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Gender is a lot like operating systems. People always assume you use one of the two big proprietary ones and if you don't, you're gonna have to deal with a lot of confusion and compatibility issues. On the plus side you get a lot more customisability and don't have to care about bullshit policies of the proprietary options.

I never get tired of posting my phone running on the latest stable kernel. Props to @purism for doing all the hard work to maintain the #librem5 kernel and making it easy for @mobian to use it!

Currently internally debating whether I'll attend #37C3. Since #COVID my endurance dumped: Before I was able to run 25km without prior training, now I'm gasping after 5. I cannot do *any* strength/core training without carefully tracking my heart beats.

I do recommend everyone who hasn't been at any Congress to visit if they can, it's an incredible experience. But I had my share of Chaos events this year already and the a) non-existence of any precautions b) the statement of unwillingness to go beyond what's required by law (since when do we care about *that*?), combined with c) the IMHO *disgusting* phrasing on the announcement taking the cherry on the top, only solidified by the comments of orga related people really makes me question going there.

I do understand that it's difficult to mandate masks and I can accept a decision based on this rationale if communicated that way. One could formulate the social goal of reducing infections despite the difficulties. But instead everything is shifted to the individual's responsibility, a weird "libertarian" idea for which I only have utter contempt. There are people worse off than me who need to rely on us behaving properly.

Masks don't hurt. But they're effective.

Designing algorithms to return definitive results and then getting duped by conspiracy theorists is embarrassing; doing the same and getting pwned by the hapless stupidity of large language models is malpractice.

IMO this is not simply a matter of Google's algorithms being no good. What's going on here is that Google is playing a losing game by trying to extract true information from the web algorithmically. Why would Google choose to play a game it could only lose?

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today's mission: turn on as many of our cellphones as possible to see just how comprehensive the emergency broadcast test is

@JshKlsn I agree phones would be better if thicker because call me weird my @purism Librem 5 is thick and out of all my phones feels oddly the most comfortable

#Google is trying again to convince you, YES YOU, to contribute for free to Google Maps.
Please don't.
It is 100% #proprietary, Google has full control over the data you added and people can only access Google Maps over proprietary channels where Google dictates the rules. This gives them too much power.

Contribute to #OpenStreetMap instead, it's a project by the community, for the community.

#OSM #GoogleMaps #PSA #scam #capitalism #OpenData

My old #n900 booting the mainline kernel on #postmarketOS, installed on a 1TB SD card.

When this came out, flash memory was $1620/TB [1], and a 32GB SD card was *huge*. I don't think anyone expected to install a 1TB card in one. A lot can be said for maintaining backwards compatibility!


hello little guy! Thanks for calmly posing and letting me move my within just a few cm!

We are happy to announce the release of #LibrePCB 1.0! New features include:

- 3D viewer & STEP export
- MPN management & assembly variants
- Unified production data files generator
- Thermal relief pads
- Keepout zones
- Custom pad shapes
...and much more!

Check out the release notes:

#EDA #CAD #PCB #Electronics #FOSS #OpenSource #3D #KiCAD #Eagle

That said, you don't need huge powerful but complex tools like or to make your photos look better. Imagine a simple to use app that lets you do basic stuff on the phone, like white balance or contrast correction, which could then take its time exporting at full res with all the heavy noise reduction algos without annoying the user while taking photos.

Does that sound like something you'd like to work on? 😁

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For practical reasons, photos that you are processed into JPEGs with lower quality than what the camera can do. There are some (complex) ways in which this processing could be made faster and therefore cram more pixels and algorithms that make things prettier, but meanwhile...

Each photo you take is stored as both raw DNG and processed JPG - so you can go back to raw data and retroactively gain quality. See for an example.


@julianfairfax @deedend @devrtz @purism

Linux wasn't a "desktop" platform to begin with either so that argument doesn't make sense.

Linux is what we make out of it by contributing to the solution. The Linux kernel has the capability to run well on mobile. We have mobile shells and adaptive toolkits and devices that can run them well. We need to continue to grow the app ecosystem and work on infrastructure bits sure but this very thread proves that this is happening at a nice pace.

@agx @deedend @devrtz @purism
I have been daily driving mine since February of this year. Before that, I daily drove the PPP for a year and before that I daily drove the PP for a year.
The was a major step up in quality and usability from day one. I loved my pinephones, but I don't think that I could go back to them.

@deedend @devrtz @purism I encourage everyone to try PureOS on the Librem 5 to judge daily usability of the Librem 5 and if it's "the time yet".

One shouldn't draw that conclusion by looking at other devices (running other distros).

A single missing one line line patch or broken driver can considerably mess up daily usability.

why do people do this??? do you get whipped on your back for every issue open on your repo when working at Microsoft or what

@linmob @s31bz @bradlinder Yeah, the #librem5 is the one phone that most mobian developers currently recommend and use. Both purism and mobian devs are quite active with migrating things into @debian proper. We are aware of the price tag, but would like to reiterate that this actually includes salaries for mobile Linux developers.

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