**The prospects of a post-democratic world**
"The systemic collapse of American democracy posits the prospects of a post-democratic world."
complaining about Mastodon
One of my big frustrations with Mastodon is the inability to post to a hashtag without the post displaying on the local timeline. So being on an instance that has a local "theme" such as this one, it isn't possible to participate in off-topic hashtags.
Seems like a missing permission level or something.
SCI-HUB NEEDS YOUR HELP!
Do you have a few dozen gigabytes of free diskspace and a machine that can seed it via #bittorrent?
You can help save an unbelievable trough of scientific knowledge from disappearing behind the elites' paywalls!
Spread the word and seed till you bleed – for the betterment of humanity!
Oh, also something on the siege engine engineering of Sauron's army.
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My #Engineering Lecture Series speaker this week continued the discussion of robotics and drew inspiration from last week's speaker from Boston Dynamics.
She asked us to consider the responsibilities of engineers to consider the implications of their work using this week's deployment of the Spot robot by the NYPD.
What if we built an inter-operable network of repositories. Individual researchers could host their personal repositories and institutions could continue to host institutional or disciplinary focused repositories as they do now.
Works would be discoverable across the network regardless of a researcher's "home" repository. Would indexing services still be necessary?
Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Working to make engineering knowledge and education more accessible. He/him
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