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“Intellectual freedom is essential to human society—freedom to obtain and distribute information, freedom for open-minded and unfearing debate, and freedom from pressure by officialdom and prejudices. Such a trinity of freedom of thought is the only guarantee against an infection of people by mass myths, which, in the hands of treacherous hypocrites and demagogues, can be transformed into bloody dictatorship. ⬇️

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Freedom of thought is the only guarantee of the feasibility of a scientific democratic approach to politics, economics and culture.” — andrei sakharov

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hello naughty children, it may be nintendy time but it is also english literature degree time

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Learning that people suffering from the storm and blackout in Texas were using the guide in our book Recipes for Disaster to build a rocketstove with which to heat food and water, we've put the directions online here in their entirety:

cwc.im/rocketstove

Please circulate.

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@StillGameForTheValley i spent a happy hour today occupying the vacant land at Collina Street that GCC is trying to sell off to private developers.

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grandala birds out here doing sexual dimorphism like a photographic filter

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📱 Instant messaging clients. Choose wisely what you use to communicate.

A visualization by @niboe under CC BY SA license.

Please share ❤️

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Schools are buying FBI-grade phone-hacking tech. The devices can grab texts and photos — and don’t require a warrant.
theverge.com/2020/12/11/221702

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