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Okay, folks. It exists. Please populate. Damn You Auto Suggest -
Okay, folks. It exists. Please populate. Damn You Auto Suggest
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"or Primo Knows Best. Auto-suggest failures from library catalogs and databases." - laura x from Bookmarklet
Happy to contribute! - Zamms
Laura, you are a treasure. - kaijsa
Hey Laura, can I send you a revised Berlin All graphic? Just noticed my kid's name mentioned it so I want to crop it a little. - Zamms
And now it is also automatically fed into the LSW room. Heeeeeeeeeeee - lris
Well played! - Zamms
Zamms, yes, please do--or just go ahead and submit it and I'll delete the other one. - laura x
I found the avatar by searching for search fail, licensed for reuse with modification on Google images: - laura x
"yoga poses" and "otitis externa" just made me guffaw at the reference desk. Damn you, Auto-Suggest! - Catherine Pellegrino
This is just so awesome. - Galadriel C.
Oh darn. Can't recreate my favorite. They turned of suggest globally in our ebscohost. Oh wait - publib! - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Delightful. - Marie
I am sending this link to MPOW's cataloger. *evil chuckle* - Catherine Pellegrino
I love this so much. - Meg VMeg
This definitely goes in my best thing ever file. - Megan loves summer
related, in a weird way: - RepoRat
I don't know if I did it right but I tried submitting. PQ took this exact title New Research Center Aims to Develop Second Generation of Surgical Robots and wanted to change aims to maims :) - Christina Pikas
Oh phooey. I need to get it to email me when people submit so I remember to post them. :) - laura x from iPhone
Turns out, we might be getting Primo. Soon I'll be a contributor. - lris from Android
Gave this to my coworker who is doing a little comparative research on discovery systems . she was much amused - Hedgehog
Help! Suppose I wanted to create a digital archive that included photographs of people in another culture. Suppose I went out and took their pictures as they farmed their land or something (they know I'm taking the picture). At what point do I need legal waivers?
From what I can tell so far, I'm ok if I don't use the person's likeness to promote anything. But IANAL - lris
Knowing you, you would probably like a link to actual laws. I don't have that, but this page sums things up pretty well in a poorly-cited kind of way: When you say "another culture," though, I wonder about other countries' laws regarding privacy. - Steele Lawman
and different cultures may oppose the very taking of the photo, etc. (not sure where you guys are with moral rights in the US, but this would fall under it in a lot of ways). - jambina
I'm totally going to regret trying to find Burmese privacy laws, aren't I.... - lris
oh my yes - jambina
is this for you, or a student? If a student, their prof might have some things to say about cultural rights practices, aside from law. Especially if this is anthropology. - RudĩϐЯaЯïan from YouFeed
My understanding is that "moral rights" aren't part of US law, and people in public have no expectation of privacy. - Steele Lawman
i think it might also depend on what you were going to do with the images after they went into the archive. #NotAnArchivist - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
I went with "I am not a lawyer... maybe you should consult one?" - lris
always a safe choice! - RepoRat
Well, in this particular case, if he gets things wrong people could actually be killed. I'd prefer he doesn't make decisions based on a librarian's guesses. - lris
yeah, totally fair - RepoRat
DO YOU? - RepoRat
I DO! - Zamms
is it the news i think it is? - kendrak
are you becoming president?? - Sir Shuping is just sir
Kendra: It's not the news you think it is. Andrew: No, no, no, they're not THAT crazy! - Zamms
No? Why not?? It would be awesome! You could appoint Kendra and Jennifer as the first co-cabinets of Soccer Ministry! - Sir Shuping is just sir
I am building this up way too much... - Zamms
At this point you'd better have invented a flying car or something - lris from Android
wait wait Zamms invented a flying car?! WELL DANG, THAT SURE IS NEWS. - RepoRat
BREAKING NEWS: Flying car invented by FF regular. Film at 11! - Catherine Pellegrino
*runs over to Wikipedia to edit Zamms's page* - RepoRat
*posts it to Twitter* - Catherine Pellegrino
*starts a rumor that the car will have limited release, with ff receiving first purchase option* - Marie
Better be a hybrid. - Joe
*goes to remove flying car reference from Wikipedia page* *realize I don't have a Wikipedia page* *sighs* - Zamms
*goes to create Zamms's's's Wikipedia page* - bentley
*creates a website for zamms's flying car business* - Sir Shuping is just sir
So you have news? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Maybe... - Zamms
So .... ? - Mary B: #TeamMonique
(do you have ebola?) - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
where is the news?? we must know! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Is this all just some big Huey Lewis joke? - Steele Lawman
I don't know which is worse, complex copyright scenarios or figuring out new health insurance options. This afternoon was chalk full of both.
