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Topics I blog on:

and - desktop is Manjaro KDE

and - my passions

- tech which is making us greener

especially with FOSS

- I have a BMW R1200GS

- I do play WoT

and - with a view of tech being used here

- wish I'd discovered it 40 yrs back

- focus on the tech

- a new hobby

Report: The Decentralized Web of Hate - How and Why Hate Groups Started Using Peer-2-Peer Technology - But P2P Can Be Used For Positive Social Impact Too

See rebelliousdata.com/p2p/#more-2

System76’s Launch configurable mechanical keyboard is fully open source hardware and firmware for Linux, MacOS and Windows... At a price

See news.itsfoss.com/system76-laun

Ring Video Doorbell may not be cheap nor open source but their after sales service is excellent - sending me free replacement mounting bracket for my 5 yr old because shipping option did not work to my country

SA Firearms Amendment Bill of 2021: "Changes will assist in reducing the number of firearms in private hands and consequently reduce incidents of violent crimes" - seriously there is NO correlation here. It's illegal firerams that are used in incidents of

Enterprises increasingly relying on open source software - Including 85% of large enterprise respondents who have moved databases and applications to cloud services

See helpnetsecurity.com/2021/05/11

Standard Ebooks is a volunteer-driven project that produces new editions of public domain ebooks that are lovingly formatted, open source, free of copyright restrictions, and free of cost

See standardebooks.org/

South Africa Has One Of The Highest Ratios Of Public EV Chargers To EVs In The World... Because There Are So Very Few EVs!

SA ranks 5th in the world but for the wrong reasons...

See cleantechnica.com/2021/05/12/s

Neural implant lets paralysed person type by imagining writing (vs just cursor control) - A paralysed individual hit 90 characters per minute with 99% accuracy

See arstechnica.com/science/2021/0

South Africa’s largest solar power plant begins construction - 100MW with a 12-hour thermal storage system... and approximately 100 permanent direct jobs during the operating period

See mybroadband.co.za/news/energy/

SonoBus is an open source cross-platform application for streaming high-quality, low-latency peer-to-peer audio eg band practice, between devices over the internet or a local network

See sonobus.net/

Race Highlights from the 2021 Monaco E-Prix Round 7 - No screaming exhausts, just the swish of wind and some squeal from the tyres...

Watch at youtu.be/tVivUWvhUZQ

The Chargie is now available for iOS too, to limit battery charging to 80% or whatever you want to set it too, to ensure longer life for your phone's glued-in non-replaceable battery

See apps.apple.com/gb/app/chargie-

Facebook companies that can access WhatsApp users' metadata after this year's privacy changes include Facebook, Facebook Payments, Onavo, Facebook Technologies, and CrowdTangle

See bleepingcomputer.com/news/tech

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