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my continued use of linux at school is in danger. please provide links about linux at school, and using it ovet windows, and please give arguments on why i should use much appreciated :)

Open call for ideas: Open source agriculture workshop

The P2P Lab is happy to announce the launch of β€œOpen source agriculture: Co-create with Tzoumakers” , celebrating the gathering of designers, makers and farmers who are adapting to the digitised world. The workshop will be hosted at the rural makerspace β€œTzoumakers”, which is located in NW Greece.

"In this paper we presented Cwtch, a protocol for building metadata resistant applications based on Ricochet. The protocol solves a number of open problems with contemporary metadata resistant designs, providing asynchronous, anonymous multi-party communication through the use of untrusted,
discardable infrastructure.
We have released an open source prototype of Cwtch which can be found at ."

#Ricochet #Cwtch #Tor #Onion #IM

"The text of #Article13 and the EU Copyright Directive has just been finalised" /by

1. Look up your representatives’ voting behavior at

2. Call or visit your MEPs’ offices


"Hedge funds and asset managers scraping the web for investment purposes represented 5% of all Internet traffic in 2018, and is expected to increase rapidly. As investors look for new ways to beat the market, total spending on web scraping for investment purposes is expected to exceed $1.8 billion by 2020."

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After three years of (semi) regular existence, it is now high-time that the Pervasive Labour Union zine takes a very close look at the universe of the alternatives to corporate social networks.

What do these alternatives look like? What are the requirements of a 'true' alternative?
The Pervasive Labour Union zine already broached some of these topics on its Special Issue with the Homebrew Server Club on . To follow the HBSC’s strategy, a premium should be put on alternative approaches, not on any specific alternative apps.
We need social networking solutions based on open standards that are able to communicate among themselves, regardless of the platform being used.

Which protocols can and are being developed to achieve interoperability between the different alternatives? How do scale and trust influence the field? What are the forces at play within this realm and how to engage with them?
With this issue, we propose not only to collect a field guide of sorts, but also to open up the discussion on the alternatives and how to tackle the challenges posed by network effects, scalability and financial viability.


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Oh shit that went wooly. I got it from birdsite but don't remember from whom.

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where is the custom css for:

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-removing followers/following counter?

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Oh yeah, maybe you're like "WTF is this Spritely thing, I haven't heard of this before now...???"

Well I have talked about it a bit, but not enough... it's been in the planning stages for a while, and as of this week, starting to ramp up into the execution space. Read more here:

for participants!

7-13 April 2019 @ Antwerp/BE

"Networks do not tell all stories equally. , like all entities with stories, tell most readily those stories in whose reflection they see themselves." Eleanor Saitta, 2012

Would be great to get some people from the joining!

Other feedback regarding what you know about #xmpp and/or #matrix from an #accessibility perspective is also very welcome!

We're gathering feedback in order to make a good move away from Discord asap.

If there's other #FLOSS recommendations which serve a similar purpose they are also welcome.

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