Schlagwort-Archiv: Forschung

Author, Title, DOI. Forget the rest.

It is 2019. Anything without a https://doi.org/... or another stable and direct link to the full text should not be acceptable as a citation or reference.

UblibudlyTickly.

On any given day, one might hear of tens or hundreds of millions of dollars flowing to a start-up company named Ublibudly or MeTickly. These are names I just made up, but they would make great venture capital bait if they existed. At these companies one finds rooms full of MIT PhD engineers not seeking cancer cures or sources of safe drinking water for the underdeveloped world but schemes to send little digital pictures of teddy bears and dragons between adult members of social networks.

Jaron Lanier: You Are Not A Gadget.

Geschafftes Wissen.

Don't trust papers and articles, be it published ones. We only really know stuff for sure once it is written in textbooks — and survives a second edition.

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Embarressearch.

The good thing about being an academic: you are allowed to be embarrassed.

You can just say: That's the way it is and we'll figure it out eventually.

Simon Peyton-Jones: Escape from the ivory tower: the Haskell journey (around 32:55)

Teilhabende Feldforschung.

The best way to understand new things might be doing them.

Bummeise.

The COCY species group is known under its vernacular name “exploding ants” for a unique behaviour: during territorial combat, workers of some species sacrifice themselves by rupturing their gaster and releasing sticky and irritant contents of their hypertrophied mandibular gland reservoirs to kill or repel rivals.

Laciny A, Zettel H, Kopchinskiy A, Pretzer C, Pal A, Salim KA, Rahimi MJ, Hoenigsberger M, Lim L, Jaitrong W, Druzhinina IS (2018) Colobopsis explodens sp. n., model species for studies on “exploding ants” (Hymenoptera, Formicidae), with biological notes and first illustrations of males of the Colobopsis cylindrica group. ZooKeys 751: 1-40. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.751.22661

Distinguished.

Don't confuse passion and obsession.

Alexandru Baltag

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