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The OMICS group strikes again

The OMICS group is still trolling for scientists to join their high-quality events. The latest is an invitation to Cosmetology 2014, a "Dermatology" conference where all of the … More

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New spammy tactic by predatory publishers

The predatory publishers on Beall's List keep looking for scientists to spam. The newest tactic is a beauty - just connect to people on LinkedIn. I got the request this morning. … More

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The ZTE Open with Firefox OS

I bought a phone!   Granted, it's not the latest and greatest. I even bought it used; it was less than $70 on a certain jungle-themed shopping website. I'll be doing … More

Microsoft keeps trying to help me

This is the state of my Lync problem as of today. Yes, I changed the background. The rest looks the same. Bounce, bounce, login, crash. I never stopped to think about … More

Office for Mac? What Office for Mac?

Microsoft tries to @Helps me

These last few days I've had a few unpleasant run-ins with support for different companies. These were not the result of mean people, but of uncaring and somewhat incompetent … More