Extinction Rebellion Making Things Inconvenient? Actually, Says Naomi Klein, the Climate Crisis 'Is Really, Really Inconvenient' https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/10/16/extinction-rebellion-making-things-inconvenient-actually-says-naomi-klein-climate
When people use the term snowflake unironically, just remember they're quoting Fight Club, a satire written by a gay man about how male fragility causes men to destroy themselves, resent society and become radicalized. and that Tyler Durden isnt the hero but a personification of the main character's deep insecurities, and that his snowflake speech is a dig at how fascists use dehumanizing language to breed loyalty from insecure people.
Californians: Remember, the reason we have to shut off your power is because we CEOs decided our bonuses were more urgent than the T&D repairs and tree trimming that could have prevented these wildfires. And the reason you can't control your own energy company is because socialism doesn't work and would result in blackouts and disasters.
Today at the German ministry for Food and Agriculture, learning a bit about the perspective and visions for sustainability within the sector.
A new 16-bit floating point format for machine learning! https://hub.packtpub.com/why-intel-is-betting-on-bfloat16-to-be-a-game-changer-for-deep-learning-training-hint-range-trumps-precision/
It increases range at the expense of precision, and often allows 16-bit computation (smaller, faster hardware) to replace 32-bit ML logic.
Richard Proenneke lived alone for 30 years in the Alaskan wilderness in a cabin he built himself http://feeds.boingboing.net/~r/boingboing/iBag/~3/ZBtuJQeMQ3A/richard-proenneke-lived-alone.html #boingboing #Post #futility_closet
Not new but this video on the evolution of our relationship with time is very interesting. It would be nice to have access to the corresponding Courrier International issue too.
Social Media Surveillance Alone Won’t Prevent Hate-Fueled Mass Shootings https://slate.com/technology/2019/08/el-paso-walmart-social-media-violence-threats-arrests.html
Cambridge Analytica did work for Leave. EU, emails show https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jul/30/cambridge-analytica-did-work-for-leave-eu-emails-confirm
Enemies of the State? How governments and businesses silence land and environmental defenders @Global_Witness@twitter.com https://www.globalwitness.org/en/campaigns/environmental-activists/enemies-state/
Oh Gosh, could the thirties be back?
we have shaped our landscapes and our lives for the private car, and now we need to adapt the infrastructure to stop using it.
I Shouldn’t Have to Publish This in The New York Times - The way we regulated social media platforms didn’t end harassment, extremism or disinformation. It only gave them more power and made the problem worse by @firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/24/opinion/future-free-speech-social-media-platforms.html
Analysis says we need to stop building fossil fuel plants now https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/07/analysis-says-we-need-to-stop-building-fossil-fuel-plants-now/
The code that powers our lives has a hidden environmental toll - A startling new paper reveals the massive carbon footprint of machine learning cc @email@example.com https://www.fastcompany.com/90360528/the-code-that-powers-our-lives-has-a-hidden-environmental-toll
Fake news will thrive as long we are happy to see only what we want to see https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jun/08/fake-news-will-thrive-as-long-as-we-are-happy-to-see-what-we-want-to-see
On the technical difficulties of having a fully renewable production mix.
Portugal gov had a similar idea about decade ago: store energy by pumping up water when wind energy is in surplus and use the hydropower when wind is not enough.
I wonder where all those plans go.
How to scale this principle up to million users without spoiling riverine ecosystems?
Distributing the production to a large number of small systems?
Interested in Politics of Freedom. Works with Environment in general, atmospheric stuff in particular. Loves tech tools that help make sense of observations.
Generalistic and moderated instance.