Time for more Science Scout badges*! w00t! I am seriously inordinately fond of these things. I get several this time. Why? A combination of coincidence and input. That's right, through the wonder of social media, I suggested several badges and some of them were included. Can you (without reference to my twitter = cheating) guess which ones?
The “I could tell you about my research, but then I’d have to kill you” badge.
Also referred to as the "patent" badge.
The “I have served on a government advisory panel” badge.
Enjoying this experience is not a prerequisite.
Actually, I did enjoy it, but it was a lot of work.
The “I can say ‘Danger: High Voltage!’ (or something to that effect) in more than one language” badge.
See figure below. Somewhere I have a photo of our English-Spanish-German warning sign. I'm known professionally, for drawing skull-and-crossbones on experiments one mustn't touch.
The “that’s right people, I’m an artist, but I do science-y art and it’s cool” badge.
Simply scroll down.
Now the comp. sci. badges come in several different flavours. I'm not sure which one to award myself. I have certainly earned the level 1 The “I have written a computer program that I regularly use” badge. as well as level 2 The “I have written a computer program that others regularly use” badge. I don't program stuff for real-time, so I skip level 3. I did write a program which employed assembly code, but I made G "the liver" C write that part, so I don't quite qualify for level 4 The “I have written a program in assembly language that was used by others” badge.
This one is slightly ambiguous: The “my science equipment is so freaking big, that’s it’s bigger than where I live” badge. Our array is several kilometers in length, but long and thin. I think I qualify, as I certainly live in a much smaller place than it takes to deploy our experiments. Plus NEPTUNE is a 6000 km loop.
I even occasionally qualify for this one:
The “I’m a scientist but people tell me I look like a celebrity” badge. though it's a random selection of celebrities who don't really look like each other, and I take this as a sign of either dubious sanity, intention or eyesight on the part of the commenters.
Previously blogged here and here
*That's badges for the Order Of The Science Scouts Of Exemplary Repute And Above Average Physique, of course.