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Australian Target Stores Ban GTA V For Depictions of Violence Against Women

1_brown_mouse Re:Meanwhile (310 comments)

If people could be programmed, don't you think we would make them smarter?

about 2 months ago

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 4 months 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 4 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 a year 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 a year 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 2 years 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 2 years 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.

more than 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



Scientific Papers get Interactive Reporting

1_brown_mouse 1_brown_mouse writes  |  about 3 years ago

1_brown_mouse (160511) writes "Tracking the retractions of STM papers is tedious work and often unexplained. Retractionwatch.com has a full time job of it. Editors have no standard methods to explain why papers are retracted. In their Nature article, http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v480/n7378/full/480449a.html, they introduce the CrossMark system, http://www.crossref.org/crossmark. 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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