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07.31.08

IRC: #boycottnovell @ FreeNode: July 30th, 2008

Posted in IRC Logs at 3:43 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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schestowitz China censors the Olympics, Microsoft puts DRM in it… Internet censorship plagues journalists at Olympics Jul 30 08:31
schestowitz http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10002… Lovely! Jul 30 08:31
PetoKraus ehm, fucktards. Jul 30 08:36
schestowitz It’s getting to be the same elsewhere in pseudo-democratic (corpocratic) nations. Jul 30 08:37
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kentma1 schestowitz: just sent you an email – it’s an obituary to Joe Barr I wrote in cola, but it was quite good, so I thought you might be able to find space for it on your site. Jul 30 10:05
schestowitz Just responded seconds ago. Jul 30 10:15
schestowitz “That’s an excellent piece. And yes, I’d love to share it. I assume the subject line makes a good title? Do you want attribution? Jul 30 10:16
kentma1 replied to the email with a yes on both counts :-) Jul 30 10:34
schestowitz You know..? I now remember that sort of polite confrontation from Digg… Jul 30 10:42
kentma1 you mean about debating points? Jul 30 10:43
schestowitz I accused Linux.com of running the anti-Linux ads (back then it was very aggressive… “Linux is a RISK!”… you know the gig). Anyway, Joe came to Digg and replied to the comment. He was obviously uncomfortable with the ads and he explained to me that it was the publisher’s fault. Jul 30 10:43
kentma1 ah, yes, I see what you mean now. Jul 30 10:44
schestowitz As you may or may now know, Microsoft gave some dough to SourceForge and those sister sites. That’s why I no longer trust Slashdot, either. The editor were also invited for a Redmond visit. They accepted the invitations. Jul 30 10:44
kentma1 The bias at slash has changed very significantly over the years.  It used to be staunchly centered on “new” stuff, now, we’ll, I don’t really bother with it any more. Jul 30 10:45
kentma1 This will not end, at least, until MS have run out of cash! Jul 30 10:45
schestowitz Well, yeah… Groklaw hardly trusts many news sites, either. There’s a Microsoft money trail (or partners). Jul 30 10:46
schestowitz I wrote about it just 2 hours ago: http://boycottnovell.com/2008/07/30… Jul 30 10:46
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schestowitz http://boycottnovell.com/2008/0… Jul 30 10:55
schestowitz Bad news for Microsoft: http://www.smh.com.au/news/biztech/goo… Jul 30 11:04
kentma1 ah – that was quick publishign :-) Jul 30 11:06
schestowitz Yes, probably will get some attention.I just wasn’t sure if Joe wants to be remembered only as a FUD fighter. Jul 30 11:06
kentma1 There are plenty of other obits around for him… Jul 30 11:07
schestowitz I’ve seen just one. Jul 30 11:08
kentma1 ah, maybe there’s only one other… Jul 30 11:08
PetoKraus nice. Jul 30 11:08
schestowitz Well, visible ones anyway Jul 30 11:08
PetoKraus that australia, i mean Jul 30 11:09
schestowitz It’s Roblimo who cried as he wrote the first one. It made me very sad. Jul 30 11:09
kentma1 PetoKraus: just for a minute, I though you liked my piece :-) Jul 30 11:10
PetoKraus hehe i didn’t read it yet Jul 30 11:10
schestowitz PetoKraus: this things are not linear, either. Expect watchers to follow suit (NSW). Jul 30 11:10
PetoKraus watchers? Jul 30 11:11
schestowitz The Telegraph did it some days ago (bye Outlook, Office and Exchange) Jul 30 11:11
PetoKraus anyway, the price difference – 30M compared to 9.5M…. Jul 30 11:11
schestowitz Watchers as in, say… CIOs that rely on the judgment and experience of peers. Wait-and-/watchers/… that’s why Microsoft keeps that Big Lie about Munich going. Jul 30 11:12
PetoKraus i guess i completely missed THAT big lie. Jul 30 11:13
PetoKraus (not reading much lately) Jul 30 11:13
kentma1 One of the most compelling and seductive logical fallacies is the “if someone else has done it, it must be right”.  It’s these people that Roy is thinking of, I think – they see that someone else has done it, so feel confident in moving in the same direction with low risk. Jul 30 11:13
