** The problem:
* By 2040 emissions from computing alone will be close to half the emissions level acceptable to keep global warming below 2°C. This growth in computing emissions is unsustainable: it would make it virtually impossible to meet the emissions warming limit.
* The emissions from production of computing devices far exceed the emissions from operating them, so even if devices are more energy efficient producing more of them will make the emissions problem worse. Therefore we must extend the useful life of our computing devices.
** The solution:
As a society we need to start treating computational resources as finite and precious, to be utilised only when necessary, and as effectively as possible. We need frugal computing: achieving the same results for less energy.
** The vision: please read the article, I'm out of characters.
I was whining about people on hn and lobsters being mean to the projects I loved yesterday, and it sparked some good conversations.
I went over my entire website and eradicated the use of words like "simply" and "easy". Removed things with retro-computing connotations, tried to limit the metaphors with mentions of old or small scale technologies.
Also added a few notes on decisions that advised its design.
UK’s climate science deniers rebrand https://www.politico.eu/article/climate-change-skeptics-united-kingdom-science-deniers-rebrand/
Hello, I'm new and a little lost around here. I was asked to make an #introduction post so here I go: My name is Chris, I work as an documentary filmmaker and photographer in central america, mainly focused on social movements. I am also interested in all open source, Linux and cybersecurity stuff.
If there is anyone here who'd like to work with me as a Research Associate from 1 Jan 2022 until 31 July 2023 or for a shorter period, full-time or part-time, please let me know.
Closing date is 13 Oct, no applicants so far so I will re-advertise if needed.
The post is on a research project at the intersection of embedded systems (SW&HW), programming languages, compilers, runtime systems and type theory. So if you know about any of these areas, it may suit you.
And also for National Poetry Day, although it references winter, let me offer you a Haku program called "yuki".
記憶は「忘れられない あの冬の the new fallen snow」、
wasureru to ha ken de kuu no koto desu.
tōi to ha mono de mono wo miseru no koto desu.
honma to ha
kioku ha "wasurerarenai ano fuyu no the new fallen snow",
wasurekake teta tōi kioku
to iu koto desu.
It's autumn and National Poetry Day
Eerst zetten zwaluwen op de draden
De noten van het gekend gezang,
Dan komen meeuwen landinwaarts
En de laatste vruchten smaken wrang:
Wind bladert in de kruinen
En leest het dode lover af
Belegert onze dorre tuinen
En scheidt koren van het kaf.
Kind, die in de bossen noten raapt
Hoor de dood in onze schedel kruipen
En zie hoe wij het geluk besluipen
Dat binnen in die bittere bolster slaapt.
(From "Junkieverdriet" by Jotie T'Hooft, 1956-1977)
FYI, I just checked. If you live here in Madagascar, use internet on your phone, and are with Telma (the largest phone/internet provider), then buying 1 gigabyte of Facebook/WhatsApp/Instagram access costs only *half* the price of buying 100 megabytes of general internet access.
I hadn't realised there would be so much interest in my Haku language from people who don't know Japanese. I have now added transliterations in Latin script (romaji) and English translations of the code to make it a bit more accessible.
【電卓演奏ロボット A-HOGE】トルコ行進曲 / Mozart's Turkish March by the Performance Robot for Musical Calculators
My main account is @wim_v12e, pls see there for bio.
This is my more techy/hacky/sciency account.
I am he.