I've been on Mastodon over at
I'm based in the UK and into food, land, tech and people collaborating to manage them.
I'm involved in a few projects -
https://www.ourfieldproject.org/ 40 people using online tools to collaborate managing a field
http://travellingtoolbox.org.uk/ is a mobile hackspace/workshop set up to help environmental & community projects build & fix tools and infrastructure
http://farmhack.org/wiki/soilhack-wiki Soilhack is a peer 2 peer learning network
via Julia Reda
"Have you ever used @github? At your company, your university, your NGO or at home? Then you should be worried about EU #Copyright reform:"
[TN: Intellectual Property is theft]
ProtonMail has been blocked by Vodafone in Turkey. Here’s how to bypass Turkey’s online censorship - https://protonmail.com/blog/turkey-online-censorship-bypass/
> Turkey’s second-largest mobile internet provider has apparently blocked ProtonMail, as user reports from across Turkey have confirmed this week. Here’s what we know so far and some ways to bypass the block.
Silicon Inquiry - https://www.opendemocracy.net/digitaliberties/wendy-liu/silicon-inquiry
Interesting story and reflections of a coder, looking back at their time working for Google and then getting consumed as a founder of a tech startup.
How do ordinary people get to have a say in their economic future?
Exploring whats meaningful participation in the economic sphere & how its enabled
Better known models include worker #coops & participatory budgeting
Newer emerging experiments:
Citizen’s economic councils
Worker recovered factories
Community owned & operated infrastructure
Women farmers in Nicaragua
Workplace democracy at Gore-Tex
Looking for more examples can you help?
Wrote an article on cooperative banking to a news website that is planning to turn into a cooperative.
Cooperative banks are more likely to survive and less likely to contribute to financial crisis, lend more to SMEs and pay taxes more.
"..the commons didn’t fail because of a breakdown in trust and cooperation by the commoners but instead the commons were enclosed, stolen and shut down by capitalists, imperialists and various species of the rich and powerful. The whole debate around ‘the tragedy of the commons’ is perhaps irrelevant. [..]The commons are something that we have to fight for, the tragedy is not misuse or failure which can be investigated by game theory, but the brutality of class warfare." Derek Wall #ReadingGroup
This is a problem with many (I think most?) Android ROMs. Firmwares are not updated. + all keep reporting latest patch level even once firmwares no longer released by the hw manufacturer
The regression to classifying some Android security updates as only being recommended isn't good but at least this system is in place at all. Of course, it's relying on the honor system and nearly everyone not licensing Google Play just lies about the patch level by setting to latest.
If non-Chromebook laptops had something like Android's security patch level it would usually be stuck at a level 6 months before the release of the hardware forever because the vendors aren't properly releasing firmware upgrades...
Instead of complaining about #AMP, let's talk about alternatives.
How about RSS?
It could be lightly extended, too; add another rel link for a simple style (in a limited subset of CSS) to render the RSS in; search engines could cache this and enforce a size limit. Browsers could also support this natively.
Where do you keep your money? If the answer ends with the word "bank," you're doing it wrong. Put your money into cooperatively owned financial institutions. You can find a credit union in your area here: http://bit.ly/2HGlKw5 If you want help identifying which credit unions you can join.... @ me. #GoCoop #CreditUnions
Very nice to see 3D file support landing on Wikimedia Commons, including an interactive viewer. Maybe we'll see more Thingiverse type content there down the road:
Nuanced analysis of recent #PrivateEquity dynamics:
"So PE firms end up adding debt in hopes of enhancing returns and using phony accounting to conceal volatility. And the institutional investors that have flooded private equity with capital prefer this “phony happiness” because it reduces career risk and the hard work of having to explain the volatility of public markets to stakeholders."
"(...) 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...