On a totally unrelated note, The FInal Station is _very_ good, in case you were wondering.
Lower back pain is a bitch. Fuuuuuuu
MH, celebrity Show more
"The agent of the #spectacle placed on stage as a #star is the opposite of the individual, the enemy of the individual in himself as well as in others. Passing into the spectacle as a model for identification, the agent renounces all autonomous qualities in order to identify himself with the general law of obedience to the course of things."
Toronto van attack, femicide, organized misogyny, op-ed Show more
Vicky Mochama, introducing her latest op-ed: "the pattern of young men radicalized online to commit mass violence is observable and under-discussed" https://www.thestar.com/opinion/star-columnists/2018/04/24/when-a-mass-killing-happens-youth-and-maleness-are-worth-noting.html
This is such BS - ewaste recycler gets 15 months in prison for selling restore disks for $0.25 a piece that are freely available online.
Hey mastodon admins, the 25th may is coming closer and so the #GDPR. I don't think the Data Protection Authorities will be a big problem at the moment, they are also overwhelmed by the new regulations and they would try to solve the problem in a favorable way before sanctioning an instance.
The real problem will be lawyers trying to gain money from instances which don't follow the regulations imposed by the GDPR. So the big question is, what do we need to do to comply these rules? #mastoadmin
This is why I only use & support Free & Open Source Software in my personal life. This man is going to prison. Prison.
"A California man who built a sizable business out of recycling electronic waste is headed to federal prison for 15 months after a federal appeals court in Miami rejected his claim that the “restore disks” he made to extend the lives of computers had no financial value, instead ruling that he had infringed Microsoft’s products to the tune of $700,000."
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i have misgivings about jacobin, but they are making a film about socialism in the U.S. and I am 200% here for it https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/socialismmovie/socialism-an-american-story?of=4197387&ref=463097&token=9673d298&winst=1524671668304
"According to the United Nations 170,000 square kilometers of forest is destroyed each year. If we constructed solar farms at the same rate, we would be finished in 3 years."
"Dividing the global yearly demand by 400 kW•h per square meter (198,721,800,000,000 / 400) and we arrive at 496,804,500,000 square meters or 496,805 square kilometers (191,817 square miles) as the area required to power the world with solar panels. This is roughly equal to the area of Spain."
That was almost 10 years ago. If we factor in the increased efficiency of the panels and throw hydro and offshore wind in too, there's hardly any need for nulear power at all...
Don't like your job?
Want some more control/certainty at your workplace?
Ever thought about joining or starting a workers co-op?
Upstream: Ep 8.1: Worker Cooperatives — Widening Spheres of Democracy https://soundcloud.com/upstreampodcast/worker-cooperatives-pt1
"Purism and UBports are partnering to offer Ubuntu Touch as a supported operating system on Purism’s Librem 5 smartphone."
So this happened and suddently I'm an Ubuntu Touch fanboy again...