Links: More Postdocs in Canada, Less in Ireland; Apps for Distraction Avoidance and Break Reminders; Python Style Guide; and More

by Kelle on July 16, 2010

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1 KT July 17, 2010 at 7:48 pm

Hey guys,
Thanks for the links! I want to work with this researcher in Canada so I was really excited to see the link about the new Banting Postdocs in Canada for people of any citizenship. However, there are some weird things about the deadlines, at least to me from the perspective of comparing it with the national fellowships in the US. You apply in early November, must have your PhD by the end of December, find out at the end of March, and then start between April-October. So the application, notification, and start dates all seem aligned with the US national fellowships — but why does the fellowship require a PhD by December (2010), instead of the spring? (I’m finishing up this year — not sure if I can make it by December…) Is this normal? I guess there’s nothing I can do about it, but man am I bummed out if I can’t apply until next year for the 2012 one!!!
http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/PD-NP/Banting-Banting_eng.asp

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2 Marshall July 21, 2010 at 2:23 pm

Most of what’s in the Python style guide I think is great, but I completely disagree with the “limit code to 79 characters wide” rule. Sure, some people still have 80-character wide displays, but personally I do most of my coding on a 30″ monitor, and even my 13″ laptop can fully display xterms well over 150 characters wide (up to 209 wide in the default Terminal font, in fact!). So down with needless line continuation!

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