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Comment: Re:Statistical studies (Score 1) 24

by BarbaraHudson (#48657231) Attached to: Does Journal Peer Review Miss Best and Brightest?

If you're going to complain about it being paywalled (and it is a valid complaint!)

How hard is it to reject any story that links to a paywalled site? It's literally one click away.

Hey, maybe we can suggest it to the editors by submitting a story titled "The One Click Trick to Better Stories"

Comment: The finding suggests..? (Score 2) 24

by fustakrakich (#48657063) Attached to: Does Journal Peer Review Miss Best and Brightest?

I would say the finding confirms that unconventional research that falls outside the established lines of thought may be more prone to rejection from top journals.

It's typical human politics and ideology at work. What would you expect from a large group of people, all with vested interests?

Comment: Re:When Robots Replace Workers? (Score 1) 592

by fustakrakich (#48656463) Attached to: What Happens To Society When Robots Replace Workers?

Start small. People can built their own robots, ones than that build better robots. The question of 'ownership' becomes moot. Yes, the sociopaths among us will always be trouble, but they will never again achieve the power they have now from their lofty towers. Maybe the robots can help weed them out.

Comment: Routers? (Score 1) 257

by damn_registrars (#48656315) Attached to: North Korean Internet Is Down

This is consistent with a DDoS attack on their routers,

I honestly didn't think they had more than one. Considering how few people there are allowed to leave the country - physically or digitally - I really expected there would be only one router. They have only one neighbor who they share a land border with who will talk with them, so they likely don't really have a way to set up a redundant second route.

Comment: Re: How soon? (Score 1) 152

by fustakrakich (#48654849) Attached to: The Beatles, Bob Dylan and the 50-Year Copyright Itch

Yeah, you should have been there when they tried printing the first books! A whole industry of writers guild were up in arms and tried to have the press destroyed. Nope, screw the rent seekers. Enough of the special privileges. Time for them to come down to earth with the rest of us schlubs.

Any given program, when running, is obsolete.