Cuba's El Paquete, its USB-driven offline internet
A great article on Cuba's El Paquete, its formally illegal network of internet data distributed through USB drives. It's a ingenious workaround & I wonder about its applicability in other scenarios: <https://interactions.acm.org/archive/view/january-february-2019/the-human-infrastructure-of-el-paquete-cubas-offline-internet> Thanks to @gcupc for hipping to El Paquete's existence!
I'm going to have to steer clear of Bemidji for a while.
2019 was a great year for the Engineering Archive. We hope you'll help us keep up the momentum in 2020!
"Releasing a preprint is associated with more attention and citations for the peer-reviewed article"
New paper published, privilege, service learning
Have a new paper out today, "Issues of Privilege in University Service-Learning" - https://ojs.library.queensu.ca/index.php/ijsle/article/view/13197
There's a petition to Save the .org top level domain. Apparently, ICANN could still stop it from being sold.
I know, petitions rarely work, but I also know that _sometimes_ they do.
Please consider signing if you _run_ anything there, or if you _use_ or _care about_ anything that's on a .org domain. Also, boosting this to others who follow you, would be very much appreciated.
If you have a .org domain name: go renew it now. For the full 10 years.
Registration rights for .org were just bought by a private equity firm. And as part of that contract, the price caps were removed.
Anything in .org will get much more expensive, soon.
A ten year renewal will cost you a bit over a hundred bucks. Which is probably less than one year will cost you in the very near future.
This article is bad and the authors should feel bad.
"...we can all but guarantee you won’t be going back [to Machu Picchu] there again unless you were begged." Definitely not true for me.
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