@vattuvarg it looks like getting stung by a bee would be less painful than piercing your skin with a sewing needle.

Would be interesting to see a vaccination syringe vs a bee stinger.

@jollyman Good questions. Hopefully UN is working on some kind of rules right now.

China is certainly moving fast in space. Moon rover, Mars rover and BeiDou.

Wow, they've been working on some cool stuff in Scotland πŸ˜ƒ

2 MW Tidal turbine from Orbital Marine power 😍



Maybe Project Gutenberg will come back one day? 😭
The printing revolution literally started here and now all the books are gone. 😦

Project Gutenberg felt bullied (their own words).

"...the German Court has overstepped its jurisdiction, and allowed the world's largest publishing group to bully Project Gutenberg for these 18 books, there is every reason to think that this will keep happening. There are thousands of eBooks in the Project Gutenberg collection that could be subject to similar over-reaching and illigitimate actions."


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Project Gutenberg have blocked access to all 65Β 000 books for people in Germany.

A German copyright holder wanted them to remove 18 books. The books are still copyright in Germany but already public domain in USA.

A court ordered that it was sufficient to block access to the 18 book for Germans.

Gutenberg blocked all 65 000 books.


It's not a preview chart. It's a screenshot.

I wanted to emphasize that it's interactive and that it has a per capita and per GDP mode. Those two are often ignored, but important.

It's CC-BY 4.0

I question if we should allow space tourism at all at this point in history.

At a minimum we should demand that the CO2e emissions are captured before each trip.

Those companies should be net zero and not by planting trees, by direct air capture using technology.

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I would go for A. They didn't fly an airplane to the moon. Launching yourself 100 km above ground and falling straight down again is a bit of an adventure.

But, If I could choose to stay on earth I would probably do that.

Unless, it was two weeks at the moon including a weekend trip to weightlessness in a freshly built space station. I would definitely do that.

That's the space tourism I want.*

* With renewable non combustible fuels and with a healthy sustainable earth and society below

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If you *must* travel to space. Which trip do you choose? Why?

A: Sitting inside a capsule on top of a rocket. Capsule disconnect from rocket. The capsule lands with a parachute. (Bezos)

B: Sitting in a small airplane connected to a big airplane. Small airplane boost itself out the last little bit into 'space'. Airplanes lands separately (Branson)

in a few days you will be stronger than ever πŸ’ͺ

Switched on dark mode?

Remember - darkness is our friend. πŸ–€ ⬛ 😈

Did you dispel the light?

Let there be darkness, please.

Are you wasting light?

Light pollution is heavier than one may think. Killed insects, wasted money and destroyed climate, all on your shoulders. Did you leave the lights on?

Finally found it: "Du slΓ€ckte vΓ€l" = "did you leave the lights on?"

The chronological timeline is a painpoint for me too. I dream of making an app with more control on what you see, and in what order.

I would like a setting so that I can choose to see only the latest post [1 post] from each person so that frequent posters can't flood my feed with content.

And then add other controls on top of that, such as chronological or reverse chronological order. And list A before list B.

All of this displayed in my main feed.


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