Look, Randy Ellen Zeff, you troll, Walter O'Brien is a fraud and a scam artist. Every post you make keeps bringing this to the forefront of discussions about what a loser he is. Good job!
What gives me the right to speak to you as trash? Well I talk to you and you think you're trash so there you go.
I appreciate you want to discuss my childhood (was yours really bad so you think other people's childhoods are important to how they post online) or IQs (you seem obsessed with yours and Walter "the Fraud" Obrien's)... or something?
Let it die? Let it die? Dude, you keep bringing it back to life.
You will bet money? *LOL* You have no money. You're a self-admitted obsessive-compulsive trash-talking loser with no money or IQ or friends -- all things you think are important.
There's nothing killing me or us. It's killing you. Please hurry it up as you're annoying.
"Let it go and I will go...."
No. You will go or you won't go. Nobody cares.
Walter O'Brien is a fraud. He will be no matter what you do.
You're an idiot. If you go you're an idiot who left. If you stay you're an idiot who stayed. Enjoy.
Lots of people know about the Streisand Effect, but few know the details of how it started.
Amateur photographers Ken and Gabrielle Adelman use their own helicopter and flew up and down the California coastline taking high-resolution pictures to document coastline "erosion" and derosion (that's when celebrities buy beachfront property and add sand and rock to extend their beaches).
Barbra sued them (and other parties) in what became a famous meme, but the original lawsuit was about the pictures of her house from a program that californiacoastline.org documents well.
The use of satellite and other imagery to document our ecosystem and its evolution (whether man-made, caused, assisted, or independent) is a very good thing.
The concept of "open sharing of research information" isn't about labels ("open") nor about paywalls or DRM. It's quite simply about open sharing of research information.
Open sharing allows researchers to build upon the work of other researchers; it allows citing the sources; it allows scouring the sources.
Anonymous Coward aims to take Mike to task because Mike doesn't think that the "you can't download this, you can't print this" content isn't "open".
It's not. It makes no difference whether the tool used to prevent sharing amongst researchers is called a paywall or DRM or SomeOtherMechanism.
What's clear is that Nature is run by idiots. Pumping up your own DRM software is certainly something corporations do... but when it's antithetic to the stated goals of sharing information, and entirely antithetic to the real goals of open information, it's just plain idiotic.
My hat's off to Anonymous Coward for blaming Mike for calling out Nature and using some obtuse examples of mailing out DVDs. Sorry, but DVDs are so last decade.
It's good to see one case where the exclusionary rule is applied judiciously. It's one of the cornerstones of Constitutional protection we THE INNOCENT have until proven guilty. Its erosion has had horrific results.
I'm surprised the cops didn't take the gun, the wallet, the credit card, and the keys and sue the property, because civil forfeiture. Good on the Judge for calling them on it.
Mr Timmons -- seeing as you've joined here and all your ten posts have been in defense of Walter "Not a Genius" O'Brian I suspect that your threat to respond calling everyone else idiots is a waste of your time.
In my very humble opinion Walter O'Brian is a fraud, a charalatan, an idiot, and trades on a reputation he neither owns, deserves, earned, nor merits. As I said earlier, I love that trolls like you continue this "discussion." It only leads to trending stories about the NOT-A-GENIUS Walter O'Brian continuing to top the google charts.
And it makes techdirt advertising money. About the only way this would be any more delicious is if the fraud himself showed up sceaming "I am not stupid!!! I'm a genius, I am! Mom told me when I was seven."
> interest in the SHOW[sic]!!! Seriously learn to write past a third-grade level.
> If people didn't like to suspend reality...
Honestly if you really mean suspension of disbelief you should focus your illiterate self on that.
Between Walter "I'm an idiot" Scorpion OBrien and you this is just ridiculous.
Nobody gives a rat's ass about the show. Only idiots have read this far and didn't quite catch that. It's about Walter being a lying scumbag make believe genius. He's exactly that. A make believe genius.
It's ok. The more people keep making this a current story the more it will continue. I can't wait for another of Walter's friends to chime in and ask why I still care (because the truth wants to be set free, and it shall be, so there you go).