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- n. Plural form of sloppiness.
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Doing so has required a lot of work on GISS data sets which are nastily organized and with many seemingly ad hoc inclusions, exclusions and sloppinesses.
Looked at broadly, the e-mails seem to show a pretty workaday picture of scientists, with frustrations and sloppinesses, disagreements, opponents badmouthed, and cultural differences bridged (for example, explaining to an American colleague not just why a particular person is a prat, but what a prat is in the first place).