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A summary of the new privacy law in Switzerland (in German, by @digiges), which once again confirms that even though marketing people use Switzerland as if it was great for privacy, it is not. Our marketing still relies on the dead banking secrecy fantasy but in actual fact we're lagging behind the European Union and without the pressure added by the wide net cast by the GDPR we wouldn't even be as far as we are now. Disappointing.
#privacy #switzerland

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No free view? No review!

Scientific publishers are rampant when they hear scientists proposing a fair relationship between the general public and scientists when it comes to peer-reviewing scientific papers and accessing the fruits of the same work funded by tax-payers' money. Hence consider sharing this campaign!


#paywall #science #publishing

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Does your website respect user privacy? If it doesn't, you owe it to your audiences to make that change!


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Making a 3D graphics video for the Librem 5


"At Purism, we do all our videos and other promotional material internally, with Librem hardware and free software only."

#privacy #freedom #opensource

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Even the has spoken about the coup that Morales and their political party suffered.


And it's very sad to think that a racist movement was raised with the help of the Organization of the American States whose arguments are not believed by statisticians.

I remember when the current de facto president, Jeaninne Añez appeared as the face of the Forbes magazine after the overthrown, several months after calling indigenous people "satanic groups".

Truly unfortunate.

With the announcement that will use a incremental nomenclature starting with the 40 version, i have a fear that they will not upgrade the GNOME Shell to a version that uses GTK4 and is finally separated from Mutter.

I don't know... this Shell is no good performance wise and GNOME 4 was very promising, i'm just a little concerned.

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We're excited to announce the official release of GNOME 3.38 "Orbis"! After months of work from the GNOME Community, this release brings many new features and improvements. It also brings us a new release video!


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Speaking of #gnome, how about having a virtual London/UK beers meet up to celebrate the new release? Friday, 8:30pm, on meet.gnome.org.

BYOB from the comfort of your home! 🎉

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It was pointed out on GNOME Discourse that Geary doesn't have a privacy policy. We probably should, so a draft policy has been written.

Please do have a read and let us know if you have any feedback: wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Geary/Priv

#Geary #GNOME

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Can citizens be assured that votes of their representatives in the European Parliament are counted as cast? No. Fix? Either cryptographic evidence (math can't be tricked) or transparency (all votes roll call and public). I'll keep insisting on it. kolaja.eu/en/post/20200914-how

It will sound like a pretentious criticism, but i think Disney is a master at creating plastic feelings.

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I just released #Tootle 1.0 (Alpha 1), which aims to be a lightweight Mastodon client for Linux desktops and phones :toot:

You can read the change log and download the sources here: github.com/bleakgrey/tootle/re

A Flatpak version will be prepared soon, so stay tuned :3

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So the support is just not there, all the applications looked so small in the OS.

But GNOME does (at least using the session), and is fantastic.

But, it seems that applications look blurry, like Chromium or Libreoffice, how unfortunate since Firefox has some performance issues that are very noticeable in the Raspberry Pi, so i need to stick with Chromium.

The perf has decreased just a little, but damn, is totally worth it.

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libhandy 1.0.0 released. 🎉

We released it a bit in advance to let application maintainers update their submodules in time for the GNOME 3.38.0 release. 😀 That being said, we expect distros to ship libhandy as any other regular stable library. 😉


So finally i'm using 20.04 on a 4 wich means i'm finally using the so called "bloated" GNOME desktop.

I... i am genuinely impressed, i... can't even believe this actually works nice, like...

I'm using the Wayland session, the animations are surprisingly smooth, not the smoothest but i don't think i'm going to disable it because it feels good enough, since i'm using the 8gb model there's not a problem with the RAM consumption and Firefox 80 with enabled works nice, really nice.

Any particular problem to point out?

So far only pleasant things compared with Raspberry Pi OS. First, Flatpak is well configured and it doesn't show me any message like "applications will not appear in the menu because "n" technology is not well configured".

The only thing that i might complain is the language configuration which doesn't seem to install anything outside english, i need the spanish language to use the spellcheck in Libreoffice, so i guess i'll install an extension.

The GNOME UI is quite fantastic, compared with LXDE is nice as hell, it feels super comfortable and it genuinely surprised me that the performance is this good. I overclocked the Pi to 2 GHz and GPU to 750 MHz but even before the performance was nice.

The installation process was kinda tricky, you can only install Ubuntu server but you can set up the whole desktop experience by installing the "desktopify" tool from github, the process was smooth and nice, yet it requires some knowledge.

Well that's my report Joaquin xD..

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