Chris Remington

Volunteer amateur systems administrator for Beehaw. Stay-at-home dad. Outdoor enthusiast.

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Way back in 2007 I read a book by Derrick Jensen entitled Endgame, Vol. 1: The Problem of Civilization.

I didn’t agree with everything that the author wrote and I still have trouble with some of his material. However, I believe that he is clever and produced some thought provoking insights.

At the beginning of his book he prefaced himself with several premises.

I’d like to highlight the ones that I feel are noteworthy:

Premise One: Civilization is not and can never be sustainable. This is especially true for industrial civilization.

Premise Three: Our way of living—industrial civilization—is based on, requires, and would collapse very quickly without persistent and widespread violence.

Premise Six: Civilization is not redeemable. This culture will not undergo any sort of voluntary transformation to a sane and sustainable way of living. If we do not put a halt to it, civilization will continue to immiserate the vast majority of humans and to degrade the planet until it (civilization, and probably the planet) collapses. The effects of this degradation will continue to harm humans and non-humans for a very long time.

Premise Thirteen: Those in power rule by force, and the sooner we break ourselves of illusions to the contrary, the sooner we can at least begin to make reasonable decisions about whether, when, and how we are going to resist.

Premise Fourteen: From birth on—and probably from conception, but I’m not sure how I’d make the case—we are individually and collectively enculturated to hate life, hate the natural world, hate the wild, hate wild animals, hate women, hate children, hate our bodies, hate and fear our emotions, hate ourselves. If we did not hate the world, we could not allow it to be destroyed before our eyes. If we did not hate ourselves, we could not allow our homes—and our bodies—to be poisoned.

Premise Twenty: Within this culture, economics—not community well-being, not morals, not ethics, not justice, not life itself—drives social decisions.


Supposedly, this will be released one week from now.
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There is a beehaw Reddit account: https://www.reddit.com/user/beehaw-lemmy

Yes. I made that as well as the Beehaw subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/beehaw/

I don’t mind if someone else would like to make a Twitter Beehaw account. I’ve never used Twitter, for various reasons, and I don’t intend to start now.


Disturbing video: https://vimeo.com/cityofmemphis
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I’m more concerned about the Chinese hackers that have stolen decades worth of information from the US government. It has been called the largest transfer of wealth in history.


> As a Community Interest Company its main purpose is charitable, to make light aviation available to developing countries, where aviation fuel is scarce and expensive, but sunlight is plentiful.
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Server logs wouldn’t contain anything pertaining to the users here. This sounds like something you could bring to the Lemmy developers since they may know. Devs: Dessalines & nutomic


I’ve checked the Modlog (and you can too) and I don’t see anything to indicate a ban against your account.


To almost no one’s surprise. Many years ago, when it dawned on me what Google is (the largest data mining corporation on Earth), I’ve tried to avoid them as best as I can.


Thanks for letting us know.







When Beehaw was first launched our disk usage (physical space on the server) was approximately 45%. Right now we are up to 72% and this will continue to climb over time. At the moment, I can only see two options. Firstly, go up an additional tier with our server host which would increase the monthly hosting cost. Secondly, figure out a way to remove old and inactive posts. Hopefully, there is a batch process for this or something similar. I'm not an expert in this area, sadly. What are your thoughts?
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Forthcoming book by Siddharth Kara: [Cobalt Red: How the Blood of the Congo Powers Our Lives ](https://smile.amazon.com/Cobalt-Red-Blood-Congo-Powers/dp/1250284309/) > Cobalt Red is the searing, first-ever exposé of the immense toll taken on the people and environment of the Democratic Republic of the Congo by cobalt mining, as told through the testimonies of the Congolese people themselves. Activist and researcher Siddharth Kara has traveled deep into cobalt territory to document the testimonies of the people living, working, and dying for cobalt. To uncover the truth about brutal mining practices, Kara investigated militia-controlled mining areas, traced the supply chain of child-mined cobalt from toxic pit to consumer-facing tech giants, and gathered shocking testimonies of people who endure immense suffering and even die mining cobalt. > Cobalt is an essential component to every lithium-ion rechargeable battery made today, the batteries that power our smartphones, tablets, laptops, and electric vehicles. Roughly 75 percent of the world’s supply of cobalt is mined in the Congo, often by peasants and children in sub-human conditions. Billions of people in the world cannot conduct their daily lives without participating in a human rights and environmental catastrophe in the Congo. In this stark and crucial book, Kara argues that we must all care about what is happening in the Congo―because we are all implicated.
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I’m surprised that it took this long for them to implement this.


Same and I will support them as much as I can. Firefox (Developer Edition) has been my default browser for a very long time.





This isn’t news to me. Everyone’s bathroom is covered in poop particles including toothbrushes. Human’s immune system has adapted over decades. Not a problem.





> A nuclear fusion reactor has reportedly created more energy than was put into it, for the first time ever.
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Paper: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08974454.2022.2126744?journalCode=wwcj20
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The morality police “was abolished by the same authorities who installed it,” Attorney General Mohammad Javad Montazeri said in remarks during a meeting on Saturday where officials were discussing the unrest, according to state media reports. But he went on to suggest that the judiciary would still enforce restrictions on “social behavior.”

On Thursday, the attorney general said that the authorities were reviewing the country’s head scarf regulations and would issue a decision within 15 days.

If the morality police are abolished, it would have a major impact on the state’s ability to police what women wear. But it was not immediately clear whether the authorities were planning to relax the laws mandating that women cover their hair and bodies, which remain in place.

Source: New York Times


First time I’ve heard that sexism and anti-feminism were on the rise there. Sorry to hear.