kentma1 The best solution would be to expose the fallacy, but it’s so compelling and seductive that most people cannot even recognise that it /is/ a fallacy. Jul 30 11:14
PetoKraus it’s more of a psychology, or, deep human nature (to repeat stuff after others) than… fallacy Jul 30 11:15
kentma1 ah, you see what I mean.  It’s a logical fallacy, and yet, so seductive, that you want to find any excuse to accept it as not being a fallacy… Jul 30 11:16
schestowitz PetoKraus: there are seevral exceptionally-successfuly multi-thousand-workstation migrations to GNU/Linux (usually SUSE) in Germany, but Microsoft et al try to tell a story about disasters. Jul 30 11:17
PetoKraus Suse though. Jul 30 11:17
kentma1 I’m not sure that Munich is even a disaster – it was just a big job. Jul 30 11:17
schestowitz Two black sheep make one black sheep feel comfort. There’s also less liability (“he did it too”) Jul 30 11:17
schestowitz Munich has a Debian derivative. Jul 30 11:18
schestowitz It’s the porting of software they use (hundreds of things) to GNU/Linux that took time. Jul 30 11:18
PetoKraus ehm, have a link what happened? Jul 30 11:19
PetoKraus google returned only 2 years old article Jul 30 11:19
kentma1 If you look at more extreme cases, the fallacy becomes clear.  If my neighbour buys a cello and a range rover, does that mean I should buy the same? Jul 30 11:19
PetoKraus it depends what you want to do Jul 30 11:19
schestowitz *LOL* Jul 30 11:20
kentma1 It’s essential to consider your own needs in every decision, the fact that my neighbour is a talented cellist and I’m not clearly weighs heavily.  When people come to complex technical decisions, though, they find it harder to weigh the facts and are more inclined to see what someone else did.  It’s seductive. Jul 30 11:20
PetoKraus if you wanna get a jeep, get a rover :D Jul 30 11:21
kentma1 PetoKraus: ah, I already happen to have a landrover 110 :-) Jul 30 11:21
PetoKraus d’oh Jul 30 11:21
schestowitz In this economy (gas price)? Get a mortgage for gas, too. Jul 30 11:21
PetoKraus i am gonna get me Lada Niva Jul 30 11:21
kentma1 I recently traded in a discovery – I’m wondering if it were the right decision, though – I could run the disco on 50:50 diesel & sainsbury cooking oil. Jul 30 11:22
PetoKraus and change it from gasoline to gas. Jul 30 11:22
PetoKraus :D Jul 30 11:22
kentma1 didn’t affect the performance much :-) Jul 30 11:22
kentma1 the defender 110 engine needs modifications to burn oil, though.  If the price keeps rising, I might see if I can get them done, though. Jul 30 11:23
PetoKraus hehe Jul 30 11:23
PetoKraus i use public transport and not even consider getting license soon. Jul 30 11:23
kentma1 cooking oil, I mean.  Diesel is oil, of course :-) Jul 30 11:23
PetoKraus yes, i know ;) Jul 30 11:23
PetoKraus sainsbury can’t sell diesel as cooking oil. i hope. Jul 30 11:24
*schestowitz trying to find an article from The Register Jul 30 11:24
kentma1 I mostly travel for work by public transport, but there are some things which just don’t work that way. Jul 30 11:24
kentma1 PetoKraus: hehe – some of it tastes so bad, I wonder :-) Jul 30 11:24
PetoKraus you know, i shop at sommerfield mostly (when in the UK) Jul 30 11:24
schestowitz Haha. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/07… Jul 30 11:24
schestowitz http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/07/2… “Stop giving the Terrrrrrrissssttsssss more ideas!” Jul 30 11:25
kentma1 :-D Jul 30 11:25
schestowitz Xtreeeme recycling. Jul 30 11:26
kentma1 This is why I was using the oil /before/ i’d cooked with it – just mixing it with the diesel was okay 8-) Jul 30 11:26
PetoKraus hmm Jul 30 11:26
schestowitz If the price of oil goes back on the upside, people might start thinking of ‘sacrificing’ their children (and maybe not in the orphanage sense). Jul 30 11:26
PetoKraus haha Jul 30 11:27
kentma1 schestowitz: uk! Jul 30 11:27
schestowitz What about it? Jul 30 11:27
kentma1 sacrificing my kids? Jul 30 11:27
PetoKraus Once the boys in blue realise that chip fat can be a weapon of terr’r, they’ll pounce on anyone with a dodgy accent found loitering near deep fat friers. ie the scotch. Jul 30 11:27
