As mentioned in a previous post
we need to know the collective efforts that empower us and keep being informed of their needs.
It is our duty to support them according to their needs, according to the ability of each of us.
Epic Fail https://inkdroid.org/2022/01/23/epic/ This weekend my daughter went to continue reading an ebook she has available to her from her public elementary school on the Epic Reading Platform.
When she went to advance to the next page she was presented with an error message saying that the book was only available during school hours, and she would need to subscribe for $9.99/month.
If you still remember physical textbooks, can you imagine being forced to pay a company a monthly fee to brin
You may find this thread useful: https://mastodon.technology/@o0karen0o/107169602966949086
An absolutely amazing article about how GPS works. It's a great achievement to visually explain things so well on the web. (most likely needs a modern browser) https://ciechanow.ski/gps/
Did you notice that rather than on PC where you download a generic image which you can just live boot from USB, on ARM every distro needs to support every device individually? It's not just lacking mainline Linux support, it's also lacking a generic way to boot these devices like x86 has. #SPIflash can solve this perfectly by implementing UEFI on a dedicated chip but current new @PINE64 devices are lacking this. Let's get loud to make them add this again in new devices!
I also add the nitter link here to avoid navigation to the birdsite:
Amidst the pandemic the Greek govt -supported by the previous govt- has spent ~2.3 billion € in buying 18 #rafale fighter aircrafts from France.
The video is from the arrival of some of these planes in Athens.
@outlierbyte The short bio of the author of the article reads "I am 20-year vet of the open-source world".
I want a Web where CDNs are unnecessary.
Where different organizations, different website operators, can help each other out by hosting assets for each others' websites, thus spreading the load across many orgs in solidarity, instead of centralizing it in gatekeepers.
I've had this idea for years. The problem always was: how do I trust third party operators with my website's assets?
I believe I might slowly be getting to a point of having a decent answer to that question.
No blockchain required.
Texas scientists’ new Covid-19 vaccine is cheaper, easier to make and patent-free - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jan/15/corbevax-covid-vaccine-texas-scientists at last...
LibreLingo is a free open source language learning platform. You can follow the project at:
You can find out more and try out a beginner's demo on the official website at https://librelingo.app
This week on my podcast, I read my latest *Locus Magazine* column, "Science Fiction is a Luddite Literature," an essay about the historically unsupportable libel that turned "Luddite" into a slur.
Far from rejecting technology out of some reactionary fear, the Luddites instead demanded a renegotiation of the *social relations* governing that the new textile machines of the industrial revolution.
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