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Wikipedia, "The Most Important Laboratory for Social Scientific and Computing Research in History". By @makoshark and @aaronshaw for #Wikipedia20

weaponized as in choices: "Let's write accept/reject in white font over a white background, so that the buttons are indistinguishable!".

Proclamation 4867—National Port Week

Did I miss the outrage for this unconstitutional 1906 "command" that «the people shall meet in their homes» etc.? Was it a tax, was it ?

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Typo, of course: should be "than he can be wrong".

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«But the belief in the possibility of a rule of law, of justice, and of freedom, can hardly survive the acceptance of an epistemology which teaches that there are no objective facts; not merely in this particular case, but in any other case; and that the judge cannot have made a factual mistake because he can no more be right about the facts than he can be right.»

Karl Popper, "Sources of knowledge and ignorance", 1960-01-20.

Attempt to read a book to distract from : epic fail.

/ $RELX «said on Thursday annual revenue could fall as much as 210 million pounds short of costs in its exhibitions business, as it suffered from coronavirus-driven halts in major events this year.»

Stock price courts the minimum of 6 months.

From birdsite 

RT @Europarl_EN
🌍 🌡 Parliament has voted in favour of the EU climate law and is calling for the 2030 emissions reduction target to be increased to 60% >>

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, Global, in which , an American software maker, and would own 20 percent».

A joint vecture with local capital becomes a requirement for doing business in , as in .

Let's see what's next in line for copying. Maybe a nice cultural revolution?


"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, will be ByteDance's technology partner and assume management of 's U.S. user data».

Finally all that juicy personal data will be able to be matched to the rest of the and databases.

I'm also curious to see whether Washington will continue to decry as protectionism the requirements for data localisation in EU , India etc.

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Google removed K-9 Mail from the Play store with zero notice because the description of the app included alternate spellings of the app name we'd included to work around how bad Play's search is.

Qui a ho appena votato per il . Un pensiero in meno. Grazie all'ambasciata che ha usato buste ecolabel e alle poste finlandesi che mi hanno rintracciato al nuovo indirizzo!

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Flag competition: Porthania 6 – Kansalliskirjasto 0.

RT @helsinkiuni
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.

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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:

Gotta love (gratis) on . Instead of a link to an actual PDF, we now get an Adobe-encumbered JavaScript mess which also happens to load a full-page .


«The five research hubs are each led by the Energy Department's Argonne, Brookhaven, Fermi, Lawrence Berkeley and Oak Ridge national laboratories»

Sadly only some of the DoE laboratories are "federal enough" to have output as US government works (). How much of these 600 M$ will support works?

(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.

«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.»

I'm so surprised. concentrates power and therefore also opportunities for corruption. This one was just more obvious than the average.

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