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Decode QR codes by hand? Yes, you can!

Decode QR codes by hand? Yes, you can!

I'm sure everyone knows QR codes - those little square boxes with the black and white squares that can only be decoded with a smartphone and the appropriate software.

But can this also be done by hand? In other words, without technical aids? And surprisingly, according to a recent article in the IT news magazine Golem.de, this is possible via reports a net findwhich I found quite interesting and would like to share here so that people who are interested in the topic can link to it. Since the topic is quite complex, and a developer has already done this very well, I have the Original page with the instructions linked.

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Why I sometimes deactivate ad blockers

Why I sometimes deactivate ad blockers

Advertising, who doesn't know it, sometimes annoying, sometimes too personal, and then often slowing down the page. Ad blockers help.

Adblocker plugins have reduced advertising on the internet for many people, but you can still find ads. But why is this actually important?

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No shopping cart without an app?

No shopping cart without an app?

As a person who mainly earns his living digitally, it is almost impossible for me to work without the Internet today, but the more we develop in the direction of an increasingly digitalized society, the more I notice the side effects, false realities of wealth, Unfulfillable demands when choosing a partner on Tindereveryone wants a job in the digital have, even if it is not needed, not to mention AI.

A few weeks ago, Heise Online published an article reporting on how the Food discounter Nettothe evolution of the shopping cart. It will no longer be unlocked with a coin or plastic clip, but with an app. Continue reading →

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Digital Services Act (DSA): a step towards the introduction of an EU Ministry of Truth

The EU has passed two laws, the so-called Digital Services Act (DSA) and the Digital Market Act (DMA), to combat fake news and disinformation and provide more consumer protection. These laws allow major platforms such as Google and Facebook to be monitored more closely and delete dangerous content. However, they also give the EU Commission more control over the media and the exchange of information on the Internet.

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These 2 robotics companies are the future

These 2 robotics companies are the future

As a technology enthusiastic developer, I also follow the world of robotics or technological cybernetics a la android development as we know it medially today.

In this post, I name the companies in which I see great potential and in which I would personally invest as soon as an option to do so presents itself.

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Smart Battery Management for Linux - Finally!

I've been using Linux for a long time in parallel to my Windows work environment, because I have more and faster solutions with Windows. Nevertheless, Linux is not bad because of that.

A problem that has always bothered me with Linux on the notebook, the poorly implemented solutions for battery management. With the new GNOME tool, this should now change and save the battery, which would be great in any case, because so even older notebooks that lead a second life with Linux, also get a long shelf life. Because it is not good to always charge lithium batteries to 100% and rather keep them between 20-80%, so the battery lasts longer, this is due to the chemistry in the battery.

Definitely worth times the Battery Health Charging Extension for GNOME to try out.

 

Click here for the article from Linuxundich.de

Battery Health Charging: Optimize battery life under GNOME

 

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Paywalls: Artificial intelligence threatens the free Internet

Why you'll soon see paywalls everywhere

The Internet was once a place of limitless freedom, where we could click through countless websites undisturbed. But this era may soon be a thing of the past, because a menacing force called artificial intelligence (AI) has opened the battle for the free Internet.

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The war that never was - when AI fantasizes images that don't exist

The war that never was - when AI fantasizes images that do not exist

Recently I came across an article by interestingengineering.com where it was about AI being able to create images that don't exist, while it might still be amusing to see how Trump arrested by police becomes, or the Pope on fashion icon AI can or could be used to create images that do not exist in a context that is dangerous for everyone. Images of uprisings, armed conflicts and catastrophes.

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