I would rather do teh Copyright questions - Insurance is sufficiently advanced as to be magic to me - Aaron the Librarian
Not "chock full"? - LB put a spell on you. from Android
That too. - lris from Android
holly #ravingfangirl
We had to say goodbye to miss nessa today. She was loved by many.
We had to say goodbye to miss nessa today. She was loved by many.
Oh Holly, I'm so sorry. - lris
I'm so sorry, Holly. - Corinne L
{Holly} - Pete : Team Marina
Oh, Holly. *huge hugs* - Laura
I'm sorry, Holly. *hugs* - Anne Bouey
Awful to hear, I'm so sorry, Holly. - Stephen Mack
sorry to hear, Holly - MoTO: Team Marina
So sorry. I can't imagine what I'll do when I get to this point with either of my cats. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I'm sorry for your loss. - Marie
Really sorry for your loss. - Jen
Oh Holly. I'm sorry. Many hugs - Hedgehog
I'm so sorry, Holly. Sending love. - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
<3 - Kristin
*hugs* - Heather
Oh no! Holly, I am so, so sorry. I was really hoping she could pull through. *hugs and hugs and hugs* - vicster: full-bodied
***hugs*** - Kirsten
I'm so sorry! - Katy S from iPhone
:( - Jenica
oh so sorry. sooo sorry. She's in kitty heaven now, eating all her favorite foods & snarfing up catnip and doing All the Things. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
I'm so sorry. What precious pics. - YvonneM
I'm so sorry for your loss, Holly. - Tamara J. B.
So sorry...what a pretty! - Bash
*hugs* - bentley
So sorry, Holly. - Friar Will
I am so sorry. It's the worst. - Meg VMeg
Sending all my love and hugs xoxoxoxox - Melly - #TeamMarina
I'm so very sorry. Sending good thoughts and hugs. - Galadriel C. from Android
I'm sorry, Holly. - Brent Schaus from iPhone
I'm so sorry :( *hugs* - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
So sorry *hugs* - Halil
*hugs* RIP, Miss Nessa. - Jenny H. from Android
My brain feels like jello. Of course, that could be from trying to read court opinions. #IANAL
if you're talking about the GSU decision, yeah, the first one was easier to read despite being immensely longer. - RepoRat
Yeah. And that one also felt like it was working towards helping libraries make good choices for themselves. This one feels a lot less like that. - lris
It's also just a very different rhetorical style to go along and go along as if you're arguing one way, and then at the last minute say "see? That doesn't actually make a lot of sense." There seems to be a lot of bait-n-switch. - lris
yes, I definitely noticed that too. I nearly blew my stack a couple times before the reveal came! - RepoRat
Looks like I get a chance to blow my stack at this concurring opinion, though. Yeow. - lris
inorite?! talk about your dodged bullets. - RepoRat
As RepoRat knows, this one made me miss Harold Baer's opinion-writing verve. - Jennifer Howard
Ranganathan bless those of you who actually read this stuff and then explain it to the rest of us. - Steele Lawman
^this - maʀtha
Looks like the GSU shit is well and truly hitting the fan.
