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I have just organized part of my bookmarks on criticism of crypto currencies (mostly environmental, but not only).

Help yourself for basic FUD !

start.me/p/DP4xr8/crypto-lucid

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➡️ @NGIZero

Find out more or apply for funding at this website: nlnet.nl/ (NLnet is the non-profit foundation that runs the fund)

They have supported CryptPad, Funkwhale, Lemmy, PeerTube, PixelFed, SearX and many many others: nlnet.nl/project/current.html

#NGIZero #NLNet #NGOs #NGO #Foundation #NonProfit #Fediverse #FOSS #FLOSS #Privacy #Dev #FreeSoftware #OpenSource

Back in November, we learned that Disney had pulled a breathtakingly criminal wage-theft manuever on one of science-fiction's most beloved authors, Allan Dean Foster, an elderly cancer-patient caring for his sick wife.

pluralistic.net/2020/11/19/dis

Foster is the bestselling author of some of the most successful movie novelizations ever, from the first STAR WARS novel to ALIENS novels and more.

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@rysiek @dredmorbius, yeah, I'll start with web technologies, It's way easier to index, I've already looked at a few rants on T.

Good enough for an MVP, to establish if it brings some value to people. Ideally, it would index everything that has potential privacy issue and in time, add some sort of scoring system.

alright.

My ebook reader is mostly charged.

Charged enough for me to start loading it with books at least.

I'd like suggestions for fiction or nonfiction stories, please.

Ideally, things that are self published, CC licenced, or in the public domain.

I read a lot of science fiction, humor, and adventure stories. I like pulps and stuff. I've been reading a lot of creative non-fiction recently, and historical novellas.

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Time for another biased poll.

Do you know what CC and BCC stand for in eMail without having to look it up?

I would appreciate it if you boosted this toot. :-)

Q: How would you include free/libre software in a plan for community wealth building?

W sobotę będziemy rozdawać herbatę na demonatracji 1 majowej! Chodźcie z nami!

Hey #fediverse, does anyone here know of any paper that looks into what 3rd party code is used in government applications? Like including #GA or #GTM in the applications for the postal office.

Hm... this would make a great website... 🤔

(inspired by @rysiek to ask here, my search-fu is not that high)

@rysiek @gael

The primary lesson of cryptocurrencies as of 2021 is that they are 90% speculative commodity, 10% tool for money laundering. The last thing we want is professional traders shorting on CO2 emissions price.

@gael

This is precisely what ETS (Emissions Trading System) already is - you can buy the permissions, and you can trade them. They already *are* a commodity, so a new coin is not necessary. The problem is what you can actually buy for the coin, because this is where it gets political - for example, Germany "avoids" massive amounts of CO2 emissions by burning wood which of course emits CO2 but in ETS it's declared as zero-emissions.

Here's the video of today's call with the European Commission, including my talk on "Networked Communities as Essential Infrastructure"! conf.tube/videos/watch/9bb5541

"Tinkering and screwing around is a leading source of creativity and invention. And it’s just plain fun! Mess with stuff! You don’t have to be all solemn and austere about it. “Quick and dirty” sketches tend to have a liveliness to them. In celeritas, veritas"

Pushed a hack on old code with a smirk, fell in the same old pitfall, then I clearly saw my past self saying "Not so fast, my fella".

anti-abortion, uspol 

I mean:

"""
“There’s a lot of optimism,” in the anti-abortion movement right now, said Ziegler. “If the supreme court doesn’t do what people want, there will absolutely be more of a threat of violence.”
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So, basically threatening violent terrorism to "defend the unborn".

theguardian.com/world/2021/apr

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anti-abortion, suicide mention 

You can't make the US up.

"""
“I don’t have an abortion story, I’m a 35-year-old virgin. But I’ve seen the impacts of suicide and the throwing away of life in general,” Dickson said. “That’s why I’m so passionate about the subject of abortion.”

Dickson has crisscrossed the south over the last year of the pandemic in a 2008 Ford F-150, hoping to spread the ordinances beyond Texas. In all cases, he is invited, and only shows up when there is significant support.
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