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2:34 AM
@dmckee: was that "Be nice" comment in reference to my comment? Looking at it now, I could see how it could be not so nice, but at the time of writing it wasn't meant to be not-nice
 
@KyleKanos unrelated, but a pet peeve of mine, could you not refer to those kinds of questions as 'dimensional analysis', I like to think of dimensional analysis as the more refined art of determining leading order physics from dimensional arguments alone, not just unit conversions
 
Ah, unit conversions. I drew a complete blank as I was typing that comment and all I came up with was DA. I'll try remembering UC from now on (no guarantees though)
I claim sleep is getting to me
Well, the lack thereof
 
2:54 AM
@KyleKanos No, it was not directed at you. I deleted a "Let Me Google That For You" type comment.
Your comment is fairly curt, but it is curt in a helpful vein.
Or, at least that's how I see it.
 
 
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1:27 PM
A Shape Dynamics Tutorial: arxiv.org/abs/1409.0105
 
1:53 PM
I'm going to submit a paper to a journal and there are some issues.... . I had a question. @KyleKanos (and anyone who can help)
The problem is that the professor's only contribution was to suggest me to start working on a particular field. The idea of the paper, calculations and simulations and also writing the whole paper was my work.
But in the final manuscript that he sent me before submitting it to the journal, he has written his name as the first author!
 
@Mostafa Sadly, that is often the case
If you feel comfortable enough, talk to him about it. If not, drop it and let it go.
Actually
 
I was thinking of submitting the preprint to arxiv with just my own name. Is it appropriate?
 
You can write in a footer "Corresponding author email address is <you@you.com>"
 
Can I later use that arxiv preprint as a proof that the paper is my work?
 
I'm not sure how that works
 
1:59 PM
@Mostafa Though I don't know what the precise etiquette for this is, I'd say that it is bad style to have the arXiv author list differ from the actual author list of the same paper when submitted
 
If you want a more-professional opinion, see if your university has an ombudsman and talk to him/her
 
People seeing that could also think you are trying to deny your co-author deserved credit by not mentioning them on the arXiv
 
As far as I know, the student's name must come first and the supervisor must be the last author. Isn't it the case?
Also, can the order of names be changed later? (for example, when the paper gets submitted)
 
@Mostafa Nope, that's not the case.
At least not across the board
My advisor lets me put my name first, but some colleagues of mine who have a different advisor have to put his name first
 
OK thanks. I think I should email him and asked if I can be the first author.
 
2:22 PM
Gah, stupid Amazon.com
I tell it my new address but it's still sending my stuff to my old address
 
That's unfortunate...though, depending on the items, it must be also quite confusing for the people living at your old place
 
Last I heard, there isn't anyone there
 
Jim
@dmckee No, it doesn't make me feel better, already have the one for hitting it once and I plan on never getting the ones for hitting it lots of times
 
@Jim I think that if you're like John Rennie by answering 2k questions, you hit the rep cap just about every day.
 
@KyleKanos Some quick tracking through his rep graph shows that he has almost always at least one fresh highly upvoted answer on the days he hit it
And among the lesser votes one there also are some fresh ones
 
2:36 PM
Interesting
 
Jim
@KyleKanos Don't even joke. I don't want that responsibility. Once you get that much rep, people start expecting you to be around and doing stuff and being professional
 
Having lots of answers seems to provide a steady trickle of rep, but not as much as one tends to imagine
 
@Jim Yeah, like Jon Skeet
I think it'll be many years before I hit 100k
 
Jim
There's a reason I don't have the fanatic badge or any of the moderation gold badges. I like this to pass the time, but I'm not devoting time to it. I'm not a fanatic and would never spend 100 days straight here. Weekends are too important to me
 
Obligatory reference: Jon Skeet facts
 
Jim
2:39 PM
Who's Jon Skeet
 
I have a fanatic badge here & on PPCG
@Jim An answerer over on StackOverflow
Jon Skeet, Reading, United Kingdom
706k 296 4588 5959
Has >700k rep
#1 on SO by almost 200k
 
Though one must always remember that math.SE, SO and the like seem to be far more users/votes, and thus rep is inflated there compared to our little site
 
@ACuriousMind I did the count once a few months ago
Something like 6 million users on SO (with like 5.5 million of them with < 100 rep)
Compared to our like 40k
 
Jim
The size of our site just means we're all extreme meta hipsters
 
Jon Skeet coded his last project entirely in Microsoft Paint, just for the challenge.
Nice
 
Jim
2:43 PM
We like physics before it's cool
Semi-colons were invented to put a pause at the end of each line of Jon Skeet's code to let the compiler finish orgasming
 
That the accepted answer there is from Jon Skeet and says "Users don't mark Jon Skeet's answers as accepted. The universe accepts them out of a sense of truth and justice." may be my favourite bit of meta-humour in there :D
 

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