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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 edinburghhacklab.com

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Preliminary review of -- fun, humorous, nice feminist/trans friendly content, suggests larger themes but not overtly pedagogical. Generally uplifting (e.g. you get points for stopping mainsplainer)

-opoly is better for learning about cooperatives and practical issues in organizing.

Commonspoly is more like a regular board game, only instead of playing against, you play with. (With the exception of the speculators...). Both games are great for building friendly groups.

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Hola 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.

You might still see something wonky here and there - perhaps a missing images here and there - do let us know and we'll try and put it right.

If you have queries or problems please contact us on our chat channel riot.im/app/#/room/#SocialCoop.

Thanks!

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Hello users,

The object storage migration earlier today was successful! You might notice a few missing images in toots from other instances, these will be resolved in time.

We're going to attempt to migrate to our new server too. Work on this will start in about an hour or so. The site will be offline for a short period of time, hopefully not too long 🤞

If you have queries or problems please contact us on our chat channel riot.im/app/#/room/#SocialCoop.

Thanks!

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Finally added to the ioo.coop/directory! Sorry it took so long. Thanks, whoever suggested it.

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Dear users ,

We are now about to switch our media object storage provider over.

So the site will be offline for a very short time. We hope you won't notice any missing images when we come back, but if you do, this is why. Note: we've made sure all the images are safe, it should only be cached remote media which may required restoring.

If you have problems please contact us on our chat channel riot.im/app/#/room/#SocialCoop.

Thanks!

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Today is Petrov Day, celebrating the courageous call made by Stanislav Yevgrafovich Petrov in 1983.

This man correctly identified the warnings raised by the Soviet missile detection system as a false alarm, probably preventing significant military conflict between the US and the SSSR.

Moral of the story: whenever you have the opportunity to stop an all-out nuclear war, do it.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1983_Sov

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanisla

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@bhaugen I.F. Stone has a wonderful formulation:

> The essence of tragedy is a struggle of right against right. Its catharsis is the cleansing pity of seeing how good men do evil despite themselves out of unavoidable circumstance and irresistible compulsion. When evil men do evil, their deeds belong to the realm of pathology. But when good men do evil, we confront the essence of human tragedy.

nybooks.com/articles/1967/08/0

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@bhaugen Capitalism, like all open, self-organising, thermodynamic systems, exploits an entropy gradient. It can extract useful potential, but only so long as that gradient does flow. Where the gradient is enabled by stocks (fixed reserves) of resources, a depletion allowance must be recognised and booked.

The objective and capacity is not to get rich, but to go broke -- to expend the gradient -- as slowly as possible.

Mainstream orthodoxy has other views, which are convenient, but wrong.

Next meeting Monday September 24th, location TBC

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Reading: very informative and enjoyable paper on pirate organization: peterleeson.com/An-arrgh-chy.p

Thinking: cooperation + piracy = coopiration (and what would that mean?)

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This seems like a good time for a PSA:

If in the future you see something on a public-facing webpage you want to make a durable record of for use as evidence, don't take a screenshot. Those are -- understandably -- widely considered too easy to fabricate.

Instead, snapshot the page with the Internet Archive. It'll log a timestamped copy of the page to their servers. Highly tamper-resistant.

archive.org/web/ ("save page now", bottom-right)

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Interesting podcast where @richdecibels talks about and organisations. Somehow felt a bit relevant to stuff

He also mentions the talk @douginamug has given about post-consensus, cooperative decision-making - douginamug.gitlab.io/slides/po

The second half of the podcast is all about

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Dear Fediverse,

Soon, some venture capitalist will put $5 million into a startup that offers free fediverse accounts with unlimited storage, etc.

Unless every other instance instantly blocks such a service from Day 1, you can kiss your fediverse goodbye and say hello to a new Gmail. Once network effects kick in, they will make the rules.

It _can_ happen here but you have an opportunity to kill it before it does.

#centralisation #fediverse

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social.coop

social.coop is a a coop-run corner of the fediverse, a cooperative and transparent approach to operating a social platform. We are currently closed to new memberships while we improve our internal processes and policies, and plan to re-open to new folks when that work is complete. [9/2/2018]