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I'm Roberto, known as Roboron in the cybre-space! I'm from and I'm currently studying Software Engineering.
But IT is not my only passion. I also like and , I like to read and write fiction (I'm writing a science-fiction book!).
I am also the creator of theme github.com/Roboron3042/Cyberpu
I'm and paired happily for 4 years :-)

This is my English-only account! You can interact with me in Spanish in my main account im-in.space/@Roboron

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Here's an overview of major events, new projects, issues and achievements in Fediverse 2019. You'll also find out about one important change on this website!

fediverse.party/en/post/fedive

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In 1998, a programmer who had been working on Y2K fixes started to get anxious because he couldn't believe how pervasive the problem was. He switched from company to company trying to get away from it, but everywhere he went he became regarded as the Y2K expert and immediately became the team lead for that company's Y2K contingencies. He finally had a nervous breakdown, quit his job, and decided he wanted to be knocked unconscious when the Y2K actually came about.

A month before Y2K he was put into an artificial coma and cooled down to a near cryogenic easily sustained long term life support.

Unfortunately the life support notification system had a Y2K bug, and no one revived him for 8000 years.

Finally he was found and revived. He woke up, and saw himself surrounded by lots of glass, light, stainless steel, and tall beautiful people in white robes. He asked if he was in Heaven.

They replied, "No, this is Chicago. Actually but it's a lot like Heaven to someone like you."

"Someone like me?"

"You are from the 20th century. Many of the problems that existed in your lifetime have been solved for thousands of years. There is no hunger and no disease. There is no scarcity, or strife between races and creeds."

"What year is it now?"

"Yeah, about that - it's the year 9,998. You see, the year 10,000 is coming up, and we understand you know something called COBOL?"
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While doing my research on copyleft licenses I discovered the EUPL - European Union Public License.

It is compatible with a bunch of other copyleft licenses and is translated into the 23 EU languages (and checked to be applicable in all EU member states).

It does not have a clause about using EUPL'd software over the network, so I ultimately decided against it, but it seems pretty neat!

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It you have a google account please help with reporting this as harmful and impersonating.

*DO NOT INSTALL* (except if you are a malware researcher 😉)

Fake F-Droid app, please report:
play.google.com/store/apps/det

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Hi Fediverse 👋

we want to propose another alternative, this time to "year 2019" users:

🎆 #2020 🎆

It shall be more open, more easy-to-use and more fun than the previous versions 🎉

2020 was released today, so make sure to give it a try! So we can have a great time enjoying and improving it together. 🙃

Happy New Year Everyone! 🙂

#DecadeUpgrade

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New #PinePhone pictures from TL.

According to TL, the phone will come with a red color 5V-3A USB-A to USB-C cable, no power adapter (you already owned one).

They are preparing to dispatch out the "BraveHeart" PinePhone on January 13, assume PinePhone production goes smooth.

@PINE64

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☝️ If you started a new server for the Spanish community, let me know and I'll give you a shout out.

There's a few basic requirements for it to be listed on joinmastodon.org as well, such as having a backup admin ("bus factor" 😅) and having some basic rules against harassment, so if you pass those as well I'll gladly put your server on joinmastodon.org.

Here those requirements are spelled out:

joinmastodon.org/covenant

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I'd like to fast-forward a couple hundred years, when people will be laughing about antiquated concepts like countries, borders and nationalities.

This? This still feels like the Dark Ages.

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This guy built a functional ARM-based computer, cheap enough to give away as a business card, and functional enough to run Linux.
thirtythreeforty.net/posts/201

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