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KDE Plasma powers the desktop of the Valve #SteamDeck.

steamdeck.com/

Congrats Valve for releasing #SteamDeck! Thank you for choosing Plasma!

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There's been a recent change of ownership for libera.net (6th july 2021) and it now points to freenode! The ridiculous Freenode saga continues: see whoxy.com/libera.net and fedi.absturztau.be/notice/A99J #linux #freenode #irc #liberachat #chat

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The Biden administration teased a sweeping antimonopoly executive order last week, including a Right to Repair provision aimed at agricultural equipment - a direct assault on the corporate power of repair archnemesis John Deere. It

pluralistic.net/2021/07/07/ins

But it turns out that the executive order goes far beyond tractors and other agricultural equipment - it also applies to consumer electronics, including mobile phones, and this is a *huge fucking deal*.

vice.com/en/article/y3d5yb/bid

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Hey @[email protected], blocking non-Chrome users from even using your website to add friends and do account-related things is actively hostile and gross. Not everyone wants to use Google’s web browser, and there is *nothing* that should prevent someone from using the site in Firefox.

I hate that tipping point when a hobby goes from "yay this is fun" to "oh crap, I'm not an <insert profession> and I'm WAY out of my depth"

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Me, talking to the salesman in the appliance showroom, from now until forever.

"I've worked in computing for decades. I know more about tech & the Internet than the people that design your products. You can show me any model of washer you like, but if it has wifi I won't buy it."

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Hi!

We've just created this mastodon account to communicate about the #unifiedpush project.

UnifiedPush is specifications and tools that let mobile users choose how push notifications are delivered. All in a free and open source way.

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captcha rant 

I honestly want to see every poorly implemented CAPTCHA treated as an ADA violation. I want to see Google get hit with a hefty fine every time someone with limited mobility or impaired motor skills or someone who is neurodivergent is prevented from accessing a web service in a reasonably timely manner. They'd be bankrupt in a day.

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Sad Box is now the industry spec name for the box of unused sensors, cables, cards, etc.

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The KDE + LMMS #PlasmaMobile Sound Competition is happening right now! Win KDE goodies and get your work promoted on social media to the tens of thousands of our followers. The deadline is until June 13th 11:59 PM (UTC).

Check out the rules & details at

community.kde.org/Promo/Plasma

Looking for inspiration? Check other people's submissions and send yours to

forum.kde.org/viewforum.php?f=

We can't wait to literally hear what you make for us!

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#KDE is doing a #SoundDesign contest for #PlasmaMobile systems sounds, alarm tunes and ringtones in partneship with #LMMS
community.kde.org/Promo/Plasma
You have until June 13th to submit your sounds, and have a chance of future Plasma Mobile users hearing your work over and over! And also some other prizes).
#FOSS #FOSSaudio #LinuxAudio #MusicProduction #Audio

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While many will read this sign and discard it as untrue, it is in fact more than true. If you don't believe it yet, check out this comment explaining how US police departments can now access videos from millions of privately owned home security cameras without a warrant: theguardian.com/commentisfree/

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Open hardware laptop MNT Reform now available in both DIY (starting at €899!) and assembled + many customization options in our store: shop.mntmn.com/products/mnt-re

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