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Did you know that I have a Bitcoin wallet address that you can donate to? If you appreciate my work and want to give me a thanks you can donate some BTC to this address:


I'd advise other creators to also start taking donations in crypto since it's so convenient and is censorship resistant

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TFW: Raspberry Pi foundation force-pushes a microsoft gpg key and vscode repository to everyone in a package update. Without letting the community know. Or explaining such a strange decision.
If people wanted microsoft's code on their pi's, they'd enter in a few commands to add the repo and the package themselves. Just like any other piece of software. Why make this the default for everyone? RPi Foundation get a huge check from MS or something?

Who has used or know of Voxer.com and the -talkie service?
Is it safe, secure, good support?
I know it isn't foss, so, are there any alternatives?
Thank you.

I've done some research but I your opinions over those in other areas of the internet.

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You have a and ...

- want to run a stable version of or ,
- want to use only official mainline versions of kernel and u-boot without unofficial patches,
- don't want to use non-free software / proprietary blobs,
- don't want to use unofficial 3rd party repos?

Meanwhile, most of this is achievable. I've collected some bits of information on that and condensed them in an article I recently posted on my personal website:


Photo of the result:

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Eep! Can we @conservancy
find 64 more Supporters (or fewer if they give over the regular amount) in the next week? Help spread the word! #NailBitingTime #NonProfitLiving sfconservancy.org/supporter/

Does anyone know how long it takes for @matrix to verify an account login?

Seems like forever!

I do have a question for some advice. I'm looking for a fairly low spec phone capable of unlocking the easily. Any recommendations warmly received.

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This is an interesting article, in that the vast majority of the points Mark lists are nothing to do with the speed of the *Internet connection* - they’re nearly all after the handover point. And yet people will blame them.

Lots to check if you think your connection is slow.

QT ispreview: Why Buying Gigabit Broadband Doesn't Always Deliver 1Gbps - ISPreview UK ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2020 @ispreview #ftth #docsis

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Do NOT install #NewPipe through the Samsumg Galaxy Store!

A copy of #newpipe is currently distributed through the Samsung Galaxy Store by a third party. The package id of that version is identical to the officiail one (org.schabi.newpipe), but the signing keys differ.
Surprisingly, users running an outdated version recieve a notification to update their installed version with the one uploaded in the Galaxy Store.

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The COVID-19 bill is released and hidden in it are two *enormous* copyright provisions; the Tillis bill that creates a jail felony for streaming infringements, and the "CASE act" that creates a totally new low-friction DMCA-takedown-like court that can levy five-digit fines for…well, pretty much anything, without the checks on abuse a normal court has or (to my read) adequate notice to targets they were even sued.

These have real potential to harm average Internet users.

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Vote now and make F-Droid a high priority for FSF - your feedback is needed by January 8th:


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I have part-time, remote, paid work on an open-source project for anyone who is proficient with both Rails and Tailwind CSS. Please boost for visibility.

Seeing how Bitcoin is doing, what crypto currency wallet do you use/recommend and why?
Asking for a friend (& myself!)

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I asked on @PINE64 forum for a lead time on restocking the 3GB/32GB mainboards. Got a reply today: they will be back in stock by mid to end January, and they'll bring back the special offer for BH & UBports owners. 👍😄

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This extraordinary recording (which I had never heard before) confirms claims that @wikileaks made for years, but its critics dismissed as lies.

1) Assange DID seek to minimize risks to individuals.

2) Bulk release of cables was forced, not intentional. t.co/zUt6MPOvQY

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Plasma Mobile news for Nov./Dec.: Across the board improvements to notifications and apps, a theme that increases speed while reducing RAM usage, chat with the NeoChat app and surf the web with a stabler Angelfish that includes a new ad-blocker.


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