Don't get me wrong, computers can absolutely help us regain our environmental efficiency. They just *aren't*.
Not as long as we're:
* constantly syncing everything to the cloud,
* expecting same-hour delivery,
* funding our clickbait via surveillance advertising,
* buying a new phone every year,
* using AIs because they're cool rather than useful,
* running bloated software & webpages,
* buying into "big data"
Computing is environmentally cheap, but it rapidly adds up!
❌ No more oligarchs moving their yachts outside the EU or changing the ownership of their properties.
⚖️Criminalising the violation of sanctions across EU countries will make it possible to confiscate the assets of Russian oligarchs who try to go around them.
Gmail will block all third party mail clients starting from June: http://www.pmail.com/newsflash.htm
That is, unless they pay $4500 minimum for an audit :D
Stop using gmail and enabling their monopolistic practices, if you already haven't.
Growth forecast for 2022 (%):
Spring #ECForecast ↓
The EU continues to stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people.
Over 2 million Palestinians in the Occupied Territories and Gaza Strip are in need of humanitarian assistance.
The EU will support those vulnerable people with €25 million in humanitarian aid.
Exciting new milestone for Blueprint support in Workbench
It's like those 2 were made for each others !
The difference between a closed, algorithmically-curated silo like Twitter and the fediverse.
Twitter: ~43K “followers”, 8 boosts, 58 likes
Fediverse: ~8.43K followers, 57 boosts, 106 likes
Your thousands of “followers” on Twitter mean nothing because the algorithm (i.e., Twitter, Inc.) decides who gets to hear you.
Successfully using entirely self-hosted+federated Riot/Matrix/Jitsi/Etherpad/PeerTube to host lectures, teleconference with students, answer questions in chat, and collaboratively edit their code. Write-up is incoming. Once I take a nap.
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