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There's a great popular science article on this subject by Ed Yong:

How the Zombie Fungus Takes Over Ants’ Bodies to Control Their Minds

theatlantic.com/science/archiv

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advice from user `maryamin` on twitter re: Iran/US missile strikes 

"We are all terrified but control yourself and do not have any terrifying predictions in mind. Cry. But don't write scary tweets about something that hasn't happened. Don't run in advance. Have mercy on each other. The horror makes one crazy. Hold the hand of a real person sitting next to you."

twitter.com/maryamin/status/12

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Google, Microsoft, and Amazon are helping oil companies accelerate the discovery and extraction of fossil fuels, like right now…

youtube.com/watch?v=v3n8txX314

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"Indigenous technology gets cast as primitive, like it may have been useful in the past but no longer has any relevance. But that's not true. Assembling communal life is in itself a technology." logicmag.io/nature/water-is-li

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neoliberalism 🔗 adtech 🔗 systemic inequality 🔗 billionaires 🔗 rise of fascism 🔗 climate change 🔗 sixth mass extinction

For anyone familiar with Linguee - I just learned that they created their own translator which apparently outperforms Google's deepl.com/translator

Wrote a little Wiktionary mod to collapse all the languages except the ones I'm working on. Had to group those 'sections' into divs first as they were all lumped together in one parent node.

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Lately I seem to be curling up with Silicon Valley dystopia articles as bedtime fiction. Just going to sprinkle some cinnamon in my tea.

wired.com/story/facebook-mark-

The mining executives talk about it as a way to obtain ore for battery materials, which reminds me of Evo Morales describing the coup in Bolivia as a way for the American Empire to secure and control lithium youtu.be/-hEwE64-kUQ?t=1953 – like this material is the new gold over which civilizations will be destroyed. I guess it means we should buy less electronics?

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It's almost the year 2020 and despite huge reverberations around the planet about climate catastrophes, there are people currently rubbing their hands at the prospect of haphazardly scraping areas of ocean floor that we know little about, shrugging at the thought of consequences to the aquatic life there and by extension to ours (I assume they understand food chains well). What world do these people live in?

theatlantic.com/magazine/archi

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One more little video because it still amazes me that this Sublime-style text manipulation has been possible in a browser for so many years and I can just drop it into my notes app - thank you @marijn for CodeMirror 🙏🏽

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That .ICEauthority file name did not age well

Here we go. A public functional beta be careful please prototype of my notes app based on Notational Velocity hyprnote.com/write – data sync via @remotestorage, some Sublime Text keyboard shortcuts, [[double-bracket interlinking]], works nicely offline and on mobile too. Yellah habibi.

Carved out a spot to share some 'stop-and-listen' recordings from the last year or so rosano.ca/aural

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So here's my take: Jack has listened to a few too many Anil Dash podcasts (twitter.com/jack/status/120478), and maybe he actually is nostalgic for the old, decentralized web and wants to push Twitter in that direction. The rest of the higher-ups disagree, but Jack won't shut up about it, so they're like, "fine Jack, here's 5 headcount, go nuts." They expect him to fail, but they hope this will mollify Jack and his supporters for a few years.

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@nolan How did you get the input elements and buttons in Pinafore to respond like they're native (without that kludgy split-second highlight on normal web pages web page)? I think Mastodon does it too.

This is a nice intro [in English] to Niklas Luhmann's Zettelkasten note-taking system.

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Sönke Ahrens: How to take smart notes

vimeo.com/275530205

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