Wag wag oops.
18 posts • joined 20 Dec 2010
Well, the current scientific publishing model isn't working so well...the push to be published skews the the science and not all publishing sites are the same credibility.
So maybe...in the age of the internet, who actually needs profit driven middlemen (publishers) any more. They just take money out of the system.
Is it time for academia to collectively make other arrangements to share science?
Then again, almost no one reads EULAs or other T&Cs...you would never get anything done if you read them all each time you used something (and you would have to, if you want to be sure that there are no updates).
And if no one reads them, they are not doing the job they are supposed to. Plus, there is also the issue of the unequal relationship between mega-corps and individual end user (Google could afford to buy justice, man on the Clapham omnibus, not so much).
I don't know what the answer is, but currently most of the power is with the corporates and their get out clauses. I accept that creators and providers also need some protection against malicious legal action.
"are being pretty specific about the fact that you don't have any right or authority to delegate your access to anyone else "
What is the practical difference between letting someone use your password, on the one hand, and logging in and selecting a film and then letting someone else watch it?
I am glad it worked for you, but really and truthfully, one does not have to be religious to care about strangers.
And of course, religion has been responsible for many deaths and traumatic experiences, such as children in their care. Doubly heinous since that is also breach of trust in a privileged position.
Caveat - I treat religion and personal faith as separate concepts. I have no issue with the latter.
MS seems obsessive about bringing all usage of its systems inhouse, I guess because stock markets demand company growth. I launched Firefox, a couple of months ago, and up popped a box telling me that Edge is safer that Firefox. It may well be, but that sort of nagging is simply intrusive and offputting.
It should concentrate on its core products and making them better. It should listen harder to what customers want, too, and not mix things up just to keep the product fresh. I keep finding places where it seems to have reduced functionality, such as the internet time which, for some reason, sometimes fails, but there is no easy way to manually refresh...why not for crying out loud?
Stop trying to control us and just provide what we need and want.
Sorry for the rant - I got carried away
Here you are...all you had to do was read it.
"The light waves of the laser oscillate approximately 200 trillion times per second, and are stable for about 11 seconds before they get out of sync. By then, the wave has reached a length of approximately 3.3 million kilometres – about 10 times the distance between the Earth and Moon."
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