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Joplin

Joplin is a free, open source note taking and to-do application, which can handle a large number of notes organised into notebooks.

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https://www.tromjaro.com/joplin/
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Our Liberapay support increased a lot over the past weeks. From some 10 Euros a week, to 55 Euros a week. We do not know if this is a bug or something, but if not thank you to the people who support us there - https://liberapay.com/TROM/ ! #tromlive

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The Bit Player

The Bit Player is a 2019 documentary film created to celebrate the 2016 centenary of the birth of Claude Shannon, the “father of information theory”.

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https://www.videoneat.com/documentaries/22215/the-bit-player/
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Sustainable businesses. What a joke.


"Turning to sustainable global business: 5 things to know about the circular economy" https://news.un.org/en/story/2021/06/1093802

This is a UN story. Even their story, meant to be positive, it is not. As they say:
"However, there is still a long way to and there is even evidence that the world is going backwards: the 2021 Circularity Gap Report, produced annually by the Circle Economy thinktank, estimates that the global circularity rate (the proportion of recovered materials, as a percentage of overall materials used) stands at only 8.6 per cent, down from 9.1 per cent in 2018"

Thinking that you can create sustainable businesses, it is like trying to make the water dry. You cannot. The goal of a business is to keep on making profits, else it cannot sustain itself.

Think about the following:

You have a hiking shoes company. You make boots for the people who want to hike. You employ 100 people or so, to design and produce them. You want to make really great hiking boots and make your business as sustainable as possible. How can you do that? Well, you cannot.

Three reasons why:

1. The chain of trades is wide and complicated in today's society. The raw materials used can come from other parts of the world that you cannot control or oversee. And a lot of materials go into such boots. Here's an example. So the production can be spread across the world, employing slaves, creating waste, pollution, and such. Things you cannot, again, oversee or control.

2. You have to compete with others and that means you are forced to lower your prices. If Amazon, or others, are playing "dirty" (unsustainable) and because of that they can have much lower prices, then very likely you are out of the business. So you are forced to cut corners and maybe lie, deceive, exaggerate about your hiking boots, to keep yourself afloat (to keep on selling them). You will have to invest into ads and marketing, and find cheaper producers/distributors for your boots.

3. The most important and easy to grasp issue: YOU HAVE TO KEEP ON SELLING HIKING BOOTS!

Look, if you are selling something (say hiking boots), you cannot afford to say: "Oh, we made enough of them...seems like most people have hiking boots. And we've also made them of such a good quality that they need no replacement - we don't have to produce new models. Let's stop producing more to not contribute to a potential waste of resources.". You cannot say that. If you say that you also say "Lets fire all of our 100 employees and lose our financial income and suffer because of that." It is that simple!

There is no such thing as a sustainable business, simply because a business NEEDS to keep on producing the shit they are making, endlessly! Else they cannot survive! Couple that with the fact that they have to compete (price wise) with other businesses + the fact that there is usually a huge chain of trades in order to produce any good/service (and you cannot control those), then it surely must mean that trying to make a sustainable business it is like trying to dry the water.




Humans have to take their heads out of their butts, and accept that we cannot keep on living in a trade-based society while trying to fix the problems created by the trade-based society. We need to start providing trade-free goods and services, at least when it comes to the basic needs, for most humans. To decouple them from this rat-trade-race, little by little. #tromimg

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We've added a new services to our https://trom.tf/ - a simple internet speed test that is trade-free. Here it is https://speed.trom.tf/ - it is not yet visually customized but it is fully working. You should not trade your attention (ads), or unnecessary data while testing your internet speed! ;) #tromlive

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Rats Search

BitTorrent P2P multi-platform search engine for Desktop and Web servers with integrated torrent client.

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https://www.tromjaro.com/rats-search/
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Costa del Narcos

Stacey Dooley gains unique access to police, dealers and smugglers in southern Spain, the main gateway for drugs into Europe.

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https://www.videoneat.com/documentaries/22206/costa-del-narcos/
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Electric cars and batteries won't change the world-


Renewable energies and electric cars won't change our world by much. Maybe will not change it at all.

Think about this:

Imagine all boats in the world were motor-boats. Now someone comes along and has this brilliant idea of making boats that can "sail". He says "we can put these sails, big ones, on the boats, and let the wind push the boat." He the proceeds with detailing the process and how we can scale it up. "Brilliant!" the masses are screaming! And so a billionaire named Ksum Sozeb invests billions of dollars to make sailing boats, claiming that this will change the face of sea transportation. "No more water and air pollution! No more pollution in the manufacturing of motors! Free energy from the wind!" he says.




