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"We value your privacy. These are Legitimate Interest Purposes!" 

"Legitimate Interest"?! I keep seeing this now – swathes of data mining companies you have to go an extra step to deny in the privacy prompt.

According to this website, *two hundred and nineteen* companies all have a "legitimate interest" in processing my personal data 😂

The Web in 2020, folks... 💩

Huh. "Fun" little quirk of the Ubuntu 5.4.0-45 kernel not starting up my keyboard and touchpad. Not sure if thats a kernel bug or the apt update gone awry.

LB got me curious. When you drum your fingers on a surface (like out of impatience or w/e), do you do it outside to inside (little finger to thumb) or inside to outside (thumb to little finger)?
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Did you know that allows sites not to announce the use of "essential" cookies? Meaning those your site uses for itself, to keep the user logged in for example.

So when Internet commerce started to slap those stupid "we use cookies" banners on every site they used the more generic word "cookies" to avoid saying outright that their sites use *ad trackers*.

Long story short, if you don't sell your user data, you don't have to present stupid disclaimers.

COVID Tracker Ireland app one of Linux Foundation Public Health's first open source projects - HSE.ie

The HSE is delighted to announce today, (Monday 20th July 2020) that the COVID Tracker Ireland app has been taken on as one of the first two open source projects by the newly established Linux Foundation Public Health initiative in a global effort to help suppress the COVID-19 pandemic.

hse.ie/eng/services/news/media

This weekend I've been mostly watching Upload and Deva, because apparently I'm in a "near future technological hellscape" kind of mood.

Watching The Night Manager.

Gosh Tony rather went off the rails after Control, eh?

@aidan_walsh kobo is fine.

Your biggest problem is when a book arbitrarily isn't available on kobo and is presumably amazon-only (other than the kindle store they have their own publishing house).

@aidan_walsh I've been using a Kobo reader for a couple of years for reading public domain books so can't comment on the Kobo store, but you can manage the device with Calibre just fine.

Anyone using a Kobo vs a Kindle? In the market for a new reader, and want to try to avoid Amazon where I can.

The family of #Ubuntu Focal Fossa Betas are available for testing & QA 💿 Watch the video 📺 below to see all the flavours 🧡💙💚💜 running in harmony 🎶 Then visit the Ubuntu Discourse to get involved in the community testing week 🔨 discourse.ubuntu.com/t/ubuntu- #UbuntuTestWeek

RT @popey@twitter.com

IT'S UBUNTU FOCAL BETA TIME!!!
youtube.com/watch?v=iCcbe-HwuU

🐦🔗: twitter.com/popey/status/12460

I suppose if there is one good things out of all of this its that we'll be spared every corporate April Fools bit this year.

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