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Announcing the next #Guix Days!

Let's meet for two days in February to talk about Guix and its community! This event is part of a series of events this year that celebrate the tenth anniversary of Guix. More to come :)

guix.gnu.org/blog/2022/online-

We welcome any topic related to Guix, so don't hesitate to submit a talk! You have until February 8 to submit a proposal, but the sooner you submit, the sooner you'll be notified, and the more time you'll have. Don't wait!

#conference #community

@calcifer I'm not sure I agree with your assessment.

Crypto solves a number of problems that prior solutions could not - or only at significant cost, or difficulty.

I'm not saying it's the best, or particularly green. I'm not even saying that it will or should appeal to everyone but it is a first-generation technology, and it does help people today.

If we weren't all so political and colonial, we might not even have the problems, crypto is trying to solve.

@ajroach42 wow, this is just ...I'm speechless... Blood Sisters of Lesbian Sin? Bride of Killer Nerd? Fatty Drives the Bus? Seriously? 😄

If you're interested in the Twisted networking protocol, this is by far the best introduction: krondo.com/an-introduction-to-. You won't even notice that this was written 13! years ago.

@calcifer I use the internet to collaborate with others on open source software. It works pretty well - I suppose your view of things depends entirely on which parts of the internet you associate with.

You might need 1000 terrible ideas before you hit a feasible one, but at least it's moving - after years of stagnation, it certainly made people aware that there's another way. Maybe it will promote change elsewhere. Maybe crypto is the spark we needed, for something better?

@categorille frankly, I'd be curious about your idea. How do we convince enough people to make sacrifices in their own life, to get us out of the "deep shit"?

I mean, this whole debate did not start yesterday... it's been going on for 50+ years.

@categorille I'm not sure what you're implying but I still believe that if anything is going to save us, it's innovation. I don't think we're going to convince 7 billion people to change their habits.

Aside from that, we haven't even figured out how-to properly harness power. If we weren't so satisfied with ourselves, we might come-up with a power generator the size of my coffee-cup, that can supply the whole world with energy.

Computers once barely fit into a house.

@calcifer the internet was pretty "trash" in it's early days compared to what it is now, and I'm not sure if social media solves more problems than it created. I guess we'll know in 20+ years?

Overall, it sounds like your banking solution meets your needs. Again, I'm very happy about this, for you.

@avalos @categorille yeah, you're right. I'm aware of this problem. Almost a law of nature this thing ...

Incidental I have some Stellar. They did a few air-drops. I never looked at their tech though. I'll check it out. Thanks!

@avalos @categorille no, I was just wondering whether you face any of these issues? I'm sure there's plenty of people that have never had any problem and never a reason to look for an alternative.

@avalos @categorille I cannot argue with you on that but wouldn't proof-of-stake based currencies be a first attempt to solve this problem? I mean this technology is literally brand new. Who knows what this evolves to in 10 years?

A quick search on Google reveals that there's approx. 2,195 commercial bank branches / 100,000 people. Let's just assume, that there's an equal amount of ATM machines.

I wonder what the collective energy usage of millions of bank branches and ATM's, and keeping those ATM's stocked with money, add up to?

Not to talk about the brainpower wasted on misleading customers, manipulation of markets and lobbying politicians to keep their eyes closed...

How does that compare with "crypto"?

@categorille @avalos so you're saying, that we should have stopped using light bulbs when they were using 50W instead of innovating to come-up with LED's that use 4W? I mean, I totally agree with you - whatever we are doing right now, may be unsustainable but that doesn't mean we should dismiss it.

@avalos excuse me, why does crypto suck? I assume you have easy access to banking? No problem to transfer money to other people? No transfer fees that sometimes exceed 5%+? Haven't waited 7-14 days for a SWIFT transfer? Haven't had your money confiscated from your bank account because your govt is broke? Aren't under sanction?

Well, I'm really happy for you! I'm not sure the rest of the world, has the same experience?

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Ich möchte meinen ganzen Fotokollegen gerne zeigen, dass das #fediverse eine mögliche Alternative zu den mainstream Diensten darstellt, für Künstler geeignet ist und Bilder es durchaus schaffen von vielen Menschen gesehen zu werden! Helft mir doch dabei und gibt diesem Beitrag einen #boost.

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