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Hey I just noticed that The Dispossessed is now on libcom, or has been reposted on libcom.
http://libcom.org/library/dispossessed-ursula-le-guin
So now it's definitely there.
It was on The Anarchist Library. I guess that's why it was posted on libcom. Her short story about Odo "The Day Before the Revolution" is still on there. If you loved The Dispossessed and haven't read it yet, I recommend it.
http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/ursula-k-le-guin-the-day-before-the-revolution
Even if you haven't read The Dispossessed yet, I recommend you read it (that and The Dispossessed).
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Botanists in Kew Gardens (UK) bought a £1.29 bag of supermarket porcini mushrooms sourced from China and found three species of mushroom previously unknown to science.
kew.org/science/news/new-mushr

Original tweet : twitter.com/tilbots/status/130

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🐦 Vlyssis Aldrovandi philosophi ac medici Bononiensis historiam naturalem in gymnasio Bononiensi profitentis, Ornithologiae, hoc est, De avibus historiae libri XII
Bononiae: Apud Franciscum de Franciscis Senensem, MDXCIX-MDCXXXVII [1599-1637]
biodiversitylibrary.org/page/5

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"This site looks better in the app!"

"We're painfully aware of how much our mobile site sucks!"

"Even though our whole business revolves around a website, turns out we're really, really bad at making websites!"

"Nobody who works here has a nephew who knows how to chuck some HTML together without creating an abomination!"

"To be honest this whole website thing is so confusing we've basically given up at this point!"

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Been doing some nonviolent eviction resistance training with our local Acorn group. Feels good to be learning something practical and to be involved in community organising. The revolution starts at home.

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There may be yet another 6,000 books still surviving in the other city of Walata. There are 11,000 books in private collections currently in Niger. Finally, in Timbuktu, Mali, there are about 700,000 surviving books from ancient African civilization.

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pretty epic how we make EU migrants pay a large lump sum to use the NHS every year. and by epic I mean really fucked up and anti immigrant because they sure as fuck aren't some huge resource drain and they still fucking pay taxes too

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Some notes on running the 2020 Linux Plumbers Conference online using free-software.

"All told, the experience of running LPC as a virtual event was exhausting, but also rewarding. Despite our worries, we were able to pull off a successful event using 100% free software."

lwn.net/Articles/830436/

#FreeSoftware #Conferences #Linux #LinuxPlumbersConference

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A useful resource for UK (and I'm guessing Northern EU people) helping you to identify different wild species of mushroom, tree, wasp, moth, sea shell and various types of flowers.
discoverthewild.co.uk/resource

Looking pretty crowded here. There's not...... MushRoom left.

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> Carrying out a payment with Visa requires about 0.002 kilowatt-hours; the same payment with bitcoin uses up 906 kilowatt-hours, more than half a million times as much, and enough to power a two-person household for about three months.

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Robin is upset this morning because I'm sitting on my own doorstep, too close to the bird feeder

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Reminder for people in the UK to support DOPE magazine, who print an anarchist newspaper that they freely distribute for homeless people to sell. A bit like a radical version of the Big Issue.
patreon.com/dopemag

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So I watched "The Social Dilemma" on Netflix last night. Yes a lot of the info about behavior manipulation by corporations like FB and Google is terrifying, especially how it affects children, so do watch it. But the solutions at the end are market based and pro capitalism (zaprize!!) 3 years ago when I was at @subMedia we made a doc about #SurveillanceCapitalism with, as you can imagine, much more radical prescriptions. You can watch it for free here

sub.media/video/trouble-5-you-

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🔎 The Naturalist's Pocket Magazine or compleat cabinet of the curiosities and beauties of nature.
London.
biodiversitylibrary.org/page/4

What do you like to listen to when you're cooking? Do you put an album or playlist on, listen to the radio, or nothing at all?

Our local branch of Acorn has moved from Wh*tsApp to Slack, which I'm grateful for. Slack is not prefect but it's better than organising under the gaze of F*cebook

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There's a special place in hell for those cooking recipe websites that are so many levels of horrible experience on mobile, slow load time, cookies banner with 14920 options, sticky useless stuff, useless blabla about why they wrote the recipe. I just want the ingredients list 😡

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