We're living in a microplastic world.

"Plastic was the furthest thing from Gregory Wetherbee’s mind when he began analyzing rainwater samples collected from the Rocky Mountains. “I guess I expected to see mostly soil and mineral particles,” said the US Geological Survey researcher. Instead, he found multicolored microscopic plastic fibers."

#Plastics #MicroPlastics #Pollution #Environment

theguardian.com/us-news/2019/a

For people looking for an alternative to Facebook events that isn't spammy like evite and the like, I recommend checking out gath.io

It requires no login, basically you provide an email address, you get a unique editing URL, you make a nice looking event form, and people can RSVP there. Your event and all related info is deleted from their DB 2 weeks after the event is over.

Gestern hat der Der Europäische Gerichtshof (EuGH) festgestellt: Websites, die Facebooks "Like"-Button einbinden, müssen bei den Nutzern eine Einwilligung einholen.

Das wäre doch nun eigentlich die perfekte Gelegenheit, sich vollständig von diesem Mist zu verabschieden, liebe Webseitenbetreiber. Keine Zwei-Klick-Lösung oder Ähnliches. Einfach weg damit.

Chers automobilistes, pour mémoire ces panneaux signalent un danger : vous.

gibt es nicht, jedenfalls nicht in den Social Media. Sobald ich online bin, hinterlasse ich Spuren, die man recherchieren kann. Damit bin ich kein Unbekannter mehr.

Es gibt eine neue Plattform, auf der man anderen beim Coden zusehen (und so evtl etwas von ihnen lernen kann), via @qpi@mastodon.social

staging.gitduck.com/?r=PgE_U7n

western civilization European history? Afficher plus

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I'm coming to the view that microblogs (tweets) and normal blogs are too time focused. There's a pressure for novel ideas, ideas must be polished, and they assume you don't want to edit old ideas.

Perhaps a bliki is a better model? martinfowler.com/bliki/WhatIsa

Losung für Dienstag, den 16. Juli 2019:

Wo Träume sich mehren
und Nichtigkeiten und viele Worte,
da fürchte Gott!

Prediger 5,6

Alb is a programming language created entirely in arabic, built to "[highlight] cultural biases of computer science and [challenge] the assumptions we make about programming."

it is a tree-walking interpreter in JavaScript. you can watch its creator talk about the language in the vid below

youtube.com/watch?v=77KAHPZUR8

@22 @ipfactor
I dug into this and wrote a blog post about it a while ago:

"Why does Japanese have kanji for very large numbers?"

quickandtastycooking.org.uk/ar

After Microsoft moves its servers back to the USA, German state's privacy commissioner advises schools not to use Office 365 / Boing Boing
boingboing.net/2019/07/11/hess

Today I was reminded of something that, despite living in Louisiana my entire life, I never learned about until I was almost 25 years old. This is the story of Bogalusa, Louisiana, and the struggle for equal rights and living wages for its workers, and how capitalism’s oppressive nature led to the death of those trying to defend that struggle.

Physical (de)centralization of XMPP servers – we took 1000+ XMPP servers and looked at their hosters:

gist.github.com/infosec-handbo

– about 50% of these servers are hosted by only 7 companies in 3 countries
– logical decentralization obviously doesn't imply physical decentralization
– more than 50% of servers are hosted in Germany, followed by the USA (10%) and France (7%)

#xmpp #decentralization #centralization #statistics

Physical (de)centralization of Mastodon servers – after our XMPP scan, we took 1000+ random Mastodon servers and looked at their hosters:

gist.github.com/infosec-handbo

– about 50% of these servers are hosted by only 5 companies in 4 countries
– 26% of servers are hosted in Japan, followed by the USA (24%) and France (23%)

#mastodon #decentralization #centralization #statistics

Arbeiten mit Freier Software ist wie Abnehmen:
* muss man wollen
* geht gemeinsam besser
* selber machen muss man am Ende trotzdem
* irgendwann fühlt man sich leichter

Während das Internet hinsichtlich des Datenverkehrs noch immer exponentiell wächst, schrumpft die Zahl der Quellen, denen dieser Datenverkehr entspringt.

Das Internet wird immer zentralisierter und immer mehr bestimmt von großen Playern.

Das ist traurig, denn so geht uns Vielfalt und auch Innovationskultur verloren!

Für weniger zentralisierte Dienste. Macht mehr selbst!

#Google wird von der Suchmaschine immer mehr zum Gatekeeper - würdet ihr den Googlebot von Euren Websites aussperren, um ein Zeichen zu setzen? bradleytaunt.com/stop-crawling

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Vive les gougères ! mnt-by: @yapret @papaeng89