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How time flies! Nine years ago, The Document Foundation was registered in Berlin as the non-profit home of LibreOffice. A huge thanks to all our members, contributors and supporters over the years – you've helped our projects achieve awesome things! 🙂👍

Why do the Germans leave the original sound on when they do voice over translations on TV news?

You know how it's in the background with a lower volume? It drives me crazy.

Instead of listening to the German translation I try really hard to hear the original English, but it's impossible. 😠

They seem to have some issues with the law over there in USA. :flan_book:

Only 23 states allow the sale of kWh. In the rest they must charge per minute. :flan_facepalm:

Luckily it should be easy to change those laws - unless the fossil fuel lobby makes it difficult. 🙄

It's a good map on this website of the network and the kWh states.

Three charging networks:
1. Ionity - all EU carmakers together.
2. Tesla -
3. Electrify America - aha, what's this? Owned by Volkswagen.

Is #3 the main competitor to Tesla chargers in USA? Looks like it has built about 500 charging stations and Tesla is at 1000. (after a quick look at Wikipedia. Didn't check year or anything)

This so much better than the silly "flight shame".

They are going to make sustainable aviation fuel from:

✳️ Wind (electricity)
✳️ Water (H2)
✳️ Air (CO2)

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Twitter is testing community fact checking. The example Tweet in that article is almost too real.

Crazy how people these days go out and demonstrate for and against similar things. (virus is not real, 5G masts are bad, Santa is real and so on). Here's the example:

""Whales are not real. They are government funded surveillance robots meant to take over the oceans. If Humans (land mammals) can't drink sea water (just try it) how can whales or dolphins stay hydrated?"

We're looking forward to USA joining the Paris agreement again.

You know the Flintstones car, and you know paddle boats. 🤔

What if we take parts from two electrical bicycles and build a car around them?

The perfect city car, not stone age, but close enough to feel like a cave person while driving. 🦴💪🤠

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The team behind "Riot" renamed their messenger to "Element" last year.
- pretty good move

I believe that better social apps could drastically reduce the mis- and disinformation problem.

Federation of social apps open up for innovation and testing of different approaches.

I was a bit on Twitter yesterday, during the riot on Capitol hill.

To me it looked like misinformation and disinformation was spreading fast. The trending hashtags seem to amplify this. Perhaps the algorithm too.

Imagine if all people was on Mastodon and Twitter didn't exist, would the misinformation problem be just as big?

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Mastodon also has the ability to add image descriptions to your media posts, and we highly recommend you add them whenever possible.

When you upload an image, simply click the "Edit" button to be able to change its crop and add a description. It doesn't have to be too detailed, even a single sentence to get the idea across is helpful.

This goes a long way to helping make our community more accessible to folks who use screen readers. :bowie_stardust:

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Make this the social experience *you* want! :bear_hugs:

What is that ‽
- an interrobang

The combination of ! and ?
It's cool, but probably worse than !? when you look at it closely 🧐

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