This past weekend in the Financial Times, Kim Stanley Robinson ponders the nature of the current climate emergency, trying to capture the "structure of the feeling" of our current moment.
In 2020, Robinson published an astonishingly good, optimistic and furious novel about the climate emergency, "The Ministry For the Future," whose goal was imagining what that "structure" feel like if we actually averted the end of civilization.
@dajbelshaw there's more than a little irony involved in forcing commenters to have an account on Github.
Daniel Hale, one of the great American Whistleblowers, was just moments ago sentenced to four years in prison. His crime was telling this truth: 90% of those killed by US drones are bystanders, not the intended targets.
He should have been given a medal. https://t.co/3i4IbkrfI3
Senfcall.de is a FOSS-based video conferencing site which aims to provide a privacy-friendly alternative to proprietary services. You can follow them at:
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Calls are made within the web browser using the libre BigBlueButton system.
It's days like this that I really appreciate working from home. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/443699/live-canterbury-flooding-updates-bridges-collapse-hundreds-of-homes-evacuated We also suddenly have a lake across the road.
About two months ago I decided to use my spare time to work on a Plasma Mobile/Kirigami podcast player. Mostly because I wanted to do a hobby project to learn qml. And also a bit because there seemed to be no (mobile) linux podcast players which were anywhere near what I wanted to see in a podcast player.
Two months later I suddenly find myself with developer access to KDE and a project under review for regular release through KDE / plasma mobile. 😃
I love the FOSS and KDE communities!
#Brazil aerial photos show miners’ devastation of indigenous people’s land - https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/may/27/brazil-aerial-photos-reveal-devastation-by-goldminers-on-indigenous-land sickening; shame on #bolsonaro - again
EU bodies’ use of US cloud services from AWS, Microsoft being probed by bloc’s privacy chief - https://techcrunch.com/2021/05/27/eu-bodies-use-of-us-cloud-services-from-aws-microsoft-being-probed-by-blocs-privacy-chief/
Most people never read terms of service - but even when they do, "agreements" are subject to unilateral "renegotiation" by companies that engineered high switching costs as a means of corralling you into clicking "I agree" to things no rational person would *ever* agree to.
Consent theater lays bare the fiction of agreement. Real agreement is based on negotiation, and markets are based on price-signals in which buyers and sellers make counteroffers.
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