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

twitter.com/addisstandard/stat

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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?

reuters.com/article/us-faceboo

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 

#Seattle

Saturday, June 6, 2-5 pm
#SeattleJusticeforGeorgeFloyd

”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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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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Latest'n'Greatest:
"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.

sinkers.org/stage/?p=3002

"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."

journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/

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I’ve written a basic intro on how to read RSS in 2020, with some recommendations for feed readers.

(I started writing this a few weeks ago, but now might just be a great time to curate the news you want, and filter out the needlessly overwhelming stuff.)

laurakalbag.com/how-to-read-rs

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Real talers have the same existence that the imagined gods have. Has a real taler any existence except in the imagination, if only in the general or rather common imagination of man? Bring paper money into a country where this use of paper is unknown, and everyone will laugh at your subjective imagination.

    - Karl Marx, Doctoral Thesis, Appendix (1841)
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This is the ideal England. You may not like it, but this is what full communism looks like.

(cl)aiming platform power? Try again.

But 200,000 plastic bottles per minute! I knew they were messing around but 200K plastic bottles per minute?

bbc.com/news/business-51197463

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LibreOffice uses the OpenDocument format, designed to make interoperability easier - benefiting everyone! But LibreOffice also opens files from proprietary office tools, even if they're in cryptic formats. See how we're improving PowerPoint compatibility: blog.documentfoundation.org/bl

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