Yes please!

There's no point of boasting green credentials when we allow #bigtech to force users into buying a new phone or tablet every 1-2 years.

Planned obsolescence is the negation of sustainability. Devices that are hard to repair should never ever touch the European soil again.

Tossing away a device made of metals, glass, silicon and rare earths and buy a new one just because the producer won't provide us with spare parts (or even allow us to remove the back cover) is immoral on so many levels. And it doesn't benefit anyone except the profits of the producer (so much for the myth of capitalist profits aligned with the majority's interests and priorities).

Make devices that can easily be repaired, provide repair instruction and spare parts, or don't even sell your shit on my continent.

work, video as documentation 

I'm busy documenting a project setup process in plain fuckin' text because the only instructions for setting up the dev environment for this project are in a 90 minute video.

Instructions in video are not accessible, they're not inclusive, and they're inefficient as fuck. Not only are you wasting bandwidth and server space, but you're wasting people's time.

You speak at 120 words/minute max. My maximum reading speed exceeds that by 2x minimum.


@hq1 thanks for approving my follow request! I found the content you post and boost to be very interesting.

Sorry that I don't have much content of my own...

@clacke @Moon No analogy is perfect but it does point to how much "luck" isn't luck it is position. It's often who you know at the very least and rich people know a lot more people with money. It's how many dispensations you get when you screw up. When you come from a known wealthy family people hire you assuming you have the magic too even after many times you show you don't. It's not that it is impossible to transcend those barriers but there is a reason why rich people lose their shit about getting their kids into Ivy League schools. It's not because they are any better. It's because that's where the connections are made. You need money to pay for them. You need money to go to the college prep schools that make you on a path to get there. Et cetera. Yeah there is tons of hard work. There are tons of people working harder than that who are paid minimum wage too and society looks at them and says they are trash while these guilded techbros and their ilk as messiahs. Fuck all that noise.

The Origin of Student Debt: Reagan Adviser Warned Free College Would Create a Dangerous “Educated Proletariat”

Andre Malraux asked a priest: "You've spent 50 years listening to people in the secrecy of the confessional. What have you learned about the human soul?"

The priest answered: "Two things. First of all, people are much more unhappy than one thinks. And second, there is no such thing as grown-ups."

#samsara #dukkha #suffering #happiness

French Scientist's Photo of ‘Distant Star’ Was Actually Chorizo

'“According to contemporary cosmology, no object belonging to Spanish charcuterie exists anywhere but on Earth,” he said after apologising for tricking so many people.'

I have no doubt that Paul Krugman is knowingly and deliberately making a straw man here.

In his role as protector of the hegemony, I'm also fairly certain Krugman will not engage with any of the research in Hickel's replies.

It's just mind-boggling to me to see these brilliant people proudly showcase their intellectual dishonesty.

Today 👇 😱
And that is the global average. German overshoot day was: May 4.
👉 There is only one response: sufficiency.
To some it may sound crazy or unrealistic. But most people alive live and all of your ancestors lived like that. Do they have no life? You might be surprised.

child, wondering where trash goes: well someone must have thought of a good solution for all this

adults: we put it into very large holes and then put dirt on top

child: even the plastic?

adults: especially the plastic

child: oh my god

Why it's so hard to move away from oil.

Revealed: oil sector’s ‘staggering’ $3bn-a-day profits for last 50 years | Fossil fuels | The Guardian

To anyone who says "it's just summer"... here's NASA's climate spiral👇

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