USA move to adopt China's economic system:
«The deal, which must still gain formal U.S. approval, would create a new U.S.-based company, #TikTok Global, in which #Oracle, an American software maker, and #Walmart would own 20 percent».
Let's see what's next in line for copying. Maybe a nice cultural revolution? #nt
"Il neocapitalismo è stato bravo ma supererà la porta ecologica?"
Giovani per il "rispetto ovunque dei diritti umani e delle sostenibilità ecologiche"
"Onorevole, la smetta di interrompere i colleghi"
Certe cose non cambiano mai... Un paese pietrificato.
«Under the proposal, #Oracle will be ByteDance's technology partner and assume management of #TikTok's U.S. user data».
Flag competition: Porthania 6 – Kansalliskirjasto 0.
This week we celebrate diversity! 🏳️🌈
Promoting equality requires deeds, especially in every-day life. We are dedicated to working toward a university, which is a safe work and study environment for every member of the university community.
Disturbing reports that Google Play is threatening to kick out Mastodon apps. See:
App stores have a track record of acting capriciously & are also easy targets for gov't censors (including Trump). This is why alternatives like @fdroidorg are so important for user freedom.
If unfamiliar: F-Droid is a free & open source app you can use to install other Android apps, with focus on free & open source software. Get it here:
«The five research hubs are each led by the Energy Department's Argonne, Brookhaven, Fermi, Lawrence Berkeley and Oak Ridge national laboratories»
#Wikipedia (in English): possibly the only place where «applying a liberal dose of high explosives as appropriate» is a sentence I support wholeheartedly, with a smile.
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia_talk%3AWikiProject_Medicine&type=revision&diff=975016440&oldid=975012691 #nt #copyediting
«Householder and four others were accused of taking $60 million to pass the bill that provided taxpayer money to bail out the state's two nuclear power plants, which were owned by a unit of FirstEnergy. FirstEnergy had said that without some form of subsidy it would have to shut the reactors.»
«Frantic negotiations on Friday between the White House, ByteDance and potential buyers of #TikTok, including #Microsoft».
Things get started in the publishers v. #InternetArchive lawsuit.
«For this purposes of this action only, the Internet Archive admits that venue is proper in this District.»
"Interest in [Wikipedia] articles about sports, games, and mathematics is skewed towards men, while interest in articles about broadcasting [e.g. TV shows], medicine, and entertainment is skewed towards women"
Tallinn-Warsaw-Berlin-Brussels would probably be nicer (less gas burnt on ferries) but that's probably not going to happen at least until 2024 if #RailBaltica succeeds.
But at least in 2022 I'll be able to easily go to #Brussels by train from #Helsinki via #Stockholm and #Malmö. (Should be feasible in two nights, one for the Turku-Stockholm ferry and one for the final night train.) Thank you, Sweden!
Look, #Slack suddenly likes competition.
Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes
Trollish official photos from #EUCO: Special European Council: Backstage (2020-07-19, Bruxelles).
«The Dutch prime minister has just 75 deputies in his country's 150-seat parliament so he'll need opposition support to ratify any deal he strikes with the bloc.»
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