Why This Computer Scientist Says All Cryptocurrency Should “Die in a Fire” https://www.currentaffairs.org/2022/05/why-this-computer-scientist-says-all-cryptocurrency-should-die-in-a-fire/
Columbia is looking for a Research Computing Program Manager. You would be working with an amazing team so please check it out. https://opportunities.columbia.edu/en-us/job/525166/research-computing-program-manager
child death, but positive news? still a very heavy topic but it's a good development
THEY FIGURED OUT SIDS
My husband is a pharmacist and pointed out that this also impacts the ability of doctors to safely anesthetize some patients, because sometimes they need to use a paralytic and if they can test for this enzyme they can have a much better chance of predicting how well their patient will recover
I hope this brings some small measure of peace to parents blaming themself for the loss of an infant to SIDS. Because it wasn't that the mattress was wrong or there was a blanket nearby or whatever whatever because blankets don't fuck up obscure baby brain enzymes
it's a fucking enzyme thing
And I read this research was at least partially crowdfunded too, so we can maybe add another tally to the Seizing The Means Of Research Production victory column.
Anyone out there have experience with the PlackettLuce package? #rstats https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/PlackettLuce/index.html
I have been reading the academy series by Jack McDevitt and although not the deepest books, if you want some fun adventurous sci-fi , you could do a lot worse. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8729667
Upcoming talk to check out: "Thinking with Data: Beyond Data Visualization - Data as Art!" (in-person & zoom) https://uoregon.libcal.com/event/9176223
I have thought that people were vastly overstating the inflation rate (and still do) but this helped put things into perspective "What’s Your Rate of Inflation?" https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2022/05/08/business/economy/inflation-calculator.html
Wikimedia Foundation stops accepting cryptocurrency donations
You can use it to make simple interactive documents in no time at all, or to make production-grade applications.
So shiny can be helpful in a number of situations:
For personal use, to build simple tools for data analysis
To present results to others in a one-off meeting
To create a production dashboard for deployment on the Internet
Some good, free e-books for learning and reference:
Further resources and a video tutorial can be found on the shiny homepage.