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2020 was hottest year on record by narrow margin, Nasa says

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jan/14/2020-hottest-year-on-record-nasa

"The world’s seven hottest years on record have now all occurred since 2014, with the 10 warmest all taking place in the last 15 years. There have now been 44 consecutive years where global temperatures have been above the 20th-century average.

Scientists said average temperatures will keep edging upwards due to the huge amount of greenhouse gases we are expelling into the atmosphere. “This isn’t the new normal,” said Gavin Schmidt, director of Nasa’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies. “This is a precursor of more to come.”"

#climatechange #climatebreakdown #globalwarming #future

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What do you say about this, Ilon Mask? *gg*

( You might want to turn on subtitles. The song is not translated, but I can do it here if someone is interested. A very beautiful cyberfolk song. :) )

youtu.be/8HZ4DnVfWYQ

Uhka vai mahdollisuus? Entäs liberaali äärilaita, kysyn vaan?

YLE: Konservatiivinen äärilaita suuttui Trumpin kohtelusta Twitterille ja Facebookille – miljoonat siirtyvät vaihtoehtoisiin some-palveluihin
yle.fi/uutiset/3-11644206

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People used to own their own websites in the pre-social media phase.

The ISP model was web hosting. Everyone would be a publisher. Everyone would have their own website.

Now the model is: you provide the content for someone else's website, for free. You don't own it, and it is used for a comprehensive surveillance system like the world has never seen to not only observe, but to manipulate and influence your affect and conduct. It is aggregated and used by every government and large corp.

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cybercrime, plead for hackers 

It would be really nice if some hackers traced these criminals and blackmailers: yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/psy

Tens of thousands of therapy patients' personal data and therapy transcriptions were stolen and are being leaked.

First they blackmailed the therapy company. Now they're blackmailing individual people. People who have been in need of therapy, thus already otherwise not doing so well.

Catching the criminals could literally save lives.

Kyllä keltit selvästi jotakin ymmärsivät. Pannaan kalenteriin kesä- ja talvipäivänseisaus ja kevät- ja syyspäiväntasaus, ja vuodenajat alkavat ja päättyvät noiden puoliväleissä.

Sadonkorjuu päättyy syyspäiväntasauksen ja talvipäivänseisauksen puolivälissä kekriin/Halloweeniin/pyhäinpäivään ja kesä alkaa kevätpäiväntasauksen ja kesäpäivänseisauksen puolivälissä suunnilleen vappuna.

Tarttis kyllä lanseerata helmi- ja elokuun alkuun jokin vastaava juhla, ihan vain jotta juhlia olisi riittävästi.

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Vihreät kansanedustajat: Pääministerin julistettava ilmastohätätila

Ilmastohätätilan julistaminen ei itsessään ratkaise meneillään olevaa kriisiä. Mutta se on ensimmäinen askel, jolla tiedostetaan ja kommunikoidaan, että meillä on nyt hätätila päällä. Ja että kaikkia päätöksiä pitäisi katsoa ilmastolinssin läpi, kunnes tämä hätätila on ohi.

Elokapina on vaatinut tätä julistusta Suomen hallitukselta jo perustamisestaan lähtien. Nyt poliittisista puolueista Vihreät on myös vaatimassa sitä. Saadaanko lisää puolueita mukaan ja Sanna Marin kuuntelemaan? Ei anneta Suomen jäädä hännille tässä taistelussa. Kannetaan se vastuu mikä meille kuuluu ja ollaan mielummin edelläkävijöitä.

https://www.vihreat.fi/artikkeli/2020/10/vihreat-kansanedustajat-paaministerin-julistettava-ilmastohatatila

#ilmastonmuutos #suomi #finland #elokapina #vihreät #politiikka

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Finnish #ExtinctionRebellion had a peaceful climate demonstration last Saturday in Finland. It's now all over the news, because the police decided to use unnecessary violence against the demonstrators.

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I'm just wondering ... who regularly uses Diaspora* here?

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Today,there are many proposals to fix Big Tech, but too often, these proposals start from the premise that Big Tech is permanent and there is no need to consider the way new rules would impact potential competitors, because they're already doomed.

Last year's EU Copyright Directive, for example, with its mandate for expensive copyright filters for online services (how expensive? Google spend $100m developing Contentid, a toy version of what the EU rule requires).

eff.org/deeplinks/2019/03/euro

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The #GAFAM game plan

1. Build a garden
2. Lure people into the garden
3. Imprison the people inside by building a wall around the garden
4. Gradually destroy the garden and build a shopping mall in its place 🤑

Capitalism: 1
People: 0

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The regulation that ensures you don’t have to change your phone number when you change the provider made it easier for businesses to compete with lower prices. Markets became less "free" but more "open".

Left should move the debate from free vs regulated to free vs open markets.

Nothing reveals the hypocrisy of big businesses like when they beg for government protection from the free market forces they always cite to justify their greed.

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Germany's biggest union calls for 4-day week to save thousands of jobs

Germany's automotive and industrial sectors were already undergoing huge structural changes before the pandemic struck.

bit.ly/3fZ9eHN

Jahah, kuorokin sitten jakautuu koronasyksyn ajaksi pienyhtyeiksi altistumisen rajoittamiseksi.

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