(submitted by ngaut)
Sent from your Android/iPhone?
I care about having a phone I can do whatever I want with, because in the end this will empower more people to escape the big brother. Librem's Mastodon instance can be blocked at the click of a button, having real hardware we can build fee software upon is more challenging. However if Librem5 takes off, I don't think they will be the only choice for long, which is what I ultimately want.
It already means that GTK4 will be ready for phones, which is huge, I don't necessarily see Samsung jumping on this anytime soon, but a Raspberry Pi 5 sold as an official phone kit w/ case, modem, screen all included similar to their desktop kits, getting into schools, on TV and into magazines, offering compelling performance at an affordable price...maybe even #Huawei jumping in with super polished hardware now that they're locked out of the #Google ecosystem?
The future looks interesting...
Yes, the #Librem5 doesn't have have modern hardware, yes, it's expensive for now & yes, Purism has made missteps along the way, but I am still eagerly waiting for mine, because it's been 12 years since the original iPhone and I'd say that's enough of a head start for proprietary software. Once there's real hardware to target, free software will catch up quickly & that will make hardware OEMs consider it, springing up more compelling hardware, eventually, but for now we can't be very HW picky.
This podcast doco about child brides in the USA is wild. In 17 States there is NO LEGAL MINIMUM AGE for marriage if a parent and/or judge agrees.
Pixelfed Circles are finished! They will be shipping in v0.8.0rc1 tomorrow 🚀 #pixelfed
People are understandably upset about #Microsoft removing the option to not sign in into their cloud if you' happen to install #Windows while connected to the internet, but sadly and somewhat predictably, I see a lot of commenters making excuses for why they still cannot switch to #Linux, non working WiFI, audio - things not valid for a decade - instead people seem to be looking at #Apple.
#Apple that increasingly relies on services, lets contractors listen in on Siri conversations etc.
I love #FreeSoftware: It took me and #GPSCorrelate only 9 minutes to precisely batch geotag 784 pictures with 6,4 GB by using 14 different tracks, that I recorded with #Osmand during my last vacation.
Find a how to use it here: http://blog.3rik.cc/2018/02/how-to-batch-geotag-your-photos-using-free-software-and-openstreetmap/
AT&T invited pentesters to their site with a public bug bounty, but then redirected probes to the FBI's tips website. Dick move.
« Redirecting an innocent hacker's authorized scanning to aim at unauthorized FBI targets is the equivalent of Swatting.
AT&T should be investigated. »
A patent lawsuit against GNOME
(submitted by globuous)
@alatiera weird question: is it possible (from a noobs (ie "me") POV to open an existing GNOME section (Networkmanager, Openvpn settings) in Glade to edit that directly?
(sry for singling you out, you where the first GNOME dev I found :) )
curl 7.66.0 – the parallel HTTP/3 future is here https://daniel.haxx.se/blog/2019/09/11/curl-7-66-0-the-parallel-http-3-future-is-here/
@ragekit What I have a problem with is misrepresenting what RMS said as then I can't take the reporter as a honest actor in the first place. If the reporter has a point, there's no need to misrepresent, otherwise it reeks of dishonesty.
My problem is with the misrepresentation re the "willing" part, RMS did not write that she was actually willing. Saying so it's a smear.
We would like to ask you again to help us out and use our tiny feedback tool: #36c3 – Have your say https://events.ccc.de/2019/09/20/36c3-have-your-say/ (And please, refrain from any blockchain jokes.)
Translating Chef's spin
"It’s not about the $100,000, it’s about decisions we’ve made to engage the government." [because future contracts would be worth far more?]
"that’s the decision that we made as a leadership team" [so shut up about it, worker bees?]
"I certainly don’t want to be viewed as I’m taking a strong stand in support of ICE" [He'd rather just support them without being noticed?]
Regardless of what one things about the actual issue, this is a terrible writing style for a CEO.
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