Over at his denialism blog, Mark Hoofnagle thinks it’s just messed up that the NIH security administration has not only fenced in the entire campus, but that it has put some pretty ludicrous restrictions on foreign visitors. According to a memo Hoofnagle received, visitors must be in the presence of an escort at all times, including trips to the bathroom. They also can’t plug things like thumb drives into HHS hardware. “This type of paranoid security obsessiveness is uneccessary and counterproductive to the free exchange of ideas science needs in order to be open, international and collaborative,” he writes.
So Much for a Pleasant Conference Experience
Nov 26, 2008