1943: Italian phrase book for American soldiers during the second World War.

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The SDF Plan9 Boot Camp 2020 continues with weekly weekend meet ups. Do you want a slice? email membership for one! @neauoire

#plan9
#unix
#belllabs
#experimental
#retrocomputing
#research

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I've noticed a recent linguistic shift in some young people, referring to websites as "apps". Reddit is an "app". The college website is an "app". "Which app did you see that on?"

I don't know if this is just shorthand (they likely access sites through an app) or a genuine misunderstanding of what's going on.

I don't want to be dramatic, but I'd lying if I said it didn't concern me a little. The WWW is a great resource which is free and interoperable. (Well we're down to just 2 browser engines now, but that's another matter). It'd be a shame if the WWW withered away, replaced by "apps", because people didn't know what they had.

"Damn kids. They're all alike."

"You may stop this individual,
but you can't stop us all... after all, we're all alike."

theverge.com/2020/7/31/2134992

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curl -s http://artscene.textfiles\.com/vt100/globe.vt | pv -L9600 -q # Spinning ASCII art globe. Visit the parent directory in that URL for more animations.

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Hello fellow Europeans in the #Fediverse:

Do you know about any organisations promoting #FreeSoftware, #OpenSource, #OER to educational instiutions/public administrations?

Are you aware of any educational institutions already using FS?

Do you know about any other #education related activities in your country?

Asking for a friend @egnun
@fsfe

Please boost!

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In ecology, biodiversity is an important measure of ecosystem health.

Maybe we need to appreciate software, interface and network diversity as similar indicators of the health of our digital culture.

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Episode 2: The impact of machines that "learn" and produce fossandcrafts.org/episodes/2-m

Discussion about recent developments in machine learning and the impact they could have on FOSS, programming in general, art production, and civic society

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I am extraordinarily pleased to announce a new release of my refactoring source-to-source compiler for FORTRAN 77! So happy!

github.com/wimvanderbauwhede/R
#coding
#compiler

Brand new models from my daughters' . They built the safest system money can't buy, the only one a child should be allowed to use.

And note the App selection for their operating system: they didn't ask for any suggestions!

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Did you know that #GDPR allows sites not to announce the use of "essential" cookies? Meaning those your site uses for itself, to keep the user logged in for example.

So when Internet commerce started to slap those stupid "we use cookies" banners on every site they used the more generic word "cookies" to avoid saying outright that their sites use *ad trackers*.

Long story short, if you don't sell your user data, you don't have to present stupid disclaimers.

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Think Penguin - shop selling hardware that does not require OS-loaded blobs or proprietary drivers.
thinkpenguin.com/

#LinuxHardware #ThinkPenguin #OpenHardware #FreeSoftware

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- #age is a simple, modern and secure file #encryption tool github.com/FiloSottile/age
- #minisign is a dead simple tool to sign files and verify #signatures jedisct1.github.io/minisign/
- #saltpack is a modern #crypto #messaging format saltpack.org/
- #encpipe is the dum^H^H^Hsimplest #encryption tool in the world github.com/jedisct1/encpipe
- #MagicWormhole gets things from one computer to another, safely github.com/warner/magic-wormho

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