Stephen Sekula (steve)
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We are starting climate change in my course on the scientific method. It's a capstone issue, with complex science to cover, and then equally complex issues to cover in separating the science from the values and policy issues. It was therefore interesting to see this little tidbit from the Republican Senate candidates in North Carolina: "No, no, no, and no: GOP Senate candidates on climate change" (MSNBC) http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/climate-change-fact-god-no-gopers-say?cid=sm_facebook I wonder what it's like to be able to confidently act so ignorant in public?about 4 hours ago from NavierStokesApp at 32°46'59"N 96°48'24"W
Mark Levinson, director of the film “Particle Fever,” visited us in the SMU Physics department yesterday for an hour-long conversation about the film. There was a screening of the film at the Angelica Theater last night. https://chirp.cooleysekula.net/attachment/257311about 8 hours ago from NavierStokesApp at 32°46'59"N 96°48'24"W
Closing in on the Tip of the CMSSM Stau Coannihilation Strip. (arXiv:1404.5061v1 [hep-ph]) http://arxiv.org/abs/1404.5061 QCD jet results in ATLAS and CMS. (arXiv:1404.5227v1 [hep-ex]) http://arxiv.org/abs/1404.5227 Discovery reach of $CP$ violation and non-standard interactions in low energy neutrino factory. (arXiv:1210.4801v4 [hep-ph] UPDATED) http://arxiv.org/abs/1210.4801 Higgs-dilaton(radion) system confronting the LHC Higgs data. (arXiv:1401.5586v3 [hep-ph] UPDATED) http://arxiv.org/abs/1401.5586 Acknowledgements: the above paper titles are collected from the open access arXiv.org, home to pre-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics. Papers are selected from the HEP Experimental category, searching for those with the keywords: evidence, discovery, measurement, CMS, ATLAS, or Higgs in the title. #arxiv #hepexabout a day ago from NavierStokesApp at 32°46'59"N 96°48'24"W
SMU Physics students prominently featured on SMU's Honors Convocation announcement! Honors Convocation was last night, and as always our physics students made us proud, receiving a number of honors, including national scholarships. We also had a wonderful time at dinner with the students and their families last night. https://chirp.cooleysekula.net/attachment/257307
Thanks, Nicole. It's been a rough couple of days.
GOP poll defies tide on gay marriage. #CFB3333 http://www.politico.com/story/2014/04/gop-poll-gay-marriage-105886.html
News: Supreme Court Upholds State's Ban On Affirmative Action In College Admissions http://huff.to/1ibUllJ
RT from Debian Project: Debian welcomes its 2014 Summer of Code students!
It's a hard morning. It will get better.
Just a final note on the issue of our cat's health. We heard from the vet this afternoon that her abdomen was filled with fluid, and the most likely explanation at her age was a fast-growing tumor compromising parts of her digestive tract. We made the decision to end her life before this got completely out of hand. Jodi and I drove back to the pet hospital and spent time with Peanut before the doctor came in to administer the drugs. Peanut died very peacefully, surrounded by the people who considered her family. Thanks to all of you who expressed well-wishes today, and I hope those of you who knew Peanut will remember her fondly.
Well, we did get some bad news back about our cat, changing "meh" in the direction of "bleaarrrrggghg" . . . but we're not there yet. :-)
OK. We, too, have rain on the way; and, we have a sick cat; and it's the first day of work since returning from my awesome workshop in Rome last week. So, let's change "OK" to "Meh." :-)
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One of our cats, Peanut, has changed her behavior in the last few weeks. She stopped eating as much as she used to at mealtime. Then, over the last week, she switched to merely licking her food instead of really eating it. Last night, she wouldn't eat anything. I've been taking her water on a regular basis, and she will drink it (a lot of it) when presented with a small bowl. But mostly she is sleeping, and not really eating, and I suspect she's dehydrated. I just dropped her off at our local animal hospital. She's old - 14-15 years old - but her change in behavior is very sudden and I hope the vet can find a specific cause for it. Could just be a sore tooth. Could be something worse. We will see.
Grrr. Remote subscription to my GNU Social account from another site is broken, and I'm getting no useful error messages. WTF, GS?about 3 days ago from Yaics at 32°46'59"N 96°48'24"W
It's certainly nice to relax on a Sunday.about 3 days ago from Yaics at 32°46'59"N 96°48'24"W
The Tiber River http://b1t.it/eGYtabout 3 days ago from brdcst.it at 32°46'59"N 96°48'24"W