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Wow, that's somewhat weird but cool. Just finished edits on a peer reviewed paper (that's been accepted for publication with these edits) I co-authored for a journal in a field in which I have no formal training...

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@alcinnz the idea that #FOSS developers *owe* anyone anything (which is what I see time an again in these complaints against #FOSS in general) is a mark of the very privilege that those complaining are (ironically) claiming FOSS developers are abusing. FOSS developers are writing software for themselves but making it available for anyone else should anyone else choose to use it as is, or make it more suitable to them based on *their priorities*. That _possibility_ is the point of #FOSS.

Is South Korea home to a lot of trolls or something

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It's one thing if people are oblivious to mass surveillance. It's another if they are perfectly aware and do not give a damn.

Privacy nihilism is incredibly destructive. It spreads the idea that you cannot do anything to protect your privacy and the only thing you can do is give in to surveillance.

Even everybody within my family other than me has the attitude of "bigtech already knows everything about me, why not just go full in and let them have even more data, who cares" #privacy #FOSS

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"What did Voltaire mean with his gardening advice? That we must keep a good distance between ourselves and the world, because taking too close an interest in politics or public opinion is a fast route to aggravation and danger. … We should never tie our personal moods to the condition of a whole nation or people in general; or we would need to weep continuously."
theschooloflife.com/thebookofl
via @clacke

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Well, I am newbie on Mastodon. I don't know how to use Twitter, and I definitely don't know how to use this social media. Wish me good luck!

Me: starts using fosstodon account more: posts mainly house renovation stuff 🤦‍♂️

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@goat please enjoy this screenshot of a Tumblr thread detailed the happenings of Reddit which I downloaded from a different part of Reddit so I can now post it to Fedi

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Is there any iOS app developers who can work on the xmpp communication app,

message @snikket_im for info and details about the job .

Personally I don't benefit as I use Android but the community and the project will be grateful .

:xmpp:

First coat of oil on the timber bench top. Extremely happy how this came out, it is a cheap premade top (bunnings.co.nz/2200-x-600-x-26) that I paid a kitchen joiner to join it for me (he owed a favour 😉). They join is a few inches this side of the cooktop. Not bad for me doing it in place with the clamp holes routed in the underside.

Another coat of oil in 24 hours.

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Thanks @kotik for pointing this out )))

The Government Unknowingly Commissioned Furry Art To Promote The Tokyo Olympics

Woolworths and the federal government have teamed up to release a new sticker collection for kids just in time for the Tokyo Olympics — but they don’t appear to realise that the new mascots are, without a doubt, furries.

junkee.com/government-furry-ol

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Show this to that one friend who still 👏 doesn't 👏 understand 👏 privacy.

#GetSession

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Some elements of the Open Source community are truly toxic.

Just What Have We Become?

The world of open source software is one that often sees disputes between developers, some of which spawn lifelong schisms between devotees of different forks, and others mere storms in a teacup th…

hackaday.com/2021/07/16/just-w

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