Last time CO2 levels were this high was 4.5 million years ago, when sea levels were between 5 and 25 meters higher than today, high enough to drown many world’s cities.
Temperatures then averaged 7 Fahrenheit higher and large forests in Arctic tundra

Unbelievable. The Vancouver Park Board has just voted to remove most of the Stanley Park bike lane, flying in the face of reason and public feedback. They are not serious about safety in the park. They are not serious about environmental concerns. They are not serious about accessibility. They have just voted to remove Vancouver's longest protected bike lane. They join a very small group of legislative bodies to strip out active transportation lanes for political ideology. #bikeyvr

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Looks like is back.

VANCOUVER CRITICAL MASS IS BACK. The Park Board's decision to close the dedicated bike lane requires a response. Last Friday of Every Month at 6pm we meet at the Georgia Street entrance to the park - from there, the mass decides where to go ...

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The #Vancouver Park Board staff report on removing the Stanley Park Separated Bike Lane (at the direction of the ABC-dominated board) is out.

3 options are presented: A) "Keep some protection", B) "Keep most protection, and C) "Keep little protection".


Spellie is 1 year old today! 🎉

Thank you to everyone that plays with their kids or on their own.

We've had over 6 million completed puzzles in the past year.

To celebrate, we recently added a few new features, like the archive of old puzzles.

Last Tuesday, a tribunal of three judges all ratified my state of innocence. They came to this conclusion after reviewing the evidence - and realizing that basically all evidence presented by the accusation was completely irrelevant. The evidence that remained showed clearly that I had NOT committed any crime.

Today my lawyers tell me that both the prosecutors office and CNT (the public telco of Ecuador) have submitted papers saying they will appeal. And this, even though the written resolution hasn't arrived yet.

It feels tough to see, even though of course I expected this to happen. But it's sad, because both of them know there's no evidence of any wrong doing. They are just continuing because they are hoping they can confuse judges or because they feel they have to.

If you haven't heard about my case, the best overview might be the one from @eff who published an analysis of the central evidence in the case against me. You can read it here:

One thing that they don't clearly indicate was whether or not customer source code could have been accessed or exfiltrated.

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tl;dr; "an unauthorized third party leveraged malware deployed to a CircleCI engineer’s laptop in order to steal a valid, 2FA-backed SSO session" ... "the unauthorized third party was able to access and exfiltrate data from a subset of databases and stores, including customer environment variables, tokens, and keys."

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.eco is now certified carbon neutral in accordance with PAS2060! 🙌 to our partners and in helping us get there.

Why are all the big, super-profitable tech companies doing layoffs right now? And what have, historically, been the results? This interview with a Stanford professor who specializes in layoff analyses is fascinating.

French economists @Lucas_chancel and Thomas Piketty are right: the highest income groups should reduce their emissions the most.
And they can afford it. Why not demand private jets to be zero-emission by 2030?
In @GretaThunberg's The Climate Book.

Mastodon, an alternative microblogging platform, has seen several spikes in user sign-ups since Elon Musk purchased Twitter in late October.

“Do not listen to powers that be who pretend that getting infected w/ COVID multiple times is now no big deal. They’re asking you to lower your guard for a nasty virus that can invade the brain, disregulate the immune system and damage the vascular system”

Crypto is such a waste of energy.

"B.C.’s clean, affordable electricity has attracted unprecedented interest from cryptocurrency miners. Currently, 21 projects are requesting a total of 1,403 megawatts that will be temporarily suspended. That is equivalent to the energy needed to power approximately 570,000 homes, or 2.1 million electric vehicles, per year in B.C."

We normally promote the conference Tech Intersections: Women of Color in Computing on #Twitter but won't this year for obvious reasons.

Please help us spread the word about this #bipoc conference in #Oakland #California.

We're offering 20% off with promo code MASTODON. #BlackMastodon #BlackFriday

We are giving free tickets to people who have been laid off with promo code LAIDOFF.

The event includes an #ally skills workshop for supporters of #woc.

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