Claes Wallin (韋嘉誠) firstname.lastname@example.org
Linux native since 1995. Working in Python, shell scripts, whatever gets the page up. Solving yesterday's problems tomorrow. https://social.heldscal.la/clacke https://viewer.scuttlebot.io/@iii/pg320nKa62v1ohHctlhrXYPmY5BzZ1dRjypd7Cg=.ed25519
the two stated pillars of American housing policy—homeownership as wealth-building and housing affordability—are fundamentally at oddshttp://cityobservatory.org/housing-cant-be-a-good-investment-and-affordable/
/via https://twitter.com/juliagalef/status/874380828616171520, among the replies to which I also stole the picture
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To mitigate the 20 years' extension of copyright span in the Sonny Bono Act of 1998:
> Congress included a provision giving libraries broad latitude to reproduce works that are in the last 20 years of their copyright terms for purposes of scholarship and research. The most significant restriction: the works have to be out of print and not available for a "reasonable price."
And now the Internet Archive is make use of that exemption:
> But until this week, it seems that no one had done this yet—partly because the law is vague and partly because libraries must do some research to verify that a work qualifies for the exemption.
> The Internet Archive is hoping to change that with the Sonny Bono Memorial Collection.
The name is a nice touch.
riseup.net is not antifaA response to @gargron's post in support of antifa, in the context of mozilla supporting riseup.net, at https://mastodon.social/@Gargron/21080307. My original post at https://social.heldscal.la/notice/4145850.
TL;DR: antifa is an organisation that perpetrates political violence and performs acts of terrorism.
riseup.net is a bunch of people with an anti-capitalist agenda who want to get people off Facebook. They're like @hannes2peer and @mmn, just bigger and more organized.
If you want to support a network service provider who supports antifa, support mayfirst.org instead.
1) There is excellent left-wing criticism of antifa and their methods. I suggest you read it:
2) riseup.net is not antifa. (also riseuptimes.org linked above is, to my knowledge, not riseup.net)The direct connection between antifa and riseup.net is a meme mainly coming from one article by two kekistani alt-right guys, who present some flimsy evidence for it.Even that Counterpunch article by Anthony DiMaggio got it wrong initially, so your confusion and the confusion of that steemit post is understandable.riseup.net is an anarchist (Bakunin sense) and therefore anti-capitalist collective that provides anonymous and/or decentralized services to left-wing activists as an alternative to corporate network services. It is a fact that many antifa people use their services, and it's possible that riseup.net agrees with that use, or otherwise that it would be riseup.net's best interest to take a stance against such groups to clarify things, but I see no statements on the riseup.net site to indicate that they endorse political violence.I'm sure there are antifa people on quitter.se and social.umeahackerspace.se too, that doesn't mean those servers and their admins support political violence.
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Autism Speak does not speak for people with autismNice of them to carry a warning label: "In partnership with Autism Speaks".
Here are some organizations Kiehl's could have partnered with instead:
Autism Speaks does not speak for people with autism. Of the money given to Autism Speaks only 4% (2010 budget) is used for helping people with autism. There are no people with autism in the leadership of the organization. 44% (2010 budget) of their money is being used for research, but not research on how to improve the lives of people with autism. They are focused on finding a "cure" for something that cannot be cured, and are in the meantime focused on improved pre-natal diagnoses, which can limit the number of people with autism in the future (itself controversial), but does nothing to help people who are affected.
I *am* happy to see that their homepage now says there is no link between vaccines and autism, but their talking points on a supposed rise or even epidemic of autism and their continued description of autism as a problem to be solved, or that autism "took my child from me", rather than something you live with and adapt to, the condition being inseparable from your child, stigmatizes people with autism.
Don't buy #kiehls as long as they partner with Autism Speaks.
[Scons-dev] SCons 3.0.0 releaseWoohoo! A long-awaited release!!
RELEASE 3.0.0 - Mon, 18 Sep 2017 08:32:04 -0700
This is the initial release supporting both python 3.5+ and 2.7.x and pypy
- Woohoo it's happening!
Note: They are not building a reactor at this stage. They are trying out container materials, putting the salt and their half-meter-tall container inside their existing research reactor to kickstart the transmutation and fission. No cooling cycle or any of that mechanical stuff.
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- And 3 other shoes drop.
- > We had joy, we had fun
> We ran Unix on a Sun,
> But the source and the song
> Of Solaris have all gone
> For those unaware, Oracle laid off ~ all Solaris tech staff yesterday in a classic silent EOL of the product.
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- There's a new and improved CTFE coming to D, with performance optimizations: "At 5 times the speed. While using 40% the memory."
Compile Time Function Evaluation. That's pretty meta. Does it compile the compile-time runtime, so that there is a compile-time compile-time? Can you run CTFE there? :-D
If you're less lazy than me, the answer is probably here:
- Most reports are saying "daring pilots", "only the Dutch!" and so on. I don't want my pilots to be daring, I want them to be careful and safety-conscious.
Some are saying it seems like this flight had a good window to land safely, near the eye of the typhoon and with the winds blowing the right way for a landing, so they did.
Others are saying it looks more like exactly the kind of reckless behavior the headlines are praising.
The most sober report seems to be this first one:
> “They were pretty strong [winds]. Depending on the angle to runway, they would be in excessive of the landing limits,” an experienced local pilot with Cathay Pacific Airways said of the weather conditions at the airport.
> No bravery involved. Winds were in line with runway.
> To be fair, the METAR is showing wind straight down the runway. So legal (cross winds are what shut runways) but give the windshear caused by Lantau, certainly more balls than brains
> "[ . . . ] the tropical storm had not yet reached the airport," said a KLM spokesman for NH News.
I haven't found what "NH News" is, if it's really a New Hampshire newspaper being the only ones to talk to KLM about Hong Kong or if it's something else entirely.
Although much attention has been paid to the technology of remote killing, the focus on drones has been in many ways a distraction, a surrogate for what should be a broad examination of the state’s power over life and death. Whether extrajudicial killings are carried out by drones or manned aircraft or special forces operators on the ground, the result is the same. Drones are a tool, not a policy. The policy is assassination.
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As secret U.S. military documents obtained by The Intercept confirmed, the Obama administration as a matter of policy classified unknown persons killed in airstrikes as “enemies killed in action,” even if they were not the intended targets. During a five-month period in Afghanistan, for example, nearly 90 percent of those killed in one high-value campaign were not intended targets. Between January 2012 and February 2013, U.S. special operations airstrikes killed more than 200 people, only 35 of whom were intended targets. All were labeled EKIA, enemies killed in action.
- Funny when you see some videos on datamost, and you open those posts in new tabs for later viewing ... only the tabs don't show the video inline, because they're on identi.ca and inline youtube is a pretty new feature.
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00:51 < jxself> But if someone's going to be against the GPL then, in order to be logically consistent, they must also be against proprietary software which by their own standards must be even worse than the GPL is because it will have even more restrictions in it.