Great to see museums campaigning for copyright reform — this makes perfect sense.
Display cases in the Imperial War Museum, National Library of Scotland and University of Leeds sit empty. They should contain letters from the First World War; from a young girl to her father serving as a soldier and from soldiers to their families back home. Because of current UK copyright laws the original letters cannot be displayed. At the moment the duration of copyright in certain unpublished works is to the end of the year 2039, regardless how old the work is. The Free Our History campaign wants the term of copyright protection in unpublished texts to be reduced to the author’s lifetime plus 70 years.
I am obsessed with these.
From this Ask MetaFilter post, it seems that the Roman letters are tacked onto [Chinese and Japanese] fonts almost as an afterthought, for when you need to interject a few words of English into your Chinese website, for example. Hence, they aren’t really optimised for the eye of a non-Chinese writer, or perhaps aren’t optimised much at all, and usually look like this. It’s not one specific font as I thought.Informed! (via Elliot)
LOL, hardware people writing drivers. Good reason not to buy Asus, I guess
‘People telling people to execute arbitrary code over the network. Run code from our servers as root. But HTTPS, so it’s no biggie.’ YES.
When a player adopted democracy in Civilization, their aggression would be automatically reduced by 2. Code being code, if Gandhi went democratic his aggression wouldn’t go to -1, it looped back around to the ludicrously high figure of 255, making him as aggressive as a civilization could possibly be.
good talk from Hailo’s Matt Heath, doing nice stuff with Go and a well-supported microservices architecture
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