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Hi, I'm Graeme , from North West England.

I worked in IT for many years, but became tired of the "mainstream" industry and big data companies.

I am a big advocate, believing in the freedom to control our own data in the cloud and on our devices, supporting people where I can with this. Long term user, tinkerer, enthusiast.

Hoping there's lots of like-minded people here on fosstodon!

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Federated Filters and Tagging People have been successfully tested and will roll out later this week! 🥳

#pixelfed

Hi all, I have a Windows 10 - Desktop sharing question.

I do teaching sessions with 2-3 apprentices in Excel. Usually id just sit with them and share a mouse, but due to Covid I'm looking for ways to share the screen.

Can anyone recommend a desktop sharing application that works well on a LAN?

Theres no need for audio/video as ill be in the same room.

Ideally this will be free, internal, not require a microsoft account signin (i believe this rules out MS quickassist?)

Any suggestions?

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I've seen lots of posts and opinions recently about how email is broken, mainly due to (I think) the rise of Hey.

Here are my thoughts...

kevq.uk/email-is-not-broken/

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Day 59 of the Series:

I didn't have the time I wanted to really put this through it's paces today, so I wrote up a really quick less than 300 words opinion of UbuntuDDE.

mikestone.me/ubuntudde-in-less

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Overall, would certainly recommend @Tutanota as a privacy-respecting, reasonably priced alternative to the likes of Gmail, and could see it going great places usability-wise. Some gripes but nothing to make me regret the move so far.

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If #Google knew everything about you, they would’ve stopped listening to everything you say.

Look no further than your #email system for today’s #surveillancesaturday.

If you know that your #GMail & others are data-mined, is it entirely “on them” that your #privacy is undermined?

Be an active participant in your goal to remain private.

Avoid #surveillancecapitalism by choosing to make (sometimes difficult) decisions. Give your money to better companies with products that respect you more.

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I really like the toot feed I get from people I follow. I also like the instance feed. The global feed not that much since it's chaos 😀 I like that you can simply block an annoying bot/reposter-maniac and continue enyoing the content. Don't remember being on a such well self-curated platform ever. Also people are nice and helpful no matter what topic discussed. Kudos to all of you making it a welcome place! 👋

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Microsoft Confirms June Windows 10 Update Could Crash Systems

Microsoft Confirms June Windows 10 Update Could Crash Systems, Pushing Them to Restart Due to Critical System Process Failure, Code c0000008

wccftech.com/microsoft-confirm

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"There’s Now an Even Worse Anti-Encryption Bill Than EARN IT"

cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog/202

Get your IT business out of the US. This needs to have an impact on the economy.

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German court stops Facebook's data collection mania, which is a direct attack on Facebook's business model of harvesting everyone's data. 💪
tutanota.com/blog/posts/facebo

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The command 'tldr' as a replacement for 'man' is a nice one. Too often I'm too lazy to read a whole man page. 😀

5 modern alternatives to essential Linux command-line tools | Opensource.com opensource.com/article/20/6/mo

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@exodus is currently unable to analyze Covid-19 apps due to geographical restrictions on downloading the apk files

- exodus-privacy.eu.org/en/post/ (April)

But you can read the analysis reports from Defensive Lab Agency about a lot of Covid-19 Apps

- forensic.defensive-lab.agency/

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People with the wrong intent will always find ways to get around anti-encryption laws, and there are many forms of communication that would be impossible to police. Memespeech for example, is a supposedly censor-proof method of encryption which hides messages inside normal passages of free speech by adjusting the letter formatting.

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@yarmo yep, I call it “Windows loneliness syndrome”.

If you don’t use Windows 10 as your daily driver, then every time you switch it on it will *demand* updates and install them regardless of your feelings on the matter.

If you switch it off after a big update instead of letting it finish on a subsequent restart, it struggles to even get out of bed for you.

The only reasonable treatment is to download updates manually then restart the machine a couple of times before every use.

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@glc You will find like-minded people on some other instances - conncected to yours - also. :) I think if openBSD instance is connected to your instance you will find pretty decent people here. Oh, and welcome to the Fediverse, have a nice stay.

Hi, I'm Graeme , from North West England.

I worked in IT for many years, but became tired of the "mainstream" industry and big data companies.

I am a big advocate, believing in the freedom to control our own data in the cloud and on our devices, supporting people where I can with this. Long term user, tinkerer, enthusiast.

Hoping there's lots of like-minded people here on fosstodon!

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