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I am a big supporter of Small Tech: three line shell scripts, gopher holes, when websites render properly on a VIC-20, building your new PC tower out of the 10 year old PCs your neighbours recently discarded, solving your own problems without worrying about scale.

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Every computer is portable if you're strong enough.

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universal healthcare, us pol, scalpel 

@ the dem primaries

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Constantly swimming in the fantasy of a life not haunted by the spectre of illness and oppression. I miander through thoughts of what it'd be like to move without this knot in my core, to see without marketing clouding my emotions with desire. To work for the joy of changing the world, and not out of the heavy burden of obligation to those i love and depend on.

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Hey, the Eyeo Festival talks are now online! I know some of you were asking to see my talk that included this slide. Well, it's here!

vimeo.com/354276253

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seven ways to fight fires in the amazon 

1. Learn more about what’s happening, and why.

2. Support resistance on the ground.

3. Challenge companies driving the destruction.

4. Stop your own government from worsening the crisis.

5. Donate to organizations that are supporting indigenous resistance.

6. Support local alternatives.

7. Organize against far-right politics.

newint.org/features/2019/09/03

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Private ownership of capital imposes resource scarcity, forcing people to turn a profit for political and economic empires. The apparent necessity of "labor" is a social construct arising from the same system responsible for poverty and climate change.

cwc.im/workmythology 

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Friend made these. The middle question makes me want one that says “whose power structures are you maintaining?” #maintenance

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semi-regular reminder: the #Firefox (also Chrome, if you must) add-on Bypass Paywalls lets you easily get past the article-hiding nag screens on numerous major media websites, even that jerk-ass WSJ

both mozilla and google rudely delisted it from their add-on sites so you have to get it from the author's github:

github.com/iamadamdev/bypass-p

github.com/iamadamdev/bypass-p

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"On 10 April, astrophysicists announced that they had captured the 1st ever image of a #blackhole.

No headlines mentioned that the image would have been impossible without open-source software: #Matplotlib, a #Python library for graphing data.

Just 5 days later, the NSF rejected a grant to support that ecosystem, saying that the software lacked sufficient impact.

#opensource is widely acknowledged as crucially important in science, yet it is funded non-sustainably."

nature.com/articles/d41586-019

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:blobnotlike: blocking ads is evil grr
:blobuwu: HTTP is a pull-based medium. it is within the original philosophy of HTTP to selectively pull the data, for example, a device that doesn't support images won't download them. by circumventing ad "blocking", you are spitting in the face of HTTP. a more accurate term would be ad rejection. ads are not "blocked", they are simply not asked for.

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Tropical night today in our local botanical garden, open till midnight and everything was decorated with lights and candles, outside you could get some cocktails and there was live music. Unfortunately it started raining, but a greenhouse at night feels special, I loved it. #florespendence #BotanicalGarden

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Make leftism accessible fuck your pages upon pages of theory if your point can't be written on a wall before the cops see you then it's not worth saying at all

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This one is for my #SolarPunk pals @sunbeam.city 🤟

So in July of 1974, the "old-timey hippie" generation (my parents' generation) was in their mid 20's to mid 30-ish. Those hippies had just barely just convinced the world that it probably wasn't the best idea to go on with the catastrophic pollution crisis which Mother Jones so bluntly captured here: motherjones.com/politics/2011/

They were pioneers of their own right, showing that those toxic chemicals were a poor replacement for the natural energy of the sun, which can be used to meet all of our human needs for energy in one form or another.

From the magazine featured below, they shared a design of a #SolarOven. It's based on the concept of a Fresnel Lens, a sort of "grooved" lens that is specifically designed to concentrate rays into a high-heat situation to cook food or make an oven!

Just goes to show that high-tech does not need to be elite-tech.

Happy Memorial Day to the generation that knew we didn't need GUNS to make peace.

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my children are prospering 😍🌱

tomatoes are growing their first flower clusters
dill is putting out first non seed leaves
lavender has germinated
strawberries are putting out lots of new growth

I'm a proud parent

#solarpunk #gardening #urbangarden

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Sunbeam City is a anticapitalist, antifascist solarpunk instance that is run collectively.