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Reminder: Springer has released a lot of digital textbooks for free in the last few months, and their special offer is ending on July 31st. There is no need to sign up to download the PDF and ePub files.

This lovely page has the full list of available titles:

A coop owned patreon alternative with only 2.5 percent fee. Might be of interest ro @rek and @neauoire, and to everyone really

#WAState Governor Jay Inslee announces that the state-wide eviction moratorium is now extended until October 15, 2020.

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Bridge City Sinners - "Song of the Siren". Basically what is says on the tin. Does not disappoint.

This is a fun *actually serverless* coding environment in the browser that uses webtorrent to share what you code:

our #IASGE ( survey closes TOMORROW at midnight, pacific standard time :blobastonished:

we are ~100 responses away from 500, which is the number we really strove for!!

if you have 10minutes and write/reuse code in academia, I would be so grateful if you could take the survey:

and forward it around to all your coworkers/friends/enemies-you-must-work-with we would be EVEN MORE grateful :blobheartcat:

♻️ solar system with planets directly imaged 

This is the moment a lot of you were waiting for! The amazing OrangeCrab feather form factor Lattice ECP5 FPGA development board from @gregdavill is now available in the German 1BitSquared store as well as the US store! Get them while supplies last! :D

tech support question (mouse) 

blm rebelions 2020, uspol, ilpol, chicago 

I already knew Dave Grohl was pretty awesome in music and in life…but I never would have expected him to take Betsy DeVos and the administration to task about education at all, much less this thoroughly and convincingly. →

Good news! It’ll be possible to build #GDB 10 against #GNU #Guile 3.0 or 2.2!

Besides, it’s been a refreshing experience to contribute and go through the review process of a project as an outsider; I could very much feel expectations from both sides. :-)

Instead of endlessly composing and deleting toots regarding frightening world events, I want to put out a single toot today.

If everything feels like too much, it's okay to step away for a moment and gather yourself and your strength, and help others do the same. I hope that you all are well, and you are able to find a moment (hopefully more!) of respite today.

There is now a Mastodon instance for publishing scientists: FediScience.

Everyone is welcome from PhD student to professor, as well as researchers from outside of academia. You are welcome to stay afterwards, but it is also easy to change to another server.

There will be a lot of science talk on this server, but there is no need to only talk science

Boosts are appreciated to let others know about this new instance.

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The SeaGL cfp is open! SeaGL welcomes new speakers! This year it wants tech talks, culture talks, performance art and FLOSS topics

Talks are 20 minutes with 10 min for Q&A

#SeaGL again holds office hours if you'd like some help or encouragement for your talk proposals, every Wednesday at noon Pacific between July 22 and August 19

cfp closes August 19th

SeaGL is November 13th - 14th

#cfp #FLOSSconf #FLOSSevent #OfficeHours #FLOX #Seattle #PacificNorthwest

Very interesting update about the state of open source FPGA tools from Dave Shah
Also includes some interesting plans for the future! :D

And that line needs to be very bright and very clear. Machines are tools, and they need to do what we tell them to. People are not tools, and need to be respected and treated as equals. People who try to trick or manipulate you into feeling emotions towards a machine NEVER have your best interests in mind.

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"There are all sorts of interesting powers that CBP, ICE and Border Patrol have under Title 42 pandemic law, which has been triggered with Trump’s COVID-19 national emergency declaration. Even though he claims we should not be in pandemic lockdown, he refuses to lift the emergency declaration because this gives these agencies more authority."

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