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Found this nice bookmark inside a book I had bought in a library in Rome.

"Ogni onda del mare ha una Luce differente, proprio come la bellezza di chi amiamo"

"Every wave in the sea has a different light, just like the beauty of those we love".
[Virginia Woolf]

My server survived one month without its admin. Web, mail, matrix, xmpp, news and more. Maybe it's not much, but I still consider this noteworthy for an ARM SBC running a development snapshot.

Thanks to @netbsd for delivering a very reliable product. I won't miss making my annual donation to the project.

Women for Africa Foundation is launching the 8th call for fellowships of the program Science by Women, aimed at selecting 22 senior African women scientists to be integrated in 21 top research Spanish centers in health and biomedicine, agriculture and food security, water, energy and climatic change.

# research #fellowships # funding

mujeresporafrica.es/8th-editio

Met a couple who like traveling Europe aboard this lovely turquoise volkswagen t2 van.

AI And The Limits Of Language

"One way of grasping what is distinctive about the linguistic representational schema — and how it is limited — is recognizing how little information it passes along on its own. Language is a very low-bandwidth method for transmitting information: isolated words or sentences, shorn of context, convey little.

[...]

But humans don’t need a perfect vehicle for communication because we share a nonlinguistic understanding."

noemamag.com/ai-and-the-limits

Research advances in the study of sleep disorders, circadian rhythm disturbances and Alzheimer’s disease

“Although there are still no satisfactory answers to the question of why we need to sleep, a better understanding of its function will help to improve societal attitudes toward sleep.„

frontiersin.org/articles/10.33

these last few days i slept a lot, but i did manage to do a lot of reading. i do sometimes feel like watching videos, but i rarely act on the impulse. i think i like walking, music, and reading much more. i read:

lots of letters and unpublished essays by marx and engels on anarchism and bakunin
bits and pieces of max stirner
plato’s republic
roy bhaskar’s 1979 book on naturalism
a few essays by the young georg lukács
a monograph on leibniz

i can just read all day, if i have a good train of thought going i can really go down the rabbit hole, lol. my conclusions after all this reading are:

plato is right about justice, but wrong about politics
i can see why bookchin adopted quite a bit of philosophical marxism, i.e. dialectical materialism, because—and we should admit this—anarchism does have a tendency to be impulsive and voluntaristic
ironically, i like lukács because he can be quite voluntaristic, i think Hegel is just such a profoundly rich resource for political philosophy because it prioritises the social and collective dimensions of human activity

(that’s enough for now 🤗)

Des nuits d’amour à plus finir
Un grand bonheur, qui prend sa place
Des ennuis des chagrins s’effacent
Heureux, heureux, à en mourir

Spent the last few weeks working in an organic farm in Central Italy (through wwoof.it). Met other young people for all over the world, especially Latin America. An incredibly enriching and rewarding experience.

Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick
1972 Chrysalis 6307 502
The #vinyl with the iconic newspaper cover is 50 years old this year.
Classic Rock, Prog Rock

I know I bang on about this a lot but I'm from a place without seasons and lived for the last 4 years in a literal desert so now that I live in new england I'm constantly bewildered by the weather.

It's summer! In my desert time that would mean 110+f outside.

Here? 90f and humid, but rains and thunders twice a week.

just What

Jupiter and Ring in Infrared from Webb

Image Credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI; Processing & License: Judy Schmidt

apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap220720.ht #APOD

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