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It really pisses me off when some users remove good content if it does not contain a citation when it is just a google away. In this case I have to undo their undo to place the citation to the obvious statement. I'm not sure if they are worried about removing everything under their sight or if they are just dumb.

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@przemo
"When you experience a crash in an app you often use, do you make any effort to report the bug?"
o Nah, someone else will do it.
o Sure, always!
o What's a bug report?

Agree with Nikhil Jha here.
Another variant of the "sometimes" option suggestion that ppl actually carry out...

o Do you make any possible effort to fully identify and even *fix* what's causing the app to crash before reporting the bug?

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@przemo the answers seem to be "never" "always" "never" with no option for sometimes

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@przemo I reported a bug once. Microsoft dox'd me, despite me reconfiguring my entire email client to avoid that happening… It literally re-wrote the headers in my email in order to insert PII.

I no longer use Microsoft as my email provider, but I haven't quite got over that.

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During these holidays I tried Linux distro which is great as it ships with and . I love them .😍 Amazing!

4 local + non-local links on "recommendations" and
- bit.ly/3aJwYhb
- cbsloc.al/3dXea04
- bit.ly/2XaCENp
- cnn.it/3dWBL0P

Talk abt the U and D of bit.ly/2XhHVTz ; it's almost as though CNN writer Scottie Andrew is outright *discouraging* ppl from using facemasks and might have been pressured to provide DIY instructions in the first place!😬


TechCrunch came out with a warning yesterday that Zoom’s misleading claims give its many videoconferencing users a false sense of security and privacy 😟
techcrunch.com/2020/03/31/zoom



While probably most of us in the U.S. are preoccupied with the pandemic as well as working-at-home on our various projects, members of Congress Lindsey Graham and Richard Blumenthal are mounting a major campaign to threaten we citizens' online freedom of speech and security; the so-called EARN IT Act (S. 3398) 😡

More info on this deviously sinister act 👹 at eff.org/deeplinks/2020/03/earn

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Was really disappointed with Jitsi Meet since I've heard nothing but good things about it. It would have been my first choice since it's FOSS.

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I spent 1h30 tonight testing 3 videoconferencing apps for a group of elderly people who want to keep in touch in these confinement times. The most important feature was simplicity.

- Jitsi Meet: simple and straightforward, no registration required and no software needed on PC. Unfortunately, performance was abysmal. Impossibly long lag between audio and video.
- Skype: works relatively good but requires registration
- Google Hangouts: best audio video sync, near impossible to start convo!!!

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Also out from Reuters yesterday is the PR-spin 'China government spokesman says U.S. army might have brought virus to China' reut.rs/2IIl4aW
Wonder if the PRC's "news" release is in any way connected to ongoing attempts to fully debunk and bury the bioRxiv paper 'Uncanny similarity of unique inserts in the 2019-nCoV spike protein to HIV-1 gp120 and Gag' bit.ly/39P0KAQ ??
WT story bit.ly/2Qb9byo also refers to this bioRxiv paper


Apparently, at least two Russian-linked factories in and have been and probably will continue to target U.S. people on social media. Besides the CNN vid youtu.be/lbHI9lq0cTg , there is also yesterday's Reuters tech news story 'Facebook, Twitter remove Russia-linked accounts in Ghana targeting U.S.' reut.rs/2wVhcke
Are these NGO-posers going to twist fears of into some sort of an anti-racist ploy??😬

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Please use Firefox, if for no other reason than to keep the browser landscape diverse and alive.

, ,
Any Linux persons attending (or even not attending) next week's 18th annual Southern California Linux Expo bit.ly/2Pyp9CF have further updates, timely facts, speculations/inklings, keen insights relevant thoughts, helpful advice...etc to share regarding measures by SoCal authorities and event organizers to deal with the rapidly developing Coronavirus COVID-19 ☣️ threat ??
Already viewed SCaLE 18x's related blog bit.ly/32xlb2t

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and the Bloomberg-for-POTU$ machine at it again from today's story 'Facebook reverses on paid influencers after Bloomberg memes' bit.ly/2tUNGKm

"Facebook has decided to let political campaigns pay online influencers to spread their messages, a practice that had sidestepped many of the social network's rules governing political ads."

and the Bloomberg-for-POTU$ machine at it again from today's story 'Facebook reverses on paid influencers after Bloomberg memes' bit.ly/2tUNGKm

"Facebook has decided to let political campaigns pay online influencers to spread their messages, a practice that had sidestepped many of the social network's rules governing political ads."

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As one brave man once said: For the sake of the internet, use Firefox and not Chromium based browsers!

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