Another company I will never again buy from. Sony Mobile - https://developer.sony.com/develop/open-devices/. Don't be fooled by the "Open" in their website - there is nothing open about their bootloader. And they even refuse to return your property. Apparently following their documentation is "tampering" #righttorepair #defectivebydesign Ping @eff
@ntnsndr Maybe the crazy acting as POTS at the moment will achieve some more diversity. If I'd be an overseas manufacturer of phones I would think twice about committing to Google's version of Android. But wouldn't hold my breath...
Save Our Food. Free the Seed. - https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/06/07/opinion/sunday/dan-barber-seed-companies.html #noseedpatents #NoPatentsonLife
@tbeckett in my case I was both purchaser an assembler... https://www.instagram.com/p/BUY6I38FI-i/?igshid=1h74e7hd7692b :)
@ntnsndr my latest experience of unlocking boot-loader rendered camera totally unusable even after restoring original firmware. Shame on you Sony!
@ntnsndr can feel your pain. all but given up on installing alternate firmware OS on retail phones.
@dajbelshaw @nolan Can share the frustrations you had on mobile and also decided I have better use of my time that fighting boot-loaders and bad documentation to install LineageOS. Chromebooks have been my 'travel gear' for some time now (can't justify Pixelbook though). Still happy with Ubuntu as my main laptop OS. Far more productive than anything else (specially Windows).
Lenovo smart display is still a step too far for me though :-). Cameras and mics always on still creep me out...
We Have Abundant Food. Why Is Our Health — and the Planet’s — So Bad? https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/15/books/review/bee-wilson-way-we-eat-now.html
To address the climate crisis, state legislatures are pushing dozens of bills on soil health https://newfoodeconomy.org/soil-health-regenerative-agriculture-cover-crops-climate-change-state-legislature-bills/ #regenerativeag #soil
@tbeckett yes - have read it. also on their private beta. definitely got potential from my point of view. But some way to go - they are working hard on it though.
The hard bits for me remain governance structure and humans though ;-)
@tbeckett On the technical side it seems a lot of lofty promises such as 'provide content delivery at the scale of Facebook and support transactions at the speed of Visa' but not a lot that has been proven in real life. Based on Casper (Ethereum) which itself has not stood the test of time.
I do like the coop governance structure. However the board (appointment) structure and governance terms would need some more research.
Depends on your appetite for risk and what you want to do I guess.
@twsh I quite enjoyed this read: https://www.newsociety.com/Books/H/Humanizing-the-Economy - have added to the reading list BTW @mattcropp - hope that's OK
Interesting: Hostile designs are designs against humanity. They are made specifically to exclude, harm or otherwise hinder the freedom of a human being. Quite often they aim to remove a certain section of a community from a public space. https://hostiledesign.org
Making, thinking (and still some coding). Interested in distributed, local and small-scale regenerative food & tech, coops.
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