@spoon thank you for the link. You raised another important issue. Those "Advisors on Privacy and Civil Liberties" are mostly from American universities. Academia showed its true colors after Aaron Swartz was arrested near the Harvard campus by MIT police. Those clowns said nothing to help Aaron during the next 2 years (!) of prosecution, not a single word. Academia represents corporate interest not public. Everyone should watch The Internet's Own Boy documentary.
I’ve never read #Ecotopia, but I think I might have to.
I like what I’m seeing there.
For a long time I actually saw the PNW (where I’m from) as one of the best places for such an idea, as depicted in the book, though it’s too far adulterated at this point.
I think somewhere up by Lithuania and Latvia would be the best fit now. Potential threats from the east, though, and it wouldn’t be the first time.
Haha.. There’s a bar in Paris called The Fluids Mechanic (La Mécanique des Fluides).
I guess The Mixologist was too controversial of choice...
Curious game: Beholder.
In a world where privacy is out the window, moral choices can mean helping your neighbors or keeping your family alive.
Beholder by Creative Mobile https://itunes.apple.com/fr/app/beholder/id1205486761?l=en&mt=8
Rad news: "The Kauai Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) is finishing up commissioning for the Lawai Solar and Energy Storage Project, which combines 28 megawatts of solar photovoltaic capacity with a lithium-ion battery capable of storing 100 megawatt-hours.
AES expects to offset 3.7 million gallons of diesel each year by dispatching more cost-effectively than the fossil-fueled incumbents."
You 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘬 it's 𝒸𝓊𝓉ℯ to 𝘄𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗲 your tweets and usernames 𝖙𝖍𝖎𝖘 𝖜𝖆𝖞. But have you 𝙡𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙚𝙙 to what it 𝘴𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 with assistive technologies like 𝓥𝓸𝓲𝓬𝓮𝓞𝓿𝓮𝓻?
Just flipped on the dark theme in Qwant. So many software UIs are offering dark now. It’s cool.
My digital experience is nearly all dark mode now. I only use-walk the city at virtual night.
I feel far from the centralized startup boolsheeters and their marketing-addled cult-of-personality systems. (Quitting all of those platforms helped, of course.)
Bring on the seclusive and quiet dark embrace.
@UnconventionalEmma And the suburbs are designed so you can’t walk anywhere, and the green spaces have been built on, and cycling is dangerous, and schools have sold their playing fields, and air pollution is at dangerous levels so you can’t go out, but of course it’s our fault we’re fat.
I don’t know how ‘wait for it’ gets by editors, but it makes me cringe every time I see it in writing:
‘In addition to the ubiquitous protein balls . . . you can now buy protein noodles . . . and – wait for it – protein coffee.’
The editor should have told the author about the ubiquitous ‘wait for it’.
Readers don’t want to wait for it. They want it now, if it’s even worth sharing at all. They have better things to do than read useless diction meant for speech, unless that speech is dialog.
Google only allowing users to "pause" these data collections seems like a brilliantly devious ploy, to give users the illusion of control, while actually allowing Google to switch it back on whenever they like? I had previously switched off Location History but just found it was switched back on again.