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Bookmarked: Vertical Farming Does Not Save Space - LOW-TECH MAGAZINE

If the electricity for a vertical farm is supplied by solar panels, the energy production takes up at least as much space as the vertical farm saves. Urban agriculture in vertical, indoor “farms” is on the rise. Electric lights allow the crops to be grown in layers above each other year-round. Proponents argue that growers can save a lot of agricultural land in this way. Additional advantages are that less energy is needed to transport food (most people live in a city) and that less water and pesticides are required. Which crops? The vertical farms that have been commercially active for several years all focus on the same crops. These are agricultural products with a high water content, such as...

https://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2021/02/vertical-farming-ecosystem-services.html

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Boosted: Rust Foundation - Hello World!

https://foundation.rust-lang.org/posts/2021-02-08-hello-world/

Congrats to the Rust team and Mozilla for this milestone! I wonder if Mozilla could further its mission better by being an incubator instead of trying to develop its own products. They could develop technologies and build them into sustainable foundations. I trust Mozilla to think about the right things when starting a new technology, but I'm not so sure about their expertise to develop end-user products.

development tech Mozilla

Bookmarked: Pinecone lands $10M seed for purpose-built machine learning database | TechCrunch

Pinecone, a new startup from the folks who helped launch Amazon SageMaker, has built a vector database that generates data in a specialized format to help build machine learning applications faster, something that was previously only accessible to the largest organizations. Today the company came o…

https://techcrunch.com/2021/01/27/pinecone-lands-10m-seed-for-purpose-built-machine-learning-database/

development tech databases

Boosted: PERCEIVED RELATIONS BETWEEN GOPHER GEMINI AND HTTP

http://len.falken.ink/web/perceived-relations-between-gopher-gemini-and-http.txt

The argument which is then made (and acknowledged by the FAQ) is: why not just use a subset of HTTP? It seems the answer boils down to enforcement. I don't see why this is a problem though, because people need to force themselves to use Gemini clients.

This is one of my biggest frustrations with Gemini. There's no reason all of the development that is going into it couldn't happen in the Web space. You could build your own tiny browser that work with a subset of the web. Other people could build really basic, text-only sites for your browser's users to visit, and they would still be available for anyone else using other browsers. Building Gemini servers/sites is just a lot of work to build another niche silo.

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