NSF and NSFW

I’m sure there have been times when you received that message from the National Science Foundation saying that your grant application has been turned down, and in disappointment you’ve muttered something like “…bunch of W*nkers!” before taking a deep breath and moving on.

Right?

Well, now it seems it is official! See this story on MSNBC*, which starts:

The ranking GOP member of the Senate Finance Committee wants Congress to reconsider new funding to the National Science Foundation amid allegations that top staffers spent long stretches of their day surfing the Internet for pornography.

(Note the amusing link choices at the bottom of the piece: more_choices_msnbc)

-cvj

*Thanks TA!

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2 Responses to NSF and NSFW

  1. Anna says:

    Their names must be made public — the people want to know their heroes.

  2. spyder says:

    Just so that i get a clearer picture, are they using the old stairwell methodology for project selection, or some new algorithm that is dependent upon the next image popping up during the surfing (a randomizer alternating click linking between the two choices)???? As Anna suggests, inquiring minds need to know.