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[–] Xemnaught 0 points 30 points (+30|-0) ago 

That feel when you know someone is turning over in their grave.

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[–] Cid 0 points 19 points (+19|-0) ago 

Too much work. He'd write a python script to have him spin once and have that loop.

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[–] Sokonit 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Saw this comment a while ago, sure why not:

import turning
def turn():
a=0 while true:
while a<50:
turn left
a=a+1
while a>1:
turn right
a=a-1

I guess we dont have a bot that turns this into code...... yet!

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[–] solidwhetstone 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I actually said this very thing to whoever runs the reddit instagram the other day: https://instagram.com/p/32BDMjuDJb/?taken-by=reddit

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[–] punchinginadream 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I highly doubt it.

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[–] POTATOES_IN_MY_ANUS [S] 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago  (edited ago)

The #1 thing that makes me angry is how much of the accumulated human scientific knowledge remains behind a paywall when the research was already paid for by taxpayers and government grants. Publishers make billions of dollars just selling the buying the articles so they can "give them the best exposure" while pissing all over scientists and hopefuls who aren't currently at a university or rich. As someone who already went through college focused on Biochemistry, I can tell you first hand how ridiculously difficult it is to get your hands on recent research without paying out of the ass.

The current system is disgusting.

Edit: AND LOOK WHAT IS IN /v/news! https://voat.co/v/news/comments/127352

DAMMIT!

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[–] FreedomToast 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Thankfully this is slowly starting to change. The internet has allowed journals to be shared freely - no longer are journal subscriptions a necessity. Journals need to cling to their source of revenue and this is the last pillar. Once a few fully accessible, and most importantly, respected online journals take off the decline of the traditional journal will occur.. These projects exist and will hopefully develop in the next decade. As you said, these are funded by governments and should be accessible for public consumption.

A simple solution would be for governments to implement a simple law - if the research receives government grant money, the journal must be made open and accessible to the government database one year after initial release. This allows journals to continue their publishing business and the information to be released after a reasonable period of time. This is easy to distinguish as the status of each study in relation to funding is known as receiving government funding requires adherence to strict research laws (i.e. In Canada any funding the government is forced to follow TCPS2 guidelines). The one year waiting period could change, but the pace of science is progressing and a year seems adequate. There will be lobbying against this, but we need to fight for the right for information.

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[–] hansonlife 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I can also agree about the knowledge and price tag associated to it. Hell, it became so stressful I fucking decided to just say fuck school for a bit and take a year off to myself to readjust my sights. It was getting so bad I had the price broken down to how much each class is ($ wise)

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[–] goatboy 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Yeah, Swartz built reddit's main infrastructure and then left after it was bought out by Conde Nast. He said Conde required it become a traditional 9-5 job, instead of an opportunity for creativity that it had been before the publisher shit all over the business model.

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[–] POTATOES_IN_MY_ANUS [S] 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Dude was 19 and didn't know how businesses worked yet, ended up being screwed over and then left Conde to start activism.

The thing that makes me angriest is his fight against publishers of scientific journals. Those studies are by and large paid for by taxpayers and government grants and represent the accumulation of human knowledge, YET THEY COST UPWARDS OF $30 TO DOWNLOAD!? That is beyond retarded.

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[–] RadicalJaffa 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Good to see you again, POTATOES_IN_MY_ANUS. After leaving college, the pay wall that pops up everytime you want to do decent research on any given subject is mildly infuriating. Thank you for putting me in debt and removing my access to valuable information nameless university.

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[–] ddd 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

with not telling anyone

without* telling anyone

also [citation] on the being fired instead of quit part?

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[–] POTATOES_IN_MY_ANUS [S] 0 points 17 points (+17|-0) ago 

No it's not, but Reddit used to be something better years ago. Voat reminds me quite a bit of old Reddit, the sort of things Aaron would have wanted.

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[–] 8iohnewfs 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Voat reminds me of the old reddit too. But I think it's a bit silly the way people fetishize Aaron Swartz and turn him in to a symbol of whatever ideal they want to push. I read a lot of Aaron Swartz's writing when he was alive and corresponded with him via email once or twice. He's a smart guy who had some interesting ideas, but he wasn't the paragon that everyone makes him out to be. For example, I'm pretty sure he'd be a SJW if he were alive today. And someone who should know told me he was actually a pretty lousy programmer. (His YCombinator project Infogami launched long after reddit did and was a disappointing flop.) That said, I definitely got a lot out of his blog, and I have a ton of respect for his involvement with the Effective Altruism movement. It's just kinda disappointing to see the nuanced life of someone I actually followed pretty closely get simplified in to "yay! internet freedom ftw!" I guess that's what happens with most dead people?

If Aaron Swartz is your hero, I recommend reading through the archives of his blog... he had some really good posts and you'll get a much more complicated picture of him. I could give you a list of what I consider to be his best posts if you want. Alright, old man rant over.

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[–] Omega_1991 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

It doesn't even have to be about a specific website or community, we can each just try to live up to the ideas that he espoused and ultimately died believing in.

https://archive.org/stream/GuerillaOpenAccessManifesto/Goamjuly2008_djvu.txt

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[–] obscurantist 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

History repeats itself.

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[–] MrFresh 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Just watched this. Some powerful scenes.

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[–] Deathcrow 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Warning: Only watch this if you can deal with being angry for the rest of the day. At least for me watching this thing had a pretty severe emotional impact ("Fuck this bullshit world we live in!")

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[–] distortedlines 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Amazing, thank you so much for posting it, I don't know how I never heard about him before.

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[–] WhyAreWeHere 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

This doc is pretty fucking awesome. I really wish he was still here. I would love to hear him call out reddit's shit.

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