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Bill Gates and investors worth $170 billion are launching a fund to fight climate change through energy innovation

Bill Gates and investors worth $170 billion are launching a fund to fight climate change through ...

Engineers, Scientists, and industrialists will solve the renewable energy crisis. Not politicians or “activists”.

The only solution is to engineer renewable tech that’s better and cheaper, and we are well on that way.

That's true, but back in 1988 the US government and the world was warned about the consequences by scientists. Over the past 3 decades it's been politicians and denial "activists," aka Heartland Institute and their backers (Koch bros), who thwarted more aggressive policies to address the concerns. We would be farther along, if not for them.

You're forgetting the part where many of the same scientists, as well as environmentalists, pushed to diminish the development of carbon-free nuclear energy, which was phasing out coal.

I.e. means therefore. You probably meant e.g.

EDIT: I got lazy on mobile. Therefore isn't really accurate either. I typically remember it as "So as to say" or "In other words"

The U.K. and France Are Thumbing Their Noses at the U.S. Over Net Neutrality Repeal - ‘the U.K. and France said Friday: “... we wish to restate our commitment and support for the principle of net neutrality, which promotes a free and open internet.”’

The U.K. and France Are Thumbing Their Noses at the U.S. Over Net Neutrality Repeal - ‘the U.K. and France said Friday: “... we wish to restate our commitment and support for the principle of net neutrality, which promotes a free and open internet.”’
The U.K. and France Are Thumbing Their Noses at the U.S. Over Net Neutrality Repeal - ‘the U.K. a...

The UK gives their support for an open and free internet... but please no spanking or face sitting porn k thanks.

and by the gods no more than three fingers!

That's rich coming from the UK who have tried to pass various censorship-lite laws concerning pornography and whatnot.

I'd love to be taken to court for watching fisting videos. I have absolutely no shame and I would make everyone feel uncomfortable.

Apple has a change of heart and approves an app that finds net neutrality violations

Apple has a change of heart and approves an app that finds net neutrality violations

From another article:

Update: After this article was published, Apple told Dave Choffnes that his iPhone app, designed to detect net neutrality violations, will be allowed in the iTunes App Store. According to Choffnes, Apple contacted him and explained that the company has to deal with many apps that don't do the things they claim to do. Apple asked Choffnes to provide a technical description of how his app is able to detect if wireless telecom providers throttle certain types of data, and 18 hours after he did, the app was approved.

What people don’t seem to get is that Apple is extremely strict about their App Store requirements. Any iOS developer will tell you it’s insane and they probably got their apps rejected 50% of the time. This isn’t some huge conspiracy. Apple was basically saying this App is useless until proven otherwise: support your claims this app does what it claims. Once Dave did, it was approved.

Edit: hijacking my own comment. A lot of folks are saying they can’t seem to find the App via App Store. I believe this is the direct link for his App: Wehe by David Choffnes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wehe/id1309242023?mt=8

The app is called Wehe for those of you who don’t want to read the article

I thought they initially removed it because they didn't have any evidence that it worked, and once the guy sent them an explanation of how it works they re-approved it.

I think it's funny we have people who sometimes complain about how hard it is to get approved, but then make fun of the App Store's 500 fart apps. So which is it? Hard to get approved or easy to get junk through?

Donald Trump's fake news awards website looks like shit, immediately crashed.

Donald Trump's fake news awards website looks like shit, immediately crashed.

Creativity tends to hinge on looking and thinking about things in different perspectives.

Why are conservatives so fucking bad at graphic design?

In the words of trump, his awards website looks like a "shithole" - I do look forward to the designers on Dribbble who will undoubtedly be designing up their "redesign concepts" for Trump's horrendous awards site. It's bound to happen, everything gets redesigned these days.

Even Trump himself in a massive case of foreshadowing said the following in 2013: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/393545238213824512

When a complex website is broken the best thing to do is blow it up and start all over again-then sue the culprits and use the proper team!

We are actually living in an episode of Black Mirror. The president is meant to be impartial to media and organisations, yet here he is using his political platform to lambast news organisations, how is this even allowed?

