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A comparison of messaging software 

In the time it took you to read this toot, planet Earth lost over 200 trees as over 3 acres of forest were destroyed. 😔🌳

climate crisis / deforestation / solarpunk 

Computer Humour 

Mozilla: We're going to block trackers!
Google: We're going to block the thing that blocks trackers

Boinc is a platform of software which allows you devices to perform as part of the largest public grid based supercomputer that helps with research like climate modeling, disease research, asteroid detection, and even SETI (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence).

If you have an interest in science and want to contribute it can be run in a virtual box virtual machine (but make sure the settings are correct for the project you want to donate computing power too, most give you a guide on what hardware emulation settings are required for virtual machines)

Hello! I'm a first-year PhD Student in information studies at McGill University in Canada, working on the transition of library systems to linked data.

I'm also an associate librarian at Laurentian University (currently on leave). In that role I'm responsible for (amongst other things) systems, scholarly communications, and digital preservation.

My other interests include ( is my go-to language), web dev, privacy, OERs, and procrastination via social media.

TIL: if you use “share my location with this site” in Firefox, your location is shared with that site and Google: google.com/privacy/lsf.html

Trajectories of the Earth System in the #Anthropocene

Is there a planetary threshold in the trajectory of the Earth System that, if crossed, could prevent stabilization in a range of intermediate temperature rises?

pnas.org/content/pnas/115/33/8

#climatescience #HotHouseEarth #climateChange
#TippingPoint

2018 was incredible for the Matrix ecosystem - huge progress in a multitude of projects. Take a look at matrix.org/blog/2019/01/17/ben and see what @benparsons@twitter.com, Developer Advocate for Matrix thought went well #opensource #decentralization

Publishing open acces as an independent scholar? 

Me, talking to new students 

The science are multiplying!

I don't know the lower left moon language, but I'll try to translate the Swedish one:

'An inventor living in some backwater
wrote to the patent bureau last quarter
"I've halted the flow,
made vacuum-dried H2O,
you only need to add water!"'

@switchingsocial I know you've addressed this in your FAQ but I really want to challenge not listing #Wire on your list of messenger apps. It's much easier for non-technical people to understand and use than #Jami / #Ring (I've got my family using Wire with me). Also, unlike Signal, Wire can be used without supplying a phone number, and they have plans to implement server>server federation:
github.com/wireapp/wire/issues

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