Dec 062018
 

For decades, scientists have warned of the pending crisis for the planet and humanity in the event of runaway climate change. But a new paper from prominent economists frames the situation in language that people might actually understand: Not addressing climate change, they conclude, will lead inevitably to “worldwide economic collapse.” Researchers also have a warning for renewable energy evangelists and techno-optimists, concluding that it is a fantasy to believe that the economy can grow at…

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Dec 062018
 

Enlarge (credit: Aurich / Simpsons) Rudy Giuliani, who briefly advised Donald Trump on cybersecurity before taking a role as his personal attorney, doesn’t understand how domain names work. And that lack of understanding led him to invent a ludicrous conspiracy theory about Twitter. It all started when Giuliani tweeted about special counsel Robert Mueller: If someone tweets out a valid URL, Twitter automatically converts it into a hyperlink. In this case, .in is the country code…

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Dec 062018
 

On January 1, 2019 in the United States, tens of thousands of new works will join iconic pieces such as Katsushika Hokusai’s Under the Wave off Kanagawa as a part of the public domain.                 Save the date! Please join us on January 25, 2019 for a grand day of celebrating the public domain! Co-hosted by the Internet Archive and Creative Commons, this celebration will feature a keynote…

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