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North Carolina cheerleaders warned for pro-Trump display https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-49733068


Surely cheerleading should not be political. Then again look at what happened with the refusal to stand for the anthem.



[CentOS-announce] Release for CentOS Linux 7 (1908) on the x86_64 Architecture




Getting paid for Free Software is a sometimes difficult. E.g. I have decided to work 20% less on my day-job in order to be able to write the Linux Course. For this time I don't get paid and this money is literally missing in our pockets. It is important that you help with a donation https://liberapay.com/Linux-Kurs - also little amounts count!




Why would anyone do that?

There are tools that I’ve used occasionally for many years that I’ve just started to appreciate lately. “Oh, that’s why they did that.”

When you see something that looks poorly designed, don’t just exclaim “Why would anyone do that?!” but ask sincerely “Why would someone do that?” There’s probably a good reason, or at least there was a good reason at the time.

If something has lasted a long time and has a lot of users, the designers must have done something right. Their choices made sense in some context. Maybe it wasn’t designed for you and your needs. Maybe you’re not using it as intended. Maybe the design made sense at the time but the world has since changed.

Technologists are bad at conveying motivation. We document, or reverse engineer, the what, but the why is much harder to come by. It’s not something people like to talk about.


https://www.johndcook.com/blog/2019/09/17/why-would-anyone-do-that/




#drm killing #Literature



Software Freedom Day 2019 Saturday 21st September is Software freedom day. To learn more about software freedom you can visit…

http://zleap.net/software-freedom-day-2019/




Free software foundation video


Free software foundation video

I just tried to find the fsf free software user liberation video ready for Software Freedom day on Saturday, I can only find this on Youtube, Would it be possible for the @Free Software Foundation to share on services such as @peertube please, so that we can share, but also share externally via a privacy friendly source.

May look good otherwise you are using a non free service to host a video to raise awareness of free software. Sharing on peertube raises awareness of privacy friendly alternatives.

Just a thought.
@Free Software Foundation #fediverse #freesoftwarefoundation #fsf #userliberation #video #youtube
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This is a demonstration of pwm motor control to measure the speed of a running motor. This can be used to keep 2 motor speeds in sync so a robot can move in a straight line.

https://diode.zone/videos/watch/5194feba-a5bc-4225-b257-f63e221da21b[/share]




NEW THE RANGE STORE PAIGNTON


NEW THE RANGE STORE PAIGNTON

Looks like the new store based near the college is Opening on the 27th September 2019.

https://www.openingtimesin.uk/the-range-paignton
#27092019 #NEW #OPENING #RETAIL #SHOPS PAIGNTON





SOUTH DEVON TECH JAM


Starts: Saturday October 12, 2019 @ 11:00 AM


Finishes: Saturday October 12, 2019 @ 3:00 PM


As per information on the sdtj profile.

Cost £2 donation


Location: Paignton Library and Information Centre
Great Western Road
Paignton
Devon
TQ4 5AG








SOUTH DEVON TECH JAM


Starts: Saturday October 12, 2019 @ 11:00 AM


Finishes: Saturday October 12, 2019 @ 3:00 PM


As per information on the sdtj profile.

Cost £2 donation


Location: Paignton Library and Information Centre
Great Western Road
Paignton
Devon
TQ4 5AG





I have uploaded a video to peertube for the PWM motor controller, at the time of writing this, it is still transcoding. So once done, hopefully I can post link.



Microsoft Targets GNU/Linux Advocates With Phony Charm Offensives and Fake 'Love'