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In the village of Nashtifan, Iran, some of the oldest windmills in the world, with what may be the earliest windmill design in the world, still spin.
Made of natural clay, straw, and wood, they have been milling grain for flour for an estimated 1,000 years

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Karrot is a free open source platform for sharing real life resources (for example excess food, to prevent it going to waste).

You can follow the project at:

➡️ @karrot

The main instance is at karrot.world

You can find the source code at github.com/yunity

(The emphasis is on food, but the platform can be used to share anything.)

#Karrot #Activism #CoOp #CoOperative #FoodSharing #FoodAndDrink #FoodWaste #Food #FOSS #FLOSS #Libre #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #NGOs #Environment

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Tiny mushrooms (ca. 2-3cm each) among the windy dunes of Spiekeroog island, East Frisia.
That super fine sand is murder on any photo equipment, so a very quick shoot and run. #MacroPhotography #sporespondence

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Labor strike 

The Frito-Lay strikers do ask for boycott.

If you think people shouldn't be forced to work for 84 hours in a week, and that employees should be given yearly raises, this is the boycott to join... conditions were extremely bad, they didn't stop production after a death, and the union is failing to finalize a contract.

Frito-Lay is Pepsi-Co, so Snapple, Gatorade, Starbucks, Lipton, Quaker, Cheetos, Bubly, Mountain Dew, sodastream etc etc

Maybe pick up a pen.

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Everything wrong with capitalism summed up in one image:

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dystopian cyberpunk short stories from the 90s are finally a reality and it's not as fun as I had assumed

@athairbirb @stevenson this is groovy! i think a sewn equivalent could be created by engineering a pattern and some patient tinkering. a natural fiber, say linen, would lend itself well to the garment.

i think i have some linen in my fabric stash. i foresee a sewing project ahead. i will share my progress!

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Irish police will have the power to compel people to provide passwords for electronic devices when carrying out a search warrant under new legislation.


This is a fundamental attack on basic human rights.

#Ireland #HumanRights #EU

Visualizing Migraines: The Attempts of Hubert Airy & Others to Depict Scintillating Scotomata


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The rich don't pay their fair share, in fact Jeff Bezos reported so little to the IRS they gave him money (4k) to help with his kids and he fucking took it


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