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Is your school forcing you to use Zoom, Skype, or other proprietary videoconferencing software to learn or teach? That's a violation of your educational rights. Support #FreeSoftware

Life's for the living, not competing. Relax; take it easy; take a hit.

Listening to a younger friend talk about their child's grades starting to slip. Really couldn't bring myself to say, "So, they're starting to see through the bullshit!".

Can we just kill everybody and start over? Oh wait! That's what we're already trying to do!

Adaptive version of running on on the . This is still a work in progress, some issues still need to be solved before releasing this. But again; “hey it’s progress” :D.
Credits to @KekunPlazas fr his work on this.

**Cheers! Wine’s red grape pulp offers nutritional bounty**

"Pomace -- the mashed, leftover pulp from red grapes in the early process of making wine -- is considered byproduct rubbish. But maybe not for long. Researchers now demonstrate how viticultural trash could be a nutritive treasure."

#science #news #bot

Once again my #coop is hiring:

We do open data stuff for public good. This role in particular is focussed on beneficial ownership data analysis and standards development, but internally there's a lot of flexibility about what you work on and we have a variety of ongoing projects. It's particularly fun to do transparency and anti-corruption stuff though.

We have flat pay, are all remote, mostly UK-based, mostly part time, extremely flexi, and always looking for new ways to improve our wellbeing.

There's a birdsite thread with more info here: (which I might recreate on here later).

#coopjobs #cooplife

Tobacco advertising was legally banned in the EU for being a threat to our health.

It’s time to do the same with fossil fuel companies.

Join the movement to put an end to fossil fuel advertising and sponsorships 👉

#BanFossilAds #FossilFreeRevolution


**Researchers make hardened wooden knives that slice through steak**

"The sharpest knives available are made of either steel or ceramic, both of which are human-made materials that must be forged in furnaces under extreme temperatures. Now, researchers have developed a potentially more sustainable way to make sharp knives: using hardened wood. The method make…"

#science #news #bot

**Europeans in the Americas 1000 years ago**

"The Vikings were active in North America in the year 1021 AD. This now represents the earliest -- and only -- known year in which Europeans were present in the Americas prior to the arrival of Columbus in 1492 AD. It also represents a definitive point in time by which the Atlantic Ocean had been traversed and huma…"

#science #news #bot

**Hit the sleep ‘sweet spot’ to keep brain sharp**

"Older adults who sleep short or long experienced greater cognitive decline than those who sleep a moderate amount, even when the effects of early Alzheimer's disease were taken into account, according to a new study."

#science #news #bot

In case you missed it. Google Play may be about to do something unethical to Termux. Suggestion is to back up now, uninstall the Google Play version to stop them uploading a destructive stub, and reinstall from F-Droid.

**Urban wastes used as fertilizers contain higher PFAS than livestock manure**

"Because of their useful surfactant properties, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been massively produced for non-stick coatings, water-repellant fabrics and firefighting foams. However, scientists have detected these highly stable 'forever chemicals' throughout the e…"

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**How quickly does the climate recover?**

"It took the climate 20,000 to 50,000 years to stabilize after the rise in global temperatures of five to eight degrees Celsius 56 million years ago. Climate change today is causing temperatures to rise and is also increasing the likelihood of storms, heavy rain, and flooding -- the recent flood disaster in the Ahr va…"

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**More than 99.9% of studies agree: Humans caused climate change**

"More than 99.9% of peer-reviewed scientific papers agree that climate change is mainly caused by humans, according to a new survey of 88,125 climate-related studies."

#science #news #bot

Neither Front Porch Forum nor Pantip get the headlines of a Facebook—but not because they're unsuccessful forums. In this installment of our series on the Public Interest internet, we talk about why localized services matter.

The Marin County Sheriff uses automated license plate readers to track the movements of drivers, and shares its database with hundreds of out-of-state and federal agencies, including ICE.

Now, community activists are suing over this illegal data sharing.

Purism's App Developer, Dorota Czaplejewicz shows how she used PulseAudio to play sounds from the laptop on her 📢

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