Start at Page 110 for the "In Summary" --- Ooof. So, now what happens? - Hedgehog
My read of the close: "Accordingly, we REVERSE the judgment of the District Court. We VACATE the injunction, declaratory relief, and award of fees and costs to Defendants, and REMAND for further proceedings consistent with this opinion. SO ORDERED" is that GSU gets to pay its own lawyers and GSU did not infringe on the 5 works specified as infringing in the origial decision. How does everyone else read that? - Aaron the Librarian
Now the lower court gets to reconsider the whole case based on the findings in this opinion. Which are... pretty scary, as I read 'em. GSU does not get its court costs paid, that is correct. We do not know at this point whether GSU infringed, and if they did, how often and how badly; that's what the lower court now has to reconsider. But I believe all charges (except the ones where the plaintiffs couldn't prove they held copyright) are back in play. - RepoRat
Kevin Smith just posted about it as well: - Sir Shuping is just sir
I'm not sure where the appelate court gets that the four factors should not be given equal weight... how else would one effectively apply them? While the statute says uses should be evaluated individually, that does not imply the factors should be given different weights for different works. - Aaron the Librarian
you have to apply all four factors holistically based on the facts of the case. those facts may and usually do imply that individual factors weigh more or less heavily. it's... complicated. - RepoRat
as for "different works," essentially you can think of this as several dozen individual copyright-infringement cases with the same plaintiffs and defendants being decided in the same proceeding. that's essentially what it is. - RepoRat
I want a workable mechanistic system! (as long as it goes in my favor) :) - Aaron the Librarian
Oh. Great. </sarcastic> - Joe
Aaron: It's my impression that workable mechanistic systems will work in your favor as soon as you change your name to Copyright Clearance Center. Otherwise, maybe not so much. - Walt Crawford
In case you haven't seen Nancy Sims's rundown: - Megan loves summer
Just catching up on this. Nancy's take on it is much more optimistic than some other things I've been reading. This definitely raises some questions for me though about practical implications. It is already so hard to write a decent policy for e-reserves, and while I'm glad they reject the Classroom Copyright Guidelines, it is so hard to implement a practical e-reserve policy without some bright lines. - Freeda B.
I'm not as optimistic as Nancy and Kevin either. Seems to me this points us straight to the ugly hole that Canada is struggling to climb out of with Access Copyright. Freeda's worry is also salient: where there are no bright lines, the tendency is to be risk-averse. - RepoRat
Meanwhile faculty will post stuff to their CMSs without giving any thought to copyright and who's going to prevent (not present -former typo) them doing that or sending article by email or whatever works? Because very few of them see much connection between copyright decision making and putting a scanned book chapter into their course space. One of these things seems natural. - barbara fister
Until another publisher lawsuit successfully compels discovery of what's posted to the CMS... IANAL, but if I were a publisher that'd be the next thing I'd try for. - RepoRat
Then they'll have to start compelling access to faculty email because that will be the next workaround. Whack-a-fac. - barbara fister
My bet would be on a public faculty insurrection, actually; many won't think of email because they've imprinted on CMSes. Not to mention that this would make a mess of already-built courses. - RepoRat
I've summed things up from my perspective: - lris
*thanks Iris* Also this: "One option would be to have classroom instructors attach something like this as a cover sheet with anything they submit for eReserves." would make faculty even LESS likely to actually use ereserves. *sigh* - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
also, just because I like saying it: FFS - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
I guess I'm not too worried about whether faculty use ereserves. They SHOULD be doing this whenever they copy stuff, but of course we know how likely that will be. - lris
(Interesting ... the big publishing houses just landed on my blog. I wonder what they'll think of it.) - lris
Steele Lawman
I need a personal assistant who pays me for the privilege of being my personal assistant
Sign me up for that kind of assistant, too! - lris
First there was the microwave. Then there was the iPad. Now there is unlimited texting. #gamechangingtech #yesimbehingthetimes #stoplaughing
Pretty big gap there between the microwave and the iPad, my friend. :D - laura x
Not such a big gap in my own life. :) - lris
Well, we got a microwave in 1979, and I got my own in 2006, but I didn't get unlimited texting till a couple years ago, and I STILL don't have an iPad. :D - laura x
holly #ravingfangirl
having a sick kitty is the worst.
