Thursday, December 21, 2017

Onan, what is best in life?
To crush your enemies. See them driven before you. And to see the retractions of their papers

Imagine that various persons -- some anonymous, some identified -- have used fora such as PubPeer to criticise your alchemical announcements for consisting largely of half-arsed photoshoppery in lieu of actual experiments.

Do you:
(1) use the same fora to defend your work, refute your opponents and leave them humiliated and confounded? or
(2) Devise a bogus, fraudulent story of international extortion and gang-criminality, with which to pester the Cyber Police and pose as a victim?

Life of a post-publication peer reviewer is always intense. This is currently in circulation on the Twittle, emanating from an account created for the purpose.

I was not previously aware of my career as an international blackmailer and cyber-criminal. The worst part about being unmasked is that everyone at the Old Entomologist thinks I must be swimming in money, and they expect me to buy the drinks.

Evidently Sharma & Madhuri (or their sympathisers) do not want anyone to read their papers. Understandably so. They have the consolation of knowing that at least the editors & peer reviewers never read them.

And there came a response:

Yet here the bumblefucks are, telling people in advance about the plan to complain to the Cyber Police. At that stage they had not dreamed up the bogus extortion attempt.


M. Bouffant said...

Uh-oh. You're in biiiiig trouble now.

Smut Clyde said...

I will not be intimidated by this dramatic talk of bringing in the spooks! Quite apart from anything else, I am the spooks.

rhwombat said...

It is a terrible thing to have one's carrier spoiled.

Narad said...

"It is a terrible thing to have one's carrier spoiled."

Especially when packing up kittens on Christmas Eve to go to their furrever home. It was all my fault.

Smut Clyde said...

Hope the kittens are OK despite the spoilage of the carrier.

Yastreblyansky said...

I'm sorry, but email spoofing surely crosses some vital line.

Smut Clyde said...

No actual evidence of email spoofing has been presented (only unevidenced claims from a serial fabulist) so we remain within the pale.

For bonus entertainment, notice that the "International Association of Advanced Materials" to which Madhuri appeals -- as evidence of her scientific credentials -- is a one-man organisation existing only "to organize predatory conferences, preferably on luxury cruise ships". It doubles up as a vanity publisher and a fraudulent research laboratory.