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Ted Pavlic
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Autonomy science and engineering researcher, husband, Android enthusiast, and bringer of the science.
Autonomy science and engineering researcher, husband, Android enthusiast, and bringer of the science.

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My #TEDxASU talk about the hidden costs of disciplinary identity is now available on YouTube.

[ #academia #STEM #interdisciplinary #science #technology #engineering #math #mathematics #undisciplined ]
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For those of you who haven't yet tried importing a formula question from Blackboard Inc. to +Canvas LMS, I encourage you to look carefully at this image. If you want to recover the formulas you used, you'll have to unescape the MathML, render it, and then manually convert to a Canvas-ready formula. This would have been easy for Canvas engineers to do, but did they? No. That's on you.
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#Roundup kills #bees too: "We need better guidelines for glyphosate use, especially regarding bee exposure, because right now the guidelines assume bees are not harmed by the herbicide," Motta, the graduate student who led the research, said according to the university. "Our study shows that's not true."
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Good to know. Do you hate the new dark mode on #macOS #Mojave and miss the old dark mode? Here is how to get it back.
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Hey PDF Viewer developers -- If you open a PDF, and it is coded for landscape orientation, you really should default to single-page view and not continuous scroll. Yeah, I'm looking at you #Apple preview. #annoyances
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Seeing images like this down oodles and oodles of imported BlackBoard questions in +CanvasLMS just makes me sick to my stomach. Formulas in questions turned into broken images. Formulas defining correct answers turned into escaped math ML. In the former case, maybe can import rendered Bb images (which isn't ideal, but easier than re-typing). In the latter case, there's no quick solution.

If +Instructure Canvas tells your school that "nearly 80% will convert", ask them which 80%...
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Just discovered that the formulas from my #BlackBoard formula questions did not import into +CanvasLMS formulas in the conversion. The pre-calculated ranges imported, but the formulas are trash. Similarly, any math I've used in the questions, answers, and solution responses are all dead images now. Have to re-do them all.

What a waste of time. What a massive waste of time.
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Do you teach Stochastic Simulation? Here is a video I just made explaining how to do a simple hand simulation of a single-server queue. I do it all in Word to help encourage students to submit cleanly formatted and typed tables.
#DES #simulation
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Wow. The photo of the Trump staffer is far more damning than the photo he was working to stop.
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It's a sign of the times that I have to include tutorial videos of how to build a table in +Microsoft Word with assignments for senior, undergraduate engineering students in a computer simulation class...
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