This is so important.
* As societies polarise, free speech is under threat. It needs defenders
> 37% of American college students told Gallup that it was fine to shout down speakers of whom they disapprove
> 10% [of American college students] think it acceptable to use violence to silence speech they deem offensive.
> Bernie Sanders calls for a ban on police use of facial recognition
> Sub-Saharan #Africa gets little of its power from #coal. Outside #SouthAfrica the region boasts just 12 functioning coal-fired power stations. Things are changing, though. Governments plan to build dozens of new coal-fired power stations. Many are underpinned by Chinese investment.
> African states should instead be improving transmission and distribution. Power cuts are often due to inadequate maintenance of infrastructure rather than insufficient supply.
Climate change and the weakening of the Gulf Stream means big weather changes for Florida, the Eastern US, and Europe.
@PINE64 the "99 dollar laptop" turned out to be quite a bit more expensive than that...
39 USD shipping and 82.75 EUR import tax
That makes a 207.93 EUR or a 230.88 USD laptop.
July 2019 was hottest month on record for the planet
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/08/190815130854.htm #climatechange #climatecrisis
Cool quote from Saifedean Ammous:
> #Bitcoin is a form of money that provides way better economic incentives to be productive rather than being extractive [than other forms of money].
Moved to over here: https://x0f.org/@stevenroose
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