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The Once-Extinct Aurochs May Soon Roam Europe Again - Gastro Obscura https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/aurochs-rewilding
I'm not pissing in the punch bowl, but in addition to cheering about Rochko's decision not to sell out I think it behooves us to think about the dangers that the whole episode highlights. Why would venture-capital firms be interested? What benefits could they suck out of the Fediverse (which would presumably kill it)? What would happen if someone else weakened or got greedy and *did* sell out? What protects us from this?
Coming up at the top of the hour it’s my Best Of 2022 show (playlist pictured) on @WFMU!
It’s the only show of the year when I know exactly what I’m going to play and when I’m going to play it. And yet I find that more worrisome than the shows where I walk in with no idea what I’m going to play!
Listen to #WFMU at wfmu.org or on the radio in NJ / NYC / Rockland County / Hudson Valley / Catskills!
Playlist at https://wfmu.org/playlists/ED/20221228
Rare color film footage from the first singlehanded transatlantic ocean race, the OSTAR, in 1960.
Just five competitors — Blondie Hasler, Francis Chichester, Val Howells, David Lewis, and Jean Lacombe, who sailed the tiny 21-foot yacht, Cap Horn.
Hooray! Holiday Music Funktacular time is here again! Ain’t been ‘round since you know when.
Join me on @WFMU at the top of the hour for three hours of old and new seasonal rock, punk, dance, glam, and power pop favorites!
You can follow along on the Winter Wonderland playlist at https://wfmu.org/playlists/ED/2022221 and use the links there to listen live, or anytime after the show.
See you there!
As you may recall:
• The W3C is in part hosted by MIT but MIT intends to withdraw on Dec 31.
• A new W3C nonprofit needs to take over on Jan 1.
• MIT needs to transfer assets (member dues, contracts, IP…) to the new W3C for it to operate.
• I was elected to the W3C Board and am part of the negotiations.
We're two weeks away from cutover and the negotiations are going… poorly. 🧵
Also in the Washington Post this morning, https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2022/12/16/philadelphia-free-pay-phones-dank/
all signal, no noise.
extinct cow gang