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@loppear maybe put a tow hitch on a mountain bike and a hook on the back of a mower? What could possibly go wrong?

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OH NO! CARMEN SANDIEGO HAS STOLEN YOUR spot in line for coffee!

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Witch dwildren buried to oak: the which strike after the mute; since it makes the ass which he cannot get away the cup with two and three hands.

@yasu I'm 'SamWhited' on GitHub, that works for me. A few of us were trying to start a co-op codeforge a while back too but it kind of fell apart, we could also try to get that going again

@yasu I love this idea, count me in! I'll try to think of some good things to add

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Some examples that I've seen or been a part of: Bike co-op (fixing donated bikes, teaching repair skills to kids, , transport), (shared housing fostering community, shared resources, , economical), community gardens (learning how to grow food, mutual aid, time spent together, food production), tool library (sharing resources), community free schools/libraries. Almost any local business can be built as a co-op. via potluck meals

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@Chris (they are definitely pretty; I almost bought a 75 CB 750 Four years ago for $1800 USD, but now those are like $8000 if you can find one at all…)

@Chris I didn't know they ever made a 450; assuming I could actually find one somehow, what's the benefit over a more modern CB300 or 650?

First bike:

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Friends, an easy step toward democratization of the economy is moving your money to a credit union. So let's say July 14th is Fediverse Move your Money Day!

In Japan this has been an important part of the fossil fuels divestment campaign by 350.org. When you choose a credit union, ask them about their investments (you'll probably be the first one to ask).

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A reminder that Mastodon and the Fediverse do NOT use cryptocurrency, blockchains, NFTs, tokens, coins, mining, web3 or anything like that.

Masto and the Fedi run on traditional servers and use a sustainable network federation model somewhat similar to e-mail (that's why Fediverse addresses look similar to e-mail addresses).

Also a reminder there are no venture capital firms or other investors either. No one owns the network, each server is independent. Masto and Fedi server running costs are paid by their owners, sometimes with donations from users.

No one is getting rich from the Fediverse, it is all volunteers with some getting donations and a few getting modest grants from foundations. Please remember this when you interact with admins or developers.

(There might be some individual users who post about cryptocurrency/blockchain, but the infrastructure this place runs on doesn't use it at all.)

Tl:dr - Decentralisation does NOT mean cryptocurrency/blockchain

#Fediverse

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Hot take: just release debian and/or rpm packages for your software. Nobody wants yet another bootstrapping tool. Nobody wants to curl-to-bash to install your stuff. Nobody wants to write a script to do something with your crappy tarball.

@lrhodes I'm more concerned that none of them could put positions on their websites (if they even have a website)

@sudoedit I've never ridden a cruiser or touring bike; why one of those instead of a naked bike?

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Just finished going through the candidates for the primary election tomorrow. For many of the positions I could find no record of their positions on anything. For others their website or the voter guide was helpful, but in general it turns out that it's really hard to vote in this country.

@sudoedit You may be right; I hate the idea of buying new (price aside, it just seems like a waste when a used bike already has a sunk cost in terms of manufacturing and carbon emissions, etc.) but if I can't get a new one that I actually want maybe a less expensive new one is the only option. I'd prefer to keep it under 5k, but I suppose I could technically go higher since I sold my car.

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If you can make it, it'd be pretty sweet to overwhelmingly oppose Cop City construction:

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A Fediverse instance for people interested in cooperative and collective projects.