If you want to get some great app recommendations you really should follow @fdroid_lurker!
Also make sure to take a look at the backlog of that account.
Shoutout to https://www.ecosteader.com/, Mastodon's new instance for DIY, homesteading, green tech and evolving cities sustainably!
capitalism, consumerism, education
Due to tax cuts and the rising costs of textbooks, some USA schools are receiving corporate sponsored education materials.
This is just as bad as you think it is.
A 1998 study by the Consumers Union found 80% of these materials to be biased.
The educational materials were found to have incomplete or “slanted” information that favored the sponsor’s products and views.
Examples in next toot:
#LibreOffice is a privacy-friendly free open alternative to Microsoft Office. It's a suite of apps including a word processor, spreadsheet editor, presentation app, database editor, drawing app and maths formula editor.
It's compatible with all major document formats including Microsoft.
You can download it for Windows, Mac and Linux from the official website:
Next time you want to say things like "hackers broke into this system" or "hackers stole credit card numbers", please replace the word "hacker" with "cyber criminal".
Let's stop exacerbating the mainstream media's misunderstanding of the word "hacker".
In my last presentation, I almost wrote the sentence "Centralized systems are honeypots for hackers" and then replaced "hackers" with "cyber criminals".
One of the peculiarities of is the lack of text search.
This is actually beneficial! It makes it harder for trolls to search for words or phrases for the purposes of harassment. But the con of this is that it makes it difficult for people to discover your public posts.
That's where hashtags come in! Hashtags are fully searchable/subscribe-able between federated instances, So if you want your art/comics/musings to be seen, hashtags are the best way to reach a specific audience!
The year is 2008. I am 14 years old. Some greasy nerd on the side of the road asks if I like computers. I say yes, naturally. He hands me a Software Freedom Day CD and asks if I know about Linux. I don't. He takes me into a random room filled with more greasy nerds and shows me a desktop spinning like a cube. I take a copy of Ubuntu 8.04 and head home.
And that's how I got here.
Over the past few months, I have come to believe that free software is lagging behind not in terms of technology, but in marketing and UX.
Most people just don't know that alternatives exist. UX also suffers because there is less diversity of users providing feedback. These two problems keep feeding each other.
Literal deaths attributable to US government shutdown
This is so sad and and these deaths could very well have been prevented if these parks were staffed and those young kids could have been turned away from restricted / dangerous regions by staff
This is why we fund natl parks and experienced staff who ensure safety / maintenance.
[The deaths follow a decision by Trump administration officials to leave the scenic — but sometimes deadly — parks open] (despite shutdown)
@Copenhagen_Bram Can I take blue one too?
What if I cut both pills in half, and take both different halves?
Can I take those pills after drinking alcohol?
What are the interactions with other medications?
Is there a prescription for those pills? Or the manual?
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