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trying something crazy

let’s hope i don’t accidentally bring down the whole scienceblogs empire. \[ \begin{aligned} \nabla \times \vec{\mathbf{B}} -\, \frac1c\, \frac{\partial\vec{\mathbf{E}}}{\partial t} & = \frac{4\pi}{c}\vec{\mathbf{j}} \\ \nabla \cdot \vec{\mathbf{E}} & = 4 \pi \rho \\ \nabla \times \vec{\mathbf{E}}\, +\, \frac1c\, \frac{\partial\vec{\mathbf{B}}}{\partial t} & = \vec{\mathbf{0}} \\ \nabla \cdot \vec{\mathbf{B}} & = 0 \end{aligned} \] within text \(\sqrt{3x-1}+(1+x)^2\)

There’s a nice rebuttal of the Sirsi Dynix anti-open source white paper done by Mark Leggott that just came out (I found it via Jason Griffey). More thoughtful than some. There are so many misconceptions on both sides of this. First, open source is not free. You do need people to install and maintain it…

What happens when you cross the streams? Or, norms in online communities, how journal commenting is different, and waving the flag on potential issues when aggregating web comments with journal articles. There have been a couple of interesting discussions on friendfeed recently about commenting on journal sites vs. commenting elsewhere and about commenting anonymously, with…