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Cake day: Jun 28, 2020

Weird/small/indie web homepages that are 10 KB or less.

How did Choc, a quirky calligraphic typeface drawn by a French graphic designer in the 1950s, end up on storefronts everywhere?

Consensus here is pretty anti-Brave and there are definitely issues (e.g. no one has mentioned the bug that allowed your ISP to view TOR sites you visited in this browser, which is a really glaring problem) but I use it as my second browser for seeing how things look in Blink. As far as I’m aware, only Ungoogled Chromium is an option for FLOSS browsers based on Blink. My first will always be Firefox.

The only path left for Mozilla employees (those faithful idealists who haven’t left) is to fork Mozilla as a workers coop (no execs, no difference in pay, full operational transparency)

A co-op can have executives (voted on by the workers) and differences in pay (as part of a pay schedule, voted on by the workers).

Don’t know if still the case, but for example Mozilla employees couldn’t (according to contract) tell anyone about their paycheck.

This is heinous.

Is that how FLOSS should be developed?

Yes, all businesses should be worker-owned.

Glass can basically be infinitely recycled and is done so efficiently and in a cost-effective manner. Always make sure to recycle glass.

100% agreed: data instead of just bald assertions (or at least, some anecdote) would be nice.

It literally isn’t. E.g. Parler had more aggressive censorship than Twitter. And what I mean by “cool” is “uncool”: this is a stupid, bad idea.

Cool, so a Lemmy where I can use ethnic slurs?

I am struggling to understand how the fediverse is less vibrant than c. three years ago when there are empirically orders of magnitude more users, instances, and services.

I am also not particularly concerned about Pawoo versus if they were some large contingent on Facebook or Twitter: if they were, then those companies would be disincentivized to block them, some of the gross filth there would leak into other parts of those sites, and I would have some kind of formal association with them that I don’t have belonging to instances of services that I trust and that have competent, aggressive moderation.

re: Race-baiting trolling, that’s a serious problem but I think the solution is blocking instances that don’t have aggressive moderation. To the extent that you may be perceived to be racist by all the SJW boogeymen, then I guess that’s just a price you’ll have to pay. Again, what is the alternative here? Sea lions/trolls/etc. on a centralized service would somehow be easier to block? And the compounded complaint about how the cancelers are making the Internet “unsafe” is so ridiculous as to not even take seriously. The author certainly doesn’t because the article in no way bothers to explain what is “unsafe” other than evidently some personality-based gripe about someone whom I’ve never heard of and don’t care about.

And his complaint about there being no culture is literally untrue on various Mastodon instances that I have seen based around artists, anarchists, etc. I just don’t even understand what he’s arguing here.

I have a browser plugin to redirect YouTube to a random Invidious instance and Twitter to a random Nitter instance, yes.

What am I seeing here? If you’re going to post a video from YouTube, please don’t use a redirect URI to Google’s surveillance network and instead use an Invidious instance.

Firefox is blocking this site for not having HTTPS but just the title alone seems nonsensical: the “fediverse” can’t “ban” or “deplatform” anyone or anything anymore than everyone in town can think you’re a douche bag and not talk to you. What is stopping this person from setting up his own instance of Mastodon or PeerTube or Pleroma or whatever thing hurt his feelings by blocking him for being a Nazi or whatever?

In a new book, epidemiologist Shanna Swan looks at the impact of environmental chemicals on human sexuality and reproductive systems.

Former Bake Off winner Nancy Birtwhistle says we have been ‘brainwashed’ into believing we need harsh chemicals to clean our homes. Here’s how to take a more environmentally friendly approach

There’s a lot to respond to here but I will say that I don’t think your last problem is a problem. If your source is just the contents of your own mind, how can anyone else verify it?

If you’re going to post a YouTube link, please use an Invidious instance: https://invidio.us/

  • I have heard that the price of virgin plastic is so cheap because important inputs are produced as byproducts of other petroleum processing. If those byproducts weren’t being made into plastic, would it be easier or harder to handle their environmental impact? Easier. Those byproducts were in one place and the result of one process by one firm (or a small handful of firms) whose competency is converting crude oil. Instead, plastic is everywhere, in all sorts of forms and qualities. Virtually any substance would be easier to control than the trillions (quadrillions?) of pieces of microplastic strewn across the earth, in the ground, and in the oceans.
  • Plastic has a lot of properties that are desirable for packaging. I’m sure there are many of those properties that can be reproduced by analogues if those analogues are produced at scale and thus cost-efficient. What do materials scientists think would be harder to get right? I know a materials scientist but I am not one, so I am really speculating but I would say that the solution would just be biodegradable plastic.
  • Do governments fund materials research into plastic replacement? Oh yes. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=plastic
  • Where do economists think it would be most effective to tax plastics to reduce their use / environmental impact? (I.e. at which stage of the production pipeline?) I’m only including this question just to say that I’m not sure of that research but I will say that one of the functions of a government is to be a prime mover and to not act with a profit motive. Since a state that is a sovereign issuer of currency can have unlimited funding (with only a few constraints), then it is probably most effective to fund the replacements and subsidize them than it is to tax at any point in the supply chain, especially considering how petro-plastic is an international phenomenon.

The Official Aquafaba Site
A growing international community has developed around aquafaba to explore its full potential, resulting in many exciting recipes such as meringues, mayo, butter, cheeses, pavlovas, macarons, baked goods, and much, much more! You are invited to use the links at the top of the page and in the sidebar to learn more about it. There are answers to frequently asked questions and links to the science and community pages where you can learn more about the ongoing discoveries.

Well, I’m not interested in mindless chatter, so please stop responding to me on this topic. Have a nice day.

Food scientists and marketers are creating healthy, plant-based, imitation tuna, crab, and shrimp that look and taste like the real thing. Better yet, switching to faux seafood will help curb our reliance on an international fishing industry that has become an environmental and human-rights disaster.

Families with vintage fur coats are grappling with a generational divide over an issue also roiling fashion and politics

Don't Contribute Anything Relevant in Web Forums Like Reddit
TL;DR: all of the content of closed, centralized services will be lost in the long run. Choose the platform you contribute to wisely now instead of learning through more large data loss events later-on.