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New exemptions to section 1201 of the DMCA will help more creators and technology users, but they don’t save the law from being an unconstitutional restraint on freedom of speech. eff.org/deeplinks/2018/10/new- source: twitter.com/eff/status/1058894

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Hey everyone! Today is the day; I'm raising at least $200 for Children's Hospital in New Orleans. I'll be playing Overwatch for the next 12-ish hours, so feel free to stop on by and donate, or just say hi and/or make fun of my bed head.

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Hope yall have a great rest of the day, and thanks again!

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Morning stroll in the hills with my other half. Very mild at the moment. 11°C this morning. A few days ago it was -5°C.
Took the opportunity to to forage a bit more wood for the fire while we were out too 😀

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I present to you: overflower fluffy coat. Shell fabric is designed by my #generative code. Each flower is unique. And of course it has pockets!

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Some more book-related #alternatives:

inventaire.io - Community for swapping books powered by libre software & WikiData, follow them on here at @inventaire

libreture.com - eBook storage site with social features, follow them on here at @kevinbeynon

openlibrary.org - Huge non-profit online library with downloads for PD books and lending for non-PD titles.

calibre-ebook.com/ - Open source eBook organiser/editor and format converter

#Books #eBooks #Literature

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Did you know the word companion comes from an old French word that literally translates to "someone you eat bread with"

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tired: voting
wired: direct action
inspired: building parallel community support structures independent of the state and capital

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#FossilHunting Report Part One (1) :

Went fossil-hunting yesterday. Covered approx. five miles up and down a remote stretch of Florida's Peace River. I struck out again on shark teeth. I only found a small handful of tiny teeth. Despite the lack of shark teeth, I did find several bones and a few interesting smaller specimens, including several alligator bones and a partial wild pig jaw with teeth (Holocene).

The fossil deposits along the Peace River are not uniformly distributed.

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#FossilHunting Report Part Two (2) :

Many factors determine how and where the deposits will be exposed. Areas along the river that look similar may have very different types of fossils, or no fossils at all. The only way to tell is to look very closely over every inch of the land and water.

So, yesterday was one of those days that was part hunt and part scouting trip. We entered a remote stretch we had not previously searched. This was the first time we laid eyes on this part of the river.

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#FossilHunting Report Part Three (3) :

We didn't find many fossils (just the usual common stuff), and we can now cross this stretch of the river off the list.

The hunts will continue. We are looking for Mammoth, Mastodon, Megalodon, Smilodon, Giant Ground Sloth, Glyptodont, Dire Wolf, Giant Bear, and other extinct vertebrate megafauna. We didn't find any of that yesterday, outside of a few broken slivers of enamel from a lost mammoth tooth.

Photo by Josh. I keep forgetting my damn camera.

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#FossilHunting Report Part Four (4) :

The spot in the photo is a limestone karst outcrop in the bank that extends in the river and forms a "Y" in the river with a tiny sandbar in the center. This makes a set of rapids where fossils often collect. I found several specimens in this area. That's me on the bank in the background, one of our kayaks in the foreground.

#fossils #paleontology #Florida #PeaceRiver

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PSA: Libraries & the appropriate verb Show more

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