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A great example of how user/developer collaboration can be extremely valuable for
moving projects forward.


#foss #FOSDEM21 #FreeCAD #opensource #cad #design

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* 0.19 official release is approaching, after 23 months of development
* Ubuntu daily PPA is soon to get updated OCCT libraries (from 7.3.0 to 7.5.1) which should prevent some crashes, a benefit from a FreeCAD contributor who patched the OCCT source code. The packages are already uploaded, last night's builds of FreeCAD failed because of unmet dependencies with netgen, a separate issue. Up to now netgen support had been disabled...

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Would you recommend a #Creality #CR10 for entry-level #3dprinting (budget around 300 Euros)? Any caveats, alternatives?
Asking for someone...

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Fantastic talk about the development of #penpot the open source design app! I had no idea it's the same developers who develop Taiga:)

#FOSDEM21 #taiga #foss #opendesign #design #UI #UX #opensource

There was a call to action at the end:

- give it a spin

- give feedback

- spread the word


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1. Keep the only planet we have in as pristine a condition as we can

2. Find another planet to halve our risk of extinction

Capitalists: Fuck #1, but #2 sounds like fun.

My 'new' desktop running MXLinux. The iMac is gone.

All hardware is either given to me or bought in a thrift shop. I suspect that the Packard Bell S1800 isn't beefy enough but I deal with that should issues arise. So far so good.

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I'm thinking of getting a 3d Printer to play around with. I'd like something that has decent quality.

I'm overwhelmed by the various options. I've so far discovered at least 9 different types of print technology.

Can anyone with any experience of 3d printers help guide me to get the right type of machine?

#3DPrinter #AskMastodon #AskFediverse #Help #3dPrint #3dPrinting

After half a year riding on rented bikes my son wanted his own MTB. This is what we bought today, a second hand Stumpjumper.

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I just stumbled upon this. A presentation of realthunder's work. Might be interesting to watch. Now if I could remember about it. Gonna be late here though, 22:00 (10PM) next Sunday my time.

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« I have never used , and never will. Despite this, I still feel the need to write an article about WhatsApp since it’s the perfect case study to help understand a class of businesses models I call . The domestication of users is high on my list of problems plaguing the human race, and is worth a detailed explanation. » by @Seirdy

> gemini://

We made a simple cardboard box and in addition two lamps of laser cut wood (the third is a regular desk lamp) for or DIY photo booth. We're going to try to sell a lot of small stuff on Ebay.

The penguin model is the creative work of @algot and if you're interested you can find it here:

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In the last year Google has banned: the Element app, the LBRY app, and several Fediverse apps. If you get all of your apps from a single corporation, be it Google or Apple, you should make an effort to change that.

If you have an Android phone F-Droid is an alternative app repository, and it’s very easy to install! All of the previously mentioned apps have been available from F-Droid throughout being dropped from the Play Store.

If you have an iPhone, please consider other options for your next device. Apple does not respect you enough as a user to consider you possibly more capable of deciding what you should install on your phone than they are. That is absurd; please stop rewarding this behavior with your money.

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Looking to de-google your life?

Want to get your data before you do?

Want to be more private in the internet? Not just de-google?

Good luck!

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I'm seeing a lot of new #Peertube instances these days, this is great!
But please remember that with the great power of #federation granted to us by PeerTube also comes great responsibility.
Unfortunately, PeerTube is also used to promote dangerous #disinformation and #conspiracy theories, as well as hateful content.
Please report bad actors to @PeerTube_Isolation and keep your blocklist up to date thanks to this list

If you're into 3DCAD, 3.0 Release Candidate 2 is available. This is probably the last pre-release version. It can be downloaded here:

Or from the Snap Store:

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@aral @dsfgs @actualsteerpike No, Bitcoin is not a "net positive for the globe".

Bitcoin set out to disintermediate the banking system, but it failed.

What it produced was a horrendously inefficient energy-guzzling monstrosity, which only really empowers people who already had a lot of money in the economy prior to Bitcoin's invention. The usual suspects got richer out of Bitcoin and the banking system wasn't obsoleted by it.

I just uploaded a small blog post about Eben Moglen's speech 'Freedom in the Cloud' in 2010 and what has been achieved since in ethical social networking.

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