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"'The Tragedy of the Commons' became one of the most cited academic papers ever published and its title a catch phrase. It has framed the debate about common property for the last 30 years, and has exerted a baleful influence upon international development and environmental policy, even after Hardin himself admitted that he had got it wrong, and rephrased his entire theory."

IISc is asking students' for Aadhaar again. This time, it is for NAD (National Academic Depository) registration. Guess what, they have shared a public spreadsheet with 4000 students' details (name, dept, gender, caste/category, etc.), with a blank column for Aadhaar. They expect people to enter their Aadhaar IDs in this public spreadsheet! Such is the deplorable state of !india 's premier research institute.

India is currently outraging about a movie about a fictional character which disrespects a particular community.

Death threats are being issued to producers, directors and the actors. Truly wonderful times we live in.


@natecull surfing around commercial sites with JS on and no adblocker is like the digital equivalent of unprotected sex

Reminder that if you want a free, decentralized internet, and don't have any desire to get rid of capitalism, you've already lost.

No, The Supreme Court Has NOT Made It Mandatory For You To Link Your Phone With Aadhaar

#aadhaar Though we have to wait till November when Supreme Court decides on the constitutional validity of mandating Aadhaar. #india #privacy #surveillance

The World Wide Web Consortium’s decision to keep votes about DRM secret and that it censured the @EFF for “disclosing even vague sense of a vote” raises concerns.
P.A.Ranjith shows the mirror to us - explains why we have namesake Periyarism and why deaths like Anitha's won't change anything unless we understand casteism.

there is no ethical facial recognition technology under capitalism

I wanted to learn how to model and animate so! I made a POLYGON CAT and put BONE ANIMATION on it! I'm really happy with how it turned out!

Followup: FLOSS Community rallies behind Krita. Raises nearly twice as much money than it needs in 48 hours.

"C is quirky, flawed, and an enormous success."

-- Dennis Ritchie
Remember there is a very special party happening this evening! #GUADEC2017 events/#saturday Somebody on the Bangalore Bikers Club found this guy touring with a dog. Apparently, he started from Hyderabad, visited Goa and other places. !cycling
I missed the funeral of a person I knew very well because I am not on Facebook. He was a somewhat famous person - but from an older generation, a senior citizen - in this country. Since he wasn't active anymore, it took a couple of weeks for the traditional media to pick up the story and report that he passed away. By the time I read it in the paper all was over. Apparently, everything was communicated via Facebook among the circles that knew him. Nobody bothered to inform those who don't use the damn platform. "We shared it on Facebook and informed everyone!" I was told later.
GNOME stands with the affected individuals of the US immigration ban. #IAMGNOME !gnomedesktop