PetoKraus haah! this is good :D Jul 30 11:27
schestowitz BTW, I’ve just taken a look at Webalizer (first time in a month). The traffic in BN.com has increased consistency every single month over the past 12 months. It’s at an average of 15,500 pageviews per day now. Scary. Jul 30 11:27
kentma1 I don’t have an altar with channels in for such activities :-) Jul 30 11:28
schestowitz The other thing about poor economies is corporate misery, which leads to bad stuff. Jul 30 11:28
kentma1 wow – that’s some hit rate. Jul 30 11:29
schestowitz Watch Microsoft vs Yahoo’s board, Novell selling out, Apache… well, taking some dough. If the economy is bad, people will ‘prostitute’ themselves and the rich ones can capitalise some more. (RIAA included) Jul 30 11:29
schestowitz GL probably has about 10 times that number, but mathfox turned logging off so that the AMD server can cope. Jul 30 11:30
PetoKraus ha, they’re hacking splashtop Jul 30 11:31
PetoKraus great Jul 30 11:31
schestowitz Yes. Jul 30 11:31
schestowitz I kept quiet about it. Jul 30 11:31
schestowitz Script boyz will be script boyz Jul 30 11:32
PetoKraus i just don’t get why did they make it proprietary Jul 30 11:32
PetoKraus it’s like…. pointless. Jul 30 11:32
schestowitz Parts of it were open. Jul 30 11:32
schestowitz It was on ZDNet… David, IIRC. Jul 30 11:32
schestowitz Found it: http://community.zdnet.co.uk/blog… Jul 30 11:32
kentma1 interesting… one wonders why Asus didn’t go for something 100% open. Jul 30 11:34
PetoKraus well, who knows. Asus is weird. They are having great ideas but they mess up the nuances Jul 30 11:35
PetoKraus (Xandros. Splashtop) Jul 30 11:35
schestowitz Xandros won’t last for long Jul 30 11:36
schestowitz Canonical take a p00per on a lot of the desktop players, Mandriva included. It has hype going for it given that’s it’s a decent product with quality _on par_ with many. Jul 30 11:36
PetoKraus well Jul 30 11:41
PetoKraus i installed ubuntu few days ago Jul 30 11:41
PetoKraus there’s only one thing missing… Jul 30 11:41
PetoKraus cinelerra. Other than that, i’d recommend it to everyone, except hard-core guys (gentoo ftw there) Jul 30 11:41
schestowitz I’ve had Ubuntu running on some boxes over the years, but SUSE and Mandriva give it a run for the money. Jul 30 11:42
schestowitz BTW: http://news.softpedia.com/news/How-To-Ins… Jul 30 11:43
PetoKraus hehe. anyway, the thing i don’t like is mono-infection in ubuntu. Jul 30 11:43
schestowitz They named it after Uwe Thiem, which is nice. http://dot.kde.org/1217341401/ Jul 30 11:44
schestowitz http://boycottnovell.com/2008/02… Mark: “At this stage we see no significant issues with patents and Mono.” Jul 30 11:45
PetoKraus well yes, i know. Jul 30 11:52
PetoKraus anyway, there’s been nice long discussion on E’s mailinglist about license for whole EFL Jul 30 11:53
schestowitz ” E’s mailinglist”? Jul 30 11:54
PetoKraus enlightenment Jul 30 11:54
schestowitz Oh, *that* E. :-) E17 Jul 30 11:56
schestowitz Isn’t it maintained by just one Belgian guy who publishes ELive? Jul 30 11:56
PetoKraus haha, no, not really Jul 30 11:56
PetoKraus elive is a distribution of debian + enlightenment Jul 30 11:56
PetoKraus that belgian guy has not much to do with E development Jul 30 11:57
PetoKraus http://exchange.enlightenment.org Jul 30 11:57
PetoKraus they did a new page lately, cool api… though the release date is still in far future Jul 30 11:58
schestowitz Wasn’t there a SF.net page? Which reminds me of how appalling it is that Slashdot is now by association sponsored by Microsoft. There’s a reader exodus and no developer exodus, yet. Jul 30 11:58
PetoKraus i doubt it’ll ever be released Jul 30 11:59
schestowitz Isn’t it always “in development”? Jul 30 12:00
PetoKraus well, almost looks like. Jul 30 12:01
schestowitz Re SF.net, it’s good to have Google hosting around cause it’ll never accept Microsoft money. I have a project on SF.net, but Microsoft will ruins things. it serves them well if they ruin these site and dissipate participants with junk posts, Microsoft ads, anti-Linux trolling, etc. They did this with SF.net when they picked anti-FOSS awards (likely to get used, get users sued). Jul 30 12:01
