Hey sunbeamers, our instance has grown a lot and we had to upgrade to a bigger masto.host plan.
We are currently in the process of moving to our own server where we could host cool solarpunk themed stuff like peertube in addition to mastodon.
Everything will be owned and operated collectively by the members, that could be you, you can join us on matrix there https://matrix.to/#/!lkJOtMXwdMwEROwNif:matrix.org
and you can become a member of the cooperative by pledging 1$ a month there https://opencollective.com/sunbeam-city
see you 🌞
A quick question for all our new members: what prompted you to choose social.coop over other instances?
the risk I took was calculated but man am I bad at math Show more
Regarding climate change the risk model changed.
It used to be: “we have these human driven emissions that create a lot of problems but if we dial the emissions back things normalize within a few decades”
Based on newer research it is: “human emissions have a chance to tip Earth climate into a positive feedback loop, stuck at 4-5C warming from which not even zero human emissions would rescue us”
Most people don’t know yet.
There are a couple security risks inherent to this platform:
1) When someone follows you from a different instance, the admins get access to all your toots and DMs.
2) Anybody can impersonate you by joining a different instance with your username and claiming to be you.
Man check out these hockey sticks; pretty rad growth if I may say so...
Graph from the Masto Soc user-count bot: https://mastodon.social/@usercount/100565232149223812
Good and bad places to be gay... AKA where you can be executed for being in bed with the wrong person.
It's a surprisingly long list.
Bonus news: in Chechnya you can be abducted and tortured in a concentration camp for appearing to be gay.
Measured by use of carbon-fixation capacity, it's about 20% presently.
Fossil fuel use counts for another 20%, roughly, of biomass equivalent, though it's based on a vastly largeer store of ancient stored growth.
Each year presently humans consume about 5 million years of petroleum and natural gas accumulation. This from Dukes's "Burning Buried Sunshine" paper.
@z428 @teleclimber @feral_yogi @aral @Gargron I've been working on a very general model of relationships and behaviours. It's essentially a network/systems model, and maay in fact be subsumed by extant wwork such as cybernetics.
Many phenomena are describable as nodes, connected by links, through which there are flows: energy, forces, materials, information, control.
Protocols mediate those flows. Licences are a form of protocol. One of the most powerful interactions is a nullification.
I’m starting to get tired of the inefficiency of concentrated wealth. High-net-worth (say north of $100mm) people are really bad at doing things with their money to the point I think their best strategy is to just blow it all up in hedonistic excess. It’s hard to beat the impact of just putting the money back into circulation in the hands of people who have less and can devote more cycles per dollar spending it.
It's 8pm here. Self challenge which I'll live blog: can I implement a version of tetris in Racket by 10pm? Let's see if I can... I'm gonna live blog it here.
Dump of the original Furby's assembly source code, dated June 1998: http://www.seanriddle.com/furbysource.pdf
Coolest thing I can think of to do with this would be to get it running in a virtual machine in some existing virtual space, eg an MMO, VR chat room, No Man's Sky etc. I love the idea of this thing's freaky digital soul living on in unrecognizably alien worlds.