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I'm Ege. An in Don Quixote Collective living in . Interested in , , , , ...

I was looking around for free (as in freedom) social networks and I'm happy to see 😃

Now planning to make the (probably) first mastodon :-)

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"What defines a solidarity enterprise is the presence of unity converted into an economic force, not just the mechanical adoption of a cooperative model of organization or some other specific type of association."

@geosocialcoop and #CooperativeEducatorsNetwork will soon start publishing Luis Razeto's manual: How to Create a Solidarity Enterprise.


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The popularity of Wikipedia article about #workercoops seems to be going up a lot - last month was by far the best month since records began!

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I work in IT which is the reason this house has:

- mechanical windows
- mechanical door locks
- no Alexa/HomeKit/Google
- no Internet connected thermostats, lamps, or whatnots
- a dumb TV
- wall switches for lights

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Thanks to leaps forward in web security, the advice to avoid open WiFi is out of date and not applicable to most people anymore.

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Is anyone asking for the "5g revolution" other than the goverment and ad-companies?

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solar panel question 

How do you find out the place to put a solar panel when there isn't an obvious way?

I have a bit of a garden, but it is not facing south really.

Any tips and tricks ?

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We need to bring back floppy disks as a metric of how big a web page is. I just visited AdAge, and their pages are 15 MB in size ... or about the same size as Windows 3.11.

To see one article (with ads), you are downloading the equivalent of an entire operating system. ;)

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I also wish the environmental movement would celebrate its victories instead of being all-negative all the time.

Like, this: "Deforestation declined a whopping 70% from 2004 to 2012. It has risen modestly since then but remains at one-quarter its 2004 peak."

That's an amazing achievement! Why have I never heard about it? Why aren't we all talking more about what strategies worked so well from 2004-2012 and how to replicate them elsewhere?

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Self-care is not selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel. - Eleanor Brownn

Is there a way to block a user in .im ? A bot is inviting me to a room. Once I reject it, it invites again.

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Tips for Bicycle Workshops wanted.

Our large co-op housing projekt (250 pers.) is working on a(n almost) car free mobility concept.

An important part of this is the Bicycle Workshop. I'd be glad to hear of your experiences of what did and didn't work with your community workshop.

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The lack of revolutionary potential in most existing co-ops is one of the many reasons why cooperative/collective economic projects should already incorporate an inherently anarchist approach at the founding level, and options for long-term horizontal scalability via federation with politically & structurally compatible projects shouldn't be an afterthought.
Worker co-ops shouldn't be isolated. Instead, they should have the clear potential to be integral parts of a bottom-up needs-based economy.

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imagine paying for paying with money

this post by credit card industry

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When #Cloudflare and #Google prevent you from watching a government's parliamentary debates. Does that count as interfering with democratic processes?

And no, you don't get a chance to prove to a computer that you're human, this is a hard lock out, disguesed as a CAPTCHA.

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The Mastodon GitHub repo currently has 3 open issues that could help moderators moderate better:

- Add a moderation API: let third-party devs build better tools for moderation, much like the various mobile clients.
- Add Locked account state: let mods to temporarily lock accounts (like a forum ban) without kicking the user out.
- Add public info about number of mods/instance: let people find instances with more mods/user.

I read a sentence like this: cooperative is governance, collective is management.

What is the difference between management and governance? They translate to the same words in Turkish.

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