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Never accept shitty learning resources. Never be okay with unsatisfactory answers to your questions.

Protect the desire to learn.

This is not just about you. When better learning resources become more widely available, also those people will benefit who cannot speak for themselves.

Fight for the right to learn.

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Dear Hive Mind,

Let's say there is a group of people of which overlapping subsets want to meet frequently.

Is there an open source tool that allows to specify time availability individually _only once_ and suggests the best date(s) to meet for a given subset of people?

Maybe Google Calendar provides such a functionality, but I am looking for something more privacy-respecting and/or self-host-able. More details in thread.

Thanks!

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We went from the Turing Test, where a computer tries to convince a human that it is not a computer but a real person, to Captchas, where humans try to convince a computer they're a real person, not a computer.

After the news about the recent exploit, I had a closer look at what it actually does.

It seems that for my distribution :gentoo: polkit could be uninstalled, if other packages are installed such that they do not depend on it of course.

I am not affected by the exploit and I bear no grudge on polkit. But I wonder what consequences uninstalling might bring. So far I can't see the downsides.

Q: What would I loose, if I removed polkit from my system?

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What options do a Gentoo user have if they want an alternative that's binary, without systemd, comes with a decent setup for automating package builds like ebuilds or makepkg? Preferably with a minimal install option and decent repositories.

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Thesis: We don't need more software platforms, but more/better protocols that encourage and simplify communication and integration.

If you vote "yes": In what are are better protocols needed at the moment?

Poll inspired by @gamey:
fosstodon.org/@gamey/106414238

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To people using :

I imagine using local files as feeds could be used very creatively.

Do you use this basic feature and if so, what for?

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Please share your favourite Gemini Capsules for personal blogs
(boosts appreciated)

People who like the challenge might be interested in the challenges.

100daysofx.com/

@kev Maybe some kind of collaboration might be interesting? :)

Thesis: We don't need more software platforms, but more/better protocols that encourage and simplify communication and integration.

If you vote "yes": In what are are better protocols needed at the moment?

Poll inspired by @gamey:
fosstodon.org/@gamey/106414238

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Sometimes the best debugging technique is taking a nap.

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Probably controvercial opinion. 

I am not a big fan of Nextcloud because I think the project has the wrong scope. I love the idea of a self hosted cloud that integrates with all of my devices but that's exactly my issue with Nextcloud. Instead of integrating it always feels to me like they want to reinvent things with own apps for everything and so on well and the essentially forced focus on the web as platform makes it feel like a platform while I want a collection of protocols not addons to it!

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@floppy I did a little digging and found that Firefox Relay’s privacy policy hints that Amazon Simple Email Service is used behind the scenes which means you should ask yourself if you trust Amazon with your emails.

Firefox Addon: Firefox Relay. Created by Mozilla.

relay.firefox.com/

"Firefox Relay lets you generate email aliases that forward to your real inbox. Use it to hide your real email address and protect yourself from hackers and unwanted mail."

addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firef

(Not affiliated. Just thought this was interesting and I never heard of it.)

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Genuine question here…

Aside from the centralisation issue, why do people dislike so much?

No hyperbole please, I’d prefer the discussion to be based on facts.

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Complete this sentence:

When the internet finally becomes sentient, it will...

Complete this sentence:

When the internet finally becomes sentient, it will...

Got myself a new headset, finally. Should have happened months/years ago. So, yay, I guess.

Any recommendations for songs to test the audio quality? (Links appreciated.)

"You Can Still Use the Old Firefox Interface (but not for long) - It's FOSS News"

news.itsfoss.com/firefox-old-d

TL;DR: See screenshot. Taken from the linked website.

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