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Comment author: ChristianKl 04 May 2015 03:27:23PM 6 points [-]

Given the lack of reply the last time how about posting the question to http://academia.stackexchange.com/?

Comment author: atorm 06 May 2015 12:13:13PM 1 point [-]

Thanks, doing so.

Comment author: Andy_McKenzie 04 May 2015 07:57:13PM 1 point [-]

I'm in a PhD program in the life sciences and although I haven't graduated myself (still in my first year), based on almost all of the advice I've read, this is good advice. The way to prove to your advisor that you deserve to be able to do quick secondary experiments with people outside of your field is to submit a paper of your own, and then you can do those experiments in the interim while you're waiting for the reviews. That said, I don't think I'm all that Slytherin (although I admit that this is what a Slytherin would say).

Comment author: atorm 06 May 2015 12:02:59PM 0 points [-]

I already am published. When we got the paper accepted, instead of congratulating me, he said "Now you need to get another one before you graduate."

Comment author: atorm 04 May 2015 03:03:20PM 3 points [-]

Repost due to lack of reply: I’m a fourth year PhD student in the life sciences, and I need mentorship, preferably from a Slytherin, or at least someone with a Slytherin hat. My advisor doesn’t want me doing “mercenary collaborations”, or quick experiments with researchers outside my field in exchange for secondary authorships. He says I need to focus on my thesis research in the next year so as to publish and graduate. Are there any academics in the LW readership who have the insight to tell me whether this is good advice or whether he just wants me pumping out papers with his name on them so he can get tenure?

Comment author: atorm 01 May 2015 03:05:55AM 6 points [-]

I’m a fourth year PhD student in the life sciences, and I need mentorship, preferably from a Slytherin, or at least someone with a Slytherin hat. My advisor doesn’t want me doing “mercenary collaborations”, or quick experiments with researchers outside my field in exchange for secondary authorships. He says I need to focus on my thesis research in the next year so as to publish and graduate. Are there any academics in the LW readership who have the insight to tell me whether this is good advice or whether he just wants me pumping out papers with his name on them so he can get tenure?

Comment author: atorm 11 March 2015 01:57:47PM 0 points [-]

Ki (chi, qi) exercises such as "unbendable arm" from aikido and other martial arts seem to actually have an effect on effective strength. My best guess is that this is a result of altered muscle firing patterns.

Comment author: atorm 10 March 2015 02:07:07PM 0 points [-]

WTF was Harry forgetting when he grabbed the Remembrall?

Comment author: atorm 02 March 2015 12:49:19AM 1 point [-]

Transfiguration requires the caster's wand to touch the target. However, Harry's understanding of partial transfiguration was based on his understanding of the underlying quantum field nature of reality. This means that Harry's wand is touching everything all at once. He should be able to Transfigure anything in the area that he wants, and based on the Azkaban sequence, he could think or speak while doing so.

Comment author: somnicule 20 January 2015 08:58:41AM 4 points [-]

Didn't get a response in the last thread, so I'm asking again, a bit more generally.

I've recently been diagnosed with ADHD-PI. I'm wondering how to best use that information to my advantage, and am looking for resources that might help manage this. Does anyone have anything to recommend?

In the short-term I'm trying to lower barriers for things like actually eating by preparing snacks in snaplock bags, printing out and laminating checklists to remind me of basic tasks, and finding more ways to get instant feedback on progress in as many areas as I can (for coding, this means test-driven development).

Comment author: atorm 20 January 2015 12:42:44PM 5 points [-]

My experience of ADHD includes a tendency to become distracted by thought while moving between tasks or places. I have found that headphones with an audiobook help lock my attention down to two tracks instead of half a dozen: I'm either thinking about my task, or the words in my ear. Obviously your mileage may vary, but ADHD people develop all sorts of coping methods, so my broad advice is "experiment with lots of things to help get things done, even if other people are skeptical of their effectiveness."

Comment author: TylerJay 12 January 2015 07:06:38PM 0 points [-]

Not sure why you were downvoted. Tried to reverse that for you. I agree actually. I just love the way the world looks through them, especially nature. And most sunglasses put a gray tint on the world instead of making it warmer. Why would anyone want that? That's why I said you'd never go back once you tried it.

Comment author: atorm 12 January 2015 10:23:59PM 0 points [-]

I'm being targeted for mass down-voting. Thanks for caring!

Comment author: listic 12 January 2015 09:05:43AM -3 points [-]

I think the onus is on you to explain where do you think I oversimplify.

Comment author: atorm 12 January 2015 02:28:44PM *  0 points [-]

People tend to see relationships as more than contractual exchanges of favors. In this case it seems like gothgirl defines some of his self-worth from his ability to gain/keep partners, or at least draws some utility from having as many as his primary partner does.

People are complicated and get a lot of different things out of their relationships.

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