Archive for December 12th, 2006

Some advice from another American expat: For the record “screwing around” has an entirely different meaning here. Do NOT say you’ve spent the day screwing around in your office. The correct term, is ‘faff.’ Good to know!

News from the arXiv: the identification format that has been used for preprints since 1991 is being upgraded! The old scheme included the archive (e.g. hep-ph), year/month of pre-publication, and a three digit identification number. For example: ¬†astro-ph/0302209 This refers to an astrophysics paper (astro-ph) published in February of 2003 (0302). It was the 209th […]