Following in the footsteps of Microsoft and the RIAA, NFTs are fundamentally about creating the illusion of limited availability for digital goods that in reality are unlimited because they can be freely duplicated. Combined with the environmental impacts, you can see the perversion of reality that drives NFTs: they burn through finite natural resources as if they were infinite in order to create an artificial sense of scarcity for digital goods which can be easily produced in abundance.
> you can clone and pull from USB sticks and SD cards, which means this whole thing works just fine over sneakernet. You don't have to go "all in" [...] , you can mix and match it with networking [...] I think about sneakernet a lot these days, and I think anybody else who's interested in sustainable/perma-/salvage computing ought to as well
Low budget P2P content distribution with git
Does anyone have an escalator in their house? I've seen many elevators in the homes of rich people, but I can't recall ever seeing an escalator inside a private residence.
If #escalators are non-existent in private residences and elevators are common, why is that? Space? Power?
facebook, serious talk
At some point your Facebook account will go away.
Whether that's from running afoul of one of their algorithms or because you delete it, or because the company and its servers disappear: your Facebook account will disappear at some point.
It's up to you to determine how you handle that.
Do you be proactive and make contacts with people on other platforms, or do you treat those connections as ephemeral. I can't make that choice for you. Both are completely valid.
I keep having a thought about cyberdecks and worldbuilding. Often, they are portrayed as specialized and customized hardware for an individual person to accentuate their abilities.
Which sounds great, and even stylish in that pre-2010s kinda way.
Today when I look around, though, I have the opposite thought. What if it wasn't a quest for more power or features which led to the creation of decks, but rather the attempt to scrounge together *any* tech which is *not* infested with corporate spyware?
The latest #remarkable beta update seems to introduce a paid subscription scheme.
Without a paid subscription, older Files will stop syncing and be deleted. The basic subscription will not do that, but give you a "Limited set of Features". Only with the full subscription gives you all the features people are used to use on their devices, like screen sharing and so on.
I was hestitant to get another proprietary device, and know I know again why.
🔗 Accessible Palette: Stop using HSL for color systems - Wildbit https://wildbit.com/blog/2021/09/16/accessible-palette-stop-using-hsl-for-color-systems
You can add "cooperating with ICE" to your list of reasons for avoiding crypto. https://www.vice.com/en/article/akgmx4/coinbase-got-a-dollar136-million-contract-with-ice
"The lifespan of bitcoin mining devices remains limited to just 1.29 years. As a result, we estimate that the whole bitcoin network currently cycles through 30.7 metric kilotons of equipment per year." https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/sep/17/waste-from-one-bitcoin-transaction-like-binning-two-iphones
Static site generators like Hugo have whitespace trimming built into their templating language: https://gohugo.io/templates/introduction/#whitespace
hey #fediverse, I'm looking to create a collection of social sustainable VPS providers
- green energy
- worker owned
- organic growth
- NO hyperscale
please send me more!
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