Has anyone noticed this sentence from the release note of VS Code?

"However, using open-source code and tools does have risks and you can leave yourself open to malicious code execution and exploits."



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I am delighted to launch the 'Libre Tech Shop' - a unique shop for products that respect your freedom to learn, hack, extend and do things yourself.

Check out the online shop at:


The background story behind this launch:


Here - you'll be able to buy liberated computers, hackable mechanical keyboards, private and secure home automation solutions, wireless routers, spare parts and much more.

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Despite our plans for a gradual transition, FSF staff and GNU volunteers are no longer in control of the #fsf and #gnu channels on the Freenode network. Please find us at libera.chat instead.

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Das #staatstrojaner Gesetz, wo jeder Bundespolizist ohne Verdachtsgrund die Überwachung eines jeden veranlassen kann, ist so offensichtlich Grundgesetwidrig, daß man es einfach nur als Wahlkampfgag abtun könnte. Aber verdammte Hacke. Nein.

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Germany is about to pass a law that allows german intelligence agencies to use trojan software on its citizens without any reasons for suspicion. digitalegesellschaft.de/2021/0

@Mehrad @libreoffice

Have you already given Gnumeric a try?


$ sudo apt install gnumeric gnumeric-plugins-extra

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RT @[email protected]

Der feuchte Traum aller Überwachungsfanatiker wird wahr. Die GroKo einigt sich auf ein Bundespolizeigesetz,nach dem der #Staatstrojaner ala Minority Report im Rahmen des Predictive Policing eingesetzt werden, bevor eine Straftat begangen wurde. Alle unter Generalverdacht gestellt

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El Salvador convicted Sara Rogel of aborting a pregnancy, and sentenced her to 30 years in prison.

She has been released by a judge after 8 years in prison.

This is what conservatives want.


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canada, islamophobia, murder, grief 

A 20yo white guy ran his pickup truck into a Muslim family out for an evening walk.

The only survivor was a 9yo boy. His mom, dad, older sister and grandma are dead.

News outlets are doing their usual with questions like “was this a hate crime?” and “was this terrorism?”

But all I can think about is that 9yo kid laying in a hospital bed. His family gone in a flash. I hope he has someone who really loves him. Someone who will hug him and hold him as he cries.

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The FSF is seeking a principled, compassionate, and capable leader to be its new executive director. This position can be remote or based in our Boston office. Learn more, and learn how to apply: u.fsf.org/3e5

Debian's Linux kernel is 100% free software. It is more useful to use Linux-Libre on Ubuntu, because of its binary blobs and non-free part.

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Netherlands is one of the best countries to live in. Congrats. I wish you best of the luck.

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I'm saying if #Renault builds an engine and #BMW builds other parts, it's fair to call that automobile Renault/BMW or Renault+BMW.

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RT @[email protected]

"That guy, you see that guy?"


"There's a guy who's running in front of the tank. He's standing right in front of it."


CNN raw video, Chang'an Avenue, June 5 1989.
#六四32 #Tiananmen #天安門事件

🐦🔗: twitter.com/mhar4/status/14009

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Microsoft blocks Bing from showing image results for Tiananmen ‘tank man’


For the software developers out there: let's remember that #Microsoft owns #github so if you rely on some code hosted on github then this is your problem as well. Don't think that you are not involved. We are all involved.

#Microsoft and other big tech companies have too much power in the world. Work towards reducing their power and empower individuals instead.

#tiananmen #freedom #freespeech

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⛔ Stop tracking #science

"A fundamental transformation is currently changing scholarly publishing to the detriment of science and society. After the commercialization and ensuing development of a dominant oligopoly of a few major publishers, another expropriation of scholarship is now on the agenda: the switch from selling content to trading data. Scientific publishers are becoming data trading platforms."


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