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According to family lore, when I was a small kid (6?) I used to say "when I grow up I'll buy a Peugeot" (actually "una pigiò"). I guess it happened.

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Understatement of the year: «We have no reason to believe that the Copyright Act seeks to protect third parties' investment in learning how to operate a created work.»

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«In our view, for the reasons just described, the declaring code is, if copyrightable at all, further than are most computer programs (such as the implementing code) from the core of copyright.»

I stress "If copyrightable at all".

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Yes, let's consider the «extent to which yet further protection creates unrelated or illegitimate harms [and] keep a monopoly within its lawful bounds».

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Go go!

«In a 6-2 decision, the justices overturned a lower court's ruling that found Google's inclusion of Oracle's software code in Android did not constitute a fair use under U.S. law.»

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#FollowFriday / #FF recap of this week's recommended follows:

🌟 @fossandcrafts - Unusual podcast about FOSS, handicrafts and related stuff

🌟 @LimeSurvey - Free open self-hostable alternative to SurveyMonkey, Google Forms etc.

🌟 @smartyflix - Videos about technology, tech history and pop culture

🌟 @evilscientistca - Research astronomer who posts amazing photos of stars, galaxies etc taken with observatory telescopes

🌟 @johannc - Artist drawing intricate detailed cartoons using Libre software

Modern standards.

"For centuries Diogenes was known as a weirdo who lived like a dog. The city should have sent someone else to talk with Alexander."

"A generation of citizens of Königsberg only knew Kant for his monomaniacal daily walks."

"Everyone knows about the activities in Lesbos but how many know Sappho's works by heart?"

"For centuries kids have only known Francis as a madman who talked with birds."

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i keep forgetting i have a mastodon account

"New release, ETA late April 2021 / early June 2021". New structure and relationship to , .

With updates on governance, and .

work spam 

A decent approach to the role of in and beyond: «To maximize the value of human expertise, retailers need to ensure that their experts' days aren't filled with managing routine exceptions that an intelligent retail planning system could handle».

Last week discovered that monopolies are bad, competition good. It immediately proceeded to suggest that the USA expand monopolies further, "copy" the restrictive -related regimes.

30 minutes since waking up and already I wrote two emails strategising about . Maybe I should stop.

I love how ads are downright trolling the crowd: advice on how to get welfare in , for those who tried to get rich quick on .

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Google has suspended Element (@matrix) from the Play Store for "Sexual Content and Profanity". Basically same story as with Subway Tooter a while back. Element is to Matrix as Chrome is to the web. Curiously, Chrome is still on the Play Store.

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I just finished my usual membership fees spree of January... hopefully this time I didn't forget any.

With the last USA org finally switched to a SEPA bank transfer, only 3 remain for later: one which uses SDD and a couple associations which prefer a Finnish bank transfer (with a reference code produced at some point during the year).

I had a good year so I added 2 more orgs. This year I might go over 20, depending how you count. O_o

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