@purism please add the local/federated timelines and direct messaging back into librem social.
it just takes away functionality for no reason.
it gives a compelling reason to just use another instance. i can't find any new people to follow without the timelines and i can't continue a toot thread in private with anyone. it makes librem social very boring and anti-social.
"Elsevier and the USDOJ have declared war against Sci-Hub and open science."
Help preserve access to millions of scientific articles by seeding them before they get taken down. https://www.reddit.com/r/DataHoarder/comments/nc27fv/rescue_mission_for_scihub_and_open_science_we_are/
OK I got admitted, middle ranked, but the financial issue remains. Guess I wasted the application fee of €30 for nothing.
as we talk about the morality of vaccine patents
i think it is a nice time to also remember historical precident
jonas salk did not patent the polio vaccine. he went out of his way to make sure it was not patented.
he never got rich. he actively made sure he didn't get rich off of it.
but that history is full of stories about how for the rest of his life, jonas salk did not have to ever pay for a beer in any bar in this country. he would get on airplanes and once somebody recognized his name, the entire damn plane would stand up and clap for him. he constantly had hotel rooms comped, meals for free at restaurants, thus and so.
because he was surrounded by people who knew he had saved their children from having to ever consider the fear of an iron lung, and were overwhelmingly grateful for it.
he was always modest and demure when recognized thusly. but i think that when people start saying "well why else would someone make a vaccine, if not to get paid for it and hold the patent", i think it is good to remember these stories. the world did not punish jonas salk for not patenting the polio vaccine. the world loved him for it. maybe not in the structures that billionaires are most used to. but they did love him for it, in small ways, in humble ways, on the individual level.
I'm not seeing a lot of people talk about this so I'm not sure if you even know?
1. France is making the hijab illegal for everyone under 18 (in public. In other words, they're making it illegal for underage hijabis to fucking *go outside*). Hijabis also won't be allowed to accompany their children on school trips
2. Germany is making it illegal for hijabis to work in public office, like as a teacher
European petition against patent on covid vaccine https://eci.ec.europa.eu/015/public/
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