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Has anyone else stopped getting excited about new tech? It's just like "cool, a new thing to invade my privacy".

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Bitcoin is very much like Apple's CSAM detection. A noble idea implemented in probably the worst way possible.

This is what happens if you put an inefficient prototype into production environment. Bitcoin was a proof of concept for decentralized ledgering system. It served its purpose, we should leave it at that and make a better system from what we learned.
@dajbelshaw

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Now that’s dope. #Gnome / gnome-shell-extensions comes with a watermark extension that can be tweaked 😲 – it usually shows the dist logo but can show any image. (beko.famkos.net/t/1qfr)

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a friendly reminder (mostly for myself) that grace and understanding is very lacking in our world. Thanks for allowing me to share ideas and thoughts in this wonderful space! Let's keep the good stuff going.

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Just a reminder, it is not just the tech overlords that want to know everything about you. Credit card companies have been tracking you for years. And for me, a small rock climbing gym in New England that knows my birthday so they can send me a coupon for a free day. (Give me a break, I was only 18). Delete

I was wishing for better default terminal color schemes, and today came across this project. Exactly what I was looking for!

mayccoll.github.io/Gogh/

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Pining For A De-Googled Smartphone: Hackaday finds the Pinephone barely usable, just like we did last year, but a good option to secure some privacy hackaday.com/2021/09/02/pining #linux #linuxphone #smartphone #pinephone #pine64 #hackaday

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I got my Frame.work DIY laptop today with:

Intel® Core™ i7-1185G7
32GB (1 x 32GB) DDR4-3200
Intel® Wi-Fi 6E AX210 No vPro®
2TB - WD_BLACK™ SN750 NVMe™

Plus these expansion cards

1 HDMI
2 USB-C
1 USB-A

Assembled it in half an hour. Installed Manjaro Gnome 21.1.1 and everything works, including the fingerprint reader.

I'm using it now, and it's already my favorite laptop. #righttorepair

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I've been flopping around the internet looking for better hosting, but it hasn't gone well so far.

Any ideas?

kevq.uk/the-hunt-for-better-wo

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Recycling my altoids tins because I'll never use them.

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I really hope these guys succeed, to show the business model works. Here in (almost) Europe, Fairphone seems to have found their niche -- at least they are still in business.

Apple quoted me $800 to replace a screen, so for the last two years I have been looking at slowly moving yellow spots...

frame.work/blog/linux-on-the-f

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I just found out that one of our users has filled up his Office365 Mailbox. That is 99 gigabytes of emails.

I'm both shocked and impressed at this level of record keeping...

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What a brilliant design for a Vintage Computer show!!! Good one.

vcfmw.org/

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I told my parents in about 2008 that they should switch from Windows to Ubuntu. Otherwise, they'd have to find someone else to do technical support.

They listened, and we figured out which laptop would work best (a Dell, as it turned out) and after some initial 'training' they had seven years of trouble-free use of that laptop. Then they had my MacBook (some issues, not many) and now they're rocking a Chromebook Pixel.

misc-stuff.terraaeon.com/artic

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