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Friendly reminder: this isn't Twitter.

If you're mad about something? Use a content warning.

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Don't share screenshots of toots that make you mad, and don't follow people that make you mad.

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There's an amazing number of #ActivityPub #alternatives now available or under development:

Twitter -> @Mastodon and #Pleroma

Instagram -> @pixelfed and @anfora

YouTube -> #PeerTube ( @Chocobozzz )

Soundcloud -> @funkwhale

MeetUp -> @GetTogetherComm

Medium -> #Plume ( @BaptisteGelez )

Reddit -> @prismo and Anancus ( @tuxether )

LinkedIn -> @cloutstream

Google Calendar -> @calendar_social

Anything missing from the list? What else is needed?

#Federation #Fediverse

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Using Ubuntu?

The British National Cyber Security Centre has published its guide on how to secure Ubuntu 18.04 systems.

Definitely worth reading even for non-Ubuntu users ^^

#Ubuntu #Security #NCSC #linux

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Upcoming Firefox release will start sending all your DNS requests to Cloudflare

Looks like this will override local resolvers and therefore break any LAN only domains (as well as sending data to a US company).

Details on how to change this in about:config here

Brexit and Galileo – Plenty of Rumblings, but Where’s the Beef?

Brussels will have no part in satisfying Britain’s desperate pleas to remain involved in the Galileo satellite program after Brexit

The UK might demand £1.2 billion back from the EU if it cancels a deal to build Galileo satellites.

INSIDE GNSS ,full article:

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Interested in expanding your #Docker knowledge? Our Docker Training Labs are a great way to learn something new:

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NASA open sources its Mars rover, Rome adopts LibreOffice, and more news

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Pop!_OS 18.04: the state of the art in GNU/Linux on desktop

(And making the case for keeping the App Menu in Gnome 3.)

CC @gnome @todd @cassidyjames

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Currently one of the biggest challenges in making accurate weather predictions is gathering enough information about Earth’s wind. will be the first-ever satellite to directly measure winds from space, at all altitudes, from Earth's surface through the troposphere and up 30 km to the stratosphere — providing information that will significantly improve the quality of weather forecasts.

🛰 will be launched on 21 Aug.

The Noor 1 solar power plant, near Ouarzazate🇲🇦, as seen by 🇪🇺🛰️ The complex is one of the largest in the world and provides electricity to 1.1M people.


Comparison of the shoreline extent from a pair of Synthetic Aperture Radar images from 🇪🇺🛰️

The lava flow has caused Haiwaii's main island coastline to extend out into the sea by something like 1.5 km (0.9 mile) as a result of the


-learn makes extraction of valuable information from satellite imagery easy.

eo-learn is a collection of open source Python packages that have been developed to seamlessly access and process spatio-temporal image sequences acquired by any satellite fleet in a timely and automatic manner.

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"Surveillance under Surveillance" – a map of surveillance cameras, based on #OpenStreetMap data: #OSM

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You can avoid #YouTube's weird algorithms and broken subscription system by subscribing to channels through RSS instead. You don't need an account, just a feed reader.

Put the channel's username in this address:

You can then add this RSS address to your feed reader app.

For example, OnePotChefShow's RSS feed is:

You can also make RSS feeds from channel IDs (strings of letters and numbers):

#RSS #BringBackRSS

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Generating city on a little planet on the web!… #webgl #generative #dataviz
Via [@pissang1] on twt

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"What #OpenStreetMap can be"
This is a great write up from long time #OSM contributor (@richardf) about what makes OSM unique and how it can move forward (vector tiles! 👍🏻🙂)