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How To Be An Ethical Consumer:

- Don't buy from Amazon
- Spend half an hour researching where else you can buy the thing you want
- Order it from a small business
- The small business orders it from Amazon and just has it shipped to you
- Oh no
- There's no ethical consumption in a system with these fucked up power dynamics

@sunweaver ack, did not consider that. Will provide English translations in the future.

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Du wertschätzt, wem du deine Aufmerksamkeit schenkst.

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A coder is someone who turns coffee into code right =) Made some calculations about caffeine body levels during and after a day of work with four cups ☕ ☕ ☕ ☕ of coffee. The result made me think twice of drinking coffee after lunch.

Even a single cup ☕ at 9 am results in 20% left at bed time.

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Just joined! Glad to be part of this!

I discovered Mastodon after reading about the "Re-decentralizing the Internet" movement. It hit me right on the nose. Being a developer who's worked in media and ad tech, and someone with kids, I'm concerned about the direction we seem to be moving in. Joining this community is my first small step towards decentralization of my "personal infrastructure" and taking back ownership of our data and privacy.

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Let's make Linux work on an Android device
Let's test UserLAnd, the new free application that we find in the store of ours smartphone and that allows us to have some Linux programs always with us.
One time installed, we will find a list of operating systems and Linux applications that we will be able to easily install and use even with the smartphone.
youtube.com/watch?v=GhzBDT-J1b

Today was my last work day at Kiel University. From Monday on, I will be running my FLOSS business DAS-NETZWERKTEAM full time. Providing IT consultancy, Debian admin services, FLOSS upstream development and Debian packaging full time. I am also already working on building up a small team of employees! May the jour.ey start!!! Light+Love, Mike (aka sunweaver)

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This Apple event, where they're announcing a credit card, an "arcade" for games, and an expanded TV app that's basically a streaming service, has me wanting to scream: Use Linux! Use FOSS! Avoid large walled gardens!

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umweltministerin hält einführung eines tempolimits für "komplett unrealistisch", und ich halte die "umwelt"ministerin für komplett unrealistisch

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@sunweaver I'm roughly following humus101.com/EN/2015/09/15/hum - this is an Israeli recipe.

A Lebanese hummus is fairly similar, but my understanding is it has less tahini and no garlic.

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RT @gretathunberg
1659 places in 105 countries. And counting.
Tomorrow we schoolstrike for our future. And we will continue to do so for as long as it takes.
Adults are more than welcome to join us.
Unite behind the science. twitter.com/gretathunberg/stat

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Our GNOME 3.32 release is on the horizon, and it is jam-packed with goodies of all sorts! We have major performance improvements, fractional scaling, deeper Flatpak integration, and much, much more. What are y'all most excited for?

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I find it absurd when people accuse #SciHub of "stealing" from journal publishers. It is the publishers who are stealing, from the scholars who write, peer review and edit the journals without pay, from universities and their libraries who have to pay to so their researchers can publish papers *and* to get access to them, and from the public who fund all this, through public funding, tuition fees and so on.

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PSA for schools: Google is not your friend. Google does not want to help you learn. Google collects data on your students and they have no option to opt-out. You sign contracts on their behalf that sign their data away to massive companies who have no accountability. Attending public school is not a choice, and you should not force students to use spyware without their explicit consent. You should not base entire classes on proprietary spyware.

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Digitalpakt für Schulen kommt: Fünf Milliarden Euro sollen in die Schul-Digitalisierung fließen.

Insgesamt ist das zu begrüßen. Leider wird ein Großteil der Gelder vermutlich für Lizenzkosten an Microsoft, Google und Co. draufgehen. Bleibt abzuwarten, wie viel von diesem Digitalpakt dann bei Lehrern und insbesondere Schülern ankommt.

Besser: Lizenzkosten sparen und auf freie, quelloffene Alternativen setzen! Die Chance wäre da.

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dns was one of (not so many) system configuration options that every piece of software respects, even web-apps

with #DoH implemented in browsers and enabled by default, you will lose even this, the ability to control your dns configuration system-wide, to choose an alternative dns root. and what about mdns?

imagine, each browser, each electron app using different dns servers, many won't even allow you to change it

it's all a conspiracy led by cloudflare (well, no, but looks like it...)

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