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climate change is the biggest problem facing our planet.

the disinformation and misinformation campaigns by power-holding scums -- that lead to inaction -- is already resulting in mass suffering and an unlivable world. both for humans and thousands of plants and animals.

mars is a false hope and a misdirection. it's a dick-measuring contest that might become a lifeboat for a select few (and you are guaranteed to not be on it).

fuck fossil fuel. fuck capitalism.

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"As fewer and fewer people control America's wealth, increasingly we are a nation of renters." -
Brooke Gladstone

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I've moved out of Goodreads on to
@LibraryThing: librarything.com/profile/krngl

My main reason for the move is the same as closing my Prime account: I do not want to support Amazon, or Bezos.

goel.io/cancel-prime

I've moved out of Goodreads on to
@LibraryThing: librarything.com/profile/krngl

My main reason for the move is the same as closing my Prime account: I do not want to support Amazon, or Bezos.

goel.io/cancel-prime

I had a lot of fun building noJS.club.

While it looks simple to make, I decided to over-engineer it: goel.io/nojs-club

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I had a lot of fun (and much annoyance) building the automation for this.

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Not all websites need Javascript to be beautiful and usable. This is a showcase of the Javascript-less web.

noJS.club/

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LOL, people are UPSET folks do not want to Trump to recover?

I remember when white people celebrated the death of Trayvon Martin. I remember when they mocked his death endlessly.

White people said Breyonna Taylor and George Floyd deserved to die.

Flint still doesn't have clean water.

The idea white Americans have any moral standing to dictate who should and shouldn't receive empathy and compassion if a fucking joke.

They have been celebrating death since the slave ships.

"Born from theft, built on slavery, held together by self-deception, the United States has grown to become the richest poor country in the history of humankind. It is a country that has violence in its DNA, inequality embedded in its genes, and a completely mythical self-image as its national identity."

thecorrespondent.com/698/dear-

@UntrackMe@toot.fedilab.app Hi. Any chance of adding latency calculation of custom endpoints in Lite?

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"I’m hearing too much “recycle, compost, go vegan!” and not enough “100 corporations cause 71% of emissions”"

"No content moderation system is going to be perfect. Humans won’t be perfect, AI won’t be perfect. Short of shutting it down entirely ― which can be a net positive for humanity ― what may work is to limit the reach of any content, especially dangerous content across its network."

goel.io/facebook-deception

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Facebook's Transparency around Content Moderation is Deceptive

goel.io/facebook-deception

The spread of conspiracy/delusion is proof that moderation at scale is an impossible problem (not to speak of election meddling, mental health problems, genocides).

Smaller, decentralized communities work better: goel.io/how-mastodon-works

I'm a follow up, rip Facebook and Instagram a new one:

"That’s exactly what Apple is doing — giving users awareness over what is going on, and control over it. What Mosseri is really asking for here is the opposite — for Apple to allow the user-tracking ad industry to continue operating in the dark."

These entitled bastards that think they deserve our data.

daringfireball.net/linked/2020

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so if you can't compost or recycle, or drive instead of biking, don't feel bad. just 100 fossil fuel producers are responsible for 70% of the emissions (theguardian.com/sustainable-bu).

we can't do solve as individuals. we need to gut the systems of capitalism, manufacturing and society.

we need to shift away from greenwashing, away from blaming individuals.

for the US, here's an excellent proposal: vox.com/energy-and-environment

/end of rant

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recycling is a misdirection, the result of an effective marketing campaign by plastics and beverage cos to shift the burden and cost of managing trash to consumers.

greenwashing is a misdirection. "net-zero emissions" is bullshit: it's a misdirection. you can't buy your way out of irreversible .

what we need is "zero emissions" period. not by 2070, not by 2050. we need it today.

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climate change is the biggest problem facing our planet.

the disinformation and misinformation campaigns by power-holding scums -- that lead to inaction -- is already resulting in mass suffering and an unlivable world. both for humans and thousands of plants and animals.

mars is a false hope and a misdirection. it's a dick-measuring contest that might become a lifeboat for a select few (and you are guaranteed to not be on it).

fuck fossil fuel. fuck capitalism.

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