rather than the current focus of so many on extraction/short-term? Worth a read, something that seems more of an issue than ever today.
 
Definitely worth a read: the extractive versus the network (or sustainable) mindset. In other words why the feeding and maintenance of community is so important to long term progress....

http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2015/06/overcoming-the-extraction-mindset.html
For generations, places with significant oil production have developed a different culture than other places. This extraction mindset occurs in environments where profits are taken from a captive resource. It doesn't matter if it's coal, tickets or tuition, the mindset...
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Today our car broke down, making me more aware than ever that there are no public transport links out here. Got my bicycle, hitching rides, and the hope that our car will be back on the road soon. I really miss living in a city sometimes... I work with very nice people, and got a ride to go rescue the family, and our neighbors are also great, so I am sure we will be fine.
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I think there is value in saying what you want for both companies and funders. This can be cited to strengthen the case when businesses using open practices pursue funding too.
 
I do not feel this is bad by these companies (not my ideal either), but I strongly feel the role of the scientist is critical here. No one requires you to buy that product. If you don't like it, don't use it.

If scientists keep buying proprietary solutions, then the market will keep offering them. Just like with journals. Here too, funders should pick up their role too. Really, if the researchers pay only for non-proprietary tools, the companies will sell them (they will not be stubborn and refuse to sell). But like with journals, it may be a slow transition, but just telling the companies to do there business different just doesn't work.
Precision medicine cannot advance without full disclosure of how commercial genome sequencing and interpretation software works, says Mauno Vihinen.
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Revisiting the site of our marriage, showing our children where it all happened. Hard to believe it was nearly ten years ago! Good memories.
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Beautiful spot.
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Checking out the natural history museum before dinner
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Very timely, I was just looking at this last week.
 
PubChemRDF 1.5β is now available.  The new version is faster, supports Linked Data in new formats, features improved search and query functions, and contains new links.  Read more about this on PubChem Blog (http://1.usa.gov/1LzxF9Z).
PubChemRDF 1.5β is now available.  The new version is faster, supports linked data in new formats, features improved search and query functions, and contains new links. What is PubChemRDF? PubChemR...
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Why we have to do a better job at making science reproducible
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Great article about the new Open Organization book written by +Red Hat CEO +Jim Whitehurst over on +Opensource.com. I have a review copy I have only just started, so far it is a great read - I hope to write more about it myself once I have had chance to read more! We need to foster sustainable collaborations in business, and talk more about them so that people realize open source and business are not mutually exclusive!
Open sourcing, Jim Whitehurst says, is different from crowdsourcing is several ways, not least of which is its tendency to reciprocate—and often multiply—community efforts. But open sourcing requires a new mindset.
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20 years of Qt! Still going strong, adapting and growing.
 
Today we celebrate 20 years since the first release of Qt was uploaded to sunsite.unc.edu and announced, six days later, at comp.os.linux.announce.
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Technical Leader at Kitware, Inc.
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  • Kitware, Inc.
    Technical Leader, 2012 - present
  • Kitware, Inc.
    R&D Engineer, 2009 - 2012
  • University of Pittsburgh
    Postdoctoral Fellow, 2007 - 2009
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Rexford, NY, USA
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Sheffield, UK - Pittsburgh, PA, USA - Mountain View, CA, USA - Clifton Park, NY, USA
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Physicist, chemist, scientific visualization technical leader at Kitware.
Introduction
I work at Kitware, where my job involves developing open source, cross platform scientific visualization, pre and post processing code (mainly in C++, OpenGL, Qt) for scientific visualization. Strong believer in open science, open data and open source and proud member of Blue Obelisk. Everything posted is my opinion (may or may not coincide with my company, significant other, animal guide, etc).

I work on Open Chemistry software, such as Avogadro as well as other open source toolkits and applications VTK, ParaView, CMakeKDE and several other open source projects. My Ph.D. and degree are both in physics, with a large component of materials engineering. Working hard to improve the quality and openness of open source scientific software, specifically chemistry related software such as Avogadro and 2D charting/plotting in VTK.

Favourite quotations:

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." Albert Einstein.

“I believe the simplest explanation is, there is no God. No one created the universe and no one directs our fate. This leads me to a profound realization that there probably is no heaven and no afterlife either. We have this one life to appreciate the grand design of the universe and for that, I am extremely grateful.” Stephen Hawking.
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My office door was a TARDIS (and it was bigger on the inside)!
Education
  • University of Sheffield
    Physics (Ph.D.), 2003 - 2007
  • University of Sheffield
    Physics, 2000 - 2003
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Friendly staff, decent rooms, good beer selection and a nice breakfast. Would go back.
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Good fish and chips, not the best I've had but great for the south of England. Curry sauce was all wrong, chips were great, and having seating is a great option for a chippy.
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Refused to give us tap water, claiming "it was broken" which is not legal for a licensed establishment to the best of my knowledge. Many beers were off, staff seemed short and a little rude
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Nice food, good service, would go back
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OK for a beer, pretty average food and service. Wouldn't rush back...
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Nice place for a quick beer, food looked good, reasonable prices, a little loud and certainly popular.
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Very average food at a high cost...wouldn't return
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