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So, here we are. Hi all. This is a bit of an experiment. To learn more about mastodon and the fediverse, promote our work, find and promote other stuff that we find cool, relevant, worth amplifying. Pursuing an unsolved puzzle of open source, decentralization, sustainability, finance and risk management.

Green subprime? Why not.

Overfinancialization doesn't really have a world vision. If people get manic about tulips, bitcoins, real estate or solar panels or whatever, there is always an army of intermediaries to help trade, borrow, structure complex bets etc, provided they get a good cut.


theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2

Besides stuff, the most starred project on gitlab is

Which is kinda cool. Vector graphics have a certain "semantic" mystery about them that is lost in the banality of pixels.

gitlab.com/explore/projects/st

Past economic development never asked a fairly basic question: what happens if *everybody* on the planet uses a technology and adopts a particular behavior (and continues doing so for all foreseable future).

Once we accept equity and as a the only plausible long term target much of last century's sweat and tears becomes a

Writing off this legacy will be a source a major distress compensated in part by the enormously exciting task of inventing an alternate future

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The Delusion of #Infinite #Economic #Growth

The #ElectricVehicle (#EV) has become one of the great modern symbols of a world awakened to the profound challenges of unsustainability and #ClimateChange. So much so that we may well imagine that #DeepThought’s answer today to Life, the Universe and Everything might plausibly be “EV.” But, as #DouglasAdams would surely have asked, if electric vehicles are the answer, what is the question?

scientificamerican.com/article

#Economy #Environment

Checking every few days is a trip down memory lane to a time of a far less frantic digital universe. A dozen or so updates, occasionally some new app. You can almost get to know them all.

Compare that with the "play store" and the gazillions of crapps staring at you with open salivating mouths.

Not that all corners of the universe are still calm backwaters. If you check the pypi feed there is new package update every couple of minutes, which is kinda scary

Energypedia is a wiki platform for collaborative knowledge exchange on renewable energy, energy access, and energy efficiency topics in developing countries energypedia.info/wiki/Main_Pag

Many projects aim to be the open version of existing closed software or service. This puts them at disadvantage as most users still don't appreciate the benefit of . The same level of quality must be delivered with far fewer resources

This suggests that head-on competition is less likely to succeed than something defining its own category. Unoccupied niches are few but building on the combinatorial advantage of large scale collaboration could help

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The “Street Art Cities Community” started in 2016 as a small attempt to create an online map to help out street art hunters hunt more effectively in their cities. It now features 33,424 artworks in 855 cities in 92 countries across the world.

streetartcities.com/map
#map #streetart #map #art

Which artwork is your favorite one?

is among the most usable apps. It turns editing into a fun and worthwhile game. The devs are asking for support as funding has dried up

github.com/streetcomplete/Stre

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@alice There’s a growing understanding that “containers” are not helping much in way of reproducibility—Docker images are generally not reproducible to begin with. Growing awareness in both “reproducible science” circles and industry, as in lwn.net/Articles/786066/ . I’m full of hope! :-)

Wikinomics (How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything ) is a 2006 book by Tapscot & Williams. It has not aged well. It is orgasmic about the power of the commons and but actually little came to pass.

The factors that propel collaborative projects to success are not more transparent than commercial efforts. Yet when they do, they do change the world.

Currently and seem to be carrying the torch and they are both quite mindboggling in their possible impact

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The amount of heat the #Earth traps has doubled since 2005, #NASA says

New research shows that the amount of #heat the planet traps has roughly doubled since 2005, contributing to more rapidly warming oceans, air and land.
The #energy increase is equivalent to four detonations per second of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.

washingtonpost.com/climate-env

#ClimateCrisis

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hey between, option 1: a car that has decent speed, is easy to service yourself, doesn't break down much but has no steering wheel (you steer via a system of pulleys and levers - may take a few months to learn) and, option 2...

"twas ever thus" is a common way people resign on accepting broken systems instead of the inconvenience of summoning the energy and resources to handle the uncertainty of a drastic intervention

the problem is that with an exploding human population and ever more powerful tech it is definitely not a case of "ever thus"


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What's your favorite formatting option for writing long posts in text editor a when writing stuff online?

(If you can, #boost this for a wider audience!)
#writing #textEditor #formatting

Breaking news. TBL will auction an of his original source code (in objective-C)

Curious what value of any backup copies he might have lying around.

If his organization is anything like mine he should have at least a few dozen directories named
www.old.old.reallyold etc.

Does the have a value system? (rhetorical question)

That feeling when companies commit to reach some sustainability target by 2050 when S&P 500 average company lifespan has fallen below 20 years

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Hello I planning buy new laptop I have a question, where is easier switching iGPU and dGPU?
1. AMD CPU + AMD dGPU
2. Intel CPU + NVIDIA dGPU
3. AMD CPU + NVIDIA dGPU

I really like AMD, but here isn't so much AMD CPU + AMD dGPU.
Any recommendation?
#linuxlaptop #laptop #opensouce

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