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Comment Re:Choice (Score 4, Insightful) 370 370

I note that you have offered no rebuttals of the parent's points save "I know what I am talking about". I'm not sure you do. Would you please expand on how and why you think the parent is wrong? Note that if by "getting into an academic career" you mean "getting tenure", the I suggest you re-read the parent post carefully.
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White House Joins Facebook, MySpace, Twitter 144 144

theodp writes "The official White House Blog called the move WhiteHouse 2.0 as the Obama administration unveiled its membership in a trio of the social-networking leaders: Facebook (157,606 fans and counting), MySpace (174,817 friends and counting) and Twitter (34,612 followers and counting)."
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Submission + - Covert Censorship by the Physics Preprint Archive

Talonator writes: A 2004 article by Nobel prize laureate Brian Josephson (discoverer of the Josephson effect) about academic censorship and the widespread resistance within academia to new ideas. An exchange imagined by Josephson: "Some 'reader complaints' have come in regarding preprints posted to the archive by Drs. Einstein and Yang. Dr. Einstein, who is not even an academic, claims to have shown in his preprint that mass and energy are equivalent, while Professor Yang is suggesting, on the basis of an argument I find completely unconvincing, that parity is not conserved in weak interactions. What action shall I take? Abject nonsense! Just call up their records and set their 'barred' flags to TRUE."

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