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Open source licenses cover derivative works. Machine learning based on pre-existing work should carry the downstream license. That is the responsibility of the human being initiating the machine learning algorithm, and you can't blame the machine. twitter.com/kellabyte/status/1
> I heard GitHub is training their co-pilot with other peoples copyrighted source code thus allowing copyrighted source code to be injected into other peoples products.

There was a time I felt GitHub was on the ethical side of things but that’s starting to fade.

For those of us who take freedom of movement for granted, writes about acceptance into Canada.

> only a few countries – including Germany, New Zealand and Canada – actually help people escape their misery and resume their lives. Others, especially Australia, are jailing, deporting and locking up asylum seekers. Australia signed the UN refugee convention in 1954, yet they have been detaining asylum seekers on the island of Nauru for seven years now, without a hearing or access to a medical care, fresh water or electricity. Other countries are separating children from their parents. But Canada, which created the world’s first private sponsorship program in 1978 to allow citizens to come together to sponsor a refugee and directly save lives, launched the initiative, resettling more than 25,000 people in Canada in 10 days. Whoever came up with the campaign should be thanked forever.


Grav is pretty much a straighforward PHP application, @duncanhart . It was developed by one of the original Joomla founders, so there's learning that has accumulated in the newer platform. Flat file database instead of MySQL makes things simpler.

On sites like openlearning.cc/base/ and systemschanges.com/online/ , we run Grav on shared hosting cPanel servers with Softaculous. I've found those economical and reliable, @duncanhart . I wrote up when I was making a provider choice at quora.com/Whats-a-good-Canadia

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I've purged @WordPress from my life and I now feel sssoooo much better. That Block Editor was god damn awful.

I still use WordPress with the Classic Editor, and need to update a Drupal site. For newer websites, I am now using Grav with Markdown in flat files. What are you now using sad an alternative, @duncanhart ?

Those who are more nostalgic about the days of shareware can look to the Internet Archive.


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For those who remember the rushing sound of a 2400bps modem connecting over an analog telephone line, the old BBS download sites have been obsoleted.


Did the board of MEC understand how a cooperative really works? suggests that they forgot.

What kind of world are we in, when a camera lens needs a software update to work with a new camera? (I am not a user of either system)

@queryquokka @kev I have been blogging in WordPress for over a decade, and it's good for that. For new, minimal websites, I now prefer getgrav.org/ , as it's less maintenance, simpler, and stays out of your way when you're making interface changes. I have many sites, way back to using Pivotlog in 2006, where flat file is simpler, too bad that project didn't sustain.

@queryquokka @kev On WordPress, I prefer a Bootstrap-based theme, so I can mostly match the look to the Drupal site also in that domain. Otherwise, stay with the standard WordPress themes, as they are maintained. Avoid the Divi themes, they will require maintenance at a later date.

Very long article, oriented towards policy change. Issues should be familiar to everyone on this platform (and appreciation of that is probably why you are here).
on Surveillance Capitalism

Instead of using a text editor or Notepad on my computer for everyday work, I now use as a persistent scratchpad, a new page each day. The feature of creating often helps in copy-and-paste to other applications. I haven't exercised citations, yet, but probably will, shortly.

> Roam let’s you manage knowledge, but not really write documents, and Zettlr let’s you write documents, and, to a much smaller extent let’s you manage knowledge! twitter.com/thejonotron/status

The editorial declares that the brain drain of 15,000 Canadians to the United States between years 2000-2010 could be reversed, with corporations near-shoring northwards.

> Canada already exerts a powerful pull on people from the rest of the world. A global Gallup survey, conducted from 2015 through 2017, shows Canada is one of the most desired destinations for potential immigrants. Among the highly educated, those with at least a bachelor’s degree, more people around the world would, if they could, move to Canada than the United States.

"Dear Donald: Thanks for the new immigration wall. Love, Canada" at theglobeandmail.com/opinion/ed

Consumer grade audio and video recording devices are practically near professional broadcast quality. Post-production workflows have adjusted to becoming asynchronous for the daily late night television shows.

Authentically appreciating "causal texture" from the Emery and Trist (1965) article leads us through the meanings of contextualism and contextural, texture, causal, and transactional environment c.f. contextual environment.

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