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4pm BST tomorrow if you're in the UK. +Roderic D. M. Page on BHL for research
 
Join us for a live interview at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, with Martin R. Kalfatovic, BHL Program Director, and Rod Page, creator of BioStor, for a discussion about BHL’s impact on science and possibilities for the future.
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Biodiversity Heritage Library. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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I'm not going to review manuscripts for Wiley from this date onwards
I got invited to review a manuscript by a British Ecological Society journal (MEE) that is published with Wiley recently. I rejected the request and will from now on decline to review for all Wiley...
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interesting new preprint from +Stuart Lawson 
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DRM-technology should not be forced upon academics #BlockReadcube  
Wiley & Readcube have done something rather sneaky recently, and it's not escaped the attention of diligent readers of the scientific literature. Dear @wileyonlinelib, If I ask for a PDF, don&#...
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Elsevier wrongly paywalled 27 articles this time. How many more the next time? #OA 
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TL;DR; The Plant List is now in GBIF http://doi.org/10.15468/btkum2. Readers of this blog may recall that I've had a somewhat jaundiced view of The Plant List. The first version was release with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND) license which allowed copying so ...
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Easily stream, download and organize your torrents -- Directly on the cloud. Download once - play everywhere!
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Pensoft leading the way for machine-readable research
 
Substantial amount of documented occurrence (specimen and observational) records is awaiting publication stored in repositories and data indexing platforms, such as GBIF, BOLD systems, and iDigBio. In order to streamline the authoring process, save taxonomists time, and provide a workflow for peer-review and quality checks, Pensoft has introduced an innovative feature that makes it possible to easily import occurrence records into a taxonomic man...
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Dear Google Mail Team,

  I've said very nice things about your spam filter in the past, but I'm afraid I am going to have to take it all back. I'm currently going through the spam for the last week, and have gone through about a third of it.

Something you did recently has been an unmitigated disaster. Of the roughly 1000 spam threads I've gone through so far, right now 228 threads were incorrectly marked as spam.

That's not the 0.1% false positive rate you tried to make such a big deal about last week. No. That's over 20% of my spambox being real emails with patches and pull requests.  Almost a quarter!

I don't know how to even describe the level of brokenness in those kinds of spam numbers. There were a few pages of email (I've got it set up so it shows me 50 threads per page) where more than half of the "spam" wasn't.

Quite frankly, that sucks. It's not acceptable. Whatever you started doing a few days ago is completely and utterly broken.

It's actually at the point where I'm noticing missing messages in the email conversations I see, because gmail has been marking emails in the middle of the conversation as spam. Things that people replied to and that contained patches and problem descriptions.

They didn't try to sell me a bigger penis or tell me about how somebody is cheating on me. Really.

You dun goofed. Badly. Get your shit together, because a 20% error rate for spam detection is making your spam filter useless.

[ Edit: looks like it started four days ago. As of July 13, it looks like a big swath of lkml has been marked as spam for me. ]

[ Edit 2: final numbers: out of around 3000 spam threads, I had to mark 1190 threads as "not spam". So the numbers actually got worse: about 30% of my spam-box wasn't actually spam. It started around 1pm on Monday, July 13th. The problem really is that clear, that I can tell pretty much when it started ]

[ Edit 3: it wasn't just patches, and it's not just lkml. There were things like Junio's recent git v2.5.0-rc2 announcement etc. The new gmail spam filter hates any mailing list emails, apparently. In the time I wrote the last note, I got seven more emails marked as spam, two of which weren't. ]
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As a palaeontologist, sometimes it can be difficult to justify what you do to the people down the local pub. From personal experience, I’ve learnt that when surrounded by a teacher, plumber, mechan...
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How can scholarly authors contractually ensure that their 'hybrid' open access work, stays open access after publication? #OA #openaccess
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Hi Ross, did see it? A new way to promote the scientific mercantilism 
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I'm a BBSRC-funded researcher at the University of Bath working on extracting phylogeny from the literature using content mining. I started out as a Biology undergrad student at Imperial College, progressed to a Masters degree at the Natural History Museum, London, and submitted my PhD thesis on fossils and phylogeny at the University of Bath in 2013.

As a direct consequence of my research I have become involved with the Open Knowledge Foundation, particularly the Open Science Working Group as I think there is much room for improvement in the way that science is currently done - particularly with regard to providing Open Data & Code in re-usable and frictionless ways.

As of 2012 I am a Panton Fellowcouncil member of the Systematics Association


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  • The Natural History Museum, London
    Postdoc, 2015 - present
  • University of Bath
    PhD Student, 2009 - 2013
  • The Natural History Museum, London
    Masters Student, 2008 - 2009
  • Imperial College London
    Undergrad Student, 2005 - 2008
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