1. Okay, here is a brief thread on Chile. As you know, there have been widespread protests in recent days, driven primarily by economic inequality (Chile is one of the most unequal countries in the world). Counter-intuitively, at the root of this inequality is the Chilean Constitution. The Constitution was drafted in 1980, as part of a transition from military to civil rule.
Italian council is flooded immediately after rejecting measures on climate change
My current production software on Linux:
Photoshop → https://www.photopea.com or GIMP
Illustrator → Inkscape or https://vectr.com
MS Office → LibreOffice
Premiere → OpenShot
Audition → Audacity or Ardour
Acrobat → Master PDF Editor (not FOSS)
Lightroom → darktable
RDC → Remmina
InDesign → Scribus
Skype for Business → Sky
An actual phone - Zoiper
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2) Patent troll lobbyists want us to believe that Section 101 is harming U.S. innovation. In fact, it protects the public from junk patents. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/11/alice-doesnt-block-good-patents-it-protects-public-requiring-real-invention
New terms of service add a clause to terminate your access "if YouTube believes, in its sole discretion, that provision of the Service to you is no longer commercially viable."
Then they can remove any videos that's against #gafam by example or governments by example!
F*ck off YouTube & #google !
If you were to ask me what I wanted to become 3 years ago, I'd have said "a software engineer at a big company, like Google, Microsoft or Facebook", because that's "where all the smart people go".
Now, my dream "job" is to work full time on free software. Programmers that don't contribute to free software are doing something wrong. It's not all their fault - the education system prepares us to work in corporations - but it's still a bad thing that we should do something about.
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