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thinking about self driving cars, but the cars are longer, with capacity for about 90 people per car. and maybe we could simplify the decision-making of the AI by providing a set path and schedule that they would adhere to. perhaps a physical mechanism on which the self-driving car could always be on, something like a rail to minimize them going off path and being a danger to cyclists or pedestrians. anyone in Silicon Valley want to fund this? we could even chain the cars together to maximize efficiency.

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Fascinating article about Soviet research that allowed them to cultivate citrus fruit in very cold (and sometimes too hot) climates. All of it without using greenhouses or any other kind of "active" processes to keep the trees warm.

lowtechmagazine.com/2020/04/fr

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Its a problem. Ok liberals what's the way out of this mess you guys keep pushing?

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Tim Jenkin: "[Mutual credit] creates a completely different spirit. We’re not just chasing this exchange medium, which is scarce, and fighting and competing with each other for small amounts of it. There’s no way of stealing the exchange medium, because it’s just numbers in an account, and there’s no need to fight, because it isn’t scarce." lowimpact.org/alternative-mone

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In Sachen und Raubbau an unseren globalen Lebensgrundlagen gibt es meist nur Lippenbekenntnisse. Man dürfe halt nicht die Wirtschaft und die Menschen überlasten.

Beim (der eine ganz ganz böse) geht es plötzlich um jeden Einzelnen und wir stoppen mal eben die gesamte Wirtschaft und alle Menschen.

Aber nukleare sind jetzt nicht so problematisch:
publikumskonferenz.de/blog/202

Ist das Inkonsistenz, oder kreatives Regierungshandeln?

Thermoelectric stoves!

Are wood stoves equipped with thermoelectric generators more sustainable, more reliable, and less costly than power from solar PV panels?

Find out:
solar.lowtechmagazine.com/2020

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"How does the newspaper know what it knows?"

Swiss Policy Research (2016):
The Propaganda Multiplier
swprs.org/the-propaganda-multi

Conclusion then:
"In this case study, the geopolitical coverage in nine leading European newspapers was examined for diversity and journalistic performance using the example of the Syrian war."

"The results confirm the high dependence on the global news agencies (63 to 90%, excluding commentaries and interviews) and the lack of own investigative research, as well as the rather biased commenting on events in favor of the US/NATO side (82% positive; 2% negative), whose stories were not checked by the newspapers for any propaganda."

2020: Hopefully, their journalistic performance is somewhat better today? :shrug:

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@wxcafe so glad to see that "hacker" now means "install docker and run 1000 microservices to make a todo app" instead of, you know, using tech to topple power structures

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The creators of SimCity had a division that made Sim games for corporations, including a game for Chevron called SimRefinery.

For the first time ever: this is the story of Maxis Business Simulations

This is the culmination of four years of research, and I'm so proud to share it 💚

obscuritory.com/sim/when-simci

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And so the saga in Munich continues... zdnet.com/article/linux-not-wi - great to see that German gov'ts are conscious of the clear threats to their digital sovereignty posed by US multinationals and their proprietary tech... and their unethical practices: invidio.us/watch?v=duaYLW7LQvg

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Hot take, Batman 

Bruce Wayne is a billionaire who goes into the poor neighborhoods and beats up people who have turned to a life of crime out of desperation.

He could use his billions to make Gotham better but I'm sure he's the kind of guy who doesn't think he needs to pay his fair share of taxes.

He's a terrible "Hero".

In this segment of , investigative journalist Whitney Webb unpacks the many conflicts of interests at play in the government and corporate -19 response and how the search for a cure ties into a larger agenda to use public fear over the pandemic to build a techno-tyrannical state worthy of Orwell’s “1984.”

mintpressnews.com/podcast-whit

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#Opinion | We join progressive organizations around the world in vehemently denouncing the violent attacks that had been planned against the people of #Venezuela and their legitimate government.
#UnitedStates #HandsOffVenezuela telesurenglish.net/opinion/Soc

Massive Bedenken des Bundesbeauftragten für den und die zum Entwurf eines "Zweiten Gesetzes zum Schutz der Bevölkerung bei einer epidemischen Lage von nationaler Tragweite":
bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Trans

Werden hier existenzielle Ängste ausgenutzt, um über die Hintertür den gläsernen Patienten zu schaffen?

Darüber abstimmen kann man z.B. mit der
Erhältlich über sowie Apple Appstore und Google Play.

democracy-app.de/gesetzgebung/

What It's Like to Believe Everything the Media Tells You?

"...The mainstream narrative helps me classify anyone that doesn't go along with its narrative as an irresponsible lunatic conspiracy theorist. That way I can label them as crazy rather than thinking about what they're saying...

Thinking for yourself and making your own choices is dangerous during a time like this..."

invidio.us/watch?v=QcUAG6t5aN8

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