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demure  ·  13 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The massive US military wargames the US had to cheat to win

in broad strokes, Pabst, how do they paint the Iraq war over there when they teach it?

demure  ·  13 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Americans receive mystery seeds in the mail

this...makes a lot of sense.

fraud prevention: pop-goes-the-weasel but the weasels can dig new holes. and also they multiply

demure  ·  39 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Space Jam

demure  ·  39 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Abstract Wikipedia/June 2020 announcement

Denny Vrandečić works on the Google Knowledge Graph.

A peek into the sausage factory. Also, look at the url here--that's a KG ID.

Hopefully this project gets to that level, but open source and open access. That'd be great.

demure  ·  58 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Internet Archive Will End Its Program for Free E-Books

Well, right. But I imagine that a protracted legal battle with publishers has the potential to drain IA's coffers fairly quickly.

demure  ·  58 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Internet Archive Will End Its Program for Free E-Books

If the Internet Archive goes down, I will miss the Wayback Machine. But that's about it.

For books, it's the local bookstore if I have money, the library if I have time, or Library Genesis for something I would have gone to the library for. If I really enjoy a book from the library or the web I'll go out and buy a copy or two to save and share.

demure  ·  68 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 3, 2020

I'm so glad to hear that. Hope your old regulars come back and you gain some new ones!

holy fuck they raised $3 billion?!