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Comparing Google maps and OpenStreetMaps, the streetview aspect of Google is still good but OpenStreetMaps has more detail such as footpaths, one way streets, etc.

I think this is the difference between user generated content and automated mapping.
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What is the best instance in the fediverse for writing?

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The talk about the Purism phone at the Manchester Software Freedom Day event was quite interesting and provided some insight into how difficult it is to make a phone without proprietary stuff.
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Wikipedia and Google delude many into thinking all human knowledge has been made available to our immediate access.
This is a dangerous lie.
Any scholar will tell you of the vast amount of documents and artifacts completely unavailble online, or indeed impossible to easily scan or study online.
And this silent wealth pales before the oral and analog culture which, in a McLuhanian dimension, can not be simply digitized and maintain integrity.

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The most solarpunk place I've ever been to was a co-op in Togo, West Africa. The composition of the soil there is so mineral-rich that overfarming yielded swaths of land as inpenetrable as asphalt.

A couple of Togolese PhDs in engineering were able to buy ruined land super-cheap and using compost and hand labor were reclaiming the soil. They'd invented remarkable composting latrines and engineered buildings to stay cool and breezy. The whole place was beautiful, a beacon of ingenuity and hope.

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Fondly remembering a time someone created PonziCoin, stated it was a Ponzi scheme, and people still bought into it and in such alarming numbers the developer freaked and pulled the plug

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... The experiences of the Anti-Mills definitely influenced the work of , and it was in the aftermath of the movement that a group of former Owenites founded what the standard historiograhy remembers as the first modern co-op in , England in 1844.

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... bolster their bottom line. In the 1750s, millers went too far by adding powdered white lead to their flour, which poisoned many people. After a riot in which a number of the offending mills were sacked, consumer-owned flour mills were formed and the model was fairly widely adopted. A bunch of records from the , which was formed towards the end of that wave, have been preserved, but lots of that history has been lost...

archiveshub.jisc.ac.uk/search/

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If (as opposed to other forms of mutuality) are understood to have emerged as institutions in response to the development of , the earliest known modern proto- are the of 18th century England.

As the forced many peasants off the land, they crowded into cities to work in the docks servicing the Atlantic trade. In these quick-growing and anonymous cities in an era before food safety regulation, merchants would routinely adulterate food to...

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Lithops, the Living Stone succulent. When it blooms, it looks like a flower cleaving a rock. #plants #nature

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tired: listening to your workers and incorporating their feedback

wired: giving the workers representation and a controlling interest, and abdicating the capitalist hierarchy that authorized your power

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Hey people, I've been noticing the number of posts with alt text going down. It might be because of all the new users who haven't learned about the feature yet, so for them and everyone:

yall should use alt text when uploading images! what are they??? hover over the images to find out! why are they good? the tldr of it is that visually impaired computer users exist and it helps them navigate the INFOBAHN better

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Yet another good reason to make sure you're opted out of all Firefox 'studies' and 'experiments' or whatever they're calling them today.

They are not getting better as a company. Somehow these weird, anti-user things just keep happening. Because they're the 'future' apparently.

This is only the future if we continue to tolerate it.

testpilot.firefox.com/experime

ghacks.net/2018/08/07/firefox-

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I've been noticing something of a bunny drought hereabouts, so, here's one of my favorites from a couple years ago. ^_^

flickr.com/photos/porsupah/957

#wildlife #photography #bunnies

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social.coop

social.coop is a a coop-run corner of the fediverse, a cooperative and transparent approach to operating a social platform. We are currently closed to new memberships while we improve our internal processes and policies, and plan to re-open to new folks when that work is complete. [9/2/2018]