fun fact dutch people officially learn british english in school but hear american everywhere else which is why you'll hear them doing some kind of californian accent but midsentence drop a "i cAHNT believe it"

Ranting: IP blocking by researchgate 

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Like: Detailed tests of search engines: Google, Startpage, Bing, DuckDuckGo, metaGer, Ecosia, Swisscows, Searx, Qwant, Yandex, and Mojeek
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#Search

Hmm interesting..

"#MillionShort started out as an experimental web #searchengine that allows you to filter and refine your #search results set. The thinking was that web searches yield the same popular sites. Million Short makes it easy to discover sites that just don't make it to the top of the search engine results for whatever reason – whether it be poor #SEO, new site, small marketing budget, or competitive keywords."

millionshort.com/about

Remember when a Google #search used to lead you somewhere?

Now it increasingly just keeps you on Google. In fact, Google results take up 62.6% of the first screen of search results in a sample of 15,000 searches.

#Google is building a walled garden that encompasses some of the most accessed information on the internet with no recourse for businesses who are suddenly finding themselves on the wrong side, cut off from their users.

themarkup.org/google-the-giant

#privacyMatters #searchengine

WOW!!!!!
THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR:)

A search engine for #peertube

"PeerTube Index is a centralized search engine for PeerTube videos. We run a crawler that visits PeerTube instances to find videos and new instances. All found videos are made searchable by their name. We exclude videos marked as Not Safe For Work (NSFW) for now.

This site is not affiliated to Framasoft, the maintainer of the PeerTube software. "

peertube-index.net/

#peertube #searchengine #index #search

everyone uses duolingo, but there's also a free and more open couse for learning to speak, if not spell, languages!

saysomethingin.com/

it's a welsh thing, it started as a welsh course only (i can confirm it's very good!) but they now offer #welsh, #manx, #cornish, #spanish, #dutch and #latin!! which is pretty neat, right?

#language

Also, think it should become a best practice in PhD thesis to thank the (FOSS) communities that provided the infrastructure for writing & analysis:

After the sidewalks in my neighborhood got besmirched with anti-mask sentiments, I put up a home-printed poster of Paul Sizer's great #WearTheMask illustration in a street-facing house window.

link goes to where you can get your own free download

paulsizer.com/wear-the-mask-po

Welcome to #Veloren!

Veloren is an open-world, open-source multiplayer voxel #RPG. The #game is in an early stage of development, but is playable.

veloren.net/

#FOSS

The Ceph file system provides strong data safety for mission-critical applications; virtually unlimited storage to file systems; POSIX; automatic balancing to deliver maximum performance.

ceph.io/ceph-storage/file-syst

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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.