Today in 1941, the Chełmno extermination camp in occupied Poland, the first such Nazi camp to kill Jews, began operations.

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Today in 1991, Belarusian, Russian and Ukrainian leaders signed the Belovezh Accords, agreeing to dissolve the Soviet Union and establish the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Folks making alternatives: don’t recreate the systems of closed, centralised silos. They’re designed with the needs and success criteria of closed, centralised organisations. You cannot compete with them on their own terms. They have the resources to create centralised workflows, you do not. And your success criteria are the opposite of theirs. You do not want to centralise information, power, and wealth. Think about where your strengths lie and design from first principles according to those.

Despite your best efforts, people are going to be hurt when it's time for them to be hurt.
- Haruki Murakami

@arh the other species are also paying for us to live on earth

Humans are the only species that pay to live on earth.

I had a talk in #clojure #ireland the other day about #science and #engineering and how to improve as an engineer.

You may find it useful

youtu.be/ZCq7zDSHbcM

To keep the British and pirates out, the Dutch residents of New Amsterdam constructed a 12' wall in the 1640s. In 1664 the British ignored the wall and took New Amsterdam by sea. It's now called New York. They took down the wall and built a street. It's called Wall Street.

They're slowing the internet here. We will experience a shut down if more cities rise to protest.

The 5th tallest statue in the world, Sendai Daikannon in Japan.

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