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A recent article on a big tech news site included this phrase:

"[...] Linux phones like the PinePhone, [...]are full of closed-source firmware from non-open components"

We'd like to clear the record: The #PinePhone has two blobs -- neither runs on the main SoC: One loaded to WiFi/BT module, other enclosed within the cell modem. In the modern world of tech, both blobs are unavoidable.

For an overview from someone with deep knowledge of both the PinePhone and Librem 5: tuxphones.com/yet-another-libr

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Last week, I was attending a fascinating lecture about India, titled: "India, an invisble country".

The speaker is Fons Stoelinga, the Dutch ambassador to India from 2012-2018.

He says that the challenges India faces are unprecedented, and he easily grabbed my attention for 1,5 hours.

He talks about culture, politics, Hindu-nationalism and the justice system.

Please share what you think!

The video can be found online:
vimeo.com/386817594

@sanjayuvacha
@noorul
@gautambhatia

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Software is like an onion. If you open up the inner layers you start crying

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Most frightening rise of nationalism is in India, says billionaire George Soros at Davos

Billionaire US philanthropist George Soros said Narendra Modi is creating a Hindu nationalist state & threatening to deprive millions of Muslims of their citizenship
indianexpress.com/article/indi

Kerala Police registers case against BJP MP Shobha Karandlaje over her tweet

mybs.in/2YKCvmt

Today, Friday pray announcement was, there will be a human chain from Chennai to Kaniyakumari on Jan 30th.

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We are still working on getting more functionality into our images for the #PinePhone and #PineTab.

Here's our latest #alpha release, so you guys have something to play with at the @PINE64 stall at #fosdem2020

#ManjaroARM
#PlasmaMobile

forum.manjaro.org/t/manjaro-ar

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Yes, personal attack is not my thing. I address the person's action, definitely

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Hemp is an eco-friendly material, but here's why Australia doesn't grow more of it The British Government brought hemp to Australia on the First Fleet, but anti-marijuana campaigns killed the industry off in the 1900s. Now it's making a comeback. abc.net.au/news/science/2020-0

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To a visitor who asked to become his disciple, the Master said :

You may live with me, but don't become my follower.

The visitor asked : whom, then, shall I follow ?

The Master said :

No one. The day you follow someone you cease to follow Truth.

Anthony de Mello

It is better to stay away from persons who don't have spine to stand for you.

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