Season 4 - Episode 13: Not That Kind of Blue Shell


WIth extra DM โ€ข Attack on encryption โ€ข 20.04 on XPS โ€ข Plasma goes icons only โ€ข PinePhone CE โ€ข Mint snaps out โ€ข Not a Mac โ€ข Allons-y, Alonso!

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  • Mike: ๐ŸŽฎ Playing BioShock Infinite
  • Shane: I discovered PureRef ๐Ÿ–ผ and I'm making a space station ๐Ÿ›ฐ in Blender
  • Conor: I've been trying out Manjaro KDE ๐Ÿ”ต๐Ÿง on my laptop and quite liking it.


  • US ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Senate ๐Ÿ˜ Republicans ๐ŸฅŠ attack ๐Ÿ”’ encryption ๐Ÿคฏ (via cnet)

  • Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition ๐Ÿ’ป now comes with Ubuntu 20.04 (via 9to5Linux)

  • KDE plasma ๐Ÿ–ฅ changes the window list to icons only by default (via omg! ubuntu!)

  • Pine64 ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ“ฑ announced PinePhone Community Edition (via omg! ubuntu!)

  • Linux Mint ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ“ฆ disables snaps (via ZDNet)

  • Daniel from Elementary on Twitter: "Now that macOS looks like hot garbage I hope people will finally stop saying we look anything like it" ๐Ÿ”ฅโ™ป

    • iOS, now with more Android 7, Mac OS now with more iOS, also ARM ๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ฒ (via The Verge on YouTube)

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