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If you punish someone instead of offering education, you are failing to affect meaningful change.

You must recognize good faith, and engage to change perspectives if you want the world to be better.

Too few are willing to do this in this age.

At hackers.town, we have long embraced the idea of helping the N00b.

We have also long acknowledged that we are all N00bs at something.

Know when to help a N00b, especially if you have a strong base of knowledge around a topic.

Don't assume their lack of knowledge is an attack on your expertise.

Find the educational moments and exploit them.

Save the world.

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RT @anubhavsinha@twitter.com

We, as a society, besides and despite the Government machinery, must get together to work against the atrocities on Dalits in this country in 2020. This has to be a very active effort.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/anubhavsinha/statu

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#GNUHealth Embedded is an exciting new application of the free software hospital information system that makes it more portable for health emergencies. Read about it in the latest issue of the Free Software Foundation Bulletin: u.fsf.org/healthemb

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RT @yashmarwah
Loving this, @Uber @Uber_India @dkhos @SoftBank

Will you ever take a similar stand against casteism or islamophobia in India?

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RT @SuB8u@twitter.com

"You get what you measure, but only exactly what you measure". Metrics gone awry is the story of our times!
Very well written by @deliberatecoder@twitter.com.
mtlynch.io/why-i-quit-google/

🐦🔗: twitter.com/SuB8u/status/96949

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RT @_SwarajIndia@twitter.com

The importance of being is not just his history but the crusade-to-correct that he lives everyday and inspires many to not give up when the darkness created by power seems eternal.His ability to electrify hope against injustice defines him.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/_SwarajIndia/statu

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With Unlock 4.0 coming up everyone seems to have suddenly decided that it is the individual citizen who needs to be vigilant. *Ahem* - what about the health infrastructure which is in tatters - it can neither handle new cases nor does it have the ability to run a massive wide spread testing program.

I wonder if the benefits planned from Aarogya Setu are actually being seen on the ground.

If "you are responsible for your health" is and continues to be the mantra - then that's scary.

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RT @HibiEden@twitter.com

@ArvindKejriwal@twitter.com All Malayalees deserve this...for the enthusiasm they showed to vote for AAP and Kejariwal...freebies come and go but culture, history, traditions can't be distorted like this...BJP and AAP does the same when it comes to this...B team of BJP

🐦🔗: twitter.com/HibiEden/status/12

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Please Boost: Outreachy internships are remote, paid ($6,000 stipend), and last three months.

#Outreachy supports #diversity in free and open source software! Initial applications for the @outreachy Dec 2020 to Mar 2021 internships are due on Sep 20 at 4pm UTC:

outreachy.org/apply/

#intern #FLOSSjobs

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For anyone who says they NEED Adobe for saving unusable raw files, please take a look at this. The photo was taken with a crappy phone with an even crappier sensor and lens (hence having Open Camera installed to see if I could salvage something). It's the only camera I had on me at the time.

Left is the raw image, right is the result of 10 minutes mucking about in RawTherapee. The composite was done in GIMP. It was never going to be an Ansel Adams shot, but I can save something.

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@cwebber @stardot @Blort

I know two examples where this has happened (real-world orgs supporting their own tech and vice-versa):
mutualaidnetwork.org/
fair.coop/

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Repost of something I put on Twitter, in response to a post about "Shuttering Google Reader Killed Blogging" twitter.com/dustyweb/status/12

a repeat mistake: being excited about a decentralized system's success because a big player moves in, becoming reliant on it, not providing a better alternative, big player leaves, decentralized system dies from shock

see also xmpp and gtalk

hoping to do better...

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RT @GauravPandhi@twitter.com

Since the BJP Govt has refused to make payments to the State Govts citing "Act of God", can the taxpayers too refuse to pay taxes this year for the same reason — "Act of God" ??

🐦🔗: twitter.com/GauravPandhi/statu

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We’re proud to officially announce the Fairphone 3+ 🙌 It has improved cameras, upgraded software and even more fair materials, but here’s the twist: The exact same modules can also be used to upgrade the Fairphone 3. 🌍 📱 Read more: bit.ly/2D2uIpJ

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I’m noticing something emerge in the fediverse that probably shouldn’t be a surprise but caught my cynical ass off-guard: citizenship.

People proud of the community their instance provides, contributing not only financially, but building shared resources for their fellow netizens, and emotional support, counseling or even just cheerleading.

I genuinely believe that this is the way forward. Small, autonomous but communicating communities building shared resources because it feels good.

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The Call for Proposals for EmacsConf 2020 is now open! Go check it out and come hang out with us on #emacsconf on freenode.

https://emacsconf.org/2020/cfp/
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Free as in Sunshine

in about 15 min

"Every computer needs power; much of the Earth is bombarded with power for significant parts of every day! What a useful cooincidence!

I’d like to share my experiences moving my office to mostly using solar power, sparks and all!

I’ll go over the various components, including some of the free software and open hardware projects used in the system, give thanks to community members who helped"

debconf20.debconf.org/talks/56

#DebConf2020 #FLOSSconf #FLOX

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@FLOX_advocate

- techjobs.sg

- jobwiz.sg

Those have a focus on the island of Singapore

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