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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.
theguardian.com/technology/201

@JonYoder I got a strange look from one of our IT guys once for mentioning LibreOffice. We're all in on Microsoft, too.

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@kde I really like the browser integration idea, but all of your work has been great lately. team rocks!

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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.

--> matthijstijink.nl/static/blog_
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#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.

@JonYoder Thanks for the input. Any particular reason? Just the general time investment it takes to listen to a single album-length piece?

: 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.)

@Rock I suspect it's for much the same reason that people stay on FB: "Everyone I know uses it."

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

@JonYoder That's an awesome project and is definitely in line with something I would like to do. How have things gone so far?

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@JonYoder Working with residential and small businesses would be a nice way to get started and could be really rewarding. I know from a non-business aspect, I've thought about doing something with a local community program showing non-technical people how to do everyday things with open source software.

@JonYoder It depends...maybe if you work for Canonical or Red Hat. Or you could be like Ikey from Solus and build your own DE/distro.

@afterconnery I had been an avid Xfce user until last year. My wife has tried Unity, Xfce and Mate. She's been good with it but was asking why she was the only one in the house running something different.

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