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Comment: Conflating open access and open source (Score 5, Informative) 172

by Nick Fel (#42819563) Attached to: Researchers Opt To Limit Uses of Open-access Publications
Why is this surprising? Open access, which most scientists support in principle, is not the same as open source. It's about making sure that research outputs (particularly those that are government-funded) are made available for everyone to read, not just those with an expensive subscription. Access to that knowledge support innovation. It doesn't mean being able to reuse the original material however you like.

Comment: Steam users != typical consumers (Score 2) 405

by Nick Fel (#41384665) Attached to: Maybe With Help From Google and Adobe, Microsoft Can Kill Windows XP
Nitpicky point, but Steam figures should never be used to represent the whole consumer market. Gamers are more likely to have new rigs or want to play games that already don't support XP. I suspect XP users a more likely to be users with simple needs who have a system that works for them and don't want to chance. For that matter, Photoshop isn't likely to sway them either. Google Apps maybe, if it includes Gmail -- but damn if that doesn't miss the point of using webmail in the first place.
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+ - Google Has a 3D Pasta Printer for Its Employees ->

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SmartAboutThings writes "In a recent interview, Bernard Faucher, former cook at Google's HQ, tells the world that Google has a 3D printer in its kitchen that the chefs use to make different shapes of pasta for their employees. We can only imagine that Andy Rubin has had enough of bowls filled with Android-shaped pasta..."
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