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"Modern European civilisation both destroys and treasures what it encounters in the rest of the world. Like Scipio Africanus weeping while he gazed at the Carthage he’d just obliterated, the destruction of the other is turned into life lessons for the destroyer, or artefacts in colonial cabinets of curiosities. The most important piece of Libyco-Berber writing was pillaged and sold to the British Museum for five pounds. It’s not currently on display."

aeon.co/essays/africas-ancient

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Never forget:
AI = Proprietary algorithm

Every decision, or indecision, made by whatever label the cluster of programs and datasets are called must never absolve an org for its role in any particular action(s)

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About ~70-90% of what I do in a day is a sidetrack of what I intended to do.

Current Vaccination Status:
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RT @KirstyWildNZ@twitter.com

Studies on kids and biking. Kids basically report feeling like adults are kind of 'gaslighting' them, providing them with lots of messaging around staying fit and ‘not sitting in front of the TV every day’ but then making walking and cycling so unsafe to do. Kids' needs matter twitter.com/Brycepearce/status

🐦🔗: twitter.com/KirstyWildNZ/statu

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the way online is heavily focused on The American Experience kinda sucks

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New blog post: harihareswara.net/sumana/2021/ Monday Will Be Volunteer Responsibility Amnesty Day

Monday is the solstice, and a chance to pause, rotate, or sunset a task or chore you volunteer on. volunteeramnestyday.net/

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DNA is tiny. How can we actually detect a piece of code at macroscopic scale? Multiply the DNA by billions!

That's PCR and it's how we can detect viruses/bacteria, disease, know if food is deadly.

OpenPCR is a GPL'd soft/hardware design for low cost (medical) diagnostics everywhere.

openpcr.org/

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our ideas of what bicycles looked like when they roamed the earth are based on an outdated understanding of their skeletons… when they were alive they were probably mostly feathers and meat

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PL papers: "C, a low-level language"
OS papers: "C, a high-level language"
security papers: "C, the bane of my existence and the cause of everything bad in the universe"

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what if we had a decentralized federated imgur instead of having everyone hosting an image upload service in parallel with the microblogging services

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Brass instruments are raspberry amplifiers, and woodwinds are an accommodation for people whose lips are too ticklish to blow prolonged raspberries.
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language (slavery) 

TIL in said podcast that instead of speaking of "slaves," speaking of "the enslaved" is a way to avoid reducing enslaved people to their status and instead actively recognize their humanity. (German: "Versklavte" instead of "Sklav_innen")

It's one of those things that are so painfully obvious once one gives it a single thought, I feel ashamed to have never thought about it myself before. A great "thank you!" to Michael Küppers-Adebisi for getting me on track.

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