[#art] mini #sculptures made on the graphite tip of pencils https://www.africanews.com/2021/09/22/egyptian-artist-carves-pencil-tips-into-tiny-statues-of-pharaohs/
[#idea] #cybersecurity problems and #ransomware have gotten our of hand. I think governments should preform or fund regular scans of the internet users/companies/websites for holes and require ISPs to inform custumers of the problem. Also they should perform or fund scans/serveys of software/app repositories, Linux software packages for securities holes. As well as software module repositories like cpan, pypl, npm, etc. It would be somewhat expensive, but much less than the cost of hack.
Updated #idea to combat #disinformation, without censorship. So if a user consistently post #fakenews a banner goes up on their page, and any of their posts. It shows a count of each instance of false info, misleading info, fake quote, altered video, etc. Also note source if reposting stuff traced back to state run propaganda campaign. Banner goes away if user post without fake news for X days and Y posts. This solves the problem of the delay it takes to detect and verify fake news. Might work
#idea: I think a good way to get manufacturers to reduce #packaging might be to come up with a standard for packaging vs product ratio. Based on weight or volume, not sure whats best. They could be placed next to the new #recycling labels. Then people can compare similar products.
Also frozen pizza manufactures should label boxes with the diameter, that way they don't have to make their boxes unnecessarily bigger to compete.
Stop using #CryptoCurrency, Horrible for the environment, extremely useful to criminals and sanctioned countries. Most new cryptocurrencies created are scams, multiple major exchanges(banks) have been hacked loosing tens of millions. Causes blackouts in major cities. Increases energy costs. It is a currency with no stable basis and bubble will enviably crash. Just stop using it. It is a investment in a thing with no substance and the only way to stop is for people to stop caring about it
pretty amazing art created by bruising bananas
really cool roots
A funny #quote i just read
"The #dragon looked a little contrite. Ah, well, I have difficulty reading the tiny books you little people make, so I invented something I call an #audiobook.
Oh? A sort of magic? Booksie wondered. Library magic always fascinated me!
Likewise! But no. An audio book is when you find someone that can read and translate a book at the same time, usually a scholar, and then kidnap them so that they can read to you."
Cinnamon Bun by RavensDagger
This is a present I made a while ago, but i just can across the photo, so thought id share, feel free to copy the idea. They are all natural #minerals in vials
#patentTrolls just suck, they offer no benefit to anything, except to themselves. Nothing. I just read this, where #Intel owes $2+ billion to a company that doesn't produce anything, except the law suit, that is. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-03-02/intel-told-to-pay-2-18-billion-after-losing-texas-patent-trial
So i was thinking, they should make a law so that a #patent is considered abandon(ie can't sue), if the owner has no plans on producing anything using the patent concept or anything derived from the original idea. Seem like a common sense solution.