It's low-key blowing my mind how many cities are independently organizing for the #ClimateStrike in Pakistan (21).
Climate change is not a mainstream issue here. It's barely present in our political discourse. 3 months ago, I was worried we'd even be able to pull off a big enough strike in Karachi, our largest city. This map gives me a lot of hope.
Hey Instagram users, did you know you can export your account?
Pixelfed will be rolling out experimental Instagram Import soon!
Huh. Seems that a University catering unit out there finally adopted meaningful carbon mitigation: https://climatenewsnetwork.net/university-ends-red-meat-meals-and-cuts-carbon/ Go #cambridge.
Suppose I’d better get back to action at #UniBirmingham...
Firefox admits they will eventually be sending all of your DNS to Cloudflare. Cloudflare will monetize your internet browsing, no matter how much their PR people say they are.
If you want to disable that, go to "about:config", and set "network.trr.mode" to 5.
The values are: 0 - default off, 1 - race, 2 TRR first, 3 TRR only, 4 shadow, 5 off by choice
politics / satire
It’s worth bringing this bit back out from Robert Hutton, hilarious (but completely true) take on “How to decode what (UK) politicians say” https://www.theguardian.com/politics/shortcuts/2014/sep/10/how-to-decode-what-politicians-say
FYI #datascientists: Seems increasingly likely that dysfunctional #UK government won’t produce a 2021 census: https://www.parliament.uk/business/news/2019/july/census-bill-commons-stages/
Plant study today with my boys gathered from the garden. I love #homeeducation
Feature set for Mastodon 3.0 just announced: https://www.patreon.com/posts/mastodon-2-9-3-3-29558693 It’s really maturing as a platform, and frankly way ahead of Twitter on many levels.
uk politics + sociology of mobilisation
so... UK population ~ 67m. 3.5% for unavoidable press towards political change is 2.4m. Not so far off here: nearly 1.7m signatures: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/269157. I’m wondering what comes next?
Underpinning concept here: https://carrcenter.hks.harvard.edu/news/35-rule-how-small-minority-can-change-world
Fascinating piece on shifting conceptions of #time, “A revolution in time” by Paul J. Kosmin in https://aeon.co. My favourite quote: in ref to dating in classical texts: “Indeed, they are not really dates at all, so much as synchronisms between multiple events, coordinating a network of better and lesser-known occurrences: what is being dated, and what dates it, belong to the same order of things.” #temporality
Making the Fediverse more resistant to embrace, extend, extinguish
Scholar Social has had the following in its Terms for the last ~ 8 months:
> Scholar Social will suspend any instance launched, acquired or funded by Alphabet, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, or Elsevier.
Does your instance have a similar policy?
Please do not reply until after you have read and understood the following: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embrace,_extend,_and_extinguish
Ask HN: Where do you find new music to listen to online? - https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20724959
Has anyone found an iOS #mastodonapp that supports lists or saved searches? I feel like I’m missing out on the hashtag experience. Yeah, I know it would all be better if I had a linux phone. Working on it...
We have to stop thinking and planning in terms of GDP and GDP growth.
Really the only metric that matters for our future is emissions per capita - and how much we have been able to reduce that number year over year.
Ranking countries by that metric will also give us a much clearer picture of the world.
Amazon Workers Now Being Shipped In Packages To Personally Assure Customers They’re Treated Well https://www.theonion.com/amazon-workers-now-being-shipped-in-packages-to-persona-1837312673 #vol55issue33 #business #amazon #news
Lecturer in theological ethics. Seeking beauty and goodness amidst weeds and wild places.
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