The german Klimapaket lacks in ambition but has potential. The question, though, is: is it not too late for those measures?

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together against walls. together for Berlin

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Every couple of months I like to share with new people or people on new instances how to add #Mastodon timelines into #rss feeds:

Roll your own: https://[federated.instance]/@[userid].atom

Could be worth trying if your favourite accounts are 8-16hrs away, or if you detect spotty synchronization issues between instances. #Mastodon101 #rss

I am so mad our future is in the hands of people who are afraid of populists! End/n

How about creating prosperity and equality to empty the populists' speech and fight them? 5/n

Well, of course that is bad strategy. The AfD will be in power well before he convinces anyone. 4/n

He further said he wants to sit with people who vote for populists and convince them we need climate action. 3/n

So, mr Minister, what is the endgame here? Taking action or your re-election? 2/n

Very mad at the german minister of foreign affairs! This morning at the One Planet One Health One Future event minister Niels Annen justified his govt not doing more in terms of CO2 tax by the fact that populists were winning constituencies. 1/n

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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.

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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.

Elsevier is probably the science publisher who clings the most to the older model:
My point is that in mnay fields researchers have options to bypass Elsevier.

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A new 16-bit floating point format for machine learning!

It increases range at the expense of precision, and often allows 16-bit computation (smaller, faster hardware) to replace 32-bit ML logic.

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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.

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