"The lunar spaceport is go" -- and Europe is a key player https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/oct/10/european-space-agency-finalises-plans-to-explore-the-moon-properly
Roadmap planning meeting in Berlin today saw our 200th user story created, and 12 months of backlog groomed and effort-estimated! https://gitlab.com/lightmeter/controlcenter/-/issues
Finding new ways to constrain technical freedoms and innovation, and labelling them "Open": Microsoft remain world leaders in their field.
"Only Microsoft will have access to GPT-3’s code" https://www.geekwire.com/2020/openai-renamed-closedai-reaction-microsofts-exclusive-license-openais-gpt-3/
The magazine Scientific American announced that it was endorsing former vice president and Democratic candidate Joe Biden — the publication's first endorsement in its 175-year history — over President #Trump, who it criticized for dismissing science https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/sep/16/prestigious-us-science-journal-breaks-with-tradition-to-back-biden
I just saw that Google changed their image search tool: Until recently you could choose pictures "labeled for reuse" or "labeled for reuse with modification" etc.
Now you can only choose between "Creative Common Licenses" and "Commercial & other licenses"
This is misleading: You can and should use Creative Commons licensed content for commercial use (except the NC-licenses of course).
Too bad, Google emphasises a wrong understanding of free licenses.
Telecom companies are doing a miserable job of using email for #CustomerService the world over, with only 53% providing email-based support, and 65% of email requests being ignored, according to research by Netomi https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/355342/telecoms-do-not-disturb-most-dont-answer-cust.html
"For a happy relationship, it’s more important who you are together than who you are apart." https://www.forbes.com/sites/fernandezelizabeth/2020/08/04/machine-learning-reveals-what-makes-people-happy-in-a-relationship/amp/
"Coffee is an extremely high margin product ... stores like Starbucks make a 71 per cent gross profit per cup" https://members.tortoisemedia.com/2019/02/09/patisserievalerie/content.html
We have packages for #NixOS! Lightmeter can now be setup in seconds for #mailserver monitoring on the ultra-stable, declarative Linux OS, thanks to help from n1ksnut and eadwu https://lightmeter.io/nixos-mailserver-monitoring-packages-now-available/
Call to apply for #FSFE support for your local project
Author of "The Lean Startup" and founder of top incubator #Ycombinator Paul Graham launch "Long Term Stock Exchange" to increase stock market innovation https://blog.ltse.com/the-groundhog-day-of-capitalism-fbbbd8186d62 #startups #nyse
Today Marcel Edmund Franke joins our Engineering team in Berlin! Marcel is an #OpenSource contributor who specialises in algorithms for distributed systems. Welcome Marcel 🤗 https://lightmeter.io/new-hire-engineer-marcel-franke/
Lesson learned: coil / curly cables and MicroUSB do not mix - the tension required to extend the coil and lengthen the cable is more than MicroUSB ports can bear #MechanicalKeyboard
Got a new keyboard in the post via FedEx. It arrived broken in two! https://www.mistelkeyboard.com/products/94f05206cb24bbeeb103e664e89d7b98 #MechanicalKeyboard
The National Quantum Computing Centre was launched today. Or not. Probably.
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