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The recent post which summarised the Announcement: UKOLN – Looking Ahead was based on the news of the cessation of UKOLN’s core funding from 31 July 2013. The announcement concluded: From August 2013, we will continue to build on this reputation and we very much look forward to working with you again in the future. In order to support UKOLN staff in exploiting new opportunities I recently gave a training session on “ Managing Your Digital Profile “.
Here's how to get rid of your digital past. Photograph: Martin Rogers/Workbook Stock for the Guardian Wiping away your digital life means getting rid of the traces you've left – the mistakes you made, the embarrassing photos, the unwise comments, the flawed social media profiles where you've left too much visible. But how easy is that?
This week we took the plunge and made our official @YorkPsychology twitter stream public by featuring it on the departmental home page. I can imagine some of my colleagues are wondering what the point of twitter is, or indeed whether it has one.
When you purchase your custom pulp magazine cover on a printed product, the reliable Pulp-O-Mizer cranks it up to high gear and - after a few seconds of groaning and sputtering - it spits out a high resolution image at (or even over) 300 pixels to the inch. The image is immediately transmitted across the sub aetheric waves, and, well! That's when things really get interesting. We entrust your orders to well trained, electrically motivated henchmen and henchwomen.
In 1972 , the physicist Freeman Dyson wrote an article called “Missed Opportunities.”
A palliative nurse has recorded the top five regrets of the dying. Photograph: Montgomery Martin/Alamy
Last night, two white middle-class women – Conservative MP Louise Mensch, and left-wing activist Laurie Penny – sat on BBC Newsnight with Jeremy Paxman, discussing Louise Mensch’s article in the Guardian, about whether you could be a feminist and also a Tory. Exciting stuff, I think you’ll agree.
LIESL : Why is it that we can all sing very well? GENETICIST : Liesl, that is an excellent question!
On Sunday I attended the brilliant ‘from ideas to page’ workshop at the Portobello Book Festival. The workshop was on how to get published, how to be a better writer and how to know if you need an agent.
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I notice it all the time– on Facebook, in the comments of a science blog, over family gatherings, or listening to a radio talk show. Someone, maybe you, is patiently trying to explain how vaccines cause autism, perhaps, or why so-called “anthropogenic” global warming is really just due to sunspots or some other natural cycle. Perhaps you are doing pretty well at first, making use of passionate, heart-felt rhetoric and well-timed anecdotes.