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@pranav Unfortunately, Degoogling isn't in my immediate future. I require either an Android phone or an iPhone for work. Personally, I prefer Android over iOS.

@aadilayub

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@pranav Are you saying that you don't? I'm warning you, this is a criminal offense under the Federated Law of the United Cat Owners. Punishable by death by kitten cuteness overdose.

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@pranav They have these pheromones and bacteria to almost directly control your brain to like them, oh and also they make this purring noise and evolved to look like a super cute baby to force us to like them. Basically they mind-control us to love them and be their servants

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@pranav @mike I made sure to buy secondhand so I don't add to Google's bottomline 😅

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Night Sight on the Pixel is mind blowing. I feel like I have a new camera.

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This is super cute. Neat little tool to teach central-limit theorem to students. Could be a cute gift for any stats person in your life (or for yourself if that stats person is you).

amazon.com/Four-Pines-Publishi

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A referee suggested I cite a paper a year ago (when it was in press, and I was completely unaware of it). I pulled up the paper today and found my name in the acknowledgements. :blobpats:

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Hey, #Plume now has a dedicated website: joinplu.me!

It is far from perfect, but at least it exists, and can help people discovering the project. If you have any idea to improve it, feel free to tell me, or to report it on Github: github.com/Plume-org/joinplu.m

The documentation has also moved to docs.joinplu.me

And I also adapted @funkwhale's contribution page to Plume to make it easier to contribute for newcomers: contribute.joinplu.me

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@pranav it can't! There is a handy webextension called "news feed killer" that blocks news feed on web

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calling all people.... I have a severe, persistent issue that is causing me no end of frustration.. So much so that Im about to give up. I have a Motorola Nexus 6. I installed the latest TWRP. I installed the latest LineageOS (no gapps) and rebooted. Everything worked fine. I installed fdroid and aptoide. I installed and updated a couple of basic apps. I rebooted to make sure all was fine and it hung in the middle of booting and says no sim card found. Reboot doesnt fix.

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Hello new people!

This is the official account for switching.social , a non-technical guide to privacy-friendly sites, services and apps.

You can see regular posts about alternatives by following this account, and there's a beginner's guide to alternatives at the hashtag #AlternativesAtoZ

Please feel free to message me if you have any questions, comments or requests. (The website also has contact details in the "About This Site" section.)

#Introductions #Alternatives #Privacy

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#linuxrocks #fosstodon

@fosstodon
@kev pointed out how close linuxrocks and fosstodon are in users and toots and I been getting such a kick out of watching us both grow together.

Currently
Linuxrocks 1,708 users and 70,125 toots

fosstodon 1,767 users and 69,609 toots.

In October 11 we had the exact same amount of users.

Glad to see our Mastodon Family grow and with great instances like ours with awesome users.

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I have been interested in FOSS software since I learned about OpenOffice. From there it went onto LInux, and blossomed into getting as much FOSS software into my life. I have been an advocate for getting more people into this community, and have switched a few minds. I am not a developer, but I am definitely a supporter and news spreader.

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#TheFediverse is the name for a group of federated sites that use the #ActivityPub technical standard to talk to each other (including #Mastodon, #Pleroma, #PeerTube, #FunkWhale, #WriteFreely and many others).

#TheFederation means sites that use the Diaspora standard to talk to each other (most notably #Diaspora itself).

Some sites belong to both, and the definitions have shifted over time as new standards have been adopted. As the phrase goes, your mileage may vary.

#AlternativesAtoZ

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Firefox is now more important, isolated and vulnerable. Some suggested ways we can support it:
• Set it as your default browser. And if you're back home with family over Christmas, suggest/set as their default too.
• When you hear web devs say "can't everyone just use Chrome", please challenge it.
• Contribute to Mozilla-led projects, e.g. MDN Docs: smashingmagazine.com/2018/05/c
• Donate to Mozilla if you can: donate.mozilla.org

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Fosstodon

Fosstodon is a Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.