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Category Archive: Bloggery

Nov 05 2013

Good luck, NSC

Nonstampcollector has made an update video to let us know what he’s been up to lately. Congratulations on the familial expansion! He also talks a bit about his departure from FtB and the deranged haters out there. He references his final post, and links to a copy archived elsewhere. Don’t bother to go there — …

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Oct 31 2013

Do you hate ads? Do you have money? Do you have a paypal account?

At last, we have a solution for people who meet those criteria: Sign up for a No Ad Subscription. $3/month, $30/year. All you have to do is log in as you and the annoying awful ads magically disappear. If you have no money, we promise to keep the free ad-laden version available for you. If …

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Oct 16 2013

That taciturn fool sitting sullenly in the corner at the party is Lord of All

Niall Ferguson, that great gallumphing Harvard clod with delusions of superiority, has discovered a new way to put his critics in their place: he has invented a Blo(g)viation Index, which purports to provide a measure of one’s competence. It is — get ready for this — your number of twitter followers divided by your number …

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Oct 14 2013

Ofek fired, Biology-Online apologizes to DNLee

Finally, someone does what should have been done as soon as the disgraceful behavior occurred. Now why didn’t SciAm immediately respond with this kind of vigor? Of course, we’re still waiting for SciAm to belatedly respond with any kind of condemnation. The post that SciAm took down has also now been restored.

Oct 13 2013

Bug_Girl has a new blog

Check it out. It’s on the Wired Science network. It’s creepy, in a nice way.

Oct 13 2013

An official reply from Scientific American

Oh, my. What a lovely example of a not-pology. I think it’s a common refusal to acknowledge error in full blossom! We deeply regret that we were not able to communicate our decision to Dr. Lee before removing the post on a late Friday afternoon before a long weekend. We recognize that it would have …

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Oct 13 2013

Who the hell is @Becky_Garrison?

And how can a journalist have so little regard for the truth? Stephanie Zvan documents her bizarre behavior — apparently she was deeply offended by the fact that someone briefly put her on the block_bot a few months ago, and now she’s fully bought into this myth that FreethoughtBlogs is out to get her by …

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Oct 12 2013

Uh-oh, SciAm

A few new twists on that story about DNLee and the sexist snub from biology online. I was wondering why it wasn’t posted on DNLee’s own blog, The Urban Scientist, but that I was seeing it echoed all over the place. Turns out it was; but Scientific American removed it. Mariette DiChristina ‏@mdichristinaRe blog inquiry: …

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Oct 12 2013

Interesting recruiting technique

The editor of biology online went off looking for new bloggers to join his group. I’ve been there, on both sides now — the usual approach is to tell the blogger you’re interested in their work, think they’d be a valuable addition to the roster, and here’s what we offer you: there’s usually some share …

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Oct 05 2013

Sometimes, people suck

As Ophelia has discovered, there is a facebook page titled Should Miri Mogilevsky be murdered? It claims This page does not advocate any violence, or the breaking of any laws. It is, rather, an exercise in Free Speech. It also asks, Is Miri Mogilevsky, who blogs at Brute Reason at Freethought blogs! a loyal American …

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