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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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πŸ“’ Calling all Sunbeams! πŸ“’

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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Donate some time to your local Food Not Bombs! They need all the help they can get! :anarchismred: :foodnotbombs:

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Asking for money 

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class, day 1:

Professor: "I'd like to start this class with a simple question, 'how do we get information from one place to another?'"

Me: "you could use a train"

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Shiraz itself is an ancient city and a former capital of Persia, with thousands of years of history. The city is known for literature, scholars, artists, and poets, the most famous of whom is probably Hafez.

It's also famed for gardens with fruit trees and flowers, and some Iranians call it the City of Gardens. The name Shiraz is probably best known for the wine which was originally produced there.

Modern Shiraz is home to Iran's first solar energy plant.

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2019-nCoV coronavirus 

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From HN discussion - "This is why I use ad blockers and a pi-hole server" (news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2)

This is GDPR in action. Wow.

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police violence, penis man 

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Antifascism, last minute call for Edinburgh comrades 

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Free speech shouldn't be about being a bigot without consequences; it should be about making people feel safe to speak up.
metro.co.uk/2020/01/23/hate-cr

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Been taking advantage of my month of now work to, well, work at a free bike shop. Great to be doing something useful and also learn a lot. Every day I learn something new about bike maintenance and repair.

And holy shit so many free bikes. If you ever in Rochester, NY and you need a bike, don't buy one, you can get a perfectly good one free of charge at R Community Bikes

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UK/Ireland recycling 

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nonwhite, non-cishet dads (boost to find dads) 

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TB - 1400 deaths/DAY
Malaria - 2 mil cases, 1k deaths/year.
Encephalitis - 10485 cases, 632 deaths
Infant Mortality - 7.21 lakh/almost 2k PER DAY

#coronarvirus 4 deaths in China, 100 suspected cases in India. TOOK A FLIGHT?

Meaning, not confined to lower classes? PANDEMONIUM.

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