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COVID-19 is not an excuse for government mass surveillance. Spying on phone locations and deploying government drones is not okay!

The concept is called ( syndikat.org ) and there's a mechanism in place that we can't just decide to sell the house again and take out our personal profit. Instead the house will be managed by the inhabitants basically forever, even if the current inhabitants decide to move on.

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Huge portion of the money needed for building the house came in as loans from our own savings, friends, family and supporters. There's also a bank loan involved, so if things get even worse in the coming months we might have to start striking on paying that one back.

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Family and I will not be striking though. We just moved to a house we collectively built and now live in, own and manage with a group of ~40 people. Technically we're still paying rent but we as a group are also our own landladies*lords (is there a better english term for that?). We have a everybody-pays-what-she*-can-afford rent policy where everybody sets their portion of the rent themselves and we do rounds of raising our "bids" until the needed sum for the whole house is reached.

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I'm very much in favor of all the calls for

Organize and do it together! House owners will fight back, so be prepared!

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RT @sclawr@twitter.com

please, tech people. PLEASE. if you dont have a background working in healthcare/medicine, stop the hackathons and just give money.

the potential to do harm is too high, and designing for medicine is a thing. health communication/tooling is a specialty, not a weekend project.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/sclawr/status/1243

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Fahrradfahrer wollten 1,5m Abstand bevor es cool war!

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@10X Rust, because you get lots of compile-time control over performance-critical details that a GC-based runtime would otherwise have to infer, the lack of a garbage-collector demonstrably helps to keep your memory footprint low, and you want strong compile-time safety and correctness guarantees for anything you're going to expose to a network.

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Today is my anniversary. I've been a member of the for exactly 1 year now! 🥳🥳🎉

Thanks @kev and @mike for creating , such a nice place!

Regarding the setup-procedure: something that has a sane-defaults (-compose) or installation method available would be great.

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We have a (segmented) LAN setup in the house sharing one VDSL connection to the outer world, so connection speeds shouldn't be a problem if it's a solution or hosted locally.

I still have an old laptop (2core, ~2,5GHz, 4GB RAM) I could set up as a local server.

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We have a instance with , office and the "new" editor, that allows collaborative editing of markdown documents available.

Talk has been unreliable even in small meetings. Collabora works OK, but lags a little too much even in those mini meetings. I haven't really tested the editor yet, but had some issues with it locking up after a few minutes of single-user usage (reload page fixed it).

Guess it would not work well for such a large meeting...

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We have a meeting with up to 20 people coming up tomorrow. We collectivly own and manage the building we live in and need to coordinate some things. The meeting will be remote of course, with everyone sitting in their own apartments.

I'm looking for suggestions which free software solutions to use.

We don't really need , voice + or a with basic formating support (bold, italic, lists, maybe tables) would be enough.

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Why do bluetooth headsets have to use a single button for every action... makes them impossible to use without the manual :(

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I have released version 4.0.0 of my AT2XT keyboard converter firmware written in Rust for msp430: github.com/cr1901/AT2XT/tree/v

Starting to be really happy with how ergonomic the ~700 lines of Rust look while still fitting in 2kB of ROM and 128 BYTES of RAM!

Comparison to original C code:
text data bss
1576 4 38

Rust code as of this release (optimizations still possible):
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1992 4 46

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Wir alle befinden uns gerade in einer ziemlich unerfreulichen und Stress belasteten Situation. Der Umgang damit ist nicht einfach und die wenigsten von uns stecken das einfach so weg. Ich hab daher mal meine Methoden zum Umgang damit zusammengeschrieben: leah.is/posts/entspannung-in-d

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Ich ertrage es langsam nicht mehr, wie aufgrund von Infektionsschutz Freiheit immer mehr eingeschränkt wird.

Auch diese Tür der Überwachung ist jetzt geöffnet. Und sie wird sicherlich nicht wieder geschlossen. Mit Angst und werden Bürgerrechte umgangen

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