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Attack of the Nerds II

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The hackers from MIT strike – not against Caltech in retaliation – but to make a point about worthless scientific conferences.

….the graduate students involved were sick and tired of receiving computer generated spam soliciting entries to what they felt were questionable academic conferences.

Jeremy Stribling, a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology said yesterday that he and two fellow MIT graduate students questioned the standards of some academic conferences, so they wrote a computer program to generate research papers complete with nonsensical text, charts and diagrams.

(Blogger News Network)

Scientific conference spams ?? – you better beleive it – I keep receiveing about 2-3 such invitations every week to Biotech related conferences. Read more about it here.

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Written by BongoP'o'ndit

April 16, 2005 at 4:32 pm

Posted in Fun, Tech, Gadgets etc.

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