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I had a gmail address I created for communications with a customer when I was doing freelance work. I hadn't used it for 9 years so I figured it was time to delete the account. But I wanted to download a zip archive of messages first. Well, Google produced the zip file but I was never able to download it for some security issue. Of course Google wanted more personal info from me before I could download. 🙄

So f... the archive, I deleted the account. Oddly that was not a security issue. 🙄

A real life Bobby tables! Someone registered a custom car license plate "NULL" and got assigned every speeding ticket where the image processing system was unable to determine a plate number.

theguardian.com/world/2019/aug

What will GB/UK be called after Scotland splits off and northern Ireland joins Ireland? Waleland? Wengs? Engwales? Wengland? Not So Great Britain?

Today my software baby, Kup, moved from github to a new home on KDEs servers. Happy day!
invent.kde.org/kde/kup

I think I'm an adult now but I still have not understood two behaviors of other adults:
- Eating Brussels sprouts.
- Having a "kids onboard" sign on your car.
It just doesn't make any sense in my head. I know taste is different but really? That different?

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Says Earth Is Greener Today Than 20 Years Ago Thanks To China, India

> In contrast to the perception of and India’s willingness to overexploit land, water and resources for economic gain, the countries are responsible for the largest greening of the planet in the past two decades.
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> continues to break world records in tree planting, with 800,000 Indians planting 50 million trees in just 24 hours.

forbes.com/sites/trevornace/20

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I just got my first payment from where I have been investing in loans used for solar panels in rural Africa. Making money for doing something nice for our planet almost seems too good to be true. Getting around 6% interest on most loans. Spreading the investment over many loans helps to keep the risk lower. Cool stuff!

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"Stop using chrome, and well, Google in general. Find some awesome replacements!

➡️ Chrome >> Firefox

➡️ Gmail >> @protonmail

➡️ Drive >> @nextclouders

➡️ Docs: @libreoffice w/ @CollaboraOffice

➡️ Search: @DuckDuckGo "

9to5google.com/2019/05/29/chro

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Reading about Antergos closing shop on reddit and realizing people on reddit are morons.
"Baaah! Fragmentation is bahd they will do what I say now instead"

This is FLOSS, there is no "fragmentation", just people doing something (like the Antergos devs) or people NOT doing something (see: "everyone on reddit")

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Running WebAssembly on the Kernel with Wasmer, medium.com/wasmer/running-weba

This is huge! One can write a C, C++, Rust, AssemblyScript, Swift… program, compile it to WebAssembly, and run it on the kernel!

10% speedup on a tcp echo server over native code!

Just voted for the EU parliament. I don't know so much about the individual candidates or parties but I thought that by voting for a former meteorologist from the greens I would send a clear signal what I want them to talk about in Brussels...

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@simper Nope, not with Tusky. Maybe they'll add the feature in the future.

New to mastodon... Need . Is it not possible to follow a hashtag in ? I thought the obvious would be long pressing a hashtag and getting some option but nope.

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