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November 8, 2013 3:09 PM   Subscribe

Get Data [SLYT]
posted by zennie (36 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
 
A brief reminder that our nation's hard working life science post grads are quite often severely sleep deprived.
posted by The Whelk at 3:16 PM on November 8, 2013 [4 favorites]


I like the beginning. He is pecking at the keyboard, stops and nods his head with a self satisfied smile like "Job well done, me". The viewer is left thinking he must have accomplished something great. Later the camera pans away and we see he has typed in large bold letters "No Data".I don't know what this means but it must mean something.
posted by Ad hominem at 3:19 PM on November 8, 2013 [4 favorites]


Disappointed this is not Get Carter with clips from TNG.
posted by squinty at 3:20 PM on November 8, 2013 [20 favorites]


I clicked expecting Brent Spiner, but was pleasantly surprised nonetheless. A-plusses all around!
posted by Strange Interlude at 3:20 PM on November 8, 2013 [5 favorites]


It's all fun and game until you realize that p=0.2.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 3:28 PM on November 8, 2013 [9 favorites]


This reminds me - some of my neuroscience peeps in Madison got a big paper published this week.
Our study also has revealed sex differences in the neural impact of exposure to maltreatment during childhood. Specifically, our results suggest that at the neural level females are more vulnerable to childhood experiences of maltreatment, because in females these experiences impact both the amygdala and hippocampal–sgACC regulatory pathways. In contrast, in males maltreatment during childhood appeared to impact only the hippocampus–sgACC pathway. This “double hit”in females may explain, in part, their higher levels of internalizing symptoms in our sample and the broadly observed greater risk for anxiety and depression in females
NPR segment.

I debated making an FPP, didn't because these are my friends - even though I don't work there anymore. Anyway, Hopefully, it's cool as a comment, because I think this finding is a really amazing result that the peeps of Metafilter might like to discuss.
posted by Pogo_Fuzzybutt at 3:28 PM on November 8, 2013 [6 favorites]


Neuro nerds should know that long term performance does not improve with chronic sleep deprivation. Admittedly "we're going to bed at a sensible hour to get data tomorrow" doesn't have the same ring to it.
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 3:31 PM on November 8, 2013 [7 favorites]


I want that beaker mug. Does anyone know where I can get one?
posted by Scientist at 3:50 PM on November 8, 2013




Scientist, I have this one and like it a lot.
posted by en forme de poire at 3:57 PM on November 8, 2013 [2 favorites]


Best when topologically nontrivial.

Unfortunately for me I'm a theorist so no matter how late I stay up nobody gives me data. (Still at the office at 7 on Friday though... thankfully I now have some tunes to keep me company).
posted by nat at 4:08 PM on November 8, 2013


I'm partial to this one from the same genre.

And the most famous, Bad Project, which I'm pretty sure was on the blue.
posted by dmd at 4:23 PM on November 8, 2013 [7 favorites]




Most Beautiful Girl in the Lab (got taken down a while back cos it was seen as promoting sexism (I guess?) but now it's back)
posted by jcruelty at 5:02 PM on November 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


Metafilter: ENTIRE BRAIN SOLVED
posted by chairface at 5:17 PM on November 8, 2013 [5 favorites]


Very good! But still not as good as synaptic cleft!
posted by synapse at 5:33 PM on November 8, 2013 [2 favorites]


the song is awesome, the video funny -- and I've forwarded it to a lab scientist friend as his new theme song.

But now the damn tune is stuck in my head! so very, very catchy
posted by jb at 6:01 PM on November 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


Someone was up all night writing catchy lyrics and editing video instead of GETTING DATA
posted by greta simone at 6:34 PM on November 8, 2013 [3 favorites]


greta simone: "Someone was up all night writing catchy lyrics and editing video instead of GETTING DATA"

But lyrics and video streams ARE data.
posted by Samizdata at 6:51 PM on November 8, 2013


SFN terrifies me. It's the Comic-Con of neuroscience.
posted by Nomyte at 6:59 PM on November 8, 2013 [4 favorites]


The idea of a science conference with more attendees than the population of my hometown freaks me out a little.
posted by en forme de poire at 7:22 PM on November 8, 2013


SFN terrifies me. It's the Comic-Con of neuroscience.

Everyone dressing up as their favorite neuron.
posted by The Whelk at 7:53 PM on November 8, 2013 [1 favorite]



And misogyny from asshats, too!
posted by Pogo_Fuzzybutt at 7:58 PM on November 8, 2013


I'm in the lab all alone
even the postdoc went home


no, see, I THOUGHT the postdoc had gone home, and instead he came back in while I was watching this and I had to quickly tab out to Labview (I WAS WAITING FOR THE VACUUM CHAMBER TO FINISH PUMPING OUT OKAY)
posted by kagredon at 8:06 PM on November 8, 2013 [3 favorites]


then he offered me his unsolicited opinion on why the chamber wasn't pumping faster

i'm going to go get a hot dog
posted by kagredon at 8:21 PM on November 8, 2013 [2 favorites]


We have that PCR machine! It is awful and only one senior scientist remembers how to program it.
posted by maryr at 8:29 PM on November 8, 2013


Everyone dressing up as their favorite neuron.

I present to you Fred the Neuron (and Mort the Muscle Cell).
posted by maryr at 8:32 PM on November 8, 2013


GO TRITONS.
posted by raihan_ at 11:21 PM on November 8, 2013


Or you could go with this version, from an unlikely source.
posted by senor biggles at 2:17 AM on November 9, 2013 [4 favorites]


can someone explain to me why science conferences insist on posters, it seems a bad way to get information across?
posted by PinkMoose at 4:22 AM on November 9, 2013


I think it just kind of boils down to not having enough time and space to let everyone give a Powerpoint.

I actually like posters quite a bit more than oral presentations; there's less pressure on both the audience and the presenter, and the kind of questions/discussions that arise are frequently more interesting.

hello i am still in lab
posted by kagredon at 4:35 AM on November 9, 2013 [3 favorites]


Cute, though I'm a bit sad that they didn't find at least one non-shoehorn way to fit in the word "poster."
posted by xingcat at 5:52 AM on November 9, 2013


Supreme geekness. Also, *CRY* fuckin'A and all my claim to fame is 30 seconds on Fox News "researchers find suntanning is not dangerous for 12,346% of population" let's hear what this grade B starlette has to say about that.
posted by elpapacito at 7:31 AM on November 9, 2013


Was hoping for a TNG-themed Get Shorty.
posted by Halloween Jack at 8:36 AM on November 9, 2013


Three cheers!
and yeah, ya know if those lab data don't work out, all these neuroscience PhDs can go do big data science in silicone valley for big big bucks!
posted by bluesky43 at 10:02 AM on November 9, 2013


Posters make sense when you think of them as visual aids to an elevator presentation instead of as independent sources of information. Much like a Powerpoint, they aren't meant to present the info on their own, they're meant to present graphics during a conversation and to show the prettiest data to get someone interested in the project.

At least, that's how I think of them - I enjoy going to open poster sessions and asking lots of questions based on the pretty graphs.

On preview: Oops, that's pretty much what kagredon said. But I feel better about my opinion now.
posted by maryr at 10:14 AM on November 9, 2013 [2 favorites]


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