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Ensuring Open Access papers remain accessible.

"Since 2017, the Internet Archive joined others in concentrating on archiving all scholarly literature and making it permanently accessible."

blog.archive.org/2020/09/15/ho

#InternetArchive #OpenAccess #Research #Internet #Archives

Anybody know any wiki software that can federate besides FedWiki?
(which is brilliant but bewilders many people. I'm asking about something that offers topic and sub-topic navigation like a typical wiki, but where an instance created by one community can federate with instances created by other communities.

Related to my last boost, this page could be a good place to start for people wanting to help Oregon wildfire victims:

oregonlive.com/environment/202

Last boost for reference:

hackers.town/@drwho/1048691270

Hey, folks... this is a link to a document containing the lowest funded GoFundMe requests from Southern Oregon fire victims who’ve lost everything.

docs.google.com/document/d/11u

Pandemic has made it ridiculously obvious how bad this job is.

So, time to start looking for another!

Anyone needs an electrical engineer with experience in space systems and a big interest in embedded rust?

Former Facebook data scientist Sophie Zhang on the massive amount of "inauthentic activity" used for political purposes on the platform.

buzzfeednews.com/amphtml/craig

Personal wildfire update 

"No one is forced to use Facebook" 

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"No one is forced to use Facebook" 

A very nice post by Ken Shirriff on the first FPGA.

"The FPGA was invented by Ross Freeman who co-founded Xilinx in 1984 and introduced the first FPGA, the XC2064. [...] I reverse-engineered Xilinx's XC2064, and in this blog post I explain its internal circuitry (above) and how a "bitstream" programs it.""

righto.com/2020/09/reverse-eng

#ReverseEngineering #FPGA #History #IntegratedCircuits

i'm retiring an older collaborative project that never quite got off the ground... BUT in doing so we're releasing the tiles we drew for it into the creative commons. 281 free, hand-drawn isometric tiles, to use in your projects:

withering-systems.itch.io/city

I don't mean to bash on any of these FOSS efforts. It's amazing what I can take for granted on a desktop these days. Onwards and upwards etc.!

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It's a little weird that my web browser has a better UI/UX for playing downloaded videos than the default video player application of my desktop...

Oh... well, this explains part of it:

gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/totem/-

Does anyone maintain a list of marketplaces that are alternatives to the excessively greedy ones? Like, is there an Etsy-like that treats its artists/sellers better? What about a better t-shirt place than cafe press et al? And so on…

(Maybe that one could've stayed in my "screaming-into-the-void.org" file.)

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TFW (griping and uspol) 

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