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A commentary on @Sci_Hub: 2/n. Why it matters to me and ContentMine - https://blogs.ch.cam.ac.uk/pmr/2016/04/30/a-commentary-on-sci-hub-2n-why-it-matters-to-me-and-contentmine/ great post about key issue #TDM #openaccess
In my previous post , catalyzed by Sci-Hub, https://blogs.ch.cam.ac.uk/pmr/2016/04/30/a-commentary-on-sci-hub-1-scholarly-publishing-is-broken/ I argued that scholarly publishing is completely broken. It's now lost a huge amount of respect, it's unwieldly, unfair and mired in bickering.
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Kiss US owned cloud providers goodbye in the long term. With the EU privacy agreement doomed, China, Russia and India not going to stand for meddling this pretty much condemns any cloud company with a US arm or connection to slowly being pushed out of the market as governments and legal actions force their customers to move.

US Supreme Court approves expanded hacking powers - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-36169019
The US Supreme Court approves a rule change that could allow law enforcement to remotely search computers located anywhere in the US, and beyond.
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Nice of the Supremes to bestow competitive advantage abroad--very ecumenical or antitrust or somesuch of them. </sarc>
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Friends don't let friends use Windows at nuclear power plants.
A nuclear power plant in Germany has been found to be infected with computer viruses, but they appear not to have posed a threat to the facility's operations because it is isolated from the Internet, the station's operator said on Tuesday.
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+Martin Creutziger Given the poor state of digital hygiene in the construction business it wouldn't surprise me. At work, when we moved into our new building 5 years ago the building management control PC was infested with every known bug in existence, it seemed. I had a hard time getting it banned from our network though.
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PiCymru is back with another Raspberry Jam event in Swansea, this time at TechHub's new premises in the heart of Swansea. Join us for a day of talks, demos and Raspberry Pi related activities. There will be a show and tell area so please feel free to bring along own projects to demo whether they are Pi, Arduino, Microbit or something else. Talks Colin Sauze Kivy: Building touchscreen interfaces in Python Innovative user interfaces made easy...
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The other side of Mumbles head this time
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My daughter got married in Oystermouth Castle....so I had a short vacation in Mumbles once. Lovely place. 
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Read this. Pieter always has a special place in my heart. We share a lot in the way we think and observe. I am not looking forward to the final message, but I am really happy for all the fun we had when talking, creating religions, fighting against stuff like software patents and The System in general. http://hintjens.com/blog:115 
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I've had both the privilege and the duty of helping a few people through this passage by now; I agree, there's some good stuff here.  I would also recommend reading "Being Mortal" by Atul Gawande; he has a lot of wise advice for how we prepare for and face that moment which is waiting for all of us.
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Somewhere between a Dalek and an HP photocopier in looks, but say hello to robocop Chinese style
http://europe.newsweek.com/robot-security-guard-anbot-robotics-452934?rm=eu
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+Jackie Moon if you do then use protection as it will probably skim it and have your account in the red before it spits it back out.
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Patrick Stewart sketch: what has the #ECHR ever done for us? - video - http://www.theguardian.com/culture/video/2016/apr/25/patrick-stewart-sketch-what-has-the-echr-ever-done-for-us-video nicely done...
After Theresa May says Britain should leave the European convention on human rights, Patrick Stewart, Adrian Scarborough and Sarah Solemani expose the problems in the Conservative plan for a UK bill of rights
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Wait, the telegraph posting anything pro-EU!?!? Up next, daily mail. The hell was in my coffee?!?! o.O

Edit: ooooh... The Guardian... Nevermind, coffee was probably fine.
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Zooniverse has been doing some interesting projects but this one is a bit different to the usual long term projects and a rather good application of the "many eyes" approach to an immediate problem: classifying satellite images after the Ecuador earthquake in order to aid crisis management.


https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/vrooje/planetary-response-network-and-rescue-global-ecuador-earthquake-2016?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Ecuador
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I used to work for Planet Labs. I built their onboard FPGA-based image acquisition and compression stuff.
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German politician arrested in Berlin for insulting Turkish president - http://boingboing.net/2016/04/23/german-political-leader-arrest.html bravo,@BrunoGertKramm
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+Ryan Gallagher​ In Germany you are even not allowed to express your critics against a company. When the company sues, it will claim it had losses because of your comment posted online. (My vision: Next step is: "post positive comment or we'll sue that everyone understands it as critics.")
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The Ubuntu Snap package format is most of the way to a genuine improvement in protecting users from compromised or untrustworthy apps, but right now it adds basically zero security for desktop users
Ubuntu 16.04 was released today, with one of the highlights being the new Snap package format. Snaps are intended to make it easier to distribute applications for Ubuntu - they include their dependencies rather than relying on the archive, they can be updated on a schedule that's separate from ...
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My point was that both games and web browsers need GUI features that basically provide at least phishing capability. These are blocked in an untrusted X11 context.

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Great hotel, lovely staff. Food however is very average pub grub.
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Sunday buffet is great. Also notable for having a good vegetarian selection
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Low prices and good quality food. Nothing fancy but done right. Very much a diner and not a restaurant. Extremely busy Sat/Sun morning and lunch so expect to queue then.
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Good buffet and good food. Slightly pricier than some others. Layout is much more open and modern than the Viceroy but lighting is excessively dim
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Decent food, sensible portions. Does get very loud so not the place for a quiet meal.
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Lovely food thoroughly enjoyed.
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