[time-nuts] Paywall rant

paul swed paulswedb at gmail.com
Wed Jun 6 08:30:52 EDT 2012


Well thats an interesting piece of software

On Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 1:41 AM, DaveH <info at blackmountainforge.com> wrote:

> (cough)  http://www.breakthepaywall.com/  (cough)
>
> IE7 on up...
>
> CAVEAT:  I have not tried these on the ACM  or IEEE sites but this works on
> a couple sites I visit.
>
> Dave
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com
> > [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On Behalf Of paul swed
> > Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2012 06:15
> > To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
> > Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Paywall rant
> >
> > Its actully pretty pervasive these days. I hate those sights so now
> > carefully see what googles pointing me to before jumping if possible.
> > So a quick question and not to take the thread.
> > Anyone know if the old IRE papers might exist someplace for free?
> > I ran across a few of the actual magazines and for me it was
> > actually a
> > good read.
> > Regards
> > Paul.
> >
> > On Tue, Jun 5, 2012 at 8:12 AM, Peter Gottlieb
> > <nerd at verizon.net> wrote:
> >
> > >   I dropped my membership a couple of years ago.  Every
> > single thing cost
> > >   money; I couldn't even skim through papers to see if they were
> > >   applicable without paying full price and it became increasingly
> > >   difficult to justify membership PLUS paying for browsing
> > privileges
> > >   especially when there is actually very little of direct
> > practical use.
> > >
> > >
> > >   On 06/05/12, Attila Kinali<attila at kinali.ch> wrote:
> > >
> > >   On Tue, 05 Jun 2012 00:26:56 -0700
> > >    Hal Murray <[1]hmurray at megapathdsl.net> wrote:
> > >   > The IEEE is particularly behind the times. I assume
> > it's left over
> > >   from when
> > >   > they could get away with it because they only had to jack up the
> > >   price of
> > >   > printed stuff by a small amount. Some of this may trace
> > back to their
> > >   > standards work where they could get away with high prices.
> > >   Actually they are getting worse. IEEEs Computer Society
> > started to send
> > >   out yearly reminders that it's not ok to share documents
> > you legaly
> > >   acuired with your coworkers and friends. Telling them a
> > few times that
> > >   this is in contradiction to local law, which explicitly
> > allows me to do
> > >   that didn't change anything... That and also the wording
> > that strongly
> > >   suggests that anyone who is subscribed to the CDL is a thief
> > >   ("illegaly"
> > >   copying files and sharing them with the world) led me to
> > the decision
> > >   to cancel my subscription.
> > >   Attila Kinali
> > >   --
> > >   It is upon moral qualities that a society is ultimately
> > founded. All
> > >   the prosperity and technological sophistication in the
> > world is of no
> > >   use without that foundation.
> > >   -- Miss Matheson, The Diamond Age, Neil Stephenson
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