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Dear doubters, it is now 10 months of global vaccination. More than 6 billion doses have been administered. We know about all the common and rare side effects. #GetVaccinated. It is safe. And it stops the pandemic. Please do your part, just as billions have already done.

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Are you a software maintainer? Please upload your releases with source code to archive.org/details/software and make this a part of your release process. This will ensure that anyone wanting to use your software in the future will be able to find it. Please boost.

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If you like my writing or advocacy regarding Disabled writers and authors, share this page with others. blindjournalist.wordpress.com/

On the plus it's good to have a lot of information in the 'same place' and in a standard manor. I'm guessing that's why the UI/UX has not been improved over the decades.

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The worst thing on Linux is 'man' I hate nearly everything about this program.

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@alcinnz @tychosoft we also have to remember that 'open source' to them means 'weakly licensed, corporate-exploitable-without-giving-back' open source, *not* Copyleft. Never copyleft. Copyleft is a like a right angle (or a crucifix) to a vampire.

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Here's a hypothetical example of how I see #Apple's iMessage surveillance being abused. Jack and Tim are teens in a same-sex relationship. Tim has to hide this because from his parents because of their "religious beliefs." One day, Jack texts some nude picks of himself to Tim on iMessafe. Thanks to Apple, Tim's parents get an alert and see the pics.

Tim fears his parents will kick him out if he comes out, so he denies any relatinship with Jack. But that's nott the end of the story (1/x)

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The future of food: Can you eat to save the climate?

From complex labels to opaque sourcing and unclear carbon impact, consumers find it hard to know if their food choices are environmentally sustainable.

weforum.org/agenda/2021/07/cli #climateemergency #pollution #environment #ecology #food

I tried to watch an old tonight and my PS3 is not working. So I tried Windows, Mac, and Linux and nothing has the codec to play the disc! Can you even buy a Blu-ray nowadays? I was able to watch Blu-rays a few years ago but now everything has lost support.

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I used to just recycle, but since learning how few plastics actually get recycled, I've reduced my single-use plastic consumption by:

🐋 Switching to shampoo and conditioner bars instead of bottled, and from shower gel to bar soap (like we all used as kids)

🐟 Using glass containers and a set of stretchy silicone covers that fit over my bowls for leftovers instead of plastic wrap in the kitchen

🌱 Using reusable silicone bags instead of disposable plastic ones

🐢 Bringing my own stainless steel bottle or cup if I'm getting a drink outside of my home

🦀 Carrying a set of bamboo utensils for takeout (and choosing places with compostable takeout containers)

🌊 Using stainless steel straws or no straw instead of plastic

🐚 Buying produce without wrapping (farmer's markets are great in summer) & bringing my own containers for spices in bulk

I'd like to give a 👎 to Whole Foods, which sells in bulk but makes you use their plastic bag or container. Guess where I don't buy in bulk!

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The new gtk-rs release is out! New bindings for GTK4 and a lot of other great improvements. More information here: gtk-rs.org/blog/2021/06/22/new

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So indigenous Australians have told geographically accurate stories about rising sea levels that happened after the last ice age, and the stories have stayed accurate for about 10 000 years.

Goes to show that oral tradition can be accurate and extinction of indigenous languages can lead to a permanent loss of information about the world — which of course are not new claims.

scientificamerican.com/article

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UN report
May 6

"natural gas won’t help the world avoid climate catastrophe. Once seen as a “bridge fuel” ... growing evidence shows that gas is a bigger culprit in the climate crisis than previously thought."

“natural” gas, the fuel is primarily plain old methane.

“One thing the report calls for very strongly is not building any more of this fossil fuel infrastructure,”

theverge.com/2021/5/6/22422824

#ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis #ClimateStrike #xr #FridaysForFuture #divest #StopTMX #stopCGL

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