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I'm in the early stages of script-writing for a series of "Linux Myth-Busting" videos. Here are the first few ideas. Add yours!

#1 Installing Linux is hard

#2 Installing drivers is hard

#3 You can't game on Linux


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Cont'd: Needless to say the problem could only be fixed by tearing the whole device apart to get to the innermost parts.

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TIL: If the power button is not working anymore, do _only_ schedule automatic power-off when you _also_ schedule automatic power-on.

Decentralized Identity Foundation

"DIF is an engineering-driven organization focused on developing the foundational elements necessary to establish an open ecosystem for decentralized identity and ensure interop between all participants."

claims interest in for a while. They call their project .

A self-organised group with "invited additional experts" in January this year "created a review of the ecosystem around protocols for social media".

Find the "Ecosystem Review" here:

Twitter thread with more information:

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Interested in via ?

My follow-recommendations:

* @xmpp the XMPP Standards Foundation
* @blabber a messenger application and server
* @dino a beautiful messenger for linux
* @gajim a powerful messenger for linux and windows
* @kaidan yet another XMPP messenger
* @mellium client library written in go
* @Monal messenger for iOS
* @tigase develops XMPP server and client software
* @snikket_im XMPP made simple

Feel free to add more interesting accounts/folks to the list!

Jeff Bezos is fulfilling a childhood wish and finally goes to space.

What is Jeff going to do, when he got what he wanted?

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Running a tiling WM on your phone sounds like a stupid idea... until you discover . The whole thing is simple but amazing - it takes one or two days to get used to it, but then you know it inside out. Thanks to the built-in extensibility and simple codebase, you can change everything to your liking. This interface and its skilled community have become a great asset in
the wider smartphone ecosystem!

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would you say that #hosting providers disqualify themselves as environmentally sustainable by offering #cryptomining?

"Sussman attains enlightenment"

➑️ In the days when Sussman πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“ was a novice, Minsky πŸ‘¨β€πŸ« once came to him as he sat hacking at the PDP-6.

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ« What are you doing?

πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“ I am training a randomly wired neural net to play Tic-Tac-Toe.

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ« Why is the net wired randomly?

πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“ I do not want it to have any preconceptions of how to play.

➑️ Minsky πŸ‘¨β€πŸ« then shut his eyes.

πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“ Why do you close your eyes?

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ« So that the room will be empty.

➑️ At that moment, Sussman πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“ was enlightened.


Quote by Dennis Ritchie:

"What we wanted to preserve was not just a good environment in which to do programming, but a system around which a fellowship could form.

We knew from experience that the essence of communal computing, as supplied by remote-access, time-shared machines, is not just to type programs into a terminal instead of a keypunch, but to encourage close communication."

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@kev the best way to get help finding the correct answer to a problem is to confidently assert a wrong answer.

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Good memories don't just happen. They're built. Build happy memories, and you'll have something pleasant to look back on.

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