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 on: Today at 03:54:57 pm 
Started by voxprincipalis - Last post by utveniantbona
unrelated:
Would anyone know how I might watch the Poland/Portugal game?

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 on: Today at 03:54:50 pm 
Started by kunsthistorikerin - Last post by egjwho
A fair number of work-colleagues are on facebook, and I am friends with some of them-- but in general I avoid having professional connections on FB. It just does not mesh for me. I know someone who is friends with many colleagues and she has to be very aware about never posting too much that doesn't look like she is working ALL the time, because that is the work culture at her R1.

Hopefully your colleague will get over it when the election is over-- or at least when the convention is over!

Requesting a letter from this colleague who is also your friend/co-author/same advisor  would lessen the weight of the letter anyway-- at least in my department. if you feel there is still hostility down the road, you can leave this person off of your list of letter writers, or even request they not use her-- however this would only be necessary if you think your colleague is incapable of separating work from personal life-- so the call is up to you.

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 on: Today at 03:50:19 pm 
Started by voxprincipalis - Last post by tuxedo_cat
Could one of you brilliant people please concoct a parody troll?  Maybe one who could be the minion of the resident troll who is in danger of boring us all to death our most beloved trolls?  I don't have the wit to carry this off properly, but I feel certain someone here is up to the task.

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 on: Today at 03:47:21 pm 
Started by chronanon - Last post by chronanon
Two thoughts on that:

One, perspective makes a big difference.  For example, "Of students who have exhibited similar behavior patterns in the past, 58% passed the course with a C or better" is a very different message than "Based on your behavior pattern you have a 58% chance of passing this course with a C or better."  The first casts the metric as past performance upon which inferences might be made, which is what it really is.  The second perspective is based on the premise that one individual student's future performance is somehow dependent on other students' past performance, which is false.

Two, if it's truly a predictive metric, I think it's essential to have some form of effect size included.  "Based on your behavior pattern, you have a 28% to 83% likelihood of passing with a C or better" is quite different than "Based on your behavior pattern, you have a 55.5% likelihood of passing with a C or better."  The second statement implies a precision and confidence that is entirely fictional.  Just because you can calculate a point estimate doesn't mean the point is meaningful.


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 on: Today at 03:41:20 pm 
Started by c1469705 - Last post by c1469705
http://livesportsvsonline.com/poland-vs-portugal-live/

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 on: Today at 03:40:21 pm 
Started by c1469705 - Last post by c1469705
http://livesportsvsonline.com/portugal-vs-poland-live/

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 on: Today at 03:39:07 pm 
Started by c1469705 - Last post by c1469705
http://livesportsvsonline.com/poland-vs-portugal-live-stream/

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 on: Today at 03:38:05 pm 
Started by c1469705 - Last post by c1469705
http://livesportsvsonline.com/watch-portugal-vs-poland-live-online/

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 on: Today at 03:37:21 pm 
Started by zoelouise - Last post by greyscale
Not quite at 4 PhD students yet! A PhD student, a lab tech (who could and should be a PhD student), a summer undergrad, and a rotation PhD student who might join the lab but that's complicated because I'm not necessarily here past 2017*. But it does seem like I suddenly turned a corner and things are just moving along so fast. A little overwhelming but in a good way. I can feel myself getting better at it.

(*The grad students have joint advisors and care is being taken to design projects such that when I leave, they'll be unaffected.)

Well, the rotation student is joining the lab! Joint advising, funding, and project details are still being worked out, but the basic situation is settled. Still so excited that my lab is growing.

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 on: Today at 03:37:04 pm 
Started by c1469705 - Last post by c1469705
http://livesportsvsonline.com/portugal-vs-poland-live-quarter-final/

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