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So, I hope to use Librem Social in a responsible way: I hope to use it to connect to people. Not to pacify boredom, not to discover new content (though I look forward to finding new folks to follow who have compelling things to share with me). I hope to engage with this network for what it is: a technological tool for me to gather with people, and connect with them in community. I humbly hope if you're reading this that you'll join me in this endeavor. 🙂

Wow, what an awesome night! Let our first discussion through Plummer's 40 Questions on Interpreting the Bible tonight. I had everyone read the first four questions, hoping that will be enough food for thought. We spent all our time (and went late) on the first two questions: what is the , and how is it organized. It's great to be surrounded by such curiosity and wonder at God's Word!

The Librem 5 impacts Linux desktops makeuseof.com/tag/librem-5-pho

1. Adaptive GNOME Apps
2. Desktop-Compatible Mobile Apps
3. Improvements to Upstream Projects
4. More Options for Private Communications
5. Hardware Kill Switches

> “The...first step is to prohibit religious couplets. Then they dismantle crosses and start to implement the ‘four requirements’ by ordering the national flag and ‘core socialist values’ to be placed in churches. Surveillance cameras to monitor believers and religious activities are then installed. The last step is to replace the Ten Commandments with Xi Jinping’s speeches. The Communist Party’s ultimate goal is to ‘become God.’ This is what the devil has always done.”

bitterwinter.org/xi-jinpings-q

The first mention of milk in the Bible.

Genesis 18:8 NET - Abraham then took some curds and milk, - Bible Gateway biblegateway.com/passage/?sear 

> Abraham then took some curds and milk, along with the calf that had been prepared, and placed the food before them. They ate while he was standing near them under a tree.

#Bible #milk #food

Did you know that contributes to several free software projects such as GNOME, wlroots and Debian? We've also made dozens of patches to the kernel (5.2, 5.1, 5.0, 4.20) for the Librem 5 and our other hardware puri.sm/posts/purism-and-the-l

Hello everyone! I will may be getting the Gospel Report running again soon, which is basically where I post headlines about Christian news and such. If anyone would like to help me I would be very greatful.

The current website (I will make a couple adjustments before I publish the new one)
mtiger.xyz/report

I think I've finally realized what is really at the heart of what makes the Stallman situation so interesting to me:

He's been thrown out of the tech community because of his views on sexuality.

We who are Christians are considered to be too puritanical on these matters. But, Stallman is apparently too much. So where's the line? And when will it be so unconscionable to denounce promiscuity that a Christian is forced to resign?

It wasn't long ago that SQLite's Code of Conduct was the Rule...

It's official. Stallman's gone.

It will be quite fascinating to see how the free software community reacts to all this.

Wow, just read the actual remarks RMS made about Epstein that has everyone in an uproar. Nowhere near as objectionable as things he's said in the past. Amazed that only just now people are expressing any sort of shock or concern.

Disclaimer: neither an affirmation nor disavowal of Stallman's views, Selam G.'s views, or anyone else's views. Just a comment on the circumstances.

medium.com/@selamie/remove-ric

Oh geez, the Software Freedom Conservancy is calling for RMS to step down.

I wonder: why didn't they call him to step down back in 2003 when he first said 14 year olds should be free to have sex? Or in 2011 when he said there was nothing wrong with child pornography? 🤔

I'm not buying this faux morality now.

sfconservancy.org/news/2019/se

2/2 Stallman's just being consistent. He follows his premises to their logical conclusions. Do you?

Disclaimer: this neither affirms nor disavows RMS's position or any other on these issues. It is merely a comment on the incongruity that some who claim to be his fans show at this point.

thedailybeast.com/famed-mit-co

2/2 Stallman's just being consistent. He follows his premises to their logical conclusions. Do you?

Disclaimer: this neither affirms nor disavows RMS's position or any other on these issues. It is merely a comment on the incongruity that some who claim to be his fans show at this point.

thedailybeast.com/famed-mit-co

1/2 RMS has been making waves in the news over some recent comments regarding positions he's held for a long time.

Those who regard themselves as fans of the Free Software movement who take issue with Stallman on these points should take a hard look in the mirror and ask themselves if they really do embrace that philosophy after all.

Rent control is a good thing, right? It helps the poor and limits greedy landlords.

Here is an interesting video that explains the consequences of government imposed price controls.

youtube.com/watch?v=vZyeNFTje2

It's almost embarrassing how little attention is paid to Tolkien's faith and how it shaped his fiction. The only ones who seem to pay more than a passing nod to it are Christian readers of Tolkien.

And as far as I know (haven't seen it), the recent biopic didn't help matters much.

Reading Tolkien/LOTR without a conscious awareness of how permeates every page is like kissing the bride with the veil still on.

Would you replace your existing internet provider with a community-based ISP, assuming that you'd (at the very least) keep the same speed? If so/not, why?

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We’ve published a Librem 5 Batch FAQ to answer the community's questions from last week's shipping announcement. We will update the FAQ regularly puri.sm/posts/librem-5-batch-f

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Oh wow. Worse than a few unfollows, I lost my hosting provider over boosting this...

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