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I've been lately researching tools to output 3d maps from to an actual self hosted map service

"In fact, Primary Keys on appropriate Columns.."

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As far as I understood the Bluetooth IPS spec, it uses standard beacons and in the broadcast payload it includes accurate coordinates to the beacon so any client can estimate their location accurately without GNSS. Such an simple solution which could greatly improve the usability of indoor navigation - such shame that current smartphone os providers don't see it as useful

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So if you wish to improve indoor positioning at your location, there's no way to let everyone enjoy the improved accuracy unless they install your app and you have to have your own app, you can't just upload your floor plan to OpenStreetMap

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Apparently there's no way to build an indoor positioning system with either wifi or bluetooth without also creating your own app.

WiFi Round Trip Time (RTT) aka. 802.11mc is supported on Android only and you have to have wifi access point from Google

Bluetooth Indoor Positioning Service (IPS) specification has no mentioned support on any platform

In Canada car thieves are attaching Apple Air Tags to cars they like. They then track those cars until they have a convenient place and time to steal it.

To see if an Air Tag is "following" you, there is the app AirGuard on Fdroid.

With your comments and help we managed convince Finnish student union representatives so that SYL (National Union of University Students in Finland) as an organization will study the concepts of free software!

I am very hopeful that they find it beneficial to students and begin to promote the practises to other organizations like the Ministry of Education and Culture which they regularly meet with

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"GitHub being passive aggressive.."

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We filed a lawsuit today against Vizio because they fail to fulfill even the basic requirements of the #GPL. You can check out the complete materials here:

Has anyone done analysis on

Why is Vietnam the most popular country?

And from the 667K active Vietnamese LineageOS users, why are most of them running it on a Xiaomi Mi A1?

The numbers are so huge that there has to be some reason.

The main reason I am interested in Fairphone 4 isn’t the ”Fairness” of the physical product, but the ability to install any OS you wish

Ability to unlock your bootloader seems extremely rare feature nowadays. It even doesn’t brick your camera like Samsung does if you decide to unlock it!

Telegram is NOT open source/FOSS. Stop endorsing it as an (open source) alternative to WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger.

Thank you everyone for your insanely awesome support, without it I wouldn't been able to write the comment! 🤩 The message was written in Finnish so I used machine translation and light proofreading to add the results in English here:

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So far I have heard that ”it isn’t necessary to know linux if you are just an programmer”, that is the response I got last time when I asked, but now they are designing a new curriculum so there is real possibility of getting it back.

My computer science student organization allowed me to use their official channels for this so it seems even more possible to achieve something

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Mastodon instance monetized using web monetization protocol (optional) which is privacy respecting way of funding sustainable internet services. From Finland, for English and/or Finnish speaking users.