PetoKraus but it’s perfectly stable. Jul 30 12:01
schestowitz Yes, so I hear. Jul 30 12:02
schestowitz When I say SF.net I refer to ‘child’ sites too, i.e. IT Manager Journal, Newsforge, linux.com, Slashdot… Jul 30 12:02
schestowitz And now they ruin Datamation (Jupitermedia) too, which had me lose interest in publishing there ever aqain. Brian Profffitt left them recently to do LDN and he hated the Microsoft ads too. They suddnly came in massive numbers as soon as he left LT and Carla took over. Jul 30 12:04
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kentma1 http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/07… Jul 30 13:31
kentma1 mccreevy is determined to create himself a long-term job here. Jul 30 13:32
*schestowitz looks Jul 30 13:33
schestowitz Uh oh!! Jul 30 13:33
schestowitz That’s the ‘Community’ patent back door, I think. I’ll read on. Jul 30 13:33
schestowitz It’s the Microsoft-funded scum (ACT, among others) which pushes for this. They try to poison and pollute the system with monopolies and choke anything that’s peer-produced or shared. Jul 30 13:35
kentma1 the garbage about “subsidised” patent claims is particularly revolting. Jul 30 13:35
kentma1 It’s just trying to drag everyone into the system so that they can be squeezed.  Mccreevy deserves investigation – he really does seem to be on someone’s payroll in some way, or he’s just exceptionally gullible. Jul 30 13:36
kentma1 http://www.reghardware.co.uk/… Jul 30 13:36
kentma1 ps3 is doing well, although sony as a whole are not. Jul 30 13:37
kentma1 One suspects a combination of chinese competition and a recession. Jul 30 13:37
schestowitz Yes, McCreevy is like Santa Clauf to the IP monopolies. Jul 30 13:38
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schestowitz http://osindia.blogspot.com/2008/07/paten… Jul 30 15:44
schestowitz http://www.prweb.com/release… Jul 30 15:44
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schestowitz Microsoft appears to be moving off Windows (though Mary Jo Foley begs to dffer). http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/07/30… Jul 30 16:09
shyam_k microkernel-based OS? so next is 236 patent cases against hurd? Jul 30 16:11
shyam_k ;-) they should do it that way.. Jul 30 16:12
schestowitz How is Hurd coming along anyway? I occasionally read about it. Microsoft has Xenis. Jul 30 16:13
schestowitz *Xenix. Jul 30 16:13
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SeveredCross Quiet here. Jul 30 18:04
schestowitz Yes. Feel free to bring up a topic or idea. Jul 30 18:05
SeveredCross Nah, just wanna listen in. Jul 30 18:06
schestowitz The chats are bursty (fashion-wise). it’s idle most of the time, but sometimes there’s a more engaging conversation. Jul 30 18:07
SeveredCross I happened upon the website, and while I can’t say I agree with your points, I figured I’d listen in on the conversation some. Jul 30 18:11
schestowitz One thing worth writing about tomorrow is probably the marketing (almost half a billion spent on brainwash at the moment). It’s a turning point. The compatibility argument changes a wee bit if you consider the recession and the fact that not many people will buy compatible hardware for that ‘new’ OS (not Mojave). Jul 30 18:12
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schestowitz I’m trying to get sorted out a Web-based access to the IRc channel. Jul 30 21:08
schestowitz Does anyone know mibbit? Jul 30 21:08
SeveredCross Yes, but not very well. Jul 30 21:10
schestowitz It works fine with mibbit servers, but now with Freenode. Jul 30 21:10
schestowitz Okay, I’ve just cracked the first barrier… Jul 30 21:14
schestowitz I think I know what’s blocking it. Jul 30 21:32
>chanserv<unban *!*@gateway/web/ajax/mibbit.com* Jul 30 21:37
-ChanServ-Channel *!*@gateway/web/ajax/mibbit.com* is not registered. Jul 30 21:37
*#boycottnovell Banlist: Sat Jun 21 06:14:11 *!*@gateway/web/ajax/mibbit.com* ChanServ!ChanServ@services. Jul 30 21:40
*#boycottnovell :End of Channel Ban List Jul 30 21:40
