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  1. Comment on What browser do you use? How have you customized it? in ~tech

    lainon
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    I use the version of Firefox that ships with my distribution (on Fedora 32 beta currently). Like others, I have Pocket (and possibly other things) disabled in about:config. Because I do not use...

    I use the version of Firefox that ships with my distribution (on Fedora 32 beta currently). Like others, I have Pocket (and possibly other things) disabled in about:config. Because I do not use history, bookmarks, etc. I make sure that Firefox does not store any such data. I use the PrivacyTools.io instance of Searx as my default search engine. I prefer to store neat things I find online outside of my web browser and use the browser strictly as a means to view webpages.

    Add-ons include:

    • Bitwarden
    • NoScript
    • uMatrix
    • uBlock Origin
    • HTTPS Everywhere
    • Privacy Badger
    • Decentraleyes
    • Cookie AutoDelete

    It's possibly a bit much and certainly a bit redundant.

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  2. Comment on What’s something that you wish more people would inform themselves about? in ~talk

    lainon
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    I understand and agree with your general point, but I have a few problems with some of the things you said. This simply isn't an option for most people who live in places with poor or non-existent...

    I understand and agree with your general point, but I have a few problems with some of the things you said.

    Have you considered living in places where transit doesn't suck? Maybe in a more dense urban environment?

    This simply isn't an option for most people who live in places with poor or non-existent public transit. This is a common attitude that people have and it doesn't make sense to me. Moving can be a very difficult task, and there can be a number of things tying someone to a particular location. It may be difficult for them to change jobs, they may have family in the area, they may be in debt and can't afford the expense, whatever. These are just examples. I'm just trying to make the point that "Why don't you just move?" often isn't a good argument to use.

    Good thing you can subscribe to community solar projects in your area

    ..if they exist there. Using the links you provided and doing a quick search, I was unable to find any evidence that this is something available in my area. Admittedly it's late and I only searched briefly so I could be wrong here, but I do live in a fairly rural area (and no, I can't move).

    Stop waiting for those around you, or even worse, your government, to start doing something. The earth will shake us off like fleas. You cause environmental damage. Stop doing so.

    I agree that we should stop waiting around, but I disagree that individual action is sufficient or where we should focus the majority of our efforts. I especially don't think that we can rely on people voluntarily making the lifestyle changes necessary to make these individual efforts worthwhile (on their own) on the time-scale that we are operating on.

    I realize this stat has been thrown around a lot and may have lost its meaning in the process, but "100 companies have been the source of more than 70% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions since 1988".

    It seems clear to me that the action required for meaningful change has to be systemic. I'm not suggesting people wait around for their government to start doing something, I'm suggesting we force their hand. I also don't mean to suggest that individual efforts are completely useless, just that they are not going to be sufficient unless coupled with decisive collective action.

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