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@AbbieNormal @ckeen

I've been using a combination of anki, videos, and a free learn by email course I found:

free-esperanto-course.net/

Also do a search for 'lernu'. The course has been recomended to me but I've not tried it yet.

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This was a real scummy thing for Nintendo to do (even though they have done worse in the past). Nintendo Switch users need to read this.
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Like a child, I've been trying to piece together enough of a new language in order to speak.

Tonight's effort:

"Mi volas imagi pli bona mondo."

Well said, simpler-me. I want to imagine a better world too.

#esperanto

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Here's a little thing that may not be obvious to many people....

When you install an open-source app from Google Play or the Apple app store, there is no guarantee that what you install actually matches the public code.

@fdroidorg are doing a great service. They independently build the public source code for apps from scratch, review for common issues, and publish their builds. Thanks to "reproducible builds" it's possible to verify they do not tamper with the code.

f-droid.org/en/docs/Security_M

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Just finished making this little isometric mini world in #Krita. Been wanting to try this for a while. Made up of photos from Unsplash.

Krita is really, really good for photo editing / manipulation. Non destructive adjustments, perspective warping, easy clipping and masking. Sometimes a little laggy, but a legit alternative to Photoshop.

#theWorkshop #foss #libreArt #MastoArt #photomanipulation

I've often had difficulty with the RMS password rebellion as problematic but not been able to articulate why. I am now.

It's one thing to offer your own resources to someone else. But what RMS was doing was telling people not to accept that the resources belonging to someone else might come with conditions of use.

I'm fully in favor of being able to give away resources, but I'm not in favor of taking away someone else's autonomy- which is what RMS was ultimately doing.

I found out my MNT Reform laptop (from @mntmn ) won't ship until the end of September, so I need to change the shipping address *once again*.

I remember when I interviewed Lukas, I asked when the laptop would realistically ship.

Really excited for the laptop, kinda sad/frustrated about the process of getting it. :(

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When you’re procrastinating on the #responsiveness of your #website — try me from 240px to huge screen :)
draketo.de/software/wisp
#webdesign for watches :-)

And thanks to the #Japanese for vertical writing!

Unpopular opinion:

I *love* Fido keys. I love everything about this as 2FA. I love plugging them in/hovering them.

I love that they're revocable.

I love that they're physical.

I love that I don't need an app or device like OTPs.

Heck, in some cases I'd even be totally fine with Fido 1FA

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My employer, Freedom of the Press Foundation, is looking for a web design firm to partner with for a redesign of one of our flagship projects, the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker.

This is a pretty cool opportunity to do mission-driven design work -- please help pass it along to design firms who you think could be a good fit.

Budget is $40-$50K. Note that we have an internal web dev team, so the focus here is on the design.

freedom.press/rfp-pft/

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I'm packing my apartment and I need to decide which Sophie the giraffe to pack and which to store.

It's a Sophie choice.

python, math, help 

It's been so long since I did stats or math. I literally remember nothing.

I looked at all the files on my hard drive and I"m trying to make a plot where x is the size of the file and y is the frequency of files of that size.

I thought I was doing this right but what I'm getting is utter nonsense.

Any help?

> it's an point comparison, unless the complaint is "Hey! We're not small-timers like those guys!"

If you think the US and Israel are the same as Hamas and other terrorist groups, you don't understand the stated goal of Hamas is to *kill every Jew* in the middle east and to install an Islamic state ala ISIS.

If you think the US or Israel are comparable, then I don't think you're serious.

And comparing them is a way to try to try to legitimize Hamas, which is absolutely disgusting.

cryptocurrency 

Articles like this one conflate buying bitcoin with investing, and to me, this proves the point that Bitcoin is not currency, since if the majority of holders are holding for future speculative value and see using it as a form of selling.

Not even most currency traders hold onto currency for this long, Most Bitcoin holders won't use their bitcoin to buy anything because it's their "investment"

cryptopotato.com/study-bitcoin

antisemitism 

It's Time to Admit It: The Left Has an Antisemitism Problem

newsweek.com/its-time-admit-it

This mirrors my own experiences, in real life and especially online in lefty circles, including the Fediverse. The amount of casual antisemitism is absolutely staggering. It's why I've all but quit Reddit, and I've basically quit Twitter other than keeping my account open.

I am extremely disheartened about the left's complicity and acceptance of Jewish hate.

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