▶ lunarthegrey
▶ matthew_d_green: A photo is a mathematical representation of your face. twitter.com/apple/status/12152
▶ Apple: Face ID only stores a mathematical representation of your face on iPhone, not a photo.
twitter.com/i/web/status/12222

Quand tu essaies de pas être méprisant mais que les circonstances le sont.

The Argument Against Commission: Why Backblaze Pays Sales a Full Salary

Quote: "At Backblaze, our sales team is paid 100% of their salary. Sounds weird, right? Well, we don’t think so. Everyone else in our shop earns a salary based on the market for their skills—and we think our teammates on the sales team should too. Here’s why."

backblaze.com/blog/no-commissi

Services from Google and Facebook may appear to be "free", but there's a greater cost: your personal data and privacy. Thanks to BBC News for recommending ProtonMail as an Gmail alternative which protects your personal information & respects your privacy. bbc.com/news/business-50460712

A recent article on a big tech news site included this phrase:

"[...] Linux phones like the PinePhone, [...]are full of closed-source firmware from non-open components"

We'd like to clear the record: The #PinePhone has two blobs -- neither runs on the main SoC: One loaded to WiFi/BT module, other enclosed within the cell modem. In the modern world of tech, both blobs are unavoidable.

For an overview from someone with deep knowledge of both the PinePhone and Librem 5: tuxphones.com/yet-another-libr

This looks like a cool project.

"The Open Book aims to be a simple device that anyone with a soldering iron can build for themselves. The Open Book should be comprehensible: the reader should be able to look at it and understand, at least in broad strokes, how it works. It should be extensible, so that a reader with different needs can write code and add accessories that make the book work for them."

oddlyspecific.org/book/

#TheOpenBook #OddlySpecific #Arduino

Next time someone asks you what Mastodon is and what you do, just show them this.

Quote: "MNT Reform is an open source Linux laptop 99.9% free of binary blobs, running entirely on open source software. It's developed by Berlin-based MNT Research (@mntmn).

Every single inch of this uniquely positioned notebook has been designed to be as hacker, user, and open source friendly as possible.

It also boasts some seriously unexpected touches, like a mechanical keyboard, a 5-button trackball, and an system-independent OLED display to relay information."
omgubuntu.co.uk/2020/01/mnt-re

#introduction

Hello there, I'm REZ.

I'm a demoscener since 1993, actually member of a group named RAZOR 1911 as coder.

I'm still living in the 80's, that's probably why I love so much big pixels and lowfi musics!

One of my latest work was a software 3D engine running on the lovely PICO-8 fantasy console:

The #PinePhone is now shipping!

"There are a great many aspects of the phone that have been changed, improved upon and polished since the dev phones [...] such as tweaks to the antenna layout, PCB improvements and [...] aesthetical changes. [...] LCD and digitizer are sealed, so there is virtually no gap between the glass and the screen. The LCD used is also pitch black when the device is turned off as opposed to grey-ish or silver."

pine64.org/2020/01/15/pinephon

@tuxdevices is a (very) new website providing news and information about Linux on smartphones in a small, independent blog.

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