:( - Katy S
poor kitteh & poor you. :-( - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Yes. Yes it is. :-( - vicster: full-bodied
Hugs and scritches - lris from Android
how's kitteh today? - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
i will cautiously say that it seems like she is doing a little better. she's been more active - doing her patrolling around the house and sleeping in some of her other usual haunts (instead of just burrowed in the bedroom corner where she had been for the most part). she went back to the vet today for more fluids and they actually got two syringes worth of food in her, which is amazing.... more... - holly #ravingfangirl
Oh good! - Kirsten
That's good news! Go Nessa! - vicster: full-bodied
Go Nessa! - Katy S
Catherine Pellegrino
Oh, Primo, you never cease to amuse me.
Primo knows best - lris
We need a "Damn You Auto-Suggest" tumblr. - Catherine Pellegrino
Oh yes. Oh yes we do. - laura x from iPhone
We do!! - Meg VMeg
We need a Primo Knows Best Tumblr, really. - Zamms from iPhone
I will do this tomorrow. - laura x from iPhone
I just demonstrated this to a class of senior music majors. They were amused. - Catherine Pellegrino
Always show how the resource doesn't work. That's my rule. - Zamms
omg - perfect use for tumblr - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
I still like the Ebsco autosuggest for cyber warfare to caber warfare - Christina Pikas
^^^ That is brilliant. - Catherine Pellegrino
Depending on how the vote has gone .... - barbara fister
I remember students posting some interesting ones for Encore.. I think one went "Singapore general elections" and it went "did you mean 'Singapore fairy tales' "..... Can't duplicate it anymore or find the screenshot. - aaron
I got "did you mean frocks" when I searched for frack*. submitted. also, why are there 2517 results for frack* and only 426 for "frack*" . #LeSigh - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Oooh! And I got "did you mean frage?" for the same search! WTH is "frage"? (edit: Oh, right, German.) - Catherine Pellegrino
Ambulance pulling up across the street. Hope everything's OK. :-/
Looks like not so much OK. - lris from Android
At least they're driving away without lights and sirens. - lris from Android
The Case for Drinking as Much Coffee as You Like - Atlantic Mobile
The Case for Drinking as Much Coffee as You Like - Atlantic Mobile
*pours us all another mug* - lris from Android
I shall make coffee right away. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Wonderful news - pouring another cup - Jen
I don't care about the news. I am drinking as much coffee as I like until they pry it from my cold dead hands. - laura x from iPhone
I shall go make some right now! - Corinne L
Second pot being brewed. No sense in holding back. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
This friend has a message that speaks to my condition. - Catherine Pellegrino
laura x
Today I was on a panel with a woman who wrote a memOIR.
Is this how she pronounced it? - Janet from FFHound!
Like mem oh ear? - Joe
Or Mem WAAAAR - Joe
Yup. Like Joe's second comment. - laura x from iPhone
Oy - lris from Android
That's how we say it here. Only perhaps not so long in the second syllable. - Pete : Team Marina
Yeah, but we're in America , and this lady lives in Iowa. #provincialasfuck - laura x from iPhone
How would you like it to be pronounced? - Morgan Fugel from Android
'diary' or 'autobiography' ;) - Pete : Team Marina
DiARY it is :) - Morgan Fugel
MEMoir, emphasis on the first syllable. - laura x from iPhone
I can't figure out how to emphasize the first syllable, unless you deemphasize the 'r' to the point of almost silence (MEM-wa), but don't like how it sounds. - NOT THE CRICKET
Ha! My new phone will automatically set itself to vibrate-only while I'm in meetings. It's like magic.
