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The future is environmentally safe, sustainable (green) energy, which comes from many sources, such as solar power, wind power, hydropower, geothermal energy, etc. The key necessity is developing “green batteries”. A battery is nothing more than “stored potential energy”. The key is to find green, efficient long-term methods to convert and store this energy. (Part 1/2)

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Mastodon Tip: Do you want to be sure your Toot’s intended recipient is notified of your response? (It doesn’t happen in every case).

Explicitly mention the intended recipient’s @username@instance in your Toot. Manually add it a second time into your Toot as part of your message.

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Quality news media? Well, I start by knowing the way the news outlets lean, and then try to choose those of the highest journalistic quality. If I don’t have time to read from both sides of the political spectrum, then I try to focus on the most central of the high quality news outlets. Often, there is a downloadable app that I can install that makes it easy to read my news. Here is a nice chart that I like to refer to when determining media source quality and leaning:
adfontesmedia.com/

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Interesting reading!

The Fantasy of Opting Out: Those who know about us have power over us. Obfuscation may be our best digital weapon.

thereader.mitpress.mit.edu/the

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or ?

I’m searching. Other than what other distro offers this?

* The most software (including 3rd party repositories)
* Independent—free of corporate influence
* Huge support community
* Excellent documentation
* Very flexible—can be minimal or full featured
* Numerous Desktop Environment choices
* Supports multiple chip architectures
* Between stable & bleeding edge (similar to )
* Dependable & requires little manual intervention (unlike )

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Regarding capable Linux desktop environments, I’ve personally had the best luck with . Does anyone know of any desktop environments that are as good as (or even better) than Gnome when it comes to working chiefly from a touchscreen? Is there anything new and exciting on the horizon?

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For everyone who missed it @system76 has now an official account on mastodon. Welcome to the fediverse ;) #linux #popos

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Windows 11 is an assault on user's ownership of their computers.

If you want to run Windows 11 - you can't run Linux or anything else unless Microsoft explicitly lets you do it. What if they don't let you? Hah!

youtu.be/LcafzHL8iBQ

#Windows11 #Windows #Security #Freedom #Linux #FreeSoftware #Libre #GNU #Security #IT

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A special message from FSF president Geoff Knauth: The more associate members we can count, the better equipped we are to defend #UserFreedom, and educate people about its importance! u.fsf.org/3hf

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@davidoclubb I've never tried that one. I'll have to give it a go sometime. I moved to #LinuxMint several years ago and moved my partner's and father-in-law's laptops soon after. Both were amazed how their aging laptops became like brand new again. I often get the impression that the Linux community look down on Mint as something 'just for beginners'. As far as I know, there's nothing you can't do on Mint that you can do with other Debian based distros. I use RedHat at work and that's good too.

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Stolen from my old downloaded memes folder (I don't think I posted this one yet)

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The votes have been counted! In total 224 votes were cast. Here comes the top six songs of this year's fedivision!

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Dear open source users,

If the author of your favorite open source app has announced they stopped developing and supporting the app (because they're frustrated and possibly burned out), please don't suggest they do more free work so that you can continue using the app.
Instead, consider thanking them for their past work and let them know that you enjoyed their app.

Regards,
another open source developer

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Hello once again to musicians and music lovers of the fediverse!

Music has been written! Forms has been filled out! And deadlines have been reached!

A grand total of 36 songs participate in this #FediVision2022.

They can all be found in a playlist on the website, so you can go listen to them right now!
fedivision.party/

Voting starts tomorrow, thursday at 15:00 CEST (3PM CEST, 1PM UTC).
Further info on how voting works will be shared tomorrow.

Stay tuned and let the listening begin!

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One or two accounts regularly posting things that don't interest you is manageable, but the more you add, the easier it is to lose the signal in the noise. With no algorithm working to keep you addicted, it's easy to let your Home timeline get overrun. Follow freely, but also be ready to unfollow for basic quality of life reasons. The Federated timeline can be overwhelming, but your Home timeline shouldn't be. You have to tend it like a garden, and a little pruning goes a long way. #feditips

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