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the main reason that open source privacy respecting alternatives to cloud services don't generally offer easy to use free self service setup on existing infra is because they don't have infinite money to burn, and that's not their fault

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i built a tool for quickly scrubbing metadata from images and selectively painting / blurring faces and identifiable features. it runs on a phone or computer directly in the browser, and doesn't send info anywhere:


If your has inclinations towards chliches, admit them to yourself directly, and so informed, it’ll become more original.

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SponsorBlock is crowdsourced extension for skipping sponsored blocks in YT videos 💚

Let's kill adds industry!


Philosophy, or an observation the rules to which it applies to are too elaborately peculiar, is a phenomenon constructed, and not observed.

What if was actually based on pure , and only added ease of use buttons to commands?

Nice to see garudalinux.in shaping up since its inception in March.

Proud to have helped with the website and some suggestions for the Welcome app.

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GDPR strikes again

> You can’t make access to your website’s content dependent on a visitor agreeing that you can process their data — aka a ‘consent cookie wall’. Not if you need to be compliant with European data protection law.


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“What item is very usefull in a zombie apocalypse, but most people dont think about using it?”

Top reply:
“A book on local edible plants and mushrooms”

I’d also add, a paper map of your area and several adjacent regions with as much detail as possible. Satellites may still work for a bit, but power for your GPS maybe an issue


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This is what a private, secure and freedom respecting phone looks like #Librem5 youtube.com/watch?v=KhrnMVJDpf

We are so proud of what the team and community have achieved so far and it's only going to get better 🚀

#phosh #PureOS #Linux

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Folks in the UK, about the government’s contact tracing app made by folks from Vote Leave & GCHQ:

- Do not download it.
- Do not use it.
- Tell friends & family not to either.

This is a mass surveillance app. It won’t protect you. But it will create a very dangerous precedent.

''I would rather not say it, and mean it, than say it, but don't mean it.''

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Covid-19 apps are being built to track the spread of the coronavirus. While others commission Palantir to build such an app, Germany listens to privacy advocates to ensure acceptance: tutanota.com/blog/posts/german
#COVID19 #corona #trackingcovid #tracingapp

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Now, ICANN must begin a competitive, transparent process to identify a trustworthy and willing steward for the .ORG domain. eff.org/deeplinks/2020/04/vict

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There is no such thing as harmless power.
-- Nestor Makhno

#anarchism #quote #bot

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A Firefox plugin that puts an arrow on the page showing which direction you have to scroll to find the autoplaying video when you mouse over the "this tab is making noise" icon

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"In a practice dating to 100 BCE, the Khasi train rubber fig trees to grow into bridges and ladders that allow them to navigate steep ravines and flooded river crossings during the monsoon season. Each bridge takes one generation to build, and they have proven to be the only structures that can withstand the unforgiving monsoon rains."

Lo-TEK (lesser known technologies, traditional ecological knowledge): Design by Radical Indigenism


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How to make your writing better:

1. Get right to the point. Readers don’t need to hear every thought anyone has ever had about your topic.
2. Write claim-based topic sentences. Your topic sentence should tell your readers where to focus their attention.
3. Pay attention to active and passive voices. Writing in the active voice is more concise, clear, and direct than the passive voice.

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Merveilles is a community project aimed at the establishment of new ways of speaking, seeing and organizing information — A culture that seeks augmentation through the arts of engineering and design. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.