Anarchist Library: **Ursula K. Le Guin - The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction**
"Author: Ursula K. Le GuinTitle: The Carrier Bag Theory of FictionDate: 1986 In the temperate and tropical regions where it appears that hominids evolved into human beings, the principal food of the species was vegetable. Sixty-five to eighty perc…"
Anarchist News: **Aragorn!**
"At 10:26pm on Thursday February 13 Aragorn! walked on. After a debilitating stroke he baffled his doctors by dying and self resuscitating twice, then finally passed peacefully in his sleep. A memorial will be held at a date to be determined. Watch here for more information. If you have photos we would like them. You can send them to info@littleblackcart.…"
The idea of a "radical software license" is self-contradictory. Adding clauses to a standard license to make sure only people you like use it is implicitly threatening to use the legal system, and all that comes with that, against people you don't like. Radicals use FOSS licenses to defend themselves from the enforcement of intellectual property, not to gleefully reinforce those norms.
It's also just a dumb idea.
Me: Oh cool, there's some elevation data available on this creek. I bet OSM has a simple way to represent that!
OSM elevation docs: If you use the WGS84 ellipsoid instead of the EGM96 geoid then you are worthless to me.
ME: What? Oh okay, there's a "basics" section...
OSM elevation docs: Vertical datums other than the EGM96 geoid can use ele:xyz=* key value pairs.
It is weirdly difficult to predict what is simple and what is difficult to add to #OpenStreetMap
Based on my knowledge from technologists and hip hop lyrics, the future appears to be:
2038 - technological society collapses from IoT and ICS systems overflowing 32-bit Unix time
2045 - The Singularity; all of humanity merges with machines
3005 - Childish Gambino nullifies all agreements for being by your side, knowing full well what is to come
3030 - Deltron-0 begins his rebellion against the galactic empire
Like, I could just add "to Europeans", but then I wonder, why does that warrant special mention vs. any other group of people? But if I just delete any reference to it at all, that could be erasing the colonial history of that plant. Obviously just leaving it as-is is wrong, so... any opinions are welcome.
Reading though the descriptions of local plants on wikipedia, it's really unfortunate how pervasive colonial language is. E.g., pick though a few pages of this search:
That's just a simple example, with over a thousand results, a non-trivial portion of which are "oof"-worthy.
I'd like to do something about this, but at the same time, I don't have any claims to indigeneity, and don't want to presume what the correct thing to do is...
Not to say I entirely blame them, it's not like I'd ever seriously listen to, e.g., Nazi ideas. But I feel like a lot of people who say they hate nihilism and anti-civ thought would, if they weren't told what they were in advance, be totally fine with stuff like "Locating an Indigenous Anarchism" and "Desert"
Anarchist Library: **The Unique and Its Property**
"Author: Max StirnerTitle: The Unique and Its PropertyDate: 1845Notes: Translated by Apio Ludd aka Wolfi Landstreicher, 2017. This transcription is based on a heavily modified OCR of a PDF file. It will likely still have some transcription errors. The transcription attempts to closel…"
Grad student doing privacy tech things. Sometimes I make maps of watersheds. Right-handed wizard of the left-hand path.
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