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Between the upper boundary set by the carrying capacity of the planet, and a lower boundary set by decent levels of wellbeing for all lies a band of sustainable energy use, situated somewhere between energy poverty and energy decadence. [...] However, there is no guarantee that the maximum levels are in fact higher than the minimum levels.

solar.lowtechmagazine.com/2018

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RT @lynneedenise@twitter.com

Just learned that John Coltrane rented a harp to work out a composition he was working on. Alice experimented with it for the first time. He heard the sounds she produced and purchased a harp for her that same day. By the time it arrived he passed having never her heard play it.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/lynneedenise/statu

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Heat-retention cooking notes on the 100R gemini nest.

gemini://gemini.circumlunar.space/users/hundredrabbits/heatretentioncooking.gmi

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Remembering The Humane Interface by Jef Raskin… I really loved the idea of the leap keys! And powering on a computer and just start typing. And using the text in your text editor as the commands, allowing you to compose the UI you need. And counting clicks and mouse or finger distance travelled to measure how long something takes. To just start measuring it!
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Huma
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jef_Rask
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_Ca

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RT @triofrancos@twitter.com

What should I read on the concept of "circular economy"? It's a potentially useful framework to reduce material throughput, energy consumption; reuse byproducts as feedstock. OTOH, it's often pure corporate PR, eg "we have found a new market for our toxic waste." Suggestions?

🐦🔗: twitter.com/triofrancos/status

This is really cool, I dig how playing with cursor movements like that actually elicits a sort of a physical reaction

javier.xyz/control-user-cursor

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This is the single greatest triumph of technology over itself, boost if you agree.

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extremely disliking the fact that people selling extremely woo bullshit for hundreds or thousands of dollars are making it hard for me to search for glass or crystal orbs for me to buy just to make my place look rad, instead of chasing away negative 5G demons and balancing my vitals or whatever else these motherfuckers are trying to sell

halfway through making this post, it turned from "I'll dunk on this expensive piece of 'energy' nonsense" to an absolute existential crisis about how I will never write a joke as funny as the world itself. I urge you to read the image descriptions fully for this reason. I am fucking done. defeated. obliterated.

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Looking at the kinds of electronics for sale in Tokyo, 1993

It's remarkable how many of these have been squeezed into smartphones today. I'd argue, in some, cases inappropriately since the standalone device experience on some of these were really hard to replace

youtu.be/FNoVD-ljVBM

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Looking for links for peertube instnces that are not full of spam and cover spiky/fluffy progressive activism need content for our #peertube that is back online and upgraded visionon.tv

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Sources: Facebook plans measures for possible post-election unrest, like slowing the spread of viral content, that it previously used in countries like Myanmar (Wall Street Journal) - Wall Street Journal:Sources: Facebook plans measures for possible post-election unrest, like slo... - techmeme.com/201025/p8#a201025

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@cypnk
Well, I like MeWe's approach: there are four emoji slots, first come first serve for selecting what goes into them. Afterwards, you can just increase the counter of the selected ones.

It works pretty well for expressing a range of things, without cluttering the UI overly.

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TIL There was fast food in medieval Europe

"The one commercial product that was cheap, readily available, and not immediately perishable, was bread, which formed the mainstay of their diet. Flour also formed the basis of a wide variety of prepared foods, most of which were sold hot, which means that they were meant for immediate consumption."

engr.psu.edu/mtah/articles/fas

Checking out Mastodon after a while and it's honestly kind of staggering how much more pleasant and user-friendly its UX is compared to the ...

I suppose that's what happens when you build software to serve your users, instead of wrestling control from them? 🤔

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