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https://librelounge.org/ , by @cwebber and @emacsen

"Libre Lounge is a podcast where we casually discuss various topics involving user freedom, crossing free software, free culture, network and hosting freedom, and libre hardware designs. We discuss everything from policy and licensing to deep dives on technical topics... whatever seems interesting that week. At some point we might even have guests!"
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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

Wow, the new @nextcloud offers from are huge... a lot of storage and features for a really good price: hetzner.de/storage/nextcloud

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"Wir haben die gute Radinfrastruktur - da fahren nur leider die Autos drauf."

Ok, I now stared for a long time at an empty slide I initially thought I should fill without having a great idea of what to put on it...

Now I have just deleted it. I guess if I don't know what I should put on there it most likely won't end up with anything interesting on it, anyways.

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Another several shopping days 'til christmas

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There are no ads or algorithms here on #Mastodon manipulating your feed. See & enjoy who & what you want at your pace & in the order that people you enjoy post. - Enjoy & thanks for supporting the :fediverse: Fediverse & your @ instance.

"71% of respondents said that content on their social media feeds makes them angry–which is exactly what social media companies want–and even more are suspicious of the way algorithms are manipulating their experiences online."

fastcompany.com/90268596/here-

Wasn't like a month ago? You North Americans are confusing me...

Mh... I really think is an important project, but I am wondering whether the corpus might not be that useful if there are not more female contributors?

When I listen to confirm samples, they are most often male, so I wonder if it might become hard to train a speech recognition system with that corpus that will also properly recognize female voices. Is this an unnecessary worry?

In any case, please everyone (and especially women) contribute at: voice.mozilla.org/

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Chris Webber, the co-editor of ActivityPub (which enables Mastodon, Pleroma, Peertube, etc.) is inventing the next generation protocol for decentralized social games & online collaboration.

It is really important work.

I am convinced that there are institutions out there that would give him a grant to work on this.

Foundations? Boston-area universities? If you know of one, please consider nominating him!

Please boost!

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Pour les ici: est-ce que vous avez des informations de plus sur ces « take-downs » de ? Il me semble qu’il y a beaucoup de contenu français affecté... est-ce que vous avez des idées de quoi et de qui cela aurait dû servir?

newsroom.fb.com/news/2018/11/l

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