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Here's my favorite git feature that no one knows about:

You can reference commits using the commit message instead of the hash. The ":/" syntax accepts a regex that matches any part of the commit message, returning the youngest matching commit.


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How to solve a problem the German way:

1️⃣ build a new bike path
2️⃣ block the pavement with equipment for air-pollution monitoring
3️⃣ do not reduce car traffic, but put six huge vacuum cleaners next to the monitoring station onto the bike path
4️⃣ set up 14 traffic signs that legalize riding on the pavement, whereever a vacuum cleaner blocks the bike path.
5️⃣ problem solved! SUCCESS!


#fahrrad #cycling @mastobikes @mastobikes_de

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my wife found this tea towel at her granny's house and I can't stop laughing at it

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I'm so so fortunate in life to have found a fulfilling job working with people I respect, who are unapologetically outspoken and whose principles are well aligned with mine, as I solve interesting problems helping us sustainably make the world a better place for those with the least but who need what we're providing the most.

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What are you working on right now? Share your #FOSS projects with us.

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Last week's EU deal on #chatcontrol will result in the automatic searching of all your personal electronic mail and messages for presumed suspect content using error-prone #AI algorithms that will report you to the police, guilty or not. And more to come.

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Well @downey I found example #2 of 3000 FOSS people agreeing on something:

Hey @be , thanks for the great, constructive comments you're leaving on the Audacity PR. You're Doing the FOSS community a great service. 🤗

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Apparently the new audacity owners are adding telemetry to it :/ This is....concerning. Especially because that PR discussion has _zero_ opposition to the feature being added

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Familiar with :apple_inc: Swift, UIKit, and know your way around XCode? Want to help advance the state of on ? :xmpp: 📱 We're looking for developers to help bring our iOS app over the finish line! 🏁

This will be a paid short-term project producing FLOSS. DM or email if you're interested.

Not an iOS dev? That's okay, boosts appreciated too! 🙂

I enjoy writing ternary operators.
I dislike reading ternary operators.

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With a simple change, now the "Edit" button will only render when he QCard was created with that browser. 😃

> Why Open-Source?
> Would you buy a meal if the restaurant refused to tell you the ingredients? Would you buy a car if you weren’t allowed to look under the hood?

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Unlike most messaging apps, Session doesn't require a phone number or ANY identifying information to sign up.

Here's a quick video of our CTO at a event, giving an example of why anonymity matters.

Privacy shouldn't sacrifice anonymity.


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🇬🇧 The Commission's draft regulation on the use of #ArtificialIntelligence (#AI) would introduce a Europe-wide permission to use facial recognition in public spaces for the first time.

My assessment of the proposal:

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