Scientific Department Puts Out New Innovative Plans

By Jane Smith

19 Jan 2023, 21:43
Scientific Department staff working in the LCZ. Photo: Jane Smith

Scientific Department receives increased budget from NORTHCOM at the direction of Assistant Site Director Larry Aoki

The Scientific Department at Site-21 has received an increased budget from Assistant Site Director Larry Aoki and NORTHCOM. The additional funding will allow the department to further their research and development in the fields of anomalous study — something according to many has been much needed.

Although it started strong, the Scientific Department's research has been "fruitless" in recent years. In 2021, ScD contributed with only 28 new papers. Compare it to 2018 where 209 papers were published and the problem seems obvious. According to Dr. Adam T. B. Yūdai, Chair of Financial Affairs and Senior Researcher, the problem has been rooted in ScD's budget.

- The facility's finances have been bad. Couple that with the extra spending needed towards accidents, and you will see why not only ScD's, but also all departments' budgets haven't been adequate enough for the resources that they require.

With the increased budget, however, they will be able to expand their team and acquire new equipment to aid in their research. This includes state-of-the-art technology for detecting and tracking anomalous activity, as well as new equipment for researching and experimenting on anomalous artifacts.

According to Braxton McEwan, Chair of Diplomatic Relations, the department also plans to use a portion of the budget to travel to other sites and collaborate with other researchers in the anomalous community.

- We want to work with other researchers and share our findings. By collaborating with other sites, we can make breakthroughs that we may not have been able to make on our own.

The project has already seen promising results with the initiation of five research projects, one of them being on SCP-999 with Dr. Eve Langford as the head. When asked on her thoughts, Dr. Langford said

- I think it's great, really! My project on SCP-999 has been on the waitlist for long now. Honestly, I was told to expect another 2 years, but I am very excited to begin on it already.

Assistant Site Director's statement

Assistant Site Director Larry Aoki released a statement regarding the increased budget for the Scientific Department.

- The Scientific Department plays a vital role in understanding and containing anomalous entities. The additional funding will allow them to expand their team, acquire new equipment and travel to other sites to collaborate with other researchers. We are confident that this will lead to significant advancements in anomalous research and ultimately make the facility and the world a safer place.

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A bunch of miscellaneous CSS 'improvements' that I, CroquemboucheCroquembouche, use on a bunch of pages because I think it makes them easier to deal with.

The changes this component makes are bunch of really trivial modifications to ease the writing experience and to make documenting components/themes a bit easier (which I do a lot). It doesn't change anything about the page visually for the reader — the changes are for the writer.

I wouldn't expect translations of articles that use this component to also use this component, unless the translator likes it and would want to use it anyway.

This component probably won't conflict with other components or themes, and even if it does, it probably won't matter too much.


On any wiki:

[[include :scp-wiki:component:croqstyle]]

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CSS changes

Reasonably-sized footnotes

Stops footnotes from being a million miles wide, so that you can actually read them.

.hovertip { max-width: 400px; }

Monospace edit/code

Makes the edit textbox monospace, and also changes all monospace text to Fira Code, the obviously superior monospace font.

@import url(';700&display=swap');
:root { --mono-font: "Fira Code", Cousine, monospace; }
#edit-page-textarea, .code pre, .code p, .code, tt, .page-source { font-family: var(--mono-font); }
.code pre * { white-space: pre; }
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Teletype backgrounds

Adds a light grey background to <tt> elements ({{text}}), so code snippets stand out more.

tt {
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No more bigfaces

Stops big pictures from appearing when you hover over someone's avatar image, because they're stupid and really annoying and you can just click on them if you want to see the big version.

.avatar-hover { display: none !important; }

Breaky breaky

Any text inside a div with class nobreak has line-wrapping happen between every letter.

.nobreak { word-break: break-all; }

Code colours

Add my terminal's code colours as variables. Maybe I'll change this to a more common terminal theme like Monokai or something at some point, but for now it's just my personal theme, which is derived from Tomorrow Night Eighties.

Also, adding the .terminal class to a fake code block as [[div class="code terminal"]] gives it a sort of pseudo-terminal look with a dark background. Doesn't work with [[code]], because Wikidot inserts a bunch of syntax highlighting that you can't change yourself without a bunch of CSS. Use it for non-[[code]] code snippets only.

Quick tool to colourise a 'standard' Wikidot component usage example with the above vars: link

:root {
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Debug mode

Draw lines around anything inside .debug-mode. The colour of the lines is red but defers to CSS variable --debug-colour.

You can also add div.debug-info.over and div.debug-info.under inside an element to annotate the debug boxes — though you'll need to make sure to leave enough vertical space that the annotation doesn't overlap the thing above or below it.

…like this!

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