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It's really frustrating how much we could self-host the internet but can't because consumer ISP service is intentionally broken

On the tram towards CERN, hope this stuff hasn't totally swamped the lab, we have real meetings to deal with. :)

Will do an upgrade of the system in a few minutes, hopefully only a short downtime as the server reboots.

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Academic journal web design grumbles Show more

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"Elsevier wanted to keep meeting with us, and we have a meeting scheduled for tomorrow (Friday), but yesterday they approached our faculty directly — faculty who are editors of Elsevier journals, who they have working relationships with — and also the media, and presented a rosy view of the offer they’d made to us. Their characterization of the offer left things out, and they didn’t mention what we’d proposed as conditions. They went public with it. So, we announced the end."

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"University of California terminates subscriptions with world’s largest scientific publisher in push for open access to publicly funded research"

universityofcalifornia.edu/pre

Context for those not in the US: this is huge. UC is a uniquely enormous and influential university system in our country. When they do things, many other universities follow suit.

Now back to flight mode so I can leave Arlanda. Onwards to Munich!

(No further testing needed at this tine. :) (

Well, hello Arlanda, just passing through.

This is also a test toot.

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@Gargron
Fun fact: this cat is kept in France as the International Prototype Unit Cat. All other Units are based off of this Cat. If they are equal in value their Unit rating is declared Absolute.

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Another good comic by the JoyOfTech:

„Let’s play Facebook! - So much fun ... move fast and break things!“

geekculture.com/joyoftech/joya

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Sometimes I think about the raccoon with the cotton candy

Woot, finally managed to get the flu vaccine, it's no longer strictly rationed for priority risk groups!

Cc: @werekat

And I'll upgrade this instance too, so a few minutes downtime in the not so distant future.

Will upgrade this instance in a little bit, hopefully not more than a few minutes of downtime

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0300 hours humanities musings ahead. :P

Etiquette is probably one of the most interesting aspects of human behavior to me, because what constitutes proper practice in one context might be metaphoric or literal suicide in another. It's a complex system of passwords and filters, whose purpose is essentially one giant security check.

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