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I suspect the word frequency database of ibus-libpinyin was partly trained against my politics textbook. 90% of my inputs come up with an exact match.

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i cant belive ive been using linux for a year now i want to think this time and thank all the linux users who thought me so much and made me better at computing you guys are awesome and are like another family to me so from the bottom of my heart thank you🙂

Who would win, the federated timeline or me scrolling through it at two seconds per toot?

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A new client called me to fix a problem with their network yesterday. This is what I walked into.

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Quiz time!

Web architecture, or BBC copyright notice?

1. MVC
2. MCMLXVIII
3. MVVM
4. HMVC
5. MMVI

Me, seeing the pediatric section moved from 4th floor to 2nd floor in the town hospital I frequented in my childhood, and has walls painted:

"Ah, how things have changed."

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It's pretty amazing that you can develop an app using KDE's libraries in KDE's IDE, have wonderful artists make your project artwork in KDE's painting app and edit a video about it all in KDE's video editor. The number of organizations that could tell the same story can be counted on one hand. The scope of what the #KDE community does is stunning.

Huawei: *announces Harmony OS*

Me: hang on, what distro is that?

$ yay
[sudo] password for fakefred:
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Packages (18)

Wait, *none* of them is Konsole? I want that tiling feature so bad!

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#xkcd #gammaTest Serena Versus the Drones - After the test, she said that if she had a choice, she wouldn’t defend herself against drones using a tennis ball and racket, though she would absolutely pick them over other sports equipment. But, she added, "Drones don't bother me." - Fri, 16 Aug 2019 04:00:00 -0000 - xkcd.com/2190/ #poweredByAwk

Hey, the image notation gets translated into title text. I'll put my hover text there.

Last night, I saw a moon that's obviously redder than normal. I wonder when we will have green moons and blue moons, which will look *MUCH* cooler.

fkfd.me/49

Hover text: 'Should I file a bug report?' 'No. The bug is already known to billions of testers.'

(I think I shouldn't have transcribed this comic. It almost failed to fit in the length limit.)

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Even though I no longer use i3wm, I keep i3lock installed. Just because I can create shortcuts of `i3lock -i <image>.png` on my desktop which when double clicked keep my laptop locked as well as show cool pictures when I leave. Heck yeah. :brain4:

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KDE Applications 19.08 is out and it comes with exciting new features for Konsole (terminal app), Dolphin (file and directory explorer), Kdenlive (video editor), Okular (document viewer) and dozens of other apps.

kde.org/announcements/announce

Me, reading the drafts on HTTP Signatures:

What? They're using what to sign what?
Does the server, just like, pair a `keyId` with a key it remembers?
Is that a private key or a public key?
What's with the Date header? Why do we need to sign *that*?

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I discovered my first hidden camera at an AirBnB last week in Yerevan, Armenia. Always scan the wifi when you get to a new place!! #surveillance #nmap #privacy #dystopia #security #badposture

@forgefed Hi ForgeFed team!

A few folks and I are also getting our hands into this field, and we realized we should not do repetitive work in parellel, especially not *two* specs or protocols. I'm really curious about your work, and how you got ActivityPub, a social network-oriented protocol, to suit your needs.

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KDE developers have fixed the bug that allowed the execution of potentially malicious code. The update is already in neon and will appear in your distro shortly.

mail.kde.org/pipermail/kde-ann

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Last month, Kazakhstan attempted to break encrypted web traffic by asking citizens to install bad root certificates on their devices. Now the authorities say it was all just a "test." We've updated our article on the matter with the latest info: protonmail.com/blog/kazakhstan

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