Good piece with important stuff at the end -
Everything you ever wanted to know about tankies, but were afraid to ask
libcom.org/blog/everything-you

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Saying he was collecting material for an art project, the 31-year-old visual artist sneaked into a vault at a notorious private, run-for-profit university and quietly removed tuition contracts. Fried Potatoes – whose real name is Francisco Tapia – then burned the documents, rendering it nearly impossible for the Universidad del Mar to call in its debt – which he claimed was worth as much as $500m (£297m). “It’s over. You are all free of debt.”

theguardian.com/world/2014/may

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What is the most profitable business in the world? You might think oil, or maybe banking. You would be wrong. The answer is academic publishing. Its profit margins are vast, reportedly in the region of 40 per cent.

Publicly funded researchers do the work, write it up and judge its merits. And yet the resulting intellectual property ends up in the hands of the publishers. They then sell it via exorbitant subscriptions and paywalls, often paid for by taxpayers too.

newscientist.com/article/mg240

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cat found a appropriately sized box to squeeze in to

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The Curious Case of the Weapon that Didn’t Exist | The Public Medievalist

What if I were to tell you that a weapon that you've seen in books, movies and museums wasn't actually real?

publicmedievalist.com/curious-

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Getting better at time management has been a life-long journey for me. Some tips from this article helped:

theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2

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Veteran's Day, David Graeber Show more

It’s not about education, but global power and who needs to know. US elections might influence life here greatly, Serbian elections can’t even affect Philip Morris’ profit margins IN SERBIA.

It’s not just , but pervasive in West. So many academics told me about Yugo in Soviet Bloc (it was in Non-Aligned Movt), confused Serbia with Syria/Siberia. Meanwhile Balkanites discuss AOC’s win in NY-14.

Balkans, Baltics - what’s the difference? If these people didn’t decide life and death, politics, economy in the region, it would be funny.

Even local councils...that once answered directly to the Syrian opposition’s Interim Government—now operate under the authority of Turkish “walis” or governors in neighboring Turkish provinces.

syriadirect.org/news/%e2%80%98

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introducing the worlds smallest mobile solar powered #gopher #tilde site with just 267 active users. solar battery is swapped out every 16 hours. proxy access at gopher.club #new #introductions

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wow! SDF #mastodon is officially bigger than SDF Public Access UNIX System! We never got this far with #diaspora #elgg #StatusNet #gnusocial or even #usenet

Is today the day that you stop cross posting from Twitter and start cross posting from #Mastodon

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#thankyou eugen

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"After the Date" - A beautiful short film about a trans/cis couple, photography, police harassment, and taking a stand together

vimeo.com/297733950

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