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RT @b_haddy: BREAKING: By unanimous vote of the city council, Berkeley adopts facial recognition ban!

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NEWS: We're launching a new community-building initiative: the Contributor Invites program!

By posting approachable, well-defined tasks to our forum, we hope to make it easier for new contributors to join the community.

Please share this widely!


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Goodbye, Chrome: Google’s web browser has become spy software

Our latest privacy experiment found Chrome ushered more than 11,000 tracker cookies into our browser — in a single week. Here’s why Firefox is better.

#privacy #google #firefox #chrome #spy #encryption #tracker #cookies #surveillance

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Going though my Computer History Museum photos and I found the original copy of this 1971 Telnet system diagram from RFC 158. Now you can compare the charming pencil on lined notebook paper to the official scanned version that's been the only one available for decades.

I love this stuff, it reminds me that the internet was invented by humans jotting things down on whatever paper was at hand and not godlike programmers planning everything exquisitely.

"Welcome to the Machine
Where have you been?
It's alright, we know where you've been"

prepping for Roger Waters' US+THEM in theaters tonight

Also playing Sunday afternoon

pickled some hatch chilis last week

added some to a salad


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SeaGL announced this year's talks and presenters

It has over 50 talks for the two day event in mid-November

A schedule should be available in the next couple weeks

The schedule page has an unorganized talk list with descriptiongs

#FLOSSconf #FLOSSevent #FLOX #Seattle

mid-afternoon today was siesta

then PANIC as some production hardware zombified

no customers were harmed in today's alertness exercise

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Just got an email informing me that the OpenDyslexic font (available from via ) is now SIL-OFL licensed, so there shouldn't be anything standing in your way if you want to use it in a project.

I'm not dyslexic but I appreciate the scanability of the font and really like the concept overall.

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I'm seeing a lot of calls for re-examination of FOSS values. In a sense I agree largely: I've myself been arguing for critical re-examination and re-articulation of FOSS principles. However, I see a lot of people calling for things that have been shown to be broken (the non-composability of CC *-NC and *-ND licenses are an example). That's making me fairly nervous that we're going to undo a lot of the structures that have allowed for collaboration and enter an era of confusion.

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The Free Software Stammtisch is this Tuesday at 19:00
Boulders on Southern, 1010 W Southern Ave, #Mesa

Next month there is a job networking event before Stammtisch

Thursday is PLUG's security meeting

Topic: passiveDNS For fun and Profit (part2)

#LocalGroup #FLOSSevent #FLOX #Stammtisch #FreeSoftware #Arizona

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