Roses for the home


Roses for the home
by United States.: Dept. of Agriculture

Publication date 1963
Topics Roses.
Publisher Washington, D.C. : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
Collection ufgdp; univ_florida_smathers; americana
Digitizing sponsor University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries with support from LYRASIS and the Sloan Foundation
Contributor University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries
Language English
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Reitiration of USDA Farmer’s Bulletin Volume no.750, 1932. Roses for the home by Mulford, Furman Lloyd.


We need better and more open statistics, in order to improve the police. This story underlines the gap.

After Ferguson, it became apparent that the official government count of the number of people killed by police was low; it was off by about 50 percent. So journalists started counting. The Washington Post counted 990 people shot dead last year, a quarter of them black. This year is on about the same pace. But Klinger says we need more details about every instance of deadly force, even when no one dies.

The Washington Post : 2015 database – 990 people shot dead by police. 2016 database – 707, so far. Methodology. On Github.

Black Lives Matter calls to defund (which does not mean to eliminate) and to prioritize the use of police departments.

Save Firefox(open standards for web browsers)


Cory Doctorow explains :

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), once the force for open standards that kept browsers from locking publishers to their proprietary capabilities, has changed its mission. Since 2013, the organization has provided a forum where today’s dominant browser companies and the dominant entertainment companies can collaborate on a system to let our browsers control our behavior, rather than the other way.

This system, “Encrypted Media Extensions” (EME) uses standards-defined code to funnel video into a proprietary container called a “Content Decryption Module.” For a new browser to support this new video streaming standard — which major studios and cable operators are pushing for — it would have to convince those entertainment companies or one of their partners to let them have a CDM, or this part of the “open” Web would not display in their new browser.

This is the opposite of every W3C standard to date: once, all you needed to do to render content sent by a server was follow the standard, not get permission. If browsers had needed permission to render a page at the launch of Mozilla, the publishers would have frozen out this new, pop-up-blocking upstart. Kiss Firefox goodbye, in other words.

The W3C didn’t have to do this. No copyright law says that making a video gives you the right to tell people who legally watch it how they must configure their equipment. But because of the design of EME, copyright holders will be able to use the law to shut down any new browser that tries to render the video without their permission.

This W3C emphasis of Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act also threatens Netflix-like services.

via eff.

EFF proposes a solution.