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Short rant about misconception of Mastodon 

I read an article where the writer is repeatedly uneasy about how conversations on Mastodon are devoid of politics, ”as if the outside world doesn’t exist.” The idea being that the birdsite is more connected to reality?

It’s frustrating to me that anyone would portray algorithm-boosted rage as representative of the world stage, and real, human conversation as non-representative of the human condition and human desire.

The world is upside-down.

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Gajim 1.4.0 has been released 🚀

After more than a year of development, it’s finally time to announce the release of Gajim 1.4.0! 🎉

Gajim 1.4 series comes with a completely redesigned message window and conversation management. Workspaces allow you to organize your chats to keep matters separate where needed. These changes were only possible by touching a lot of Gajim’s code base, and we appreciate all the feedback we got from you.

#chat #xmpp #foss

gajim.org/post/2022-05-11-gaji

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Big announcement!

Livestream notifications have been added to Podverse iOS and Android 🥳

Podcasters can now broadcast live to all podcast apps by adding the Podcasting 2.0 live item tag to their RSS feed.

"New episode" notifications have also been added.

Demo: peertube.podverse.fm/w/pddEt3e

App Store: apps.apple.com/us/app/podverse

Google Play: play.google.com/store/apps/det

#FOSS #OpenSource #PodcastStandards

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Here is a look at the first 14” laptop designed to protect your digital life!
Ultra-portable workstation laptop that was designed chip-by-chip, line-by-line, to respect your rights to privacy, security, and freedom. Learn more: puri.sm/products/librem-14/

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apparently my elderly neighbor has been maintaining a personal website about the history of UK photography and it is an incredible piece of work.

apparently he still uses some piece of adobe software from the 90s. there is so much care and effort here, and its such a pristine image of the early web being still updated 😭

photomemorabilia.co.uk/

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After using #Fediverse services, sites, and apps more than ever over the last two weeks I'm finding that I can't even go use something like Reddit because there are ads and suggested posts popping up in the feed and I constantly think: It doesn't have to be like this.

Ruined in the best way.

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Can you trap a galaxy in a crystal ball? I tried! Back in 2018 I took this image of the Milky Way through a crystal ball from ESO's Paranal Observatory in Chile.

#astronomy #astrophotography

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Introducing Tam-AI-Gotchi, a quick game we made in 48 hours for Science Jam 2022 with Gothenburg Science Festival.

Feed your virtual AI pet with data and see what kind of AI it will evolve into. Beware, if you don't clean up your data in time your AI might crash.

You can download and try the game for yourself at, johandin.itch.io/tam-ai-gotchi

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what kind of product would you like to see from MNT?

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I'm posting this toot from my terminal using Toot! It's a CLI interface that's baked into my distro, and possibly yours too!

I just apt install'd `toot`, and then ran `toot login` and it authenticated with a wizard. Couldn't be easier.

This is an absolutely delightful way to use Mastodon!

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A little in love with my new entirely silent setup. The Streacom DB4 case with dual heat pipes keeps the Ryzen 5700g GPU chugging along at ~55°C during normal usage and ~75°C is the max I’ve seen it under full load (while compiling stuff with all cores firing at ~100%).

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Some of you already asked, if #FediVision was a thing this year.#

Today I can tell you: Yes, it absolutely is! Go and follow @fedivision and pay our small websive fedivision.party a visit, and learn everything about this year's contest!

Spread the word! Enter your music! Have fun!

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the Facebook Papers 

We're Publishing the Facebook Papers. Here's What They Say About the Ranking Algorithms That Control Your News Feed.

#Facebook employees knew that a computer-curated feed increased the time users spent on the social network—and that it led to unhealthy behaviors.

gizmodo.com/facebook-news-feed

the cache of papers: gizmodo.com/facebook-papers-ho

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Introducing fediverse.info - a bespoke guide to the fediverse!

Some highlights include

⚡ People Directory - opt-in directory of people based on topics

⚡ Projects list

⚡ Mobile Apps list

We're working to improve our FAQ section and add additional projects!

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We have informed Apple of our preliminary view that it abused its dominant position in markets for mobile wallets on iOS devices.

Our preliminarily findings show that Apple may have restricted competition, to the benefit of its solution Apple Pay.

ℹ️ europa.eu/!QFBpnV

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Hey security friends! After much encouragement, Bitwarden has joined the Fosstodon family 🤗

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