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DarkLinkXXXX  ·  2924 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Face recognition app taking Russia by storm may bring end to public anonymity

Or, you know, we could just wear medical masks, which are already trendy in Asia.

DarkLinkXXXX  ·  2938 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Protecting Software from pirates

Why would you want to do that?

Piracy didn't hurt Adobe when Photoshop got pirated the shit out of. In fact, it lead to more legitimate sales, especially by institutions.

DarkLinkXXXX  ·  2957 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: US Jobless Claims fall to the lowest levels since the 70's

Another anecdote.

Back when I was in a staffing agency, one of my (non-agency) coworkers had a Ph.D in marine science. We were working for a moving company.

DarkLinkXXXX  ·  2965 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Anime fans of Hubski, throw some shit my way

Hikaru no Go.

The main character, Hikaru, comes upon a goban (a board that Go, an ancient Chinese board game, is played on) and it turns out to have the spirit of a man who played Go over 1000 years ago, and didn't pass on because he wanted to keep playing Go. Later, Hikaru starts playing Go himself until he becomes a professional, trying to surpass his rival, Akira Touya.

Okay, that doesn't sound that exciting, but when I read the manga I thought it was really good. Apparently it even caused a spurt in the popularity of the game at the time.

DarkLinkXXXX  ·  2992 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: AlphaGo beats Lee Sedol again in second game

    Team Human vs Team AI

Why shouldn't we get credit for what we've created?

DarkLinkXXXX  ·  3006 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Netflix and Hulu users of Hubski, do you binge watch?

I pirate all my stuff, but yes, yes I do. Whenever I find an anime I'm interested in, I've watched all of it after three days or so.

DarkLinkXXXX  ·  3020 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pirate Bay for Science!

    Now, how can journals fund the peer-review process and still have research freely available?

That money generally doesn't come directly from the university, but from the US or some other state's government. Why the researchers or university are then the legal owners of that publicly funded research, and have the rights to transfer that ownership to private enterprises like Elsevier, is beyond me.

DarkLinkXXXX  ·  3031 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: In solidarity with Library Genesis and Sci-Hub

You're welcome!

Of course, Libgen/SciHub doesn't have everything either, but it has more than any single legal resource I know of.

Also, I'd like to give a friendly reminder that anyone can upload books or scientific articles here. If it's books, so I'd encourage you to do that if you find resources elsewhere. ;)

If you have any questions, there's a forum for libgen at https://genofond.org/. Most of it is in Russian, but the staff are bilingual between Russian and English.

Well, they have been doing it since 2011, so I have to imagine they're be able to do it for a good while longer. Regardless, if SHTF, the technology will still be there, and it will be up to them to pass the baton to someone else. I kinda wish they would open-source their scraper though, but I guess they worry that that'd make it more difficult for them.

I really hope this email works.

  Dear Mr. Jay,

  I'm very interested in your article "Taboo word fluency and knowledge of slurs and general pejoratives: deconstructing the poverty-of-vocabulary myth". However, I am no longer affiliated with a college. Could you please send me a copy of this article? I'd really appreciate it.

  Thank you.


edit: Nevermind. I found it in the wild!