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@alice These are the same people who want ten years experience for an entry level job with a tool that released two years ago. There's a LOT they don't understand.

By popular demand, we've turned some of our "I do not consent to a search of this device" stickers into lock screens for phones and laptops—complete with the new EFF logo!
eff.org/pages/eff-screen-lock-

I'm going to write a lot more about this in the coming days but the most important takeaway from my first few days of switching my main development machine to Linux (Pop!_OS 18.04)?

I. Do. Not. Miss. The. Mac. One. Bit.

Everything Just Works (tm), including my USB-C-only LG external monitor (which doesn't even work with Laura's older MacBook Pro), Magic Trackpad, etc. And there are things I actually enjoy more about the experience. Never thought I'd be writing this about Linux. Exciting times!

People should stop obsessing over the opinions of oligarchs. It's not as if they actually know anything. "Some scumbag's opinion turns out to be worthless" is not a headline.

We have our own Elon Musk here in the UK too - acts like a cool guy then sues the NHS.

"Elon Musk calls British diver who helped rescue Thai schoolboys 'pedo guy' in Twitter outburst"

Tell me again how he's a cool space guy? He's an ego driven narcissist who is mad that people found out he talks a lot and has not substance to him.

Not surprising that a guy who believes in 'American Exceptionalism' behaves this way. What is surprising however, is that a guy who is so focused on PR basically outs himself by not being able to control his emotions. Stunningly basic mishap.

Liberapay is in trouble, here's our blog post that explains the situation and what you should do if you're one of our 2000 active users: medium.com/liberapay-blog/libe

Like at every Friday 13th I want to remind you of the importance of regular backups. Because of shit.It will happen.

LinkedIn doesn't know that remote workers are a thing

and won't let you exclude jobs from search results by keyword

but guess what everyone you can now add GIFs to your platform-locked pseudo-emails to potential employers

as professionals do

In the little time of riscv-basics.com, somebody already put up arm-basics.com in response.

"Fragmentation risk

ARM fragments their own ISAs (ARM v6/7/8, Thumb 1, Thumb2, ThumbEE, Jazelle, ARM v8, v8-M, NVIC/VIC/GICv2/3/4, multiple hypervisor variants/…, DSP/NEON/VFP/SVE)."

"Security

Proprietary products can be severely insecure, and because they can’t benefit from years of scrutiny from open source developers and industry experts, Spectre and Meltdown can happen to them." 🤣

kills off its anti-RISC-V smear site (riscv-basics.com) after own staff revolt

theregister.co.uk/2018/07/10/a

Props to the staff actually, this is a remarkable step, over which many would not be willing to risk job security over this.

Still, it's also hilarious. 😂

idea: an instance that lets you give an RSS feed a username and then converts it to activitypub posts

Sure, Elon might be a billionaire but he would be nothing without you defending his honour in twitter mentions of random people 🙄

@MatejLach I believe OAButton has a feature that allows you to request an article it cannot find an Open Access version of already: openaccessbutton.org/

WE'RE HIRING! Want to work protecting #freesoftware every day? We're looking for a Copyright and Licensing Associate: https://u.fsf.org/2mf

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@Gargron ICE is circumstantial, and it has more to do with Microsoft trying to destroy Free Software for 18 years.
When I was at Groklaw, some thugs paid for by SCO (which was funded by Microsoft) were spying on Pamela Jones' elderly mother.
If you're bored one day, part of Microsoft's crimes are documented here:
groklaw.net

Of course Satya Nadella's response to his own employees is not helping, but they're a monstrous and dangerous organisation, with or without ICE.

@crazypedia

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Hi there! I am a free software developer. I enjoy working on useful software, as well as advocating for software freedom and the use of open standards, promoting data ownership, decentralization and privacy. If this is important to you, I may be worth following. If you like Go, Rust, or Swift, it may be worth following me as well. Besides computing, I enjoy metal, a good read and occasionally some gaming, (not much time for that these days).