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My G+ South African Technology Collection has a presence on MeWe

Date Published: Sun, 17 Feb 2019 11:30:09 +0200

My G+ South African Technology Collection has a presence on MeWe

You'll find all my posts for this Collection over there was well as on Youme Social, Minds, Mastodon, Friendica, Hubzilla, Blogger, Tumblr, Twitter. Links are on my G+ Profile About page.

See https://mewe.com/join/south_africa1

#southafrica


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My G+ Open Source Software Collection has a presence on MeWe

Date Published: Sun, 17 Feb 2019 11:27:19 +0200

My G+ Open Source Software Collection has a presence on MeWe

You'll find all my posts for this Collection over there was well as on Youme Social, Minds, Mastodon, Friendica, Hubzilla, Blogger, Tumblr, Twitter. Links are on my G+ Profile About page.

See https://mewe.com/join/open_source_software

#opensource #FOSS



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My G+ Traditional Wet Shaving Collection has a presence on MeWe and on Youme Social

Date Published: Sun, 17 Feb 2019 11:25:11 +0200

My G+ Traditional Wet Shaving Collection has a presence on MeWe and on Youme Social

You'll find all my posts for this Collection over there was well as on Youme Social, Minds, Mastodon, Friendica, Hubzilla, Blogger, Tumblr, Twitter. Links are on my G+ Profile About page.

See https://mewe.com/join/traditional_wet_shaving and at https://youme.social/groups/view/99/traditional-wet-shaving

#wetshaving #traditionalwetshaving #shaving


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My G+ Green Tech & Environment Collection has a presence on MeWe

Date Published: Sun, 17 Feb 2019 11:22:24 +0200

My G+ Green Tech & Environment Collection has a presence on MeWe

You'll find all my posts for this Collection over there was well as on Youme Social, Minds, Mastodon, Friendica, Hubzilla, Blogger, Tumblr, Twitter. Links are on my G+ Profile About page.

See https://mewe.com/join/green_tech

#greentech #environment


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My G+ Tech & Gadgets Collection has a presence on MeWe with over 3000 Followers as well as on Youme ...

Date Published: Sun, 17 Feb 2019 11:19:36 +0200

My G+ Tech & Gadgets Collection has a presence on MeWe with over 3000 Followers as well as on Youme Social

You'll find all my posts for this Collection over there was well as on Youme Social, Minds, Mastodon, Friendica, Hubzilla, Blogger, Tumblr, Twitter. Links are on my G+ Profile About page.

See https://mewe.com/join/tech__gadgets

#technology #gadgets


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Brilliant features with no BS. No Ads. No Spyware. MeWe is the Next-Gen Social Network.

G+ style Multi-Column Streams in Pluspora, Mastodon, Hubzilla, and Tumblr!

Date Published: Sat, 16 Feb 2019 23:44:16 +0200

G+ style Multi-Column Streams in Pluspora, Mastodon, Hubzilla, and Tumblr!

I've put together CSS styles which provide multi-column Streams in various social media platforms. This has a huge effect on browsing speed. To use them, you:

Download Stylus plugin (Chrome, Firefox or Opera): https://add0n.com/stylus.html

Install desired Multi-Column style from here: https://userstyles.org/users/773238

Posted by Isaac Kuo on MeWe in Plusrefugees group.

#diaspora #mastodon #hubzilla #tumblr #pluspora



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What Do You Need to Get Started With Traditional Shaving – AKA Wet-Shaving?

Date Published: Sat, 16 Feb 2019 23:13:31 +0200

What Do You Need to Get Started With Traditional Shaving – AKA Wet-Shaving?

Traditional shaving as your grandfather did is very simple and easy. You only need 3 items:

1. Safety razor (with blades)
2. Shaving brush
3. Shaving soap or cream

There are many other things that are nice to have – but strictly speaking, these are the 3 things you MUST have. Keep in mind – the equipment you purchase today will last you year after year. You’ll get a better shave and lower your expenses. A better combination is hard to find!

To help the beginners a bit on the way to choose the right combination of these three have a look at https://luxuryshavingrazors.com/safety-razor/what-is-needed-for-classic-wet-shaving/ where they also list some of the ket benefits of wet shaving.

#wetshaving #traditionalwetshaving #safetyrazor


What Do You Need to Get Started With Traditional Shaving - AKA Wet-Shaving?

Photos from our Amateur Radio HF Practical Assessment - Making Contact here with ZS3Y who was 750km ...

