Proud to publish the findings of my new study here:
Reviving dead dry-erase markers by taping them to a string & spinning them like a lasso works pretty well!
(But I did get a capful of ink once—be careful out there)
LASSO TECHNIQUE UPDATE:
48 hours later, the dry-erase markers are still alive.
I will not be taking further questions at this time.
I’m seeing a lot of talk about “better” methods. What I’m not seeing is hard data 💅
While I’m waiting for my plane from Orlando to Detroit, I am seriously thinking about live-tweeting the movie Star Wars from memory.
If anyone knows any reason why this should not happen, speak now or #force yourself to enjoy it
Having heard no legitimate objections, let’s begin.
Disclaimer: I haven’t seen Star Wars in a few years. These are my memories and impressions, which are 100% valid and factually correct so don’t AT-AT me. Star Wars joke
1) A BLAST of horns as the yellow Star Wars logo flings itself into deep space. I’m 7 years old and I’m already freeeeaking out
“It is a truth universally acknowledged that as soon as a marginalized group develops words to describe their oppression, their oppressors will label those words ‘slurs.’”
By @leeflower thebias.com/2017/05/09/man…
@lloydon@DrAilshire@McLNeuro@docfreeride@DoctorZen@mbeisen Don, you are prioritizing the IMAGINARY prof who was fired based on an unsubstantiated rumor [go find an actual example] over REAL people who are being tormented and intimidated every day. Nobody wants innocent people punished but we are so far to the other extreme it’s insane.
@lloydon@DrAilshire@McLNeuro@docfreeride@DoctorZen@mbeisen Who are these innocent professors whose careers were ruined based on a rumor? Please name them. Which profs were thrown out too quickly? I can only find examples of sloooow justice, and much more frequently, no justice at all. But whistleblowers are routinely retaliated against.
@lloydon@DrAilshire@McLNeuro@docfreeride@DoctorZen@mbeisen Don, I put together a comprehensive database of professors whose careers were ruined by unsubstantiated claims or rumors of sexual harassment. Please let me know if I missed anyone, thanks.
Keep fighting the good fight for those with all the power 👍
Since I just shared these tips with the incoming @umpibs PhD class, I might as well post them here too:
HOW TO WIN AT RESEARCH ROTATIONS [a thread] 🔬💪
#1 (of 12): Get out of your comfort zone.
You're getting paid to try new things this year, so try new things! Jump into a research area you don't know much about. Even if you end up not joining that lab, you will learn a TON, make new connections and maybe spark future collabs.
#2: Discuss expectations and goals with your rotation mentor. Communicate!
When PhD students run into trouble, surprisingly often it's because of poor communication at some level. Good mentors & good mentees teach each other how to communicate well as a pair.