My choice is between a fairly functional desktop that I trust to basically not have ulterior motives, or a fairly functional desktop that in some instances is actively hostile to me.

US gets very upset when other countries launch successfull things. If it's not US it's evil.
Any goverment will be evil to other goverment.
The only true way to ensure our data is not being stolen is to have distributed free software everywhere.

nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2019/

Hey fediverse,
adriconf currently relies on mesa to provide some of it's functionality. Unfortunately there is a bug that is only fixed in a more recent Mesa version (from 25 September).
If I switch to use this new mesa version, distributions using old mesa will break.
Oficially I'm only supporting flatpak, which already has the latest version.
Should I start to depend on the new version of mesa and possibly break distribution users?

Started my intensive German classes yesterday.
Looking now to add some German technology blogs to my feed list, but so far no luck. They post too much content in a day. Has anyone a suggestion for a low post-rate blog?

What could go wrong with drinking/smoking during pregnancy?

I found an awesome 65 TV with the price of a 50 size. But guess what? I will probably not be able to buy it, because I don't have enough space for it :cate:

I have shared it before but now I found the time to watch it through. This is such a great talk. Thanks @aral !! video.lqdn.fr/videos/watch/70f

You can now watch my talk on the future of Internet regulation at the European Parliament yesterday on Peertube (@joinpeertube) thanks to @vincib

video.lqdn.fr/videos/watch/70f

And here are my slides (which were on the screens but aren’t visible in the video):

small-tech.slides.com/aral/dea

Wow, just had the Pirates/Greens pick through my EU parliament presentation slides with a fine tooth comb in a phone call and try to get me to change what I’m saying so as not to criticise Facebook, etc. WTF?

Never had anyone try to censor what I say before. Of course I will speak my mind verbatim tomorrow and if anything this means I won’t be accepting any future speaking engagements at the EU parliament for these parties.

WTAF?

*fumes*

CC @Gargron

Just finished preparing my presentation for the European Parliament on Tuesday. I’m representing @Mastodon and small technology there on a panel to discuss the future of the Internet and I hope we can get the regulators to at least not fuck things up for our ethical alternatives.

My slides (not hugely meaningful without the narrative but in case you’re curious) are here:

small-tech.slides.com/aral/dea

Remind me again why I let you talk me into this, @Gargron? ;P

Question: In terraplanism theory, what happens when you arrive at the edge of the world?
Answer: you receive an IndexOutOfBoundsException :blobaww:

Crazy xD
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RT @SteveStuWill@twitter.com
According to biologists, the function of zebras' stripes is to ward off insects. Based on that idea, a team of scientists painted zebra stripes on cows. This reduced the number of biting flies on the cows by more than 50%. realclearscience.com/quick_and Applied evolutionary biology!
twitter.com/SteveStuWill/statu

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