We had some intermittent problems recently with a mail server not being available. As it turns out, I basically was doing a “denial of service” attack on my own mail server, thanks to some caveats in how IMAP, push notifications, and my mobile email client, K9 work together. The problem One of the mail servers […]
Extreme Poverty and Human Rights: A Case Study of the United States of America: Interesting article. The “usual talk” about eradicating extreme poverty, but applied to an unusual suspect: the US.
Extreme poverty, defined as a composite of income p…
Persistent myths about open access scientific publishing. Dr Mike Taylor in The Guardian:
For Elsevier, the biggest of the barrier-based publishers, we can calculate the total cost per article as £1,605m subscription revenue divided by 240,000 articl…
in Foreign Policy:
Pictures at a Revolution Data visualization can offer some unique insights into social upheaval. But the data artists are just getting started.
The World Bank is taking next steps in making sharing and re-use of data and information easier, by adopting an open access policy (in July) and starting an Open Knowledge Repository
You’re enjoying a sunny day in the park with some friends. You get out your smart phone to find that piece of music your friends really should hear, and all of a sudden, a flock of colourful mini helicopters appears out of nowhere, and perform a gracious dance in the sky above you while the […]
A short excerpt from Professor Robert Chambers’ public lecture on 23 January 2012 in which he lists the words which can be found in the Paris Declaration and those that cannot.
(via The Paris Declaration | Linkingknowledgedomains)