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@nitox I've been an environmentalist longer than I've been a Bitcoiner and I firmly believe can be part of the solution of . One of the big driving forces for our environmental issues are the consumption economy, an economy of evergrowing corporations and unlimited borrowing, and a political environment of big monopolies protected by politics through lobbying.
Bitcoin solves the former and while doing that, it reduces the power of government, taking a shot at the latter.


"Does actually believe buying foreign company bonds with US taxpayer dollars helps America? All it does is move the markets higher and distracts us from what's actually happening to Main St jobs. This is what a kleptocracy looks like."

Please, Americans, if you do nothing else today, then please take action against EARN-IT.

We discussed it on the show, but it would destroy online privacy, crypto, etc. This is no joke. Please, take action TODAY as it goes up for a vote July 2nd.

If you love Free Software or Privacy, this bill has to die!


A guy on reddit reversed engineered

Here’s what he found on the data it collects on you

It’s far worse than just stealing what’s on your clipboard:


In 1995, the TCP/IP standard was >20 years old, yet was still not a standard in Windows 95, the most popular OS in the world, even AFTER Netscape had exploded. Here are the instructions for installing the network driver.

LN/BTC is still so incredibly early


Sad yet understandable to see Palestinians lack hope for fair & nonviolent coexistence. 😕


The California legislature has now voted to strike these words from our state

“The state shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin.”

I’m speechless.

To all #FOSS devs, I'm an experienced #writer and #proofreader, so please get in touch if you need my (free) services (e.g. for #documentation). I'll happily give as much time as I can spare.

#proofreading #editing #writing #development #opensource #git #gitea #github #gitlab #codeberg #sourcehut

Apparently you have to be logged into a GH account to read a Gist now? Another sign of the MS rot setting in.

#Gist #GitHub

Global #investors demand to meet #Brazil diplomats over #deforestation

A group of 29 global investment firms that manage $3.7 trillion are demanding meetings with Brazilian diplomats around the world to call on right-wing President Jair #Bolsonaro's government to stop soaring deforestation in the #Amazon rainforest.

#Hungary's leading #website says its independence is at risk

The editor-in-chief of Hungary's news website said on Sunday the outlet that has been a leading critic of Prime Minister Viktor #Orban's government was at risk of losing its #independence because of what it called "external influence".

This is what an elephant herd is supposed to look like. Tsavo, Kenya in the 1950s.

Even if most seem to not think and care about the Assange case, the one thing we should regularly remind us and think about is:
True democracy cannot coexist with secrecy.
Take away the public’s right to know and you have deprived them of the tool to control their government...

In this weekend's talk I got the offhand joke response "thanks for letting us know how to wash dirty money".
I've gotten this joke many times, even from serious Bitcoin developer types, on rare occasion.
I should be a little bit more serious in responding to in future, because it's really kind of an insult to me personally and a reflection of a deep and profound misunderstanding.
A person's life can be threatened by a failure of privacy. Not only political activists (1/2)

Hey fediverse!

I'm looking for some motivated computer programmers to learn and collaborate with.

I am the sole developer at my job, and the (mostly) sole developer for all of my side projects; and to be frank, I've been lonely.

My goals are to further study mathematics and computer programming fundamentals in order to become a true professional and not just some "guy who makes webapps". I want to contribute meaningfully to my field and the world.

Feel free to boost, dm, and share links.

A friendly reminder that the @peertube campaign is still running until complete.

If you want:
- better overall UX and global search
- better moderation tools
- plug-ins, playlists
- live streaming

please consider donating to the campaign. Each contribution matters, even the smallest ones.

Thanks for helping making the internet a better place!

Now I know where the Polish executive get their ideas about judicial independence from.


#Manhattan prosecutor steps down, ending stand-off with Attorney General Barr

A stand-off over the #independence of one of the country's most important prosecutor's offices ended on Saturday when Geoffrey Berman agreed to step down as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, the office that had been investigating President Donald Trump's personal lawyer.


Kijk, de Neanderthalers gingen met meer respect met hun stervenden en doden om. De Neanderthalers. Ik snap dat er op het hoogtepunt van de crisis geen mogelijkheid was tot normale rouw, maar dat onze maatschappij nu direct in 6e vitesse wil doorvlammen, lijkt mij... niet gezond.

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