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Brambles Housing Coop in #sheffield is looking for new members.. they say..

"We're looking for new members!

Please share far and wide with your contacts :)

All information about our Coop and the application process can be found
here:

tinyurl.com/brambleshousingcoo

Cheers!"

it's a beautiful innercity housing coop in the Burngreave area of #Sheffield. 2 large houses adjacent houses with large gardens

Please boost, and get in touch if it suits you!

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You don't have an inalienable right to grow every plant. The future of our planet is more important than your 'need' to grow a plant in peat-based compost.

Plants that need peat should stay in the peat-bogs/their habitats. There are millions of other plants you can grow, and there are great peat-free composts available.

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Anybody know of any UK based grassroots orgs or individuals in need of donations at the moment?

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go read some theory for Marx's birthday. I reccomend this to EVERYBODY who wants to get a foot in the pool of theory but thinks it's too much work

Wage, labour, and Capital. it is literally like 20 pages long, and uses basic explainations to get across concepts like 'wage labour' 'surpluss value' and how the bourgeoisie exploit workers in clear terms and metaphors than technical detail

marxists.org/archive/marx/work

there is no better a place to get into reading Marx

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🇬🇧This goes to all surveillance fundamentalists: The child porn ring "Boystown" has been busted following targeted investigations, without indiscriminate scanning of private messages (#chatcontrol) and IP #dataretention! That's the way! europol.europa.eu/newsroom/new

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Tyger tyger burning bright
In the forests of the night

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developers: man it really seems like software has been going downhill for the last 15 years

me: CAPITALISM INCENTIVIZES SHORT TERM SUCCESS OVER LONG TERM STABILITY

developers: it just feels like there is no end to the bullshit

me: CAPITALIST INVESTMENT INCENTIVIZES GRIFTING OVER ACTUAL RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

developers: why is everything so buggy and resource intensive

me: CAPITALISM INCENTIVIZES MARKETING-FRIENDLY FEATURE CHURN OVER USABILITY

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A handful of billionaires control most of the UK’s national newspapers.

New Internationalist is owned by over 3,600 readers from all around the world. You can join the world’s largest media #coop & help New Internationalist through current economic troubles.

crowdfunder.co.uk/new-internat

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“Cryptocurrency is literally like an eight-year-old’s concept of an evil businessman. He just plugs his pollution machine in and gets money for it. It doesn’t make anything, it just. Pollutes. And makes money. Like a fucking Captain Planet villain”

twitter.com/WKDart/status/1386

Blue blue electric blue, that's the colour of my new guitar

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Ended up roasting it, then doing a pumpkin, sweet potato and cashew curry, with beans and basil from the garden. Served with coconut rice.

Bloody delicious and also vegan, it's one of the recipes I know I can serve up to pretty much anyone.

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"Installation: we recommend that you use Docker."

what I'm supposed to see: "hey, it's a simple one-liner! Such clean install, much wow."

what I actually see: "we couldn't figure out how to install this thing on anything but our own machine, but hey, here is a well-compressed image of our entire disk, use this instead so that we can stop trying"

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as we talk about the morality of vaccine patents

i think it is a nice time to also remember historical precident

jonas salk did not patent the polio vaccine. he went out of his way to make sure it was not patented.

he never got rich. he actively made sure he didn't get rich off of it.

but that history is full of stories about how for the rest of his life, jonas salk did not have to ever pay for a beer in any bar in this country. he would get on airplanes and once somebody recognized his name, the entire damn plane would stand up and clap for him. he constantly had hotel rooms comped, meals for free at restaurants, thus and so.

because he was surrounded by people who knew he had saved their children from having to ever consider the fear of an iron lung, and were overwhelmingly grateful for it.

he was always modest and demure when recognized thusly. but i think that when people start saying "well why else would someone make a vaccine, if not to get paid for it and hold the patent", i think it is good to remember these stories. the world did not punish jonas salk for not patenting the polio vaccine. the world loved him for it. maybe not in the structures that billionaires are most used to. but they did love him for it, in small ways, in humble ways, on the individual level.

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Hello! I'm new to kith.kitchen since wanted to have a dedicated space where I can post about my kitchen shenanigans.

I love to cook with slow cookers (I have 2 from Hamilton Beach), my Instant Pot, and most recently my Presto pressure canner. Sometimes I even use our stove oven. 😉

I'll post about my cooking adventures whenever possible. 😁

Thanks for having me on here!

I've created a custom element for a basic wysiwyg form control using the ElementInternals api.

I would appreciate hearing what people think!

Readme: gitlab.com/paulkiddle/html-are
Demo: paulkiddle.gitlab.io/html-area

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The shutdown of one chinese coal mine stopped around a third of all #bitcoin mining.

Can we now find the other two coal mines, plz?

fortune.com/2021/04/20/bitcoin

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"I’m begging everyone who thinks a software license can delineate when something is or isn’t being used for a bad purpose to read a single book on ethics."

ideolalia.com/essays/trapped-i

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RT @TattooedMuppet
Me: painstakingly selects names for every town, mountain, river, etc in my books using lots of research into meanings and associations

The real world:

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New #blogpost: “Misinformation about Permissions Policy and FLoC”.

Lots of people have been spreading the often-unnecessary advice to add a Permissions-Policy response header to their sites, and some have been going so far as to ask FLOSS maintainers to patch their software to make this the default.

If you read the actual proposals and W3C specs, you’ll find a different story.

Everybody: please calm down, take a deep breath, and read before you make such prescriptive advice.

FLoC is terrible, but telling everyone to add a magic “opt-out header” in every situation conveys a misunderstanding of everything you need to know about the opt-in/out process.

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police violence in the abstract, re: don't post videos of police violence 

I'm going to post my concurrence to the "we don't need to have videos of the violence in our timelines.

As someone who is unlikely to be subject to police violence, I'm going to say that, if I know that some bit of police violence has occurred, I don't need to see the video. I don't need the images of what happened taking up space in my head. If I know that a thing happened, I can pretty well assume what the process looked like.

We don't need those images taking up space in our timelines or in our head. I already know that the police are terrible. A lot of people already know that.

What we need isn't images to drain our emotional energy and enrage us.

We need people to be taking that energy and putting it into mutual aid and support. We don't need to fall into the trap of letting ourselves be consumed by one atrocity after another.

We need to build each other up, making us stronger, through our support, through the love that we show to each other, to our vulnerable allies, friends, and associates.

I don't want to have to numb myself to the atrocities. I want to feel free to express feelings of support to all of the people who need it, to show them that they're not alone.

Images of atrocities don't build us up. Reaching out and helping who we can, where we can. That builds us up. Don't forget that.

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