Black Mirror coming to life?
The Indicator from Planet Money: China's Brave New World https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510325/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510325/media/anon.npr-mp3/npr/indicator/2018/10/20181011_indicator_111018_china3_final_final_wed.mp3
@joeyh yed is just a yellowy red
petition to bring back rainbows in computer logos
rt if u agree, fav if u agree https://twitter.com/isislovecruft/status/1031794845109477377
climate change Show more
I feel morally obligated to do everything I can. stop eating meat. turn the thermostat down in the winter. do without AC except on the hottest summer nights. make my old house as insulated as possible. get an electric car. use LED light bulbs. mow my lawn a lot less. replace lawn with gardens. plant trees. reduce single-use plastic. use cell phones until they no longer work before replacing it. it's a drop in a bucket but they are things I have control over.
New Macbooks and Imacs will brick themselves if they think they're being repaired by an independent technician
environmental catastrophe, - Show more
@cwebber For what it's worth the biggest environmental impacts aren't electronic manufacturing.
Here's a list one integrated set of most significant changes to limit global warming.
Though plastic trash is a different problem from what they were analyzing.
Biggest individual impacts are have fewer children, stop flying, walk places, use green power, and eat a plant based diet.
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@Technowix @bob @cwebber per-home means they can bill usage without driving around to read meters, which can be a win. Additionally (and controversially) they can make use of time-of-day pricing to encourage off-peak usage. There are some fairly significant wins possible, but some troubling unintended consequences to privacy and security.
Some interesting differences between Canadian and US dairy and a bit of history on it. Will look for the blue & white logo.
Does anyone have any resources to look at re: structuring co-ops? (Esp housing co-ops.) My friends and I want to make a good one in the next few years and while I def think we can do our dishes and pay rent on time, are there organizational things we can do to make things easier and be more successful?
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@Trumpy @dthompson I have no horse in this race, but keep in mind that people who have gone through a traumatic event will do nearly anything to avoid reliving it. It's entirely plausible for someone to have avoided the issue/charges/etc until it became clear that a person that abused them is publicly being elevated to a position of higher power.
There is insufficient information to say in this case, but it shouldn't be dismissed without due investigation.
Data centers Show more
Happy 35th birthday, GNU Project.
Generalistic and moderated instance.
Everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!