Posts by 81stcolumn

  • Hard News: When the fast track seems a…,

    Dr is highly variable too with value depending very much on the granting university.

    <sucks teeth>

    It is sometimes more helpful to know who examined the thesis (my doctorate in Homeopathy is in the post....).

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  • Hard News: When the fast track seems a…,

    I couldn't help noticing the rather exciting shooting gallery proposed in the plan. Imagine what one might choose to shoot at (for fun) in Wellington?

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  • Speaker: Sex with the office lights on:…,

    All I can say is "Eeuw".

    Similar event in the front rows of a Rolling Stones concert.

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  • Capture: From the Road,

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    Quite accidentally I have managed to recreate that instamatic look of my youth. Clouds waiting in the Hunua ranges this weekend.

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  • Capture: Two Tone,

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    Hot summer days lost in thought,

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  • Capture: Lost,

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    Shot this with my phone leaning out of a window with someone holding my waist. Now wishing I'd used the grown up camera.

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  • Speaker: Inequality: Too big to ignore,

    I quite literally came away none the wiser to what the guy was on about at all, however entertaining he was as a lecturer. He clearly knew his Camus and Sartre, but I didn’t really come away knowing what advice he’d be giving anyone about anything, when it came to conducting a business.

    I think I may know who that is.... in his defense he's a nice guy.

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  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…,

    Probably a little obscure but.....

    OIA

    Chop chop

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  • Speaker: Market failure in the research world, in reply to Some Stats,

    The article seems to conflate the basic value and function of what is described as "Green" and "Gold" access (quite patronisingly too).

    I place high value on repositories as a means of preserving and distributing work, but they are not, and transparently do not serve the same function as Journals.

    My point stands that once you move outside Medicine and Natural Sciences things are a good deal more difficult for a variety of reasons.

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  • Speaker: Market failure in the research world,

    Some thoughts in no particular order.
    i) The cost of open publishing is high in my field where there is pretty much no research money it is prohibitive. In fairness to my boss choosing between open journals and extending an RA contract for a month is a bit of a no brainer.

    ii) I don’t think it’s just me who has published in open journals and then been spammed forever?

    iii) Another problem is that mainstream journals are properly indexed and open journals less so in my area. Working for a dean who would rather chop his/her hand off than sign off on conference travel means pretty much all the postgraduates in our team came from within and those from overseas through citations. My point in a roundabout way is that mainstream and postgraduate recruitment is connected to big journals too.

    iv) I think it somewhat ironic that governments will negotiate an agreement like the TPPA and enable organisations like this but would not dream of signing a treaty that could change this overnight.

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