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Things like this are slowly helping me understand why everyone is so excited about things like Docker. Thanks Joe!
 
Nature published a nice writeup (in the news & comment section) on ipython notebooks and how they're being used to share reproducible results.

It even includes a live ipython notebook! http://www.nature.com/news/ipython-interactive-demo-7.21492

Behind-the-scenes, each time someone views the notebook a new docker instance is spun up to run ipython. It's using the tmpnb project. Quite slick!! http://lambdaops.com/ipythonjupyter-tmpnb-debuts  
The free IPython notebook makes data analysis easier to record, understand and reproduce.
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I'm excited to announce our new book, 52 Things You Should Know About Palaeontology— with 48 authors writing on biostratigraphy, palynology and, of course, dinosaurs.

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A few pictures from SciPy 2014. (Usual thought after a conference: must take more pictures).
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Say hello to our new awesome book about petroleum #geoscience  — 52 essays by a diverse community of geologists and geophysicists. Between them, the 42 authors have over 850 years of experience!

52 Things You Should Know About Geology is now available for pre-order form Amazon.com. They have an amazing price right now too...
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A couple of weeks ago, lots of geoscientists — +Jacob Foshee +Maitri Erwin +Evan Bianco +christopher chalcraft +Duncan Child +Karl Schleicher and others — got together at START Houston to hack on some #geophysics. It was awesome. You should have been there. 
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Seismic data standards, land streamer acquisition, and some new #geophysics books — some more highlights from the SEG Annual Meeting in Houston.

I'm back in Nova Scotia now, but there'll be more updates from +Evan Bianco later today.
Yesterday afternoon at the SEG Annual Meeting I spent some time with Jill Lewis from Troika and Ru...
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I'm excited to announce our new book, 52 Things You Should Know About Palaeontology— with 48 authors writing on biostratigraphy, palynology and, of course, dinosaurs.

  #nationalfossilday
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Good grief, this sounds awesome.
 
Over the last year I've worked with some awesome folks (+Kester Tong  +Mark Sandler, +Corinna Cortes , +Matthew Turk,  +Gideon Mann  +Arnaud Sahuguet, +Adam Berenzweig) to understand how people collaborate on data analysis and to build better tools to support them. Yesterday, with the help of +Fernando Perez and +Wes McKinney we revealed this work at PyCon APAC.

We've created an interactive, collaborative analytics tool by integrating Google Docs, Chrome, and IPython. You can open a notebook from Drive. You can share notebooks like you would share a Google Doc. You can comment and edit collaboratively, in realtime. There is zero setup, because all the computation happens in Chrome. You can even quickly and easily package your analytics pipeline into a GUI for folks that don't want to program. In effect, you can go from zero to analytics with little impedance.  

What's even better is that you can build on our work. It will all be open source on top of public Google APIs. We'll have a larger Google Research blog post about this work when we release the code and the Chrome application.
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Ernst Chladni was 'the father of acoustics', which is enough to make him a 'great geophysicist', I think... Regardless, geophysicists should know a bit about him and his experiments. He may even have discovered acoustic anisotropy [citation needed]. His wonderful graphics of his eponymous plates are enough reason on their own...
Ernst Chladni was born in Wittenberg , eastern Germany, on 30 November 1756, and died 3 April 1827...
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Some notes from the last 2 days at the SEG Annual Meeting #SEG13 — Grand challenges, anisotropy, diffractions, and plate tectonics... by +Evan Bianco 
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I decided to study geology after several visits to Rhum, Scotland, once with a volcanologist (Prof Steve Sparks). I read Geology at Durham, where I met my wife, Kara. We lived apart while I did a doctorate at Manchester, then together when I got a job at Statoil in Stavanger. We moved to Calgary in 2000, then Nova Scotia in 2010. Now we have three children: Lily (born in 2004), Evie (2008) and Milo (2010).
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I have held a few weekend events at this coworking space. They are very accommodating and helpful. The location is maybe not the most amazing, but there is plenty of catering within a mile or two, and lits of parking. Recommended.
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A terrific restaurant. Super laid-back but dead serious about food, with cool, friendly staff, and consistently great food. Just as good for brunch or drinks-and-dessert as for a full-blown meal. We are lucky to have this place in Mahone Bay.
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This place saved me with a rush order of 20 pizzas on a random Sunday. They did special orders for a vegan option, were helpful on the phone, and were very quick. And the pizzas were a big hit with everyone.
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This is what shops should be like. Great selection, great staff. Not too big, but plenty of variety. One of the best reasons to come to Kensington.
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Don't be fooled by the humble exterior. This place does the best sandwiches, lots of sweet stuff, bread of course, and locally roasted coffee. Avocado melt for the win! Bonus: they're open all year.
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We rented the Lo Do location for a weekend hackathon for geophysicists. It was a great venue — plenty of space for about 20 developers, and the staff were amazing. Good location too, with lots of catering options nearby. Highly recommended.
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