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Nothing ~revolutionary~, but nice to see this idea laid out simply by a VC, @email@example.com:
'A Nutrition Label for Internet Privacy.'
"WANT: a more standardized, human-readable format for conveying Privacy Policies and Terms of Service."
OK. Back to integrating the Zenodo API onto Open Context.
Shall I use EZID to mint ARK identifiers for all 1.5 million URIs managed by OC? @firstname.lastname@example.org will Pleiades plan on minting persistent IDs for all Pleiades entities or you happy with DOIs for data dumps, and not bother with persistent IDs for more granular data?
I'm just trying to judge what is a good use of my time, and what's broadly useful.
Amazon threatens to suspend Signal's AWS account over censorship circumvention https://signal.org/blog/looking-back-on-the-front/
Amazon and Google are both coming out opposed to people using their services for domain fronting, to circumvent censorship.
Note that Signal is actively blocked in Egypt, Oman, UAE, and Iran. So, that sucks.
Academic #archaeology frustration.
The SAA (Society for American Archaeology) has pretty good policies to support "green" (self-archive) #openaccess. But it seems those policies conflict with the actual copyright transfer agreement with the Cambridge University Press, contracted to actually publish SAA journals.
if you haven't come across it, Ed Summer's 'Etudier' python tool for grabbing google scholar citation graph is a really nice little thing. http://github.com/edsu/etudier . point it at a reference, get the grab that cites it/it cites. pass it a search, get the citation landscape around the term. do a bit of sna on the graph, & you can id works that bridge the clumps.
"No split infinitives" is one of those weird holdovers from grammarians who believed Latin was some sort of god-language that every other language needed to mimic, even when it made no sense.
"Don't end a sentence in a preposition" is another rule that it's hard to deal with. Or to adhere to. Or to put up with.
Nightmare fuel, but scholarly:
I've been collaborating with a visiting Masters student, Fanny Mezard from the @ecoledeschartes@twitter, on generating ePubs for a born-digital journal (ISAW Papers, which covers the Ancient World). You can see a very early version of her work at https://isawnyu.github.io/isaw-papers-ereaders/ .
Ah. I was wondering how this dataset got non-Euclidean geometries in its geospatial data.
I was hopping I had found the location of the green stone city of R'lyeh on the great sunken continent of Mu. But, no such luck. Instead, it was a badly escaped CSV file that shifted columns over in random places.