Anyone got any experiences to share with Hetzener or UpCloud? Looking to migrate from DigitalOcean.

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I am deeply suspicious of Spotify's move into the podcast market with the purchase of Gimlet Media and Anchor

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HP's ink DRM instructs your printer to ignore the ink in your cartridge when you cancel your subscription

boingboing.net/2019/02/08/inkj

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Wow, this BBC article paints the bringing of highly targeted advertising to podcasting and centralising of podcast content onto corporate mega platforms in such a favorable light. So misguided!

BBC News - Spotify and the potential for targeted podcast ads
bbc.co.uk/news/technology-4715

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I have an old Macbook Air that I put Elementary on to make a "just write, don't tinker" machine. It's quite nice.

For me the determining factor in picking a distro is how much I'll be tempted to fiddle with it, not will it run well. When I have Manjaro installed I can't help installing updates, trying new software and changing to some new exciting theme color.

I feel like I have to provide "parental controls" to keep my own inner 6 year old from going nuts.

#unsolicitedopinion #distros

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Learn Python from Harvard's CS50

Learn the foundations of Python from Harvard.Harvard's CS50 is one of the world's most popular computer science courses and we are posting it on freeCodeCamp's ad-free YouTube channel

freecodecamp.org/news/learn-py

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linux/foss idealism, surveillance capitalism, subtooting hard (-) Show more

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@jon I also recently bought a DRM-free FLAC album from Bandcamp, without any issues. I wish there were more online stores like them!

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the worst part of being an adult is how like, you definitely grow up to become about 60-70% of an adult, but that last 30% just isn't there, and never will be, it doesn't exist, it was just something adults pretended to have when you were a kid so that you (and they) felt like they were adults

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tired: properly fixing software bugs

wired: using TLS as a generic internet condom and praying that a root certificate authority is never compromised by … hang on … you say CNNIC Root CA was a front for the Chinese government the whole time?

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PS. While we’re at it, let’s entrust all our freedom of speech to Google also.

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