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Alleging 'Malpractice' With Climate Skeptic Papers, Publisher Kills Journal

Slashdot - Fri, 2014-01-17 19:59
sciencehabit writes "A European publisher today terminated a journal edited by climate change skeptics. The journal, Pattern Recognition in Physics, was started less than a year ago. Problems cropped up soon afterward. In July, Jeffrey Beall, a librarian at the University of Colorado, Denver, noted 'serious concerns' with Pattern Recognition in Physics. As he wrote on his blog about open-access publishing, Beall found self-plagiarism in the first paper published by the journal. 'In addition,' says another critic, 'the editors selected the referees on a nepotistic basis, which we regard as malpractice in scientific publishing.'"

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Alleging 'Malpractice' With Climate Skeptic Papers, Publisher Kills Journal

Slashdot - Fri, 2014-01-17 19:59
sciencehabit writes "A European publisher today terminated a journal edited by climate change skeptics. The journal, Pattern Recognition in Physics, was started less than a year ago. Problems cropped up soon afterward. In July, Jeffrey Beall, a librarian at the University of Colorado, Denver, noted 'serious concerns' with Pattern Recognition in Physics. As he wrote on his blog about open-access publishing, Beall found self-plagiarism in the first paper published by the journal. 'In addition,' says another critic, 'the editors selected the referees on a nepotistic basis, which we regard as malpractice in scientific publishing.'"

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Alleging 'Malpractice' With Climate Skeptic Papers, Publisher Kills Journal

Slashdot - Fri, 2014-01-17 19:59
sciencehabit writes "A European publisher today terminated a journal edited by climate change skeptics. The journal, Pattern Recognition in Physics, was started less than a year ago. Problems cropped up soon afterward. In July, Jeffrey Beall, a librarian at the University of Colorado, Denver, noted 'serious concerns' with Pattern Recognition in Physics. As he wrote on his blog about open-access publishing, Beall found self-plagiarism in the first paper published by the journal. 'In addition,' says another critic, 'the editors selected the referees on a nepotistic basis, which we regard as malpractice in scientific publishing.'"

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Alleging 'Malpractice' With Climate Skeptic Papers, Publisher Kills Journal

Slashdot - Fri, 2014-01-17 19:59
sciencehabit writes "A European publisher today terminated a journal edited by climate change skeptics. The journal, Pattern Recognition in Physics, was started less than a year ago. Problems cropped up soon afterward. In July, Jeffrey Beall, a librarian at the University of Colorado, Denver, noted 'serious concerns' with Pattern Recognition in Physics. As he wrote on his blog about open-access publishing, Beall found self-plagiarism in the first paper published by the journal. 'In addition,' says another critic, 'the editors selected the referees on a nepotistic basis, which we regard as malpractice in scientific publishing.'"

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Alleging 'Malpractice' With Climate Skeptic Papers, Publisher Kills Journal

Slashdot - Fri, 2014-01-17 19:59
sciencehabit writes "A European publisher today terminated a journal edited by climate change skeptics. The journal, Pattern Recognition in Physics, was started less than a year ago. Problems cropped up soon afterward. In July, Jeffrey Beall, a librarian at the University of Colorado, Denver, noted 'serious concerns' with Pattern Recognition in Physics. As he wrote on his blog about open-access publishing, Beall found self-plagiarism in the first paper published by the journal. 'In addition,' says another critic, 'the editors selected the referees on a nepotistic basis, which we regard as malpractice in scientific publishing.'"

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Alleging 'Malpractice' With Climate Skeptic Papers, Publisher Kills Journal

Slashdot - Fri, 2014-01-17 19:59
sciencehabit writes "A European publisher today terminated a journal edited by climate change skeptics. The journal, Pattern Recognition in Physics, was started less than a year ago. Problems cropped up soon afterward. In July, Jeffrey Beall, a librarian at the University of Colorado, Denver, noted 'serious concerns' with Pattern Recognition in Physics. As he wrote on his blog about open-access publishing, Beall found self-plagiarism in the first paper published by the journal. 'In addition,' says another critic, 'the editors selected the referees on a nepotistic basis, which we regard as malpractice in scientific publishing.'"

