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comment What should I put in the "about me" section of an academic job talk?
Yup, a brief discussion of your balance between theoretical and empirical work would be useful and appropriate (and you could also include some comments on collaborative vs. individual work).
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answered What should I put in the "about me" section of an academic job talk?
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comment What percentage of PhD candidates drop out in computer science?
It's worth distinguishing between different sorts of dropping out. One Ph.D. student might love their academic work and do very well at it but decide to drop out to run a start-up or accept an exciting and high-paying job in industry. Another Ph.D. student may dislike their academic work, do poorly, and eventually leave to take a pedestrian job they could have started immediately after college. These are radically different experiences, which shouldn't be conflated.
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comment verbally accepted offer; got a second interview call
@Wulfgang: This presumably depends on the relevant laws where you are, and you'd need to ask a lawyer (which I'm not). In general, my understanding is that anyone can withdraw an offer that hasn't been accepted yet. More generally, there's no contract until an offer is made and accepted, and until that point the offer can be modified or revoked. Unless you are sure that employment/contract law is different in your location, I think it's very risky to assume a written offer can't be withdrawn.
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answered verbally accepted offer; got a second interview call
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answered Is it normal to find unknown work during peer-review process?
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comment Questions to speaker per Smartphone in University lectures
@mordondro: True, but signing up for an anonymous twitter account isn't any harder than installing a special-purpose app and setting it up for your courses. (They are both easy but take a minute or two and some instructions.)
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comment How to express an ongoing PhD degree in suffix
Those are interesting terms, but you should use them only if they are standard in your country (used in academia and likely to be understood by anyone reading your CV).
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comment Will the origin of anecdote in paper violate double-blind policy?
@BrianDHall: I assume this refers to double-blind reviewing (where the author doesn't know who the reviewers are and the reviewers don't know who the author is).
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comment Is it legal to upload CC BY papers to academia.edu? Terms of Use are vague on this
You can hold copyright but agree to a condition that restricts what you can do with the copyright. It sounds like this is technically incompatible with the Academia.edu license. You could probably get away with just ignoring the incompatibility (as jakebeal points out in his answer), but I'd recommend writing to Academia.edu. They might change their policy or offer you an exception. And if they refuse to change or offer exceptions, then you know the details really matter to them. In any case, it's good for them to hear that their current policy is troubling.
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answered Should I review for a new journal whose publisher is unjustifiably listed in Beall's list of predatory publishers?
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comment Is it appropriate to register a girlfriend with "companion registration" for an academic conference?
Are you worried about whether bringing a girlfriend (as opposed to wife) would look awkward or scandalous, or raise issues such as whether the conference hotel allows unmarried people to share a room? This won't be an issue unless the conference is being held in an extremely conservative location. (In the U.S., it would be completely fine.) If you are concerned about the location of this conference, you could always ask the organizers whether it would be appropriate to bring your girlfriend as a companion. They'll probably say "sure, why not?", but either way you'll know.
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comment Sensible measures to ethically use freely available, but personal web-based comments in research?
What do you have in mind when you say "sensible measures"? For example, in U.S. universities, this would be considered human subjects research and would be subject to review by an institutional review board. Are you interested in what sorts of approaches might meet with official approval (by an IRB or the equivalent in other systems)? Or is this more of an informal question about what the issues are and how one might address them?
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comment Is it legal to upload CC BY papers to academia.edu? Terms of Use are vague on this
I agree that despite the license terms, there's probably very little legal risk to the users (I'd be shocked if any user gets sued over this). But I'd add one caveat, namely that if you take a cavalier attitude towards licensing then you should upload only your own papers. I'd be unhappy if someone else uploaded a CC BY paper of mine under these license terms, even if they honestly felt the site's intent was good and no issue was likely to arise.
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answered Is it legal to upload CC BY papers to academia.edu? Terms of Use are vague on this
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comment Should I feel bad for applying to two postdoc positions?
There are much more than 100 postdoc positions in pure mathematics in the U.S. each year (not all at prestigious universities, of course, but there are already 50 flagship state universities, and most have math postdocs). It's not like postdoctoral positions in science, where it's important to find a great match with an advisor who needs your particular skills. Instead, most of these positions are open to applicants from any area of math and require a lot of independence on the part of the postdocs. Some fits are of course better than others, but finding fifty tolerably good fits is easy.
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comment Can someone with only a bachelor's degree teach at a community college?
This is a really comprehensive and useful answer (and it more than justifies reopening the question).
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answered Should I feel bad for applying to two postdoc positions?
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