The "BBC Earth" drinking game: take a sip everytime a presenter says "vast". is an amazing alternative to Amazon's Audible: an independent audiobook platform that sells books from every major publisher at the same price as Audible - but without DRM, and with a share of every sale going to an indie bookseller of your choosing.

Virtually every audiobook title is available through - except for those titles that Audible demands be sold as "Audible exclusives."


(hverken Statoil eller NSB gjorde den elementære sjekken på om noen andre brukte navnet de hadde tenkt å bytte til...)

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Når en statlig eid bedrift får det for seg at de skal endre navn, så bør statsråden som generalforsamling bare si "Nei! Bare: nei! Drit i det!"

I mean, fuck the panic over automation-driven unemployment. Relocating every coastal city inland, dealing with hundreds of millions of traumatized refugees, fighting continent-spanning fires and dealing with wave after wave of zoonitic and insect-borne pandemics will give us full employment for centuries to come.


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It's too late for those homes. It's too late for our coasts and most of our coastal cities. But it's not too late for us. We can - we MUST - turn this around, by pivoting our entire species' productive capacity to climate remediation.


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There is now a Mastodon instance for publishing scientists: FediScience.

Everyone is welcome from PhD student to professor, as well as researchers from outside of academia. You are welcome to stay afterwards, but it is also easy to change to another server.

There will be a lot of science talk on this server, but there is no need to only talk science

Boosts are appreciated to let others know about this new instance.

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Join mastodon and slowly posting a wordpress RSS/atom feed Mastodon is a social network that appears similar to twitter: you get a feed where you can see “toots” instead of “tweets” and you can send your own toots that will be seen by others listening to you or looking for a hashtag found in your toot. Mastodon differs

Join diaspora and slowly posting a wordpress RSS/atom feed Diaspora is a social network that appears to similar to Facebook in its behaviour: you get a web UI with a feed, and what ends up in that feed comes from your friends and your groups and what hashtags you filter for. Diaspora differs from Facebook in that it is

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