This weekend my daughter went to continue reading an ebook she has available to her from her public elementary school on the Epic Reading Platform https://www.getepic.com/sign-in
She got an error message saying that the book was only available on school days and to read on the weekend she would need to subscribe for $9.99/month.
Geothermal heating co-op shares warmth among Montreal neighbours
An absolutely amazing article about how GPS works. It's a great achievement to visually explain things so well on the web. (most likely needs a modern browser) https://ciechanow.ski/gps/
Aaron Espe - Back to the Beginning
Imagine if the government made it a crime to write a letter the police couldn't understand, or to draw your curtains, just in case a constable wanted to look in. An electronic message protected from prying eyes by end-to-end encryption is no different, what the home secretary wants is unprecedented and it is thoroughly authoritarian.
Okay there's something really cool I've just learned. If you are continuously recording air pressure e.g. as part of your home automation setup or a weather station then you should really check the data of the last 24h.
You should be able to spot the pressure wave from the volcanic explosion in Tonga earlier today.
It reached my setup in Kaiserslautern at about 20:30.
Just found out about beestat.io for #ecobee thermostats. FOSS (GPLv3) and seems to give more useful stats than ecobee's official (unfortunate) interfaces.
myth: capital will respond to demand by making more things that people want
reality: marketing under capitalism has taken the most advanced technology the earth has ever seen and dedicated all of it to specifically finding things that hurt, upset and enrage human beings and amplifying them in a darwinian evolutionary process in order to maximize our own boundless unending torment
To bump this thread: The Swiss state has been taxing the carbon in fossil fuels since 2008 ⛽
The tax started very low, and increases every year. It is currently 120 CHF (~130 USD) per tonne CO2 💰
2/3 goes to each citizen, evenly divided, as a reduction of their health insurance! 🏥 1/3 of the tax goes into green spending.
Every country can do this, without losing economic 'competitiveness' if a tariff is applied 🗺️
Please make sure to read this carefully before ordering a #PinePhonePro:
The #PinePhone Pro is still very much in development, and thus just won't be your daily driver smartphone upon receiving the device.
Read https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/PINE64_PinePhone_Pro_(pine64-pinephonepro) to get an idea.
I don't want to hamper your excitement, but I also don't want to see you start a rant YouTube channel because you're upset due to not reading this properly. The PPP is really cool, but it's not your new "privacy smartphone" at this point.