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Monthly reminder: Twitter's new "private information" policies aren't good enough (plus they lie anyways). Switch to a privacy-protecting social media such as Mastodon or Pleroma.

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Residents of a small Welsh village may have to permanently evacuate and become the UK’s first climate refugees. They have already shored up the sea wall but still get floods.
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Cool—just opened a link in a new tab by dragging it from the search results of one window and dropping it on the tab bar of another

medium.com/@calyxinsta/you-are
A message about how advertisers track us on our phones, how CalyxOS doesn't allow their tracking, and a link for more information from the EFF

I watch the rain drizzle in anticipation for watered crops like a younger me watching snow flurries and hoping for accumulation.

I like seeing the morning dew evaporate as steam in the sunshine.

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Oooh, boy! I can't believe I forgot to post an update about this!

I finally got rid of all by deleting my account, the only remaining account across all of that abhorrent conglomerate!

I know it's hard, but you too can !

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The city of Philadelphia has agreed to pay $2.5 million to the family of Walter Wallace Jr. to settle a wrongful-death lawsuit filed after police killed Wallace in October of last year

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Google saves your purchasing history for years, pulling the information from email receipts received in Gmail. In this post, we'll quickly explain how you can delete this information and take back your privacy. 💪👇
tutanota.com/blog/posts/gmail-

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Three reasons why the #aviation industry's technological promises are #greenwashing and why we need to #ReduceAirTraffic now.

Learn more in our new factsheets: stay-grounded.org/greenwashing

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I had a look at the implications of the Facebook Metaverse on emissions from computing. It is scary.

For the ideal VR experience, you need a network bandwidth of 1.6Gbit/s. To watch an HD video at 4K currently, you need 25Mbits/s; 8K would be 100Mbits/s.

So VR requires 64x more bandwidth than 4K video!

Ignoring the infrastructure emissions, purely running this from a cloud data centre effectively means a 64x increase in energy consumption and therefore in carbon emissions.

When I researched my talk about Frugal Computing, I did not discuss VR, as none of the studies I referenced considered it. But with a giant like Facebook behind it, VR might become a very considerable part of our lives.

That would be a disaster: already, emissions from computing are dominated by video. VR will make this many, many times worse.

The only bright side is that with current technologies, there is not enough electricity in the world to power this ideal-experience VR revolution.

#frugalcomputing
#climatecrisis
#metaverse

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Mobilizon is a free open source Fediverse events platform, a privacy-friendly alternative to Facebook Events. You can follow their official account at:

➡️ @mobilizon

Its official websites are at:

joinmobilizon.org/en

and

mobilizon.org/en

You can follow Mobilizon accounts from Mastodon etc. because it uses the same ActivityPub federation standard as the rest of the Fediverse.

#Mobilizon #Fediverse #ActivityPub #Activism #SelfHosting #FOSS #Libre #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #Events

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