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Alleging 'Malpractice' With Climate Skeptic Papers, Publisher Kills Journal

Slashdot - Fri, 2014-01-17 19:59
sciencehabit writes "A European publisher today terminated a journal edited by climate change skeptics. The journal, Pattern Recognition in Physics, was started less than a year ago. Problems cropped up soon afterward. In July, Jeffrey Beall, a librarian at the University of Colorado, Denver, noted 'serious concerns' with Pattern Recognition in Physics. As he wrote on his blog about open-access publishing, Beall found self-plagiarism in the first paper published by the journal. 'In addition,' says another critic, 'the editors selected the referees on a nepotistic basis, which we regard as malpractice in scientific publishing.'"

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Tcpreplay 4.0.2

Freshmeat - Fri, 2014-01-17 19:58
Tcpreplay is a set of Unix tools which allows the editing and replaying of captured network traffic in pcap (tcpdump) format. It can be used to test a variety of passive and inline network devices, including IPS's, UTM's, routers, firewalls, and NIDS.

Release Notes: This release fixes a critical bug which made the --mbps option lead to a hung process.

Release Tags: Bugfixes, Stable

Tags: Software Development, Quality Assurance, Benchmark, Networking, Scientific/Engineering, Testing, Traffic Generation, Netflow

Licenses: GPL v3

Categories: open source

Obama bans spying on leaders of U.S. allies, scales back NSA program

Reuters: Technology - Fri, 2014-01-17 19:55
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama banned U.S. eavesdropping on the leaders of close friends and allies on Friday and began reining in the vast collection of Americans' phone data in a series of limited reforms triggered by Edward Snowden's revelations.






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SymmetricDS 3.5.14

Freshmeat - Fri, 2014-01-17 19:55
SymmetricDS provides file and database synchronization with support for multi-master replication, filtered synchronization, and transformation across the network in a heterogeneous environment. It supports multiple subscribers with one-direction or bi-directional, asynchronous data replication. It uses Web and database technologies to replicate data as a scheduled or near-realtime operation. The software has been designed to scale for a large number of nodes, work across low-bandwidth connections, and withstand periods of network outage. It works with most operating systems, file systems, and databases, including Oracle, MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, MS SQL Server (including Azure), IBM DB2, H2, HSQLDB, Derby, Firebird, Interbase, Informix, Greenplum, SQLite (including Android), Sybase ASE, and Sybase ASA (SQL Anywhere) databases.

Release Notes: This release fixes six bugs and adds four improvements. Fixes were made to routing, the data gap detector, the upgrade process, and syncing smallints on Oracle. Improvements were made to the support snapshots, SQL events, shorter classpaths, and documentation.

Release Tags: Bugfixes

Tags: Database, Software Development, Libraries, H2, MySQL, Oracle, postgres, firebird, DB2, HSQLDB, Database Engines/Servers, synchronization, replication, Point-Of-Sale, sql server, Informix, Derby, Data synchronization

Licenses: GPL

Categories: open source

Do cops need a warrant to search your phone? US Supreme Court will rule

The Register - Fri, 2014-01-17 18:53
Two cases will decide whether police can peek at your selfies

The US Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a pair of cases to determine whether police need a warrant to search the mobile phones of people they have arrested.…

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Mozilla Is Mapping Cell Towers and WiFi Access Points

Slashdot - Fri, 2014-01-17 18:48
First time accepted submitter neiras writes "Mozilla is building a map of publicly-observable cell tower and WiFi access points to compete with proprietary geolocation services like Google's. Coverage is a bit thin so far but is improving rapidly. Anyone with an Android phone can help by downloading the MozStumbler app and letting it run while walking or driving around. The application is also available on the F-Droid market." "Thin" is relative; it's quite a few data points since we first mentioned the pilot program a few months ago.

