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Gonna take the whole "Don't scab on prime day" moment to promote one of my favourite alternatives to an amazon product.

The Movie Database is a free community-run alternative to IMDB, unlike amazon's shitty website, TMDB isn't full to bursting with ads, trackers and sluggish JavaScript, and provides an excellent platform for folk to catalogue information about their favorite films without being marketed to.

Please support it, not just on prime day, but any time you need info on a film. Keep information free.

themoviedb.org/

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"Pull yourself up by your bootstraps" was originally satire because that is, um, impossible. It's now stated without irony.

"Just a few bad apples," when referring to police, conveniently ignoring the full aphorism ials actually: One bad apple *spoils the bunch.*

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To all blind Android users: The #Tusky Mastodon client has been updated to version 6.0 and brings a big step forward in usability with TalkBack. Toots in most timelines are now single entities, and they have actions for replying, boosting, accessing profiles, links and other tapable items within a toot. This means that going from toot to toot only takes one swipe now instead of 5 to sometimes more than 10 in previous versions. Happy tooting!

@grammargirl
Are their any words, other than proper nouns, that have become adopted by all languages? Maybe, I should just ask about the major, modern world languages.

"University, says that practice can turn a 1,500-pound steer — bones and all — into clean, odorless soil in a matter of months."

Washington becomes first state to legalize human composting – The Seattle Times

seattletimes.com/seattle-news/

This "save media when long press" is nice, except I keep saving images just by scrolling.

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In case you missed it, there's a privacy-friendly alternative to Google Play.

It's called F-Droid and only includes free open apps that don't track you:

switching.social/ethical-alter

The installation process is slightly complicated, but once it's been installed it's extremely easy to use.

You can also follow F-Droid on here at:

@fdroidorg

#AppStores #GooglePlay #Alternatives #FDroid #Huawei #DeleteGoogle #Privacy

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New cases of asthma dropped dramatically in L.A. communities where air quality improved the most over 20 years. The results illustrate health benefits from pollution control.
n.pr/2WXAQnQ

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Watch 66 Oscar-Nominated-and-Award-Winning Animated Shorts Online, Courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada

openculture.com/?p=1060962 t.co/7e70QtOnbZ

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F-Droid will soon have stricter requirements for apps showing up in the "Latest" tab in the F-Droid app:

news.f-droid.org/posts/2019-03

If you are an app developer consider adding good descriptions, screenshots and a "Whats's New" section for your app.

If you notice that your favourite app doesn't fulfill all these requirements consider notifying the app's developers or just help them with a merge request adding the missing info to the source repo.

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RT @openstreetmap
OpenStreetMap wins Free Software Foundation @fsf award for projects of social benefit! The award was presented by FSF founder and president Richard Stallman and accepted by Kate Chapman, on behalf of the @openstreetmap community: blog.openstreetmap.org/2019/03

Thank God they removed "do no evil" or this might be embarrassing. Also, Bill Hicks was right, if you're in marketing....kill yourself.

"Google says...microphone...was 'never supposed to be a secret'

...it had made an "error." "

businessinsider.com/nest-micro

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RT @eff: A California judge has ruled that law enforcement cannot compel a person to unlock their phone with face or finger biometrics. Unt…

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Many email senders, including the U.S. government, implement tracking that is undisclosed, difficult to opt-out of, and can expose sensitive information to third parties and sometimes even others on your network. It doesn’t have to be that way. eff.org/deeplinks/2019/01/stop

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A new study reports that sweet wormwood tea can cure schistosomiasis, a disease caused by parasitic worms, faster than the most common drug treatment.
n.pr/2GUXx8I

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