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I'm an based software engineer who thinks co-operatives might be a better way to make a living, looking for like-minded collaborators.

Interested in P2P Foundation ideas, Rethinking Economics, member of

Bicycle wheel is? Bowl or sink work for you will. Slightly inflate, one section immerse, slowly along move.

If car or tractor wheel, you may problem have.

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The digital world is a steady march towards a new kind of feudalism in which nothing is "sold" to us, only rented, making us tenant farmers of everything that was once our property.

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Ahoy fediverse coop!

Warm hello to the folks at darkpeak cooperative

To my knowledge, along with & that makes three democratically run instances


You Tube is continually insisting I watch a video titled "Jacob Rees-Mogg Calmly DISMANTLES Student who called him 'STUPID'" in its "recommendations".

You Tube can go fuck itself. So can J fucking RM.

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Right now a group of people are occupying the Scottish government buildings and holding their own Citizens Assembly.

They are doing this because to avert biosphere collapse we need to be making collective decisions. Us. Citizens. Not stakeholders, hedge funders nor nepotistic elites.

They're doing it on Burns day, the birthday of the Scottish national poet, a nature lover ;p

Live streams on fb and pscp

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bit torrent is already an established network with 90% of the same features of DAT and IPFS. there are many implementations of the bit torrent protocol written in various languages, including C, C++, Python, and others. BEPs cover 10 years of experience operating a DHT IRL.

> Distributed Torrent Feeds

> Merkle hash torrent extension

`/ipns/` and dat archives are basically implementations of BEP drafts. imo there is a lot more to be gained from improving bit torrent than building new networks. more importantly, there are really important datasets that are already accessible via bit torrent:

### library genesis

a huge collection of fiction and non-fiction, including a full replica of sci-hub.

### internet archive

a backup of the internet. everything on the internet archive is also a torrent.

AWS S3 buckets can be configured to act as web seeds for bit torrent clients (this is widely supported).

the list goes on and on.
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…I studied business and finance at college.

After the financial crisis I spent **a lot** of time reading to understand what had happened and why

I think that the current global financial/economic system is clearly unsustainable. Things will change

I decided to focus on people coming together to create & managing the things they need

I'm pretty sure this looks much more sustainable model than focusing on heavy competition

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RT Great speech from "This entire farce is emblematic of Britain's broken democracy, a referendum held to appease an Etonian boy's club that was won on the back of financial corruption of elites." πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘


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public authorities "can secretly compel tech companies and individual technologists, including network administrators, sysadmins, and open source developers – to re-engineer software and hardware under their control, so that it can be used to spy on their users. Engineers can be penalized for refusing to comply with fines and prison"... sounds like a nightmare but it is reality in the #UK and #Australia #eff #spy #privacy #security

Gail Bradbrook, "Rising Up! How Things Change: The Duty to Disobey"

Paraphrasing: researching causes of our climate crisis, she concluded it's not that there aren't solutions (economic, technical), just they're not being tried.

The real problem is upstream, in our social-political system. Denial, complacency, and/or active resistance has prevented effective changes (here & elsewhere).

So the question is how to induce change in the system. She has some proposals!

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I was just at the Extinction Rebellion meeting tonight.

FB, with more details:

Totally oversubscribed: 100s, standing room only downstairs in the St Augustine Church, and 50+ outside who couldn't get in.

But last-minute. Two organisers currently, need ideas, more people, funds.

Website (national):



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