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In general we grossly underutilize the tools we have and digital tech is no exception. But one magic window that is still closed is for a dispersed group to be able to sing / play over the

For that to happen must drop below perceptible levels that prohibit synchrony.

The effect will be a bit like the moving image illusion once frames per second exceed a certain level

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António Guterres on the climate crisis: ‘We are coming to a point of no return’

A recent analysis showed the G7 countries – the #UK, #US, #Canada, #Italy, #France, #Germany and #Japan – have committed $189bn to support #oil, #coal and #gas, as well as offer financial lifelines to the aviation and automotive sectors, since the outbreak of the #coronavirus. This is over $40bn more than has been directed towards renewable energy.

#ClimateCrisis #FossilFuel

In the meantime carbon dioxide in the air is the highest since measurements began

Maybe it will all be ok in the end, maybe it will be pretty far from ok

Playing with small but existential risk probabilities is always fun

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FediFollows has been on the #Fediverse for one year! 🎉 🎂

A huge thank you to everyone who suggested accounts so far, and to the accounts themselves 👏

Hand-curated directories are often seen as old-fashioned, but I think they have a role in getting people started on new decentralised social media.

FediFollows currently has 2.3K followers across a wide range of instances, so even people who don't follow me are more likely to see these interesting accounts in their hashtag searches.

Go Fedi!

Because there is no true mobile OS (in wide adoption) there are no mobile app collections like or apps for the linux desktops.

The apps on don't seem to share anything in terms of design or code reuse?

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#Twitter claims interest in #decentralization for a while. They call their project #bluesky.

A self-organised group with "invited additional experts" in January this year "created a review of the ecosystem around protocols for social media".

Find the "Ecosystem Review" here:

Twitter thread with more information:

The failure of to solve any real economic problem is not particularly surprising. People have trying for ages so called alternative or complementary currencies to alleviate financial exclusion and other distortions that starve communities of purchasing power. While some projects managed to keep going, there is no overwhelming success to report / learn from. Other elements (legal framework, credit systems etc) are impossible to separate.

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While I had hoped there'd be more people on the fediverse who are/were in bands or do independent music production and have videos for their projects I didn't get much response. Unfortunately only a couple people sent anything.

If anyone has ideas on where I can get in touch w/ indie musicians who want to share their videos please let me know as I'd love to keep this project idea up and have an outlet for musicians.

btw @controlfreak is playing right now:

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Fastly CDN is down (affecting Reddit, GitHub, SO, ...)

(submitted by plasma)

is down along with another 50% of the digital universe it seems...

resilience personified

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Tech as the non-bottleneck. has changed the world (continues doing so with ) and is written in , the "fractal of bad design". Same with dozens of important early web frameworks, from , to and .

Alas same with the archvillain .

There should be a name and shame list for government websites that don't offer an but instead invite their citizens to engage or keep updated only via private data collecting and mining platforms

Alas the list would be sized :-(

In English business writing (and hence thinking) the term "consumer" is so pervasive as a proxy for the mass of humanity it leaves little room to hope a transition is a real possibility

Finding a catchy larguage term to describe the economic role of people as something more than mindless automatons attached to the consumption trough would be a good step forward

Any blessed wordsmiths out there?

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The fascination with spectacular volcanic eruptions has a dark side. Volcanoes are "known unknown" but ignored global risks like pandemics. A large volcanic eruption may destroy the global food supply chain for several years. There is no indication the collective response will be any better than the covid fiasco

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The longer you keep your phone the more lightly it would have tread the earth, so think twice when you want to buy a new phone. Do you really need a new phone? The truth is, the most #sustainable phone is the one you already own – so make it last. 🌍 📱


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