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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

The excellent free open source video editing software Kdenlive made by @kde now has a Fediverse account, you can follow at:

➡️ @kdenlive

Kdenlive is available for Linux, Mac and Windows from

If you're sick of permanently renting Adobe's "creative cloud" just to access Premiere, maybe give Kdenlive a go instead?

#KdenLive #KDE #FOSS #FLOSS #Libre #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #VideoEditing #Videos #Productivity #Office #Film #AdobePremiere #Adobe #Alternatives #NLE #Video

‘Degrowth’ is a term that is increasingly mobilized by scholars and activists to criticize the hegemony of growth – and a proposal for a radical reorganization of society that leads to a drastic reduction in the use of energy and resources and that is deemed necessary, desirable, and possible. Degrowth starts from the fact – demonstrated by an increasing number of studies – that further economic growth in industrialized countries is unsustainable.

The Procurement Chamber in the German state of Baden-Württemberg decided that the transfer of personal data outside of the EU is not #GDPR compatible.

"It’s a landmark decision that has a huge influence in Germany & the rest of Europe"

#GDPR #SchremsII

All of these directly impact our lives.
We need to proceed with digitalisation in a way that it does not jeopardise privacy, data protection, fundamental rights, human dignity, and all the achievements made in the EU in this regard @[email protected] ⬇️

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#AI systems and use of health-related data in the context of ‘internet of bodies’ are opening unprecedented opportunities and risks. Remote control of workers is now an issue of potential micro-surveillance and inner-surveillance, such as emotion recognition @[email protected] ⬇️

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#EU with #DSA regulated content; #DMA and #DGA the data; #AIAct the rules on the use of data when processed to derive data models. However, we must not think of data as a commodity: by constitutional nature there cannot be a market where personal data are sold and purchased ⬇️

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🔎 Our space&astronomy group at Cosylab is looking for an experienced, highly collaborative and ambitious Business Development Manager to strengthen Cosylab’s global position in the Space domain. 🚀🛰🌌
🙮 Do you have in-depth knowledge of the space sector and an established network of relevant relationships?
🙮 Do you have excellent communication and influencing skills?
👉 If so, learn more about the open position and apply by 10 October 2022:

We relaunched the #GPL_Interview series with Martin Dougiamas, CEO of @moodle. "Moodle follows the four freedoms of #freesoftware. Developers, educators, and organizations worldwide can share knowledge, change and adapt [...]" Read the full article:

📢 #WeAreHiring

Do you have good knowledge of #DevOps as well as the network & telecommunication area?

#teamDIGIT is recruiting an #IT Service Officer (AD7)! 👩‍💻

Duties? Requirements? 🧐

Find all the info in our #vacancy notice & apply by 27 October👉!GqWC8m

🚀Are you ready for the EU Space Week?

This #EUSW edition, on-site and online from Prague, will bring key industry voices, stakeholders, & users leveraging the synergies of the #EUSpace Programme under one roof on 3-6 October.


🎶 Lenny Tavárez, Chencho Corleone, Piso 21 – CXO (A Quien No Le Gusta)

Kdenlive's first fundraiser starts today! Donate and help support developers implement exciting new features (like nested timelines and a new effects panel), and maintain and improve the code.

As I am cleaning up my backup drive as step 1 in a long series of recovery steps, I want to post a plug for this wonderfully-useful piece of software: "filelight" that makes this MUCH easier.

This is a great (and fast, even on huge multi-TB drives!) way to visualize what is taking up space on your filesystems, and thus prioritize what to clean up.

Available in standard Linux distributions, but here's the upstream link:

#Review #Linux #KDE #Filelight #Applications

For those looking for the bleeding edge, a new "backports-extra" PPA is available now for Kubuntu 22.04 Jammy, containing Plasma 5.25, at ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports-extra.

See for more info!

RT @[email protected]

A tool that monitors how long kids are in the bathroom via an electronic hall pass is now in 1,000 American schools.

Raises concerns on "the type of environment schools are creating and whether it is humane and just."


Biggest fallacy in online privacy issue 

\* The biggest fallacy in the online privacy [issue] is that there is a [real] difference between "state surveillance" and "commercial surveillance."\*

In fact, government surveillance operates through commercial surveillance. Both wholesale (surveillance of the whole net) and retail (think of Amazon Ring cameras).

We need to restrict the deployment of
massive surveillance systems regardless of who operates them.


@pluralistic new book "Chokepoint Capitalism" seems to describe related phenomena to where these 'creative' AI's are operating and disrupting the artists' world.

From birdsite :birdsite: : "What is "chokepoint capitalism?" It's when a multinational monopolist (or cartel) locks up audiences inside a system that they control, and uses that control to gouge artists, creating toll booths between creators and their audiences."

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