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There's a small chance this is one of the biggest findings in scientific history: turns out there's things that look surprisingly like tiny fungal puffballs on Mars, and they seem to grow.

Also, there seems to be something that looks like fungal growths on on rovers. Which as the authors' point out, could easily be contamination from earth. Even that would be a finding with huge implications: life growing on another planet. Sure, life we introduced. But still!
researchgate.net/publication/3

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I have just organized part of my bookmarks on criticism of crypto currencies (mostly environmental, but not only).

Help yourself for basic FUD !

start.me/p/DP4xr8/crypto-lucid

Darn, the delete and re-draft feature isn't as handy as the edit feature on most I.M. apps; They have spoiled us.

Well, I'll have to live with the spelling errors. Hello, !

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Herzlich willkommen auf Mastodon @unihohenheim @Umweltministerium

Gutes Zeichen für eine datenschutzkonforme digitale Kommunikation: Die ersten beiden öffentlichen Stellen in #bawü haben bei uns einen Account eingerichtet.

Wir öffnen nach und nach die Instanz, andere öffentliche Stellen können es dem Umweltministerium BaWü und der Uni Hohenheim nachmachen!

#Datenschutz und #Digitalisierung gehören zusammen - und funktionieren zusammen 👍

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It's official: the @opensuse community has transitioned from the beta phase of #openSUSE Leap 15.3 to the Release Candidate phase. A big thank you to all the developers, #opensource contributors and #community members who have helped us get to this point. news.opensuse.org/2021/04/28/o

Somebody please stop the planet, I want to get off at the next station:

> support JavaScript embedded in PDF files

mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/88.0

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Majority of the European Parliament welcomes the Commission's intention to oblige e-mail, messaging and chat providers to search all private messages for allegedly illegal material and report to the police (#chatcontrol) by 580:76:37.

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@rysiek @nintendh03s It's interesting to also note that #CloudFlare claims in their FaQ that "you don't have to" trust them: web.archive.org/web/2018092600 Yet they see all HTTPS traffic in the clear. So the fact that they lie about the need for trust is in itself cause for distrust.

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#CalyxOS beim Ausliefern des #Android Sicherheits-Updates für März mal wieder schneller als die meisten anderen großen Hersteller.
#FreeYourAndroid #FreeSoftware

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A thought-provoking article by a person that ditched his social media and even smartphone. He found a lot of happiness in it. alvarez.gumroad.com/l/living-l

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"10 Years of Open-Source Visualization" by Mike Bostock observablehq.com/@mbostock/10-

Lots of wisdom in here, especially around how to interact with the community as an open-source maintainer.

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Today is the day to move to @opensuse Leap 15.2 if you are still running #Leap 15.1. The life cycle of #security and #maintenance for the point release of Leap 15.1 has ended. We hope this release brought you 620 days of happiness. software.opensuse.org/distribu kamarada.github.io/en/2021/01/

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The results from the @opensuse end of year survey provided several insightful facts like the last operating system people used before deploying #openSUSE. More details about the survey can be found at news.opensuse.org/2021/01/07/o

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The #PinePhone modem (yes, the modem) can now run Linux kernel 5.10 ( @postmarketOS )... we're sure many of you know where this is heading :)
Massive thanks to biktorgj, konradybcio and others.

In Transformers, they've used Dark Matter Drives and it seems that Dark Matter might not exist after all. So, does that mean that Transformers aren't real? What next? Santa?

phys.org/news/2020-12-unique-g

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