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The problem with the present method is that each paper is scrutinized before publication only by a very small select cohort of experts. And once this decision is taken, its 'published and stays published for ever' (in most cases, discounting the outright fraudulent ones that are retracted)'.
I am a professor of pharmacology and we do critical appraisal of scientific papers in our department all the time for symposiums. You won't know what kind of mistakes my undergrads pick up in journal clubs, of papers published in prestigious journals.
By enough eyeballs, I do mean qualified eyeballs. Not just eyeballs.
Reminds me of Eric Raymond's 'Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow' law.
So basically they want to introduce a Slashdot for scientists..
Prepare for a brand new style of flame-wars!
The point is, people are voting with their money.
A vote which is both unequal - some people have more money to vote with, after all - and by definition corrupt - every single dollar vote you cast has a direct financial impact on you, after all. It's a fine tool for managing logistics, but completely unfit for making decisions that have long-term effects.
Thank you for highlighting this. Voting with money isn't a saint like everybody seems to think. No to sound too condescending, but again, yours was a much needed post.
>Any country that is cowed by Pakistan is nothing to worry about.
That is United States of America.
$hit Cowed. E.g. Pakistanis had Osama as their honoured Guest and US can't even call that bluff.
You just had to crawl out of the woodwork to advice us on what our priorities should be, didn't you?
Please educate yourself and please restrain yourself next time India launches a Mars Mission or an ICBM Dev. Programme and remember that:
We need to balance our development. If you can't understand the advantages for India to have a credible deterrence vide ICBMs, you probably should shut up, pretty please.
Isn't this what they said when US troops were about to enter Baghdad?
That the revolutionary guards are so elite and will fight for every street that US army will get bogged down for months fighting a savage urban guerilla warfare with no clear victory in sight?
Well, before the saliva spit by those vocalising that view could dry up in the wind, the US army was smoking out bedazzled Saddam from a pit.
Oh Gosh! I am shamed by these 8 year olds that I will have to dust off all my data and prepare manuscripts to send in for publishing!
Hi there, I also have around 6 keys that I need to carry.
However, I do a bit of strategic placing.
Its all a matter of getting into a rut... create a habit.
When I leave home, I pull out my car key...
and after opening the car, I leave my house keys in them and reaching my office, i retrieve my office keys bunch (which has my cabinet keys) and reach my room.
I have a motorcycle parked at the Office that I use in the noon to get around for lunch, shopping, etc. Its keys are on my Office table. SO at lunch I grab them alone and return them to their resting spot on return. In the evening, when am returning home, I leave my office keys in the car and get the house keys.
Hope this helps.
Isn't it cute that the Fanboi's use 'Mom', 'Aunt' and 'Grandma' to defend the indefensible?!
I mean, Moms-Aunts-Grandmas brigade is out there demanding closed, easy to use gadgets and so has Steve given us the veritable iPad?
Please don't taint Pharmacology with the ignominy of Pharmaceutical dishonesty. THey are different domains!
Just as there is the Proprietary vs OS struggle in Software Engg., there is now a parallel in the field of scientific publishing.
Open Access Journals [http://www.doaj.org/] are all about free scientific information instead of billions charged by these greedy ba$tard$.
An article costs approx 10$ at publishers like elsevier/merck, which can, like, feed a whole family in my country for a full week!
And the most outrageous part is that sometimes that article would be the result from research funded by my taxmoney and my government while elsevier just earns off it for (virtually) nothing!
Die M$, Die Elsevier, Die Die
Jai Ho Open Source!