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Dart 1.1 bullseyes JavaScript performance in latest benchmarks

The Register - Fri, 2014-01-17 18:29
Compiled apps now match or beat handwritten JavaScript

Just two months after shipping the first production-ready version of Dart, its JavaScript competitor, Google has offered up a new version that it claims can output code that runs as fast or faster than the equivalent routines written in JavaScript.…

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Top Christie aides subpoenaed in New Jersey bridge probe

Reuters: Technology - Fri, 2014-01-17 18:19
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Twenty New Jersey officials, including top aides to Governor Chris Christie, were served with subpoenas on Friday as the state assembly begins its investigation into a massive bridge traffic jam that was apparently politically motivated.






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Up to 15, mostly foreigners, killed in Kabul suicide attack

Reuters: Technology - Fri, 2014-01-17 18:09
KABUL (Reuters) - Up to 15 people, mostly foreigners, were killed on Friday when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a popular Lebanese restaurant in the Afghanistan capital of Kabul, police said.
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Driver Privacy Act Introduced In US Senate

Slashdot - Fri, 2014-01-17 18:07
greatgreygreengreasy writes "In 2005, then-governor of North Dakota John Hoeven signed into law a bill 'ensuring drivers' ownership of their EDR (Electronic Data Recorder) data.' Now a U.S. senator, Hoeven (R-ND) has teamed up with Amy Klobuchar, D-MN, to introduce similar legislation at the Federal level. 'Under this legislation, EDR data could only be retrieved [for specific reasons].' The EFF has expressed concern in the past over the so-called black boxes and their privacy implications. This legislation, however, would not address the recent revelations by a Ford executive on their access to data, since in those cases, 'The vehicle owner or lessee consents to the data retrieval.' The bill has gained the support of about 20 senators so far."

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Intel's Bay Trail chip arriving on Android tablets in Q2

Linux Today - Fri, 2014-01-17 18:00

CNET: Chipmaker's tablet processor will come to Android tablets in the second quarter, says CEO Brian Krzanich. He also touts the advantages of 64-bit chips.

Categories: linux, news, open source

Friday Squid Blogging: Camouflage in Squid Eyes

Schneier on Security - Fri, 2014-01-17 17:44
Interesting research: Cephalopods possess a sophisticated array of mechanisms to achieve camouflage in dynamic underwater environments. While active mechanisms such as chromatophore patterning and body posturing are well known, passive mechanisms such as manipulating light with highly evolved reflectors may also play an important role. To explore the contribution of passive mechanisms to cephalopod camouflage, we investigated the optical and...
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Trio allege in court: You sold our ZIP codes, Apple, now hand over $5m!

The Register - Fri, 2014-01-17 17:37
Class-action suit claims touting personal info breaks Massachusetts state law

Apple is being sued by a trio of customers who claim the company sells their personal information in violation of Massachusetts law.…

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Ask Slashdot: Are AdBlock's Days Numbered?

Slashdot - Fri, 2014-01-17 17:24
An anonymous reader writes "This article discusses the ethics and the mechanics of ad-blocking software. Toward the end, it goes into some of the tech that's been built to circumvent ad blockers. Quoting: 'PageFair offers a free JavaScript program that, when inserted into a Web page, monitors ad blocking activity. CEO Sean Blanchfield says he developed the monitoring tool after he noticed a problem on his own multiplayer gaming site. PageFair collects statistics on ad blocking activity, identifies which users are blocking ads and can display an appeal to users to add the publisher's website to their ad-blocking tool's personal whitelist. But Blanchfield acknowledges that the user appeal approach hasn't been very effective. ClarityRay takes a more active role. Like PageFair, it provides a tool that lets publishers monitor blocking activity to show them that they have a problem — and then sells them a remedy. ClarityRay offers a service that CEO Ido Yablonka says fools ad blockers into allowing ads through. "Ad blockers try to make a distinction between content elements and advertorial elements. We make that distinction impossible," he says.' Is this arms race winnable? By which side?"

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