Space Nerds in Space on the Raspberry Pi 4B
I finally got a Raspberry Pi 4B to try for myself. The summary is that the Raspberry Pi 4B with 4GB RAM is fine for the less intensive screens like NAVIGATION, ENGINEERING, DAMAGE CONTROL, SCIENCE, and COMMS, it's still not really good enough for the MAIN VIEW, WEAPONS or DEMON screens.
Climate change, ozone hole, liberalism
When I was younger, people told me the transition away from CFCs to avoid destruction of the ozone layer was proof that the current systems of liberalism are equipped to handle the growing crisis of climate change. The irony to this is that the chemicals transitioned to from CFCs in order to avoid ozone depletion, were HFCs which are now a significant contributing factor to global warming.
On the origin of makerspaces
While at Magfest I talked with a member of NovaLabs and their story for the origin of makerspaces was that people emulated the Mythbusters workshop. The story I had heard was that the origin lies more with the Chaos Computer Club in Germany. However, in The Conquest of Bread a passage describes a place that would essentially be a makerspace back in the 19th century. Perhaps makerspaces are just a clear, practical solution without any singular origin.
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Down at #magfest letting the little girl watch the chipspace from a safe distance.
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Imperialism, weapons, revolution
One of the arguments I see repeatedly against the validity of guns as weapons for revolution is that a drone strike would be called in before anyone armed with guns could act. This ignores that the track record of collateral damage and strikes against civilians based on bad information are hallmarks of drone usage that a military can accept when operating abroad, but would quickly curtail drone usage if it happened at home.
The big thing I keep hearing from anti-natalists is that it's wrong to bring someone into a world that's going to shit. Yes, with climate change things are going to change, but it doesn't need to be the end. Even if we trigger a hothouse earth, that shouldn't be the end of humanity. People have figured out we're not at the end of history. There are options and when there are crises they will serve as opportunities to shed the broken pieces of the status quo.
Capitalism ruining things
Improved neighborhoods and automation have a major commonality: under most conditions they're good things, but under capitalism they destroy people's lives. Neighborhood improvement becomes gentrification because of commodification of housing. Automation results in destitution for workers because the benefits of automation are relegated to the ownership class.
Private property is theft
There's this derelict industrial site next to a walking path not far from where I live. I looked it up and that site has clearly been sitting unused for nearly two decades. Most of that decade it was planned to redevelop into office space and a gym. Three years ago the plan changes to be over-priced town houses. Of course, nothing has changed, it's still just derelict space nobody can use or access under penalty of law for nearly two decades.
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