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Welcome new users of the Fediverse/Mastodon. Please enjoy this photo of a Sodosol, Victoria's official state .
Here's an explanation of all the state soils: soilscienceaustralia.org.au/ab

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Introducing Everything Open, the grassroots open technologies conference covering Linux, open source software, open hardware, open data and the communities around them. We look forward to welcoming everyone to Naarm (Melbourne), Australia in March 2023.

#everythingopen #opensource #opentechnology

2023.everythingopen.au/news/an

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... and in #GoodNews, Stories.coop is a project to collect the stories of cooperative enterprises around the world and make them available to anyone looking for ideas, inspiration, or opportunities for inter-co-op collaborations

stories.coop/

#cooperative #StoriesCoop

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Not that long we were in the #BBS era of the decentralized social web. The technologies and interfaces were made by hobbyists for hobbyists. We're now in the 1990s era, where a bunch of early adopters have arrived (activists, artists, fans etc), but most content about normie stuff is still unofficial. Outside that broader geek network with a fediverse account, nobody has an official presence or sees a reason to. Some networks never grow beyond this (eg #UseNet). Will the 'verse?

#fediverse

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Dropped by the new community woodland project, first time for 2 months, to see if there were many chestnuts coming.
Arrived late & it got dark as I wandered about. Pulled out my torch. Hard to see if there were nuts at the tops of the trees but finally found a couple of unripe nuts knocked down by squirrels (surprising as the neighbours are obsessed with shooting them as the really damage all the trees)
Suddenly spotted a giant puffball, then more & more. 28 in a row!
#fungi #sporespondence

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Shouldn't we accept as many Russians as possible who want to flee? 🤔

I mean, those people don't want to fight but are forced (into death) so when they can seek refuge in other countries Russia has less and less people to send right?

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“Open your mouth only if what you are going to say is more beautiful than silence.”
—Arabic Proverb

#proverbs #quotes #mindfulness

Checking out Prahan market for the first time (having lived in for 11 years!).. the contrast with Preston market is stark; Prahan feels like the Disneyland version of a market by comparison.. Preston is a lot cheaper and feels more “real”.

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#ScientistRebellion has published an open letter on the implausibility of maintaining average global temperatures below 1.5°C of warming given our current trajectories (heading for more than +3°C).

signon.scientistrebellion.com/

If this letter gathers more than 500 signatories from the scientific community, it will be "placed by Scientist Rebellion in a journal or mainstream news outlet ahead of COP27."

Help raise awareness about the gravity of the situation.

#climate #academia #globalWarming

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Help the comrades in Iran get access to Signal by running a proxy ✊

signal.org/blog/run-a-proxy/

Our proxy is up, DM here, mail (autonomic.zone/#contact) or message on Matrix (matrix.to/#/#discuss:autonomic) for the link.

#IRanASignalProxy

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New user guide: Circumventing Censorship in Iran with Tor!

If you are having issues connecting to the Tor network from Iran, please try these solutions

forum.torproject.net/t/iran-ci

Direct message me if you want the connection details.

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Today's speech of Putin and the speech patterns of the American far right are eerily similar.

- Violence and threats do violence in large amounts to make people submit.
- A complete disregard for reality.
- The Schröder Complex of being a weak victim who is only responding, while claiming to be superior and entitled to use violence.
- Disgusting huge lies; a lot helps a lot.
- Nazis calling others Nazis.* 1/2

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Interesting example of the use of DGGE (denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis) to show variation in microbial communities with depth in a sediment core.

schaechter.asmblog.org/schaech

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The goal of my 'course' here is for you to understand the entropy of an ideal gas.

Sackur and Tetrode computed this in 1912.

Sackur wrote two papers with mistakes in them. Tetrode got it right the first time!

Interesting guy.

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