“If the rebels want to reach out, they should use social rituals which other groups are familiar with – instead of glueing themselves to DLR trains, they might hold tea parties at local fetes.”
Interesting article suggesting that climate activists are using tactics and language that appeal to the left but alienate the right: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/apr/19/extinction-rebellion-climate-change-protests-london?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
tutorial: how to mend a split seam Show more
32000 years ago, during the last ice age, an Arctic ground squirrel was gathering food, which it took back to its burrow. That squirrel never ate all of the fruit and seeds it stashed, and so they stayed there, buried under the Arctic permafrost. Forgotten.
Until the squirrel's ancient home was discovered by a group of Russian scientists. The research team managed to grow 36 plants from those ancient seeds. Here's one of them – an ancient type of campion (Silene stenophylla).
hunger, poverty, money, military Show more
The estimated cost to end world hunger is approximately $30 billion per year. Ending world poverty would cost $175 billion.
In 2018, the world had a collective military budget of $1739 billion.
Hunger and poverty could be eradicated with just 12% of the amount of money spent on "defence".
The USA alone could reduce its military budget enough to end hunger and poverty, and still have the largest military spending in the world.
grenfell, notre dame Show more
100 million already pledged by a billionaire to rebuild Notre Dame, the kind of money that could have helped permanently rehouse Grenfell survivors/provide them with therapy/update social housing so it's not about to burn to the ground
I've giving a #livecoding workshop in Sheffield next month for #algorave. I don't know that many people in the UK but I would like for this to be filled with people who can really use this as a stepping stone to get into music, programming or both! Please share :)
@garbados tired: princess mononoke
wired: princess stereonoke
galaxy brain: princess sorroundonoke
stackoverflow dev survey results Show more
“When thinking about blockers to productivity, different kinds of developers report different challenges. Men are more likely to say that being tasked with non-development work is a problem for them, while gender minority respondents are more likely to say that toxic work environments are a problem.”
bring on the h+ future
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.