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Shit fight: forces assembling for year long battle.


Almost immediately after the first public confirmation that Justice Antonin Scalia had died, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell signaled that the GOP-controlled Senate would block President Obama from nominating Scalia's successor. "The American people‎ should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice," McConnell said in a statement. "Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new President.”
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They can block all they like. The odds are the next pres will either be Bernie or Clinton.

I note that Bernie is more popular with senior republicans than Trump.
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Whoa.  Did not expect that.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died at the age of 79, a government source and a family friend told CNN on Saturday.
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More on Sci-Hub, the Pirate Bay of scientific papers.

Ultimately this is a challenge to the legitimacy of journals to control the peer review process. These publisher do add value but for that they charge very high fees. Elsevier makes profits in the order of 39%.
http://poeticeconomics.blogspot.com.au/2014/03/elsevier-stm-publishing-profits-rise-to.html?m=1

These companies are charging the bedgets of research institutions literally billions of dollars so you can see why they desperately want Sci-Hub shut down. It is doing them "irreparable harm".

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A researcher in Russia has made more than 48 million journal articles - almost every single peer-reviewed paper every published - freely available online. And she's now refusing to shut the site down , despite a court injunction and a lawsuit from...
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With music and movies I kinda don't mind having to pay for it. It is, in essence, a luxury item. Music and movies do not change the world.

Knowledge does. Knowledge is essential to our society. And knowledge shouldn't be locked in by publishers. Sure, they could be allowed to cover their costs of publishing the papers. In that aspect they have an important role; letting people know where to go to find new knowledge.

But when they charge for articles written before and after the Apollo missions, greed has gotten to far. I have been in a discussion where I needed to get some scientific data from a first party source. If I wasn't a student at a university paying for access to any journal out there, I could not have had access to articles over 40 years old. Those articles were interesting in a historical view, but newer articles have replaced them with newer and better knowledge.

Researchers aren't even allowed to publish anything that had anything to do with the publisher, which is why arXiv have preprints. Those are solely the researcher's to share. 
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We have the same thing with our VP except he does it with 9 year old girls and they don't like it.
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Wall Street is very much intertwined with the Clintons. I doubt that will change anytime soon
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Even Obama has made new york his financial base of operations. I know because I can't leave my office when he's in town. 
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And still, too many Americans don't get that the Republicans don't actually care about their country..
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No offers of sex with wayward wives?
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Ignore the superdelegates: 
Superdelegates have never decided a primary election, and unless the Democratic establishment desperately wants to lose the general, they won't this year, either.
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I also think there is some institutional bias against Sanders in the media and the leadership of the Democratic party. The corporate ownership of the media is challenged by Sanders' message and is therefore inclined not to want to actively support him. Clinton on the other hand is worthy of even financing supporting through direct donation. You see various actions by CNN and Murdoch where they are angling for influence and access with the next Administration.

The whole purpose of the Democratic party, its prime directive—as with all centre left parties—is the hew to the centre and actively prevent actual leftists from having any influence. This is not a conspiracy, its just the way things work. Social-democracy in all nations is all about silencing its left wing.
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"Imagine you could download the entire Game of Thrones series in high-definition in a fraction of a second."

Imagine having enough RAM to buffer the entire Game of Thrones series in high def while your computer takes hours to safely store it to disk.
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Melbourne-based software engineer specialising in web-based server applications and client side Java and Javascript.

Interested is web app development for desktop and mobile, HTML5, CSS and Javascript.

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Designed the TEC-1 http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/TEC-1 Built the system that launched http://crikey.com.au I don't like Tony Abbott, not as a person nor as a prime minister. I also don't like Bill Shorten.
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