"Who owns Kafka?" (The Economist, 2019-01-10)
I probably never will read this book, but this review really does pique my interest.
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I just donated to Software Freedom Conservancy, a not-for-profit home to many of the most admirable Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) projects in this planet. Today is a good day to donate if you have not done so. Let us help the home base do work to help the software which help us do our work.
"Kazakhstan's Foreign Ministry says China is allowing more than 2,000 ethnic Kazakhs to renounce their Chinese citizenship and leave the country."
"Those allowed to return so far have been largely Kazakh citizens or those with spouses or children born in Kazakhstan.
One 23-year-old Kazakh citizen, who asked to be identified by her nickname Guli to protect her family from retribution, was able to return from Xinjiang in July after being separated from her husband and two children for more than two years. She said she broke down in tears after a Kazakh official called to say she might be able to return."
紐約時報中文網 (2019-01-02)：〈互聯網審查工廠：一個有中國特色的新生行業〉 https://cn.nytimes.com/technology/20190102/china-internet-censor/zh-hant/
NY Times (2019-01-02): Censoring China's Internet, for Stability and Profit https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/02/business/china-internet-censor.html
Guan Du 2019-01-01 關渡
Not the prettiest weather, but at least it is a start.
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World Digital Preservation Day: 29th November 2018
That is today!
IDW 2018 was an important platform during which 'international' was extended to Africa, and data workers from all over the world were given a voice to engage in future dialogue.
It was a long trip. It has been a long week. Feeling relaxed and renewed, and much grateful to the University of Botswana and the people of Gaborone.
Check out our presentations at #SciDataCon in #IDW2018
- Communal Sharing of Sensitive Data
- Retooling An Open Data Repository for A Research Data Repository
- Case Studies on Mutually Enriched Data Projects
Thank you all for an exciting, loving, and challenging week!
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「法新社引述自由之家主席 邁克•阿布拉莫維茨 (Michael Abramowitz) 說，民主國家在數碼時代掙扎的同時，中國正在對內對外輸出自己的審查和監控模式，以達到操控信息的目的。 報告發現，在 65 個參評國家當中，中國官員與其中 36 個國家的代表舉辦了培訓和研討會，他們交流的內容包括新媒體和信息管理。」
Matt Schiavenza @ Asia Society: What's Happening in Xinjiang? Four Questions About China's Human Rights Crisis
The one million Uighurs reportedly detained in camps — many for infractions as minor as growing a beard, purchasing a tent, or praying — represent more than 10 percent of their total population in Xinjiang. Their absence has ruptured communities across the area.
"On the streets of villages you can only see very old Uighurs," Gulchehra Hoja, a Uighur journalist who has reported extensively on the camps for Radio Free Asia, told Asia Blog. "Younger men and women are gone. This has greatly damaged Uighur society."
We are happy to launch depositar today at San Francisco at the ECAI Workshop in conjunction with PNC 2018 Annual Conference. This is a research data repository built on top of CKAN but with many new features.
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Super Typhoon Yutu
In just 30 hours from October 23-24, 2018, a tropical storm in the western Pacific Ocean exploded into a category 5 super typhoon. ...
Super Typhoon Yutu has tied Super Typhoon Mangkhut as the strongest storm on Earth this year and is likely the strongest to make a direct hit on the Mariana Islands since modern record-keeping began. ...