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Tomasz Kotarba
Works at University of Cambridge
Attended The University of York
Lives in Belsize Park, London, United Kingdom
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Yet another example showing that introducing lasting changes in our behaviour is best implemented by modifying our environment.
This is an exclusive, abridged excerpt from my book, Work Rules!A Googler named Todd Carlisle once said the ultimate recruiting slogan would be “work at Google and live longer.” He wasn’t joking.For years we’d been testing ways to improve the quantity and quality of Googlers’ lives. And because we provide free meals and snacks to Googlers, we found ourselves in a unique position to test whether insights from academic research would apply in the r...
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Poland Historically Least Antisemitic Country in Europe
I do not understand what is the source of the myth , which seems to be so widespread in the West, that Poland and Poles were or are particularly antisemitic.  Not only is it a complete falsehood but a terrible injustice .  I will not even mention the utter ...
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Ricardo Semler: Radical wisdom for a company, a school, a life #TED : http://on.ted.com/f0lV1
What if your job didn’t control your life? Brazilian CEO Ricardo Semler practices a radical form of corporate democracy, rethinking everything from board meetings to how workers report their vacation days (they don’t have to). It’s a vision that rewards the wisdom of workers, promotes work-life balance — and leads to some deep insight on what work, and life, is really all about. Bonus question: What if schools were like this too?
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David Moinina Sengeh argues that the 70% of the sub-Saharan African population who don’t have electricity shouldn't have to put up with inferior solutions, and explains why he's bullish about the m...
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Very soon...

Humans Need Not Apply: http://youtu.be/7Pq-S557XQU
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All those PIs and their teams of researchers highly specialised in networking and competing for funding. Such huge amounts of public money wasted - money which could be used for something meaningful like actually really curing cancer. We need peer-reviewed papers on peer-reviewed papers, their real impact and the cost of producing them.
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In a trial involving mice, an international team of researchers used microscopic "nanoneedles" to coax the body into generating new blood vessels. Applied to humans, the technology could eventually be used to get organs and nerves to repair themselves.
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Do you ever dream of sailing off into the sunset in your very own houseboat? With rising sea levels, they are becoming more practical than ever. They come in all shapes and sizes, from floating traditional style homes, to ultramodern design concepts that look as if they may be able to fly as well.
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If you do not know what TTIP is all about and whether you should care (you really should).  Three minutes well spent.
Watch this video to get the full picture on the dirtiest trade deal ever.
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That's why I have been advocating the use of AI in biomedical research.  Not every professor gets it but that is okay because professors will soon be replaced by machines ;).  Watch the whole thing if you are interested in RBE (i.e. Resource-Based Economy) even if you do not care about AI / machine learning (and you should).
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  • The University of York
    Computational Biology, 2011
  • OU
    Science, 2009
  • PSTI, UJ, PSB, AE
    Computer Science, Physics, Psychology, Business Management, Information Systems, 1994 - 2004
  • 60, 2, XIII, ZSB1
    1994
  • The State School of Music in Cracow
    Transverse Flute, Piano, History of Music, Theory of Music, 1983 - 1987
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Design Thinker and Specializing Generalist
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Learnt computer programming as a child almost three decades ago before I got my first microcomputer - inter alia by writing my computer programs on pieces of paper.
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Hacker / IT Professional / Computational Biologist / Budding Entrepreneur
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  • University of Cambridge
    Research Associate in Computational Biology, 2012 - present
  • SYSTEM7
    Director, 2012 - present
  • University College London
    Consultant, 2012 - 2012
  • SMIF (Secondary Market Infrastructure Fund), Land Securities, Trillium, Semperian, PPP Investment Partners
    CTO, IT Manager, 2006 - 2009
  • and more (see my résumé)
    1999 - 2005
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Belsize Park, London, United Kingdom
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York, United Kingdom - Krakow, Poland - Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom - Helsinki, Finland - Cambridge, United Kingdom - Islington, London, United Kingdom - Isle of Dogs, London, United Kingdom
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ConnectBot
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ConnectBot is a powerful open-source Secure Shell (SSH) client. It can manage simultaneous SSH sessions, create secure tunnels, and copy/pas

