The StarLabs Lite Mk III looks pretty nice, especially the glass trackpad. Wonder if it's any good? https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2020/07/starlabs-lite-mk-iii-linux-laptop
If it was 13" I'd be seriously considering it....
The Paradox of Tolerance has been on my mind lately. Here's Karl Popper, in _The Open Society and its Enemies_
"If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them."
If you meet a free speech absolutist who insists deplatforming nazis is unethical, that means they haven't thought through the Paradox.
Does anyone use Uber anymore? If so, this long litany of horrendous things you are contributing to: https://www.dnalounge.com/backstage/log/2020/07/10.html
Loving this special secret GitHub profile feature…
I like this new feature on @GitHub! (https://v2.jacky.wtf/post/177d6d55-5303-45ba-931d-acc8ac184697)
“The State Government should be focused on implementing measures that protect residents, rather than treating them like criminals […]. Why couldn’t this happen in the towers? We can only assume that to the government, some lives are worth respecting while others simply are not.”
— Policing the Pandemic: Melbourne’s Public Housing Lockdown Criminalizes Those on the Margins — https://msf-analysis.org/policing-the-pandemic-melbournes-public-housing-lockdown-criminalizes-those-on-the-margins
Hey :) This is an account for karrot - an open source community organising platform focused on resource saving and sharing.
We're currently being used by a bunch of groups around Europe who save and share food from being wasted (see https://karrot.world/#/groupPreview), but heading towards general community organising uses too.
We're into stuff like participatory design, democratic process, non/less-hierarchical structure.
We're open source (you can use our main instance, or self-host).
> With the possible exception of Mary Harron’s “American Psycho,” it’s hard to think of a film adaptation that’s more invested in refuting and satirizing its source. The anti-Fascism of “Starship Troopers” is mordant and merciless, but Verhoeven advances his argument by making its every frame lavishly, overbearingly Fascist.
— How “Starship Troopers” Aligns with Our Moment of American Defeat https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/how-starship-troopers-aligns-with-our-moment-of-american-defeat
> The Little Prince meets a businessman who accumulates stars with the sole purpose of being able to buy more stars. The Little Prince is perplexed. He owns only a flower, which he waters every day. Three volcanoes, which he cleans every week. "It is of some use to my volcanoes, and it is of some use to my flower, that I own them," he says, "but you are of no use to the stars that you own."
— In solidarity with Library Genesis and Sci-Hub http://custodians.online
@deejoe It's amazing. They are the one true equal space. You can learn anything you want in a library. They will even get books from other libraries and states for you. They have music. They sometimes have beautiful gardens, and classes. It's amazing. Their understated existence let's them be anti-capitalist spaces that no one really sees as anti-capitalist because they're such a cultural institution
“The UN wants Australia to stop locking up children but we enjoy it too much” — https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jul/06/the-un-wants-australia-to-stop-locking-up-children-but-we-enjoy-it-too-much
laughing at people who think that “what about disabled people” is a huge gotcha argument in favor of personal cars. do you know how much a personal car or van with accessibility features costs? do you honestly think disabled people are not already taking public transit, and would not greatly benefit from its expansion?
I've struggled with "User Interface" though, since it's the name of the thing you work with when creating applications for people, but I just realised it's just a special case of the first one above, you can just drop it since its effectively redundant: "An interface element", "high-priority interface and network tasks", etc.
How is everyone else doing this?
Melbourne, Wurundjeri Nation.
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