@vancha I still find them on Ebay from sellers with a good reputation.

@vancha Perhaps the Nexus5 can be an intermediate solution. Prices of 100 euro for this phone are not unusual.

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@fribbledom Work on a solution for either plastic waste or ewaste.

@daniel01 Hi Daniel, great to see you here too. The Diaspora pod I was on has been closed. So this is currently my only social media account.

I heard of Pop!_Os but never used it myself. I should try it sometime. I currently use Ubuntu MATE on my Desktop PC and like it so much that I want to install it on my (very old) laptop too but it never hurts to try something else.

We'll keep in touch.

Opinion up for discussion 

@measlytwerp The original intention of freedom of speech was right of citizens to spread political ideas without being persecuted by the state. Nowaydays freedom of speech gets confused with the perceived right to express a private opinion publicly often accompanied by insults, discrimination and threats. Yes you can do that on certain platforms but it has little to do with freedom of speech.

It's like calling the police when your wife or husband is cheating on you.

is forced by to change their name. Apparently FB doesn't want them to use the word 'book' in their name. Yet another shitty move by FB.


@jonw I hadn't noticed because of No-Script running on my browser which disables the paywall. But thanks for the alternative link.

I can agree with the planting trees argument. In that case Mike can be considered a pioneer that others can (and are) take advantage of.


@kev I can't provide a complete overview of ad-blockers but I'm using uBlock Origin for years now and I love it.

@clacke Mike has a habit of abandoning his projects (Hubzilla, Friendica, Osada). I was an Osada user until Mike decided to stop development for it. I don't care about zap and the strong opinions of Mike if he changes his mind about social networks this often. To be reliable is as important as the privacy that one promises.

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Gimp 2.10.12 released

That's cool! 👍
Recently Gimp is going very well! 😀
I also take the opportunity to become patreon of Øyvind Kolås, which is the main developer of babl/GEGL, the latter is the framework that will make GIMP even better!
#gimp#gnu#freesoftware#photo-manipulation#floss#foss#digital-art#digital social.isurf.ca/display/c443a5

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"It’s strange, isn’t it? The ideology of capitalism is that it is a system that generates immense abundance (so much stuff!). But in reality it is a system that relies on the constant production of scarcity.

This conundrum was first noticed back in 1804, and became known as the Lauderdale Paradox. Lauderdale pointed out that the only way to increase “private riches” (basically, GDP) was to reduce what he called “public wealth”, or the commons. To enclose things that were once free so that people have to pay in order to access them. To illustrate, he noted that colonialists would often even burn down trees that produced nuts and fruits so that local inhabitants wouldn’t be able to live off of the natural abundance of the earth, but would be forced to work for wages in order to feed themselves. "

Degrowth: A Call for Radical Abundance


@chillerspace It's indeed a well known that mowing reduces the number of insects dramatically.

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The Plan for the #Garden at ChillerSpace, Part 1

I want this garden to be a refuge for #Endangered species, by reintroducing more domestic plants that are endangered and/or that are food sources for endangered animals.

I'll start with #WildFlowers that are nectar sources for pollinators, especially #Bees and #Butterflies.

I found a list of butterflies that are highly endangered and protected with priority in #Vienna (it's in German, but there is a list of Latin names):


Next I'll research which domestic plants these species like the most as nectar sources and what their caterpillars eat.

I suspect the best way to get more of the plants I want is to stop watering an mowing (parts of) the lawn.

#SaveTheBees #SaveTheInsects #EndangeredSpecies #Extinction

Picture credit: #CCbySA 3.0 Heiko Blaeser

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