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Bookmarked: Sony reverses course, keeps legacy PlayStation online stores open | Ars Technica

PS3 and Vita stores will remain available, but PSP will sunset as planned.

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/04/sony-reverses-course-keeps-legacy-playstation-online-stores-open/

We don't need it, but here's more evidence that digital-only media is a bad idea. When people talk about the all-streaming future for gaming, this is why I dread it.

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Boosted: Mozilla plans to remove the Compact Density option from Firefox's Customize menu - gHacks Tech News

Mozilla plans to remove the Compact Density option from the Firefox browser's customize menu, which allows users to reduce the size of the browser chrome.

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/03/14/mozilla-plans-to-remove-the-compact-density-option-from-firefoxs-customize-menu/

I don't understand why #Mozilla is so intent on ruining their users' attitude toward them and Firefox. They're just going to slowly take away every useful feature in Firefox until it withers away to nothing.

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Boosted: Google-free /e/ OS is now selling preloaded phones in the US, starting at $380 | Ars Technica

If DIY flashing isn't your thing, refurbished Samsung devices are now available.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/03/google-free-e-os-is-now-selling-pre-loaded-phones-in-the-us-starting-at-380/

This is pretty cool. Now there's at least one viable alternative phone I can buy if my current one reaches its end-of-life. I'm still holding out hope for the #PinePhone and other #nix based smartphones. Getting a convergent Linux onto smartphones that can serve as a daily driver would be killer. But until then it's great that there's a choice that isn't a giant Silicon Valley silo.

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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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