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The Open Structures website is back online after a large overhaul! It's looking great :)

Open Structures is an open source modular system that allows you to build anything from shelving to a recumbent bike to a table lamp to stool, using modular, replaceable parts and standard hardware. This means you can repair and redesign any item that fits the standard, and build new parts using designs freely available online.

openstructures.net/

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๐Ÿ“ข Calling all Sunbeams! ๐Ÿ“ข

If you have a federating account on sunbeam.city and you've been here a month or more, this is relevant to you.

We, the co-operative, have just passed a proposal (2019-07-22) to allow our Mastodon users to join the co-op free of charge. Previously, we required a small monthly donation before allowing participation.

This means you may now create an account on loomio.sunbeam.city if you wish, so as to be able to join in with discussions, have your say in how the co-op operates, and contribute to deciding what we do and what services we provide. You may do all of this without donating any money, if you so choose.

It would be great to see some fresh faces, as more recently we've become stretched a little thin and discussions on Loomio are fairly infrequent. There are also plenty of small tasks that a newcomer could take on if they feel able to support the co-op.

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I'm Puffinux, my interests are , , spaces, , , , , , (cycling), , , and novels, and . I'm a very practical, hands-on sort of person who's happiest halfway through a project, soldering late into the night with the radio on.

More recently I've been learning about cooperatives, communal living, intentional communities, tech / energy and alternative, self-sufficient lifestyles.

I seek to learn as much as I can so as to contribute back to communities and help create a future that we can be proud to leave for the next generation and beyond, rather than the slow-motion train crash we're currently victims of.

I'm very open to both teaching and being educated.

I'm also the current admin of wiki.sunbeam.city , so hit me up if you have questions related to our wiki, or want a wiki account with which to contribute.

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Most people: "would you like to pet my cat / puppy / lizard?"

Sunbeam City comrades: "would you like to water my plants?"

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@popefucker @em this is true. There are plenty of pagan types who are pushing back, and not willing to let a culture they love get coopted

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Friends in Berlin block office of German Army. Third action today after weapon producers and have been targeted.

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UKPol, the left, critique 

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UKPol, the left, critique 

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In this moment motivated comrades in are blocking , a weapon industrial company.

Shut down the murderous weapon industry that makes profit with displacement and genocide!

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I have a gen 3 echo dot which I have no intention of using in its original, factory state. It was a regift from my grandfather, who passed it off out of privacy concerns (same bro)

Do any #FOSS or #Hacker types here have any ideas of what can be done with it? Can I turn it into a bluetooth speaker with unused, overpowered hardware? Can I turn it into a processing cluster?

I'm willing to get weird with this.

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@trevdev #PageKite is not great for higher bandwidth apps, due to the relays and Python being rather slow. But it does work!

I'd like to stick up for #Tor a bit though. It is indeed a good solution for this, and speed should be acceptable.

Tor is one of the best tools we have to claw back a bit of privacy online, and wanting to not be monitored all the time shouldn't be seen as suspicious. I use it a lot, and I recommend it to all my non-scumbag friends. Bad guys also use prepaid SIM cards and roads and toilets with doors on them. That doesn't mean the rest of us should abstain from such necessities. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

@kmj
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Let's get #butts trending for no reason because it's sunday night and work is a #butt

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"The alliance between the Women's Liberation Front and the American Right wing spells nothing but doom."
youtube.com/watch?v=DBynBryKbB

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I'll probably repeat it again later sometime, but here's my current lists of DRM-free entertainment:

Audio shows:
Magus Elgar - fantasy ensamble comedy
Murder at Avedon Hill - fantasy murder mystery
The Red Panda Adventures - cheesy superheros, WWII
Doctor Who from Big Finish Productions - soft scifi
Marsfall - space desister
Welcome to Night Vale - bizarre
Expedition Sasquatch - mocumentary

Remember to do something that makes you feel vaguely happy in your brain now and again. Word on the street is it's good for you.

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@goat @CornishRepublicanArmy personally I play my accordion through an encryption filter that produces nothing but white noise. you gotta have a high enough IQ to decrypt the audio stream in your head, so usually only Rick and Morty fans can hear it

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so I've been chatting here and there and heard about an action that happened yesterday outside the BBC. protesters occupied the outside as usual. however, it's private land, the police cannot kick the protesters off unless the BBC asked them to... and they refused, they said it's a legitimate protest. so, things got bold. 2 guys climbed up the roof and refused to get down unless given a live interview by a lead journalist on the 6pm news.... they got it. tactics are evolving here

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reuse! an old bike wheel is now a heart on a tree decorating the camp โค

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Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.