Tag Archives: science

Sympathy Levels Failing, Cap’n!

Tim Hunt recently made some rather ill-advised comments regarding women in science, and caused quite the Twitter storm. So much so, in fact, that it was all over the news – every scientist I know (many) has an opinion. Quite … Continue reading

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Patch Notes, amirite?

Holy damn it feels good to be back and talking about something again. What shall we discuss? I can think of nothing better to start the year off than ~~DRAMA~~! [1] Well, not really. Mostly, this post is about Healing … Continue reading

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To cast, perchance to Chain (Heal)

To Riptide Target, or not to Riptide Target — that is the question. For me, the biggest news in recent Theorycraft was Dayani’s excellent analysis on Chain Heal, High Tide, and Glyph of Riptide (which you can find here). I … Continue reading

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Mr. Bean Goes on Experiment – pt. 1

(Despite what it may look like, this is not a parody. I am genuinely this incompetent.) This week I’m in the Netherlands visiting an awesome institution called Radboud University. They have no less than THREE Free Electron Lasers (taking up a combined … Continue reading

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I want to put WoW on my CV

Photocopying, Optical Characterization, World of Warcraft… I often wonder why it’s such a faux pas to mention video games on a CV. Not only, in my opinion, are they a highly advanced form of art, but playing games well shows … Continue reading

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Screw-ups? Me?

Since I last posted about my PhD I’ve been hard at work on my PhD project, understanding how my new algorithm works, how to control it, and how to get the best out of it. You’d think that because I … Continue reading

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Major Win!

Since I started my PhD, I’ve been wrestling with one major problem – what I want to do as a project is well understood mathematically but not very widely understood practically. Since the major thrust of my project is both … Continue reading

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Explaining What I Do

As I keep saying, I started my PhD recently at the University of Surrey. It’s cool, I love it. Not only is the subject interesting but the community of PhD students is awesome. There’s even a Postgraduate Society here – … Continue reading

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Oh the Humanity! Game “Addiction” and You.

Are you here because you want to learn more about game “addiction” (compulsion) for yourself or on behalf of a friend? Make sure to check out my note at the end of this post. It’s not too often that I … Continue reading

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Fizz, Buzz, or Fizzbuzz?

I made a new friend this week (you should totally follow @ marcopennekamp on Twitter btw) who’s a fan of programming. Well, by that I mean he is a programmer. Anyway, he introduced me to a problem known as “The fizzbuzz problem“, which … Continue reading

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