It's impossible to miss Aspiration's star-studded marketing blitz, in which a succession of A-listers promise you that you can save the planet by switching credit-cards ("Do good. Do well."). They're emblematic of the promise of green capitalism, the idea that climate emergency is about a slight misconfiguration of the profit motive and the finance sector.

If that's true, it's great news for our species, our civilization and our planet.

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"I’ll pay you cold hard cash to delete your npm module"

drewdevault.com/2021/11/16/Cas

A bit drastic, but hey, it's Drew 😄

Finally got my Mastodon service (and other services running on my server) back up again after being down for a month. It is time to have fun again.

I wonder if the great apes look at us like wolves look at lap dogs.

SCI-HUB NEEDS YOUR HELP!

Do you have a few dozen gigabytes of free diskspace and a machine that can seed it via #bittorrent?

You can help save an unbelievable trough of scientific knowledge from disappearing behind the elites' paywalls!

reddit.com/r/DataHoarder/comme

phillm.net/torrent-health-fron

Spread the word and seed till you bleed – for the betterment of humanity!

If the Democrats are unwilling to give Cuomo the boot, then they might as well just admit that their involvement in the movement was never about empowering women.

I'm gonna date myself by saying this, but in my day devices came with screws so you could open and repair them when necessary.

I was trying to meditate during my lunch break, but the play button on my meditation app wasn't working, which really stressed me out.

Purchased meth from my dealer today without wearing a mask. I love the feeling of normalcy returning.

I don't believe in global warming, evolution, or vaccines. The only thing I believe in is mood rings, and you can take mine from my cold dead finger.

When you're talking about Linux, it's okay to say that it's "open source".

It's okay to say that it's "free software".

It's okay to call it "GNU/Linux", "Linux", or to mess up its name.

It's okay to refer to it as "the one with the friendly penguin".

Part of RMS' legacy has been an incessant obsession with terminology and pedantry, overshadowing far more important shared objectives which are fundamentally emancipatory in nature.

Pedantry is not activism; it is alienating, not emancipatory.

In which The American Conservative argues that Kids These Days™ are too fat, ugly, poorly dressed, and gay to being having sex anymore.

theamericanconservative.com/dr

Finished "You Look Like A Thing and I Love You" by @janellecshane

It is a wonderful light-hearted read about the current state of AI, how it works and how it doesn't work. It is easily the funniest non-fiction book about AI on the market.

"“Five people requested a name change today and another six yesterday,” said Ou Minxin, an official at a local household registration office in Kaohsiung, Taiwan’s second-largest city. “We have seen changed names such as ‘Hotness Salmon,’ ‘Dip Wasabi and Eat Salmon,’ and ‘Can’t Help but Want to Eat Free Salmon.’ ”

Ou said most of them changed their names back after having a meal. “It has indeed added to our workload, but it is quite interesting,” he said."

washingtonpost.com/world/asia_

Accessing my own self hosted pod for a federated social network over Tor sounds like the correct amount paranoia for me.

#LibreLingo the FLOSS alternative to DuoLingo finally has an account on the fediverse!
Follow @librelingo and hopefully if they get some following here they might post updates about its progress.

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