@paul yeah. Is this a thing of the past? What do they hate now?

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I've been tentatively tooting for a few days now, so I guess it's about time I did my #introduction !

Hi everyone. I'm a #library #SysAdmin for a UK university by day.

Outside of work I spend far too much time tinkering with #Linux and a collection of #SBCs (mainly #RaspberryPi ), but like to get out to do some #photograhy (mainly landscape & nature).

What seems like a lifetime ago I studied #physics at uni (I have since forgotten most of it!) with a real interest in #cosmology. I do get outside some nights for #astronomy 🔭 but I'm mainly a fair weather astronomer these days.

Also into #SciFi :blobcatspace:​ , #classicalmusic :blobcatmusic:​ and #tea :blobcattea:

Oh, and I'm not actually a sentient teapot!

Look forward to tooting with you! :blobcathug:

@aral I'm not a fanboy and to be honest know very little about Elon Musk. Like @abidnev I suspect that he is hyped beyond any reason and really not worth this much attention. But why would you say he is like Trump? Genuinely curious.

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Decentralization is not the goal. The goal is information and communication services that respect human agency.

Open source is not the goal, the goal is building a commons of software that is free to study, inspect, and improve.

I feel like, as implementors, as people who spend our lives in the digital crawlspaces focused on the details; its easy to lose sight of the why behind the how. I think important to periodically step back and refocus on why we are doing things the way we are doing. What is the desired world state?

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Today marks a big milestone for us at Fairphone. We're celebrating the roll out of Android 10 for our #Fairphone 2. That’s 7 years of software support – an industry first for an Android device! 📱💥

How was this possible? Take a look (full video) ➡️ : bit.ly/3sSVAiZ

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Being an optimist is hard.

Being a pessimist is much easier.

The strongest people I know are optimists.

They have the strength to imagine a better world.

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@yukiame @fitheach Not where we live; unless you have a death wish (I don’t) ;)

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Site.js 12.5.0 release: adds macOS Catalina support


(Site.js enables you to develop, test, and deploy your secure static or dynamic personal web site with zero configuration.)

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NEW: We analysed 136 popular web pages about mental health in France, Germany and the UK and found that websites share users' personal data with advertisers and other third parties. Some also leak depression test results.

More here: privacyinternational.org/campa twitter.com/privacyint/status/

Ok. I know I prefer to post some errors on-line than to have an add-on that will send all my data to cooperating websites.

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Am I paranoid in not wanting something like this in my browser? I know Grammarly a very convenient tool, but communicating all my data with cooperating websites doesn't seem like a good trade-off. I think I prefer to post some errors than to have that.


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Shifting from behavioral, targeted advertising to contextual advertising "need not reduce profitability"—and would protect user privacy—writes the CEO of search engine @DuckDuckGo in the @nytimes nytimes.com/2019/06/19/opinion

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