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Instead of caving to big media companies demanding DRM in Firefox, Mozilla should have invested in improvments to the BitTorrent ecosystem

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ASN.1 is the biggest middle finger to humanity that nobody’s ever heard of. This is my opinion and I’m sticking by it.

An epidemiological approach to model the viral propagation of memes.
LinWang, Brendan C.Wood

Sweet title. A set of first order partial differential equations will model (SIR) the spread of an epidemic IRL as well as online. No doubt digital marketing is all over this.

Have a stab at flattening the curve at geogebra.org/m/nbjfjtpv

sciencedirect.com/science/arti

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RT @holatombola@twitter.activitypub.actor
#TIL that the term 'idiot' originates in Ancient Greek ἰδιώτης idiṓtēs, originally referring to an individual neglecting public affairs and civic duties, or an apolitical person. In Modern Greek it still refers to a private individual or civilian.

> What happens when the political regime of that chunk of the world doesn’t have a plan for the millions of informal workers ... What happens when a moribund healthcare apparatus ...

This bit. It seems (to me) that the criticism is based on a bourgeois ideal. Every political regime in the the history of the world has used the powerless and the powerless have co-operated, because, what else are they going to do?

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RT @EdmundGriffiths@twitter.activitypub.actor
Problem is in these situations that governments act too late. A ban on travel from Europe to the Americas could have had real public health benefits; but the time to do it was 1492

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the B. in Benoit B. Mandelbrot stands for Benoit B. Mandelbrot
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It is deeply messed up how the Earth is trying to kill us with new diseases even after we stopped using plastic straws.

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When bae catches you fighting an owl over a good tree branch.

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RT @crazy_chipkali@twitter.activitypub.actor
Apparently today was #motherlanguageday2020 #MotherTongueDay and mine is #kannada . Here is a cool paper that studied evolutionary relationships between different languages of my region (south India) doi.org/10.1098/rsos.171504 , how cool is this?! #southindia #dravidianlanguages

Hanuman from the Thai Ramayana is a playboy in contrast to the brahmachari Tulsidas Ramayana. Here he is making the moves on Lady Butsamali a fallen angel. 17th century. Thailand.

@kensanata Watching Chungking Express. After many years. That movie still has something new for me.

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RT @IVMPodcasts@twitter.activitypub.actor
New Show Alert: The first episode of #Yuddha - The Indian Military History Podcast, hosted by Anirudh (@AKanisetti@twitter.com) and Aditya (@adityascripts@twitter.com) releases tomorrow. Are you excited to tune in to this first chapter of the military history of the Indian Subcontinent? Stay tuned.

The alacritty situation on Debian is ... odd.

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Another fantastic morning at a ವೀರಗಲ್ಲು in . Thanks to @pluday@mastodon.bida.im

This is a "hero stone" dedicated to one Kittayya, who was killed in the defence of Perbolla (Hebbal) against the Rattavadis (Rashtrakutas). Dates to around 750 CE.

It was spooky to touch the inscriptions made from 12 centuries ago in the city I grew up in.

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