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How our meat-based diet kills our rivers?

"Farming. This is now the biggest cause of river pollution in the UK. There are various reasons, including soil erosion, fertilisers and pesticides, but the most intense and extreme cause, especially in the west of Britain, is industrial livestock units."

monbiot.com/2021/07/24/shitsto

Never heard of this before but have to try it now.
@meanmicio@twitter.com:

MyGNUhealth, the GNU Health Personal Health Record 1.0.3 is out! Updates the medical #genetics w/ the latest #UniProt human natural variants.
Ready for your desktop, and your @thepine64 #PinePhone ❤️ #bioinformatics #PHR #mhealth 👇
savannah.gnu.org/forum/forum.ph…

"I want to thank every employee and every Amazon customer," said, with regards to his space trip.

We owe a huge thanks to Jeff Bezos. Hope that his words will be repeated again and again by the media. It can certainly help the workers of the world contemplate how the world works.

Edward Snowden on spyware: 'This is an industry that should not exist' youtu.be/I5WjTTi67BE . Near the end he also points out we need to work collectively. He is correct. It is going to take all of us.

On July 19, wrt reveals, the EU Commission chief said that the claims have "to be verified" but that, if true, "it is completely unacceptable.

On July 6, the EU Parliament had approved the ePrivacy Derogation (), allowing providers of e-mail and IM services to search messages of each citizen. A follow-up regulation will make it mandatory.

Instead of empty words, if the EU commissioners, MEPs and PMs really value privacy and freedom of speech, they can just repeal .

‘Men have a tendency to eat meat so they’re perceived as manly, and changing that gender stereotype could lead to a reduction in carne consumption, according to a UCLA study’

We are living in a climate emergency with animal agriculture being the leading cause of most of the environmental problems that we are facing today. This world urgently needs more selfless protectors and less toxic masculinity: for the animals, the planet & for your own health.

#masculinity #vegan #food #gender

@pluralistic as always a fantastic read and a great thread.

My only annoyance is with the EFF, who seem to shun interoperability and open protocols (and places like the Fediverse), and have for years. I speak from experience, having talked to EFF folk in public and in private.

I just don't get EFF's almost hostile approach to services that are not mainstream walled gardens. It baffles me.

There's a very nice merge request from jetomit for adding support for the Kobo Clara HD ereader in @postmarketOS

Here's it running a mainline kernel with some patches with #sxmo

Here is the list of MEPs voted against that allows e-mail and chat surveillance by the service providers.

🚨🇬🇧 Majority of the European Parliament allows e-mail, messaging and chat providers to search all private messages for allegedly illegal material and report to the police (#chatcontrol). We will take legal action.

patrick-breyer.de/en/chatcontr

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Online privacy works in a way similar to vaccination.

You apply it to protect yourself as well as to protect others,

and it makes little sense if people you interact with do not adopt it.

#News: GNU Solidario, the NGO behind #GNUHealth and @olimex
have signed an agreement to deliver the GNU Health components in Olimex libre devices!
#PublicHealth #LibreHardware #bioinformatics #OpenScience #Freedom gnuhealth.org

#postmarketOS release v21.06 is out! This one is based on #AlpineLinux 3.14 which was just released half a month ago - we're getting pretty good at tracking alpine releases now 🥳

Read all about it here:
postmarketos.org/blog/2021/07/

Have you ever tried to explain to your "plastic straw environmentalists" friends what meaningful action against climate change may be - and failed?

If they listen to podcasts, I suggest that you share this episode with them.

It covers topics like "green washing" by big corporates, the net zero trap, green consumerism, and the fallacy of (just) individual action against climate change.
soundcloud.com/weeklyeconomics

Launch of Mobilize.Berlin, an alternative platform to Facebook for events organizers and artists in Berlin.

Mobilize.Berlin is a decentralized and community owned platform based on the open source software @mobilizon (by @Framasoft). It is part of the @fediverse network and thus connected to other decentralized social media such as Mastodon, Peertube, Pixelfed..

Panels held by free software advocates, @reclaim_club_culture, @cryptoparty_berlin, Music performance: Das Radial, DJ: Alfred Moliere

@AntennaPod a great for has joined the . 😊 🎉 We'd like to extend a warm welcome. 💕 So if you love and you might want to take a look at . Although we suspect most of you know the project already anyway. 😉

f-droid.org/packages/de.danoeh

It is fun to upload your photo to that server and think you live the life of your avatar.

When media and marketing say it is fun to investigate if you are a descendant of Vikings or whatever, you will be happy to share your DNA as well.
slate.com/technology/2021/06/n

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