On the "blockchain isn't decentralized" thing, technically a #blockchain system is distributed redundant storage of a single database. It's not a decentralized database system. But this kind of subtlety in distinction gets lost easily within hype-laden tech journalism.

By sheer volume of hype, blockchain systems were able to appropriate the word "decentralized".

Hi. I'm Saket from the Netherlands.


I believe #kindness is key to our survival.

Fascists, racists, TERFs, misogynists, etc., give me a wide berth (ideally so wide you fall off the edge of your platform into open-mindedness)

I'm interested in conversations with thoughtful conversationalists on topics such as: #books, #writing, #climate, #politics, #philosophy, #banter, #scripting, #apps, #fediverse, #softwaredesign, #martialarts, #ttrpg, #videogames, #design, #devops


I love how hyper-local the FM radio news are up here. The whole morning news segment covered nothing but the time when the tide will turn, whale and bear sightings, the time that the food carry ship will reach the public dock, the vegetables that are expected to be ready for harvest this month - the birthday of a local fisherman.

We are people from all walks of life with one aim: To make it impossible to own a huge polluting 4x4 in the world’s urban areas.

How to deflate an SUV tire, with lentils:


I don't know if it as been tooted here but i found this video of a A Swiss wind-up fan from the 1910s. A spring motor provided a light breeze lasting about 30 minutes These were built for tropical countries and areas without electricity.


Found jellyfish spawn point. The water is warm, with very little outflow, where fresh water from the mountains meet the brine.

It's a bit frustrating that the Small File Media Festival website is so large that it's impossible for me to load even the front-page.

Less than 10 days left to collect signatures for the European Citizen's Initiative on Universal Basic Income

Germany is getting very close to the threshold! Come on!

"S’il y’a une personne qui n’est guère enchantée de me voir déconnecté, c’est mon éditeur."

"I don’t have money like that to be losing. If I did, I would try to invest in something that’s more reliable, like the basketball game last night."


Why did nobody tell me about Consent-O-Matic? It's a browser extension that automatically clicks on GDPR consent dialogs to indicate that you do not consent to your data being shared. Available for all major browsers.


Rates of myopia have risen sharply in recent decades, and researchers have projected that half the world will be myopic by 2050.

One study by the College of Optometrists found that myopia is more than twice as common among kids in the U.K. now than it was the 1960s.


“To great uncertainty and controversy, in 2007, Ljubljana closed 12 hectares of its city center to private cars. Just 40% of residents approved.

A decade later, no less than 97% were against reopening to motor traffic: “None of us can really imagine cars ever staging a comeback”.” —Melissa & Chris Bruntlett, @modacitylife, twitter.com/modacitylife/statu, [1/3].

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“If the future remembers any corporate villain from 2022, it will be Stuart Kirk. The satirically titled head of ‘responsible investment’ at HSBC

‘There’s always some nut job telling me about the end of the world,’ he told the Financial Times’s Moral Money conference – and I haven’t made that title up either. ‘Who cares if Miami is six metres underwater in 100 years? Amsterdam has been six metres underwater for ages and that’s a really nice place.’“


You cannot escape the pyramid! If you do not take part in the pyramid, the pyramid will take part in you!

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The EU Commission is planning what Apple stopped after backslash from privacy groups: Automatic CSAM scanning of your private communication. Act now to stop surveillance! 💪👇
#surveillance #csam #privacy #encryption #apple

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