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What is a great job? ๐Ÿค” One thatโ€™s meaningful and makes an important impact but is also challenging and fun. ๐Ÿค“ If youโ€™re a talented software engineer whoโ€™s passionate about security and data privacy, check out our job openings: threema.ch/jobs#openings

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We did it! We've just released #InfiniTime 1.0!

Please read the full announcement on the blog of @PINE64 (pine64.org/2021/04/22/its-time) and have fun with your #PineTime!

Release note : pine64.org/2021/04/22/its-time

What's new in this version : step counter, wake up on wrist rotation, UI redesign, more user settings, user settings stored in flash memory, and many more features and less bugs!

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#Unpopular #opinion:

This rule applies to practically any industry that sells a product or service:

1. High Quality Product or Service
2. Personal and Helpful Support
3. Low Costs or Efficient Results

You can have only two of the above, without resorting to bankrupting an entire small nation.

In my 30ish years of working, owning businesses and working support, I have never once seen this rule broken without severe consequences for both the provider and/or the customer.


A high quality product, with good direct after sales customer support, is never cheap, nor is the process very efficient.

If you want a product or service something as efficiently as possible, then you have to sacrifice either personal care, or quality, otherwise the provider cannot make enough profit to survive.

And if you want understanding and helpful customer care, as well as a cheap product, the quality of the product has to be lowered to meet basic profit margins.

The same can be said for programming and development:

If you want a good game, at a cheap price, then you cant expect the company working on it, to be great at customer service. They have to focus on developing and testing the game to make it as good as they can. You're going to have to forgive them if they get a little annoyed at answering the same silly questions over and over again, or if they occasionally use words you don't like out of pure frustration.

If you want a cheap game, and you want the developers to be all fluffy with honey soaked words and answer every little question you have in a personal and understanding way, then the quality of the product is likely to suffer, due to the extra time spent on looking after your needs.

If you want a good game, AND good support, then you're going to have to pony up the dough. You're also going to have to wait longer for the work to be done, as better support generally means better bug reports and more testing, and more direct contact with developers, therefore more development time.
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@fosstodon I plan to get rid of my online persona / alias. I want to erase as much data from my nickname and domain as possible. do you have any advice?

Boosts highly apreciated

Sinister, very sinister ๐Ÿ˜•

A centrally controlled digital currency means you:
โŒ Could have your "cash" deleted or expired at any time.
โŒ Won't be able to spend it without carrying a "smartphone" (government tracking device).
โŒ Every single transaction you make will be recorded by your government.
โŒ If it's decided by your government that you're a "problem", they could delete your account, meaning you couldn't earn, save, spend or buy necessary supplies such as food or medicines.

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I just felt the urge to confirm that is now actually working fine like the , and guess what, it is!

Will be added to soon!

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We're super excited to present Secure Connect at this year's #RightsCon with the Tech demo "Offering whistleblowers a secure channel: Fighting for freedom of speech with technology". ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿฅณ
Join us online: rightscon.org/

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You ever wondered how you can send a short message from Tails, to your smartphone, without internet connection, and even without connecting phone and Laptop?

You can easily do so, by creating a QR code and that you scan with your phone.

1. Open the terminal.
2. type: qr "your secret message or url"
3. scan the QR code with your phone

For more options type: qr --help

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LibreOffice tip of the day: In Calc, you can protect cells with Format > Cells > Protection. To prevent insert, delete, rename, move/copy of sheets use Tools > Protect Sheet. More here: help.libreoffice.org/latest/en

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Hackers develop open source firmware for the PinePhone modem, use it to make phone calls - Linux Smartphones 


This is astronomically good news. Thank you to all involved so far. Blob free modem firmware! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ‘

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@cybette got my vinyl coming this Friday they give u a free mp3 code to dl to a device you want so i downloaded it to my linux laptop


jameshjacksonjr@librem.one - $cybette got my vinyl coming this Friday they give u a free mp3 code to dl to a device you want so i downloaded it to my linux laptop

@gatsby ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘Œ

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Really, asking "what should replace Facebook" is putting things the wrong way around.

A more interesting way to ask the question is, "what did Facebook replace."

People used to build their own websites. People used to have blogs. People used USENET which was truly distributed and un-censorable.

Facebook and Google took the open internet and open standards and monetized and made everything crappy. Enough of that. Nothing should replace Facebook, it's done, stick a fork in it.

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@LogicalDash @ajroach42
I don't care about Facebook.

I was here on the net long before The Facebook, 16 years in fact, and will still be here long after it is gone.

Facebook is just a crappy website full of spyware and adware.

@PINE64 @mobian got a pleasant surprise today when I tried the Megapixels camera app and got it to take and save photos!!! Whoop whoop!!! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘Œ Then installed to mildly improve them, used to send them to my tablet, reduced them to 500kb and !!! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™ 1) Main camera 2) Front camera

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@nick @PINE64 @talkpine @purism
Hey Nick, this is what we wanted to happen: Having a discussion. You're right, that asking people to do research is not welcoming, and saying it's on the forums is not helpful - I try to never do that without linking to the answer to the question. OTOH: If people don't even read the shops warning, if they ask for help without even providing a basic level of information (PP edition, distro, carrier), then it's tough to help.

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