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Wow what news to start the day with! elementary OS, a popular Linux distro, has chosen to remove Google Analytics and replace it with Plausible! And open their dashboard to the public! Way to go!

Link to their Twitter announcement:

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The #LibremMini :

- New eighth-generation quad‑core i7 processor
- Up to 64 GB of Fast DDR4
- Memory
- SATA III, M.2 PCI Express 3.0 x4
- Gigabit Ethernet with optional WiFi

#freedom #security #linux

Oldest bitcoins ever spent just moved today. Experts all agree that they're most unlikely to be Satoshi coins. But what's super LOL about this is that the address in question (17XiVVooLcdCUCMf9s4t4jTExacxwFS5uh) is one of the ones that Craig Wright submitted in his court filing ( as being one of his Tulip Trust addresses that are impossible to access until the "bonded courier" arrives with the missing key fragment.

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"The hard part of #currency design seems to be incentivizing the type of economic activity which leads to the kind of world we want to live in and avoiding hoarding and #speculation."


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LibreOffice 7.0 is on the way! Our QA (quality assurance) community has announced the first Alpha release, for testing. The final version is due in early August. More details here:

Got working great! Using Prosody on the server and Gajim for the client side. All SSL connections, and OMEMO for both individual and chat rooms. Inline images, code blocks with syntax highlighting and offline messages forwarded to email! 🎉 🎉 🎉

Thrown my Keybase account in the bin along with Google, Facebook, Twitter and many more. Gone back to for my group messaging now.

Lesson learned? Even Libre software can fool you into joining a walled garden. Only networks formed from open protocols such as the and are truly .

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Keybase just sold out, they've been acquired by zoom! I was one of the first users, but I'll be deleting my account today 😩

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Hello fediverse,
this is an attempt to create a presence of #Tails (The Amnesic Incognito Live System) within the your beloved federated network.

read more about it in this post:

(Tails is a live operating system that aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity.)

😺 :tor: 😍
#tor #foss #privacy #journalism #activism #humanrights

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Just updated my little vpn script that adds a more elegant command-line interface to AzireVPN’s WireGuard service on Linux.

Enjoy! :)

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first alpha release of #briar desktop:

😻 yeah!!! 👏 I haven't tested it, but I was already waiting for it.

👉 the developer is looking for a #debian package maintainer. so a boost might help to find that person? :goose_peek:

you have no idea what #birar is?

"#Briar is a messaging app designed for activists, journalists, and anyone else who needs a safe, easy and robust way to communicate.

Unlike traditional messaging apps, Briar doesn’t rely on a central server - messages are synchronized directly between the users’ devices.

If the internet’s down, Briar can sync via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, keeping the information flowing in a crisis.

If the internet’s up, Briar can sync via the Tor network, protecting users and their relationships from surveillance."

read more about it here:

I made a page that graphs the confirmed positives as a percentage of total tests which is more informative than just seeing contextless positives.

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Brazil Government in Turmoil as Bolsonaro Fires Police Chief and Justice Minister Resigns #Corruption(Institutional) #Bolsonaro,Jair(1955-) #Moro,Sergio(1972-) #Brazil

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What is this curve we're trying to flatten? The only curve I see is from an exponential increase in the number of tests!

And this seems to be actively being hidden by the focus only being on the absolute numbers of confirmed positives, which is of course meaningless without knowing how many tests that number is related to!

We're all used to organisations showing us bullshit statistics, so why are we falling for it so hard in this case?

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Hey kiwis, do you like the convenience of Uber Eats, but not the corporate reptiles who run it? Don't like the way they screw over both food businesses (35% commission!) and delivery drivers, and datafarm your food preferences with their app? Here's a homegrown replacement, they only charge a 5% commission, and you don't even need to install an app to use it:

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ODing in the fediverse!