you go to school to study "the brain" and then the next thing you know you're learning how to debug surveillance in PDF rendering to understand how publishers have so contorted the practice of science for profit. how can there be "normal science" when this is normal?

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If you like the monke on the sticker, maybe consider throwing a bit of money towards the artist who made it: ko-fi.com/alleycatcat
(No it wasn't me. I just had a stupid idea for a sticker while staring into the coffee mug at 8 am.)

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Also, if you want to have some of these stickers, you can either get the file and do whatever you want with it: metalab.at/wiki/Datei:NFT_Nein
Or throw some money at my direction and send me your address, then I'll throw a few into an envelope and send it to you: ko-fi.com/rippervie

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yes i am in fact shitposting on mastodon with only 49 followers

imagine being one of those poor fools who got conned into buying bitcoin when it peaked at 12k in 2019, better you'd feel real stupid now after the recent crash huh

More fun publisher surveillance:
Elsevier embeds a hash in the PDF metadata that is *unique for each time a PDF is downloaded*, this is a diff between metadata from two of the same paper. Combined with access timestamps, they can uniquely identify the source of any shared PDFs.

@beka_valentine are you basing this off of the screenshot in the post or the actual application? because the screenshot, as mentioned in the thread, was from a mockup :)

re: Uspol 

@thegibson @jollyrogue @beka_valentine @gemlog @deejoe @signal9

My happiness about this order isn't just about any wrist slap to big asshole corps, though that's a nice plus.

Anything that reverses the psychological chilling effect these monopolies have had on the average nerd being encouraged to tinker and repair their own possessions is a win in my book.

have you all heard about how the monkey virus has spread to humans? :D

absolutely fucking outrageous. my new twitter account got banned too. FUCK TWITTER UGH

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