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an appeal to the fediverse regarding anti-abuse 

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an appeal to the fediverse regarding anti-abuse 

that /usr UNoffically stands for "UNIX System Resources" and that it is short for "User" NOT a common misconception like I had thought.

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If you aren't edge-of-your-seat-excited for Blender 2.80 yet, you will be after looking at all the shiny stuff on this release candidate announcement page blender.org/download/releases/

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Know any good video tutorials on installing ? I like the official guide but it is hard for me to understand by reading rather than watching.

OMFG IM BACK!!!

I was gone for a while because I had a problem with my VPN. It was fixed in latest update from Manjaro... so here I am!!!!!!

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Just FYI I have not done any more work for Purism since Todd told me the decision to not moderate Librem Social was final. I've already seen some alt right personalities on there and that's not fine with me.

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#Newsboat 2.16 is out now. Just a couple of bugfixes, plus a ton of code rewritten in Rust. At this rate, we'll be done in a bit over three years.

The tarballs and such are on the website as usual: newsboat.org

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CryptPad v2.24.0 introduces the ability to share encrypted docs directly with friends from within the share menu. You can also add colors to folders in your CryptDrive. Try it now on https:/cryptpad.fr and see the release notes for full details: github.com/xwiki-labs/cryptpad

#privacy

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Our stance on Gab, nazis, fascists and harassers in general 

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Friendica 2019.06 Released

Thanks everyone who contributed, be it directly by committing patches or new features, doing translations or reporting issues. And now, we happily announce the availability of Friendica 2019.06. It contains many bug fixes, enhancements of existing functionality and some new features. The most noteworthy changes since the last release in March are: Added native two-factor forum.friendi.ca/objects/39bbe

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"Smart" and networked proprietary devices should be very much called what they are: dystopian junk.

If you want a less polemic term, use "automated surveillance devices," but really all of these TVs, home assistants, toasters, fridges, smoke detectors, etc. are dystopian junk.

We need "low tech" appliances, and we need personal computing devices that are, by design, fully controllable by the people using them.

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