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Роскосмос. Москва, Россия.
Setiembre/September, 2018. 🇷🇺♥️🇺🇾
Museo de los Conquistadores del Cosmos.

Simply outstanding. Out of this world.

Yesterday I got the news that the US actor Ray Liotta had passed away.

I have seen him acting in a few movies, but this scene in which he works along with Lorraine Bracco and interprets the «wiseguy» Henry Hill is outstanding.

I have watched 'Goodfellas' motion picture a lot of times. Enjoyed all of them.

youtube.com/watch?v=-xG3UGetZr

How many US mass shootings have there been in 2022?

Congressional Research Service, define it as an incident in which four or more people, excluding the perpetrator, are shot at one location at roughly the same time.

By this metric, there have been 248 mass shootings in the US so far in 2022, killing more than 250 people.
inews.co.uk/news/world/us-scho

The EU Commission is planning automatic CSAM scanning of your private communication – or total surveillance in the name of child protection. This would be the worst surveillance apparatus outside of China:
tutanota.com/blog/posts/eu-sur
#Fight4Privacy #No2Backdoors

So aliens come to earth and they're Sooo nice. There's a huge televised event with all the world leaders in attendance.

The Pope asks, "Do you know of Jesus Christ?"

The aliens say, "Do we Ever? Awesome guy!! Swings by the planet every couple of years to say Hi!"

The Pope exclaims, "Every couple of years?? What!!?? We're still waiting for his second coming!"

The alien replies, "Maybe he didn't like your chocolate?"

The Pope is flabbergasted, "What does chocolate have to do with anything?"

The alien says, "Well when he came the first time, we gave him a huge box of chocolates! Why? What did you guys give him?

Since so many people said this should be multiple choice.
What fediverse software(s) do you use, please boost for scale.

Which fediverse software do you use, boost for scale.

Good Morning, Everyone!

Today's retro pick is the "PET 64" also known as "Educator 64-1" or "CBM 64".

It's basically a Commodore 64 in a PET case.

Rumor has it that the NY state education department demanded a more heavy, solid case for the educational Commodore 64s used in schools as these seemed to "disappear" due to their compact size and light weight. Also, by recycling PET cases, Commodore could present an educational version of the C64 at almost neutral cost.

The Kernal has been modified to display a monochrome, black and white screen as well as displaying all sprites in the color black. This can temporarily be undone by using the following Poke:

POKE646,PEEK(646)OR128

Otherwise the mainboard used is an ASSY 326298, Revision A

Later models of this system used a color monitor but production ceased in spring 1983.

#commodore64 #pet64

LibreOffice 7.2.7 is now available, with 47 bugfixes. This is probably the last release in the 7.2 series – from here onwards, we'll be updating the LibreOffice 7.3 branch: blog.documentfoundation.org/bl

Cool job opportunity! @torproject is looking for a software engineer to join the applications team. You would be hacking away on the Tor Browser! torproject.org/about/jobs/soft

Have you ever considered the work that goes into sending an email to @gnu.org? The FSF tech team makes sure millions of emails get delivered each year, and has taken the time to explain the road your email travels in freedom. u.fsf.org/3gz

reminder: the government doesn't need to have an app on your phone to track you
cp24.com/news/canadians-trips-
Relieved now you read about the 'anonymized data'?
Oh, you sweet fool, that's so cute!
That's only because BlueDot took it off for them. Imagine what BlueDot and all their incestuous business pals at the telcos, the banks, goog, the CC companies, friendface, twit, walmart.... all have combined that they freely buy, sell and trade between them?

:boost_ok: :ablobcatwave: Please boost this post if you would like the EFF to join the fediverse. :ablobcatbongo:

In a survey the EFF sent me, I suggested they create an account on the fediverse, so they can reach more supporters and support innovative free software that promotes interoperability among platforms, something they've advocated for in the past, too.

If you can boost this post, maybe I'll be able to show them that there are quite a few users who would like them here!

The EFF is the infamous nonprofit organisation that fights for privacy, government transparency, and digital freedom. Their fight is very important, and the EFF is very special to me. https://www.eff.org/about https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_Frontier_Foundation

You can see some of their work here https://www.eff.org/work

In the meantime, you can follow @eff, which is an unofficial mirror of their Twitter.

Here's a post-mortem of what we saw on over Monday and Tuesday with the influx of new members from Twitter.

Thought you fine folks would be interested in something like this.

hub.fosstodon.org/elon-twitter

Good morning-ish everyone! Hope you're all enjoying Mastodon. For your viewing pleasure, I present to you, a photo of my Epson HX-20. Considered to be the first laptop computer, it used a pair of Hitachi 6301 CPUs running at about 600kHz. Yes, that's a built-in printer and micro-cassette tape drive.

Have a great day, everyone!

"In Catalonia, more than sixty phones—owned by Catalan politicians, lawyers, and activists in Spain and across Europe—have been targeted using Pegasus."
How Democracies Spy on Their Citizens
newyorker.com/magazine/2022/04

Esta es una serie muy interesante de libros publicados por el MIT de diferentes temáticas, están en inglés. mitpress.mit.edu/books/series/ #mit #books

Have you ever wondered why old cell phones (not the first, but the ones with LCD screens) were so fast compared with modern, so-called "smart"?

I assume we don't actually use phones anymore but rather ARM-based computers that have software (called applications) that acts as a phone among a myriad of programs. And they get slow. And we become entangled in perverse vendor lock-in and programmed obsolescence.

I do love lightning fast and reliable "old" cell phones.

bbc.com/news/business-60763168

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