Interesting read on the carbon footprint of streaming


with this important note, applicable to other sectors :
“The broadcasting platforms (their design, the underlying economic model, audience metrics, etc.) play a central role in the form taken by uses and thus their environmental impact. So, uses are to a great extent the product of a system, and not the sole result of individual consumer behavior.”

Un quart du Bangladesh est sous les eaux. Des millions de gens ont tout perdu.

“Le dernier désastre de ce pays illustre une iniquité frappante : les gens les moins responsables de la crise climatique sont parmi les plus touchés par ses conséquences.”

Fun fact! If you try to set the default branch of a gist to something other than "master" it breaks the gist. good jorb githurb

Cette carte du monde, de u/xilefakamot sur r/MapPorn, montre les frontières entre les pays, le reste n’est pas bien important.

EU pol 

Europe actually treats asylum seekers worse than the US does.

They fine airlines for carrying asylum seekers - enough money that the airlines would go bust, so they won't carry them. So seekers have to walk or take very dangerous journeys across the Mediterranean.

In the later case, Europe sends them to be tortured in Libya. Out of sight, but actually tortured. We pay their state for this.

The GPU saga continues. After the death of my 9 years old Radeon in March, it seems that its replacement was faulty and (at least) always freezes at ~50-55°c.

My researches showed that:
- wow a lot of people complain about issues with AMD cards
- their software is still as bad, if not worse

Switching back to Nvidia then .___.

🚲 Face aux Deliveroo, Uber East, Just Eat, etc, des livreurs à vélo s’organisent en coopérative pour proposer une alternative en utilisant les mêmes technologies de pointe => ils reprennent en main leurs conditions de travail et leur protection sociale, et accèdent à une rémunération convenable.
🚲 A tester en France sur Grenoble, Liège, Lorient, Montpellier, Nantes et Poitiers. Je l'attends sur Paris

Another day, another "bring back Google Reader" article that does not acknowledge Reader's extremely robust social features.

These features allowed someone to, for example, share an article they liked to their friends and spawn a private mini-forum to discuss that article. It was similar to sharing an article with friends on Facebook, but based on your RSS curation rather than whatever you got from Facebook's awful news feed.

Yes! This!

This is why I keep talking about the need for a "social reader", not just bringing back RSS!

Folks in the UK, about the government’s contact tracing app made by folks from Vote Leave & GCHQ:

- Do not download it.
- Do not use it.
- Tell friends & family not to either.

This is a mass surveillance app. It won’t protect you. But it will create a very dangerous precedent.

Bon, ben vu l'état de mes notification, il est évident que les contents warnings, ne gênent en rien la visibilité des pouets.

Je continuerais donc a mettre des CWs.

pour ceux que ça gênent de cliquer en permanence sur "déplier", mastodon et pleroma possèdent une option pour tout déplier automatiquement.

Du coup pourquoi mettre de CWs si tout le monde active le dépliage automatique ?

Pour répondre je vous renvoie a la conversation que j'ai eu avec @thildACAB ici:

Announcing airbreak, a toolkit to jailbreak inexpensive CPAP machines to turn them into emergency #COVID19 ventilators by unlocking all operational modes and allowing custom software extensions.

This person made a complete Godzilla movie playing all the parts himself. Including Godzilla. Do I win the internets?

Ursula K Le Guin, on tech workers:
"Real power goes to waste. Every wizard uses his art against the others, serving the men of greed. What good can any art be used that way? It's wasted. It goes wrong, or it's thrown away. Like slaves' lives. Nobody can be free alone. Not even a mage. All of them working their magic in prison cells, to gain nothing. There's no way to use power for good."
- "The Finder", from "Tales from Earthsea"

Generated my first static files from my small custom static site generator :')

Show more

The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!