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Energy, Air Conditioning, Architecture 

@kelbot "Pretty Good House" is really appealing as a movement, if only it could gain more traction, because it is all about making tradeoffs and not about seeking an expensive certification like Passive House US or LEED. prettygoodhouse.org/

ukpol, hope 

helped on on the RMT picket line today and watched videos of this absolute legend, Mick Lynch

youtube.com/watch?v=h9ZQLI500h

cursed pokemon 

Saw this in a gas station in France, I have nightmares now

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When you talk about giving up on the South you’re talking about specifically giving up on the vast majority of black people in this country, hope this helps

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Check out our new blogpost
and stay tuned for more updates 😃

"We're now days away from the beta release of Bonfire, a federated app toolkit. When beta users get their hands on it, however, they might be confused: wait, this looks like just another microblogging app! haven't we already got enough of those?"

bonfirenetworks.org/posts/not_

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CONSULTANT [ chuckling ]: Well, we prefer to think of it as a trolley OPPORTUNITY

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Clever. Too bad I cannot ride bike outside most of the year. This would be my choice.

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Replace every article about Elon Musk with an article about someone fixing/maintaining important infrastructure. A person repairing buses. A person repairing and tweaking wheelchairs. A person tending to a community garden.

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@bstacey Live fast, die young, leave behind a headstone that says HOLD MY BEER

:wiki: question: academics and wikipedia 

I ask since I'm thinking of getting into it, since articles in my field could use some help, and I want to review the literature anyway and Wikipedia seems like the best repository for updating it in the future

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:wiki: question: academics and wikipedia 

do people on here edit/write wikipedia articles related to your field? and what's your experience/motivation?

I'm very much intrigued by the idea of living literature reviews, but of course as an academic it's nice to get some credit/citations for it...

Wikipedia does have ORCID integration which is cool, eventually your Wikipedia edits could show up along peer-review activity etc.

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A pleasant user interface is important, because it provides a brief distraction from the grinding awfulness of life

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how-i-experience-web-today.com

an excellent visual interactive demonstration of how shitty the current state of the web is for soooo many people

and it doesnt even touch on the shitshow you get if you hop endpoints thru a VPN, or the captchas...

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Interesting project reboost, open seeds, solarpunk 

TL;DR Project is to breed a free variety of Rye. They need 30,000 Euros for funding, but have only 23,000 so far. Deadline is June 3rd, 2022. 🌱
Link: startnext.com/en/roggen

Commercially available seeds are controlled by single companies - no one may grown them on their own.
Open Source Seeds take idea from software (free licenses) to achieve the opposite: create seeds that are (and will be forever) free to use, remix and grow on your own.

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@rysiek @dajbelshaw

This is still an amazing opening paragraph.

"Having a monarchy next door is a little like having a neighbour who’s really into clowns and has daubed their house with clown murals, displays clown dolls in each window and has an insatiable desire to hear about and discuss clown-related news stories. More specifically, for the Irish, it’s like having a neighbour who’s really into clowns and, also, your grandfather was murdered by a clown."

irishtimes.com/culture/tv-radi

@theblockchainsocialist did you coin the phrase "libertarian to cooperativist pipeline" because that is brilliant and very real

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