Good news! It looks like the noise you have all made has convinced Philips Hue to reconsider. They will not force data sharing on user accounts, according to their response in this The Verge article. We do await the exact changes to their policy.
Wenn du gerade wirklich keinen Bock hast, die dämliche Bucht zu benennen.
"I wish this [engineering ethics] course had covered the idea that people might be harmed not because of an implementation mistake, but because an engineer did a good job building the wrong thing." https://www.crummy.com/software/BeautifulSoup/zine/
“For the first time, it is possible for water, produced by sunlight, to be even cheaper than tap water,”
A new sun-powered technology aims to convert seawater into drinkable water, which could be a game-changer for regions facing water scarcity.
https://news.mit.edu/2023/desalination-system-could-produce-freshwater-cheaper-0927 - via @feedle
#goodnews #positivenews #science #sustainability #solarpunk #climatechange
The #RaspberryPi 5 is here and like its predecessor it supports decoding and displaying H.265 in 4K@60fps.
Some of you may wonder: does that really work on a modern #Linux / #FDO desktop? If my laptop fan starts spinning when playing such content, how can the PI handle it?
Here I'd like to draw your attention to a pretty cool feature we just introduced in #GNOME45 - support for YCbCr or YUV pixel formats in the system compositor (Mutter).
#GNOME #Wayland #GStreamer #mpv
Our beloved LibreOffice turns 13 today! 🐧 🎉
What's going on today? Two big Godot events today (SO FAR):
1) Road to Vostok, a high visibility project, announces that he is migrating the game from Unity to Godot.
2) Brackeys rises from the ashes after a 3-yr sabbatical and announces that he is learning #GodotEngine (For those who don't know: Brackeys was THE biggest Unity educator/tutorial creator, his channel has 1.6M subs. Imagine that with open-source content).
Open-source is the winner in the Unity fiasco
#GameDev #Unity #OpenSource
Good morning y’all #meme #programming
When are we going to take Rust parsing seriously? Firefox 117.0.1 (and also Chromium, which means all Electron apps) had to fix a libwebp buffer overflow that could lead to remote code execution, and now Firefox 118.0.1 (and also Chromium, which means all Electron Apps) has to fix a libvpx buffer overflow that could lead to remote code execution _just two weeks later_. These are just two C libraries used by ALL browsers and many programs, handling remote input in an unsafe way!
The many nap stylings of Mango #catsofmastodon
Transgender people get diagnosed gender *dysphoria*, not dysmorphia.
Dysmorphia is an obsessive disorder where a person’s perception of reality is distorted. A dysphoria is a persistent unease with a distressing situation. You can have dysphoria from your crappy job. The treatment for a dysphoria is to change the situation. Losing weight doesn’t relieve dysmorphia for anorexic people. Transition does relieve dysphoria for trans people. We’re not delusional, we need a change of circumstance
Is this a canon event or what?
Sources saying Epic are selling Bandcamp (https://twitter.com/jasonschreier/status/1707416234461909487). Hopefully the new owners understand the unique position Bandcamp have in the industry.
We're building a co-operatively run alternative https://jam.coop. Owned by musicians and the people who build it, it'll never be sold. Sign up to find out more.
#bandcamp #coop #buildinpublic
New window swapping mode in Cosmic DE, whaaaat? Check out what else is new with our COSMIC DE https://bit.ly/45q2Va9
As of now, ☑️Waycheck (for checking protocols your #Wayland environment supports) is available in @fedora (as well as @centos *et al* through #EPEL9)! 🎉
You can get it by installing the `waycheck` package. Now you too can easily see what features your desktop has and does not have to go poke (kindly!) to get *all the features*, courtesy of yours truly! 🤠
(Shameless plug: https://github.com/sponsors/Conan-Kudo)
@patrick The GNOME and KDE projects have a very good relationship and share stuff all the time, it's mostly the users who bite each other's heads off.
#LibreOffice gets new features and improvements thanks to a community that works collaboratively! Here are some success stories: https://qa.blog.documentfoundation.org/2023/09/28/a-community-resolving-issues-collaboratively/ #foss #opensource
Gnash says HI 👋
Die Existenz von Majoran impliziert die Existenz von Minoran.