Free concept for any #solarpunk / #tidalpunk writers: landfill mining. Villages settle next to landfills, building their houses out of compressed plastic bricks, burning methane for power, sorting melting and exporting raw materials, and composting the organic material to enrich the land for their food
Not just on land either: one of the world's greatest cultural centers is a floating city at the (former) site of the pacific garbage patch
my new vlog explaining in simple terms to newcomers what communism actually is!
Compare the figures in these two articles.
Zimbabwe orders Internet shutdown with unintended consequences - But also why need ham radio operators #zimbabwe https://mybroadband.co.za/news/internet/292284-zimbabwe-orders-internet-shutdown.html
This is the best move trailer I've seen today
No More War, Pestilence, & Poverty: How Renewable Energy Will Alter The Global Geopolitical Calculus - A democratization of energy supply is underway #oil https://cleantechnica.com/2019/01/14/no-more-war-pestilence-poverty-how-renewable-energy-will-alter-the-global-geopolitical-calculus/
Some solarpunk (SP) discourse that I saw on tumblr ages ago which inspired my involvement. Show more
SP -must- be accessible. In order for it to truly be hopeful while not being utopic, it must allow for a range of interpretations that look vastly different across a wide geographic area. To enforce uniformity is not solarpunk. Which is why SP isn't just about solar, or even other alternative, energy sources. It's about inspecting the natural systems that are already benefitting the world, and basing our tech, social, and economic systems on that. SP has a huge aesthetic range, too. It can't just be floaty light colored flower dresses. It's worn, patched, thrifted jean overalls and a 10 year old t-shirt you bought from a friend. Solarpunk encourages us to say "yes, and what if we did better than that?" Solarpunk allows us to use what's here to create something better. Not going backward like anprims want, and not dying in a bloody revolution like tankies want. It's about happiness and growth.
We have Systems on a Chip: Raspberry Pi's (not fully open sourced) sure, but we also have ODroids, Beagleboards, Pine64's, etc.
We also have Linux based, FOSS Operating systems tailored to cell phone touchscreens: @kde 'sPlasma Mobile, @UBports Ubuntu Touch, and others.
Finally, we have @Purism Librem 5 that is our holy grail. Open sourced hardware. Open sourced operating system.
But we can't rely on just them. We need diversity and options.
copyright, big publishers Show more
Just filled out a "contributor agreement", meaning I signed away all rights to my text, while somehow retaining all the responsibilities. A big publishers will get all the money, while I get a discount for buying my own text. The eventual publication will cost more than anybody can afford and there can be no open version, so nobody will read that text. I honestly don't understand this.
Given that some CI-Systems and IDS currently are significantly impacted by the US-Government-Shitdown, take a moment to think about this:
Imagine if Let's Encrypt were run by the US-Government…
The free certificate authority, which is the largest and most widely used cert provider in the world is a significant single point of failure for IT systems all over our planet.
As much as I endorse their services, we MUST build equivalent alternatives in the EU, Asia, Africa, Oceania. #Neuland
Curious to know what #Mastalab feature is the most important for you :
A - Follow remote instances
B - Customize tag timelines in media only
C - Connect your Peertube accounts
D - Other
Extra : What could be improved for your choice?