Date Published: Sat, 16 Feb 2019 20:51:00 +0200

Photos from our Amateur Radio HF Practical Assessment - Making Contact here with ZS3Y who was 750km away East of Uppington

The afternoon started with about 30 minutes to assemble and erect the inverted V antenna (for 40m and 80m bands) and after testing the SWR and switching the radio on, we each took turns to make contacts on the HF frequency bands. We each made two contacts so require another three before we can be signed off as having passed the practical assessment,

The furthest contact we made was with ZS3Y who was situated on a wine farm about 50km East of Uppington which was a good 750km away.

More photos and videos at https://photos.gadgeteer.co.za/index.php?/category/219

#amateurradio #hamradio #capetown

16/02/2019


Facebook, Google, CDC under pressure to stop anti-vax garbage from spreading - Does Freedom of Speech...

Date Published: Sat, 16 Feb 2019 14:05:14 +0200

Facebook, Google, CDC under pressure to stop anti-vax garbage from spreading - Does Freedom of Speech protect Naive or Intentional Fake news?

With five measles outbreaks ongoing in the US, lawmakers are questioning both health officials and tech giants on their efforts to combat the noxious anti-vaccine misinformation fueling the spread of disease.

To me, it is not about the measles issue itself or whether the posts are right or wrong, it's about the intention of "Freedom of Speech". Is freedom of speech protected where it is intended to cause harm, promote terrorism, panic people, etc? Do we allow people to speak about bombs at an airport? Even "terrorism/war" is often a political concept of each side believing they are in the right - so who gets to decide? The issue is way bigger than just about vaccinations.

In an ideal and educated world maybe we could have total freedom of speech as we would each make a rational argument motivated by the facts we have. And we'd debate that rationally with others. Have you ever seen that type of discussion happening on social media?

So "With Great Freedom Comes Great Responsibility". We allow the freedom but we prosecute mercilessly where that freedom was intended to cause harm or panic (read "trolls" here) or where negligence is involved (resharing or promoting ideas without checking facts properly).

We can't have our cake and eat it too. We already have quite a bit of chaos and fake news on social media, some of which has even caused rots and loss of life. I'm not promoting censorship (especially where that is to further political causes) but rather for greater responsibility by social media users.

As far as vaccinations go we as parents get to decide for our children who have no clue as to how to decide for themselves. But our choice not only affects our own children but also that of the rest of the community, and community resources (or taxes). So do research and make an informed decision.

See https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/02/facebook-working-on-additional-changes-to-beat-down-anti-vaxxers/ and let's see the rational discussion unfold below!

#freedomofspeech #rights #censorship


Facebook, Google, CDC under pressure to stop anti-vax garbage from spreading
Facebook ponders demoting anti-vax nonsense as measles cases surge.

Beijing Confirms It Will Implement Stage 6 Emissions Rules In 2019 aimed at motor vehicles to slash ...

Date Published: Sat, 16 Feb 2019 13:34:15 +0200

Beijing Confirms It Will Implement Stage 6 Emissions Rules In 2019 aimed at motor vehicles to slash carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions

Beijing has some of the worst air pollution of any city in the world. In an effort to combat that problem, it has established a series of pollution regulations for the motor vehicles that use its streets. Currently, Stage V rules — based primarily on regulations promulgated by the European Union — are in force.

The issue here is the focus on high volume vehicle traffic found in congested city streets. We can all learn from China and hopefully start preventative actions now before our other cities reach similar levels in future. The "clean diesel" marketing campaigns of a few years back resulted in many diesel vehicles arriving on roads, and which emit invisible toxic nitrogen oxide. Air pollution is NOT just about the smoke you see coming from a factory or refinery smokestack or the car in front of you with smoke coming from its exhaust. Have you noticed that many polluting factories only operate at night when they have visible smoke? It is about the fine particle matter that is often invisible.

Hence why there are often government incentives to move drivers to EVs, and why EV is not solely around the price of the car. Governments are generally charging a carbon tax now to polluting industries (or polluting vehicles) and are supposed to be using that to provide incentives and discounts to EV purchasers. Of course in South Africa, all our tax revenue goes into a central revenue fund and it is not ring-fenced for EV incentives, which is why we see so little incentives (is zero the same as a little?) and EV sales have not taken off. The carbon tax is NOT supposed to be used as a revenue generator. Ideally, the carbon tax should balance to zero vs the incentives paid out.

See https://cleantechnica.com/2019/02/14/beijing-confirms-it-will-implement-stage-6-emissions-rules-in-2019/

#EV #carbontax #airpollution



Beijing Confirms It Will Implement Stage 6 Emissions Rules In 2019 | CleanTechnica
Beijing says it will implement Stage VI emissions rules this year. They will cut carbon and nitrogen emissions by 50% and particulates by 40% compared to existing rules. Exhaust sniffers will be deployed throughout the city to enforce compliance.
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