I used to ask, “If you stole Steven Spielberg’s address book, would it help you get a movie made?”

The point was that even if you had the phone numbers and names, calling them up and saying you’d stolen them wasn’t worth very much. The data has no value without trust and connection.

Now, twenty years later, all the address books have been stolen. Everyone has all the data. Identifying the right people (or spamming everyone) is easy and cheap.

Which makes the point even more urgent than ever: Without trust and connection, access to data is worthless.

— Seth Godin


#quote #trust

(I stole the entire post!)

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This Sunday we have class on "Online Self Defence"

Speaker: Prasanna
Date: 28/06/2020
Time: 4PM
Join: https://8x8.vc/FSFTNOnlineSessions

We invite everyone who are interested, to participate in the upcoming knowledge sharing sessions online.

The Folding@home software runs while you do other things - it will be working to help find cures for diseases like cancer, ALS, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, Influenza and many others

The software runs on Linux, MacOS, or Windows and whilst I'm often a bit hesitant about the purpose or motives behind decentralised computing, this project is endorsed by numerous academic research labs and has partnerships with Intel, Nvidia, ATI, Cisco, Oracle and others.
They have also been focussing on research around Covid-19.
See Folding@home – Fighting disease with a world wide distributed super computer.
#technology #distributed #medical
foldingathome.org/rss.xml squeet.me/objects/962c3e1082c9

You want to learn shell scripting? Or you want to improve your existing :bash: knowledge? You can start learning Bash shell scripting for free with these resources of PDFs, video courses and interactive Websites by @soul_predator

#Linux #Bash


You'd think a standing desk is not a big deal. I know I did. As it turns out though, it's actually a huge positive change.

here's my story: joshrollinswrites.com/help-des

#standing #ergonomic #Productivity #desk #desktop #writing #emacs

Advice for Doctors : What, When, Why, Where, How to Read and Learn

This is for All Doctors who are joining their Post Graduation Course.
(Add your Subject Textbooks, but rest of article would be applicable to you)


Looking for more people to do a short video on "how I use @opensuse" or "why I use #openSUSE" - bit.ly/38bPJJI Let us know or do a video and tag us.

Took the Nextcloud Bookmarks app out of my toolchain. I just used it to get bookmarks from my mobile browser into the org file, where I store all my bookmarks in.

Now my method is to share the page with the
Nextcloud Notes widget => append to note => bookmarks.

The disadvantage is, that the app pulled some metadata into the bookmark, where now is only the link. But on the other hand it reliably works. No more missing bookmarks.

#orgmode #emacs

Today a coworker taught me in #emacs magit I can apply hunks of a git stash by expanding the hunk and pressing 'a' on each piece. This is cool!

Reminder: Emacs online APAC meetup, Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 1400 IST with Jitsi and on irc.freenode.net. DM if interested to give a talk or demo!

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Server run by the main developers of the project 🐘 It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!