Månedsarkiv: august 2018

Meow

I had not thought of these, despite the years we had cats: The cat’s meow is her way of communicating with people. Cats meow for many reasons—to say hello, to ask for things, and to tell us when something’s wrong. … Læs resten

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Best headline yet. Also, save your internet

Julia Reda (previously) has a point in her article, summarized in its title: “Out-of-control censorship machines removed my article warning of out-of-control censorship machines“. Yes, this is related to the EU work on new regulation of digital copyright, which unfortunately … Læs resten

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On the current american leadership

This is a good video, in the vein of the talking-so-fast-no-one-can-possibly-think-about-it, explaining the current state of the american leadership. It does however fail spectacularly in the section of war. Trump is actually the first president since Jimmy Carter – that’s … Læs resten

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On bootlegging

I am not entirely sure he doesn’t actually care, but the idea is clever; don’t just trust your fans to buy your albums and go to your concerts, politely tell them that that is what you expect of them. Even … Læs resten

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Good News, Everyone!

“Good news, everyone. Tomorrow you’ll be making a delivery to Ebola 9, the virus planet.” — Farnsworth in “Futurama” It appears that bacteria not only develop resistance to antibiotics but also to handwash alcohols (behind paywall but the DOI 10.1126/scitranslmed.aar6115 can … Læs resten

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What friends are for

good boy doesn't let a fight break out 😀👌 pic.twitter.com/Vb0h0OKJ6H — Gaml .y (@m_yosry2012) August 10, 2018 (Twitter)

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Read till the end

"Hello! Do you have a minute to talk about Dracula?""No- wait, Dracula?""Yes!""You're vampires?""Yes. We have pamphlets.""Vampires have missionaries?""Where else would new vampires come from?""I assumed you bit people.""There are many hurtful stereotypes. May we come in?" — Micro Flash Fiction … Læs resten

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Trolls and goblins

We know what trolls are. They are the people who deliberately act in a way to provoke, anger and hurt other people. Then there are the hordes; trolls that act together in coordination. They are, as the trolls are individually, … Læs resten

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Be prepared, also for the Horde

Every event should have someone who is able to act, quickly and consistently. This story, from a recent HOPE conference, highlights the problems of willfull, conscious and planned actions against such an event and, unfortunately, how the organizers failed this … Læs resten

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Why talk?

Are we all fools, and is talking a way to learn, to be better? Or are we all fighting for dominance, and talking – shouting – is just another weapon in that fight? I was for many years blind to … Læs resten

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