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    Open Source Science?

    The Boston Globe has a piece on the open-source science movement. Many readers here will have come across the idea before, but it’s interesting to see it make a large newspaper. (Admittedly, the Globe is more likely to cover this sort of thing than most metropolitan dailies, given the concentration of research jobs around here). Read More
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    Vial Thirty-Three, And More

    My apologies for no post today – home events kept me away from the computer for a while, but everything’s settled back down now. I’ve had several e-mails the last couple of months asking about “Vial Thirty-Three”, the saga of which can be found (in reverse chronological order) here. (More specifically, the first time t… Read More
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    Back on the Air

    I just wanted everyone to know that things have been quiet here because of some Movable Type maintenance behind the Corante scenes. Things seem to be working now, though, and rather more zippily than before. There seem to be a number of comments that were backed up in the pipes which have now appeared, too. Read More
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    Vial Thirty-Three: Warp Drive

    As I mentioned the other day, I’m sprinting to finish some last experiments on my side project. These are all on the “vial thirty-three” system that I first described here and finally got to work reproducibly here. Looking back, I remember how surprised I was earlier in the year when I first saw this experiment… Read More
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    The Race Is On

    Friday afternoon was quite strange. There had been another meeting to explain to people what the timetable would be to close down the site, but I left during its question-and-answer period. . .to go and set up an experiment. A half an hour later, colleagues of mine from down the hall were coming back from… Read More
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    Publish, Then Perish

    It’s not my intention to turn the site into a Saga of the Job Hunt, although that will be a recurring subject for a while. (I’d like to thank everyone for their expressions of support in yesterday’s post, by the way. Much appreciated). The immediate future is fine – I’ll still be at the workplace… Read More
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    The Horse Latitudes

    I haven’t given any updates on my side project recently because, well, there hasn’t been much to update. Progress has stalled, for several reasons – instrument difficulties, power outages, people (including me) being out of town, resources being shifted around. This sort of work is particularly vulnerable to that sort of thing, be… Read More
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    Good News, Now That I Think About It!

    I have the results of my latest experiment. A thing of beauty it isn’t – two of the four control arms showed false-positive effects in their blank runs, which makes interpreting them impossible. Those of you who’ve been following this story – and you have my sympathy – may recall that I saw this exact… Read More
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    Back To Life

    It’s been a little while since I updated everyone on my long-running series of experiments, but I do have some news. At last report, I’d set up a large crucial experiment, and actually seemed to get it to work in the notorious Vial Thirty-Three. Of course, when you get something remarkable to happen in the… Read More
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    Vial Thirty-Three: The Third Run

    Friday afternoon I got my results for the repeated experiment I spoke about here. Unfortunately, it matches the second run (the one that looks like garbage) rather than the first one (which looked like something wonderful). Unless I can think of some reason why that first run was different than the other two – and… Read More