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  1. Maryl
    06-Dec-2013 12:49 AM (00:49)
    Yikes. I'm here! Have no idea what I'm doing yet.
  2. Jim P Houston
    16-Nov-2012 06:21 PM (18:21)
    Jim P Houston
    Hello Tim & company,

    I thought I'd register here and see what comes of it. I'm a jobbing gardener and retired philosophy blogger with too much time on his hands in the winter. An 'old' atheist I think.

    I've brought a random quote from Seneca as a gift.

    His eyes blaze and sparkle, his whole face is crimson with the blood that surges from the lowest depths of his heart; his lips quiver, his teeth are clenched, his hair bristles and stands on end; his breathing is forced and harsh. His joins crack from writhing; he groans and bellows, burst out into speech with scarcely intelligible words, strikes his hands together continually and stamps the ground with his feet; his whole body is excited and performs great angry threats. It is an ugly and horrible picture of distorted and swollen frenzy. You cannot tell whether this vice is more execrable or more hideous.

    Be well and enjoy your travels - a message that applies to one and all.

  3. mick
    22-Oct-2012 01:33 PM (13:33)
    Did i miss your bday? Happy belated bday.
  4. mick
    17-Sep-2012 05:08 AM (05:08)
    nvm now i followed the link in email and its set. and can magically vm again. You sir are a techomancer of the highest order!
  5. Justin
    27-May-2012 02:55 AM (02:55)
    Just a brief line to say best of luck with the forthcoming op. Still hoping to meet up in real life at York in July.
  6. TaciLunaRain
    06-Feb-2012 04:44 AM (04:44)
    Hey Gurdur. Just wanted to let you know, I tried to upload some pictures into an album on my profile and after waiting for FOREVER for the page to load, I was redirected to a page with this message:

    "Your submission could not be processed because a security token was missing.

    If this occurred unexpectedly, please inform the administrator and describe the action you performed before you received this error."

    Just figured I'd let you know! Thanks!
  7. iamwombat
    10-Dec-2011 01:56 AM (01:56)
    Hello Mate! I am thinking Germany is geting colder weather than we. Time for a visit stateside? Accomadations are readily available, sir. This time next, with liquor and bands.
  8. mick
    02-Nov-2011 12:25 AM (00:25)
    I did it
  9. mick
    01-Nov-2011 02:14 AM (02:14)
    Not just snow storm a huge one 1-2 feet of snow. It did more damage then the hurricane did
  10. mick
    01-Nov-2011 02:04 AM (02:04)
    Did you hear about weather over here?

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  • About Gurdur
    Atheist, humanist, enviromentalist


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Posted 08-Mar-2014 at 11:10 AM (11:10) by Gurdur Comments 5
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There's far more dedicated #scicomm in East Africa than you might have ever thought. It more than deserves recognition, interest and support outside East Africa. Unfortunately it simply doesn't get any interest or recognition outside Africa almost all the time. One of the major sources for observing and interacting with science-communication in East Africa is the site SciDev.Net. Just to pick four to follow on Twitter: there's @SciDevNetSSA, the Twitter account for SciDev's "Sub-Saharan Africa" section;...

Posted 05-Mar-2014 at 11:48 PM (23:48) by Gurdur Comments 0
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The #scio14 conference in Raleigh, North Carolina, 27 February to 01 March inclusive, went pretty much as you could expect of a #ScioX conference. That being reasonably well within certain parameters or limits. It was a lot more successful than certain flamers beforehand opined it would be. It could have done better on certain aspects. Overall, it functioned mostly as it should. The conference schedule opened with a day of non-conference field-trips and the like organized by others, on Wednesday...

Posted 28-Feb-2014 at 07:42 AM (07:42) by Gurdur Comments 0
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A couple of tweets today (Thursday) came mighty close to deriding some for attending one #scio14 session and not another. Other tweets derided the ScienceOnline board for not doing whatever the flamer thought they should be doing, or for being what they are rather than something else completely. Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door, to explain in minute detail endlessly why your better mousetrap is something they scorn.

The ScienceOnline board have...

Posted 25-Feb-2014 at 07:04 PM (19:04) by Gurdur Comments 0
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I will be doing the best I can to do reports in (Ki)Swahili on the #Scio14 science-communication (#scicomm) conference, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, February 27 to March 01 inclusive this year, i.e. in a couple of days' time. I will make a new Twitter account, maybe, to do the Swahili tweets. I will also tweet in (bad) German occasionally. One first part in KiSwahli is below. I will be doing my best to promote Tanzanian scicomm and science-reporting people, and to make them known to the scicomm...

Posted 25-Feb-2014 at 08:42 AM (08:42) by Gurdur Comments 1
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The general #scioX hashtag refers to (all) the different ScienceOnline conferences and activities, while the #scio14 hashtag refers to the ScienceOnline conference at Raleigh, NC, Feb 27 to March 01 this year.

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The most important thing is simply to join in. Of all the complaints in the past about anything to do with #scioX, quite a few seemed to be from people who simply wouldn't join in - who did not make any effort to participate in any group activities, who waited...
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