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  • Something is rotten in the state of science: How did computer generated gibberish get published?

    02/25/2014 6:54:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/25/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Evidence is accumulating that quality control is a serious issue in academic publishing, which is the key to career advancement for scientists and other scholars. In an age when appeals to "peer reviewed" "settled science" have become standard operating procedure in efforts to impose radical increases in government control over our lives, corruption in the mechanisms for reviewing  scientific publications has very real consequences for all of us. Nature magazine tells us: Publishers withdraw more than 120 gibberish papers. Richard Van Noorden writes: The publishers Springer and IEEE are removing more than 120 papers from their subscription services after...
  • 100,000 IEEE User Passwords, IDs Exposed On Internet

    09/27/2012 10:54:27 AM PDT · by jurroppi1 · 8 replies
    darkReading ^ | Sep 26, 2012 | Brian Prince
    100,000 IEEE User Passwords, IDs Exposed On Internet IEEE admits it exposed user IDs and passwords for roughly 100,000 members, but otherwise remains mum Sep 26, 2012 | 03:48 PM | By Brian Prince, Contributing Writer Dark Reading Questions remain following revelations that a plain-text file with user credentials for nearly 100,000 members of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) was exposed on a publicly accessible server. The FTP server had been left open to the Net for at least a month before the problem was discovered Sept. 18, according to Radu Dragusin, a teaching assistant at the...
  • Unforgeable" UK National ID Security Technology Apparently Cracked

    08/13/2009 7:03:57 AM PDT · by jurroppi1 · 17 replies · 436+ views
    IEEE Spectrum Blogs ^ | August 07, 2009 | Robert Charette
    Robert Charette // Fri, August 07, 2009 The London Daily Mail published a long, interesting and disturbing story yesterday about the ease with which security experts were able to hack the supposedly "unforgeable" new UK ID card for foreign nationals and change the data within the embedded microchip within minutes. Given that the hacked ID card uses the same technology as is to be used in National ID cards for UK residents in the next few years, the implications are obvious. The Daily Mail says that when the UK government was told of its findings, the government dismissed them, saying,...
  • The Lady and the li-ion

    03/21/2008 5:42:35 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 9 replies · 315+ views
    IEEE Spectrum ^ | 03-2008 | Tekla S. Perry
    YOUR WORLD increasingly runs on lithium-ion batteries. Chances are good that your phone, laptop, camera, portable music and video players, radios, and game consoles keep going only as long as there are lithium ions churning around inside them. Lithium-ion batteries are getting into your power tools. Soon they’ll even be in your car. So it’s a shame that after nearly four decades of intensive development, lithium-ion batteries still leave plenty to be desired. They fade fast—although their energy capacity starts out higher than that of any other kind of mass-market battery, it can drop more than 25 ­percent per year...
  • Pastor electrocuted during baptism [Texas]

    10/30/2005 5:51:37 PM PST · by aculeus · 198 replies · 5,298+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | October 31, 2005 | AP
    A US pastor performing a baptism was electrocuted inside his Texas church when he grabbed a microphone while partially submerged, a church employee said. The Reverend Kyle Lake, 33, was standing in water up to his shoulder in a baptismal in front of 800 people at University Baptist Church when he was electrocuted yesterday, said Jamie Dudley, a church business administrator. Doctors in the congregation unsuccessfully performed chest compressions for 40 minutes, Dudley said. The woman Lake was baptising was not injured, Dudley said. Pastors at University Baptist Church routinely use a microphone during baptisms, Dudley said. "He was grabbing...

    09/02/2005 1:40:24 PM PDT · by Dat Mon · 21 replies · 466+ views
    IEEE-USA ^ | Sept 2,2005 | dat mon
    PA CARE Members: IEEE-USA has just posted an informative Action Alert on HB 1920, introduced into the Pennsylvania House of Representatives earlier this year. This bill is an attempt to reform your state's sales tax to provide funds for the state's local primary and secondary schools. One of the consequences of the bill would be the imposition of a 5% sales tax on engineers within Pennsylvania. IEEE-USA has not taken a position on the bill because we usually do not take positions on state legislation. However, it is going to impact our PA members, so we wanted you to know...
  • 'Honey monkeys' deployed to catch crooked code

    05/19/2005 4:39:29 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 7 replies · 621+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 5/19/05 | Will Knight
    In an attempt to pre-empt computer hackers, Microsoft is developing "virtual" PCs to scour the web for previously unseen attack code. At the software giant's Cybersecurity and Systems Management lab, based in Washington State, US, researchers are building a squad of the virtual PCs - created in software rather than hardware - to explore the darker corners of the world wide web. To any website they visit, the machines appear to be a normal home computer. But the PCs are seeking out code designed to attack a computer and will sound an alarm if any code is executed in contravention...
  • US to allow publication of articles from Iran

    04/06/2004 8:39:37 AM PDT · by Eala · 5 replies · 184+ views
    Payvand's Iran News ^ | 4/06/2004 | n/a
    New York, April 6, IRNA -- The US government on Monday hinted it has lifted the article banning the publication and editing of articles by nationals of the countries in US sanctions' lists, including, and particularly the Iranian scientists. The US daily New York Times announcing the news in its Monday edition, added that the US Treasure Department in a letter addressed to the International Electrical and Electronic Engineers Institute (IEEEI) announced that the publication and editing of such articles will not be monitored by that US organization. The law on banning the editing and publication of articles by nationals...
  • Electrical & Electronics Engineering unemployment up as non-U.S. workers flood the job market

    10/15/2003 8:05:15 AM PDT · by null and void · 11 replies · 227+ views
    Lightwave ^ | 10/15/03 | The editors of Lightwave
    U.S. Electrical and Electronics Engineering unemployment moves upward as thousands of non-U.S. workers continue to flood the job market 14 October 2003 Washington D.C. Lightwave--Although the unemployment rate for all workers fell slightly in the third quarter, the rate moved in the opposite direction for U.S. electrical and electronics engineers (EEs), according to data compiled by the Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. The jobless rate for EEs rose from 6.4% in the second quarter to 6.7% in the third, while the rate for all workers fell from 5.6% to 5.5%. At the same time, the number of employed...
  • The Blackout of 2003;initiating events...happened under the lazy eyes of mismanaged utility

    10/02/2003 11:01:16 AM PDT · by Robert357 · 15 replies · 2,629+ views
    IEEE Spectrum Special Web Report ^ | 21 August 2003 | William Sweet
    What was by most measures the biggest electricity outage in history, surpassing the blackouts in the western United States in the summer of 1996, swept northeastern and Great Lakes states and the Canadian province of Ontario late Thursday afternoon, 14 August. Long before power had been restored to businesses and residences from New York City to Cleveland, Detroit, and Toronto, politicians and commentators on both sides of the border were pointing fingers. But, in fact, major difficulties in the electric power system had been predicted by three U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) studies going back to 1998, and had been...