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European Citizens' Initiative: Start Unconditional Basic Incomes (UBI) throughout the EU
eci.ec.europa.eu/014/public/#/

"Our aim is to establish the introduction of unconditional basic incomes throughout the EU which ensure every person’s material existence and opportunity to participate in society as part of its economic policy. This aim shall be reached while remaining within the competences conferred to the EU by the Treaties."

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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

As #GoogleIsEvil, G👀gle does evil things. This time they want every website, to OPT OUT of their spyware by setting a specific HTTP header.

So some people are (thinking of) sending patches to all the webserver software maintainers and urging every FUCKING SITE on the internet to apply that HTTP header.

Are you fucking INSANE?

How about creating a new HTTP status/error code:
"666: Fuck off G👀gle"

and return that to every user using #Google Chrome

Adapting the internet to G👀gle's whims 🤦

Come work with us. KDE e.V. is hiring 2 positions for environmental sustainability project! mail.kde.org/pipermail/kde-com

Open Access paper on what may be coming in the field of gravitational wave physics and astronomy.

"[T]his Roadmap of future developments surveys the potential for growth in bandwidth and sensitivity of future gravitational-wave detectors, and discusses the science results anticipated to come from upcoming instruments."

nature.com/articles/s42254-021

Do you have a talk idea that you’d like to share at Akademy? The Call for Participation is open until May 2nd! If you need help getting started with your CfP submission, check out this article.

dot.kde.org/2021/04/13/akademy

Dear Spotify: don’t manipulate our emotions for profit

Take a stand against Spotify
's recent speech-recognition patent that claims to detect “emotional state, gender, age, or accent” to recommend music.

Music services shouldn't be using covert surveillance in their products.

accessnow.org/spotify-tech-emo

Delete Chrome. Now.

Google is using its exceptionally powerful position to make *the browser itself* analyze your browsing behavior and serve that on a plate in the form of "cohorts" to anyone interested.

They are transforming Chrome into a "browsing-history-passport" - right now.

If you care about your intellectual freedom even a little bit, you must put Chrome out of your life as soon as possible. Support others doing the same.

eff.org/deeplinks/2021/03/goog

#DeleteChrome

Found this, its from cantors paradise, a good story about Feynman and Dirac. Enjoyed the reading.

cantorsparadise.com/when-feynm

#physics

We've got 100+ original #Pinebook laptops running #manjarolinux with #kdecommunity KDE Plasma to donate to a worthy cause. We're looking for a suitable nonprofit.

Help us help others.

pine64.org/2021/04/03/help-us-

Anyway on this #AutismAcceptanceMonth I’m here to remind you that autistic people are almost never bullied for being autistic, but rather for being “weird.” Autistic people express themselves differently, use different language, and experience things like gender and sexuality differently than neurotypical people. Keep this in mind next time you’re rolling your eyes at someone you find embarrassing online

Just one of the cool projects our & astronomy team at is working on: helping modernise and consolidate flight operations and ground control systems. Still on the ground, but soon... Cosylab can into space :)

cosylab.com/2021/03/22/a-moder

Governments and public bodies: don't become victims of vendor lock-in! Public money is better used to support free software and open standards. Look at Dortmund in Germany, where free and open source software is now a standard: blog.documentfoundation.org/bl

extremely correct venn diagram, techno dystopia 

it's hilarious to me that apparently vice.com/en/article/pkdj79/peo is a thing that's happening

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