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“Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider.”
Francis Bacon on Learning and How to Read Intelligently -

I started this instance because I wanted to make a cool place for people to meet and communicate. Thank you for your support, 🇧🇷 :blobheart:

Class of 2020: New in the Public Domain today! - - Public Domain Review on the works that enter the public domain in 2020. Lots of interesting stuff!

sportsmanship levels are 29% and falling

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I don't have an eating problem. I eat. I get fat. I buy new clothes.
No problem.
Experience is the worst teacher. It always gives the test first and
the instruction afterward.

Want some pulp fiction to read? The #InternetArchive's got you covered!

An Amazing Collection of Pulp Magazines Going Back 75 Years Is Available Online at The Internet Archive

Personally? I think the nervous system was a mistake

It's easy to get on the internet and forget you have a life
-- Topic on #LinuxGER

Strip personhood status from corporations and give it to our rivers, lakes, mountains and forests

More are taken in by hope than by cunning.
-- Vauvenargues
If ignorance is bliss, why aren't there more happy people?

"I know what they think this is and I know what you think this is, and you couldn't get a piece of cigarette paper in between those two kinds of crazy."
BBC4: The whisperer in the darkness

How to reduce rape | It is the hardest violent crime to prosecute. But most countries can do better | -
Turns out sexual education had measurable results. Who knew?

Computers are not intelligent -- they just think they are.

Power corrupts, and PowerPoint corrupts absolutely. -- Vint Cerf

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