An article grabbed my attention, from the online OA publications
of another society. It indicates how relatively infrequent
plagiarism is now in scientific literature and some causes
and preventions editors use.
My boss used to use his email as a storage cabinet. The Sony
hacking incident is calling this practice into question.
Maybe you should too, if this is your habit.
We do not know how much longer Roth IRAs will last as a
preferred savings medium. The number of Roth conversions
continues to increase and more companies offer Roth 401Ks.
An article reviews features and trade-offs you might consider
for your longer term investments.
REPLACING EMAIL AS A FILING CABINET
SOURCE: Don Clark, Ovide and Dwoskin, WSJ 12-20-2014, p. B1
“Are you sure you want to use Email“
Many firms have email deletion programs for various reasons.
The Sony hack as the authors state opens up retrievable stored
data and conversations to people with no good end in mind.
Since it may require a deeper “culture change” in many places
there is resistance to shorter term required email deletions.
Alternate data storage approaches are indicated in the article.
Our email server limits our data cache. While I delete most
messages when no longer critical, this note opened the question
again for digital storage strategies.
COPYING CONTENT IN PUBLISHED SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE
SOURCE: A. Staller, ECS OA, December, 2014
“Analysis of Plagiarism in Scientific Papers”
ArXiv founder, P. Ginsparg, reported software maps and compares
text using a massive public database with an algorithm and finds a
small per cent of duplicate text. (order of 3%)
Many new articles are reviewed daily as they are issued.
Interesting conclusions on sources and causes of copying are
SOURCE: L. Saunders, WSJ 12-20-2014, p. B7
“Is a Roth right for you“
Roth: if your tax rate is higher on withdrawls than current
tax free withdrawls after 59, taxes paid on contributions
Uses: emergency fund
Conversions: between 65-70 when people are at lower tax
rate can be advantage
are reversible and available after age 70