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Google like a boss!

This is relevant to librarian-ing.

This would make such an excellent hand out for students.

Wheee I use these! They make Google a much more effective search tool.

Thank you! Ppl don’t know these things when I tell them they don’t know how to use a computer

jesin00: endangered-justice-seeker: This is fraud. Should be…



This is fraud. Should be treated like fraud. Those involved should get sentences like they committed fraud. Why? Because they committed fraud!

How to check this out?

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Please, help me raise awareness! 

I don’t know what Tumblr did to the link in the above post, but it doesn’t link to the page it says it links to. If you type in the URL manually, it works, though.

we-are-star-stuff: 1,000 Years of Scientific Texts From The…


1,000 Years of Scientific Texts From The Islamic World Are Now Online

Between the 9th and 19th centuries, Arabic-speaking scholars translated Greek, Latin and even Sanskrit texts on topics such as medicine, mathematics and astronomy, fostering a vibrant scientific culture within the Islamic world.

The library, a joint project of the British Library and the Qatar Foundation, offers free access to 25,000 pages of medieval Islamic manuscripts. Among some of the most significant texts:

The Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices (1206 A.D.), which was inspired by an earlier, 9th-century translation of Archimedes’ writings on water clocks. Devices such as the “Elephant Clock” were the most accurate time-keeping pieces before the first pendulum clocks were built in the 17th century by the Dutch scientist Christiaan Huygens.

This is one of the only three recorded copies of an influential treatise on the construction and use of astrolabes by Abū al-Rayḥān Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad al-Bīrūnī (973-1048), containing 122 diagrams.

See more manuscripts at the Qatar Digital Library.

[via io9]

Net Neutrality has been Repealed.


As predicted, all three men voted to dismantle the protections. Please go to their twitters and call them gopher fuckers.

You may panic, but be smart. There are plenty of lawsuits waiting in the wings. Net Neutrality repeals have failed twice before when taken to court. However- do not bank on it, there is always a chance for this slimy shit to slither right through.

What you should do right now is call Congress and tell them what you think.

If we are quick enough we can force them into using the CRA- the Congressional Review Act. You can tell them you want that. 

We have 60 days to do this.

Here’s a link with some info.

You’ll see a script on your screen, or you can say something like this:

I support Title II net neutrality, and I urge you to use the Congressional Review Act to pass a “resolution of disapproval” reversing the FCC’s December vote to repeal the Open Internet Order.”

You also need to call your Senators and Representatives, especially if they received money from any telecom companies (Verizon, Comcast, AT&T and so on). Give. Them. Hell.

You can also Text “BATTLE” to 384-387 to use a simple chat-bot to send a message to your lawmakers.

Text “RESIST” to 50409 for ResistBot.

Here is a page from the ACLU with instructions.

If you are outside of the US, consider donating to these organizations- they will continue the fight for the free internet.



Ajit Pai makes a “funny” video dismissing Net Neutrality advocates for fringe-right site


Donald Trump’s FCC Chairman Ajit Pai made a terrible, unfunny video mocking the tens of millions of Net Neutrality advocates whose comments he has discarded (along with filings from the internet’s inventors and leading scientists and engineers). The video was posted to the fringe-right website The Daily Caller.