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@thor It's just one of the classic naming fails: Oh this thing is doing something better/more important than this other thing. Lets name it super-thing. Then later they notice that there is another that does it even better. If you repeat that a few times you get close to
Final_Final_v4_reallyFinal2(7).pdf

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some alarming climate stats

# bitcoin
685 kWh per transaction
326 Kg of CO2
equivalent to 100,000 VISA transactions.

# ethereum
35 kWh per transaction
20 Kg of CO2
equivalent to driving car 100km or electricity consumption of a European for 4 days

memoakten.medium.com/the-unrea

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Even more important to never forget:
Technical solution mean only as much as the cultural space they are applied to. No need to welcome fascists disguised under a "free speech" argument.

Good to know:
fash aren't welcome here.

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The database of a #Matrix #Synapse server, which was installed two weeks ago and hosts only one single account, that is a member in four low-traffic rooms, has grown to over 1 GB in the meantime...

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If you needed any more reason to sell your crypto currency’s and run away this is it. nature.com/articles/s41558-018

Bitcoin emissions alone could push us above 2C warming.

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So signal is having technical difficulties due to user influx. Signal didn't want to decentralize because it wanted to be able to continue to provide a reliable exoerience. Yet here they are unable to provide a reliable experience BECAUSE they are centralized.

#signalmessenger

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How to respond when you've said or done something people are calling dumb, in poor taste, mean and or very bad:

You're right, that was dumb|mean|in poor taste|bad. I am sorry. <walk away>

You are probably feeling defensive or mad and angry. Wait for that to pass. Nothing good will come from acting on it. Later its a good idea to reflect on why that interaction happened.

Maybe they are right, maybe you need to change behavior.

Maybe they are wrong, if so change your behavior to avoid them.

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Once you've gone through it a couple times your instinct is to ban outright immediately. But most people are not white supremacists, they might have some cultural baggage or poor taste.

And almost everyone will push back on you when called out, the fight gives you the feeling of legitimacy and you reach for the ban.

And it is another reason why you can't suffer the bad and obvious ones. You need the energy to maintain empathy.

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Tips if you run a peertube instance 

Curate your front page. The bounce rate for most peertube sites is probably well over 90%.

Don't lump different language videos together: a lot of peertubes have English, French and other languages all in the same place.

Put proper preview images on videos; See TilVids.com for how much of a difference this can make to presentation.

Group related videos together on your site.

#PeerTube

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Machine learning is a hotbed for racially biased decision making. Seemingly cute robots capable of calling police on supposedly “suspicious” people are no exception. eff.org/deeplinks/2021/01/poli

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I'm just thinking about this blog post I wrote in 2018. Because even when Twitter makes a good decision, the first sentence comes to mind: Why does the entire world have to wait on the CEO of one US company to make a decision?

blog.joinmastodon.org/2018/03/

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Stop. Buying. Apple. Products.

Apple’s longtime supplier accused of using forced labor in China
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/12/29/lens-technology-apple-uighur/

Apple knew a supplier was using child labor but took 3 years to fully cut ties, despite the company's promises to hold itself to the 'highest standards,' report says
https://www.businessinsider.com/apple-knowingly-used-child-labor-supplier-3-years-cut-costs-2020-12

Nike and Coca-Cola Lobby Against Xinjiang Forced Labor Bill
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/29/business/economy/nike-coca-cola-xinjiang-forced-labor-bill.html
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Say you want to test the effect of a libc patch on LibreOffice:

guix build libreoffice --with-patch=glibc=./my-glibc-tweak.patch

Granted, this example would contribute a fair deal to global warming, but the point is that this new option makes it easy to test patches:

issues.guix.gnu.org/45300

#Guix

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