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Scientists Publish Letter Saying, "We Need More Scientific Mavericks" 126

Posted by samzenpus
from the funding-favors-the-bold dept.
coondoggie (973519) writes "Gotta love this letter published in the guardian.com this week. It comes from a number of scientists throughout the world who are obviously frustrated with the barriers being thrown up around them — financial, antiquated procedures and techniques to name a few — and would like to see changes. When you speak of scientific mavericks, you might look directly at Improbable Research's annual Ig Nobel awards which recognize the arguably leading edge of maverick scientific work."
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Scientists Publish Letter Saying, "We Need More Scientific Mavericks"

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday March 19, 2014 @07:46PM (#46529801)

    That's exactly what my inspiration was (per my subject-line) http://tech.slashdot.org/comme... [slashdot.org] and the design of that application (that takes something VERY OLD, & uses it effectively for more speed, security, reliability, + even added anonymity (to an extent vs. DNS request logs &/or DNSBL's even)):

    "A fool makes things bigger + more complex: It takes a touch of genius & a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction." - Einstein

    * :)

    I'm no "maverick" - just a guy that had the means & ability + saavy to offset a great deal of issues online... simply because it needed doing (& BETTER than layering on MORE, & in fact, doing it with less than say, browser addon "so-called 'competitors'", & far more efficiently, as well as doing FAR MORE of benefit, + with LESS moving parts complexity + room for breakdown...).

    APK

    P.S.=> Heck - I had it DONE (in 3 parts/apps) back as far as 2003, & assembled it into that single app in 2004, but held off (for webmasters' sake really only) - that is, until I saw the "malware explosion" take place in 2004 & with adbanners being infested with malicious script? Then, I decided finally in mid-2012 to release it, & out the door she went (for good reasons, the net's a wee bit "outta control" imo)... for anyone's sake... apk

  • by Chrisq (894406) on Thursday March 20, 2014 @03:27AM (#46531769)

    Scientists Publish Letter Saying, "We Need More Scientific Mavericks"

    I hope that one lone scientist publishes a response saying "we don't".....

It was kinda like stuffing the wrong card in a computer, when you're stickin' those artificial stimulants in your arm. -- Dion, noted computer scientist

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