Coronavirus, Netherlands almost on lockdown 

"Why does a device that is essentially a mouse need a privacy policy?"

A blogger found out that his wacom tablet tracked every applications he opens. He also discovered a sort of kill switch, which can stop collection of this data immediately.

robertheaton.com/2020/02/05/wa

Got an ethernet cable hooked up again to the Raspberry Pi, so I've loaded it up with OSMC (RPi Linux distro w/ Kodi Media Center) once again, working better than ever! I have a secondary SD card with Steam Link on it (automatically calls a start command on boot), wonder if I can get that built-in on Kodi. Might have to look into addon development.

Happy new year Mastodon! I thought we'd have flying cars by now, but they're still not here 🤔

@linuxpaulm

More positive predictions:

1. Cyberpunk 2077 lives up to the hype, game of the year at Game Awards 2020.

2. Following the Google breach, a lot of people sign up for other more privacy friendly services.

3. Mastodon breaks through and will gain at least double the amount of users that joined in 2019

@linuxpaulm

From me:

1. Stadia will fail, will be offline before the start of 2021.

2. Google suffers a major data breach, millions of sensitive account details get stolen.

3. Discord is bought out by/partners with Facebook.

" is now banning the popular Linux browsers named Konqueror, Falkon, and Qutebrowser from logging into Google services because they may not be secure." 🤦‍♂️

bleepingcomputer.com/news/goog

Same for Fluffy Horde. Sword Legacy is rated Platinum in ProtonDB and this one is native on Linux
humblebundle.com/gift?key=pMEt

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Update on the keyboard that broke about two weeks ago: while Massdrop was only able to either refund the full keyboard or $20, OLKB actually sent me a free replacement for the PCB! Big thanks to them.

Now to get these switches off...

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Any neat tips & tricks for beginners in the command line? I'm quite experienced myself, but we have a Linux class at our college and I was asked to share some knowledge :)

Basic commands like ls, mv etc were already covered.
Think I'll handle some basics like arrow key navigation for history, sudo !!, some handy aliases they might want to set up, the prompt, differences between various shells.

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