*#boycottnovell Banlist: Sat Jun 21 06:14:11 *!*@gateway/web/ajax/mibbit.com* ChanServ!ChanServ@services. Jul 30 21:41
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*#boycottnovell Banlist: Sat Jun 21 06:14:11 *!*@gateway/web/ajax/mibbit.com* ChanServ!ChanServ@services. Jul 30 21:42
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*schestowitz removes ban on *!*@gateway/web/ajax/mibbit.com* Jul 30 21:44
*#boycottnovell :End of Channel Ban List Jul 30 21:44
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*ChanServ has kicked mib_1vkv0v from #boycottnovell (Banned: Get a real IRC client) Jul 30 21:45
schestowitz Hmmm… that didn’t work. Jul 30 21:46
*#boycottnovell Banlist: Wed Jul 30 20:46:46 *!*@gateway/web/ajax/mibbit.com* ChanServ!ChanServ@services. Jul 30 21:46
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SeveredCross Uhm the reason it’s getting banned is not the channel, it’s freenode. Jul 30 21:46
*schestowitz removes ban on *!*@gateway/web/ajax/mibbit.com* Jul 30 21:46
schestowitz Oh. Jul 30 21:46
*#boycottnovell :End of Channel Ban List Jul 30 21:46
SeveredCross Freenode has some strange strict rules about banning clients like Mibbit, etc. Jul 30 21:46
SeveredCross Try to use CGI::IRC, it might not be banned. Jul 30 21:47
schestowitz But it worked before [H]omer set up this rule. Jul 30 21:47
schestowitz He banned it cause trolls came from there. Jul 30 21:47
schestowitz I’m sure it worked fine before. See http://boycottnovell.com/index… Jul 30 21:48
schestowitz What’s more, I saw other sites linking to freenode from mibbit. I’ll try again. Jul 30 21:49
SeveredCross Hmm. Jul 30 21:50
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moparx check your channel settings. it is set for auto kick/ban for that host Jul 30 21:50
schestowitz No luck. Jul 30 21:51
schestowitz Oh. Jul 30 21:51
schestowitz Do  banning and kicking work separately? Jul 30 21:51
schestowitz I was simply blocked when it was on ban. Jul 30 21:51
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schestowitz It’s strange. I remove the rule (ban) [H]omer set up, but it comes back when mibbit connects. Jul 30 21:52
*schestowitz removes ban on *!*@gateway/web/ajax/mibbit.com* Jul 30 21:53
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moparx it shouldn’t come back if you remove the akick. removing just from the channel ban list wont do anything Jul 30 21:53
schestowitz akick? Jul 30 21:53
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moparx type this: /msg chanserv akick #boycottnovell list Jul 30 21:54
>chanserv<akick #boycottnovell list Jul 30 21:54
-ChanServ-AKICK list for #boycottnovell: Jul 30 21:54
-ChanServ-1: *!*@gateway/web/ajax/mibbit.com* Get a real IRC client [modified: 5 weeks, 4 days, 14:51:52 ago] Jul 30 21:54
-ChanServ-Total of 1 entry in #boycottnovell’s AKICK list. Jul 30 21:54
schestowitz Oh, I see. Jul 30 21:54
*#boycottnovell :End of Channel Ban List Jul 30 21:54
schestowitz How do I clear the kick? Jul 30 21:54
moparx use del Jul 30 21:55
>chanserv<akick #boycottnovell del *!*@gateway/web/ajax/mibbit.com* Jul 30 21:55
-ChanServ-*!*@gateway/web/ajax/mibbit.com* has been removed from the AKICK list for #boycottnovell. Jul 30 21:55
moparx ‘/msg chanserv akick #boycottnovell del blahblahblah’ Jul 30 21:55
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schestowitz OK. I’ll test it now. Jul 30 21:55
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mib_m8odp7 Hello world. Jul 30 21:58
schestowitz Wow, that’s quite some lag. Like 10 seconds. Jul 30 21:58
mib_m8odp7 Hello world. Jul 30 21:58
schestowitz better than nothing, I guess. Jul 30 21:58
schestowitz I’ll modify the site now. Thanks a milion, moparx  and SeveredCross. Jul 30 21:59
schestowitz *million Jul 30 21:59
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moparx No Problem Jul 30 22:00
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    Very major corruption scandals still emerge in Europe's second-largest institution and illegal patents get granted as well as promoted; somehow, perhaps miraculously, this no longer seems to bother anybody in the media (corruption and radical policies have been gradually 'normalised')



