The latest release lost the desktop cube feature, for technical reasons. I hope they find a way to bring it back. for those who use it, it brings a little joy to everyday computing

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Assume Nothing: The story of the TalkTalk hack.

The BBC has created a great documentary about the infamous TalKTalk hack. I think you'd enjoy listening to it.

Normally you need to close one eye to see this but the phone flattens the 3d space and gets fooled on your behalf.

Today was my first proper working day at the office since march 2020, and first train journey since then. As someone who has enjoyed working from home, I enjoyed working in our new refurbished offices more than expected. The train journey? not so much

"Sorry, I can't come out tonight"
"It's Friday night, you better have a good excuse"
"I' my "

what was the trigger for my rage quit?

gnome software app's inability to cope with .deb files. if you have an existing app installed and click the deb file, it won't update it via the app and will offer to remove instead. Also, deb package files downloaded via the browser cannot be opened on the fly, instead saved to non /tmp area first.

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does anyone know why libreoffice isn't offered as a deb install in discover app? i found it via apt install in the end.

removing any work-related stuff from my personal phone has worked great for my 2-week holiday, but the data onslaught on the first day back almost makes me wish i never went away...

Recent critique of has concentrated on the fact that there's not as many influencers on the site as twitter. Meanwhile would rather harrass me into making a fake birthday than actually show me a selection of tweets curated by an algorithm, interspersed with promoted content.

Question and subsequent answer on hacker news: "why is zoom inspecting my process list?" Answer: it's a crude way to find what DE you are running

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What would advertisements for different KDE apps look like? KDE Gear ⚙️ 21.08, an update to many of KDE's applications, comes out on Thursday, and we decided to give it a go.

Today: [Konsole](
Tomorrow: [Dolphin](
Wednesday: [Elisa](

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I think @gargron is making a big mistake here by signaling his intent to phase out the local timeline :

Besides debates about what "diverse" means, it's taking away a major incentive for people to start and maintain an instance.

Starting an instance to host a community is appealing to some people.

Starting an instance to do free IT for a distributed server farm of homogeneous instances seems like a hard sell.

life lesson: when the shredder says "maximum 5 sheets", it really means it.

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