The people at sea are not unlucky casualties of the elements. This crisis is not a natural disaster. It is created by political decisions and a failure of humanity. It cannot be solved by lifeboats. If we want to sustainably stop the drowning we have to stop forcing people onto these boats. So if you want to contribute - speak up against racism, join the movements for climate justice - take any kind of action to defend global respect for all forms of life, near or far.

Bottom line: "Mathematical modelling suggests that a face covering that is 60% effective at blocking viral transmission and is worn by 60% of the population will reduce R0 to below 1.0. This leaves plenty of room for error as people make their own imperfect coverings from old clothing and as some people either cannot or will not wear a face covering."


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Used diapers that take centuries to degrade naturally can be transformed into edible oyster mushrooms in less than two months.
(Image: Иван Абатуров)

I (finally) wrote about that remote stream at dawn from a remote location that I did about 14 days ago for [radio]CONA / Soundcamp / Acoustic Commons / Reveil as a blog post.

It includes some photos and the complete recording.

( cc: @dokuja )

Brilliant project that tidies up public domain ebooks.

Gutenberg and Internet Archive are wonderful resources, but the texts are poorly formatted for actual use, especially on ereaders.

This is a volunteer driven initiative to bring these texts up to date with modern standards and make them look as good as possible on the page.

Drone Day is an annual celebration of drone, community, and experimental sounds! Every year we make a noise together that stretches around the world to awaken tiny vibrations in our skin and between all our bones.

Saturday May 30, 2020

Drone out a window, on a balcony, on a roof.
Drone alone or with the people who share your home.
Drone online.

Everyone is welcome to organize or attend!
With the people in your house, on your roof, online, alone under your bed.

Does anyone have an idea where this image comes from? It seems to map out something very interesting..
I found it in this article

fascinating in its own right, but it does not directly talk about the image..

pandemic • politics 

Over 80% of people agree that we should continue to social distance as long as needed to stop the spread of the virus. Meanwhile in London, public transport is crowded as people are made to go back to work. In our lifetimes, there has never been a clearer demonstration that many governments do not speak for us and do not have our best interests at heart.

Apparently, someone wrote a proof showing that it is impossible to parse C++

"[A] conforming compiler should be able to decide whether x is a function or variable! If such compiler exists, however, we can use it to solve the Post Correspondence Problem for any input, which means we can use it to solve the Halting Problem."

#cpp #compiler

The CIA's Cold War 'Manual of Trickery and Deception' was written by a magician to teach agents techniques including sleight of hand and a secret language based on different ways to tie a shoelace.

the article was a review of the book The Precipice by Toby Ord.. maybe an interesting read.

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I am reading an article on existential threats in the guardian. .. An important point made is that we probably need to slow down our technological advancement and spend time understanding more fully the significance of that which has already been done.
Art should play a fundamental role in this.

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Sunbeam City 🌻

Sunbeam City is a anticapitalist, antifascist solarpunk instance that is run collectively.