@cjd late reply, but the early Soviet Union had exactly that: cooperative farms named Kolchoz that weren't meaningfully different from cooperatives in the western world today. They decided for themselves what crops to grow, what materials to buy, etc. Micro-factories were very far removed from the reality of early 20th century Russia, of course.

Of course, the Soviet Union went through various philosophies about how a planned economy should work, and eventually they were shut down ...

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Les kits DIY de télés CRT sont arrivés !
Dont un pour dame @DarkerEighties :)

Ils ont étés un peu secoués pendant le transport avec un peu de classe mais rien de méchant
Ça se répare avec un peu de colle :)

@kravietz @laufi Greens aren't particularly influential. Not when they're protesting against agriculture, or new roads, or industry. But they were immensely successful against nuclear! Why? because they picked an issue that resonated with the general population, that was ignored by 'traditional' (left and right) politicians. People are viscerally terrified by invisible rays of malice (just as they're terrified by disease). You can't win this battle on rational grounds.

@kravietz @laufi Which country in Europe is run by the "Greens", really? Of course Greens aren't in favour of nuclear energy. But it's not their traditional position to be. The reason nuclear energy plants get shut down is that their traditional defenders - the conservative right - have lost faith as well. Nuclear power is *expensive*, at least when constructed using western wages and safety standards.

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Филип Джонс Гриффитс. Северная Ирландия, 1973 г.

Philip Jones Griffiths. Northern Ireland, 1973 Пластиковый щит, за которым скрывается человек в каске покрыт царапинами, потертостями, следами ударов. Мутная покореженная поверхность растворяет индивидуальные черты, превращая их в обобщенный образ солдата. Никаких деталей, никаких подробностей, никакой личности. Это анонимность противника – топливо для ненависти в любых уличных протестах. Камера фотографа находится на той же стороне что и сила, от которой защищаются щитами. Если бы жесткие, острые, ненавистные, агрессивные и отчаянные взгляды оставляли физический след в пространстве, то это были бы новые царапины на щите, новые следы ударов. И чем больше таких ударов, тем менее видимым становится человек. Наверное, это одна из самых точных и самых выразительных фотографий о насилии.



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We’re out there 10 minutes - just enough time to get enough dirt off the cars to have to finish the entire job otherwise they will look ridiculous- and the boys complain they’re cold.

Mum brings them in for warm drinks and so I’m stuck outside cleaning them (and freezing) on my own.

I hate my life.

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@JohanEmpa @neauoire We have about 4 years of fossil fuel left at the current rate if we want to restrict global warming to 1,5 degrees. After that it needs to be zero. No fossil fuels used anywhere. Not for cars. Not for heating homes, even in the deepest winter.

@JohanEmpa @neauoire In most locations that aren't near the equator, the majority of domestic energy usage is either heating or cooling, with devices/appliances being a small fraction of that. We've not accomplished that much in reducing heating/cooling usage.

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So... the EU considers DNS critical infrastructure. So far so good.
"As a consequence of this directive’s quite broad definition of DNS, every organisation or individual running their own DNS will have to comply by registering their DNS service with ENISA, the EU agency for Cyber Security."



@cjd @Hyolobrika or is the adoption more like that of facebook: network effects firmly entrenching the position of established players?

@cjd @Hyolobrika if it removes power from the Monopoly Men, then where does this power go?

If it's shifted towards a Benevolent Programmer encoding his views on society and economics into a system, I like that even less.

@cjd even the most opportunistic BLM activist can tell you what the problem was, and what the protests are about.

Talk to the average cryptocurrency promoter, and you'll find that they don't want to get rid of a system that unfairly rewards speculators - they just want to be the beneficiaries of it.

@kravietz Interesting. I checked my own country (and those neighbouring the UK). Support for military regimes is more like 4-5%. So 20% is not some sort of background noise you can expect in any country's population.

@JordiGH @saadazim I loved that movie. Maybe because the hero is a Software Architect. Maybe because the 60-something playing the lead role sliiightly stretches believability. But it's great fun.

@grauzone I'd argue there's a small time zone problem introduced by letting people from Vietnam coordinate with mechanics from the Netherlands - but that (nor the linked article) isn't a slight against people in Vietnam.

The article discusses how much you can outsource before you stop being able to innovate, change and adapt in your business sector. And a lot of big European companies are essentially shells of their former selves.

“…That means there are [mechanics in vans] driving around in the Netherlands, working for Dutch telecommunications companies, And if they want to know what they have to do, they have to set up a call to [customer care in] Vietnam, and someone in Vietnam will tell them what they have to do ... ”


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i heard of a fediverse goodreads thing recently, what was that called, please?

@onepict This is something that bothers me about the notion of ‘deplatforming’. Will it isolate nazis, or will it make them more tech-savvy and effective? My guess it's the latter.

I'm completely in favour of letting people know they're not welcome in civil society. I think it's a mistake to believe this gets rid of them altogether.

@paoloredaelli @dredmorbius on average, transport distances will be shorter with renewables, so average grid losses will get smaller. For cases where energy needs to be transported long distance (or stored over time), yes, H₂/NH₃/CH₄ cells may be required.

There's no "ideally" here.

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