@jeffreymoro hey, I just wanted to say thanks for publishing the reading you are doing for your quals!
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I feel like Chris Hedges is spot on in his analysis of the state of play in US politics, especially with respect to the role of the media.
I truly hope that increased solidarity and awareness will mean he's wrong about the consequences.
One thing he seems to sidestep is how the failure of a nation state with a huge addiction to its military and nuclear arsenal isn't quite the same as the collapse of Yugoslavia.
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Bandcamp has completely transformed my relationship to music.
I can support the artists I like by paying a bit for downloads, or a bit more for a physical artifact like CD, LP or cassette. Artists & labels can send me updates about what they are up to. There are links to their social media accounts to learn more.
But I also get to learn about new music by following other listeners. My own interests have both broadened and deepened in ways that I could not have predicted.
I was reflexively comparing s3 to a kind of archive — but this scale, particularly the transactions, seems to make the metaphor nonsensical.
I was idly wondering how much data is stored in Amazon S3. On Wikipedia I found a reference to an announcement from 2013 that said s3 had 2 trillion objects, and was responding to 1.1 million requests per second. https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/amazon-s3-two-trillion-objects-11-million-requests-second/
What I've been listening to this week: Landing (24), Endurance (14), Ezekiel Honig (13) #lastfm
This is the official Mastodon account for the site switching.social.
It's a guide for non-technical people who are concerned about protecting their privacy online. It only lists easy-to-use sites and apps that are ethical and privacy-friendly.
You can find out more at https://switching.social
If you know someone who might benefit from this guide, please share the link with them!
Also, I've not really leaned on pandas for much in the past, and wow it is *super* useful.
"A Fistful of Stars is a 360° video: as it plays, click and drag your cursor to explore the full experience."
THE CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF RESEARCH LIBRARIES RELEASED THEIR JOURNAL SUBSCRIPTION COSTS 🤘 🤘 🤘 🤘 🤘 🤘 🤘 🤘 🤘 🤘 🤘 🤘 🤘 🤘 🤘 🤘 🤘 🤘 🤘 🤘 🤘 🤘 🤘 🤘 🤘 🤘 🤘
46% of 80 million Canadian dollars go to Elsevier. F*cking A.
Link to article & data: http://www.carl-abrc.ca/news/carl-members-release-journal-subscription-cost-data/
Whoops I copied over jr_carpenter’s birdsite name there.
Google, tech in general, addiction, FOMO, exploitation, Lifegoals Show more
I'm becoming more and more convinced that one of my lifegoals will be to change internet culture from one of
Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) / immediate mass consumption
Don't worry, take your time it will be there. The internet will keep it for you, no rush.
I’m trying an experiment in opening up how we run our open source projects. If you’re interested in what we’re up to at the UK Web Archive feel free to drop in during our Online Hours... http://blogs.bl.uk/webarchive/2018/05/online-hours.html