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For those of you who aren't aware: there is a petition on change.org, to face what I believe may be the most important challenge of our generation. I'm talking, of course, about getting Lightning McQueen Crocs made in adult sizes. If you haven't already signed, please head to chng.it/2zrwG8wCh8 and do your part!

Only trust a politician if they live in the same world you live in, have the same healthcare, same schools, and are obeying the same laws..

A very interesting take on Taylor Swift's recent rerecording and release of her album, Fearless; the value, scarcity, and power of influence, of talented artists; and their relation to the value of resources with no inherent value; ie. blockchains(BitCoin, NFTs, etc.), gold. A great read, for anyone interested.

stratechery.com/2021/non-fungi

Back on my never-ending hiring parade, we're looking for junior and mid-career data scientists!

This will be curation, management, and creating new uses for petabytes of biological and environmental research data -- in other words, actual data science, with emphasis on science! Explore a world where data science doesn't involve targeted advertising!

careers.pnnl.gov/JobOpeningID=

police violence against Black people, Minnesota 

cops shot and killed Daunte Wright, a young Black man as he was driving away from them. This happened in Brooklyn Center, MN, which is about a fifteen minute drive from where George Floyd was murdered.

this system cannot be reformed, because it is working as its designers intended.

Police violence 

Minneapolis rioted last night after cops shot and killed Daunte Wright -- a Black man -- at a traffic stop.

Posting this because I haven't seen anyone else here yet.

I don't really have words.

Wow! Please think about yourself too. You deserve care as much as anyone else.

Given the long history of police retribution against people exercising their First Amendment right to record interactions with authorities, a U.S. court upholds the ability of the public to secretly record police encounters. eff.org/deeplinks/2021/04/firs

PA Governor Tom Wolf announces the largest solar energy commitment in the US by a state.
‣ 50% of state gov't energy will be created with 7 new solar arrays to be built across the state.
‣ 191 MW | 361 GWh/yr will be produced by this initiative.

governor.pa.gov/newsroom/gov-w

Statement of FSF board on election of Richard Stallman (RMS): u.fsf.org/3bf

**Life on Venus? First we need to know more about molecules in the atmosphere**

"To confirm life on other planets, we need to detect far more molecules in their atmospheres than we currently do to rule out non-biological chemical processes."

sciencedaily.com/releases/2021

#science #news #bot

"You can phone anyone with a phone number and email anyone with an email address."

"The reason you can't talk to Facebook users without having a Facebook account isn't that it's technically impossible – it's that Facebook forbids it."

#BigTech #SimpleFacts

Source (contains trackers): wired.co.uk/article/social-med

Fixing Big Tech starts with interoperability: that's how we turn network effects upside down so technology USERS call the shots, explains @eff special advisor
@doctorow for @wireduk: wired.co.uk/article/social-med

RT @eff: @eff We’ve built a new site to tell you whether or not you are a test subject in Google’s latest tracking experiment. Visit Am I F…

It’s not just the Trump 2020 campaign that used deceptive web designs to trick supporters. These “dark patterns” are all too common. eff.org/deeplinks/2021/04/dece

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