Bruce’s weblog

Signal launches usernames!

European Court of Human Rights bans weakening of secure end-to-end encryption

Inexhaustible Flows? | Do the Math

"Thus, biology has far exceeded technology in capturing the inexhaustible flow from the sun using a minimum of minerals—and those being extracted from and re-deposited to the soil in a continuous, self-sustaining cycle, importantly. Biology and evolution really figured things out! Modernity looks like a bumbling idiot by comparison—like R2D2 in a stair-climbing competition against an athlete."

"For all intents and purposes, biology has figured out a way to tap into the continuous and (seasonally) reliable flow of solar energy using a bare minimum of mineral requirements from the land’s surface. It took billions of years to solve this very hard problem. One could consider the result to be a “circular economy,” in that minerals are recycled into the environment and taken in by microbes, fungi, plants, and on up the food chain."

Car harm: A global review of automobility's harm to people and the environment

“We find that, since their invention, cars and automobility have killed 60–80 million people and injured at least 2 billion. Currently, 1 in 34 deaths are caused by automobility.”

Via Kottke

How to Blow Up an Economy

Laxaþjóð | A Salmon Nation - Full Film Patagonia Films - YouTube

DO 203 – Kris de Decker and Low Tech Magazine, with Josh and Simon Doomer Optimism podcast

Can ‘degrowth’ solve our ecological, social & economic problems? with Timothee Parrique

A Religion of Life 🤯

DO 202 – Alexis Zeigler, Living Energy Farm - with Josh and Ashley Doomer Optimism podcast

Revenge of the Luddites!

The growing link between microbes, mood, and mental health

DIY Wooden Bike Trolley

The poster’s guide to the internet of the future

No Tech Reader # 43

A response to Hannah Ritchie: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Economic Growth

David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet

To What End?

Ekō ElectiFraud Report Skewers Toyota Deceptive Marketing Practices

My God: It's Evolution!

Tom Murphy’s blog (and Daniel Quinn’s book Ishmael, and the Human Nature Odyssey podcast) are blowing my mind this week!