June 2010

Links: Google is the New Sys Admin, Firefox Sync, Chart Makeovers, and More.

by Kelle June 4, 2010

Best Computer Diagnostic Tool: Google | Lifehacker Whenever anybody asks me to help them solve a computer problem, I always ask if they’ve Googled it yet…cause that’s just what I’m going to do. Firefox Sync to Incorporate Bookmark, Password, Preference, History, and Tab Sync Directly in Firefox | Lifehacker I’ve been using this add-on, previously […]

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Scientists: Bringing Home the Benjamins

by Jane June 2, 2010

While astronomers as a rule handle grant money responsibly, they’re often terrible with their own finances.  The gamut ranges from reckless experimentation, to willful obliviousness, to resigned acceptance of lifetime poverty.  In part, our attitudes toward money are reflections of our career choices — toward “pure science”, away from commercial pressure.* In practice, many of […]

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