"University of California terminates subscriptions with world’s largest scientific publisher in push for open access to publicly funded research"
Context for those not in the US: this is huge. UC is a uniquely enormous and influential university system in our country. When they do things, many other universities follow suit.
No longer being able to look at people I don't know and safely assume they think Nazis are bad is honestly the most fucked up thing about living in the future. Did NOT see that coming.
Alligator lizard #fauna
The first few responses to the question 'What would you like to see in our #solarpunk future?' have started to come in. But I know there are lots of you out there with tons of great ideas!
*waits for all the great #SolarpunkFuture ideas to come in...*
"We found that at least 61 percent of apps we tested automatically transfer data to Facebook the moment a user opens the app. This happens whether people have a Facebook account or not, or whether they are logged into Facebook or not."
Investigating Apps interactions with Facebook on Android | Privacy International
Something I've been working on lately and that is somewhat related to my 2019 resolution: doing actual things instead of watching videos or looking at photos of people doing them.
If any of you are growing radishes this winter, sacrifice a few for flowering (if you have space). I did that last year annd the stalks grew 5 feet tall and flowered for a few months. The bees LOVED radish flowers. I later ate the radish seed pods in stir fry (have to pick them when they're young, before they get starchy).
Scientist and gardener. Extended family is mostly farmers, teachers, and restaurant workers. Mostly here for plant/nature stuff.
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.