People like him and his tweets. He starts the production and soon we start to see more and more sail boats, and less motor boats. Amazing!

He manages to replace most of the motor boats with sail boats. Now we are saved! Or not...


In today's society, not in the imaginary story-world, this is probably the case. Many, if not most boats are sail boats. And yet this does not stop the extreme pollution, slavery and aggressive marketing meant to give birth to infinite consumption, of sail boats. Millions of sailboats are not used, lots are wasted, and the process of manufacturing them, disposing them, maintaining them, is immense.

In this trade-based society if you make sail boats you have to keep on making them. If you stop, you are fucked. You will lose. This alone should be the "aha...yeah" moment that would make us realize nothing is sustainable in today's trade-based society.

And so, if all cars will be electric by tomorrow, nothing of essence will be solved. The manufacturing and distribution of these cars and their parts (plastic, batteries, metal, rare earth elements, and so forth) is still extremely polluting and enslaves armies of young and old people.




Musk and others will have to keep on producing these electric cars at infinitum. And since they compete with others, they will be forced to find the shortest path to profit, and this leaves behind a lot of bad things such as slavery, corruption, waste, lies, etc.. If Musk, or others wanted to help humanity transport from one place to another, in a sustainable fashion, then he and others would invest in public transportation in a non-profit way. Simple! But they do not want that. They want to make profits. Simple!

And renewable energies are a good idea in theory, but insufficient and inefficient in today's trade-based society where it will be used to produce more shit, more waste, more slaves, more nonsense.

Unless we change the game of trade into a game of no-trade, then we cannot fix anything of essence. #tromimg
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aye,
M:E E:P P:(p)W

Where "E"=("E"conomics / "E"nergy "E"xchange) is a an emergent subset of "M"=("M"orality).
"P"=("P"olitics) is an emergent subset of "E"(conomics).
And "(p)"[otential]"W"(ar) is an emergent subset of "P"(olitics)

So long as the base "morality"/"ethics" is "destructive" (it seeks elimination of creative "dynamic"), the ultimate emergent form of "E"(conomics aka "Energy Exchange") is itself going to be one that acts in the pursuit of "death" (that is to say, seeks towards stagnation and elimination of individual dynamics).

Any "profit" motive rooted in "I" scale in volume is going to ultimately seek to both consume AND control itself unto it's own end as it's root moral ethic is one rooted in a base function of maximizing the choice (aka "freedom"/"liberty") of a specific individual (entity) through achievement of nothing but a standing reflection of only that specified individual (entity). There's no achieving "freedom" when a root function is itself "ALL OBEY MY COMMAND".


Because our trade-free social network is so cool :) , we can now add posts into categories. And thus, we created a blog category here https://social.trom.tf/profile/trom/status?category=Blogs where you can see all of our TROM worthy, and brief, blogs. The section can be easily accessed via our main social network page https://social.trom.tf/profile/trom :



We highly recommend that you ditch Facebook/Twitter and the like, and come use our https://social.trom.tf social network (Friendica). You can connect with millions of people, follow pretty much anyone online, create long posts, add them to categories....there are no bans or restrictions, and so forth. See you there!

#tromimg


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People in this society: This is such an amazing tool, a free Photoshop in the browser! Look: https://www.photopea.com/ - and so many comment and get excited about it and praise it.

People who understand how this trade-based society works: This software is not trade-free! You have to trade your currency (to unlock features), your freedom (accept their terms), your data (that they collect), your attention (because they inject ads).


This is how the understanding of trade cuts through the bullshit of this society where people pretend to provide "free" goods and services. Most do not. Be aware of that! #tromimg
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"Company drops contentious Keystone XL pipeline project" https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/6/9/company-drops-contentious-keystone-xl-pipeline-project

People are cheering how activism forced a multi-billion dollar project, meant to make profits and destroy the environment, to be canceled. It is great that activism can achieve, at times, such feats. It is also pointless overall. Unless we talk about what makes human beings just care about the profit (wink-wink: trade), then there is no sailing on this wind of activism. 1 such project can get canceled, after a 10 year battle, while in the meantime 10 more are probably planned. Or 100.

This a a photo with the Mexican army protecting turtle eggs' poaching:


While is nice that they are trying.....to think that this is the way forward is simply insane.

