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"Already, 5,000 Londoners are on to it: borrowing anything from sound systems to sewing machines from a catalogue of around 50 items. They are the pioneers of the Library of Things (LoT) model, which helps people to save money and reduce waste by affordably renting out household items. They’ve collectively saved around 50 tonnes of waste from landfill since it all began."

positive.news/society/the-libr

#LibraryOfThings #LOT #London #PositiveNews

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Stolen from bird site screenshot w/o description:

"The #COVID lockdown has demonstrated 3 things:

* Our economy collapses as soon as it stops selling useless stuff to over-indebted people

* It is perfectly possible to reduce pollution

* The lowest paid people in the country are essential to its functioning"

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#StreetComplete's new alpha now has support for a #layers, i.e. map #overlay's that enable only specific quests in a very convenient way!

Read more also about the history of that feature in #westnordost's blog:

openstreetmap.org/user/westnor

Feel free to test it out and report bugs!

@streetcomplete

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Do you authenticate to various websites with your Github, Google or Facebook account? Be careful, if you get blocked by these companies, there's virtually no recourse and you might have a serious problem!
nextcloud.com/blog/big-tech-ac

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Imagine if YouTube was shut down.

It would be a literal tragedy for the human race. Billions of hours worth of creativity would disappear in an instant.

"That would never happen!" some believe.

But it already has.

Remember Google+? All of it's gone forever.

Or remember all that media stored on MySpace? It's vanished.

We must stop depending on Big Tech to archive our data. Their mandate is to profit off our data, not preserve it.

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Tim Hortons app found to have significant privacy violations.

"The app also used location data to infer where users lived, where they worked, and whether they were travelling. It generated an “event” every time users entered or left a Tim Hortons competitor, a major sports venue, or their home or workplace."

priv.gc.ca/en/opc-news/news-an

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Is #duckduckgo your default search engine?

Then, if you use #OpenStreetMap a lot, you might find it interesting thing to know that there are #bangs focused on OSM that you can simply type in your browser's search bar

!osm <something> - search for "something" in OSM.
!osmw <something> - search the OSM wiki (very good results!)
!taginfo <something> check for taginfo data about tagas or key/key-value pair
!otw <something> data mining query with #Overpass

and more!

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Told you

RT @fightfortheftr@twitter.com

This is a geofence warrant. In this example, the FBI asked Google for the identifying information of all Android users who might have attended one particular Black Lives Matter protest in Seattle. Google coughed it up.
(Source: theverge.com/2022/2/5/22918487)

🐦🔗: twitter.com/fightfortheftr/sta

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You've heard of "number go up" but have you tried "number stay about the same but everyone is chill and has a pretty good time"?

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Evidence that you are a fictional character: / 1. Regular and implausible outlandish coincidences / 2. Obvious plot holes in the worldbuilding / 3. Unusual gaps in your memory, as if periods of low narrative interest were "timeskipped" / 4. Branded or trademarked items in the environment seem lazy, hastily constructed or self-parodic, such as a social network whose posts are called "toots"

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be the apocalypse you want to see in the world.

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A #library is a great example of an institution where humans collaborate with each other for motives beyond profit. It is a place where it is easy for everyone to understand how our relationships with strangers can be more than mere commercial transactions.

A library is, in a way, an #anarchist space dedicated to knowledge.
It has rules and we observe them out of respect, not fear.
It has experts whose authority is not arbitrary, but knowledge based.

A library is a sanctuary from capitalism.

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