Farewell My Subaru is a new book from Doug Fine, environmental journalist and NPR contributor, documenting an experiment in green living (in which, we might add, the author does not abandon his laptop, or the internet). Snip from the summary:
[He] vows to grow as much of his own food as he can, use only the sun to power his ‘Net surfing and sub-woofer, and consume little to no fossil fuel for an entire year – never mind that he’d never raised so much as a chicken or a bean. Or that he had no mechanical or electrician skills. Or that coyotes and mountain lions would like to treat his Funky Butte Ranch like a buffet line.
Today on Boing Boing tv, a short film to give you a taste of that experience, directed by Jason Ensler.
Link to Boing Boing tv blog post, with discussion and downloadable video.
Oculus Quest, the so-called ‘iPod of VR’, is now shipping.
Marginalized Native American communities throughout the United States could have better access to high-speed internet if the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decides to allow tribes to use the Educational Broadband Services (EBS) spectrum for services like telemedicine, transmitting medical records electronically, or an online high school.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has denied an application by the Chinese telecommunications provider China Mobile to provide services in the U.S. over concerns about national security and risks to law enforcement.
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