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DarkLinkXXXX  ·  1414 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  ·  1429 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.

amonico48  ·  1428 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Well yes adobe made more money. Few have the knowledge to pirate the software. Some don't know how to protect software so they prefer web apps and they host them in their offices instead of using a third party hosting service.

DarkLinkXXXX  ·  1447 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  ·  1455 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.

snoodog  ·  1455 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It had a lot of episodes too that's 30 hrs or so of my life I regret wasting

user-inactivated  ·  1455 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You're right. That doesn't sound too exciting, no offense. What did they do to keep it interesting?

    Apparently it even caused a spurt in the popularity of the game at the time.

Shoot. We need something like that here for NASCAR. God knows they could use a ratings boost.

DarkLinkXXXX  ·  1482 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  ·  1497 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  ·  1511 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  ·  1521 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.

LuckySteves  ·  1569 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'd like to think that the people who have the power to shut it down, choose not to.

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!

DarkLinkXXXX  ·  1606 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why the world economy as we know it is about to be turned on its head

No abstract? Not even a DOI? That's brutal.

This seemed like a nice thing to save, so here's an epub of the article.

bfv  ·  1609 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah. Libgen is fine, it has plenty of mirrors. I think sci-hub just scrapes from journal sites, if it doesn't come back it'll get cloned.

DarkLinkXXXX  ·  1612 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Michigan's mysterious, misunderstood coywolves

That's not very likely though, as much as it is possible, because the overlap between mating seasons is small, and the dog won't stick around to raise the offspring, thus they're not very likely to survive.

DarkLinkXXXX  ·  1618 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Minimal Maps — Michael Pecirno

I'm curious how these were made. Any ideas?

veen  ·  1617 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's surprisingly easy to do, if you have the right data (and horsepower to process all of the US). Openstreetmaps has classified most of the land use in the world. You can take that data, filter to show only the type of land you want and only display that in one color on a background of another color.