Is that an Android feature or an app? That sounds amazing. - Jen
There was an app called "Assist" pre-loaded on my phone. I set it to silence during the night and vibrate during meetings. - lris from Android
... how does it know you're in a meeting? - Catherine Pellegrino
It looks at your calendar. I use an app called llama that does things bad on time or location. So my phone is always on vibrate when I'm at work or late at night (but only when I'm at home). - DJF from Android
my calendar has a check box for "do not disturb" mode that will do the same thing (android) i also use the Sound Manager app to make my phone quieter during work hours and overnight - ~Courtney F
do anybody no if this can be done on the other kind of phone? the one that starts with an i? - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
SilentAlarm and AutoSilent for IOS - but neither is a free app. - Jen
Iain Baker
Looks like the FB login is working again. good news. Also, I now have a backup account, in case it all goes wrong again...... - Iain Baker
I think if you add an email account to this account you should be safe if things go wrong again. - lris
I've tried that, but it never works :( - Iain Baker
My whole family is getting used to our new smartphones. "Have you figured out how to...?"
Tomorrow my number ports over. Then life really begins. - lris from Android
Ok, seriously, why do college boys think nobody will notice if they're working with you and then lean back to get a good angle on giving their crotches good deep scratches.
I don't think they think no one will notice? Like, when I was in college, my male friends were attempting to teach me to do this in a male fashion. - laura x
You are supposed to notice. - Aaron the Librarian
boys.... - lris
...are gross - Aaron the Librarian
what the... Damn, am I ever glad I work at a women's college. - Catherine Pellegrino
I am SO not a guy. - DJF from Android
^ ditto, btw. - Aaron the Librarian
wait, so this is supposed to be appealing? or gross? they want to be noticed? - maʀtha
Disrespectful at best. - Christina Pikas from iPhone
I assume it's like needing to adjust your bra. - laura x from iPhone
not like pulling a strap up... maybe getting all in there and putting things where they need to be, but I wouldn't do that outside of the ladies room unless there was a major malfunction that I had to hold together to get to some place private. - Christina Pikas
Me: "Hi, I had surgery at your hospital back in 1991, and I know you must have typed my blood at the time. How would I go about finding out what my blood type is from you? ... oh, $30 and a form through the mail? Ok..." There goes that idea.
Yup. 1/3 the price. :) - lris
you can't just ask your doctor's office? - DJF
I could, but they've never typed me, so I'd have to get blood drawn, and the lab fees would mount up, and I'd have to make appointments and stuff, and and and - lris
Your doctor's office could request the info from the hospital. - Anne Bouey
huh, what a good idea - lris
If you're able to donate blood, they'll send you a card with your blood type. If you're not in an hurry to know ... - Kristin
Sarah G.
Going offline until Monday the 27th. 🚢 Don't do anything I wouldn't do, Internet. 🐢
But... but.. that's 10 whole days. - lris
:( - Anne Bouey
My grandfather passed away 20 years ago this November. At his wake, my family had blown up a bunch of pictures of him to display, and there was one picture from when he was in his 20s that looked EXACTLY like me. My grandmother walked up to me and said, "It's amazing, isn't it? And now you know what you will look like when you're dead, too!"
She also pranked the funeral home director: "WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU EMBALMED HIM? I DIDN'T WANT HIM EMBALMED? Just kidding!" - Zamms
You have quite the grandmother! - lris
Yeah, she's pretty fantastic. When she turned 80 she told everyone she reached the age of integrity so she could now say exactly what she thought about everything. I never noticed the difference. - Zamms
Ha! - lris from Android
Can I like this thread more than once? - Catherine Pellegrino
I love your grandmother. - laura x from iPhone
my first-cousin-once-removed is 81, and she's like that. She crosses the street wherever she wants saying, "they're going to stop - they won't hit an old lady." - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Now would be a great time to tell me about your favorite android apps, btw.