Point is, as long as we deal with the symptoms of this trade-based society, we will solve nothing. #tromimg
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This is the "united" states of America https://ytb.trom.tf/watch?v=RWVt_arzYoA&autoplay=0 where many people are homeless. They are many things-less. Healthcare-less. Family-less. Respect-less. Food-less. Comfort-less. Security-less. And so forth. The "united" states of America spends a ton of their resources/energy on their military power, meant to kill others. Also, it produces a lot of so-called "billionaires", humans who have so much money that is impossible to imagine.

It is not like USA cares about its citizens. Or being a citizen means much. It is a crazy world of trade, where everyone wants more for themselves. The game makes us like that. We should, all of us on this planet, have by now at least the basic needs of all humans met, trade-free. Like a "default" thing once you are part of the human race. The fact that we don't even have that, says a lot about our trade-based society. #tromlive
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fuck the usa


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The Campaign Against the Climate

The shocking exposure of a multi-million-dollar, 30-year denial campaign that has undermined science and cast doubt on the dangers of climate change.

Watch it here:

https://www.videoneat.com/documentaries/22200/the-campaign-against-the-climate/
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09.06.2021

Another TROMjaro release!

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https://www.tromjaro.com/09-06-2021/
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To fully see this post and all of the images, read it here: https://social.trom.tf/display/dbc8dc44-1460-c0bc-57b3-313281906726

Plastic pollution is one of the many problems created by this trade-based society. It is an enormous issue, alongside climate change, waste, air pollution, loss of biodiversity, human slavery, environmental destruction, inequality, and so forth.


Here's how simple it is to understand how these problems are created:

1. Human beings reflect their upbringing (the environment they grow in).



From the way they walk and talk, to what they like or hate, these are values humans pick from their environment.

2. Our environment is based on trade. Jobs, currency, the many products created, supermarkets, online premium accounts, data collection, ads, social credits, and so forth. It is a "give this to me, to give that to you" society.



This trade society gives rise to an endless circle of creating as many things as possible and selling them to others. A circle of extreme and infinite consumption that makes people only chase their own gains (profits).


So then you end up with a bunch of idiot consumers whose minds are filled with ads and "how and what to trade".



And they will create a pile of destruction in their way.



That eventually will trash their lives and this planet.



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Unless we understand this, nothing will change. We have to move away from a trade-based society. How about starting to provide trade-free goods/services to people? How about starting with their basic needs? This is a discussion that is not happening anywhere. So we need to be vocal about it. #tromimg
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"Tax details of US super-rich allegedly leaked" - https://www.bbc.com/news/business-57383869

Of course the rich are not paying the taxes, or pay very little of. It is not the fault of the government, not the billionaires' fault either. It is no one's fault. It is this trade-game, this monopoly cardboard, that we all play. This game will make someone like Bezos not willing to pay the "fair" share of their taxes since that means a huge loss for him, despite him being a multi billionaire. For every player, there are competing players in this game of trade. You compete with your neighbor, Bezos competes with Musk. Playing "fair" will make you a loser, so why would you!?

It is beyond ridiculous to accuse any human, when the game of trade is such a powerful driver of bad behaviors. Unless we change the game, we will change nothing. And to change the game, we must at least start by understanding it. #tromlive
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If anyone wants to criticize TROM in any way, there are two big open doors for them:

1. Our TROM Live chat - https://www.tromsite.com/chat - no registration required. Choose any username you want (stay anonymous if you wished to). We are almost 24/7 on that chat. Go ahead and use it.

2. TROMcast. If you so desire, we can make a special TROMcast and invite you so you can criticize TROM, live, uninterrupted, uncensored. Let us know on our TROM Chat or contact us about it here https://www.tromsite.com/contact/

Over the years a few people have voiced their criticism towards TROM. This is very helpful if the criticism is valid. And we've always listened and gave anyone a voice to express that. Don't be shy! It is important to know if there are valid criticisms, so we can change and improve.

Please stop using Facebook/Twitter/Youtube for such things since these are ad platforms that we do not use directly (the posts there are mirrored and automated from our social network https://social.trom.tf/profile/trom) - so we will not see your comments. Second, it is extremely difficult to have a meaningful conversation on any of these platforms.

Go ahead, the door is open! #tromlive
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Thank you so much Taras for this message (refereeing to the latest blog post by Tio):
·· Hi Tio, I just saw your post and I would like to explain why I decided to donate 2000 to the TROM project. It is not just because you posted about your situation. I think you are creating an important educational base that can lead to changes. Information by itself will not change our world, but ideas like "trade free" may influence people who will start this change. quote ··

And for another 100 Euros donation.

