@W_Lucht It sure is ludicrous when your people can appreciate sound reasoning in the public discourse. Unfortunately some cultures are still a good deal away from it.

Been entertaining the connection between language and reason for some time and learned that the former had evolved happily without the latter for a long while.

@brownpau Please, don't tell me I'm late. I very much need a comfy little cell!

Russians discrediting Russian army 

In Russia, since the beginning of war, there had been a tad over 2000 administrative cases over discrediting Russian army (spitting at the propaganda insignia, pickets, anti-war banners, etc.). Small number that may be, I suppose it's an outstanding metric for the russian courts nonetheless.

If the shoe fits, the army has to wear it.

Calling to all sound wave pirates—do you know of some good documentaries portraying pirate radios in UK?

Promise, last time i'm abusing attention this month :)

@glynmoody I'm appalled really, feels like an pendulum of human evolution is poised to swing back into archaic territory with more walls.

@glynmoody This has prospects for huge impact. I welcome some sensible regulations within digital realm, e.g. putting a cap on what a service provider can do with my data. But this regulatory efforts seem dubious so far, as if the national governments are more into catching up with the more progressive digital bunch in their wield of control over people.

After all, rubber stamping a nation's name on a piece of data is a worthless endeavor.

What do you think?

@jz Looks delicious! The book too!

What did you stuff them with?

@strypey One can move spotlight elsewhere, but there no stopping in near sight.

Helps me staying on track.

@strypey I have a slightly different take on opposing—rather than superposition of different forces, it can be viewed as a multitude of sources of light, all acting in the same space, with the benefits of contrarianism being the possibility to glimpse into most or all corners of it.

Understanding this illumination as a metaphor for learning and exploration of you own self, others around you and ultimately the reality—that is the most cherished part of it for me.

Cost analysis of privacy and freedom of expression in Russia 

Russian biggest food delivery service had been fined 60k rubles for the disclosure of its clientele data containing some millions or records.

That much money gets you 1.3 standalone pickets with calls to peace. If you're lucky that is.

@Femke to get this idea rolling, can i offer my mouthful of a candidate: "let's store this on someone else's computer" )

@grob gracias! The cleaning up that they do is a great job!

I've been looking for sources of contemporary books. In vain mostly.

Re Project Gutenberg, there is also an Australian chapter (gutenberg.net.au) that has some different extents to copyright, making e.g. Orwell's books available.

carbon offsets 

Carbon offsets are at best a very limited resource and at worst a total scam:
* Even if it would work as well as possible, the earth’s land ecosystems can only hold enough additional vegetation to absorb 40 - 100 GtCO₂e from the atmosphere.
* Once this additional growth is achieved (and that takes decades), there is no capacity for additional carbon storage on land.
* The world emits 55 GtCO₂e into the atmosphere per year. So all we can offset is 2 year’s emissions at most.

So even if it would work (but zero evidence so far), offsetting is not a sustainable solution: it is too little and too late because we need to cut emissions dramatically (by 40 GtCO₂e per year) in the next 20 years.

And if that is not bad enough, in practice, it's even worse, because a lot of the saplings die in the first year, and the land used for tree planting was in general already sequestering carbon in its previous state.

So as it stands, carbon offsetting almost certainly leads to increased CO2 emissions, purely because those who buy them have no incentive to lower their own emissions.

I'd love to if you know of good venues to get DRM-free ebooks from?

Pixel art, lo-fi sound and abstract algebra are the same concept applied to different realms.

"The Girl That Won't Return Your Love But Is Totally Worth It" is the description of a music label on their bandcamp page. Totally worth it indeed.

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