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Did anyone read yesterday's article on low tech magazine?

I feel like it highlights very well the change of perspective needed to run an energy grid on renewables.

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No scientific proof that war is ingrained in human nature
'...there is no scientific proof that we have an inherent propensity to take up arms and collectively kill.

In a study published in Scientific American, Ferguson argues that war may not be in our nature at all. People might fight and sometimes kill for personal reasons, but homicide, he argues, is not war [....]

"Anthropologists think about prospects for war in the long term," Ferguson says. "If the idea that war is part of human nature is not scientifically supported, alternative futures open up. If more people work for prevention, the eventual eradication of war is a definite theoretical possibility."...'

new york, in way too many ways, is a city of extremes

you're thinking "no one here has bumper stickers" and yeah, they're less common, but!

that just means that the bumper stickers you _do_ see are much much more potent

the bumper stickers you come across in NYC, I swear...

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Steven Universe: Save the Light: The Thousand Year Door

folks folks folks

hope you're having a great day

If I created an alternative to markup that was machine- and human-readable, which became wildly popular but suffered from inconsistent implementations, I would simply allow the open source community to extend and improve my work (with my blessing).

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my dad's gonna buy me a majority share in mastodon for christmas

I don't mind articles critiquing or even complaining about JS or React Native, but if that's _all_ you publish, I can't help but wonder what other things you're not publishing...

Considering unsubscribing from a popular iOS newsletter due to its very noticeable anti-JavaScript bias :dont_at_me:

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Australia just made Man-In-The-Middle attacks required by law. They call it "the ghost" and every #encryption connection has to be open to the government.

Good luck with that.


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Guys, please don't use this website to conduct anything that would land me in legal trouble.

Instance admins are usually single individuals who have their domains and servers registered against their names, we're not giant corporations with infinite legal defence funds.

What you do here has an impact, please consider that.

Number 1 Artist: The Weakerthans
Number 2: John K. Samson (frontman of The Weakerthans)
Number 3: Jim Bryson and The Weakerthans (a collab)

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Mastodon for Tech Folks

This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!

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