Plant Microbial Fuel Cells let you enjoy both plants and solar energy at the same time!

Plants use light to produce sugars, and some of those sugars get deposited into the soil via the plants' roots. There, the plant sugars nourish soil bacteria, and with some clever use of electrodes, you can steal a little of the metabolic energy from those bacteria.

Essentially, you're using a living plant as a solar cell. It doesn't give you very much electricity but it's cool. πŸŒ±β˜€οΈ

I think something is draining the magic out of the world

Mathematicians of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose, but your global boundaries!


You can expect society to perform suboptimally and find low-hanging unsolved problems in areas where:

- Decision-makes have little to lose or gain personally from making improvements.

- Decision-makers can’t reliably learn the information they need to make decisions, even though someone else has that information.

- Systems that are broken in multiple places so that no one actor can make them better, even though some magically coordinated action could move to a new stable state.

Una pΓ©rdida gigantesca para Brasil.
Para la cultura.
Y para la humanidad.
#LutoMuseuNacional πŸ˜”

"I am not a progressive. I think the idea of progress an invidious and generally harmful mistake. I am interested in change, which is an entirely different matter."

"Archivists Against History Repeating Itself " Show more

Dad has logged on to share a most excellent meme.

It’s not data ethics, it’s ethics.

It’s not data privacy, it’s privacy.

It’s not digital rights, it’s human rights in the digital/networked age.

Let’s make sure we keep the focus on what’s important and not allow well-understood terms, concepts, and existing rights to be redefined by those with vested interests in clouding* the conversation and eroding our human rights by backdooring in a new set of lesser rights for the digital/networked aspects of our selves.

* See what I did there? πŸ˜›

Love to be part of a parasitic class of managers so divorced from physical labor that I have to waste energy in unproductive exercise not to die

"The only way to set information β€œfree” is to restructure the economy such that information production can be free, with contributors no longer needing to get paid for their work because crucial goods like housing, transport and food are available as free public services"

"What I don't like about capitalism", by Dave Rupert. It sums up to:

- its power law rewards low quality goods and services
- since capital generates capital, the rich get richer and the poor, poorer

Here's an extended mockup of how Trumpet (which will rename to GNOME Social once I finish up the important bits) will look. There are a few things I don't have mockups of yet.

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As someone who works professionally with the concepts of limits and freedom, I can say that the American concept of freedom is way messed up. Our idea of freedom is a freedom with little to no limits. This works until it doesn’t and then the strong arm of the law smashes its cruel fist. This is also how permissive parents work. Eventually they have enough bedlam in the house and then an intense punishment happens.

We need balance. Limits provide balance.

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