Tomorrow there will be a pro-nuclear-energy rally in Augsburg, followed by one at the power plant at Gundremmingen.
I made flyers.
Just open-sourced the code, schematic, PCB layout and Bill of Materials for the air quality monitor I'm working on.
This is one of the articles that introduced the concept of a Carbon Footprint.
It is neither correct nor helpful to claim that this concept was invented by the oil industry and therefore rubbish. CF metrics are very useful at macro level. I know the oil industry used the concept to try and devolve responsibility. But that does not make CF a bad metric.
"Urban ecological footprints: Why cities cannot be sustainable—And why they are a key to sustainability" by WilliamRees, MathisWackernagel
Environmental Impact Assessment Review
Volume 16, Issues 4–6, July–November 1996, Pages 223-248
Hydrogen, which has been touted as a low-emission alternative for aviation, could end up polluting more than coal, a study finds.
carbon pol, countering a meme that's meant to disclaim individual responsibility
This is apparently a TI-77 Plus graphing and scientific calculator. So far, I've been unable to find any documentation or even marketing material on it. There's a similar calculator with an LCD that I was able to find, but nothing in this form factor with a CRT
If it went into production, this is probably the one of the thinnest, if not *the* thinnest, CRT in a non-lab setting
Absolutely gorgeous illustrations of metropolis Tokyo. There's nothing better than the combination of rain + neon colors.
Thread on MAIDs (mobile advertising ID) and the industry that wants to unmask and track you. 🤔 You are the centre of the #virtualpanopticon with the potential of several companies and governments looking at you. Information is leverage and power over you.
New: for years tech firms told us data they collect on us is anonymous. So we posed as a customer to companies that shatter that idea. They link anonymous phone IDs …
** The problem:
* By 2040 emissions from computing alone will be close to half the emissions level acceptable to keep global warming below 2°C. This growth in computing emissions is unsustainable: it would make it virtually impossible to meet the emissions warming limit.
* The emissions from production of computing devices far exceed the emissions from operating them, so even if devices are more energy efficient producing more of them will make the emissions problem worse. Therefore we must extend the useful life of our computing devices.
** The solution:
As a society we need to start treating computational resources as finite and precious, to be utilised only when necessary, and as effectively as possible. We need frugal computing: achieving the same results for less energy.
** The vision: please read the article, I'm out of characters.
@michiel What I find bad is that Elon (in that now fortunately deleted tweet) makes fun of one very good small win on both personal and system level (EU ban is great), which his supporters will then use to remain passive, and just wait for Elon to solve the problems.
Also bad is the implicit system change vs individual change false dichotomy: to enact change at a level we need we always need both and they're interconnected.
I feel like there's an ideological cold war out there in tech (and possibly in tech education) between
1. "computers MUST be fully user-programmable or a massive social disaster will occur on the order of Fascism and Communism, but now with pervasive surveillance"
2. "computers are far too dangerous to allow users to control, so they MUST be centrally managed and filtered by a genius tech elite".
I stand firmly in camp 1.
Whenever I see people espousing Camp 2 ideas, I shiver and run.
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