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So, there's a wild pig that lives in our valley. Seems friendly enough...

Bugger - from the new Chch office of the OER Foundation, can hear an ambo heading into the Chch Adventure Park... sounds like somebody's having a bad day. This happens fairly regularly. I hope it all ends up well for everyone involved...

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Ugh. theguardian.com/environment/ng I'm afraid people's (and corporations') ignoble self-interest, wanting to continue to profit from destroying our Commons, do not warrant any sympathy or support. Cut 'em off.

Maybe the rest of Americans will come to their senses sooner than their mostly thick, dishonourable politicians. phys.org/news/2020-01-climate- Maybe they'll do something about the state of their politics.

@amolith @thinkprivacy Ok, agree with most of that. I'm definitely a fan of diversity of rendering engines (which is why I continue to use FF as my main browser), but think Brave's a better front to Blink/Chromium (I also use Chromium) than Chrome or Edge (neither of which I use).

Damning in the extreme. We need to dismantle and retire these companies (and their political influence) before they destroy us all. theguardian.com/environment/ng

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"This will not be a "distro", but a hard fork of the #OpenBSD kernel and userspace including new code written under GPLv3 and LGPLv3 to replace GPL-incompatible parts and non-free ones." https://www.hyperbola.info/news/announcing-hyperbolabsd-roadmap/
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● NEWS ● #ambrevar #freesw ☞ Why #GNU #Guix matters https://ambrevar.xyz/guix-matters/index.html "How can we protect ourselves from deceit? How can we guarantee trust in the machines that we use?"
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Everyone with a role in Gov't IT (especially decision-making) needs to read this little episode of software and IT-in-Government history: in 2002, this is a letter Microsoft Peru sent to a congressman in the Republic of Peru's gov't: opensource.org/docs/msFUD_to_p Here's Congressman Edgar Villanueva Nuñez superb (it hugely inspired me at the time) response: opensource.org/docs/peru_and_m Some people are convinced that Microsoft is now the "good guys". Those people are mistaken.

Soo much truth here, from Charlie Reisinger. invidio.us/watch?v=f8Co37GO2Fc We need trust in schools. Charlie's demonstrated that *it works*.

Very cool to see this video about Charlie Reisinger's work at Penn Manor in Lancaster, PA, USA... invidio.us/watch?v=H-cgrXLV0VQ I think it's the way forward for technology in schools. And not a cent goes to the Frightful 5 tech megacorps. Sooo refreshing.

Crimping your own RJ45s can give you an extraordinary sense of power... on the elusive occasion when this massive faff of an activity actually leads to a viable cable. 🙄

Or perhaps I should say "a dog and her boy". :)

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