Musings is an informal newsletter mainly highlighting recent science. It is intended as both fun and instructive. Items are posted a few times each week. See the Introduction, listed at the top, for more information.
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E-mail confirmation problem... One e-mail system sends the confirmation to the wrong address. If your attempt to confirm doesn't yield a response within a few minutes, check the message you sent, and see what address it was sent to. The correct address is
What happens is that the +subconfirm part gets left out. I don't know why. I suspect it is a general problem between that e-mail system and Google Groups, so beware.
If you have trouble subscribing, please e-mail me privately; see the contact info at the top or bottom of this page. I can add you manually.
How the e-mail list works...
The primary use is a short weekly announcement of what was posted in the previous week. This is most commonly sent on Wednesdays. (Day of sending is occasionally off, for holidays or just personal reasons; occasionally we skip a weekly e-mail, especially around the end-of-year holidays.)
Use of the list beyond that is open. The list is "moderated": any items sent to the list, whether replies or new, go to the list-owner.
I am happy to receive comments, and will try to use serious comments. You can send me things by regular e-mail; see Contact information (top or bottom of this page). The traffic on this list will be kept low; if it seems useful to distribute many comments by e-mail, we can, at some point, make a separate list for that.
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Last update: October 26, 2017