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Two Views

Darrell Ince (who, as far as I know, hasn't worked directly with climate scientists or their software) wrote about ClimateGate for The Guardian. In response,...
February 12, 2010

Not All Review Is Broken

Cameron Neylon’s recent post about peer review is pretty damning. It’s interesting to compare his description of peer review’s faults with what peer review i...
February 09, 2010

Scimatic and GridCentric Have News

Jamie and Jim at Scimatic have released Samples, a tool for managing experimental results, and have blogged about what it’s good for. Meanwhile, the GridCent...
February 09, 2010


Mike Conley has built a little script to… “fetch a review request [from ReviewBoard], grab the latest diff (yes, found an easy way past the lack of API there...
February 09, 2010

Signs of the Times

My daughter has a floor-mat jigsaw puzzle of the Solar System. It only has eight planets—no Pluto. I feel… dated.
February 09, 2010