MIT gives up on trying to get an equitable subscription deal from Elsevier, ends negotiations: https://news.mit.edu/2020/guided-by-open-access-principles-mit-ends-elsevier-negotiations-0611, via https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23489068
Applying for a job in times of corona is a daunting task for any recent, or soon-to-be graduate. This second edition of the 4TU Career Special is full of tips on how it is best approached. Furthermore, written in this magazine: https://www.utwente.nl/en/organisation/alumni/news/2020/6/651484/out-now-4tu-career-special
**Zoom suspends U.S.-based activists' account after Tiananmen event**
"Zoom Video Communications temporarily shut the account belonging to a group of U.S.-based Chinese activists after they held an event to commemorate the 31st anniversary of China's Tiananmen Square crackdown, the activis…"
Less Coronaproof but beautiful performance by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy:
Flaming Lips with "racing for the prize" in a completely Coronoproof concert with their signature balloons:
Twitter wees me op een artikel van KLM op de website, dat ineens offline is.
Nou... lees zelf maar!
Wow! "Head of Google Ads to run Google Search"
Sergey Brin and Larry Page: “We expect that advertising funded search engines will be inherently biased towards the advertisers and away from the needs of the consumers”
Social Distancing in Pictures…
Same place, Same time… Two pictures clicked indifferent angles, one with Zoom and other with Wide-angle Lens. How Photography can do the Trick without morphing… Add a misleading narrative too, it can be very Diabolic.
Pas op voor politici zonder politiek programma. Ook bij ons!
Porridge Radio #np
Or try out this song on spotify, stream it LOUD! No, LOUDER!!
#2316 "Hair Growth Rate"
Hourly haircuts would be annoying, but they'd be easier to do yourself, since you'd have adjacent hairs as a guide. Growing it out would be a huge pain, though.
"Help us deGoogle free and open source software"
Love this initiative! Friends don’t let friends use Google Analytics 👏😍
Welcome to the Fediverse @igor
Once you get the hang of it, please consider writing an #introductions toot and pin that to your profile.
I recommend @laura 's intro to Mastodon (link below). Tech savvy ppl may even like to glance over the ActivityPub W3C standard to grasp the full power.
I use Pixelfed as another ActivityPub services, a few more interesting ones exist.
You may also like my provocation Citizens in Data Land:
I’ve written a basic intro on how to read RSS in 2020, with some recommendations for feed readers.
(I started writing this a few weeks ago, but now might just be a great time to curate the news you want, and filter out the needlessly overwhelming stuff.)
Indie music 🎸
The "unofficial" Information Retrieval Mastodon Instance.
Goal: Make idf.social a viable and valuable social space for anyone working in Information Retrieval and related scientific research.
Everyone welcome but expect some level of geekiness on the instance and federated timelines.