BTW, US National Institutes of Health's online library is really cool. What's so cool about a medicine website, just see what you can find here.
* Evaluation of Strategies for the Development of Efficient Code for Raspberry Pi Devices
* Algorithms for Lightweight Key Exchange
* True Random Number Generator (TRNG) Utilizing FM Radio Signals for Mobile and Embedded Devices
Quite a lot Open Access papers about security, cryptography, electronics, and programming - because IoT is also biotech...Try searching with "site:ncbi.nlm.nih.gov", you'll find surprises...
Another fun fact: Alexander Bell's original telephone paper from 150 years ago is still locked behind the IEEE library paywall, same for Tesla's paper on AC power...
IEEE: "Non-member? Pay $33! IEEE Member? Also pay $33!"
To be fair, we still should and must thank the IEEE for digitizing these historical papers - just so that Sci-Hub can copy them - which is 100% legal too.
Extra comment for license nerds and nitpickers (I haven't see one so far) - yes, technically it's not 100% legal worldwide, only 100% legal within the U.S., theoretically the U.S. Government can still hold copyright in other countries, since Sci-Hub is not hosted in the U.S., theoretically the US Government can file lawsuits. But it's extremely unlikely, otherwise even downloading a file from a .gov site can be illegal, so it's still public domain for all practical purposes.
@niconiconi though since it has all sorts of stuff, it's a pain when a horse-paste stan finds a random article and says "It must be true, it's on the NIH website"
@niconiconi Huh, never knew what those random letters stand for in that domain name, which kept popping up on a certain kind of web searches. TIL
@niconiconi imagine if the IEEE or the ACM used their membership money to transcribe all those 80 year old papers into a format that'll be readable in 80 years still?