Got an email with the subject like "All Paywalls Must Burn" and at first I thought it was some kind of manifesto or annoucnement of a new library service
but no, it was a request from an underresourced institution
aka a farmer
whose farm does not subscribe to journals
but really wants to read this one article
You couldn't make Toy Story in the future, because nobody will remember playing with generic astronaut or generic cowboy toys. blank slates that you could make original characters out of. Every cowboy toy at the store now is a Woody, every spaceman is a Buzz Lightyear. Even Mr. Potato Head has been re-branded as a Toy Story toy. The world depicted in the movie is unrealistic because it doesn't have Disney branding all over everything, ironically. Disney devoured that world and replaced it.
I told @andrewjbtw that I sign everything with ISO8601 but I just had my background check paperwork rejected for not using what they consider to be a "proper" date, so I guess I'm the fool here
This dangerous proposal in Congress would throw out one of our most important defenses against patent trolls. https://act.eff.org/action/tell-congress-we-don-t-need-more-bad-patents-8941b5c6-5bb1-4d93-9ca1-a2da87c4458e
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