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Marcus Hanwell
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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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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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It always struck me as odd, but I think I have more paranoia than most, that the intranet be treated as safe - seems to breed complacency and is often not the case (no matter how much you might like it to be). Can we do away with VPNs, and protect applications in the cloud?

Interesting to see the shift in attitude, and it certainly seems like an astute direction to take. I like the permissions based on whether the OS is fully patched, new location, etc. I am sure they have thrown in two factor authentication, and other pieces too.
The new approach represents a shift away from the idea of a secured corporate network perimeter and virtual private networks.
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Exactly. Until and unless you "own" the network, there is no guarantee of privacy on any network
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I am calling it...we are at beer o'clock and the weekend has arrived!
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Alas, that was from an amazing pint I had in England last year while visiting Darebusry Lab. I would love to get some of these glasses (if I manage to on my next trip I will get one for you too!)
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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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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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"Nones Breaking the Habit" from the Young Turks an analysis of the increasing number of religiously unaffiliated in the US. Good discussion of how this can change things, hopefully ultimately leading to the downfall of things like Fox News (you have to dream ;-) )

I didn't realize that evangelicals made up such a high proportion of the population in the US, but for scale they pointed out nones now outnumber the catholic and protestant blocks (not combined, comparing to each individually). Interesting times.
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Check out our open access (CC-BY) article about rendering improvements in the Visualization Toolkit in a new open access journal called SoftwareX. We are among the first publications, and we are pleased to see more journals working to highlight the importance of reusable, open source software in scientific research.
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Celebrate "Day Against DRM" with a great quote from O'Reilly and some great discounts on their DRM free ebooks! “At O’Reilly Media, we’ve always published our ebooks DRM free, following the advice of Lao Tzu, who said, 2500 years ago, ‘Fail to honor people, they fail to honor you.’”
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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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Physicist, chemist, scientific visualization technical leader at Kitware.
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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)!
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  • University of Sheffield
    Physics (Ph.D.), 2003 - 2007
  • University of Sheffield
    Physics, 2000 - 2003
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Nice place, good beer, friendly bar staff
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reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great beer and pizza
Public - 2 weeks ago
reviewed 2 weeks ago
Staff are friendly enough, used them twice and been disappointed in wait times in store (with no decent estimate offered). Last pair of glasses ordered a week ago, seems like they messed up my order, delayed another week and not even an apology for the delay. Selection is OK, service isn't great. I will keep looking for a friendlier place that can at least see me in a reasonable time and offer decent estimates when buying glasses.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Too salty, expensive, better places around. For the price I expect much better, the vindaloo lacked potato despite the menu stating it would be there, the sauce was too thick and too salty. Wouldn't go back, or recommend. Asked for very spicy, was barely medium.
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
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Great too of the line electron microscopes, knowledgeable staff scientists
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reviewed 2 weeks ago
Very tasty, fast service
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Meh would best describe the pizza, not bad but there are many better pizza places in the area.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago