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My new video is out!
I show exactly how do I make sound effects for a client's game using nothing but free software!

#unfa #GameDev #SFX #SoundDesign #Audio #FOSS #Libre #FreeSoftware #Ardour #Surge #Audacity

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Ich bin So Froh

Ich bin so froh, dass durch die Impfung EINDEUTIG eine Herdenimmunität entsteht.

Ich bin so froh, dass durch die Impfung EINDEUTIG KEINE WEITEREN Mutationen hervorgebracht werden.

Ich bin so froh, dass es keine Impfplicht geben wird, auch GANZ SICHER nicht durch eine Hintertür.

Ich bin so froh, dass ALLE Verschwörungstheorien der Aluhut-Träger GÄNZLICH verpufft sind und KEINE EINZIGE zur Wahrheit wurde.

Ich bin so froh, dass alle Politiker IMMER die Wahrheit sagen.
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I made this video to help everyone understand why free software is important. Share it and help spread the good news of computing!
#unfa #FOSS #OpenSource #Libre #Linux #GNU #Freedom #Freeware

Ein zorniger Appell an die alte "|" und die "|".

Gläubige Fanatiker mit Fakten zu konfrontieren ist meist nutzlos. Und die Konfrontation wird auch nicht stattfinden, da der Appell auf einer ganz ganz bösen Plattform veröffentlicht wurde (da wird berichtet, was in den Massenmedien nicht zu finden ist). Dennoch:

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Der eigentliche Punkt ist: es ist bei den Seuchenkundlern schon seit Jahrzehnten klar, dass Kontaktnachverfolgung nur im Anfangsstadium funktionieren kann, so lange sich die Zahl der möglichen Kontakte im übersichtlichen Bereich bewegt. Und dass es sich um eine Krankheit mit eindeutigen Symptomen, die schnell eintreten, handeln muss.
Wie zB Pocken. Es gab ein paar Fälle in den 1950/60ern, bei denen das gut geklappt hat.
Bei Influenza und Corona ist schon der Versuch strafbar...

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This is why I love #freesoftware: you can go beyond being a user, and actually try (at least try!) to improve it.

First, I saw a possible improvement, reported it, and discovered that someone had already started working on it (

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Trying to find scholarly papers on the fragility of software monocultures... there were a few early papers that pointed out the huge vulnerability of massive institutional networks (e.g. the UK's NHS, brought to its knees by Wannacry!), and then there's a huge glut of papers saying that "monoculture's aren't necessarily the problem"... with authors from/ funded by the Microsoft Corporation... they've successfully clouded the waters to neutralise this attack vector on their global dominance.

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Great news! US is headed towards stopping tech corporations from forcing their customers to do repairs in "authorized" repair shops (where they are charged exorbitant prices, served poorly or forced to buy new), and make it possible for people to repair their own stuff.
This is great news, and Louis Rossmann has been fighting for this for 7 years.
#RightToRepair #LouisRossmann #Freedom #AntiMonopoly #Apple

Die Idee des öffentlichen beitragsfinanzierten Rundfunks ist super. Ist halt blöd, wenn der fortwährend ignoriert wird und ich am Ende nur für billige zahle.

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Das #BSI hat einen "IT-Sicherheitsleitfaden für Kandidierende bei Bundes- und Landeswahlen" veröffentlicht, und empfiehlt den für jede BürgerIn, nicht nur jene mit passivem Wahlrecht.

Allerdings hätte ich einen kleinen Tipp für eine weitere Veröffentlichung: Das Dateiformat, dass auf allen möglichen Geräten UND auf allen möglichen Gerätegrößen funktioniert, heißt nicht PDF, sondern #ePub. PDF-Broschüren auf Smartphones sind eine Strafe.

BSI-Leitfaden als PDF:

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@killyourfm It is true. However should you care!? I create a lot of content and projects since 2005 or so. I never ever cared about views or engagement and stuff like that. I focused on what I loved doing. And so far so great. If one loves what they do, then he/she should not care if what they create is popular or not, especially in a society in which what is popular is synonymous with dumb/shocking/retarded.

The problem is this trade-based society we live in, where you trade this for that. And today people trade views/clicks for money or stuff. And so, we wrongly associate those numbers (views/likes/clicks/comments) with value. As if a video that has 5 million views is more valuable than one with 10 views. In truth it is not. It is only more valuable in terms of trades - more views = move people watching those youtube ads, and then you can transform those into money to then buy you a beer or whatever.

So yah, distorted values because of this trade-based nonsense society we live in. I never traded my content (books, videos, websites, etc.) so I was never influenced by such things.

I hope some fact checkers debunk this article. Otherwise, this could severely hurt my pharma stocks...

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A wall of fragrant roses. This is rambling rose, Rosa 'Seagull'. Not only do they smell good, they are alive with the buzzing of bees.

#Plants #Gardening @plants

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@lightweight And this is the typical story of FOSS in public institutions in the last ten years. If you had asked me in the mid 2000s whether FOSS would eventually be the norm within education, health and public institutions generally then I would have said something like "it will take a lot of work, but eventually yes, of course", due to all the usual price, quality and sovereignty arguments. But time has proven that kind of view to be naive. It underestimates the power of lobbying and the very close revolving-door relationship between public institutions and large corporations.

It's not that the people running the institutions are all fools who don't know anything about software (though some are), it's that in the current political economy there is very little difference between the business interests of megacorporations and the "decision makers" in governments. Their interests are closely intertwined.

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