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Comment: Re:Random sample from one paper (Score 1) 116

by Frosty Piss (#48441325) Attached to: Profanity-Laced Academic Paper Exposes Scam Journal

Your spell-checker ruined the fun or did you not notice that they have an editorial borad?

Than it should be fine for submission to the above mentioned "journal" as well as many others and Slashdot!

I'm not trying to tar and feather Indian technologists, I know that the who subject feeds into our US domestic politics and the whole H1-B quagmire. But have a look at the "editorial board" of this and other simular fraudulant "journals, and than remember a recent Slashdot story:

Over the last 25 years of my adult employment, I've worked with many gifted people from many countries including India, Eastern and Western Europe, and a fair number stereotypical North American bone heads. But things seemed to have changed in the last few years We lost all of our Blue Collar jobs the NAFTA (thanks, Bill Clinton), and we are now losing all of our white collar jobs. Soon we will all be Wal-Mart greeters or asking if you want fries with that. Of course, pumping gas went away except in a few states years ago.

Comment: Re:The Source Document (Score 2) 116

by Frosty Piss (#48440853) Attached to: Profanity-Laced Academic Paper Exposes Scam Journal

And dig! They're afraid to post your full nick...

Which can be confusing since "Frosty Piss" is my actual name that I use when publishing all my papers, but "Frosty P" is the name I use when I'm scratching rare vinyl at the clubs - I know most dj's just queue it up in their MacBooks, but I'm old school.

Comment: Re:Random sample from one paper (Score 4, Insightful) 116

by Frosty Piss (#48440841) Attached to: Profanity-Laced Academic Paper Exposes Scam Journal

Also note the "Editorial Board" for this illustrious publication:

I suspect that this "journal" not only provides these guys with extra income, but also serves publication destination for their own dubious science papers.

Of course what keeps these "journals" in business is the fever pitch that academics must publish just to stay relevant in their professional / social strata (and who cares what they publish as long as they do), and their quest for tenure...

Comment: Re:Beall's list not neutral (Score 3, Informative) 116

by Frosty Piss (#48440741) Attached to: Profanity-Laced Academic Paper Exposes Scam Journal

Mr. Beall's list has been criticized as being not neutral...

Not by Science Magazine... From Wikipedia:

In 2013, Science published the results of a "sting operation" in which a scientifically flawed spoof publication was submitted to open access publications.[11] Many accepted the manuscript, and a disproportionate number of the accepting journals were on Beall's list. The publication, entitled Who's Afraid of Peer Review?, stated that "The results show that Beall is good at spotting publishers with poor quality control: For the publishers on his list that completed the review process, 82% accepted the paper."[11] Beall agreed, saying that the author of the sting, John Bohannon, "basically found what I've been saying for years."

+ - Get me off your f**king mailing list 1

Submitted by Frosty Piss
Frosty Piss (770223) writes "'Get Me Off Your F**king Mailing List' is an actual science paper accepted by the journal International Journal of Advanced Computer Technology. As reported at Vox and other web sites, the journal, despite its distinguished name, is a predatory open-access journal. These sorts of low-quality journals spam thousands of scientists, offering to publish their work for a fee. In 2005, computer scientists David Mazières and Eddie Kohler created this highly profane ten-page paper as a joke, to send in replying to unwanted conference invitations. It literally just contains that seven-word phrase over and over, along with a nice flow chart and scatter-plot graph. More recently, computer scientist Peter Vamplew sent it to the IJACT in response to spam from the journal, and the paper was automatically accepted with an anonymous reviewer rating it as 'excellent', and requested a fee of $150. Over the years, the number of these predatory journals has exploded. Jeffrey Beall, a librarian at the University of Colorado, keeps an up-to-date list of them to help researchers avoid being taken in; it currently has 550 publishers and journals on it."

Comment: Re:Understanding the Indian retailers. (Score 1) 50

by Frosty Piss (#48440191) Attached to: Indian Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Snub Android One Phones

Leading brick and mortar retailers in India have refused to sell Android One handsets ever since the US company chose to launch its products exclusively online.

If they are only available on-line, how would mortar retailers be selling them anyway, unless they were buying them on-line and marking the price up? What consumer would go for that?

Comment: Re:Not as simple as teaching how to ... (Score 1) 328

small correction there: a polygraph doesn't detect anything.

Yes and no.

The polygraph measures and records several physiological indices such as blood pressure, pulse, respiration, and skin conductivity while the subject is asked and answers a series of questions. It is the interpretation of those physiological indices that are used to "detect".

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