do you know people/communities in the #SanFrancisco area that could host me for some days in the coming weeks? I will attend #WikiCite at the end of the month, coming around early as I don't do 10,000km every day! :D
I would love to use this time to meet/live with locals into #Ecoliving #KnowledgeSharing #LibreSoftware #Wikimedians... or just great human beings in general :) boosts welcome & DMs open! #SanFrancisco #Oakland #CowoSlowTourism #hosting #hospex
I got me a scuttlebutt my magic string is:
I didn't actually write anything of interest on it yet. Let's see how it goes.
Kinda seems kind of like another thing to keep me removed from my todo list.
Will be more lured by interesting content, any recommendations?
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Utopia (based around)
There can be no agency in a hierarchy - only the receiving of orders from above and the compulsion to push them below. Individualism and hierarchies are mutually opposed, but they are sold together in through obfuscation. Many believe that hierarchies somehow produce individual autonomy, although this is clearly an ignorance of the highest order. Tell me when you're packed on to a commuter train or stuck in your car on a motorway at your boss's order how free you feel.
I just watched a documentary about the M11 link road protests in London in the mid 90s near to where I was born, was very good!
Even though the road was built in the end the protest seemed to have wider impact on road building.
#Bitcoin must die
If Bitcoin were to cease trading tomorrow, 0.5% of the world’s electricity demand would simply disappear. This is roughly equivalent to the output of ten coal-fired power plants, emitting 50 million tonnes of CO2 per year – which would cover one year’s worth of the carbon emission cuts required to limit temperature rises this century to 2C.
We're putting together a 35c3 talk submission about Karrot (https://github.com/yunity/karrot-frontend) and our more grassroots/democratic/co-operative/solidarity based approach (compared with top down startup/charity).
We currently have a bit of a mishmash of ideas and words in an etherpad doc, would anybody be up for giving some input/editing to make it into something clear and compelling?
Thanks so much for all the responses so far, I wrote a list of possible stops on the CoTech thread https://community.coops.tech/t/a-little-uk-co-op-tour/1064/9
I'll reply individually/privately to co-ordinate visits, thanks!
Hola #SocialCoop users,
We did it! The server migration was a success!
We're now running on a fresh and shiny new server and with a new object storage service.
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@kawaiipunk are you planning on going to #35c3? A repeat of https://wiki.coops.tech/wiki/Tech_Co-ops_Assembly_34C3 ?
I'm submitting a talk (about karrot), but would also be interested helping out with a co-op assembly (well, karrot might be a co-op by then too)
I've been trying to plan a little UK co-op hitchhiking tour, better start this week!
Will start in Glasgow and slowly make my way down south. Looking for sofas/floors to sleep on and co-ops to visit of any kind, but especially digital-y/software ones...
Would like to talk about saving food (esp. with https://karrot.world), web hosting, platform co-ops, volunteers, grassroots, open source, CoTech, social.coop, etc...
Should start in the next couple of days. Lemme know if I should swing by!
...but Hardin & co. made a big mistake: commoners are *not* prisoners! They can move, communicate and organize. Thousands of successful #commons have been recorded.
The false idea that "commons can't work", backed up by inaccurate #gameTheory fed into the creeping #neoliberalism of the late 60's and was snapped up by policy makers world-wide, accelerating the eviction of indigenous people and more.
In response, Elinor #Ostrom and others began to more closely inspect the commons...
What are #commons ?
Commons are shared resources; things which groups of people use and care for together.
A classic example is a sheep field which multiple farmers use—without fencing it into sections.
A lot of the academic work on commons focuses on natural resources like fields, forests and rivers, although recently people have been using to describe other things, like digital resources or physical spaces.
We're not used to commons! I'll post every day for #wcw2018 about why we should be.
"I sold my users' privacy to a larger benefit," Acton told Forbes. "I made a choice and a compromise. And I live with that every day."
Isn't it a bit late to be sorry, dear mr. Acton?
Just another wandering soul
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