Looks like a good gig - Hypha.coop are looking for a technical product manager.
1/2 off sale this week on TESA games including Co-opoly, Strike! and Game-Changer...
Next Monday it's **commons.hour** again!
In our 2nd session we'll have Ela Kagel from Supermarkt Berlin/Platform Coops Germany
to kick off the debate about social and economic relations, open contributions, value flows and how to assure everyone can be activist
Sign up & join us!
📆 25Oct 18h UTC
Big tech relies on the victims of economic collapse.
Labour under Keir Starmer sucks. File under digital gated communities…
"Labour’s proposed solution, however, was even more baffling. It proposed creating a “next-generation neighbourhood watch” by placing police hubs around the country and tapping technology like video doorbells and Whatsapp groups to help surveil communities."
Celebrate People’s History: The Poster Book of Resistance and Revolution is fantastic. Over a hundred inspiring posters celebrating moments of resistance and revolution.
The posters: https://justseeds.org/project/cph/
(Christmas 2020 present from my bro that I finally just received.)
The government is playing chicken with GPs. Ultimately to undermine the NHS. Part of a narrative that Sajid Javid wants to push that it is to blame for any shortcomings. A narrative aided and abetted by papers like the Daily Mail.
@neil This type of weapon has been around since the mid 2000s. They were initially developed for the Iraq war, and had tracks or large wheels rather than legs initially. Military drones were controversial, but the ground based semi-autonomous mini-tanks were more so. Some people in universities objected to developing this stuff, but they were a small minority and since the US is a military Keynesian economy there wasn't much opposition or alternative employment available. There have been people campaigning against military robots - particularly the autonomous variety - for about 15 years.
The talking points to watch out for are:
- The robots result in less casualties (for our side). Fewer people "in harm's way"
- Because they are robots they will make impartial autonomous decisions, untainted by human prejudice or battle fatigue
I think in future robots like this will be used to carry out genocides. There will be deniability because they will say a bug or glitch caused undefined behavior in the swarm planner. The rise of military robots wasn't the main reason I stopped working in that industry, but it was a background factor.
Robot dogs with guns. What could possibly go wrong.
Figured some people here might be interested:
The Maintainers are funding 4x $10k fellowships next year for people "whose maintenance, repair, and care work has substantial and practical engagements with the environment, and who are passionate about cross-disciplinary and interprofessional collaboration."
Applications due Nov. 4
“Repair Lowers Carbon Emissions” is theme of today's #RepairDay but #software #obsolescence is increasingly dictating end of life of devices and becoming a threat to their repairability and reusability. I support the idea of an #UpcyclingOfSoftware - the publication of software necessary to run a device under a Free Software license after end of support - to help extending usage lifetime of hardware: https://fsfe.org/freesoftware/sustainability/sustainability.html#upcycling-of-software @fsfe
A new network of Repair Cafes in Aotearoa launched today, nice
No IRL events near me for Repair Day, think I'll go to this online
"Join us on International Repair Day for the conversation with geographer and co-ordinator of Repair Acts, Ireland Dr Alma Clavin, artist and researcher Monai de Paula Antunes and artist and co-founder of Toxics Link, Ravi Agarwal on "What Does It Mean to Care and Repair?" "