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Alexa recorded a couple's private conversation and sent it to a random contact.

Amazon said it's "an extremely rare occurrence."

Get this thing out of your home, folks.

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Dear free and open source community,

I want you to recommend projects that welcome people that never contributed to FOSS before. I am planning to do a workshop this year to encourage people to make their first contributions. What I need:

- A page explaining how they could contribute.
- General recommendations and documentation.
- Where they can contact people involved in such projects in case they have questions.

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KDE Connect, a project to communicate across all your devices on Linux desktop, gets Bluetooth support!

For example, with KDE Connect you can receive your phone notifications on your desktop computer, control music playing on your desktop from your phone, or use your phone as a remote control for your desktop.

#KDEConnect #KDE #desktop #mobile #control #Bluetooth #Linux

So I thought my timeline just wasn't working right. It turns out quite a few of the people I follow essentially disappeared from . Maybe the initial novelty wore off for them. on the other hand got a bit of a boost from the whole thing. I like both for different reasons...I do need to post more often though.

: For anyone into or , do you prefer pieces (45+ minutes) or albums of shorter tracks? (Trying to decide what direction to take the next album for my project of 18 years.)

Really liking what I'm seeing with 18.04 Beta 2. I tried the minimal install option on an old 32bit laptop. With the exception of some lag in Discover, the performance is pretty good. I'm looking forward to this running this on my newer systems. LTS Plasma + LTS Qt + LTS Ubuntu = ❤️

I'm looking to put together a local program for (primarily) non-technical people. Things like teaching people how to use software at educational events, having installation parties, accepting old hardware to repurpose and donate, etc. Does anyone with experience doing such things have any advice on getting started?

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"You can ditch Facebook. It's OK. You will survive. And not only will you get through it, but your life will get better."

-- Douglas Rushkoff

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Switching my wife's computer over to KDE Neon today. She had been having problems with her Manjaro Mate installaton. (Not saying it's the distro's fault; could be her hardware not playing nicely.)

Now that I'm in Land, I gotta admit the upcoming 18.04 has a certain level of attractiveness with the LTS triumvirate of , and . I certainly have some use cases for that type of stability anyway.

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Plasma Mobile can now be run on @Purism 's Librem 5 prototype hardware. Screen, log in, signal strength all work.

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Flare 1.0 has finally been released!

Flare is an OPEN SOURCE, 2D action role playing game licensed under the GPL3 license.

Its game play can be likened to the games like the Diablo or Torchlight series.

Have fun with truly free gaming on this one.

Game play video through here -->

#gaming #Linux #OpenSource #RPG #action #Diablo #Flare

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The in NW Pennsylvania is quite beautiful this morning. Seemed a shame to ruin the peaceful silence by starting my car.

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I've been scratching this itch for a few days now...and I gotta say I like it. I feel a bit like I'm cheating on though.

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Generalistic and moderated instance.