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Standard ebooks aims to produce free, high quality public domain books, proofread and typeset, rather than poorly formatted Ocr scans. Worth a look: standardebooks.org/

Kristy Viers 🦯 (@Kristy_Viers) Tweeted:
I thought I would share how I, as someone who is visually impaired use my iPhone.☺️ t.co/wPI9smOIq0


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Snark about US programmers 

US programmers: Oh yeah we use Node jay ess on Docker orchestrated by Kubernetes and running on AWS.
US programmers: The GDPR is so full of jargon, what's a data controller, how is anyone supposed to implement this, I don't see the point.

Ethiopia is undergoing the craziest 48hrs in a long time. A fiercely influential Oromo artist is gunned down, confrontations lead to more deaths, Oromo politicians arrested, major sweeps and arrests, over 80 people dead per police force, communication blackout....in just 48hrs!

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@felix@radical.town From the linked article: "This is a strategy known as “commoditizing your complement,” that I first read about in an excellent article from the mysterious internet journalist/researcher Gwern. Essentially, if you’re getting your ass handed to you by a competitor with a software or data advantage you can’t replicate yourself, you can use permissive licensing as a weapon to erode that advantage by encouraging the world to collaborate with you."

I am with you on the benefits to most people.

“We recognise that wax print today is definitely a reflection of our own ideas, symbols, conversations, histories, many of the fabrics canonised important moments in our history as African countries,” Amma Aboagye.


Addis Standard reporting that artist Haacaaluu Hundeessaa, the prominent singer, songwriter, is shot dead today in Ethiopia's capital AddisAbeba.


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One of the expensive problems in mapping: keeping maps updated with “street level data” about signs, addresses etc.

Companies like Apple and Alphabet Inc -- send out fleets of vehicles outfitted with cameras and other sensors to gather images + fetch user data posted on their platforms.

Mapillary - crowdsources images, ingesting pictures contributed from smart phones and other types of cameras.

Why then sell to Facebook crowdsourced intelligence?


INSURANCE, n. An ingenious modern game of chance in which the player is permitted to enjoy the comfortable conviction that he is beating the man who keeps the table.

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Stop relying on third-party libraries for core functionality.

This tweet is brought to you by a website where I can’t click a link OR use the scrollbar😒

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Solidarity Protest Sat June 6 - Seattle 


Saturday, June 6, 2-5 pm

”We will meet under the Space Needle and begin marching towards Pike Place at 2 pm; please no violence or looting” [sic]

note: this may get edited when I find more info.

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Solidarity Protest Sat May 30 - Seattle 

#Seattle Solidarity Protest

Saturday, May 30, 12 pm (noon)

610 5th Ave. South

”March for Justice #GeorgeFloyd


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The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has issued a call for action to halt killing of unarmed African Americans: ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/… - Noting the need to address the role "entrenched and pervasive racial discrimination plays in such deaths.” @UNHumanRights@twitter.com #GeorgeFloyd

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"George Floyd, Everywhere"
#GeorgeFloyd #Minneapolis

It wasn't just one cop who murdered George Floyd; it was America — the same America whose knee is crushing the throat of Iran, Venezuela, and dozens of other nations around the world.


"The history of payment cards ... is not just a history of financial innovation and computing; it is also a history of Big Data and consumer surveillance."


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