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"(...) for 67 percent of the networks, including Facebook friendship networks, food webs and water distribution networks, the statistical tests rejected a power law as a plausible description of the network’s structure."
Not a big expert in the field of network analysis, but this seems like good news for decentralized systems like #Mastodon...
...also from the Kingsnorth article:
"IN HIS BOOK A Short History of Progress, Ronald Wright coins the term “progress trap.” A progress trap, says Wright, is a short-term social or technological improvement that turns out in the longer term to be a backward step. By the time this is realized—if it ever is—it is too late to change course."
6 Historic Examples of Cooperative Economics (Ujamaa) That Advanced The Black Community https://rastafari.tv/5-historic-examples-cooperative-economics-ujamaa-advanced-black-community/
"(...) multiple employees who can’t help but accidentally walk into glass walls. None of the injured employees required hospitalizations, but some were treated for minor cuts to the head."
When you disrespect your own workforce so much you build an HQ that literally exposes working people's lives to danger.
Lockheed Martin got $35,200,000,000 from taxpayers last year. That’s more than many federal agencies, according to WaPo.
The corporate fascist state is alive and kicking, littering the world, contributing significantly to global warming, and making it a more insecure place.
On the flip side, it doesn't have a blockchain!
Call for Papers is now open for the 8th RISC-V Workshop co-hosted by Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in Barcelona, Spain May 7th-10th, 2018.
Registration and paper submissions:
Interestingly, the book translation I'm working on now Sharing Cities too is in close alignation with Ostrom. http://teamhuman.fm/episodes/ep-60-neal-gorenflo-sharing-cities/
"The more I learn the less good news I've got, really... We're in a pretty serious position right now. We're incredibly dependent on this massive tangle of inter-[related] systems, we don't entirely understand exactly how it inter-[relates] or what the consequences of that are, so we won't find out until they go wrong. And they're going to start going wrong an awful lot, because - the climate's changing."
Paul Raven on hidden life-supporting infrastructure. #stacktivism
Once again you're going to hear many people talking about mental health. It's a red herring. Don't believe them. They're just kicking the can down the road. A real mental health care system would require a real health care system, and the same people who take millions from the NRA in the form of legal bribes have no interest in providing us with real health care, or safe schools.
Great conversation on platforms, algorithms and the social contracts we are entering into. Platforms are changing the way we are hiring, finding housing, "fight crime", etc.
These algorithms need to be designed transparently and ethically in a democratic way.
Unmentioned in the release notes:
"Update also includes security updates for Meltdown and Spectre."
Somehow not worth mentioning?
Want a share in London's new smart city co-op app? Here's how you can get involved #coops #smartcity #digital @Digi_Town https://www.thenews.coop/126254/sector/co-operative-smart-city-app-brings-new-online-connections-london/ https://twitter.com/coopnews/status/964061933572907008/photo/1
Eventually destroyed the guy with "ignoring the debate around the commons just because it's not happening in the academic press is like ignoring Pasteur because Galen doesn't mention vaccination in his books"
The Ph.D. guy strikes back! I introduced him to Mark Fisher's "Capitalist Realism" to challenge his assumption that there's no alternative to capitalism. Turns out he "can't seem to find any alternative theory" in academic press, which is why he can't believe in any viable alternative to capitalism. This is no longer a metter of stupidity or ignorance, this is flat out indoctrination...