An official report for the Dutch government concluded:
“(Microsoft Office) systematically collects data on a large scale ... covertly, without informing people. … Microsoft does not offer any choice with regard to the amount of data, or possibility to switch off the collection.”
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Veganism as colonialism
@Zoe yup. Was literally just composing this addendum:
"That's not even getting to the shaky philosophical foundations of veganism. Either there is an absolute ethical value to eating plants instead of other animals, in which case a cow is somehow more ethical than a cat. Or, there is something inherently special about the human capacity for choice which you're going to have a hell of a time demonstrating from first principles because that's hell of anthropocentric.
We live in a world where things eat other things to live. We are things that eat other things. We should strive not to cause undue harm, but sometimes harm is necessary and unavoidable. The question is not one of how to achieve absolute purity. The question is how to eat well."
Veganism as colonialism
If you live in parts of the world that are temperate or tropical, with access to arable land, you should probably be eating mostly locally grown seasonal vegetables, and *significantly* less meat. This isn't a haha vegans carte blanche to go hog wild on hog. Industrial animal farming is fucking up all sorts of shit. Cut it out.
Some circumstances are different, and it's useful to look at what pre-industrial cultures adapted to the area did. There are usually clear ways that local climate and ecology impact food production systems. Arid regions are a good example.
But is eating meat inherently bad? No.
Veganism as colonialism
The final nail in the coffin, as a vegan of 7 years, that convinced me veganism is not a universal good, was watching white vegans on the blue hellsite shout at Inuit folks for eating seal.
Not only is it incredibly difficult and ecologically damaging to ship fresh vegetables to the Arctic, but what right does your colonizer ass have to tell someone whose culture has lived in harmony with the land for more than 20 thousand years how they are supposed to eat ethically. And lord help me should I hear another person say that the Inuit should not inhabit their ancestral lands because you feel bad about them eating those adorable sacks of blubber.
Veganism presupposes a flattened concept of food production and relationship to place. It presumes that everyone can and should eat the same way. It lacks any concept of the ecological, of the contingent, of the contextual.
Ecological food cultures must be adapted to place and time, and sometimes that means eating meat.
Alexa, define child-labor and slavery :
Before jumping into someone else's mentions:
✅ Am I being contrarian?
✅ Do I already have a relationship with this person, or am I being inappropriately familiar?
✅ Am I "ironically" doing exactly what this person just said not to do?
✅ Am I derailing another legitimate discussion in order to get on my own favourite hobby-horse or to one-up this person in my knowledge of social issues?
✅ Am I saying "Are you surprised?" when they're disappointed?
✅ Am I providing unsolicited advice?
Q: If you, like me, make your income via the internet (not just through something like ecommerce or Patreon...but like a day job that is internet related), and the internet were to go away tomorrow, what other skills do you have to make a living?
I don't know if I have any, and that disappoints me.
Feel free to boost to get a bigger answer pool.
In a world that cares for its continuity and for the survival of all living and non-living things, life-cycle assessment would be absolutely mandatory and strict limits would be imposed to prevent the very existence of these things.
Meanwhile, I've never been that seduced by the idea of just setting an e-scooter on fire 🔥
"But the researchers found in a survey of e-scooter riders in Raleigh, North Carolina, that only 34% would have otherwise used a personal car or ride-sharing service. Nearly half would have biked or walked, 11% would have taken the bus, and 7% would have simply skipped the trip.
The bottom line: roughly two-thirds of the time, scooter rides generate more greenhouse-gas emissions than the alternative. And those increased emissions were greater than the gains from the car rides not taken."
"The study concludes that dockless scooters generally produce more greenhouse-gas emissions per passenger mile than a standard diesel bus with high ridership, an electric moped, an electric bicycle, a bicycle—or, of course, a walk."
#exclusionNumérique La loi impose une authentification à deux facteurs pour les services bancaires, qui en retour imposent la possession d'un smartphone pour faire fonctionner l'option.
Au passage, ne manquez pas leur excellente obsession "SUV qui peut", consacrée au derniers soubresauts de l'industrie automobile et l'augmentation effrayante de la taille des véhicules motorisés.
C'est décidé, j'ai pérennisé mon abonnement annuel à @lesjoursfr : le journalisme de qualité mérite d'être soutenu.
Il leur manque encore 2000 personnes pour rentrer dans leurs frais et faire tourner leur formidable machine à histoires. Foncez, ne serait-ce que pour le soin apporté à la titraille :) https://lesjours.fr
« Substituant « le plastique à la terre culte, les sodas à l’eau, le Valium à l’infusion de tilleul, les microsillons à la guitare », le système actuel dépouille les individus de leurs capacités créatrices et leur vole jusqu’à leurs rêves d’évasion... » https://www.monde-diplomatique.fr/1978/05/MASCHINO/34747
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