This is a great article laying out the broad case against crypto (via @Naich). I’m particularly taken with Weaver’s Iron Law of Blockchain: “When somebody says you can solve X with blockchain, they don’t understand X, and you can ignore them.”
"Back in 2013, I thought it was amusing and silly, and I could get cool papers out of it. In 2018, I thought it was amusing, but pretty bad. [In 2022], [...] I just want to take the entire cryptocurrency space and throw it into the sun. I know astronomers will tell you it’s easier to throw something into the void of space than to throw it into the sun. But it’s worth the extra energy to make sure some alien doesn’t find this mental virus." - UC-Berkeley’s Nicholas Weaver
We’re trying to get a @ukhealthcamp going for this year, see if we can get the engine restarted!
Our biggest challenge is always finding a venue. Can you help us find a venue to support the event?
We have a venue specification here: https://ukhealthcamp.com/venue-specification
Anyone on here involved in UK local gov? Here's the CO2 emissions of council homepages https://open-innovations.github.io/council-website-emissions/. If you are in higher education here's the CO2 of learning provider homepages https://open-innovations.github.io/learning-provider-website-emissions/ And here's central gov organisations https://open-innovations.github.io/government-organisation-website-emissions/ Click through to your org to get more specific advice on how to reduce your homepage size. I'd like to see the worst offenders improve.
This is my last post that will be crossposted from the fediverse to Twitter. There are folks here with legitimate reasons to not want their posts forwarded to that hellhole and I want to be able to boost their thoughts while respecting their wishes and safety.
I was crossposting to raise awareness about the fediverse. Chances are, if you’re not interested yet, you won’t be.
Roland TR-808 Cowbell Rebuild
"To help some of the newcomers make connections: name 5-7 things that interest you but aren't in your profile, as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same."
Here is some helpful advice from a very complete bit of documentation
"Any store definition other than the default one (named default) will be ignored, and there is therefore only one globally available TLS store."
So why tell me about this? #confused
Open social media for the UK