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🐚 Conchologia iconica, or, Illustrations of the shells of molluscous animals
London: Reeve, Brothers, 1843-1878.
biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2

If anyone is thinking that their day could be improved with the addition of a blurry photo of a bee. Well I am here for you! 🐝

There is something endlessly satisfying about watching this year's tomato seedlings grow. 🌱

Just realised my OpenCollective Membership was contributing in Incognito for the last few years so it was just mystery £12 each time. Sorry, now corrected! @SocialCoop

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We’re excited to announce that a beta version of Android 9 is now available for Fairphone 2! This makes it one of only a few Android phones released in 2015 to still receive continued software support and we couldn't be prouder. 🙌 💚 #daretocare #longevity #sustainability

Student Coop Homes is raising a share issue to expand the UK student housing coop movement
. Please go to ethex.org.uk/sch to support and retoot/boost if interested.

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Say hello to LibreOffice 6.3! Yes, there's a major new update for the world's best free office suite – and it's packed with great new features, improved compatibility and better performance. Learn more and download it: blog.documentfoundation.org/bl

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I don't read the papers so I didn't see it happen, but apparently the UN's biodiversity report got buried in the UK press in favour of the *royal baby*.

Current global response insufficient;
'Transformative changes' needed to restore and protect nature;
Opposition from vested interests can be overcome for public good
Most comprehensive assessment of its kind;
1,000,000 species threatened with extinction

un.org/sustainabledevelopment/

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"An analysis of 70 million reader comments on The Guardian newspaper from 2006-2016 shows that articles written by female journalists saw a higher proportion of comments rejected by moderators, especially in news sections with a high concentration of male writers, like “Sport” or “Technology”."

internethealthreport.org/2019/

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It's simple: If you buy it, you own it, and you should be able to repair it yourself.

The @nytimes agrees: "An open marketplace for repairs benefits consumers, independent retailers and the environment."
nytimes.com/2019/04/06/opinion

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Now that is back to single digits F, time to share my favorite ice-related infograpic.

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* 1980
- 42% of the population live in council housing
- Right to buy scheme introduced

* 2017
- Less than 8% of the population live in council housing
- 40% of ex-council flats sold via Right to Buy are now rented out more expensively by private landlords

dispossessionfilm.com/

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"one of the reasons we decided to end EdgeHTML was because Google kept making changes to its sites that broke other browsers, and we couldn’t keep up."

onmsft.com/news/ex-edge-develo

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From freecycling to Fairphones: 24 ways to lead an anti-capitalist life in a capitalist world via @guardian@twitter.com #MondayMotivation #WeAreFairphone bit.ly/2zPRn42

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If you are interested in examining the privacy implications of Android apps, there is google chrome extensions Exodus Privacy is a great tool. For example, it reveals these 19 trackers in Deezer and 9 trackers in Spotify (it seems you are tracked even if you pay €€€)

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“People are not rewarded for checking previous work,” Schatzberg said. “They’re rewarded for coming up with sexy new research findings. That’s true in the sciences, but it’s also true in the humanities.”

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RT @openstreetmap
This map made by @StolenRide shows every London cycle parking location stolenride.co.uk/cycle-parking Mapped on OpenStreetMap and an optional layer of police data with the locations of reported stolen bikes

Given all of the recent discussion around modern slavery, its interesting to note the link between those who founded the Coop Wholesale Society (UK), slavery and the American Civil War.

thenews.coop/131764/sector/com

There is a statue of Abraham Lincoln in Manchester to this day.

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