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Links: Linear Fits to Data, the Ideal Salary, History of OS X, and More.

by Kelle September 14, 2010

Scientific hubris, or: Everything you thought you knew about straight line fits is wrong | SarahAskew “In a paper posted to the Arxiv in late August, David Hogg of NYU and his collaborators take us to task on our sloppy data fitting habits. And he’s not in the mood to mince his words.” Career Advice: […]

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Links: Employment Prospects, No Bullet Points in Star Wars, Acadamnit, and Much More.

by Kelle August 27, 2010

Postgraduate degrees produce employable people – it's official | onlinelibrary.wiley.com Subscription Required. “A survey has confirmed that [postgraduate degrees in astronomy, astrophysics and planetary science and particle physics] bring excellent long-term employment prospects and above-average salaries, within sciences and elsewhere, boosting the case for funding studentships in order to support science and industry.” (via @USA […]

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Links: Encouraging Creativity, Getting Started with Twitter, Ergo Mousing, and More.

by Kelle August 14, 2010

Scientific career renewal | Nature Jobs “Scientists must force themselves off the research treadmill periodically if they are to remain creatively stimulated. The culture and bureaucracy of science must encourage them to do so.” Taking “The Road Not Taken”: On the Benefits of Diversifying Your Academic Portfolio. (arXiv:1008.1586) | astro-ph “…young researchers should always allocate […]

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Links: Computing Upper Limits, Writing, Teaching, New Macs, IDL, and More.

by Kelle July 30, 2010

World’s Biggest Particle Physics Lab May Idle All Accelerators in 2012 | Science Insider On Computing Upper Limits to Source Intensities | IOP Science: ApJ Productivity, Writing, and Teaching Writing IS Thinking | Inside Higher Ed “If writing is thinking, then you don’t have to wait until you’re done reading, analyzing data, or figuring everything […]

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Links: Dark Matter, AstroPy, Writing, and More

by Kelle January 1, 2010

Happy New Year! Dark Matter Tools Website | dmtools.brown.edu Via Cosmic Variance US LHC Blog » Who will pay for the arXiv? | blogs.uslhc.us Cornell to ask for voluntary donations from heaviest user institutions. BetterTouchTool Customizes Your Mac’s Multitouch Gestures | Lifehacker AstroPy Info Page | mail.scipy.org Mailing list for Astronomers interested in Python. It’s […]

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Resizing Windows and Focus Follows Mouse with MondoMouse

by Guest August 5, 2009

This is a guest post (our first!) from Steve Rodney, a graduate student at the Univ. of Hawaii. MondoMouse has become an indispensable application on my mac. This app frees the mac user from the tyranny of Apple’s dogmatic lower-right-corner fixation. Why in the world are we restricted to resizing windows only from that tiny […]

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