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again? :)
I'm into: & evidence-based , I'm either or depending on what we're discussing. Politically fluid but leaning .
I work on & at Scrapinghub. I like , , & .
Trained in (yay !), spent years at & in a home lab. I miss it.
Currently experimenting with invertebrate , , & evidence-based .

Gone and done a dual power and set up an Extinction Rebellion chatroom on riot :blobcatsurprised:

Come join the discussion over at #extinctionrebellion:matrix.org

We'll try to keep it updated with as much XR-related news and events as possible, so we have an effective alternative to the proprietary Slack chats

(If the directory doesn't work, I'll shoot you an invite)

So there's this absolute scumbag in North Carolina who hates gay people, and also happens to be blind.

In the last few days I've seen a ton of people mock him for not looking at cameras, or 'the weird way he moves his eyes.' It's a textbook example of why focusing criticism on someone's physical traits is never a good idea.

Most folks I've pointed this out to are suitably chagrined, and I appreciate them <3. A few try to defend themselves. He's a scumbag, so there's no holes barred on insulting him, right? No.

When we mock a bad person for being blind, or fat, or trans, we're telling everyone with those traits that we secretly think they're less than wholly human. Maybe we won't admit it so long they remain "good," but we've admitted that it's there under the surface.

@xeb @therealraccoon They also literally-just-yesterday released the UI alpha!
openprivacy.ca/blog/2019/02/14
(I'm... incredibly hyped about this.)

"In this paper we presented Cwtch, a protocol for building metadata resistant applications based on Ricochet. The protocol solves a number of open problems with contemporary metadata resistant designs, providing asynchronous, anonymous multi-party communication through the use of untrusted,
discardable infrastructure.
We have released an open source prototype of Cwtch which can be found at cwtch.im/ ."

cwtch.im/cwtch.pdf

and parents, the deadline is tomorrow. Our education system should help Irish kids accept one another, and perhaps themselves.
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The NCCA have been asked to undertake a comprehensive review of RSE (Relationship & ) by former Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton TD. There are three components...
ncca.ie/en/updates-and-events/

*slaps roof of the roof* this bad boy can fit so many Santa Clauses in it

RT @doctorow@twitter.com

Starting TODAY you can get a preview of my upcoming book RADICALIZED with UNAUTHORIZED BREAD, a DRM-free audiobook about DRM-restricted appliances, refugees, and resistance [Please RT!]
boingboing.net/2019/01/29/brav

🐦🔗: twitter.com/doctorow/status/10

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TIL – Using conditional entries in .gitconfig to automatically manage #git identities based on the working directory. Nice!

dev.to/maxlmator/maintaining-d

Roses are red
My life is a sham
“Go see Pagliacci”
But Doctor, I am

Roses are Red
Violets are Blue
The room is Dark
You're eaten by a Grue

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and parents, the deadline is tomorrow. Our education system should help Irish kids accept one another, and perhaps themselves.
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The NCCA have been asked to undertake a comprehensive review of RSE (Relationship & ) by former Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton TD. There are three components...
ncca.ie/en/updates-and-events/

And those working at #Google who protested Project Maven & drone warfare might be surprised to learn that somewhere in Google's chart, there is a guy whose business card reads: "Director of Defense and Intelligence Sales." #FuckOffGoogle

Fedizens, what's the current best thing to do with a box? I have a "Netgear ReadyNAS NV+ v2" here I was given for free. We have an all-Linux house, a media centre PC that I hope to replace with a low-power miniPC, and an extremely mediocre networking set-up.
Is it OpenWRT all the way, or is there something better out there for NATs?

The desired endgame is CO2 not merely trapped in soil and humus and timber, but trapped in tissues, which can spread outward from the forests and support other ecosystems in capturing more CO2.

So, the trouble is that when we set out to make forests, we often think "if we manage this forest well and sell timber, we'll make money to justify more forests".
Managing it though often means pesticide use to prevent insects from afflicting the trees. And this prevents the CO2 from being transitioned from the gas->tree->gas cycle into the gas->tree->[animal->animal]^x cycle.
The solution is unmanaged or minimally managed forests. But is it possible to win the land to make those without money?

("fix" by the way is the technical term for the gas->biomolecule process, sorry)

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