I’m beginning to think it’s just called a ‘guide’ in French, but I’m not positive yet.

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speakers familiar with tools... I’m looking for the word that means ‘fence’, as in a router fence or table saw fence. It’s a type of bench accessory that keeps the cutting in a straight line. None of my sources contain the word, and web searches just show me English surveillance capitalism by the truckloads. Can you help?

@Jonathan

‘Tourist fire sets Mt. Kilamanjaro ablaze’ – MSN

There are millions of stories like the one above at important places around the world.

Eco-tourism was never good for the planet. Just another ‘greenwash’ economy that mostly benefits travel industry CEOS, not locals who must clean up and live in the tourists’ mess.

@Angle

I only caught the last few seconds of it, but the overhead photo was a little surprising. Maybe it was a previously reported hole that’s getting wider.

@Angle

Nope. But it was just shown on the evening news in France.

Did another — this one HUGE — sinkhole just drop in Siberia? Or is the news just rehashing old news?

‘Democrats say a decisive victory for Biden will prevent Trump from contesting the election results.’ – Aljazeera

I don’t know... It didn’t work for Lukashenko.

I'm no expert on all the tracking stuff, I just know I don't do it at my sites, at all (except what my host does with logs), and it would be neat to be able to communicate that fact better, through a like-minded network, or whatever.

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Maybe there's need for different classifications of tracking; kind of like how new automobiles are evaluated on clean air quality, for example:

A — Zero tracking of any kind
B — Session cookie only for login sites.
C — Commerce
D — Whatever, if at all

Or not... maybe just a single badge for absolutely no tracking. Period.

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A badge with a given ID number would be provided after a quick check of the requestee's site to ensure it does not, in fact, track visitors. If it does, no badge. If it passes the eval, a badge is assigned and their site gets listed in the point site category lists of sites by type, or whatever.

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It wouldn't have to be complicated or political. Off the top of my head I imagine a point site being set up that provides the expected 'About' information of the 'campaign', where hopeful participating site owners would go to make their 'badge' request.

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I'm wondering if there's anything out there akin to a 'No tracking' campaign/movement/show-of-ethic thing that has a nifty footer badge (or options for different site needs) or emblem or whatnot that website owners can put in their sites to show visitors they not only don't track them, there is a ring of other different sites that don't as well, thus kind of promotes this idea of more sites doing it?

If not, I'd participate in the creation of something like that.

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@tuxom

A long way to go, and no time.

And I have yet to see a ‘no meat’ article even hint to the religious implications of cutting out red meat. Try telling the muslim community, for example, that they can’t eat meat anymore. You’ll have the biggest jihad the world has ever seen.

Like most everything else exasperating climate change, this isn’t a problem that’s going to be figured out by the politics and technology of current society. It will be dealt with by ecology itself, harshly.

@Jonathan

Indeed sad. And it happens much too often.

Park rangers are heroes no matter what.

I like this. A vintage handheld urinal (c. 1900). Has a flared mouth and tapered throat for comfort and sure aim in the dark; angled to avoid spills; and flat bottom to let sit til morning when it can be poured over *that one* neighbor’s fence that pays for needless leaf-blowing. And I conserve toilet water to boot.

(Not my hand.)

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CEO Telegram claims that Apple asked him to shut down channels used by protesters in Belarus.

twitter.com/Carnage4Life/statu

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Our world is chock full of examples why capitalism cannot be sustained. From climate change, to the pandemic, to the much more basic problems like food insecurity, a world designed so that an elite few can appease their greed is ill equipped to deal with any of the serious problems we face. Only a world which doesn’t demand that everything be profitable can do that.

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