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We are currently starting to organize our next General Assembly. It allows us to have discussions about the bigger topics around the project and the community and elections for our committees will take place. Get involved, leave your comment, step up for the elections and help us improving #Funkwhale in the future!

@zleap Creepy and interesting read, thanks for sharing.

I found this in LinkedIn. Thought a few people here may be interested too

The hacker who spent a year reclaiming his face from Clearview AI

codastory.com/authoritarian-te

The Retrocomputing Archive
retroarchive.org/

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The seizure of the Windscribe servers underscores the importance of the kind of basic VPN security hygiene... in turn, that emphasizes the risks posed when people rely on little-known or untested services to shield their Internet use from prying eyes. trib.al/6XBnDaa
#newsbot

If physicists can expand quantum field theory to account for fractons, they predict that new clues toward a viable quantum gravity theory could follow.
quantamagazine.org/fractons-th
#newsbot

50th Anniversary of the First Use of the Lunar Roving Vehicle - July 31, 1971

FBI probe shows nitrate amount in Beirut blast was a fraction of shipment
reuters.com/world/middle-east/

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Hello, fediverse! We are Tenacity, one of the most prominent forks of Audacity for the time being.

I'm not sure what I'll do with this account yet, but you're more than free to follow it and find out for yourself. :)

In LibreOffice 7.2, due in August, Calc can filter by color in Autofilter (both cell background color and text color). Importing from and exporting to OOXML is also supported. Feature implemented by Samuel Mehbrodt at Allotropia – wiki.documentfoundation.org/Re

Today (last Friday of July) is the System Administrator Appreciation Day. Don't forget your backups, and show your appreciation to your local #sysadmin :-) If you want to know more about DSA, the Debian System Administrator team, you can have a look at their webpage dsa.debian.org/ - Thanks DSA for taking care of the Debian infrastructure!

🚨Urgent Indigenous Autistic Need 🚨

Zach is a medically complex autistic Ojibwe and Ponca youth, he depends heavily on his phone for communication and engagement with the world around him. His phone is broken, and his mother (also autistic, disabled and Deaf) has no way to obtain one. $300 will get him what he needs, refurbished and unlocked. Any boosts or assistance are beyond appreciated! PP: vivacious1313@gmail.com Venmo: SuzEQ13 Cashapp:$WCAFARMPAY

An in-depth article by Nature on what we know about the SARS-CoV-2 virus and what makes the Delta variant so much more infectious.

"What has emerged from 19 months of work, backed by decades of coronavirus research, is a blow-by-blow account of how SARS-CoV-2 invades human cells"

nature.com/articles/d41586-021

In the past 48 hours I've seen "If you use a tiling window manager you're probably a racist toxic fossbro", "if you support FOSS you're likely a liberal or a toxic fossbro", "If you use emacs you're part of the problem" and uh...

Can we just stop putting people in bins based on what tools they use and, more likely, what they had available to them when they first learned how to interact with tech?

Y'all stressing me out because I've seen these funny little takes go viral and become zeitgeist material.

Brain-Computer Implants Will Let Corporations Mine Your Thoughts for Cash, Researchers Warn gizmodo.com/brain-computer-imp

I found Skype is allowed to be called "Skype for iPhone" so maybe "Mastodon for iPhone" will work and save me this headache. Still thinking about a subtitle though.

29th July

Understanding encryption / Mobile phone freedom

@fsf

**Meet the Martian meteorite hunters**

"A team is paving the way for future rovers to search for meteorites on Mars. The scientists are using an extensive meteorite collection to test the spectral instruments destined for the ExoMars rover Rosalind Franklin, and develop tools to identify meteorites on the surface of the red planet."

sciencedaily.com/releases/2021

Let's play a friday game, fedi.

Suggest an action movie that you like that meets these two criteria:

1. Makes you think
2. Does not have one single car chase.*

Boosts appreciated.

#moviegame