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The lawsuit we're fighting isn’t just about the Internet Archive. It will determine the future of all libraries & their patrons, including those with print disabilities. #Accesstoknowledge for diverse communities will be impacted 🌍
Over the next 20 days until we go to court, we’ll be giving you 20 reasons to care about this lawsuit. We can’t wait to introduce you to the teachers, doctors, journalists & many more who rely on our lending library #EmpoweringLibraries https://www.eff.org/cases/hachette-v-internet-archive
Is it any wonder that we have a problem with #racism in Ireland when our Government engages in 'State sanctioned racism'...
RT @TadhgHickey: And so the Irish government put on record that they perceive a qualitative difference between a white person fleeing war versus a person of colour. This is state sanctioned racism and a shameful day in our history.
That's #InteractiveTheoremProving, apologies.
I find I'm having to turn to Twitter to find resources / people in the field of #InteractiveMethodProving (#ITP). Are there dedicated spaces / people in the Fediverse who are students / experts in the field and might be able to give pointers to a youngster who just graduated with a #ComputerScience degree? Any leads / pointers appreciated. Thank you!
Mastodon CEO Eugen Rochko says he rejected more than five US investors offering "hundreds of thousands of dollars" to preserve the platform's nonprofit status (Ian Johnston/Financial Times)
Damn, what an article! https://pudding.cool/2022/12/yard-sale
There's this technique conservative commentators use to boost their reach by saying stuff that's just obviously wrong or super racist, with the intent of people screenshotting/linking their content to dunk on it, inadvertently giving them free marketing. I've always wondered if there was a way to abuse this mechanic without being an awful person, and I think I found it. You just make casual comments about how Elon Musk isn't a actually a genius, then all the Elon simps come and boost your content for free.
I'm starting to believe the rumors that Tesla and SpaceX have management teams whose job it is to basically manage him and find creative ways to avoid implementing his stupid ideas. There is simply no way this guy was ever a competent CEO.
I'm doing a lot of research on text input devices for people with chronic joint pain and #arthritis. This is selfish. I'm one of those people.
I'll be documenting my findings along the way.
If anyone has advice, experience, or knowledge in this area please hit me up. I don't have a lot of reach on Mastodon but all of your words are welcome!
Today's threads (a thread)
Inside: 2023's public domain is a banger; and more!
Archived at: https://pluralistic.net/2022/12/20/free-for-2023/
In #Canada, #JustinTrudeau caved to Donald Trump and retroactively expanded copyright terms by 20 years, as part of #USMCA, the successor to #NAFTA. Trudeau ignored teachers, professors, librarians and the Minister of Justice, who said that copyright extension should require "a modest registration requirement" - so 20 years of copyright will be tacked onto all works, including those with no owners:
Infamously, the Doyle Estate went after the creators of the #EnolaHolmes series, claiming a copyright over Sherlock stories in which Holmes was "capable of friendship," "expressed emotion," or "respected women." This is a nonsensical theory, based on the idea that these character traits are copyrightable. They are *not*:
‘Snowflake on a Raven’s Wing’
Shawn Bergman - Vancouver, BC
“If you can’t be in awe of nature, there is something wrong with you” - Alex Trebek
Was reminded of this during a #Microsoft event this morning. Still great.
Oskar Stålberg, creator of #TownScaper and #BadNorth, is on Mastodon. @OskarStalberg
Rosalind Franklin’s research was crucial to discovering DNA’s double helix structure 🧬 but it was James Watson & Francis Crick who received the credit & Nobel Prize.
Unknown to Franklin, the pair saw her unpublished data & X-ray diffraction images, inspiring their famous model. They never acknowledged her contribution until after her death.
How many discoveries & innovations of #women do we attribute to the men who took credit for their ideas?
https://theconversation.com/sexism-pushed-rosalind-franklin-toward-the-scientific-sidelines-during-her-short-life-but-her-work-still-shines-on-her-100th-birthday-139249 #history #science
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