This week's Matrix Live is broadcasted from @firstname.lastname@example.org offices, with five cool demos. Want to see video rooms, anonymous screenshots, better read receipts, @email@example.com, and customisable layouts for Element mobile? There you go!
Call me crazy, but maybe free speech isn't about choosing the "right" billionaire or government to protect it.
Maybe if we want free speech, we should make it impossible for billionaires and governments to shut it down.
Won’t happen over night, of course. But we are moving in that direction. 41% of electricity in Germany now is renewables . Around 20% of the new buildings in my part of Munich now use geothermal solutions for heating (and cooling in the summer).
Okay, it's time to tell new users a secret about Mastodon.
Mastodon is (whispers) part of a much bigger network 😮
Mastodon servers use an open standard called ActivityPub to talk to each other. That's how you interact with people on other Mastodon servers.
But, dozens of other federated networks also use ActivityPub, so (this is the good bit!) you can follow people on these other networks from your Mastodon account!
Together, Mastodon and these other services form... The Fediverse
(whispers) Click on the link...
Could We Run Out Of Sand? We Might Be Headed For A Crisis, UN Report Warns
“Our #sand resources are not infinite, and we need to use them wisely,” said Pascal Peduzzi, Director of #GRID-Geneva at the #UN Environment Programme (#UNEP) and report programme coordinator. “To achieve sustainable development, we need to drastically change the way we produce, build and #consume products, #infrastructures and service.”
#Introduction Hi everyone, I'm Philip, 31, and I recently submitted my PhD thesis on moral epistemology and virtue ethics. Currently I'm looking for PostDoc opportunities.
On fediverse, remember that your admin has access to their instance database, and can read whatever you post, and whatever posts you can read, no matter what the access level is (and this includes DMs, of course). This is not significantly different to monolithic social media, except that the admin potentially has a smaller pool of people they can spy on, if they're so inclined. You should always share particularly sensitive information via end-to-end encrypted chat, no matter what platform you're using, fediverse or not.
2) https://communitywiki.org/trunk is a wonderful place to find people who are active. it is human moderated. if you decide to stick around and have the bandwidth to do so, consider joining a list to welcome others as well.
#introduction I'm Josh Habgood-Coote, I'm a philosopher employed at the University of Leeds.
I think about things roughly at the intersection of epistemology, phil lang, and phil mind. I've written about knowing-how, collective inquiry, and I'm getting into philosophy of technology.
I spend too much time running, and I try to do some writing which people who aren't philosophers might enjoy reading.
Polish university student Wojciech Kosior shares his story of how he managed to graduate without being forced to use Zoom, Skype, or other nonfree programs: https://u.fsf.org/3bv
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