Evernote - Stephen Francoeur
Instapaper - Stephen Francoeur
Andmade Share (offers greater sharing options in all your apps) - Stephen Francoeur
Lookout Mobile (for security, etc.) - Stephen Francoeur
ES File Explorer (better way to view and move files around) - Stephen Francoeur
*hugs Stephen* - lris
Dogg Catcher *(for podcasts) - Stephen Francoeur
LastPass (for password management, requires $ from LastPass) - Stephen Francoeur
FFHound, Urbanspoon, PitchLab, Google Sky Map, and the Red Cross emergency apps. - Kirsten
Zandy (for Zotero) - Stephen Francoeur
1Weather - Stephen Francoeur
AirDroid (access your phone via desktop or laptop) - Stephen Francoeur
Whoa - lris
CityMapper (public transit in major cities) - Stephen Francoeur
If you don't use Gmail, then k9 is a better mail app than the standard one - DJF from Android
Install google authenticator and set up 2-factor authentication on everything - DJF from Android
Yeah, work email and calendar are in zimbra for me, not gmail. Also, my computers are all Mac, so photos and stuff are in iCloud. - lris
Hmm. Pocket? (You probably don't need Pocket AND Instapaper, from what I understand.) If you're interested in meditation, check out Headspace. I'm an iPhone user, but those are two apps I like that have Android equivalents. :) - Laura
I'll second David's recommendation of Google Authenticator. I'd forgotten about it even though I use it often (especial for all things Google and my WordPress installs). - Stephen Francoeur
Dots, for sitting in waiting rooms. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
Yik Yak - Steele Lawman
Plume for Twitter - JffKrlsn from Android
Out of Milk for to do and shopping lists. Stocard for keeping all those store barcodes (i.e. Petco, grocery store) - Stocard lets you manually add cards so, I added my library card too. Also, Beyond Pod, NPR, PRI, and This American Life. - Galadriel C.
AccuWeather, AntiVirus, Google Authenticator (although I'm considering switching to Authy), Cartwheel (Target's savings app), Dropbox, Evernote, Flashlight, GroupMe (better group texting), Hootsuite, Instagram, Key Ring (like Stocard), Kroger (savings app), LastPass, Lyft, My Maps (lets me access my custom Gmaps), Pattrn (changes the background regularly), Prey (find my phone), QR Code... more... - ~Courtney F from Android
I second some of the apps Courtney mentioned - I use Keyring & Cartwheel also. - Laura
I have now installed many of these. Wheee! - lris
FeedR, Pocket, Timely, Wolfram Alpha, Simplenote, DoggCatcher, Google Camera, Amazon App Store, Quip, Plume, twicca, 1Password, scorer, Oxford comma (j/k) and Ffhound! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Remember back in the day when the Google Docs app made everyone switch to the Google Drive app because that was the be all and end all? So laugh with me now that they want me to download the Google Docs app in order to edit anything that's in my Google Drive app. HILARIOUS
ROFL (not really). - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
I need to download the Google App Manager to manage all my Google Apps. - Zamms
So this just happened to me, and now that I've installed Docs, it seems like Google wants me to stay there, instead of switching back to Drive when I'm done editing? So, what's the point of Drive, then? GAH. - Catherine Pellegrino
Yeah, I have no idea. - lris
My phone made it to Minnesota! *refresh refresh refresh*
Mark Trapp
"The real problem is [Christina Hoff Sommers’s] claim that because girls don’t play games..." -
“The real problem is [Christina Hoff Sommers’s] claim that because girls don’t play games anyway, and boys do, it’s only natural that game makers would tend to include sexy women in their products. This launches fundamental economic precepts so directly into the sun that it cannot be accidental. You’ve got a growing base of women playing games and evidence that college women aren’t playing games at the same rate as men; that’s evidence of a massive untapped body of game players who should be catered to directly, not that gaming should run far and fast back the way it came and hope the girls never find it. This is the shallow reasoning that allows arguments like, “Duh, video games are a business” to fester in comment sections. Of course they’re a business—and this is bad business by any measure.” - Kyle Wagner, “The Future Of The Culture Wars Is Here, And It’s Gamergate”, on the disingenuity of the GG movement - Mark Trapp
I just can't, with any of this. - Meg VMeg
Oh so THAT'S the real problem. Now I get it. - lris
It's crazy, Meg: over video games. VIDEO GAMES. Iris: d'oh, I should've excerpted the quotation better; the "real problem" is in comparison to the other problems with Sommers's argument that Wagner listed in the preceding paragraph. - Mark Trapp
Never mind got it - WarLord
I will make the package ship faster through sheer force of browser refreshing.
