‘On his way to exile, he wrote that he is “very grateful to the solidarity of the people, brothers from Bolivia and the world who reach out with recommendations, suggestions and expressions of recognition that give us encouragement, strength and energy. They moved me to tears. They never abandoned me; I will never abandon them.”’
Even the hatred of squalor
Makes the brow grow stern.
Even anger against injustice
Makes the voice grow harsh. Alas, we
Who wished to lay the foundations of kindness
Could not ourselves be kind."
To Posterity, Bertolt Brecht
Yeah maybe you shouldn’t write recipes for the cookshops of the future, but it’s nice to think about all the lovely cakes that will be available.
It was triggered by this article suggesting a change to Marxist theory to incorporate the solidarity economy: regenerationmag.org/marxism-and-the-solidarity-economy/ (only scanned this but seems a bit.. bold. Marx misunderstood his own system, ima fixit)
Smash capitalism or erode it? Not exactly a new point of ideological contention.. interesting though to see solidarity economy explicitly critiqued.
Really enjoyed it… but can’t spend this much time on it for the next 29 days
Like before the industrial revolution, people had spinning wheels and hand looms in their homes. The industrial revolution brought in spinning frames, power looms, centralisation, mass production and a whole shitload of exploitation around the globe to go along with it. Why? Where’s that tendency come from?
dotspacemacs-frame-title-format "%t | %b"
`%t` is projectile-project-name, and `%b` is buffer name. So I will see something like "org | Tasks.org" as the frame title.
The default is `"%I@%S", which is invocation-name@system-name, e.g. emacs@neil-ThinkPad-T450s, which I don’t find that useful.
If someone could give this a like that’d be great!
’emerging organisations such as Momentum, the Five Star Movement, Podemos, France Insoumise and many others as “digital parties”, or “platform parties,” […] following the logic of the digital platforms of contemporary capitalism and mimicking operations like Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon.’
The man who coined it ‘failed to foresee’ the association with white supremacy.
‘In any case, the term caught on, and it has been embraced with particular zeal by the Google AI Quantum team.’
The BlackIce Mx looks super fun, an open hardware FPGA dev board. Someone was demoing the NES chips built on one, and Alan showed me an implementation of RISC-V. mystorm.uk/mystorm-opensource-fpga-hardware-blackice-mxusing-blackedge/
Given the stated potential of quantum computers, it seems worrying that they will be the playthings of wealthy states and corporations. Barclays recently used it for some financial application for example. The liberatory potential could be vast, but will it be used for those ends? Don’t want to be a crank, but I’m not feeling particularly hopeful…
– Topics: local food, renewable energy, technology, community education, myth, language, sustainable building, wellbeing, political action, peoples’ assemblies
– Location: converted chapel near Snowdonia in Wales
– Astral Ship: Astral Ship