Hangouts (replaces Talk)
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Hangouts brings one-on-one and group conversations to life with photos, emoji, and video calls for free. Connect with friends across compute

TechRadar: Ubuntu's new heads-up display: the future of UI?
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Linux distribution Ubuntu has unveiled a drastic new user interface revamp. It's a heads-up display (HUD) that, says Ubuntu leader Mark Shut

Voice Search - Apps on Android Market
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Search the web and your phone by voice and control your phone with Voice Actions Quickly search your phone, the web, and nearby locations by

Evernote Widget
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**The latest version of Evernote is required in order to use the Evernote Widget app** The Evernote Widget lets you go directly to core Ever

Fluidinfo
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Add your info to URLs, and jump to Fluidinfo pages for them and for selected text.

Tissue.prn: Desktop Printer Technology Used to Lay Down Regenerated Skin...
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The same technology that office workers use daily to print documents can be transformed into a "bioprinter" that uses cells instead of ink

Big Idea 2013: This Year, the War on Drugs Ends
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If a business strategy were failing and instead of curbing a problem made it worse, would you keep it going or would you stop and consider a

Apple awarded over $1bn in Samsung patent infringement trial
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Jury finds that critical features of smartphone and tablet design were copied and dismisses South Korean firm's counterclaims

Kirk Sorensen: Thorium, an alternative nuclear fuel | Video on TED.com
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TED Talks At TEDxYYC Kirk Sorensen shows us the liquid fuel thorium reactor -- a way to produce energy that is safer, cleaner and more effic

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The Joy of Books
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After organizing our bookshelf almost a year ago (http://youtu.be/zhRT-PM7vpA), my wife and I (Sean Ohlenkamp) decided to take it to the nex

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Bobby McFerrin demonstrates the power of the pentatonic scale, using audience participation, at the event "Notes & Neurons: In Sear

Animowana historia Polski | Animated History Of Poland - Tomasz Bagiński
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Probably the best coffee in Cambridge (think third wave ;)). Full of nice and interesting people. Delicious cake so those on diet beware ;). Great music (jazz, blues). They roast their coffee beans themselves and you can buy them fresh.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
Fast, helpful, affordable and extremely nice
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Nice atmosphere, quiet, delicious food.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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My water heater broke down. I contacted Pimlico Plumbers by email where I described the problem and gave them the exact model of my device. When a plumber arrived he did not have any spare parts (so he could not repair anything even if he knew how) and spent most of the time switching my water on and off and conferring with the manufacturer or waiting for them to call him back. His first diagnosis was that my water heater was not broken at all and I should replace my water pump instead as it was not producing enough water pressure. When I explained to him that the water pump did not have to be on for the water heater to work in the past he started calling the manufacturer again and finally concluded that I would need to replace one or two parts (he wasn't sure which of them was faulty). Then he continued doing something in my bathroom (where the water heater is installed). Finally he said it was stupid of him to sit around and wait for someone to call him back about the prices and assured me he (or someone else from Pimlico Plumbers) would get back to me the same day with the cost of the parts to be raplaced. He also told me that the new unit was £250. Then he charged me over £100 and left. Next day, since no one got back to me as promised, I contacted Pimlico Plumbers and after exchanging a few emails got the price of the new unit and the parts (without any breakdown and even naming the parts so not sure the person who sent it to me knew the case). The price of the new unit was £624 (which is a littlle too much considering the fact that the price of a new device is £200+VAT) and their estimation for replacing the parts was £540 (more than twice the price of a new device! a quotation from the manufacturer I got the same day gives the price of both parts as £18.25 + £43.50 + VAT!). Summary: When a customer calls a plumber to get their hot water fixed they are interested in exactly that - having their hot water fixed. Pimlico Plumbers failed to deliver. I paid over a hundred pounds for nothing. Still no hot water in the house. Just a waste of time.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Very nice atmosphere, people, coffee and tea. Liked the comfy sofa and the bibles - especially the NIV Study Bible published by Hodder and Stoughton :).
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago