Archive for February 10th, 2014

February 10th, 2014 - 1:38 am § in Misc., Science

How Commercial Interests Are Turning Scholarly Publishing Into A Racket

“The monopoly on information is increasingly an issue for the scientific community; an issue to which making journals open access seems to be the only solution.” I don’t want to write a long article about this; that’s already been done. See, e.g., the links below. To summariz[...]

February 10th, 2014 - 12:51 am § in Misc.

The AVE Challenge: Who is this?

A. Daniel Day-Lewis in the upcoming movie version of Don Quixote B. John McAfee, fugitive software pioneer C. Robert Duvall playing Don Quixote D. Actor playing Saint Ignatius of Loyola E. New ruler of Venezuela[...]

February 10th, 2014 - 12:50 am § in Misc.

Ancestry of Censorship at UW


February 10th, 2014 - 12:27 am § in Hypocrisy, Religion

Child Pornography, the Schwartz Family Feud and Australia

UPDATED FROM Feb 9, 2014 TO REFLECT NEWS ABOUT CHILD PROSTITION IN BRAZIL AND A CONTACT WITH SOMEONE CLAIMING TO BE CHLOE BARTRAM My brother in law accuses me of “using pictures of children who are in beauty contests as illustrations of supposed child prostitutes” My brother in law (belo[...]