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Just received my brand new @tuxedocomputers yesterday and I'm looking so much forward to setting it up and putting it through the drills ( how long to compile GCC on 16 cores ? ).
I'm just wondering why (k)Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and not latest (21.04) are there known issues? Should I stay away from upgrading? Guess I'll find out 😃

Loving it! After less than a week of vacation with his 400 and @gcompris my 2,5 year old son is now clicking away.
Recommend starting path: move the mouse to reveal the picture -> memory game 👍

From birdsite: A nice intro to the advantages of #gnu #gpl in #blender #b3d from the view of one who is not thoroughly in the Copyleft camp 

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The Biden administration teased a sweeping antimonopoly executive order last week, including a Right to Repair provision aimed at agricultural equipment - a direct assault on the corporate power of repair archnemesis John Deere. It

pluralistic.net/2021/07/07/ins

But it turns out that the executive order goes far beyond tractors and other agricultural equipment - it also applies to consumer electronics, including mobile phones, and this is a *huge fucking deal*.

vice.com/en/article/y3d5yb/bid

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Online privacy works in a way similar to vaccination.

You apply it to protect yourself as well as to protect others,

and it makes little sense if people you interact with do not adopt it.

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🚨🚨Service announcement🚨🚨

Google is making it harder for apps to track you on your Android phone - but you need to opt-out!

Read our guide to learn how to opt-out! 💃privacyinternational.org/guide

❤️ And spread the love by sharing these tips with your friends & loved ones

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Libre Graphics Meeting 2021 starts today and will be streaming talks until Sunday, May 30. Don't miss all the talks about @krita, Kdenlive, @inkscape, @blender, GIMP and other amazing graphics applications.

libregraphicsmeeting.org/2021

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andrew lee just seized over 700 channels on freenode because they mentioned libera.chat in their topic.

This includes projects like openbsd, wikimedia, FOSDEM, etc.

archive.is/uHw1g shows 720 channels that match what is being checked.

here's an example log: gist.github.com/pushcx/ab2a1d5

boost this if you care about foss in any way.

So much doubt over going for the slimbook or the tuxedo Pulse. aargh!

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@PINE64 If one was to get a pine book pro now, would it be possible to buy and retro fit an ISO keyboard ?

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Hey #Fediverse! :awesome:

For non techie family, what #XMPP / #Matrix client do you suggest? I'm looking for something similiar to #Facebook / #WhatsApp in features (eg videocalls) and interface. It needs to be on #Android and #iOS, be #FOSS and *easy to use*.

Currently I'm looking at #Element, #Dino, #Snikket, but would be interested in hearing more about these or other recommendations.

Please boost as I'm sure many people are looking for alternatives for family right now.

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#RouterFreedom Activity Package: The #FSFE has launched an activity package for organisations and individuals to raise awareness and empower them to advocate for users' device sovereignty in their countries.

Because it is the time to establish this right in all 27 EU member states, we need the help of organisations and individuals!

fsfe.org/news/2021/news-202103

Looking very much forward to this year, even though I'm going to miss the Mate!

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:boost_ok: :ablobcatwave: Please boost this post if you would like the EFF to join the fediverse. :ablobcatbongo:

In a survey the EFF sent me, I suggested they create an account on the fediverse, so they can reach more supporters and support innovative free software that promotes interoperability among platforms, something they've advocated for in the past, too.

If you can boost this post, maybe I'll be able to show them that there are quite a few users who would like them here!

The EFF is the infamous nonprofit organisation that fights for privacy, government transparency, and digital freedom. Their fight is very important, and the EFF is very special to me. https://www.eff.org/about https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_Frontier_Foundation

You can see some of their work here https://www.eff.org/work

In the meantime, you can follow @eff, which is an unofficial mirror of their Twitter.

😁: I have about 35$ in bitcoins lying around
🤭: It's over three years since i updated the chain

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We applaud Apple and Google for taking action against X-Mode and Predicio in their app stores. Now they should take the next step: ban SDKs from any data brokers that collect and sell our location information.
eff.org/deeplinks/2021/03/appl

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an RTOS is to a hardware project what lisp is to a software project. given enough time and complexity you will (accidentally) develop one.

worst case those two converge.

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