The criminal failure of Jess Wade to even do what she claims was the reason she came to Wikipedia for

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The criminal failure of Jess Wade to even do what she claims was the reason she came to Wikipedia for

Post by Jake Is A Sellout » Fri May 14, 2021 10:45 am

Lord knows, there's no shortage of things you can criticise Jess Wade for. She is just that shit.

What has always really amazed me though, when you do the work necessary to dig into her Wikipedia biographies to compare what she has actually written with what the sources say, sometimes you will find amazing example of where she has completely and utterly failed to even do what she claims was her reason for embarking on this effort.

If you have read any of the self-serving vanity press that surrounds the useless piece of shit that is Jess Wade the Wikipedian, you'll come away with the impression that she came to Wikipedia to inspire, to tell people's stories, to challenge misconceptions.

Unsurprisingly, even that is far from the truth of Wade's abilities and record. And unsurprisingly, the reason is probably the same reason that lies behind all her faults. Her self art target of 9housing one biography a day, leaves her no time at all to do anything other than a bit of rudimentary Googling and copy-pasta.

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Re: The criminal failure of Jess Wade to even do what she claims was the reason she came to Wikipedia for

Post by Jake Is A Sellout » Fri May 14, 2021 11:05 am

13 May 2021

Hana El-Samad

As is typical for Wade, when a person's life story contradicts the narrative she wants to promote, it somehow gets left on the cutting room floor.

Wade's biography:
El-Samad grew up in Lebanon. She was one of four girls. Her mother was a maths teacher and her father worked in retail. El-Samad was an undergraduate student at the American University of Beirut,
Source material:
People in the U.S. often assume it’s unusual for a Lebanese girl to go into science, but she says it’s more common in Lebanon than the U.S. Her mother expected her daughters to achieve, and encouraged them to go into mathematics and engineering.

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She is active in efforts to encourage more women to pursue scientific careers, serving on UCSF’s diversity committee. “I have these conversations all the time, where people say it’s nearly impossible to be a woman and a successful scientist,” El-Samad says. “I say, ‘Who told you this...?’ I take these issues to heart.”
 
As is also usual, the sort of traumatic childhood this person had, is somehow considered irrelevant to Wade, even though the rich source material available here that Wade somehow didn't find, puts its significance front and centre.....
Hana El-Samad is a bit of a control freak. She’s been obsessed with the idea of injecting order into chaos since she was a little girl growing up in Lebanon during the height of the country’s protracted civil war. During the day, El-Samad would bury herself in the textbooks her mother, a math teacher, brought home—the unfailing law and order of numbers and equations her cloak against the uncertainty outside.

When she got to college, that predilection turned to a career. That’s when she found a field called feedback control theory—the study of how complex systems regulate themselves. “Everything just came into focus,” says El-Samad, now a systems biologist at UC San Francisco. “There is a system of checks and balances that make sure the craziest of us are put back in line, and that’s true in human societies, in ecosystems, and inside organisms. Sometimes those systems fail. And you get war. Or disease.”
Wade is just poor at telling a person's life story, period. Consider her attempt at explaining this career switch.....
For her doctoral research she studied control theory, and how systems such as robots and cruise control handled sudden changes. She became increasingly interested in the complexity of biological systems, and switched her research focus to gene regulatory systems and the shock responses that bacteria undergo when adapting to temperature changes.
....and compare that to what could have been written (from the same missed source as above).....
A few years later, as a PhD student in Ames, Iowa, she worked on automated flight control systems for Rockwell Collins, a US military aerospace contractor. But El-Samad worried that her work would wind up in war zones like the one she had grown up in. That’s when she switched to designing circuits for living cells instead.

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