Spent my working day dealing with a 5th century BC red figure lekythos (not 100% sure it's not a fake) and then an 18th century coin collection. My comfort zone is 6th and 7th century AD ceramics #Archaeology
So, I've imported ~25Gb of music from the Free Music Archive on https://open.audio using this method.
It worked beautifully, and it's now available for the whole #Funkwhale federation. Follow this library from your Funkwhale instance and you'll have access to it:
You can also visit https://open.audio/library/ directly to listen to all this new content! (you don't need an account ;)
@inventaire obviously, it includes books I read with my 2 yo 📚👦
NEW INVESTIGATION: A joint investigation by OCCRP partners Direkt36 (#Hungary) and RISE Project (Romania) raise questions for a senior #Fidesz party member over unbuilt bioethanol factories whose financing remains a mystery. Read the story here: https://www.occrp.org/en/28-ccwatch/cc-watch-indepth/9021-failed-bioethanol-project-in-romania-leaves-unanswered-questions-for-hungarian-legislator
Unexplained financing, a rival bidder controlled by a cousin, and unpaid penalties. These are just some of the problems surrounding a bioethanol project promised by a senior Fidesz member.
IOSACal on the web: quick calibration of #radiocarbon dates https://steko.iosa.it/2018/12/iosacal-on-the-web-quick-calibration-of-radiocarbon-dates/
Treni, le 10 linee da incubo secondo Legambiente: "Emblema della scarsa qualità" https://www.repubblica.it/economia/diritti-e-consumi/trasporti/2018/12/11/news/treni_le_10_linee_da_incubo_secondo_legambiente_emblema_della_scarsa_qualita_-213946712/
Tra le dieci linee peggiori anche la Genova-Savona-Ventimiglia, che percorro almeno una volta a settimana. Milioni di persone che senza gilet giallo passano ore e ore della giornata su un treno 🚆
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20 Stolpersteine (which are brass blocks embedded in the street pavement, each of them commemorating a victim of the Holocaust) were stolen in Rome last night.
As far as I know, no one from the government has condemned the crime so far – which makes the whole thing even more sickening.
It turns out that the #Artemidorus papyrus was a forgery all along. Note that respected experts like Luciano Canfora had warned in detail about the forgery, but it was still bought for 2.5 million euros by the Compagnia di San Paolo, one of Italy's leading bank foundations. http://www.ansa.it/sito/notizie/cultura/arte/2018/12/10/papiro-artemidoro-falsoreato-prescritto_b0dbed8e-220e-4dde-89aa-c495ab499f65.html
The Atlantic: "Start-Ups Aren't Cool Anymore".
Start-ups were never "cool". They were just get-rich-quick kind of schemes.
Some people (mostly founders, friends and families of said founders) could get rich. Sometimes very moderately.
The vast majority of employees of a start-up would be left as burned-up overworked zombies, with zero vested stock options, or stock options so low as to be worthless.