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Roundup, a common plant killer, has also been at the centre of dozens of health related lawsuits. Bayer (and Monsanto previously) have had to pay billions in fines: https://www.npr.org/2020/06/24/882949098/bayer-to-pay-more-than-10-billion-to-resolve-roundup-cancer-lawsuits


Ethiopian highlands (the source of Abaye/Blue Nile) are panoramic. I didn’t know it is one of the highest zones in Africa.



Interesting stuff, which is why there is a new community on central bank digital currencies on baraza: https://baraza.africa/post/9173



Under assumptions, what is the motivation to participate in social activity? Is motivation assumed to be an ontological primitive?

This is an interesting post.


current knowledge about SARS-CoV-2 transmission and reformatted to be more concise. that airborne virus can be inhaled even when one is more than six feet away from an infected individual. …


The genesis and evolution of the war in Tigray have been anything but law enforcement operations. The full force of Ethiopia’s army, with all its ground and Air Force assets, was involved alongside militia forces of neighbouring regional states, not to mention the introduction of drone warfare sup…


Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced this on Friday, saying at least 200,000 doses remained unused across the country. …


Comment sections are the best/worst parts of the Internet :)



Just awesome.


They are well paid pirates. 🏴‍☠️


Is this Transno structure the ‘relational notes’ approach, like a wiki or Zettelkestein something something?




When Jack posted that idea, I remember seeing Christopher Lemmer Webber & Evan Prodromou mention ActivityPub to Jack right there. Oh how this world works :(


I agree. It is hard to see how a centralized powerful entity would cede that power to a decentralized system if their aim is not to turn decentralized communities into name-only but centralized in practice.


Obligatory XKCD

I like the publicity this gives to fediverse. I do not think ignoring existing protocols right from the start inspires hope in as much as Twitter and Harvard do not explicitly mention existing options. I hope I am wrong in the long run.


Twitter (at least their CEO) claimed they were interested in a decentralized form to allow more communities. ActivityPub, Matrix, Status etc were mentioned. But it seems these harvard people would like to build a new one instead of joining and improving the existing.


A meta-proposal for Twitter's bluesky project

Over the course of the last month, members of the Berkman Klein community, representing academics, activists, lawyers and technologists, came together to discuss the Twitter BlueSky project. The discussions culminated in this “meta-proposal” for the BlueSky team and community, which presents sugge…



I do not know exactly what effect you are after, since all I did was paste the url link, but the editing options on web version are easy to use.



Reminds you of Pompeii :)



Wikipedia maintains a list of hotlines: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines Please reach out to someone, and as @ihaphleas@lemmy.ml offered, we can try get you the country specific helpline resources you may need.


You may want to watch The Elephant Queen. I found the mother-calf connection quite something. || it is behind Apple walls ||.


Exactly. And this shows the difference between biological and social evolution mechanisms. Biological is physical (material reality of plants being genetically similar). Social evolution mechanism involves ideas + material base (bodies). It may help us understand why increasing number of people using the Internet may in practice reduce social diversity IF the ideas are centralized.


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The beauty of federation, as I see it, is that quiet instances get busy quite fast. It is not a game of numbers as much as it is a duty of care for the community.


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baraza is a public square as imagined in Bantu philosophy. All are welcome, but you may note it leans more on African stuff. …


The ancient tradition of using personalised ink stamps for everything from official documents to receipts is under threat in Japan. The government is planning reforms that will end the use of stamps and digitise paperwork instead. …