My children can't quite comprehend that there are packages that aren't trackable or guaranteed for delivery on a certain day. - Steele Lawman
what did you get me? - MoTO: Team Marina
I got you love and unicorns, MoTO. - lris
You know, I don't think sending me an email that something's "shipped" and it's still sitting in their warehouse waiting to be picked up for ~36 hours constitutes "has been shipped". But I know there's a specific definition of shipped that comes into play for inventory controls and the like. - ellbeecee
*claps* - MoTO: Team Marina
oh, wait. My package is shipping out of Atlanta. Yes, that city where I live. Estimated delivery date? Saturday. *raises eyebrow* - ellbeecee
Hmmmmmmm - lris
My dad is getting a smart phone. The mind boggles.
He's never had a cell phone at all. - lris
My parents still share one (dumbphone) between them. I've only ever seen my mom use it, though. - Catherine Pellegrino
will he turn it on? my Dad has the newest technology but never is available on it :( - Christina Pikas
Oh good question. We'll have to see. - lris
My 74 year old parents got iPhones and now they both love texting. This is one of my favorite developments. - Katy S
Sarah's parents never turn on their cell phone. They also don't have voicemail on their regular phone. Very annoying. - maʀtha
Oh goodness. That will not fly with my parents. - lris
Meg VMeg
You know the hospital in Dallas, the one that's all over the news for how incompetently they've handled the ebola situation, and for how incompetently they've covered up their incompetence? A decade ago, they laid off my (extremely competent) dad, after 24 years of service (i.e., a few months before pension eligibility). Reaping/sowing/etc.
Fuck with the Smiths, get Ebola. - Steele Lawman
They will blame the nurse for her own ebola. Because nurses are idiots, amirite. - Meg VMeg
Also, she's a woman, so hysterical. - lris
YES. And she was monitoring her *own* damn temperature, even though (because!) they weren't, and she drove her *own* damn self to the ER. Typical, paranoid woman. - Meg VMeg
Just How Big Is Google Scholar? Ummm....
"When it comes to searching for scientific literature, Google Scholar has become a go-to resource for a growing number of researchers. The powerful academic search engine seems to comb through every academic study in existence. But figuring out exactly how many papers are covered by Google Scholar isn’t easy, recent research shows—in part because of the company’s secretive, tightlipped nature. And some scholars warn the service may be inflating citation counts, although that may not necessarily be a bad thing." - lris
"He did note, however, that index size is less relevant to search companies such as Google than to subscription-based databases, which can use size as a selling point." ???? - Meg VMeg
yeah, "since it's free, why do you care?" - lris
I think that sentence means that Google itself doesn't have a motivation to keep close track of how many citations are in its database, since they aren't out trying to compete with other products based on size. - Steele Lawman
On a related theme: "The Rise of the Rest: The Growing Impact of Non-Elite Journals" - lris
But they can still sell data related to click-through and search trends, which will be more valuable if they have more content. - Meg VMeg
Ah, OK, that makes sense. - Steele Lawman
Is Probably just me but the estimates in the paper even the larger ones of 160 million strike me as low. Just a feeling based on looking and comparing with our library discovery systems which have more accurate figures. - aaron
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