ecology & capitalism
every time i see anything about the carbon footprint of anything computer-related... just focus on capitalism. it's the direct cause that makes the tools bad.
e-mail waste energy exclusively because of spam, which is a consequence of capitalism.
proof-of-work waste energy directly for capitalism.
most of the rest is either wasted to profit from large scale concurrency and markets, or tracking users and advertising.
e-mail is extremely energy-efficient, it's just used badly
"Mining Cryptocurrencies Is More Energy Intensive Than Actual Mining, Researchers Say"
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'Just 100 companies have been the source of more than 70% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions since 1988, according to a new report.'
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FL/OSS is a utopian practice
FL/OSS is a deeply utopian practice, post-scarcity to its bones, which is part of why and how it has been used against workers: by offloading training and QA labor to semi-public works and infrastructure. the problem here isn't FL/OSS, but the bosses who control what pays our rent.
@alxcndr I guess certain medical equipment. Treating patients has an obvious inherent value, but private medical companies under capitalism are reluctant to treat conditions that aren't profitable.
@alxcndr the regulatory costs to qualify wearable brain-computer interfaces for insurance coverage is somewhere around 20M USD (see: wolpaw and wolpaw), so the fraction of the population with locked-in syndrome will never justify the cost
so instead they're working on it for interrogation and military use
Why PayPal’s crackdown on ASMR creators should worry you
When you know you can be unemployed because your lost wage is taken care of, you can fight your Boss.
When you know you can get sick and not loose income, you're less stressed.
Systemic solidarity improves the agency of the people involved.
And that's why every union should have a strike fund IMO. 😉
What I call systemic solidarity is a system that enforces solidarity.
It can be an insurance to provide you with proper health care. It can be an allowance when you're disabled, sick, or unemployed.
The thing is, systems are more powerful than interpersonal bonds. Systems shape society, the way people live their lives, and ultimately shape the way we approach problems.
Your anticapitalist boy next door. Wage For Life/Salaire à Vie/lebenslanger Lohn. May toot in french - he/him/comrade
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