What makes me the happiest is that he understands the importance of this trade-free idea. I think this idea has a lot of potential if it becomes popular. And we will try to focus on it more and more in the following years. Thanks Taras again! #tromlive

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The Spy in Your Phone

The story of how Israeli-made spyware Pegasus works, the hacking of journalists’ phones and its ominous consequences.

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https://www.videoneat.com/documentaries/22187/the-spy-in-your-phone/
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Tio:

Now we know - we have 24h of recordings for TROM II. In total. Insane! All are added and synced in one massive Kdenlive project. These days I am starting the editing for it. Been waiting for this for months now. We have a ton of great content there. Let's see we may end up with a 20h documentary, divided into parts of course. And on top of this I will prepare a shorter one, around 2h or less. Will keep everyone updated, as always, on https://social.trom.tf/profile/trom or https://www.tromsite.com/live/ . #tromimg


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The Cost of Cobalt

Is the West’s growing appetite for cobalt, a metal vital for electric cars, causing birth defects in the Democratic Republic of Congo?

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https://www.videoneat.com/documentaries/22177/the-cost-of-cobalt/
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InterReflections

InterReflections, the first of a trilogy, is an experimental, social commentary film. Structurally, the work is mixed-genre, combining three mutual timelines, with aspects of documentary, horror, science fiction satire and more. Inspired by the avant-garde tradition of impressionistic abstraction, challenging convention, the 2 hr and 45 min work is grounded in a distinct sociological perspective surrounding the subject of public health and human well-being.

Watch it here:

https://www.videoneat.com/movies/22171/interreflections/
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Thank you so much Seb for the 72 Euro donation! https://www.tromsite.com/donate/ - These people are so amazing. Thank you very much! #tromlive


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Tio:

We have received a 2.000 Euros donation from Taras. With this message:
"Thank you for your amazing work. Don't give up!"

Ok. So. Taras, I do not know who you are, but I am sure you may see this message. I just woke up, took a nap to be more fresh later in the night to work on TROM II editing. Last night I was talking to Sasha about our financial situation and we were so sad trying to find ways for us to continue our projects. We were calculating that we have enough to pay for food for the next 3 months and luckily my family is hosting us in their house and we didn't have to pay for anything else. So it was a very sad and emotionally intense night and I felt like I have no answers. I wanted these days to try and look for some online jobs that I can do in parallel with TROM II.

So I woke up 30 minutes ago and I saw an email with the donation and I thought I was dreaming. I had to check and recheck 5 times to make sure.

Taras you saved my ass and you allow me to now fully focus on TROM II and all of our TROM projects for the next months without stressing that much about money. I also have another "secret" project for which we recorded before we had to leave from the apartment, so I hope to release that too.

I am amazed at such acts of kindness and they for sure fuel me to keep on working on these projects. I surely want that. If I had the minimum necessities met, so enough financial support for that, I could keep on doing these forever and never get demotivated or bored to the point of giving up. I did it so far, I can keep on doing it if I have enough financial support.

With that being said, I can now focus a lot better on TROM II and the rest of the projects. I never gave up, is just that I was very stressed and was difficult for me to properly do my work to the point of not know how to go further.....

Taras I cannot thank you enough. #tromlive
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Thank you Tara for being amazing.
wow, that's awesome! Great to know that people support TROM :)
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Invisibles: Clickworkers

Services from Amazon, Uber and Airbnb are available at the touch of a screen. Yet who are the workers who fulfill our wishes when we click? How much do they earn? Do their jobs have benefits? This documentary delves into the world of workers behind the apps.

Watch it here:

https://www.videoneat.com/documentaries/22162/invisibles-clickworkers/
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Finland’s Climate Warriors

Finland is committed to carbon-cutting targets in the battle against climate change but will its dependence on peat as a fossil fuel stand in the way?

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https://www.videoneat.com/documentaries/22156/finlands-climate-warriors/
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Big thanks to those who are still supporting us on LiberaPay or Patreon, monthly and weekly. In these times of being broke, even little donations are making an impact. We keep TROM alive because of these humans. Thank you very much. And if anyone can donate, you can do so here https://www.tromsite.com/donate/ #tromlive

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Here's another awful example of how our trade-based society pushes clusters of people, under the religious name of "business" to destroy everything in their paths, just to trade this-for-that. https://ytb.alexio.tf/watch?v=ikneKQAeUp0

#tromlive