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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.

techdirt.com/articles/20200317

"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.

insidehighered.com/advice/2020

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 aNONradio.net
* Create or stream video content from toobnix.org
* Join the PLAN9 boot camp & learn PLAN9 from Bell Labs
* Join our Minecraft Server mc.sdf.org
* 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:
socialhub.activitypub.rocks/t/

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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