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Hard to come up with a better example of bitcoin’s disgusting environmental impact than this entire power plant that’s been converted to exclusively power bitcoin mining. arstechnica.com/?p=1763789

This is a long shot: do I know someone in Singapore who could assist me with something?

Looks like Lambda School lost their case re using deceptive language in their student contracts. They have to notify students and undergo an independent review of their contracts and marketing materials going forward. dfpi.ca.gov/2021/04/26/lambda-

Well, there’s one PS1 mystery solved. There’s a game by Culture Brain I’ve seen pop up on a lot of unreleased game lists, but some people insisted it really exists. A copy sold on Mercari for $150 recently, and they have photos. It exists! mercari.com/jp/items/m81969921

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Pleased to report that @jomc and I are speaking at a free online event hosted by the Internet Archive and Library Futures on Apr 28. We will be discussing her book Lurking, and what happened when "in the 1990's and early aughts, people became users, and users put their trust in a corporation to do the job of a library."

eventbrite.com/e/why-trust-a-c

Library friends: do you have opinions on the different library programs in Canada? A friend is looking at going into children’s librarianship and could use feedback from people who have experience at different schools.

Every now and then I remember that there’s a real, honest-to-goodness OS named eComStation

Writing a new programming language where instead of all strings being UTF-8, they’re MARC-8

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RMS, open letter, signing 

There’s power-over-ethernet, and there’s ethernet-over-power. But can you do power-over-ethernet-over-power?

My favourite record store is reopening!! Their location burned down last year, destroying a lot of their stock. I’m so happy they’re bouncing back. If you’re a music lover in Vancouver please check out their site and grab a record. dandelionrecords.ca

Gofundme collected a set of verified fundraisers to help those affected baby the Atlanta shootings: gofundme.com/c/act/stop-aapi-h

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