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a demo running on the Commodore 64/128 Floppy drive.

Yes, the floppy drive.

With visuals and sound.

youtu.be/zprSxCMlECA

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#Debian created an ecosystem where the software available there is reviewed and trusted, so the system can prioritize flexibility over security. In #Google Play, there are many apps we feel forced to use, despite knowing they are unethical or are tracking us. Google responds by locking down #Android to reduce data leaks, which also reduces the system's flexibility. #FreeSoftware puts the user in control so we can build user-friendly systems without being forced into bad decisions.

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Eins noch. Menners, auch wenn ihr es nicht hören wollt: Wenn ihr ohne Shirt durch die Stadt spaziert, Fahrradtour macht oder Fußball spielt, dann ist das – bewusst oder unbewusst, gewollt oder nicht – ne patriarchale Machtdemonstration. Denkt vielleicht mal drüber nach.

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@mastobikes_de Frage an die Komoot-Bubble: Ich zeichne meine Touren mit einem Garmin auf (ohne Garmin Connect). Wenn ich die GPX-Tracks per USB importiere, verhaut Komoot mir meine Durchschnittsgeschwindigkeit :/
Pausen und Halte werden nicht als solche berücksichtigt, sondern die Gesamtdauer der Tour herangezogen. Kann man da was machen?
Dieselbe Datei in OSMand geöffnet, zeigt die korrekte Durchnittsgeschwindigkeit (verglichen mit Garmin und Tacho) 🚴‍♀️

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"Once, GitHub Copilot suggested starting an empty file with something it had even seen more than a whopping 700,000 different times during training -- that was the GNU General Public License."

docs.github.com/en/github/copi

One morning of using something that is not emacs+LaTeX+git and I already need holidays.

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"People think that computer science is the art of geniuses but the actual reality is the opposite, just many people doing things that build on each other, like a wall of mini stones."

-- Donald Knuth

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Thomas Sturm wrote the following post Sat, 26 Jun 2021 20:41:53 +0200

No idea who made this, but they are obviously a genius.
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I'm really surprised how good it feels to deinstall WhatsApp.

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About ~70-90% of what I do in a day is a sidetrack of what I intended to do.

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#GMail is harmful to e-mail ecosystem; its antispam blocking policy matches too many valid messages as spam.

It blocked LastPass email leak warning email, because it contained "a link" to a leaked site.

It blocked an e-mail from goverment agency addressed directly to me.

It discriminates all non-gmail servers, and it's pretty much impossible to own a private SMTP server these days, because GMail will classify everything as spam.

It's not how e-mail should work.

Consider dropping GMail.

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Vilnius has put up a statue that offers a “portal” to the Polish city of Lublin, allowing people to see each other in real time

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I made my girlfriend draw this 'bare metal server'
pun. No regrets.

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Can someone please start making smartphones with integrated hardware keyboards again? Pretty please?

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Tatort mit Thiel und Alberich würde mir übrigens völlig reichen.

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When you're talking about Linux, it's okay to say that it's "open source".

It's okay to say that it's "free software".

It's okay to call it "GNU/Linux", "Linux", or to mess up its name.

It's okay to refer to it as "the one with the friendly penguin".

Part of RMS' legacy has been an incessant obsession with terminology and pedantry, overshadowing far more important shared objectives which are fundamentally emancipatory in nature.

Pedantry is not activism; it is alienating, not emancipatory.

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Found online:

"Alpha Male", the early version of a male, before testing and bug fixes. Unstable and not suitable for the public.

Somewhat disappointing that the whole investigation only wants Google to make changes and the option of using something else (or hey, even your own infrastructure) seems not even on the table.

To nitpick: "We assume Google will make changes [...] continue to use G Suite for Education safely." - Well, if we currently see problems then it would not really be "continue to use safely", right?

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