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Comment: Re:Summary speculation incorrect (Score 1) 27

by smegfault (#45221923) Attached to: PubMed Commons Opens Up Scientific Articles To User Comments
I have an account and a number of publications, but no funding. I was invited in and got accepted. The report that anyone with an account could sign up was taken from a comment on the original blog posted linked in the article; but apparently it's now fixed or it never worked.

+ - SPAM: Micromax Canvas Magnus A117 with 5 Inch,12MP and Android 4.2 Launched in India

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Micromax have unveiled one of their latest mobile dubbed as Micromax Canvas Magnus A117.It flaunts a 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display, uses a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor in conjunction with 1GB RAM and functions on Android v4.2 (Jelly Bean). Magnus A117 include a 12-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 1080p video recording and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. It additionally comes with a Dual SIM support with dual standby like different Android mobile phones from Micromax.
Canvas Magnus A114 comes with a 4GB inbuilt memory and expandable memory up till 32GB with the aid of MicroSD card. From connectivity point of view it has 3G (HSDPA up to 42 Mbps), WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/A-GPS. Last but not the least Magnus A117 has a 2000 mAh battery. Micromax Canvas Magnus A117 is available in white colour and priced at Rs 14999"

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+ - PubMed Commons opens up scientific articles to user comments->

Submitted by smegfault
smegfault (2001252) writes "In a new trial, PubMed Commons has been released. Until now, post-peer-publication results were restricted to letters to the editor of scientific journals; and even then some journals don't accept letters to the editor. With PubMed Commons, scientific peers can comment on PubMed-indexed articles without the interference of journal editors and peer reviewers. At the moment, eligible for participating are:

Recipients of NIH (US) or Wellcome Trust (UK) grants can go to the NCBI website and register. You need a MyNCBI account, but they are available to the general public. If you are not a NIH or Wellcome Trust grant recipient, you are still eligible to participate if you are listed as an author on any publication listed in PubMed, even a letter to the editor. But you will need to be invited by somebody already signed up for participation in PubMed Commons. So, if you have a qualifying publication, you can simply get a colleague with the grant to sign up and then invite you.

However, reports are in that anyone with a PubMed / NCBI account can sign up on the PubMed home page: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedcommons/join/"
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Comment: Re:correlation (Score 1) 1121

by smegfault (#43409131) Attached to: USPS Discriminates Against 'Atheist' Merchandise

They could have included a neutral (non-framed) condition, so 1) no text on package, 2) "atheist" on package, 3) (random text) on package. Or; since they're trying to confirm the hypothesis that this has something to do with religion, 3) (random text) on package and 4) "In God we trust" on package (or something similar).

Statistics seem fine to me (like person below me said).

Either way, I really like the blue shoes and the price looks good to, I might order me a pair and ask for them to put "KILL ALL CHRISTIANS" on the box.

Comment: Sluggish organisations.... (Score 1) 712

by smegfault (#43389607) Attached to: Set Your Watches For the End of Windows XP
The organisation I work for just migrated all staff computers to a new red-orange-green support system. This included complete re-installs of computers.... With clean installs XP. When asked why they didn't install W7 and not have to worry about upgrading all computers next year and inconvenience thousands of users again, they simply said "one step at a time".

Comment: Relevance fading (Score 1) 489

by smegfault (#43374495) Attached to: Getting a Literature Ph.D. Will Make You Into a Horrible Person
A doctorate in literature made sense back in the days when there were people who were actually "famous literary reviewers" like F.R. Leavis. The only literature-based doctorate worth getting is a D.Lit (Hon), and even those are doled out like assault rifles at a Deep South US Supermarket.

All my previous study pals who got an MA in literature ended up jobless or somewhere completely outside of their field of study.

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