Glad Donald found out about squarespace, hopefully he used his favorite youtuber’s coupon code for 10% off

Tim Cook says the next iOS update will allow users to disable intentional battery slowdowns

Tim Cook says the next iOS update will allow users to disable intentional battery slowdowns

I'd like the option to have it slowdown when I'm on battery and when I plug it in it doesn't slow down. Just an option to turn this mode on.

How it should have been in the beginning

The initial problem Apple was trying to solve was old, worn out batteries spiking voltage and triggering an emergency shutdown of the phone. Underclocking the CPU so it would draw less power corrected that.

So... This planet.

It also fiddles with background processes, timers, etc. Lots of small details.

How to Build your own Super Computer with Raspberry pi 3 Cluster

How to Build your own Super Computer with Raspberry pi 3 Cluster

I don't know if I'd use the word 'super' here.

Raspberry pi simulators.

I've seen a ton of these how-tos, but never a why.

But can it run Crysis?

Democrats are just one vote shy of restoring net neutrality.

Democrats are just one vote shy of restoring net neutrality.

umm...it has to get through the House also. this headline is basically, completely false clickbait.

Obscenely misleading title.

If it passes the Senate, then it goes down to the House. If, by some strange miracle, it passes the House, then it goes to the WH to be signed or vetoed by Trump. Trump will veto it because Democratic bill.

Then it would have to go back to the Senate and House and pass by a 2/3rds majority to override the veto.

Title is stupid.

And even if it somehow got through the House, they'd have to be able to counter a veto with 2/3 of both the Senate and the House.

All someone has to do is tell Trump that Obama would totally veto the bill if he were still President then he would totally do the opposite.

No court authorized the FBI’s wiretapping of Dr. King or the sweeping mass surveillance of Americans today.

No court authorized the FBI’s wiretapping of Dr. King or the sweeping mass surveillance of Americans today.

The Senate votes on S. 139 to expand and codify mass government surveillance TOMORROW. Contact your Senators now.

Government will never not spy on us. The data is simply too valuable to them.

Still it's better to fight than to roll over and be trampled on.

For a people which constitution was written with armed rebellion against an oppressive state in mind, Americans sure remain passive.

In France we have no guns but when you have really massive protests everyone in charge start shitting themselves.

Hey, Hawaii: The Telecom Industry Lobbied Against Testing for Emergency Alert System - Everyone in Hawaii received a ballistic missile threat today under a system that currently has no good testing protocols.

Hey, Hawaii: The Telecom Industry Lobbied Against Testing for Emergency Alert System - Everyone i...

Telecom industry on the fast track to being the new Tobacco industry in terms of how much it's hated and how badly it needs to fucked by the long dick of the government.

This explains quite a bit. Glad Hawaii didnt really get hit with a Ballistic Missile.

Not gonna happen in this Administration.

https://i.imgur.com/D3qip42.jpg

Harvard study shows why big telecom is terrified of community-run broadband - "Community-owned internet service providers are cheaper and better."

Harvard study shows why big telecom is terrified of community-run broadband - "Community-owned in...

“In other news, the sky is blue”

As much as this seems like a no brainer, peer reviewed studies like this are an important step, because they carry credibility and can be used to progress community-run broadband. Criticisms of big telecom on this topic now have even more evidence supporting them

Unfortunately, many of those opposing community-run broadband are doing so not because they think it is worse at providing the service. Rather, it's because their ideology is such that they don't want government providing the service, full stop. They'd rather you have crappy Internet, or even no Internet, rather than the better solution being provided by government.

We're building a community-run wireless ISP in Los Angeles, www.LACBP.org.

It's amazing how accessible the tech is nowadays. It's easy to learn and understand, and the entry costs are very low. With a handful of dedicated people, a community can build their own network. Building and managing an ISP can be done locally, you just need a community that supports you and takes pride in being a part of the effort.

isn't this just an example of what can happen when states are left to govern themselves?

And some conservatives at the state level have tried to block municipalities from offering community broadband. Don't overestimate their commitment to the rhetoric that everything should be decided at the lowest possible level. Some conservatives really do think government just shouldn't provide these services, at any level.

If (what they call) the 'free market' can't/won't provide the service, then you are to go without. To them, it's "socialism" for government to provide the service. I'm not saying all conservatives think this way, but it is a very common belief.

Try one of these subthreads