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Getting Sick

325 words by gman999 written on 2017–08–04, last edit: 2017–09–03, tags: bananas, monocultures

Bananas are a recurring topic for TDP. Not because we are particularly strong fans of them but because the news stories about the Cavendish banana monoculture just don’t stop. Understanding the pitfalls of monocultures in the Tor network is easy enough on some … read more

More Bananas

63 words by gman999 written on 2016–10–25, last edit: 2017–09–03, tags: bananas, monocultures

The easiest way to convey the problems with monocultures in technology is to point to a stark monoculture common to many: bananas.

The Cavendish banana is a non-reproducing variant that dominates global production and is most likely the one encountered. The Guardian published an article entitled “The banana as we know it is in imminet danger” regarding efforts to diversify banana types. … read more


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