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I was unsurprised (although not pleased) to see NDP win a majority of seats in Monday's BC Legislative Assembly election despite only getting a minority of votes. It's really a shame that the proportional representation referendum didn't succeed.

The only appropriate response to this outrageous threat would be to offer UK citizenship to ALL Hongkongers.

And old hippie friend who remembers 1968 recommends "The Trial of the Chicago 7" on Netflix, and that's good enough for me to put it on my list.

I've been looking at a lot of decentralization projects for the web (Safe Network, Solid, and so forth) and trying to figure out what a Learning Management System would look like on these platforms. There are folks working on decentralized versions of the big tech platforms, but any one out there working in the edtech space?

Get the kids on the decentralized web and they won't want to go back to big brother watching them?

#edtech #decentralized #solid #safenetwork

Courier: "Your package has left the distribution centre and been handed to our fulfilment partner. You may be able to track it further on their site."
*Clicks link*
Other Courier: "Your package is on its way to our distribution centre"

U.S. federal debt to GDP ratios:

1960: 52.32%
1980: 34.68%
2000: 55.98%
Now: 137.78%

And the only difference between Team Red and Team Blue is whether to run the money printing presses at Mach 2 or Mach 3.

Comedy has always been a bulwark against bulllshit. Who told it like it is better than George Carlin? What media outlet is more brutally honest than The Onion?

Hi there !

tl;dr : looking for an open source project to contribute to.

long version:
I'd like to improve my knowledge and skills in Software Development and I'm looking for open source projects to contribute to. I know C, C++, Java, Python, SQL and I have a small experience on Android Studio and Unity. For my own interest, I've also followed courses on HTML, CSS and Javascript.
I can learn new languages or frameworks / libraries but I'm not very experienced.
My 2 main experiences were : an internship of 2 month where I developed a graphical interface in C++, and another of 6 month where I developped wrappers from C to C++, Java (but please don't ask me to use again JNI) and Python.

I'm open to anything ! I want to improve and to help the open source communities. Please send me a toot if you think I could be of help :) Otherwise I'd be thankful if you could boost this toot.

(In case it's of interest : I'm a brown bi non-binary polyamorous human being living in Switzerland)

Thank uuu <3

Open Letter to Apache OpenOffice: Today marks 20 years since the source code to OpenOffice was released. And today we say, LibreOffice is clearly the future of the suite (see the timeline). Let's all get behind it, for the benefit of all users:

"...and I'm making sweet potatoes."

"Do you put marshmallows on them?"

[shocked] "No! I'm not American!"


I am going to be buying an android phone to use for a few months until the pinephone gets daily-driver-ready.

Does anyone have any good recommendations? Being able to install LineageOS or some other such ungoogled system image is a must.

Does anyone have an old phone, now that I think of it, that I can buy off them, and contribute a little bit back to our community? Keep the money in the family, so to speak?

Boosts required!!


@creativecommons published a revised version of my piece "Not Even Attribution" on why I'd rather waive copyright than apply a "some rights reserved" license to my work.

OMG, TIL about the amazing @ReverseEagle community!

They make the @switchingsoftware website helping people find great FOSS alternatives to software.

But maybe even cooler is their RE Developers work, where they work to get FOSS devs to stop using Google tools!

They list alternatives to Google tools used by devs, and they contact the devs asking them to switch.

This is great work!

#degoogle #google #FOSS #dev

Then, to the in the room, I said, "Alexa, are you self-aware?" and she said, "I know who I am." Is it just me, or is that a suspiciously vague answer? πŸ€”

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So, I'm talking with my kids about the prospects for artificial superintelligence, as one does, and told them I read one that it's not the that passes the Turing test to be scared of, it's the one that knows better than to pass the Turing test.

TIL that when my daughter was a girl she heard the name "Mia Khalifa" from somewhere and thought it was pretty, so she named one of her Pokemon characters "Mia Cleffa".

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