Here’s why to look at more than one spam data source:
according to the PSBL volume data for November 2011,
Cleveland Clinic’s AS 22093 CCF-NETWORK spewed more than a hundred
spam messages a day on multiple days, while
CBL volume data showed Cleveland Clinic with only 42 spam messages for the entire month.
Apparently PSBL’s spamtraps happened to be in the path of this CCF spam.
Now a couple of hundred spam messages a day isn’t much by world
organization standards, but compared to what we’d all like to see from
medical organizations (zero), it’s a lot.
Also compared to the other medical institutions in the same rankings
from the same data,
the pie chart
looks like Pac Man and
the bar graph
looks like a hockey stick.
Maybe Cleveland Clinic didn’t get
the memo after all.
Law schools game weak reputation rankings, which could be fixed,
if the law schools, the bar association, or the ranking organization
wanted to. If anyone doubts that reputational rankings can have massive effects on ranked organizations, read this.
How hard could a 3.0 be? Really hard, it turned out. That might have
been obvious if Golden Gate published a statistic that law schools are
loath to share: the number of first-year students who lose their merit
scholarships. That figure is not in the literature sent to prospective
Golden Gate students or on its Web site.
Why would a school offer more scholarships than it planned to renew?
The short answer is this: to build the best class that money can buy,
and with it, prestige. But these grant programs often succeed at the
expense of students, who in many cases figure out the perils of the
merit scholarship game far too late.
RIPE-NCC is the oldest of the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs),
and RIPE is the deliberately unorganized association of interested parties
that meets twice a year and holds discussions online in between.
It’s a mix of operations, research,
Topics range from obscure details of deploying IPv6 to organizational
proposals such as what I was talking about.
430 people attended the meeting in Rome, which was quite a few more
than the dozen or two of the first RIPE meeting I went to many years ago.
Interesting questions were asked.
I may blog some of them.