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invited community members for a meetup on 2nd November to discuss our expectations from them.

We have collected notes from the meetup here

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Look at as a replacement to . It is decentralized similar to but suited for private conversations and groups with end to end encryption for assured It is powered by protocol and two instances are manged by Indians and

I don't care much about your political ideology, leaning or correctness. If you are proud, unkind, greedy, unwilling to learn or resort to violence you are very likely to replace the oppressors and not end oppression.
Solidarity and bitterness never intersect. One would either learn to be compassionate or fall prey to Bakunin's prophecy.


In this unusual war-like pandemic situation, the best way out is to declare an ACADEMIC ZERO YEAR and focus on skill-building for all our students (online)

Language improvement
Basic maths improvement
General knowledge
Fun and quizzes

Prepare for June 2021, from now.



4. Even privileged students cannot take the online pressure beyond a point.

5. Hard subjects like engineering, technology, pharmacy cannot be taught online, without practicals.

6. Teachers are suffering as they're being paid far less than usual, while student fees are unchanged



1. To run online, massive investments in laptops and internet connections need to be made for crores of less privileged families. Who will do it?

2. Most Teachers don't know how to handle serious academics online. Who'll teach them?

3. Parents are hard-pressed for funds.





Dear Government of India

With full confidence, please declare 2020 as a ZERO ACADEMIC YEAR.

A bold decision will go a long way in de-stressing crores of students.

Schools and Colleges CANNOT run online. It's futile and counter-productive beyond a few weeks.



Judiciary these days miss judges like him.


Today is the 108th Birth Anniversary of Legendary Justice HR Khanna


in capitalist tech: massive user growth ---> lots of money (funding) available --> pay fancy people to do fancy scaling things

in community project: massive user growth ---> aaaah everything is really chaotic now, there are loads of tasks that nobody wants to (or can) do... it's like actual work!! I thought this was meant to be fun...

the solution to me is to scale out, not up, federate don't grow. but still, people seem more focused on big ideas that need to scale up to be successful.

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Private DNS using Quad9 on Android 9 • Quad 9

DNS-over-TLS is something Quad9 has supported since our launch almost a year ago. It supports private and secure DNS communications.

Think in another way : can every murder accused take the defence of insanity?

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Not sure if custodial violence is a mental health issue. It's more of an issue of lack of accountability and culture of impunity. By characterizing it as a mental health issue, a systemic problem is being reduced to a personal problem.


'Can't Lose Any More Bennicks & Jayarajs To Violence': Madras HC Directs State To Continue Police Mental Health Programme


DuckDuckGo block covered in Malayalam media.

ഒരു തരത്തിൽ ഡക്ക് ഡക്ക് ഗോ കുറച്ചു കൂടി ആളുകൾ അറിയാൻ ഇത് സഹായിച്ചു.

ആൻഡ്രോയ്ഡിലെ Private DNS വിദ്യ കൂടി ആളുകൾ പഠിച്ചാൽ വളരെ നല്ലത്.

Settings -> Network and Internet -> Advanced -> Private DNS എന്നതിൽ അവസാനത്തേതു് തെരഞ്ഞെടുത്തു് കൊടുത്താൽ മതി.

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I spoke to @pranesh for #CyberDemocracy podcast about the blocking of chinese mobile applications and the history of #69A of IT act. We spoke about how secretive this process of banning websites, apps is and issues of geopolitics and rule of law.

"We have recently released open source speech recognition library #Vosk 9 for Android ... It doesn’t require internet connection and Google services ... Supports 9 languages - English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Russian, Turkish, Vietnamese. More to come."


If you are good in C++, here is an interesting feature for you to work on: Bring in support for complex script rendering in @KodiTV. and for a little bit of context.

#kodi #help #programming #cpp #rendering #malayalam #harfbuzz
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I so want to use @KodiTV , but the inability to render Indian language fonts properly i…

@praveen I presume this is why nobody else responds when I ask them wtf. They don't actually agree with the opposition's sabre rattling. And they agree indeed that it is an insane barbaric and moronic argument to raise. But it is the duty of the opposition to oppose and when it came to anti-Muslim actions like repeal of 370, surgical strikes. Nobody opposed. Fair enough but Modi-ji if he continues to show restraint in military action is at last showing some statesmanship. @anivar

@praveen Odd thing about language. What used to happen if I was in a new State and some chap wanted to talk to me in hindi. I'd start of with a few words in Tamil or if I thought he might know Tamil in Meiteilon and then we'd agree to speak in English no problems. Although there was this one Station manager in Bangalore having a bad day who kept repeating no Hindi no English only Kannada. I feel him.

@praveen When I first came to India the SC was one of the last institutions in which most people still had faith. It lost that faith before Modi took over. That's the problem with granting custody of the constitution of the people to a handful of fat arsed brahmins.

സിനിമകളിലടക്കം, പൊലീസ് അതിക്രമങ്ങള്‍ക്ക് നാം നല്‍കിയ സ്വീകാര്യതകളുടെ ഇരകളാണ് കൊല്ലപ്പെട്ട ആ അച്ഛനും മകനും | DoolNews

ഡിഎംകെയാണു് ഭരിയ്ക്കുന്നതെങ്കിൽ ഇതേ പ്രതികരണം ഇവരിൽ നിന്നുണ്ടാകുമോ? സ്വന്തം പാർട്ടി ഭരിക്കുമ്പോഴും ഇതേ രോഷം ഉണ്ടെങ്കിൽ മാത്രമേ ഇതു് genuine ആണെന്ന് പറയാനാകൂ. പ്രതിപക്ഷത്തിരിക്കുമ്പോൾ മാത്രം വരുന്ന രോഷം ഒരിക്കലും ശാശ്വത പരിഹാരമാവില്ല.

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