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It sucks when all the party members contribute to a boss kill but the final hit always belongs to the same player!
All I can is enjoy that I am that player 😏

I donated to Standard Ebooks.
They take existing transcribed public domain works, and format them in a manner that meets or exceeds commercial quality.
Books (written media in general) is exceedingly important for society, and making it as nice as possible to read (and later reference!) is a vital goal that most don't bother tackling - but they do.

I said I'd post here whenever I #donate and so I have.
#standardebooks

https://standardebooks.org

Germany rejects US-backed proposal to waive vaccine :
"the protection of intellectual property is a source of innovation and must remain so".

Well, yep. However, as article 14(2) of German Basic Law states: "Property entails obligations. Its use shall also serve the public good".

bbc.com/news/world-europe-5701

That is what me and my colleagues have talked many times: corporations serving big social systems become new quasi-jurisdictions in image of archaic institutes. Significance of corporate quasi- is high as significance of corporations decisions at all - especially for and protection.

Believe me, blocking of social web pages under an administration's decision may be more effective than taking a action. And this practice must be researched.

newyorker.com/tech/annals-of-t

My current choice is . Some time ago I didn't catch it's point and removed it after a few days of using because gamification required additional efforts like managing game progress and setting complexity of tasks... Now I have read the wiki of Habitica and understand some key points. actually shouldn't be the attempt to make tasks management a game. The app just helps manage tasks with more fun and motivation, but it's still first of all a app.

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My next choice for writing tasks down was . I don't know why. Actually, after a couple of days I've sadly found that the app is too slow and requires too many taps to make or edit a task. And I don't understand the feature of its calendar that is actually isn't independent, but just a way to browse a system calendar - why for?

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My task managemment a bit evaluated last weeks. For a long time I had been using as it's perfect to make lists of tasks, but then my system of lists became too complex, and Trello notifications didn't satisfy me, so I decided to choose some another app.

Nevertheless, Trello is still my main app for other kinds of lists: wishlist, reading list, checklists, etc.

Buying tickets to following gigs and putting them to my calendar ❤️

This week I've finally seen all 3 parts of The Lord of the Rings in IMAX. "Two Towers" is still the best, but of course I've got a lot of pleasure from all three parts 🗡

"It’s incredibly difficult to have a small business owner literally crying tears on the phone with you, because they just lost their or their business overnight"

techcrunch.com/2021/04/30/heir

The only thing I dislike in is that in case you fail the final trouble you... just go home. Yep, if you lose the battle with a final boss you just became upset and wait for the next mystery :welp: That's what my players completly wouldn't accept! So I had to allow them... to kill an adult who was the main baddy. It wasn't actually appropriate to the TftL vibe, but it makes characters closer to each other and adds a special mood like "I know what you did last summer" 👀

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Well, I've tried Tales from the Loop again. It was very cheerful! I like how players alow themselves to be just kids and make stupid funny things )))

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The day before 2021, the Russian Government obliged two US companies to issue licenses to their patents for Remdesivir (antiviral medication used to treat ) to the Russian company. This is the 1st time in history when the Government used this opportunity under the art. 1360 of the Russian Civil Code.

On April 1, these US companies filed a claim against the Russian Government. The hearing will be held on May 27.

vsrf.ru/lk/practice/cases/1108

Brand Fallen Victim to World War

Rights for Aspirin were transferred to the winners of the war according to the peace treaty… but was it actually?

medium.com/@CopyrightedDreams/

Turning messenger notifications off is my decision of the year 😊
Paradoxically, it helps to respond on messages faster, because there is no more constant flow of messages causing anxiety and making me to procrastinate before shoveling all of them.

Recording a podcast in the Academic Council Hall and discussing Facebook as a quasi-jurisdiction with young law students is extremely exciting!

"Let me down" by Oliver Tree feat. blink-182 is banal... but so perfect! Sometimes I don't need extraordinary things, but just something that makes me feel good.

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