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Is there anything can't do? What an awesome project.

Does anybody here have experience with (ex )?

Seems interesting enough to try but curious why It's not a bigger deal considering how great it looks on paper

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The #EU is currently doing a survey on how to szupport free and open-source software in their #EUFOSSA project.

Take part, if you use or develop #FLOSS!

ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/E

#FOSS #EuropeanUnion #EUSurvey #FOSSA

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Does anyone (here) have experience with Liberapay (liberapay.com/)?
I'm in the process of completely ditching Patreon.

Liberapay is a non-profit organization based on French law
(liberapay.com/about/legal)
Anything I should be aware of wrt this? I'm from .nl, so also EU.

@joeyh Anything I need to be aware of when switching from Patreon?

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I hate these ad placements in general—it shouldn't be allowed for sites to purchase ads for products they don't even carry. This is just an exceptionally dumb example of the actual issue.

RT @Aggie_is_lovely@twitter.com

🐦🔗: twitter.com/Aggie_is_lovely/st

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Reclaiming #RSS, by @yogthos 🔗 mastodon.social/users/yogthos/

Reclaiming RSS
ar.al/2018/06/29/reclaiming-rs

To escape censorship by Big Social, all web sites and blogs should implement this one trick.

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when a company advertises a "machine learning" or AI approach, we should ask them

- what is the model you're using? no, I won't accept that it's proprietary info.
- what is your training set? is the data complete? no, quantity is not good enough. where are the blind spots and how have you consulted with experts in the field to correct them?
- have you received peer review? If not, there's the door. come back when you have.

nyti.ms/2YTMfcx

Recently got hooked on Endless sky so thought I should spread the word since it's FOSS and surprisingly addictive.

"Endless Sky is a sandbox-style space exploration game similar to Elite, Escape Velocity, or Star Control. You start out as the captain of a tiny space ship and can choose what to do from there." - Official readme

It's avaliable on Github, Steam, as a PPA for Ubuntu and Debian as well as in some official distro repositories, including in Fedoras.

So yeah, check it out 😁

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Hey #gnu and #fsf and #fsfe people, GNU's anniversary is coming up in September. Anybody interested in writing a related article on the topic for opensource.com ?

[Acknowledged: 'open source' != GNU. This is a deliberate attempt to get more GNU content on opensource.com ]

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The NTPsec Project now officially posts to @ntpsec What you see at @ntpsec@twitter.com is just an automatic shadow.

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@chr they is as suitable for singular use as y'all.

#ScreenshotSunday, kinda long 

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A few weeks ago I posted here that the #decentralized blogging platform @PlumeDev had some of its right-to-left (RTL) rendering issues fixed by @ahangarha. I myself had also fixed many little CSS issues related to #RTL for @Mastodon in the past.

Well, expect such kinds of things to happen less often in the future, since #GitHub has mass-blocked many accounts of Iranians* at various levels; This applies not only to Iranian residents, but also sometimes to Iranians living abroad.

* And not only for #Iran, but also for #Cuba, #Syria, #NorthKorea, and #Crimea.

#Mastodon #Mastodev #Plume
#SanctionsAgainstIran #Microsoft

aljazeera.com/ajimpact/locked-

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Recently, Github has restricted people from Iran, Syria, and other regions from accessing their private repositories and the static website host Github Pages.

Free and ethical technology use denounces such crony nepotism oppressing individuals from practicing technological liberties and hacker culture. Please consider using sourcehut.org/ as your new host for your projects. Sourcehut is 100% libre, composable, Javascript-free, and does not track you at all!

European politics, xenophobia, communism 

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IP over Postal Mail

Print the packet, stick it in an envelope, mail it to the destination link-layer address, OCR it when it arrives. Like IPoAC but with roundtrip times measured in weeks.

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PC component rant 

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