interesting concept: #DataColonialism - raw information mined in numerous countries, processed mainly in the imperial hub, and then used to exercise control throughout the world
"Why We’re Relicensing CockroachDB" https://www.cockroachlabs.com/blog/oss-relicensing-cockroachdb/
Interesting to see this explosion of new open-ish licenses.
Whenever I talk with people into chemtrails, flat earth, or other conspiracies, I'm struck by how appealing a worldview with a "them" must be. If only we could stop "them!" As dark as those worldviews are, it is perhaps darker if there is no "them." That this world is just... us.
Greens in Germany see a big surge in EU election. Greens easily taking 2nd place w/22%, double their result 5yrs ago. Have won voters mainly from the 2 major popular parties.
Army recruitment tweet backfires as people respond on how army service has impacted their lives
The new subway cars in Stockholm hide a wonderful easter egg 👻🖤
1/ The data that Chinese smart retail systems can capture from a single store is mind blowing.
Face recognition identifies new & return customers, estimates their age, gender and mood. Time spent in store and items looked at creating live store foot traffic heat maps.
Excellent article (in German) about the democratic deficit of the EU and how this provides fuel for the far right.
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we pay 18 eur / month just for trash but it's so worth it.
We are trying to kick start a regular XMPP Meetup in Dresden. Currently we are aiming at first $weekday of each month with the exact value of $weekday yet to be determined.
Join us at http://email@example.com if you want to come to the meeting and/or participate in finding a date.
Fascinating debate between an Austrian-school economist and Warren Mosler who's the father of MMT.
I've linked to the point where Mosler describes what gives fiat currency value. Instead of being asset backed, it's essentially backed by threat/violence.
How often have you heard the argument that driving a car kills birds used against driving cars?
Then you should hear the argument of bird deaths used against wind turbines about 700 times less.
"Deep-shipwreck #diving is among the world's most dangerous sports. Few other endeavors exist in which nature, biology, equipment, instinct, and object conspire [...] to so completely attack a man's mind and disassemble his spirit. Many dead divers have been found inside shipwrecks with more than enough air remaining to have made it to the surface. It is not that they chose to die, but rather that they could no longer figure out how to live." - Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson
Software development and electronic music.
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