Regulating open source code under anti-money-laundering regulations would hurt the free expression rights of software creators in the UK and their collaborators around the world. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/06/eff-and-open-rights-group-defend-right-publish-open-source-software-uk-government
Positively surprised that in the first presentation at #RightsCon there have already been several calls to prioritise people over corporations, and stop surveillance capitalism. We are in the right place.
These companies could just as easily sell us machines that can be changed as we see fit. I've learned this running Linux on my laptop: Once you get going, it's quite awesome to be able to change out an OS every once and a while—try something new, get a bit of a facelift. And not just the prescribed version upgrade, but a pivot to another wacky community of developers. Another *philosophy* of computing. It's that comparative philosophy, really that the monopolies are holding us back from.
Climate crisis needs to be addressed as a problem with society rather than the individuals: https://solar.lowtechmagazine.com/2018/07/we-cant-do-it-ourselves.html
I love that site!
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Think about what you're really seeing when you look at the trees.
Somewhere in the heart of our nearest star, hydrogen atoms fused together to make helium. The energy released from that created light.
That light then spent a hundred thousand years ricocheting around inside the Sun, bouncing off atom after atom. When it eventually reached the surface, it flew away into space at 299792 km per second, speeding across 150 million km in just 8 minutes, to a small blue planet.
That sunlight then hit a leaf, having some of its colours absorbed to nourish the tree, and the remaining green light was reflected away. The reflected light found its way to your eye, where it was focused onto your retina to form an image. That image was then transferred through your optic at 875000 bits per second to your brain which took just 13 milliseconds to parse it.
Everything you've ever experienced is an amazing and intricate collection of wonders and improbabilities.
Anyone have experience of this platform? Feedback wanted.
There's a culture of negativity forming on the fediverse, similar to other platforms. The instinct is to call attention to it and critique it, but that itself is just creating more negativity
I think a better tactic is to make a conscious effort to create and spread more positive content, even simple stuff like the plants you're growing or the meal you're having
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