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Techie working in for a decade. Bringing Open Source to the masses little by little.

Interesting to see the mainstream talking open source. Not sure I'd agree with the term imitation when Amazon forked mongoDB.

Google Takes a Friendlier Path to Open Source Than Amazon -- The Motley Fool

Google makes a move designed to lure the open-source community to its side.

So there you have it, privacy goes out the door. Some of my DNA is already in a database like that because my uncle did one of those DNA tests. Not something I gave permission for. But law enforcement is the first step. Down the line that data will be sold on for commercial purposes. Like health insurance.

I just got a promo email from Digital Ocean, because I created a tiny droplet there a few years ago (too expensive really). "A new kind of Droplet." I don't care. Don't you guys understand?

Say this like Cptn Kirk:

There's no security and it is too dangerous litigation-wise. Plus Zero trust. And your spooks and corps pwn everything.

The whole world knows that.

Agents de l'Education nationale : témoignez de vos usages numériques pour participer à la définition des outils numériques de demain

Nous recherchons activement des profils enseignants et non-enseignants à interviewer dans le cadre de la conception des outils numériques de demain au service des agents de l’Éducation nationale

Date limite de candidature le 7 mai

plus de détails

#éducation #numérique #administration

What shall we do with a sunken R'yleh
What shall we do with a sunken R'yleh
What shall we do with a sunken R'yleh
Er-lie in the morning

Send in the Navy drone subs
Send in the Navy drone subs
Send in the Navy drone subs
Er-lie in the morning

What shall we do with Cyclopean pillars
What shall we do with Cyclopean pillars
What shall we do with Cyclopean pillars
Er-lie in the morning

Scan em with top secret radar
Scan em with top secret radar
Scan em with top secret radar
Er-lie in the morning

Oh my goodness I've just learned a thing about The Matrix that causes it to make a lot more sense: In the original script the humans were used as neural network compute clusters by the Machines and as a crucial component of The Matrix itself.

Which is why humans who were aware of the simulation could control aspects of The Matrix - their minds were part of its foundation.

Unfortunately the test audiences had trouble understanding this concept so the studio changed the human role to "batteries".

RT @eff: These Articles are a disaster for free expression online. Copyright reform is badly needed, but these proposals have undermined an…

A pearl from Saturday's protest against the proposed EU #copyright reform.

It says "Hello, I am the political advisor of Axel Voss."

‘In healthcare, better data demands better privacy protections’

“How can we explain what is going on here? One possibility is that startup nation advocates pushed hard to ratify the plan as soon as possible, because of its contribution to innovation; these advocates view considerations of privacy as obstacles.”

Also on our forum:

@Eramdam Un des webmails que j'avais sous la main pour tester :

@Eramdam SOGo seems to implement this weirdness, it display the vCalendar content as the mail body directly. Seriously, how can we tell the people at Microsoft that the Internet is all about standards?

@wxcafe @jkb my reaction exactly when I learned about that.

See also: Outlook putting attachments into a proprietary, badly documented winmail.dat file.

* gets an empty mail *
* scratches head *
* tries different mail clients *
Third one's a charm: it's a vCal file sent as alternate body, with an empty (and invalid) HTML alternative, and no plaintext alternative. Of course this is sent from Microsoft Exchange.

Screaming "HACK THE PLANET!!!" at least once a week to keep up my l33t cred.

@rysiek In German: Aufruf an alle #Fediverse Admins von Instanzen in der #EU. Die #CopyrightDirektive kommt und wir müssen unseren EU Parlamentariern zeigen, wie sehr europäische Internetseiten betroffen sind.

Wir bereiten eine Liste aller EU-basierten #Pleroma, #Mastodon, #GNUSocial, #Peertube, #Funkwhale und verwandten Instanzen vor.

Bitte kontaktiert mich. Ich brauche nur euren Domainnamen, den EU Staat in dem die Seite gehostet wird und das grobe Thema der Instanz. Die ungefähre Nutzerzahl wäre hilfreich, ist aber nicht nötig.

Bitte helft mit, das ist wirklich wichtig!

Calling all #Fediverse admins of instances in the #EU. The #CopyrightDirective is coming, we need to show the MEPs how massively the EU Internets will be affected.

We are preparing a list of all EU-based #Pleroma, #Mastodon, #GNUSocial, #Peertube, #Funkwhale, and any other instances.

Please *contact me*. All I need is the domain name, which EU Member State it's located in, and the rough topic of the instance. Approximate user count welcome, but not necessary.

Please help. This is important.

This is a periodic reminder: open source maintainers are doing their best to keep up with a firehose of questions, bugs, imperfect docs, and so many other tasks it's easy to take for granted. Please thank and be kind to OSS maintainers. Usually they only hear the bad feedback.

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