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Finished my first week working for where our department is working on and projects for (European Space Agency) and (European Southern ). We're using my favourite tools like C++, Qt and . Can't get much closer to perfection, or as the Japanese would say, 😀 In particular, I'll be working on the control software for 39-metre - Extremely Large planned to be finished in 2025, see youtube.com/watch?v=j-10fipc27

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"After everything that has been going on with the privacy crisis and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg going to Washington to speak with members of Congress, I felt that this video was timely. I think social media can be good but we must be careful with how we use it."

You Will Wish You Watched This Before You Started Using Social Media
youtube.com/watch?v=PmEDAzqswh

There’s a portal to the center of the earth in the wreckage of an abandoned project site in Murmansk, Russia. What’s it for? And why is the internet Googling “Kola Superdeep Borehole screams?”

How Deep Is the Deepest Hole in the World?
scientificamerican.com/article

"And the winner is...". Check out who's taking home the award for best movie of KDE's first video contest:

dot.kde.org/2020/02/25/kde-vid

We're in! Google Summer of Code student applications open 16 March 2020. Want to work on a KDE project? Read the guidelines and get in touch! community.kde.org/GSoC

#GSoC2020

Yay! We've been accepted into Google Summer of Code as an organisation again this year - calling all students: if you have a free summer and want to help build Matrix get thinking of proposals! summerofcode.withgoogle.com/or #gsoc #gsoc2020

Plasma 5.18.1 is out. This first revision solves problems and improves features and performance of the new Plasma 5.18 desktop. Plasma 5.18 is an LTS (Long Term Support) version and will receive updates over the next two years.

kde.org/announcements/plasma-5

FYI FSF is now on Mastodon at hostux.social/@fsf since status.fsf.org/fsf is no longer federating fully until GNU social finishes ActivityPub support (we are still posting there as well, though)

🎹 An in-depth look at one of the most exquisite and iconic polyphonic ever made, the
youtu.be/sV3qDUTVsNo

Kickstarter workers vote to form first union in tech industry nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/kic

Congrats to the Kickstarter staff for blazing this incredible trail!

"Workers voted 36 to 47 in favor of unionizing"

They're the first "white-collar, full-time employee" union in tech.

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Musician and composer Wendy Carlos (circa 1986) she composed the score to "A Clockwork Orange" (1971) "The Shining" (1980) and "Tron" (1982) #women #music #moviescore #history

Germany approves Gpg4KDE and Gpg4win for the transmission and processing of National Classified Information: KMail and Kleopatra are officially deemed secure for the transmission of confidential state messages.

dot.kde.org/2020/02/18/gpg4kde

"in a world in which more and more of our live is controlled by software, civil society organisations need us as Free Software hackers to support them doing their job."

2020: Civil needs Free hackers /via @kirschner from @fsfe
youtube.com/watch?v=bZ0UpHn8Cb

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