Privacy is the killer app of #opensource right now, and thats enough cause to convert
Yet this is essentially a defensive use, reclaiming something that should not have been stolen in the first place
But something else is happening, as well, so slowly its imperceptible, but its beautiful:
#linux and friends have become a sort-of superpower platform, bringing (first to power users, but eventually hopefully to all) the true promise of computing 🤓
«The exhortation “learn to code!” has its foundations in market value. “Learn to code” is suggested as a way up, a way out. “Learn to code” offers economic leverage, a squirt of power. “Learn to code” goes on your resume.
But let’s substitute a different phrase: “learn to cook.” People don’t only learn to cook so they can become chefs.»
I really like this blog post.
we enjoy the friendliness of #fediverse instances and that's cool, but we should not forget that this is just a self-selection effect coupled with obscurity and small scale
given that online communities in some form or another go back at least three decades it seems that getting social right is a really hard nut to crack. people simply have less empathy when they dont see each other in flesh and blood
the privacy invading, click addictive megaplatforms of today add insult to injury
Learn about the technology behind LibreOffice! At FOSDEM 2020 in Brussels, Belgium, LibreOffice developers and community members presented what they're working on – check out the videos: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2020/02/17/libreoffice-presentations-at-fosdem-2020-learn-about-the-technology-behind-the-software/
"Startups take on Google, Apple and put privacy first.
If you have an Android phone, and that's 74% of global smartphone users, you send 12MB of personal data per day to Google while the iPhone sends about 6MB"
Nethack is an RPG game where the player is dropped into a randomly generated dungeon with enemies, animals, and items. The player's goal is to reach the bottom to take the Amulet of Yendor and bring it back to the surface. Along the way the player will have to use their ingenuity to get around various obstacles with the tools provided.
Website 🔗️: https://www.nethack.org/
apt 📦️: nethack-console nethack-x11 nethack-lisp
The main reason is (I think) the mobile revolution. It turned out the vast majority of people never needed a desktop, whether running #linux or not.
The open source paradigm has not found yet a viable (self-financing) alternative to the mobile-as-surveillance model
I still have my #firefoxos mobile somewhere, a relic from a future that never was 😞
Understand Group by in #Django with #SQL | Haki Benita
Great post 👍 Always have to search how these work 😁
My first hardware project ! Piano Stairs
Made with Raspberry Pi and ultrasonic sensors. It's not perfect(sync), but works alright (if you're lucky enough).
Here's me stress testing it :P
Some rare mainstream press about #opensource mobile projects
I want one. I bet that thing respects your privacy!
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the open future of risk management
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