|—||Clarence Birdseye; American inventor, entrepreneur, and naturalist.|
|—||Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer, artist, and politician|
|—||Cynthia Heimel, American writer|
|—||Søren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher and writer.|
|—||Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish novelist, poet and essayist|
Very interesting article,
» “Unintended Consequences of Journal Ranking”, http://mathbabe.org/2013/03/08/unintended-consequences-of-journal-ranking/
And here’s a link straight to the paper itself,
» “Deep Impact: Unintended consequences of journal rank”, http://arxiv.org/abs/1301.3748
|—||Epicurus, Greek philosopher|
“Nations with a long-term view are making huge investments in their infrastructure—transportation, water, energy, waste, and recreation. And they have a laserlike focus on supporting science and engineering research with government resources. As examples, Germany, China, and South Korea come to mind. Meanwhile, the United States is living off its past. Not only do we face a crumbling infrastructure but our federal investments in fundamental long-term R&D have been stagnant, dropping from 1.25% of the gross domestic product (GDP) in 1985 to 0.87% in 2013. Now, on top of that comes a mindless budget “sequester” that will make the situation considerably worse, causing the U.S. National Science Foundation to announce last week that it may award 1000 fewer research grants in 2013 than it did in 2012.”
|—||François de la Rochefoucauld, French writer.|
In case you haven’t heard yet, Google is discontinuing Google Reader. If, like me, you’re bummed and looking for alternatives, here’s a list I’ve compiled thus far (in no particular order):
Browser-based readers (may depend on which browser you use): » http://www.feedly.com/ » https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/rss-feed-reader/pnjaodmkngahhkoihejjehlcdlnohgmp » https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/sage/?src=search » https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/brief/?src=search » http://www.ghacks.net/2011/05/18/how-to-import-rss-feeds-into-opera/
You can save your list of feeds from GReader via Google’s “Data Takeout”, https://www.google.com/takeout/?pli=1#custom:reader : the file containing your subscribed RSS feeds is [creatively] called ‘subscriptions.xml’.
I haven’t made up my mind yet (largely depends on how fluid the workflow will be with any of these new alternatives)… but am considering TheOldReader, NewsBlur, Feedly, and Reeder. I have a lot of “data” in GReader that will now be lost… at least, I’m happy that, lately, I’ve started using IFTTT and Pocket/Readability to save my GReader starred items.