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I 💚 , use it exclusively, and appreciate it, and those who develop it every day.

A huge "Thank you" to all who facilitate my tech life.

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Electronic waste is one of the fastest growing waste streams in the world.

Improving the repairability of electronic products is technically achievable and brands should be prioritising this in their product design.



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'Crime scene' with people in forensic suits appears in Woking

Members of Woking Extinction Rebellion set up a 'climate crime scene investigation' opposite The Sovereigns pub #climatecrisis #pollution #environment #ecology #climatestrike #UK

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croc is a free and open source cross-platform P2P command line tool for secure file transfers between computers

It uses relay-assisted peer-to-peer transactions and end-to-end encryption via password-authenticated key exchange. The program is written in Go and is available for Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux and *BSD.
The idea behind croc is being able to transfer files and folders between cross-platform computers securely, fast and easy. With support for resumable, peer-to-peer transfers. As a bonus feature, croc is also able to securely transfer a short text or URL directly.
The data transfer is done using a relay, either using raw TCP sockets or websockets. When the sender and the receiver are on the same LAN, croc uses a local relay, otherwise a public relay is used. Thanks to this, croc can send files between computers in the same LAN, or over the Internet, without having port-forwarding enabled.
See croc Is A Tool For Resumable, Encrypted File And Folder Transfers Between Computers (Command Line)

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Apologies for the extremely tardy response here, but #searx is a nice pricing service, that passes on your request to a number of search engines like Qwant, Startpage, DDG, Google and/or Bing. It doesn't hide the thing being looked for from the Tech giants but if you use Tor you can anonymously search a bunch of engines without running a bunch of javascript from them. And it can't be easily associated with you.
@peter @nickbarreto @chillja @mark

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Use Tor? Take a few min to complete this survey. Help Tor Project out w/protecting your privacy. #Anonymous survey. We all have a few minutes to fill this out. Let's do it!
#TorProject #UseTor #WearAmask #Privacy #HumanRights #SurveillanceCapitalism

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Perfect shot: the murmuration of starlings that James Crombie photographed over Lough Ennell, in Co Westmeath, on Tuesday evening.

source and more photos:…

#starlings #Stare #birds #Vögel #photography #Fotografie
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Geotechland strikes again with another great Ubuntu Touch video. This time how to install Ubuntu Touch on the OnePlus 6/6t. Enjoy!!

#UBports #UbuntuTouch

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#Element video chat in #Fedora on the #PinePhone:

The article is written in German, and it could be more upfront in mentioning that this is all using Fedora, but it's definitely a noteworthy success story:
Using the #PinePhone camera outside #Megapixels for something really useful!

Caveats: This is really taxing the CPU (currently) and it's hacky.

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4th March – the World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development
“If you want to change the world for the better, become an engineer.”

Free technologies for the whole world to use – why open source hardware is in the public interest | #OpenSourceHardware

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European Investment Bank in January:
"Gas is over. The future doesn't lie in fossil fuels anymore"

❌ Investments into gas since 2019: €890 million
❌ Gas can still receive funding after "phasing out investments into fossil fuels"

@EIB, we demand #NoMoreEmptyPromises!

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**Caroline Lucas nails the biggest problem with Sunak’s ‘whatever it takes’ budget**

"Rishi Sunak promised to do “whatever it takes” to support people and businesses when delivering his 2021 budget. However, our society is amid climate … "

#news #bot

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The Framework Laptop: Upgradeable, repairable, and 100% yours

It’s time for long-lasting products that respect your right to repair and upgrade.
The single best way to reduce the environmental impact of electronics is to make them last longer. You can repair and upgrade the Framework Laptop to make it work great for as long as you need it to. On top of that, it uses a 50% post consumer recycled (PCR) aluminium housing, 30% PCR plastic, and fully recyclable materials for packaging.
Built-in hardware privacy switches give you complete control over access to the camera and microphones. Their embedded controller firmware is fully open source, and they claim not to preload any extra software.
It is expected to ship by the Summer of 2021 (Northern Hemisphere?).
See Introducing the Framework Laptop

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"Companies that sell consumer electronics such as refrigerators, washers, hairdryers, or TVs in the European Union - and in the UK - will need to ensure those goods can be repaired for up to 10 years."

UK has to follow the same manufacturing rules since it continues to trade with the EU

It only covers appliances, but it's a step in the right direction

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Remember this name:

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Energy Charter Treaty (ECT)
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It allows fossil fuel companies to sue governments for regulations they don't like.

Not good for the planet, not good for us and not good for democracy.


Wave Computing will, going forward, be known as

"MIPS is developing a new industry-leading standards-based 8th generation architecture, which will be based on the "

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