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An excellent episode on human sweat in Science for the People #526, a pop science / podcast of interviews (as well as )

academic -> policymaker outreach 

new post, ancient 

spam (+) 

quoting unpleasant people 

Did you know that with the Librem 5 smartphone you can remove the back and have access to :

- the battery
- a removable OpenPGP smart card
- a removable cellular modem
- and a microSD card so you can expand your storage later on

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riddle, archaeology 

archaeology of games 

grooming throughout the ages 

static sites (+) 



what the move to closed social media broke 

what the move to closed social media broke 

+ULFBERHT+ swords 

OK, this is a "boosts needed" post, please boost this if you see it. At least one organisation I'm involved in has a major problem in that it runs online and needs to be able to ballot members, and just about all the easy services for doing so aren't GDPR compliant.

Would anyone be interested in clubbing together to try and run a Euro-side, compliant server of CIVS or a similar e-voting system that could be used by community groups, activist orgs, and so on?

#democracy #cooperatives

another questionable humanities paper in Nature 

Today is the last day to make Better Than IRL happen!

If you (like me) have ever made a friend, found a community, opened your mind, grown as a person, changed your life, or all of the above because of the Internet, please take a look at this Kickstarter and consider throwing a few bucks toward making it a reality. Thanks!


automattic (-), decentralization 

measuring the diameter of the earth 

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