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Sci-Hub’s cache of pirated papers is so big, subscription journals are doomed, data analyst suggests | Science | AAAS
Sci-Hub’s cache of pirated papers is so big, subscription journals are doomed, data analyst suggests There is no doubt that Sci-Hub, the infamous—and, according to a U.S. court, illegal—online repository of pirated research papers, is enormously popular. (See Science’s investigation last year of who is downloading papers from Sci-Hub.
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july 2017 by rdslw
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Analyzing Ethereum, Bitcoin, and 1200+ other Cryptocurrencies using PostgreSQL Cryptocurrencies are fueling a modern day gold rush. Can data help us better understand this evolving market? Update: Thank you everyone for making this #1 on Hacker News!Read the HN discussion here.
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july 2017 by rdslw
My own private basic income | openDemocracy
My own private basic income One person’s experience becoming a business owner shows how our economy is based on luck rather than merit and how it rewards people who own stuff rather than people who do stuff. I have a private basic income – a small, regular cash income without means test or work requirement.
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july 2017 by rdslw
Thoughts on Insurance
Thoughts on Insurance Two years ago, I printed up Chubb’s 10k and started reading.1 I’d become interested in the property and casualty insurance industry through a number of conversations with my father-in-law, who is a commercial broker.
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july 2017 by rdslw
GitHub - warner/magic-wormhole: get things from one computer to another, safely
warner/magic-wormhole Get things from one computer to another, safely. This package provides a library and a command-line tool named wormhole, which makes it possible to get arbitrary-sized files and directories (or short pieces of text) from one computer to another.
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july 2017 by rdslw
bjoern.brembs.blog » Sci-Hub as necessary, effective civil disobedience
Sci-Hub as necessary, effective civil disobedience Stevan Harnad’s “Subversive Proposal” came of age last year. I’m now teaching students younger than Stevan’s proposal, and yet, very little has actually changed in these 21 years.
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june 2017 by rdslw
AMD's Future in Servers: New 7000-Series CPUs Launched and EPYC Analysis
AMD's Future in Servers: New 7000-Series CPUs Launched and EPYC Analysis The big news out of AMD was the launch of Zen, the new high-performance core that is designed to underpin the product roadmap for the next few generations of products. To much fanfare, AMD launched consumer level parts based on Zen, called Ryzen, earlier this year.
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june 2017 by rdslw
WSJ Ends Google Users' Free Ride, Then Fades in Search Results - Bloomberg
WSJ Ends Google Users' Free Ride, Then Fades in Search Results After blocking Google users from reading free articles in February, the Wall Street Journal’s subscription business soared, with a fourfold increase in the rate of visitors converting into paying customers. But there was a trade-off: Traffic from Google plummeted 44 percent.
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june 2017 by rdslw
Leveraging Open Source as a Public Institution — New analysis reveals significant returns on investment in open source technologies | The Data Blog
Leveraging Open Source as a Public Institution — New analysis reveals significant returns on investment in open source technologies Examples abound of leading tech companies that have adopted open source strategy and contribute actively to open source tools and communities.
1706  brag  hackernews  wrk  read 
june 2017 by rdslw
Standard Ebooks: Free and liberated ebooks, carefully produced for the true book lover.
Standard Ebooks: Free and liberated ebooks, carefully produced for the true book lover. Free and liberated ebooks, carefully produced for the true book lover. Standard Ebooks is a volunteer driven, not-for-profit project that produces lovingly formatted, open source, and free public domain ebooks.
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june 2017 by rdslw
In dramatic statement, European leaders call for ‘immediate’ open access to all scientific papers by 2020 | Science | AAAS
In dramatic statement, European leaders call for ‘immediate’ open access to all scientific papers by 2020 In what European science chief Carlos Moedas calls a "life-changing" move, E.U. member states today agreed on an ambitious new open-access (OA) target.
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june 2017 by rdslw

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