If it wasn't clear already that #Zoom cares more about money than its users' #privacy and #security, here you have it:

"Only our paid users will have access to end-to-end #encryption for their meetings."

Source: blog.zoom.us/wordpress/2020/05

@downey as long as we also stay away from the top 6+ hosting companies (in terms of size), yes - I agree with you.

Are you looking for a simple time tracking software that works everywhere (and offline), supports unlimited projects and team members, costs nothing and could be even better - with your help! I just found Pendulums and it looks like a great fit for many: pendulums.io/

@cybeardjm @glynmoody @aral @dredmorbius @LaurentChemla we are using Matrix for team chat and it works great. Most clients except Riot are still a little bit immature and really 8/10 don't do E2E encryption yet but there's a proxy to fix that - Riot works well enough though.

Microsoft is using Github moderation tools to bully people that are correctly using Github to call attention to their attempt to bully another FOSS project.

medium.com/@probonopd/microsof

Wow ... Another down? GitHub, NPM, now Wunderlist? I never really used this software, but it (used) to be incredibly popular!

What gives? Microsoft consolidating power, to better compete with Google? Apple?

@danie10 Zoho is open source? Do share! I get a headache every time I see Google Docs.

We've just lost another. After GitHub has fallen into Microsoft's hands, and deteriorating ever since, GitHub has now purchased npm with that Microsoft monaaay.

Who's winning? Not us. Certainly not the user.

viruses • chemistry 

Basically, a virus is a big self-assembled bunch of proteins and lipids. The fatty lipid bilayer is what holds the whole thing together.

Soap easily dissolves those lipids, making the whole thing fall apart and killing the virus.

The alcohol in hand sanitiser does the same thing, but not as well. Any antibacterial compounds don't touch viruses at all, so don't waste your time or money. It's basically just expensive soap.

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The Lebanese currency didn't drop 50%, it dropped 50% more than the EUR/USD/RMB. How much did EUR drop? ~10%, 20%, 30%? Good question, when literally every currency is and has been losing value for years, and virtually, at an equal rate. Globalisation - Remember? Few winners, more losers.

Certainly wouldn't mind that..."through the GAIA-X
initiative, [Europe] would set a goal of 50% of government IT spending on open source, on-premises solutions by 2025 and 100% by 2030" joinup.ec.europa.eu/collection

Was nimmt man denn heute zur Haussteuerung? Zigbee oder Z-Wave? Will in einem gemieteten Büro ein paar Sachen automatisieren, kann also nicht wie zu Hause Kabel ziehen. Ganz wichtig wären Heizungsthermostate.

Dachte an Home Assistent zur Steuerung, aber die kuscheln irgendwie immer mehr mit Google. openHAB fand ich nicht so toll. Was gibts sonst für Alternativen?

I'm probably not going to use qutebrowser but I love that it exists: qutebrowser.org/index.html (no, I don't use vim).

@ramajd this is pretty neat. Now imagine federated GitLab!

@sir @grainloom @cagatayy I'm very much a Guix advocate. We're developing an upstream distribution, based on this (still young), but in my opinion, fantastic package manager. That being said, I have to agree with Drew. For the majority, Linux = Ubuntu. Most people don't care about the technical details, or reproducible environments - nobody would be using Windows, or MacOS if that was the case. People want beautiful, no-brainer software, that helps them accomplish stuff without reading a manual.

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