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  1. Well done Virgin Galactic. Beautiful spaceship.

    1. Prometheus

      Prometheus

      Did you see the shape of the New Shepard? I know most rockets are a little phallic - but this one is straight from someone's pants.

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  2. Well done Virgin Galactic. Beautiful spaceship.

    1. Prometheus

      Prometheus

      Congratulations Blue Origin. Good to see Wally Funk make it to space.

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  3. Shout out to all my British friends.
    England bombed Germany today.
    Twice !

    1. Prometheus

      Prometheus

      Congratulations Italy. Hope Saka grows from his missed penalty.

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  4. Shout out to all my British friends.
    England bombed Germany today.
    Twice !

    1. Prometheus

      Prometheus

      The standard of refereeing has been exceptional, so it's sad to see Denmark go out to the first dodgy decision, but England definitely deserved the win overall. Hoping for a good final - England's possession play and Italy's counter-attacking should make for exciting stuff.

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  5. Anyone interested in beta reading some short stories?

    I've a number of sci-fi stories that could benefit from a good critique from a scientifically literate audience. I'll be looking to get them published in various places - Nature Futures would be the dream.

    If you're interested or have any questions ask here or PM me.

    1. Prometheus

      Prometheus

      Good idea but i just checked and the blog section is visible to search engines and so anything i put up there would be classed as published by potential publishers - writing forums get around this by having their critique sections invisible to search engines.

      I could put up a story i don't plan on publishing but then i neither need feedback nor is it an example of my best work.

      The stories range from 800 - 5000 words, and i only need feedback on some of the sci-fi ones so there won't be many.

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  6. Shout out to all my British friends.
    England bombed Germany today.
    Twice !

    1. Prometheus

      Prometheus

      Not sure if England's relatively easy fixtures will be to their benefit or detriment - a chance to build up to it, or a missing opportunity to cut their teeth against the best?

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  7. Shout out to all my British friends.
    England bombed Germany today.
    Twice !

    1. Prometheus

      Prometheus

      The first half lived up to the billing. Good to see Italy play dynamic football. Spain Croatia best game of the tournament so far still. Agree with Italy - England final. 

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  8. Shout out to all my British friends.
    England bombed Germany today.
    Twice !

    1. Prometheus

      Prometheus

      Can't sniff at Italy's defence, but Lukaku's been ripping Italian defences up for a couple of years now. Should be the best match of the quarters.

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  9. Shout out to all my British friends.
    England bombed Germany today.
    Twice !

    1. Prometheus

      Prometheus

      I hope Belgium pull it off, it's now or never for them. England and Italy should continue to produce top squads, but smaller countries like Belgium need to make the most of it with the stars they currently have. The Dutch are still due a trophy from their golden age.

      Btw, not sure all the 'British' were happy with England's win.

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  10. Shout out to all my British friends.
    England bombed Germany today.
    Twice !

  11. Anyone interested in beta reading some short stories?

    I've a number of sci-fi stories that could benefit from a good critique from a scientifically literate audience. I'll be looking to get them published in various places - Nature Futures would be the dream.

    If you're interested or have any questions ask here or PM me.

    1. Prometheus

      Prometheus

      Appreciate the offers, but i should have stated i'm only looking for people i've interacted with on the site for a while. Beta reading is an important part of an author's process so i really need to be able to trust any feedback - and trust requires having some relationship beforehand. 

      And unfortunately can't put any stories online without losing the ability to sell first publishing rights, which is all the vast majority of publishers care about. 

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  12. Just shared a lecture with a Nobel prize winner. Feels weird.

  13. Just shared a lecture with a Nobel prize winner. Feels weird.

    1. Prometheus

      Prometheus

      Just both in the audience. Still weird. John O'Keefe. Neuroscientists do some messed up things with mice.

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  14. Finally graduated magna cum laude as an MD.

    Although I have received the wonderful opportunity to specialise in neurosurgery, being a neurosurgery resident is just a dog's life I could not lead for the lengthy duration it has. Because of lots of reasons, I've decided to carry on as an aspiring future anaesthesiologist.

    1. Prometheus

      Prometheus

      As a nurse neurosurgeons were among my least favourite doctors and anaesthetists my favourite, so i see this as a most positive move.

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  15. I have decided what I would like to go into in regards to my field of study. 

    - Mathematical Modeling and Simulations

    - Systems Design and Development

    - Optimization

    1. Prometheus

      Prometheus

      Yeah, that's what a lot of neuroscientists are currently doing: using an understanding of the brain to create new computer architectures (hardware or software), kind of how the artificial neural network was inspired by a model of neurons.  

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  16. I have decided what I would like to go into in regards to my field of study. 

    - Mathematical Modeling and Simulations

    - Systems Design and Development

    - Optimization

    1. Prometheus

      Prometheus

      I wonder if computational neuroscience might be your thing. Seems to include all your favourites.

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  17. Why all the talk about sexual intercourse with ants? What did they do people here?

    Seriously, i turn my back for just a week...

  18. Moving to UK in May/June. :( 
    Home of many important people: The queen, Freddy Mercury, StringJunky and DrP among others.

    1. Prometheus

      Prometheus

      I'm off to Taiwan or Australia myself, Little Britain is getting smaller.

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  19. Moving to UK in May/June. :( 
    Home of many important people: The queen, Freddy Mercury, StringJunky and DrP among others.

    1. Prometheus

      Prometheus

      Welcome to sunny Britain. Please bring cookies and some hope.

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  20. A copper tried to arrest me by jumping on me and I quickly rolled out the way...onto the bedroom floor... ouch! I thought your body was supposed to be paralysed when you are sleep?

    1. Prometheus

      Prometheus

      I'd be reluctant to go without REM sleep. Not sure what the latest research suggests, but it's thought to have some restorative function. Maybe DrmDoc knows more?

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  21. A copper tried to arrest me by jumping on me and I quickly rolled out the way...onto the bedroom floor... ouch! I thought your body was supposed to be paralysed when you are sleep?

    1. Prometheus

      Prometheus

      Smoke what?

      One treatment for isolated sleep paralysis is SSRI anti-depressants - they suppress REM activity.

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  22. A copper tried to arrest me by jumping on me and I quickly rolled out the way...onto the bedroom floor... ouch! I thought your body was supposed to be paralysed when you are sleep?

    1. Prometheus

      Prometheus

      I usually go flying, but one night i thought i'd try something different. But you can't think too hard while lucid dreaming or you wake up (anyone else find that?). So i thought, what's the opposite of flying - digging of course. So i voluntarily dreamed of digging a hole. 

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  23. A copper tried to arrest me by jumping on me and I quickly rolled out the way...onto the bedroom floor... ouch! I thought your body was supposed to be paralysed when you are sleep?

    1. Prometheus

      Prometheus

      You can learn to have fun with it - lucid dreaming, out-of-body experiences and such - but it's tricky.

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  24. My first international conference, all paid for, and it's in dour Glasgow...

    1. Prometheus

      Prometheus

      The next one is in California. I'm guessing my supervisor will be up for that one too.

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  25. My first international conference, all paid for, and it's in dour Glasgow...

    1. Prometheus

      Prometheus

      It has some very nice parts. Lots of Imperial history. Sure wears its ugly side on its sleeve too.

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