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Hugely insightful read about Nordhaus, the economist that argued to choose GDP growth over mitigating global heating, as the the rich would be more able to afford the consequences, and to let poor starve as they’re a blip on GDP. He got the Nobel prize 😩foreignpolicy.com/2018/12/06/t

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More quotes from that article:

"People trying to get food on the table tomorrow don’t give a damn about climate change 10 years from now. We can’t stop these people burning wood for fuel. Not unless we have an alternative. There’s no moral high ground here - morality doesn’t come into the picture unless your basic needs are met."

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@matilde Well, nothing else seems sensible to me when even Microsoft can't afford the development effort.

And Chromium is showing some ignorance towards "Linux", they thought the kernel version number was relevant to an issue regarding window buttons.

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I'm moving my personal git repos to gitea at git.privacytools.io/ because GitHub is blocking Iranian devs.

After reading a post on dev.to I decided to use open source alternatives for my personal repos.

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[Update] G Suite limiting access to less secure apps starting October 30, 2019

The bastards HATE people using something like thunderbird, because then you don't have to log into goog with your web browser and they have a harder time tracking the shit out of you.

They already make it hard to find the 'Allow less secure apps' for individuals and it takes about 4 clicks or so to do it -- if you can find the damn setting.

Next they'll turn off the setting for individuals.

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controversial thought: crowdsource the huge funds necessary to contract an ex-CambridgeAnalytica team to strongly psy-op and target citizens worldwide to push the climate and biodiversity crisis at the top of their country's agenda, and elect green parties and policies ¯\(ツ)_/¯

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@tbeckett they don't think of it as surveillance. it's just convenient. and in a humane world, that's all it would be. the speech processing software would be onboard, anything remotely personal would never go anywhere, etc. but we don't live in that world and, motivated by an astonishing lack of agency due to power imbalances, it's easier for most folks to just pretend it isn't happening.

and in the case of the *advertisement* you described, there's no incentive to do anything but play it up to increase engagement.

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this is a fantastic thread on what social media can be if we design it to be slower, throttling virality instead of enhancing it

"Social media platforms should run small, and slow, and cool to the touch."

platforms.fyi/

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Signed off from Spotify. The effort of obtaining something is a two way binding with the perceived value of it. If there is no effort, the perceived value drops drastically. My music collection from being felt like some sort of gems which I gathered during long explorations of my life, was quickly turning into some sort of McDonald's menu. Claim back the effort. Claim back the adventure.

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I remember when my dream was to be an Art Director, now I'm just like... dafuk was I thinking? That idea was pushed onto me somehow, that I had to aim 'real high', otherwise I was doing work/life wrong.

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RT @kathrinpassig@twitter.com

I created a reverse blackout poetry thing (it writes random poetry first, then some Markov filler text, then the surrounding text gets blacked out). See the results in @abue_io@twitter.com's "sync" zine: sync.abue.io/issues/190712kp_s #plottertwitter

🐦🔗: twitter.com/kathrinpassig/stat

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If anything's going to keep FOSS alive it won't be web-scale upstream-owning megacorps, and it won't be yesterday's problematic icons alienating everybody they talk to today.

It's gonna be you, doing stuff you think is cool and helping other people do stuff they think is cool.

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