I've got a bunch of DVD's (at least hundred of them) of varying age. What format and software would you recommend to convert them into so I can get rid of the physical medium? Criteria for the choice should be durability (I'd like to be able to access them in, say, 20 years with or without conversion) and pricing of the tool to be used. Open source preferred but not required. As storage medium I will use hard drives (with a redundant copy).

@mplammers
Paying with my personal data? No way. I donate when I can.

I am a bit surprised to see this setting in Firefox Mobile. What the heck are they forwarding to their marketing partner? Why was this turned on by default? Is this even GDPR compliant? Which version has introduced this nonsense?

@sean
If you have any financial reserve (at least 4 months), you should consider to quit. If not you don't have any real choice. I doubt the state will foresee in your needs.

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@gsantner
Very often you can't even reach villages just a few kilometers away from a city unless you have your own car. You can imagine all the social injustice this creates...

@gsantner
I know it... I came from Hungary which has quite decent public transportation and landed a job in Romania where inter-city public transportation is as good as non-existent. You have those private cars of around 16 ppl each, but that's nowhere comparable with that of Western European countries. It's uncomfortable at best and unreliable to non-existent in the worst case.

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@mynameisjeff@pluspora.com:

𝐀𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐬 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐮𝐚𝐥'𝐬 𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐞𝐬𝐜𝐚𝐩𝐞 𝐩𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐲. When it is done right, public transport give you the same sense of freedom because you don't wait much for it, you can go to almost anywhere, and it is cheaper than owning a car, paying for maintenance, insurance, and parking.

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GCompris, the FLOSS educational software for infants and primary students, is now free for all platforms, including Windows and Android.

timotheegiet.com/blog/floss/gc

To make sure GCompris continues to be developed, maintainer Timothée Giet has opened a Patreon account and is asking sponsors to help with donations through that.

patreon.com/animtim

@onepict
+1 for simply not buying stuff like that. That's the only responsible answer.
@Adam_K_Levin

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Or you could just not buy the surveillance device that reports back to a centralised system ran by a large corporate company that wants to monatise all your data 😏 #RFC1984
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RT @Adam_K_Levin
Owners of smart cameras, baby monitors and other IoT products have been urged to help keep their devices safe by following three simple steps to boost cybersecurity – and making it more difficult for hackers to comprom…
twitter.com/Adam_K_Levin/statu

@sean
BitNami is a great stack with many options.

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Seriously, I keep thinking about how cool it would be if the web version allowed you to add local feeds of other instances.

A real distributed (and convenient) social network.

The Fosstodon user can easily and **conveniently monitor** other instances.

Lists and monitoring of individuals does not solve the problem, IMO.

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@aldil
In all honesty as long as the following statement is right, I think Google has got this one right: "Gmail enables the tabs by default, but they can be disabled."

The alternative is a flood of spam in main inbox.

Should I suspect I don't get everything shown to me that I REALLY want to read, I can turn off one or more tabs.
For political and and other campaign I am really happy if Google shields me from ALL of them.

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Google is given kind of a pass on this one, but I'm not convinced that's fair. Makes new offerings like the PinePhone look really tempting.

"Attention, phone-makers: Our devices aren't your billboards"

computerworld.com/article/3528

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