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Lennart Poettering: Open Source Community "Quite a Sick Place To Be In"

1_brown_mouse Re:Greater Internet F***wad Theory (993 comments)

This is systemdGate. Get your nomenclature right.

And it can do real harm to one's ability to debug and fix kernel issues in a sane and rational manner.

about a month and a half ago

Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

1_brown_mouse Re:gtfo (724 comments)

For not being grassroots it sure has been going on for a while now. Almost two months now. For a $25 billion plus industry, the trade press is really terrible. Perhaps people who play games expect more that what the existing setup delivers. I find it to be mostly repackaged PR pieces and manufactured outrage at issue X of the day. Its time to grow up and be professional.

about 2 months ago

Iconic Predator-Prey Study In Peril

1_brown_mouse Re:Editing (84 comments)

Maybe they outsourced it to a non-English speaking country?

about 9 months ago

Elsevier Opens Its Papers To Text-Mining

1_brown_mouse More access coming to other journals (52 comments)

I like this bit from TFA:
Shillum says that Elsevier is ahead of the curve — but that other publishers are likely to follow soon. CrossRef, a non-profit collaboration of thousands of scholarly publishers, will in the next few months launch a service that lets researchers agree to standard text-mining terms and conditions by clicking a button on a publisher’s website, a ‘one-click’ solution similar to Elsevier’s set-up.

I would like to see that.

about 10 months ago

Former DHS Official Blames Privacy Advocates For TSA's Aggressive Procedures

1_brown_mouse I am sorry I you raped me (325 comments)

It was all my fault for standing in line. Being there.

Won't happen again.

about a year ago

Officials Say NSA Probed Fewer Than 300 Numbers - Broke Plots In 20 Nations

1_brown_mouse Of course they did (419 comments)

Bet they cured cancer and helped a little old lady across the street too.

about a year and a half ago

How LinkedIn's Project Inversion Saved the Company

1_brown_mouse That was light on any details. (92 comments)

I know how to cook a ribeye to clog my arteries but I don't know exactly what they did in any detail other that "concentrate on infrastructure."

Not sure what I was expecting from BusinessWeek though.

about a year and a half ago

SimCity 5: How Not To Design a Single Player Game

1_brown_mouse Re:Not an EA fan but (569 comments)

Do you honestly think they programmed it to calculate efficiently? They had deadlines to meet and game play issues to work out.

about a year and a half ago

Reason On How and Why 38 Studios Went Bust

1_brown_mouse Traditional business methods. (227 comments)

Make the Risk Public, Make the Reward Private.

Also, never make a movie with your own money.

about 2 years ago

High-Voltage Fences For Zapping Would-Be Copper Thieves

1_brown_mouse Re:Yikes... (363 comments)

Just so you know, Mythbusters busted that myth.

But keep telling the story.

about 2 years ago

Amazon EBS Failure Brings Down Reddit, Imgur, Others

1_brown_mouse The Cloud makes everything awesome! (176 comments)

These sites load so much faster.

Is storage that expensive or is it the bandwidth costs associated with them?

more than 2 years ago

Saudi Arabia Calls For Global Internet Censorship Body

1_brown_mouse The internet dies by a 1000 cuts (678 comments)

A little here, a little there. Soon enough you have to show you have paid your media and news tax and registered your RealID before being allowed online.

more than 2 years ago

Court Finds In Favor of Libraries In Google Books Affair

1_brown_mouse Re:No worries (39 comments)

For all intensive porpoises the metaphor was the pick of the kitten kaboodle, a grade A choice cut of chicken.

more than 2 years ago

Feds Add 9 Felony Charges Against Swartz For JSTOR Hack

1_brown_mouse Prosecutor looking to make a career or and example (252 comments)

This feels like over reaching on the prosecutor's part. Maybe to force a plea.

I thought it would be hard to screw up a case like the Casey Anthony trial but Prosecutors looking to make a reputation can surprise you by going to trial and not making a deal.

I understand his position on open data but it was the absolute wrong way to go about it.

more than 2 years ago

What's Wrong With American Ninja Warrior?

1_brown_mouse Because Wipeout is better (349 comments)

Honestly. Its funnier and has a better T&A factor.

Who wants to see something that takes itself too seriously? I'll watch the Olympics for that.

more than 2 years ago

Travelling Salesman, Thriller Set In a World Where P=NP

1_brown_mouse Wasn't Numb3rs cancelled? (165 comments)

How long is this movie and will it have keen illuminating animated diagrams?

more than 2 years ago

Tom's Hardware Tests and Reviews Fedora 16 and Gnome 3

1_brown_mouse Re:Gnome 3 (101 comments)

What part of "linux text" did you mistype?

more than 2 years ago



Scientific Papers get Interactive Reporting

1_brown_mouse 1_brown_mouse writes  |  more than 2 years ago

1_brown_mouse (160511) writes "Tracking the retractions of STM papers is tedious work and often unexplained. has a full time job of it. Editors have no standard methods to explain why papers are retracted. In their Nature article,, they introduce the CrossMark system, It is an interactive standard for all publishers to provide retraction tracking, explanations, and supplemental data within the paper. A simple idea but very useful."
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