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I'm based in the UK and into food, land, tech and people collaborating to manage them.
I'm involved in a few projects - 40 people using online tools to collaborate managing a field is a mobile hackspace/workshop set up to help environmental & community projects build & fix tools and infrastructure Soilhack is a peer 2 peer learning network

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yes! the DisCO Manifesto is launched!
Organizations, and oriented

tomorrow in Amsterdam, Institute of Network Culture's MoneyLab event - Ruth Catlow from Furtherfield will introduce the Manifesto in session 4 'Beyond the β€œBlokechain”: the Cryptofeminist Agenda'

#^Murdered for trying to save Europe's oldest forests

Liviu Pop died last week, the second forest ranger killed in the past month.

1/3 New cabinet office report shows justice system is failing rape survivors- the use of mobile phone extraction techniques is one of the problems.

Read what the police can obtain from your phone here:

We've got the ball rolling on the first on-demand Library of Things (in York, UK). Delivered by bike. A world first?

However, now stuck on how to cover the cost of incorporating the cooperative (~Β£400) to then put together a Community Share Offer. Hesitant to use the typical crowd funding platforms. Thoughts anyone?

Qubes SecureDrop client looking increasingly shiny :)

Following on from and speculative execution vulnerabilities on Intel CPUs keep on appearing

Looks like aren't doing a very good job of addressing this. Also its likely they are fighting a loosing battle anyway?

e.g again just visiting a website opens up possibility of exploit.

Slightly worrying considering how much activities, including critical infrastructure, is organised on Intel based computers.

Read how this story has progressed

Thank you to all 700 of you who joined us at WHO OWNS THE WORLD? What an event. We started to compile documentation here. We'll add reflections and the close to 60 video interviews that we conducted over the coming weeks.

Just registered for the USWC webinar on Co-op Farms:

It's by donation (and free is an option)

Looks interesting :)

"The cost of the new electrolytic Zn–Mn battery is estimated at about US$10 per kWh – much less than for lithium-ion batteries of US$300 per kWh"


That... is a bold but exciting claim.
I would love to have a battery that can hold a day's worth of excess solar power from my rooftop panels for < $300

This week, from November 8th to 11th, the Education working group will pilot the Learning Tour & Cross-training hosted by (US) with the participation of both local and international trainers from the US, Latin America and the Caribbean; Canada; Europe and Eastern Asia.

FRA πŸ‘‰
ENG πŸ‘‰
ESP πŸ‘‰

Great episode of Farmarama podcast

Interesting stuff about amazing benefits of using that has a good - also see eg.

Locating ancient blends (by looking at the thatch on very old roofs) and growing grains from the same era together.

Rousing piece with UK farmer Jyoti from LWA/#ViaCampesina small/peasant farmers unions talking about importance of getting more small farmers &

A community beer project

Weaving Books into the Webβ€”Starting with Wikipedia | Internet Archive Blogs - are scanning every book mentioned on Wikipedia as they can find them, thousands of books a day, and making the cited pages readable

EmacsConf 2019 is tomorrow. Even if a conference about Emacs doesn't seem like your thing, it's worth taking a look at how it's being put on.

It's 100% remote, all talks are live streamed, live transcriptions are posted to IRC. Audience questions are taken from a different IRC channel.

It's the conference version of "everybody dials in." I'd like to see more conferences put on this way.

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