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Challenge: Find a way that Windows is better than any Linux distribution. Aggressive debate is expected and encouraged.

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I'm gonna explain some English grammar trickiness.

The only places standard English capitalizes words are 1) at the beginning of sentences, and 2) proper nouns. For example, United States or James are capitalized because they are proper nouns.

English doesn't hyphenate much. I see this a lot with native German speakers, because German likes to combine words and hyphenation is closest to that in English.

Commas are tricky. Be careful with them. Even native speakers screw this one up a lot.

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A message to Americans who care about the climate, their environment and their countrymen who would be directly affected by it: Here is a petition to urge Bank of America not to finance the planned Atlantic Coast Pipeline which is planned to transport fracked gas across the country.
act.priceofoil.org/sign/BoA-At
Fracking is at least as bad as coal, and it must die alongside it.

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@Slashdot
When they use the term " computer glitch " you know something else is up...

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Notre Dame Official Says 'Computer Glitch' Could Be Fire Culprit
bit.ly/2UNEa8j

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Why do I love ? Because I control everything, but most of it is already fine-tuned already. Also, the benevolent dictator is awesome. I don't want no . I don't need no . I can't stand for various reasons.

Why do you love your ?

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what are the alternatives for cloudflare (ddos protection)?
my main goal is to avoid recaptcha

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Since G+ closed I started using RSS again. It allows me to follow interesting blogs, mostly about tech. I didn't use an RSS reader in a long time but I knew that Thunderbird, my current email client, has the ability to handle RSS feeds. Thunderbird is pretty good but now I'm curious what RSS reader people are using here and why.

support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/h

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What is your favorite note taking app and why?

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I realise a lot of people will know about PixelFed already, but it's just been updated to 0.9 which has a greatly upgraded federation system amongst other improvements, so it's worth taking another look if you tried it before.

Also, a lot of people still think PixelFed means pixelfed.social (which is currently closed to new members), but you can sign up at any of the instances listed. The ones listed are all updated to 0.9 and open to new members.

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We used to be the #1 alternative to Instagram on alternativeto.net/software/ins but someone marked our project as "Discontinued" because registration is closed on a specific instance.

Pixelfed has never been more alive!

alternativeto.net/software/pix

A thorough, well written and insightful article on operations at Facebook.
It's time FB pays for its crimes, privacy violations and abuse.

15 Months of Fresh Hell Inside Facebook | WIRED
wired.com/story/facebook-mark-

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The web browser Brave is marketed as a privacy-friendly ad-free alternative, but that's pretty disingenuous.

Brave exists not to protect privacy, but to make money from selling ads.

Brave is a commercial company funded by venture capital. Its business model is selling advertising and cryptocurrency investment.

One of Brave's owners is Peter Thiel's Founders Fund. Thiel is also the head of Palantir (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palantir) and on the board of Facebook.

I do not recommend using Brave.

#Brave

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The Ubuntu Podcast team, past and present, at our first ever listener get together. Celebrating 12 years of Ubuntu Podcast 🎉🎂🎊 #WimpysWorld wimpysworld.io/2TX9m3O

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Do you guys know what's the best Thinkpad laptop I can get in terms of durability, specs and ability to libreboot? I heard the X200 can be libreboot'd but does that include the whole X200 series or just X200?

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REMINDER!!!

IMPORANT ANNOUNCEMENT:

At approximately 13:00 BST (08:00 Eastern) tomorrow, Tuesday 16th, we will be doing a database migration that will result in around 30 minutes of downtime.

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