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Making printers work remains a hallmark of future achievements, decades after the infamous case of the MIT printer.
fsf.org/blogs/community/201cth
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RT @linakhanFTC
In addition to being brilliant, @chopracfpb is extremely humble, constantly focused on how he can advance our work and support his team, no airs about him. On my first day as ch…
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is an investment for the decades or centuries to come. Whether you consider it "green" or "low-carbon" enough, it's utterly illogical to call it a "transition" technology, unless you plan to spend decades on the transition, which we can't afford.

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Would you prefer a yellow or purple raincoat? Perfect, here's a gold-plated sweater. Enjoy your walk in the rain! What, you're worried you'll get wet? Don't be absurd, scientists told us it's yellow enough.
euractiv.com/section/energy-en

Yet for some reason I can't find a single trade union in asking for it. Not even urtu.com/our_aims . One union is too busy asking for more environmental destruction with : tssa.org.uk/news-and-events/ts .

Mentions of collective agreements are found only in statements by workers from EU countries.
huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/fue

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"Labour Party adopts IER sectoral collective bargaining plan"
ier.org.uk/news/labour-party-a

About time. The minimum wage figure got all the press but asking the government to facilitate a collective agreement for lorry drivers seems an easy way to find out whether they're serious about raising wages. Johnson is so brazen that he could pull it off and make it look like some newfangled invention allowed by , rather than something the Tories have spent half a century destroying. JFDI!

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Right to a healthy environment accepted at the UN.

Delegates were reassured by Finland: the constitution states the same since 1999 at §20 but business as usual continued. Meanwhile police jeers democracy on Twitter and jails supporters of §20.
ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/Regu

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Big day for and the ! Now I know what to torrent on my new hard disk.
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RT @carlmalamud
@ABAesq @thewire_in @AnujSrivas @Nature @gilienv Today, I'm very pleased to announce the release of The General Index. archive.org/details/GeneralInd This is 4.7 tbytes of compressed data, it uncompresses to 38 tbytes. There are 355,279,820,087 rows of n-grams. The data is freely available for download and reuse.

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Why go through all that article 50 hassle when you can just cancel two decades of treaties with a stroke of pen? wants out of the with a bang.
theguardian.com/world/2021/oct

Il mio viale alberato preferito a è Pohjolankatu, qui visto dall'incrocio con via Kullervo (altro nome mitologico). Oso dire che i suoi tigli in autunno fanno competizione agli olmi di via Mac Mahon a Milano.

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We undermine our own advocacy by not leading by example when we can. @mako's seminal essay mako.cc/writing/hill-free_tool makes the great point at we cannot allow ourselves to be at the whim of the companies whose tooling we do not control.
By ceding control to proprietary platforms, we set ourselves up for failure when they inevitably fall down or ask for more.

The EU-USA Pittsburgh Statement is a bag of contradictory slogans. Declares a , supports business as usual. Blames "non-market-based" economies and "state-owned enterprises" aka China, forgets fossil subsidies and corporate welfare.
ec.europa.eu/commission/pressc

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Letture consigliate su #SoftwareLibero e #DatiAperti!
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RT @simonealiprandi
Quest'anno il tema del #FestivalFilosofia di #Modena era la #libertà. Quale migliore occasione per regalare alcune copie del #libro di @carlopiana su #openness e libertà digitali? #digitalfreedom #freesoftware #opensource #freeasinfreedom cc @Ledizioni @wikimediaitalia @arraylaw
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Sweet that is gaining steam but it would be ridiculous to mint a 1 T$ coin.
reuters.com/business/finance/m

The first batch should be 8 T$ to pay for GWB wars.
watson.brown.edu/costsofwar/fi

Put Rumsfeld's face on it.

on 307 papers: «peer review process [violated] policy, and may have been deliberately manipulated». doi.org/10.1007/s12517-021-084

Tell me again how much I need to worry about special issues.

From birdsite 

When a legacy publisher attempts to embed 21st century technology in its old ways of doing things (like journals).
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RT @FordMwool
Today I received in the mail a letter from my mom. It was a photocopy of her phone-she wanted to share a picture that is on her phone with me. A picture that is on her phone. She photocopied her phone and mailed this to me.
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Where are now all the lawmakers who insisted the directive was for the little guy while I was a useful idiot for the multinationals? Surely a flurry of apologies will start any minute now.

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