I get lots of comments about the cargo bike. Usually it’s: ‘can I have a lift?’ The best is from a teenager I passed by: ‘it’s the future of cars!’ (young people know their stuff). Today’s comment was a new one: ‘can I have a bath in that?’. Ummm... no.

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"Japan's cyber-security minister has 'never used a computer'"

TBH it sounds like he is way ahead of the curve on computer security

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Every single mainstream tech site (Engadget, Ars Technica, TechCrunch etc) is more about consumerism than helping to improve the lot of humanity through technology. No wonder our relationship with tech is very disposable, things need to change.

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Idea for a Star Trek Episode :StarfleetInsignia: Show more

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Tesla workers speak out : 'Anything pro-union is shut down really fast'

Elon Musk has said he is ‘neutral’ about a union but former employees blame their firing on their efforts to organize while current workers say a ‘culture of fear’ persists

For two years Dezzimond Vaughn was a well-regarded worker at the Tesla factory in Lathrop, California. Then he became involved in trying to organize a union and suddenly his job was (...)

My instance seems to have cut ties with the Fediverse. What’s going on?

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@aral Glad to be helping out with that then. Thanks for the inspiration to set up my own instance.

@petehindle@mastodon.cloud Yeah it's OK for cycling. I miss all the old waggonways and offroad paths around Tyneside though.

Trying to rustle up some feelings of sympathy for Elon Musk and his excruciating year. Failing.

GDPR should be giving Facebook's Europe office nightmares, but I'm sure it isn't

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