A few things
Posted Oct 25, 2012 14:03 UTC (Thu) by man_ls
In reply to: Ext4 data corruption trouble
Parent article: Ext4 data corruption trouble [Updated]
Actually, the "neutrino anomaly" team gave several press conferences and a webcast. Without that attention-seeking part the story would probably not have blown so big. Imagine if Tso had given a press conference explaining the ext4 bug, instead of just dealing with it?
Also, hundreds of names on a paper may be standard practice, but it is ridiculous. Somebody should compute something like the Einstein index but dividing each result by the number of collaborators.
Finally, it appears from the wikipedia article that the Gran Sasso scientists had sat on their results for six months before publishing them. Even though I called for the same embargo in my post, that they did somehow only makes it worse -- but then life is unfair.
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