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Ocean & Climate Emergency
•Ocean conservation charity petitions for the ocean to be at the centre of UN climate talks
•Almost 100% of the public agree that not enough is being done to tackle the ocean & climate crisis
•96% of the public believe that the UK government needs to take urgent action to tackle the ocean & climate crisis
•79% of respondents want to learn what they can do to help tackle the ocean & climate crisis #climatecrisis #pollution #environment #ecology

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One year on from horrific fires, Australians struggle to rebuild

One year ago, the devastating fires that swept across #Australia killed 33 people, decimating thousands of homes and more than a billion animals. More than 3,000 people lost their properties. Roughly 42 million acres were razed, including rainforests and unique ecosystems, and threatened species were pushed further toward extinction.

#ClimateCrisis #Buschfires

Woodside's giant Burrup Hub gas development is the dirtiest fossil fuel project ever proposed in Australia.
The Government has secretly given approvals for unlimited gas processing & unlimited pollution at the Burrup Hub.

The Conservarion Council of WA urgently needs to raise $200,000 to help cover the costs of running this landmark court case against Australia’s dirtiest fossil fuel development.

Will you join us to defend our climate from the Burrup Hub?

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FSFE, workplace discrimination & abuse 

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#OpenData shows #lightning, not #arson, was the likely cause of most #Victoria'n #bushfires last summer

Fire authorities rejected the arson claims, saying most fires were thought to be caused by lightning.
We dug into open data resources to learn more about the causes of last summer’s bushfires in Victoria, and further test the arson claim:
82% of the fires can be attributed to lightning, 14% to accidents and 1% to burning off. Only 4% can be attributed to arson.

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The General Purpose Computer In Your Pocket

"What makes the Librem 5 special is that it reclaims the full potential of what phones should have been all along: a general-purpose computer in your pocket under your control."

Learn more:

I just watched David Attenborough's A Life on our Planet. A very good look over his and our natural world's life and what our future could be. Worth the watch. 😁
Currently in Netflix.

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GNOME Asia 2020 registration is now open! This year's summit will be held on November 24-26 all online.

You can sign up for this free event here:

#GNOMEAsia #Conference #opensource

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It turns out that the reason free, open source messengers suck on iOS is that #Apple force-closes background applications unless you pay them for the privilege - which is why proprietary applications like WhatsApp, Discord and Facebook Messenger work just fine.

This means small and free actors are banned from participating.

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GNOME Asia 2020 Call for Proposals is now open!

This year's summit will be held remotely, Nov 24-26, and we're looking for speakers. All submissions are due by Sept 25, see our news feature for topic ideas and details on where to submit!

#gnomeasia #opensource #GNOME

I'm in, are you?
Let's change the $63 Trillion consumer market to support the Poor.

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Handibox is an accessibility tool that will allow Human-Computer interaction with people who have some degree of motor disability. Through #Handibox, users can carry out elementary activities such as using the Internet, writing emails, and more!

The team, Alejandro, Fabio, and Matias, seeks to integrate with other #accessibility applications in GNOME and are looking for guidance from the accessibility team. They also need community help precompiling libraries like dlib. #GNOMEChallenge

Current 'security measures' and 'best practises' do not classify privacy as an issue and treat users like children. Creating prisons for us.

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Can we please, please – PLEASE! not make the nonsensical US date format month/day/year the default in applications? 🤦‍♂️


And to all users of that format: it makes no sense, it's counter-intuitive, it makes collaboration frustrating, it introduces inconsistencies and errors... Just stop. Please. Use international standards.
(And don't get me started on your other units of weights, volumes and distances. Bloody hell.)

Boost if I'm right.

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for Creatives Part 1: Music Production with the

"In 2020, there is a free software equivalent for every mainstream commercial program on the market today."

The first in a three-part series on PureOS for Creatives by our guest blogger, Tre Scranton

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Stop Bad Laws Before They Start

With everything else going on this summer, you might be forgiven for not keeping abreast of new proposed regulatory frameworks, but if you’re interested in software-defined radio (SDR) or even reflashing your WiFi router,…

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The #GUADEC fun doesn't end with the sessions, we have social events and activities too! Take a look at what we've got planned:
#GUADEC #OpenSource #FOSS

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Surveillance capitalism is the same as climate change, but for data:

- Some people have been warning about its consequences for years
- Most people don't care because they don't feel concerned, they can't see it affecting them
- A few companies are making a lot of damage with the help of governments
- When we will face the consequences it will be too late
- We can still do something about it, and the sooner the better

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An analysis of the Zoom #privacy policy and all that's wrong with it:
In short: better don't use this for anything sensitive and don't make other people install the Zoom app - ever.

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