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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

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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

People everywhere are standing up for free software, and we're so grateful for the community support that has us only NINETEEN members away from our goal! Support our work to help grow the community of people defending #UserFreedom:

Sign our petition: give students #UserFreedom! We call on schools to drop requirements for students to use proprietary software to participate in a course, and to adopt free software replacements:

Did you know that #GDPR allows sites not to announce the use of "essential" cookies? Meaning those your site uses for itself, to keep the user logged in for example.

So when Internet commerce started to slap those stupid "we use cookies" banners on every site they used the more generic word "cookies" to avoid saying outright that their sites use *ad trackers*.

Long story short, if you don't sell your user data, you don't have to present stupid disclaimers.

🖼 Ships in Boston Harbor at Twilight, 1859, William Bradford

The corporate overlords at Google are flexing their dystopian powers and removing all Danish music from YouTube, because the corporation refuses to come to a fair agreement on paying Nordic songwriters

Its conditions are: accept our pennies or be censored

This Week in KDE -- "Show and Tell" edition: MP4 videos show embedded cover art, Discover shows updates for add-ons installed via the "Get New [Thing]" windows and the Task Manager shows a better grouping of subtasks.

#KDETip: Resize Window with a Mouse + Key Combo

You probably already know that you can move a window around by holding the [Alt] key, left-clicking on the window and dragging.

You can also resize a window in a similar way: Move the cursor to somewhere near the center-top of a window.Hold down the [Alt] key, click the right mouse button and drag. Drag the top border of the window up and down. The same applies to each corner and side.💡

Note: From Plasma 5.20, instead of [Alt] use [Meta] (Windows key).

Activist Rory Price has written a novel, "Opt Out," themed around free software themes. It's available online, with a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license, and you can pay what you like to read it. We haven't read it yet, but we'd love to hear what you think!

#Akademy2020 is quickly approaching: Our virtual kick-off starts on the 4th of September and ends on the 11th of September. You don't want to miss this. Make sure you register here:

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Free software supporters really are the best -- look at how many people have joined the FSF to help us meet our goal of 200 new members by August 7! Support #UserFreedom and help is get the rest of the way there:

From Berlin to Bangkok or Seattle to Sydney, where will you be when you log in to #Akademy2020? Let us know in the comments and make sure you register here:

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In the market for a new laptop? Nate Graham's candid review of the new KDE Slimbook covers its processing power, the build quality, keyboard, ports, and more.

The new KDE Slimbook is here. This AMD Ryzen 4800H machine is sleek, light and powerful. Create, edit and play on the beautiful screen and enjoy all the comforts and features of KDE's #Plasma desktop and apps.

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