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Ethiopian highlands (the source of Abaye/Blue Nile) are panoramic. I didn’t know it is one of the highest zones in Africa.



Interesting stuff, which is why there is a new community on central bank digital currencies on baraza: https://baraza.africa/post/9173



current knowledge about SARS-CoV-2 transmission and reformatted to be more concise. that airborne virus can be inhaled even when one is more than six feet away from an infected individual. …


The genesis and evolution of the war in Tigray have been anything but law enforcement operations. The full force of Ethiopia’s army, with all its ground and Air Force assets, was involved alongside militia forces of neighbouring regional states, not to mention the introduction of drone warfare sup…


Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced this on Friday, saying at least 200,000 doses remained unused across the country. …


Comment sections are the best/worst parts of the Internet :)




They are well paid pirates. 🏴‍☠️


Is this Transno structure the ‘relational notes’ approach, like a wiki or Zettelkestein something something?




When Jack posted that idea, I remember seeing Christopher Lemmer Webber & Evan Prodromou mention ActivityPub to Jack right there. Oh how this world works :(


I agree. It is hard to see how a centralized powerful entity would cede that power to a decentralized system if their aim is not to turn decentralized communities into name-only but centralized in practice.


Obligatory XKCD

I like the publicity this gives to fediverse. I do not think ignoring existing protocols right from the start inspires hope in as much as Twitter and Harvard do not explicitly mention existing options. I hope I am wrong in the long run.


A meta-proposal for Twitter's bluesky project

Over the course of the last month, members of the Berkman Klein community, representing academics, activists, lawyers and technologists, came together to discuss the Twitter BlueSky project. The discussions culminated in this “meta-proposal” for the BlueSky team and community, which presents sugge…



I do not know exactly what effect you are after, since all I did was paste the url link, but the editing options on web version are easy to use.



Mastercard also recently announced a partnership with Optus, one of Australia’s most trusted telco brands, to provide its customers a simpler and more secure way to prove their identity online and in-store. Elsewhere Mastercard has partnered with The Government of the Republic of North Macedonia to design a new national digital identity service to help advance the country’s digital economy aspirations.

COVID-19 gave them a much needed reason to get into identification services. More interactions are now being mediate by these private companies.

https://idservice.com/faq



Mastercard is spreading their surveillance and extractive vacuum into the classrooms.


Great idea well implemented, thank you. Will work on a CoC this evening.


Updated to v0.8.7.


Baraza

baraza is a public square as imagined in Bantu philosophy. All are welcome, but you may note it leans more on African stuff. …


I must admit I felt they were out of place because only a handful of people might be able to understand them without a translator.

I think it is the other way round – in using whatever language they choose, they are seeking individuals who understand said language. If no one on the platform can understand the language, it is a miss for them, not you. For some reason, and even though I don’t mean that you are doing it, this sounds like those convenience store “speak English, this is America” moments. But the discussion it elicited is really helpful in understanding language issues on platforms.