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Question to the privacy-conscious tech-savvy part of the fediverse. Which browser would you recommend as Google Chrome replacement that: automatically installs latest updates, has built-in or at least possible to install adblocker, got some sort of KeePass integration (I'm trying it out as new password manager rn), has both Windows and Android version and allows for synch of bookmarks between them? I'm looking for alternative options to switch to.

#googlechrome #chrome #google

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OPEN SOURCE, EXPERIMENTAL, AND TINY TOOLS ROUNDUP

tinytools.directory/

"This is a list of small, free, or experimental tools that might be useful in building your game / website / interactive project. Although I’ve included ‘standards’, this list has a focus on artful tools and toys that are as fun to use as they are functional.

The goal of this list is to enable making entirely outside of closed production ecosystems or walled software gardens."

#resources #gamedev #web #art #tools

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**Will this solve the mystery of the expansion of the universe?**

"Physicists' new proposal that a new type of extra dark energy is involved is highlighted in scientific journal."

sciencedaily.com/releases/2021

#science #news #bot

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**New search engine for single cell atlases**

"A new software tool allows researchers to quickly query datasets generated from single-cell sequencing. Users can identify which cell types any combination of genes are active in. The open-access 'scfind' software enables swift analysis of multiple datasets containing millions of cells by a wide range of users, o…"

sciencedaily.com/releases/2021

#science #news #bot

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**Fluorescent nanodiamonds successfully injected into living cells**

"As odd as it sounds, many scientists have attempted to place extremely small diamonds inside living cells. Why? Because nanodiamonds are consistently bright and can give us unique knowledge about the inner life of cells over a long time. Now physics researchers have succeeded in injecting a…"

sciencedaily.com/releases/2021

#science #news #bot

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If you use SpiderOak Encryptr for your passwords, the service will be shutting down tomorrow. (4th March 2021)
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(The app does not tell you about this, you just have to have been lucky enough to find out about it like i was today. ffs.)

If you use it, follow these steps right now to get your data saved.

spideroak.com/encryptr/

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Is there someplace I could upload digital files (pdfs in this case of a pretty simple planner I got around to designing) and people could download for free or pay what they wanted?

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

PRE 👏 TTY 👏 PLEASE

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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Remember how Facebook lied about how many people were watching videos, encouraged a bunch of publishers to pivot to video production, and hence bankrupted them?

Turns out Facebook also lied about many people you could reach with their advertising platform.
twitter.com/MsHannahMurphy/sta

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I'll be facilitating a participative workshop next week about different flavors of design. What's the difference btw a UX, UI Designer, Product Designer? What does an Illustrator do? What UX researcher, CX designer, UX writer?
Come with your questions ☺️
linkedin.com/events/differentf

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New update: LibreOffice 7.1.1 is now available, with over 90 bugfixes and compatibility improvements. Many thanks to our worldwide community and certified developers for their work on it! Learn more and download: blog.documentfoundation.org/bl

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Google says it won’t use technologies that track you across multiple websites in the future. The question that remains is: Is Google to change its practices because they respect your privacy or to prevent stricter regulation from governments?
wsj.com/articles/google-to-sto

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Give software suggestions please 

On a co-op under construction we need to find a solution for collaborative working, most importantly document editing.

So far we've used Nextcloud, but there are members who dislike using it so strongly that they want to switch away from it or they quit the project.

And then there are members (me included) who don't want unethical services like Google Docs or MS Office, or we quit the project.

What's there on the middle ground?

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I've missed you too, C. peregrina! Although we'd kitted out for a long #techdiving session in Zurrieq (scooters, travel gas, deco gas), the waves said NO. So we tucked tail and instead filth-dove a harbour wreck (the Margit, Kalkara creek). Which suits me fine---the harbour's always rich with macro life! #weloveslug

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Best practices for designing an effective user interface

Double Eleven's Edd Coates shares the essential components to designing accessible and effective UI for video games

gamesindustry.biz/articles/202

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MIT Press starts a "Direct to Open" program. Libraries that would normally buy their books are asked to contribute to make new books available to the world as #OpenAcces. As a thank-you they get access to the MIT backlist with 2,300 titles.
direct.mit.edu/books/pages/dir
reddit.com/r/Open_Science/comm

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