Constructing houses from tree is considered a good way to store carbon for long term. I've been thinking about in what extent the same arguments hold for books.
How much carbon does one book hold up, and how big percentage of the original tree ends up in paper? How long on average are books stored before they're discarded (and either burned or left to rotten in landfill)?
So in sum: are paper books more like storage than consumption?
This is the web API I use for retrieving online content while at sea. It's pretty cool.
Oh holey moley someone kickstarted an Afropunk TTRPG and it looks so good!
Safari link tracking can no longer be disabled - https://lapcatsoftware.com/articles/Safari-link-tracking.html #Apple #Privacy
I recently installed #deltachat. Great concept!
- Use your own email address
- You can reach anybody having an email address
- End-to-end encryption
- Serverless (for the app itself, not taking into account the ones used for the emails)
- Good design (similar to #Signal)
And they are on Mastodon: @delta
Where is everyone? (1 of 2)
“For the first time in our lives we were being exposed to more information than we could consume. In the age of newspapers we had to choose what we wanted to see. But in 2004 we had to choose what we didn’t want to see. This had a devastating effect on the traditional forms of information.”
Where is everyone? (2 of 2)
“In the past, you could get people’s attention simply by making something. People wanted more choices, so you simply had to give them another choice. But in 2004 this changed. People started to have enough, and now you actually had to make something better. It was not enough that it was different.”
— From Thomas Baekdal’s “Where Is Everyone? A brief tour of the history of information.”
Interesting article in The Economist about detecting Parkinson's disease from body odor. Joy Milne's extraordinary ability to smell out the disease was the start; now we have some idea of the chemicals emitted that cause the smell.
Research at [ https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acscentsci.8b00879 ]
Oh my goodness I've just learned a thing about The Matrix that causes it to make a lot more sense: In the original script the humans were used as neural network compute clusters by the Machines and as a crucial component of The Matrix itself.
Which is why humans who were aware of the simulation could control aspects of The Matrix - their minds were part of its foundation.
Unfortunately the test audiences had trouble understanding this concept so the studio changed the human role to "batteries".
@kensanata This is, no kidding, how I got introducted to Linux and Free Software.
tetris in Emacs -> GPLv2 and the GNU Manifesto (bundled with Emacs on the OS I used at the time) -> Linux -> never-looked-back
It seems I finally found a detailed HOWTO that isn't completely obsolete, and is easy enough to adapt to my needs. It goes step by step, instead of setting up everything in one sitting.
Extremely rare baby boot from Middle Ages found in Switzerland
Archaeologists in the Swiss canton of Jura have unearthed a stunning fragment of a baby boot dating from the second half of the 14th century.
Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more