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Hurricane Ian damages in Southeast estimated at $100B to $120B. This is the externalized cost of continued use of fossil fuels.
bondbuyer.com/news/hurricane-i

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doing some fun thinking on accountability and verification in online communities - a bunch of societies at my uni are adopting a bot that requires you verify your student email before you can participate in their discord servers.

there are a lot of issues with that

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@jcast @brunus @joachim I'm afraid this doesn't make any sense. The Russians could simply turn off the tap without needing to destroy the infrastructure.

The Russians are also not obligated to negotiate with Germans if they don't want to.

The pipelines were a bargaining chip that Russia had that could be used to pressure Germany to back away from the war. The only entity that benefits from destroying this chip is the US.

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Biden: "If Russia invades...then there will be no longer a Nord Stream 2. We will bring an end to it."

Reporter: "But how will you do that, exactly, since...the project is in Germany's control?"

Biden: "I promise you, we will be able to do that."

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Hurricanes should be named after fossil fuel CEOs

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Update: as of August 18, GrapheneOS effectively says Pixel 3 users should stop using the device. I’m not sure if it’s better to run a GrapheneOS with fewer updates, or LineageOS which might receive more updates. As of now, both are based on Android 12L. cassidyjames.com/blog/graphene

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This is now a GNOME 43 appreciation post. GNOME Builder 43 is SO GOOD. Amazing work by Christian and everyone involved. This is the fastest + most modern feeling IDE I’ve ever seen.

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In this week's #Linux and #opensource news video, we have @[email protected] plasma 5.26 beta, with Plasma Bigscreen for your TV, the release of @[email protected] 43, and a new Snap Store for Ubuntu:
youtu.be/51bxcMiMEj4

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@FediFollows @Longplay_Games @penpot We also need a template marketplace for FOSS like Penpot, GIMP, Shotcut, Kdenlive, etc. Wordpress is so popular now because of the massive availability of professionally designed templates/themes.

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If you're an interface designer, you may have read the bad news about Figma being bought by Adobe.

However, there is a free open source alternative called Penpot you might want to try. You can follow them at:

➡️ @penpot

Penpot is collaborative design and prototyping software based on open standards and platform-independent. More info at penpot.app and community.penpot.app

#PenPot #Design #Dev #FOSS #FLOSS #Libre #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #Computing #Productivity #UI #UX

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do kwon has tweeted that "i am not 'on the run' or anything similar"

south korean prosecutors have said that kwon is "obviously on the run" and asked interpol to issue a red notice

this is so messy 🍿

RT @[email protected]

South Korea issues arrest warrant for Terra founder Do Kwon

September 14, 2022
web3isgoinggreat.com/?id=south

🐦🔗: twitter.com/web3isgreat/status

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turns out that RAND published a paper back in 2019 on extending Russia that suggests encouraging a conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs

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#OtD 15 Sep 2005 the Guardian revealed that Britain's largest arms manufacturer, BAE Systems, had secretly paid more than £1 million to former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet. The firm used a front company registered in the British Virgin Islands.

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