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When I lived in #France, I got involved in Critical Mass, in an era when bike infrastructure was almost non-existent. We would take over the streets and have a party on bikes. I ended up making the flyer for the monthly event, back when there was no Illustrator or Photoshop - just paper, glue, scissors, and copy Machines. "Manifestation" = protest, and "fête' = celebration, hence Mani-fête.

#Paris #criticalmass #transit #bikes #urbanism #graphicdesign #cities

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🔴 Invalidity of the word mark ‘ICELAND’ and the figurative mark (in the image) confirmed.

Iceland (the UK chain of supermarkets) registered both marks for a range of goods and services, but Iceland (the country -via Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Business) filled invalidity requests.

The Grand Board applied the ‘Chiemsee’ criteria and found that the marks in question would be perceived as originated from Iceland (the country)

All the details here: linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:l

#caselaw #iceland

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Do you know of a better place to sit and just be at peace. I bet you don't. This is my little secret corner of woodland, I don't dare share it out Incase it gets trashed or ruined - it's my selfish spot. Remains untouched in the years I've been visiting. #scotland #woodland #seat #nikon #peace

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"All this to say that it is a terrible error to impute morals or values to giant #corporations. #Apple and #Google are both immortal colony organisms that view human beings as inconvenient gut flora."

This is the best way to put it I've ever seen.

More on #dma (from @pluralistic) at pluralistic.net/2022/12/21/mal

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Several Mastodon instances (including Newsie) have come under cyber-attack recently by state-level actors.

If you are the admin of a Mastodon Instance that overlaps arts, human rights, civil society, journalism, or democracy and would like FREE cyber security protection from Cloudflare as part of Project Galileo please reach out as Fourth Estate is a long-time Project Galileo partner

See: cloudflare.com/galileo/

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This poll will give a much better understanding of society. Please boost to get the numbers up. TIA

Speaking of Google failure ... I had to turn off Google Discover on my Android phone because it wouldn't heed my interests ("Not interested in Sports") and started inserting sponsored ads into the feed. Advertising will kill Google eventually.

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I expect Google to be freaking out about . It answers many questions better than they do, especially now that they've stuffed the first page of search results with ads. Alexa and Siri weren't that much of a threat, given Amazon's limited intrusion on Google interests and Apple's limited marketshare, but if people can ask a chatbot for better, more comprehensive, more creative, more synthesized answers than they can get out of Google's search results ...

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Cape Town has a 100-yr archive of high-res aerial photos. It is mind-bending to watch your home evolve through colonization, apartheid, and the modern era in up to 7cm resolution. Here a community - distinct 6 - is destroyed by apartheid spatial planners, and tries to start over.

Here is a link to view the data:

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Gonna take advantage of Bizarre Consumption Long-Weekend by doing some gadget-shopping?

I _highly recommend_ consulting the Mozilla Foundation's "Privacy Not Included" guide before you start bringing new devices into the house:


#thanksgiving #blackfriday #cybermonday

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BREAKING: Free Software Foundation announces that the GIMP ("GNU Image Manipulation Program") will finally shed its controversial name, becoming LIGMA ("Libre Image and Graphics Manipulation Application") early next year.

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The flight of NASA's Artemis (purple) uses two very close encounters with the moon's gravity (green) to changes its trajectory to get back to the earth (blue.) Amazing.

I'm still not used to the "Circle" / layer stuff on Mastodon. I'm often uncertain which to post to, and I often forget to specify a "Circle" / layer. It makes the neurotic in me unhappy.

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What's missing from these pictures?

No on-street parking makes all the difference in the cities of #Japan. The 1962 "proof-of-parking" law means you buy a car, you've got to show you've got a place—off public streets—to warehouse it.

homophobia, mass murder 

Mass shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs.

My partner moved to Colorado this year. As a foreigner, I had always conceptualized the state as rather progressive, so I didn't believe him when he told me it's homophobic.

I don't like the Appeal to Lived Experience because people are so often unreliable narrators of their own realities but incidents like this certainly make me question my position. At least, Lived Experience is a cue to investigate a matter further.

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You might have seen somebody using the proverb Vox Populi, Vox Dei. What was missing was the context in which it was used:

Nec audiendi qui solent dicere, Vox populi, vox Dei, quum tumultuositas vulgi semper insaniae proxima sit.

In case you do not speak Latin, it means in English:

And those people should not be listened to who keep saying the voice of the people is the voice of God since the riotousness of the crowd is always very close to madness.

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