I have some INCREDIBLY exciting news. I’m going to be working full time on free software!

Specifically, I have been awarded an EU grant to work on spectrum-os.org, a security-through-compartmentalization-based operating system in the style of Qubes, powered and managed by Nix.

alyssa.is/leaving-freeagent/

Achieving the Paris Climate Agreement Goals - Global and Regional 100% Renewable Energy Scenarios with Non-energy GHG Pathways for +1.5°C and +2°C

This open access book presents detailed pathways to achieve 100% renewable energy by 2050, globally and across ten geographical regions. Based on state-of-the-art scenario modelling, it provides the vital missing link between renewable energy targets and the measures needed to achieve them.

link.springer.com/book/10.1007

#Energy #Climatescience

I have been looking at the Rebooting the Web of Trust papers, participants, etc. and it looks like a lot of blockchain/bitcoin stuff and fairly theoretical stuff. Maybe I am getting the wrong impression. Are there real projects built around those (other than ActivityPub)? Anything other than the libertarian "code is law" BS?

A Quick Message to Lefty Intellectuals about Deep Adaptation

"We face annihilation during the 6th mass extinction, and so uninformed writing that is not engaged with the current activists is misleading. If people aren’t involved in activist movements or political campaigns themselves, while writing about these issues, then they aren’t serious. Or maybe working for the spooks."

jembendell.com/2019/08/14/a-qu

Your #pinephone won't be translucent, but it will look something like this under the battery cover. :)

Et si le train de nuit revoyait le jour ?

«Le train, c’est politique, depuis la naissance du ferroviaire.»

liberation.fr/france/2019/08/1

Vous voulez jouer aussi? On cherche des #slogans à semer sur des plages cet été. Merci! @Epy @bubar @AugierLe42e @wxcafe @Steve12L

Another example: LinkedIn is now a circle-jerk platform for techbros and PR professionals. It could be much more than that outside a centralized commercial enterprise.

What were good early visions of the Internet potential for social change? Before Twitter and Google and Facebook nixed that hope with their tools of mass control?

I am looking for early papers or posts about how people would organize and collaborate online without anyone else’s permission.

Ça a beau être hyper capitaliste leur cm fait du bon taff ..

... still waiting for all the official #fridaysforfuture and #extinctionrebellion accounts and instances ... 😩

After instagram had temporarily closed their accounts in the last few days, most of us can imagine what it could mean for a movement if the flow of information and communication is centralized and dependent on companies.

We can tell them to take a look at the #fediverse!

🤗 Let's invite them, everywhere! 🌏💚

This NPR article on the latest UN report on agriculture is a sad joke. Or maybe it’s the report itself?

"Delaying action" on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, they continue, "could result in some irreversible impacts on some ecosystems."

“There's a growing consensus that a transition to a more plant-centered diet would help.”

Notices the “could” and “would” and the utterly non-specific descriptions of consequences.

npr.org/sections/thesalt/2019/

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