Think about this HUGELY important nuance from Wikimedia Foundation:
They're stating a choice point here.
That humans are superior than *machines* in telling humans what we can and cannot do.
It's carers week, and this Wednesday Carers First will be holding an information stall at markets in #Lincolnshire. Go to https://www.carersfirst.org.uk/lincolnshire/whats-on-guides-lincolnshire to find out about events, and visit carersweek.org to learn more.
EU copyright law Show more
I think if Brussels passes this daft law forcing admins to run automated systems to block copyrighted uploads it's going to have chilling ramifications for all Web platforms, including the one you're using right now.
My review of The Upside of Stress: http://www.warpcoresf.co.uk/the-upside-of-stress.php I started off thinking there was probably no upside, but the book pleasantly surprised me.
The Slashdot poll on GitHub acquisition is interesting, if only for comparing how many people say they will leave versus how many will go in the end. https://slashdot.org/poll/3088/if-microsoft-acquires-github-will-you
libraries are such an important space
not only for free information, but especially for at risk populations and homeless populations
they offer free or very cheap internet access (which allows for finding resoucres, job applications, etc), free access to information, bathrooms, often places have refreshments for relatively cheap as well, etc. etc.
wanting to make public libraries obsolete is classist and just an incorrect viewpoint tbh
Bonus content in Amazon KDP can now be no longer than 10%: https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G202018960
The transcript of the #cockygate hearing is unexpectedly entertaining. http://www.courtneymilan.com/cockydocs/I61RHOPM.pdf
UK politics, libraries Show more
The UK government want librarians to work with UK Visas and Immigration, so these librarians have made a statement condemning the deal:
If it goes ahead it would be a sinister breach of the usual expectations of library confidentiality.