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Cake day: Dec 19, 2021


Me: If you help me write an academic paper, should I include you in the author’s list?

ChatGPT: As a language model developed by OpenAI, I am not a human author and cannot take credit for work produced by someone else. You should not include me in the list of authors for any academic paper that you write. The authorship of a paper should reflect the individuals who have made substantial contributions to the research and the writing of the paper, and using language models like me should be acknowledged in the acknowledgments section or as a tool used in the research.

ChatGPT agrees with me ;P

Added bonus: I asked ChatGPT whether they are okay with me referring to them as “it”, and they recommended using the gender neutral form they/them instead:

You can refer to me as “it” if you prefer, as I am an AI language model and do not have a gender. However, many people prefer to use gender-neutral language and use “they” instead of “it” when referring to non-binary individuals or entities. Either way is acceptable, but using “they” is more in line with current language conventions for referring to non-binary entities in a respectful manner.

It is a big debate now. My current view is that these are tools that we use, and they should be described in the methods section.

As we increase our reliance on these kinds of tools, it doesn’t seem practical or useful to me to include the name of the 17 AI tools that we will use to write a paper in the authors list.

But it is not a very developed view. I can be persuaded to think that AI tools deserve authorship! I would ask ChatGPT what it thinks about it but it is unavailable at the moment.

Shamelessly stolen from [reddit/r/piracy](

Yeah, it can be quite useful!

The discussion linked is not addressing whether it is suitable or not to use ChatGPT as a tool, but rather addresses whether ChatGPT should be given authorship.

It references these papers where “ChatGPT” was included in the author list:

Now that the data from the JWST is finally coming in and being processed, we are learning so many new cool details about space. This technology is amazing.

Thank you for the great work that you are doing!

This update has a lot of very neat features that I’m excited to play with!

Cool! It is also possible to achieve a similar result with midjourney, but it seems like Google’s tool gives you more control over the process.

My girlfriend sketched a ferret king for me, and then we asked midjourney to work on it. I was quite impressed with the output!

I have created the community [/c/answered](/c/ If you run into an interesting question online for which a good answer was provided, this is the place to share it! The point of this community is to aggregate interesting questions that have been answered from all over the internet (like stackexchange, reddit, quora, etc). You can copy the questions into the post body and the best answer(s) into the comments. Other users may then address the answers directly by replying to the comments, or add their own answer to the question as a new independent comment. As of now, there is no constraint on the topics. Any answered question is fine! I have already made an example post, but I don't know how to create a relative hyperlink that would send you to the post in your instance. So just check it out in the community ;)

Ah, you are right. This is the configuration I have in my arch and I am able to ssh -X without problem. Not sure what else to suggest - other than maybe trying rebooting both computers.

Actually, what is the output of ‘echo $DISPLAY’ when you are logged in via SSH?

On the computer that you are using to SSH from, go to


And also set:

ForwardX11 yes

Then try to ssh again.

Log into the computer that you want to forward from and open the configuration file


Make sure that the following line is uncommented and has a ‘yes’ setting:

X11Forwarding yes

Reload the settings by restarting the sshd service with:

sudo systemctl restart sshd

Now, from your other PC, try:

ssh -X user@

And just type ‘firefox’ or whatever browser is installed, and see if that launches. If it works, just close it and launch whatever program you want. If it fails, let me know what the error is.

Avogadro 2 still has a long way to go. Too bad the original stopped being supported. Thank you for your contribution!

Up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine for first time offenders of copyright infringement. Come on 🤦

That’s very cute! I prefer this version to the teletubbies one:

Nice video! I was aware of this theory but I did not know that we had a good idea of what the actual endosymbionts were: Rickettsia for the mitochondria and cyanobacteria for the chloroplasts.

There are also some cool examples these days of animals that will consume algae and incorporate their cells or their chloroplasts into their own cells, and then use them for photosynthesis. For example: Elysia chlorotica, salamander embryos, and hydras.

In the case of Elysia chlorotica there has been some debate in the literature about whether horizontal gene transfer has occurred, allowing the Elysia to pass on some of the photosynthetic genes directly to their offspring… More recent full-genome data suggests it hasn’t, but I think there are still some unsolved controversies being debated on this topic.

It is possible that these species at the moment could in the future give rise to truly photosynthetic animals - so we could very well be co-existing with some very cool evolutionary intermediates, which in the next few millions of years could give rise to photosynthetic animals, assuming we humans don’t succeed in driving them to extinction…

I have been making an effort to actually identify the contaminants that grow in my petri dishes. In this case the contaminants are those dark green spore islands. Looking at them under the microscope reveals that the spores of this species are produced at the tip of these finger-like structures. These spore-producing structures are called "[conidiophores](". The presence of these structures is a characteristic of the phylum Ascomycota, within the fungi kingdom. ![]( ![]( Different groups of ascomycetes produce conidia with different morphologies. Looking through microscopic pictures I can see that this morphology of conidia is characteristic of the Penicillium genus. I am having trouble narrowing it down to the species level. Maybe P. digitatum or P. roqueforti, based on the macroscopic morphology and how common they are. But there are too many other options, so it is difficult for me to know for sure. If anyone around here is good with identification, please let me know.

Too bad! You are missing out on a delicious and healthy food!

It is also possible to do this using store-bought tempeh, which is often easier to find that the tempeh starter!

I recently discovered the AntsCanada YouTube channel. This guy makes amazing terrariums for growing ant colonies (and sometimes other species), and has some very informative videos with high quality macro videography. I have learned a lot about ants watching his videos these past few days. This particular video might be valuable to people into mycology too. Several animal species are known to farm fungi, but this is the only instance I know of this process being documented in video in such detail.

Usually Shaggy Mane mushrooms are prepared fresh, before they "deliquesce" into a black goo. However, the black goo is edible, and I thought that this recipe was very cool as it shows the black goo being used as an interesting ingredient.

Two of the most common contaminants when growing mushrooms. This is a nice video explaining how to tell them apart.

![]( Last year I tried to grow king oyster mushrooms in paper towels (to get an effect similar to this: The paper towels were colonized very efficiently, but it stayed several months without fruiting. Eventually, trichoderma began growing on top of the mycelium, and I gave up, so I put the whole thing into my worm bin. I was under the impression that any spent mushroom blocks added to the worm bin would be doomed, because of the very competitive environment in the bin (molds, earthrowms, bacteria, springtails, mites, etc..., many of which I thought would eat and out-compete a mushroom) Welp, I was wrong. It has been easily over 6 months and suddenly I found these very nice fruits just popping up in the bin. These guys are actually quite resilient! I have learned something new. Mushrooms can indeed survive and fruit in a worm bin!* \* I have thrown spent blocks of several other species and this is the first time that I have seen mushrooms fruiting in the bin.

cross-posted from: > Fungi most likely being the first multicellular organism on the planet makes this highly intriguing. Hopefully the increase in fungal curiosity makes it easier to study mycology on an academic level here soon!

I was experimenting with culture isolation and became a bit distracted with other things. This agar plate was prepared in October and left in a drawer, so it has been about 3 months since then. Another angle: ![](

This is an interesting review on experiments that attempt to unravel the environmental triggers that cause the button mushroom to fruit.

Burrowed this from reddit:

In my opinion, this video is one of the clearest and most concise explanations of how to grow mushrooms at home.