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I just added some 20k links to (gratis) DOIs on the English .

But damn, is obnoxious.

DOI resolution may randomly fail and require third party . The destination is a tracking fest with Google, Facebook, Adobe, Twitter, MoatAds, AddThis.

So, are Parmigiano Reggiano and Prosecco safe from ? No idea.

Compare "Article IP.57: Review in relation to geographical indications" («may jointly use reasonable endeavours to agree rules») vs. treaty with Panama.

From birdsite 

RT @atomotic
quando leggi le mail di @nemobis e la domenica sera aspetti di scaricare gli ocr di un archivio di un quotidiano anzichè guardare un film.

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Blog: When Google went down this week it caused chaos for mailserver admins. #GoogleDown was a mistake, but #Gmail deliberately breaks email every day

I hate to say it, but is right in this blog post: cookie banners are not needed at all, if you do things right. Applying standards worldwide is the way.

That said, I have no idea whether _gh_sess and _octo are really necessary for logged out users. It would be better to explain what they are for.

Don't blame the cookie law, blame the cookie maker! Viva and .

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Conservancy filed yesterday three Long Form comments for our #DMCA exemption requests: 1st exemption is for license violation investigation. 2nd for installing FOSS firmwares on wireless routers. 3rd for increase circumvention rights for privacy research

On learning from my (numerous) mistakes.

Yesterday my uploads to the were going nicely, so of course I went, "why not double the upload rate?" I had to slap myself: "remember last time? You *promised*!"

I'm happy I relented. We got a traffic jam overnight.

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"Profiling live Wikipedia traffic with near-zero overhead"

> Each day of Wikipedia backend traffic yields about 3 million stack trace samples, as collected by Excimer, a new a low-overhead sampling profiler for PHP.

I wrote all about it in this year's Performance Calendar:


#webperf #perfmatters #php #profiler

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Amazing photoessay about urban explorers that discovered a collection of previously unphotographed Soviet-era mainframes and PCs

Stunning views of the nature of with a soothing voice. Also featured: my former street in with its rhododendron garden (Alppiruusu­puisto).

money well spent!

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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.

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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.

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