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We've set up a site to inform users about current stock levels, estimated availability and to relay shipping information. Currently in testing.

Check it out: pine64.org/availability-and-sh

#pinephone #pinebookpro #Quartz64 #pinetab

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To anyone interested in the #Pinephone, or even the #Librem5 and #Linux #smartphones in general, we owe a huge debt of gratitude imo to #Megi.

He's not employed to do this, but donates hundreds of his own personal hours helping to get the hardware working, increase battery life (over and over) and generally make a huge amount of the smartphone progress we've seen, happen.

I'm personally extremely grateful and encourage everyone to donate at the bottom of his page here:
xnux.eu/contribute.html

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@PINE64

> But thanks to an active development community, PinePhone battery life is getting better all the time. Now developer Megi, who maintains a custom Linux kernel optimized for Pine64’s Linux phone, says the latest versions offer support for up to 6 days of standby or idle time.

😮

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@jarbus Honestly, the pinebook pro if you're not doing more than a bit of terminal stuff

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@jarbus pinebook pro. 6-8 hours while browsing, terminal stuff and lighter programs. About 50-75% brightness. And this is running KDE Plasma. You’d get even better results with i3 I bet.

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'Free Software is about empowerment.

When I was a student with little money, Linux enabled me to do interesting things with my cheap and old computer where the pre-installed software failed.

Since then, my whole education & many achievements would have been impossible had I not been able to experiment, learn, disassemble, reassemble, modify, tweak, and use #software the way I wanted.

This kind of #empowerment needs a strong lobby: the FSFE'

– Thomas Kahle

fsfe.org/about/people/testimon

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@PINE64 It's good to see FemtoStar has already thought through end-of-life and deorbiting, otherwise this would be grossly irresponsible.

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We're taking aim for the stars with FemtoStar - a mobile satellite service running open software atop of open hardware spacecraft.

pine64.org/2021/05/19/femtosta

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@ramob @Blort @lupyuen
You are reading it right. LoRa and LoRaWAN are designed for very small amounts of data, e.g. a thermometer sending a reading every 30 mins. I think there's a bit of overselling and hype going on.

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#Briar might support LoRa, however the overall available bandwidth is so low that IM might be really impractical.

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@frumble @bshah @plasmamobile Hi, I'm the guy who's working on this branch.

You've just named two of my pet peeves why I started working on this in the first place: (1) a missing, powerful podcast app that works everywhere (desktop, phone) and (2) syncing between all these form factors.

There's still an awful long way to go, but if I can keep finding the time and motivation to work on this, I definitely want to get there.

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