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While humans carry out social distancing, a group of 14 elephants broke into a village in Yunan province, looking for corn and other food. They ended up drinking 30kg of corn wine and got so drunk that they fell asleep in a nearby tea garden.

Italian ventilator manufacturer couldn't keep up with demand due to #COVID19. A #3dprinting company stepped up to help by printing ventilator parts to SAVE LIVES...

The ventilator manufacturer sent a Cease and Desist Letter.

3D printer told the ventilator manufacturer to eff off and released the STL files for free.

"The Human Element in Online Learning" in today's InsideHigherEd is a good introduction for those who are new to how online learning can be very social.

Considering that the site to buy their merch crashed, I'm pretty sure the St. Patrick's Day concert livestream was a roaring success! โ˜ฎ๏ธโค๏ธโ˜˜๏ธ

Why does every instructional video these days have to have that mind-numbing chirpy-derpy combination of ukulele and bells for a soundtrack? ๐ŸŽต ๐ŸŽถ ๐Ÿ˜–

Are you in #quarantine ? SDF may be the place for you!

* Teach or Join a class to learn the UNIX shell, network utilities & programming languages
* Listen or become a DJ and steam
* Create or stream video content from
* Join the PLAN9 boot camp & learn PLAN9 from Bell Labs
* Join our Minecraft Server
* Boot and run your own VM instance of Solaris, OpenBSD, Ubuntu, FreeBSD, CentOS, Debian, Plan9 or NetBSD with a dedicated IP

Especially while remaining socially isolated, it's important to remember that there's more to than just hard work.

BREAKING NEWS: Key provisions of the PATRIOT Act expired on Sunday after political infighting prevented a vote on free speech and privacy amendments.1 The Senate still has an opportunity to reauthorize the PATRIOT Act next week, but we can stop them.

Call (202) 930-8115 now and tell your Senators to vote NO on PATRIOT Act reauthorization. #USAPATRIOTact

It's interesting how true it rings now when he wrote this in 1965. I think his was one of the most underrated minds of the 20th century.

โ€œOnce men turned their thinking over to machines in the hope that this would set them free. But that only permitted other men with machines to enslave them.โ€ โ€• Frank Herbert, Dune

Are there #openaccess and/or #openscience advocates in these parts? I'm new to Mastodon and would love to connect. #introductions

The #Debian project is joining forces with the #fediverse, with a new team for packaging fediverse apps, and another one for running their own instances:

You may laugh, but book paper would be better than the Scott toilet paper that's always the last brand left in a crisis.

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