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MNT Reform (open hardware laptop) campaign is live: crowdsupply.com/mnt/reform

And here's the Launch Announcement:
crowdsupply.com/mnt/reform/upd

Thanks to everyone who helped and supported us to make this happen.

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i would like to take this moment to remind everyone that the HTC Dream, aka T-Mobile G1, aka Google G1, the first consumer Android phone, a real phone made by a real company sold for real money to real customers, had a bug where every keypress on the hardware keyboard was silently forwarded to a root shell

So this was a fun surprise. Today I forgot to specify most of the contents in a mobile food order, and this was the result.

When trying to figure out how I could have missed that, I realized: in the second screenshot, can you spot that the view might be scrollable?

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The Vulcans were right. We are a barbaric species who should not be given warp travel.

At least not until we work out how to get videoconferencing working. Or all the other species will just laugh at us when we say "onscreen!" and it comes out upside down.

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RT @muppetaphrodite@birdsite.link
I’m starting to think Google HangoutChatWhatever is on the lam, running for its life and trying to evade capture with disposable identities twitter.com/matthew_d_green/st

twitter.com/muppetaphrodite/st

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@Blort @librelounge @emacsen @cwebber See flattenthecurve.tech

We even have a tongue-in-cheek graphic with an empty conference hall :) Pay-What-You-Can starting at $1.

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Hey, in case you haven't noticed: society now nearly completely operates in a super networked way; COVID-19 accelerated that.

So working on user freedom issues (software, network, etc rights) has never mattered more. And there is much good we can do.

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wish it didn't take a pandemic for me to have a very close approximation of my best case scenario in capitalist society: full-time work from home with lots of extra time to spend however I want so that I don't feel pressure to be get shit done whenever I get a free hour or two at home.

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It is the responsibility of every CS/IS educator to keep culture and ethics a part of your curriculum.

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2000s hackers: My dream is to connect all of my devices to the internet.
2020s hackers: My dream is to disconnect all of my devices from the internet.

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Someone tried to connect to my MUD via their browser and because of how character creation works right now, that kind of worked so there's now a player standing in Crossed Candles Inn with the user name "GET / HTTP/1.1"

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I'm gonna keep posting this until one of you fucking boosts it

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welp, just another day using this apparently unsound, unscalable, unusable social media site

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rms, the state of free software, etc. 

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It works 🎉 pretty fucking cool if I do say so myself.

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To all GNU project members past and present. I want to hear from you. Please email me.

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