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Hi there! I'm moving here from @silmathoron@mastodon.cloud that I'll keep as an alt, mostly (tbh) because server issues have been ongoing for months, but also because I think a smaller instance that is closer to my interests might be better.
(I was new to the fediverse when i chose mcloud as my instance so that was not the most educated choice).

I'm , interested in (surprise!) and socio-environmental challenges, but also in culture and language.

よろしくお願いします!

Ed Hawkins, University of Exeter, UK:

"Reminder: climate change is making extreme rainfall more intense & more frequent. This will continue until greenhouse gas emissions reach ‘net-zero’. After that, it will not get better, it will just stop getting worse. The earlier we act the less bad the consequences.

Stay safe."

Snowdrift.coop is still working to get launched, and we've made huge progress in charting the path forward. You can help too!

New blog post "What Snowdrift Needs to Launch"
blog.snowdrift.coop/what-snowd

#snowdrift #volunteer #elm #haskell #coooperatives #governance #flo

Set a default license, sync your default license across existing posts and self-enforce alt-text media descriptions to improve accessibility.

Shipping Soon! 🚀

#pixelfed #license #accessibility

PostmarketOS is a version of Alpine Linux for smartphones. You can follow at:

➡️ @postmarketOS

Their official site is at postmarketos.org

The distro is available for many different devices, but the most compatible is the PinePhone made by @PINE64

(You can check device compatibilities at wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/Dev)

#PostmarketOS #AlpineLinux #Alpine #Linux #GNU #GNULinux #Computing #FOSS #Smartphones #FLOSS #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #Distro #Distros

Hey, #Fediverse, do you use (say, at least once per week) any Mozilla products?

Context: some people are claiming "nobody uses Mozilla's products anymore". I'd like to see if that's actually true.

I wrote an article about the need for low-carbon and #sustainable #computing and the path towards zero-carbon computing.

Key points:
* The problem:
- The current emissions from computing are about 2% of the world total but are projected to rise steeply over the next two decades. By 2040 emissions from computing alone will be close to half the emissions level acceptable to keep global warming below 2°C. This growth in computing emissions is unsustainable: it would make it virtually impossible to meet the emissions warming limit.
- The emissions from production of computing devices far exceed the emissions from operating them, so even if devices are more energy efficient producing more of them will make the emissions problem worse. Therefore we must extend the useful life of our computing devices.

* The solution:
As a society we need to start treating computational resources as finite and precious, to be utilised only when necessary, and as effectively as possible. We need frugal computing: achieving the same results for less energy.

* The vision:
- Imagine we can extend the useful life of our devices and even increase their capabilities without any increase in energy consumption.
- Meanwhile, we will develop the technologies for the next generation of devices, designed for energy efficiency as well as long life.
- Every subsequent cycle will last longer, until finally the world will have computing resources that last forever and hardly use any energy.

https://wimvanderbauwhede.github.io/articles/frugal-computing/


#ClimateEmergency

My new article: "More Leisure Should Be Coupled With Making Leisure Better".

mutualinterest.coop/2021/07/mo

Reductions in working hours should be combined with policies that enable and encourage people to use their spare time in ways that are beneficial to themselves and others, like exercising or editing Wikipedia.

We should also stop our obsession with measuring success with GDP and shareholder value.

Published on Mutual Interest, free-to-read online media coop owned by the readers and writers.

Refreshing news in the morning:

MIT Predicted in 1972 That Society Will Collapse This Century. New Research Shows We’re on Schedule.

A 1972 MIT study predicted that rapid economic growth would lead to societal collapse in the mid 21st century. A new paper shows we’re unfortunately right on schedule.

vice.com/en/article/z3xw3x/new

YesterKitchen is a series of videos about retro food, showing how to make the dishes while explaining the history behind each recipe. You can follow at:

➡️ @yesterkitchen

If the videos aren't visible on your instance yet, you can see them all at tilvids.com/accounts/yesterkit

#YesterKitchen #Kitchen #Food #History #Retro #FoodHistory #HistoryOfFood #Videos #PeerTube #PeerTubers #1940s #1950s #1960s #1970s #1980s

oh my gods. they literally have no shame about this.

GitHub Support just straight up confirmed in an email that yes, they used all public GitHub code, for Codex/Copilot regardless of license.

Hello Mastodon, we finally made it 🎉 We are a pan-european NGO with one specific goal: to make privacy a reality. noyb stands for "none of your business" and pursues strategic and effective enforcement by thoroughly analyzing privacy violations and litigating them. Want to know more about us? Then visit noyb.eu/en

🚨🇬🇧 Majority of the European Parliament allows e-mail, messaging and chat providers to search all private messages for allegedly illegal material and report to the police (#chatcontrol). We will take legal action.

patrick-breyer.de/en/chatcontr

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"From 2015 to 2019, #Iceland ran the world's largest trial of a shorter working week. An analysis of the results was finally published this week, and surprise! Everyone was happier, healthier, and more productive. Please pretend to be surprised."
mashable.com/article/iceland-f

🇮🇸 :blobaww:

#Mozilla #CommonVoice wishes to gain 500000 new contributions by July 20th. Sounds huge to me, but maybe it can happen!
Common Voice is a really cool project attempting to collect recordings from people of all ages, genders, dialects, etc. so that future speech recognition can become more reliable, and so that we do not need to depend on things like Google's captioning service. If you care about #accessibility, #privacy or just like reading out or listening to random sentences, please optionally make an account (to help make the data more easily searchable) and contribute.
commonvoice.mozilla.org/en
This absolutely does not go just for English speakers, BTW. English is doing just fine. If you speak any other languages, please help add, record and sort sentences in it, instead. For example, the Slovenian database is growing, slowly but surely!
Edit: Fixing typos. Sorry!

Hi all! We're the folks behind Co-op Cloud (coopcloud.tech), a project which aims to build out a digital configuration commons for tech co-ops and democratic tech collectives. Our approach aims to maximise sharing, co-operation and reuse for setting up and maintaining libre software infrastructure. We have a public matrix room at `#coopcloud:autonomic.zone`, fell welcome! The project is currently in public alpha and super young ☁️ 🎩 💻
#introductions #tech #coops #coopcloud #commons

As some people have pointed out, Mastodon has a tendency to suggest non-CamelCase versions of hashtags automatically.

WORKAROUND: Instead of pressing Enter to get rid of a hashtag suggestion, press Space instead. This should leave your CamelCase hashtag intact.

This is still a frustrating bug though, and if you want it corrected please give a thumbs up to this issue in the Mastodon Git:

github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

#FediTips #MastoTips #Mastodon #Accessibility #A11y

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