  4. Never Mind If GNU/Linux Works Better Inside Hospitals and Free Software Not Only Safer But Vastly More Efficient...

    With lives on the line one might expect hospitals to choose what's most secure and generally works best; but in practice there seems to be a leaning towards what bribes best



  5. Sick Alexander Ramsey is Using a Public Health Crisis to Lie About the Unitary Patent, Whose Fall Made Him Redundant and/or Obsolete

    Weaponised media continues to manufacture utterly ridiculous puff pieces for Team UPC, containing intentional lies from beginning to end



  6. IRC Proceedings: Friday, May 29, 2020

    IRC logs for Friday, May 29, 2020



  7. They Came, They Saw, He Died

    Microsoft is an inherently sociopathic company; today's story of AppGet is an important reminder that Microsoft has not changed and isn't changing (Maui is another week-old example of trademark-hijacking tactics by Microsoft)



  8. Microsoft-Connected CloudGuru Doesn't Care About GNU/Linux and Now It's Gradually Killing the BSD/Linux-Centric Jupiter Broadcasting (Bought by Linux Academy)

    Assuming Docker is being 'killed' by Microsoft (or at least hijacked to push Windows, Azure and so on) while the GitHub-hosted (Microsoft) CloudGuru, whose co-founder comes from Microsoft, ‘finishes the job’ with Linux Academy and its assets, it’s time to take stock of a pattern/trend that ruins the media too



  9. What Happened to Docker is a Cautionary Tale About the Not-So-New Microsoft

    It’s hardly shocking that Docker collapsed (mass-scale layoffs) after the company had gotten close to Microsoft and got rid of its very own founder (a Red Hat veteran) while the software is being killed off/co-opted by Microsoft (all over the news this week; we’ve omitted links by intention as it’s only puff pieces, no investigative journalism anywhere); we only ask one thing: is anyone paying attention and, if so, what are the lessons learned?



  10. If You Want to Support and Follow Us 'Properly', Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is Most Reliable and Robust to Censorship

    Our longstanding position on social control media (we reject it and don't participate in it) is only proven ever more justified now that the mere idea of fact-checking is seen as controversial if not illegal



  11. Links 29/5/2020: Genode OS 20.05 and FSF Video Conferencing Service

    Links for the day



  12. IRC Proceedings: Thursday, May 28, 2020

    IRC logs for Thursday, May 28, 2020



  13. Weaponised Media Promoting an Illegal Patent System (UPC), Exploiting Major Pandemic in the Process

    The whole 'unitary' scam/ploy (merely a Trojan horse for litigation and low-quality/invalid patents) is being promoted by Thierry Breton as EU Internal Market Commissioner (in spite of illegalities and constitutional issues), merely reinforcing the view that the EU is rather complicit in the abuses perpetrated by Team Battistelli; the media in the pockets of oligarchs and litigation firms (fronting for these oligarchs) plays along, as usual



  14. Links 28/5/2020: OpenSSH 8.3, New Mesa Release, Raspberry Pi 4 News, Fedora 32 Elections

    Links for the day



  15. The EPO Became a Very Radical Institution

    Projection tactics are doomed to say more about the people who utilise them than about anybody else; the EPO has become so autocratic and corrupt that corruption is seen as normal and workers who explain this corruption are framed as "irrational" or "crazy" or "radical"



  16. IRC Proceedings: Wednesday, May 27, 2020

    IRC logs for Wednesday, May 27, 2020



  17. Allegations That Microsoft Will Ruin Besieged Clinics and Hospitals to Retaliate Against Those Who Name the Culprit

    With a broader picture coming into view, as per the above index, we're starting to wrap up the series while issuing a call for more stories and eyewitness testimonies, exposing the nature of attacks on hospitals (those almost always target Microsoft and others' proprietary software, which is technically unfit for purpose)



  18. Microsoft Has Ideas...

    Based on the pattern of media coverage, composed by Microsoft MVPs and Microsoft-affiliated blogs/sites, confusing the public about the meaning of GNU/Linux is reminiscent of an "Extend" phase



  19. ZDNet Proves Our Point by Doing Not a Single Article About Linux (RC7), Only About Linus and Windows Clickbait Junk

    It seems abundantly clear that nobody wants to cover the actual news about Linux and instead it’s all about which PC Linus Torvalds is using (gossip/tabloid); ZDNet‘s latest two articles are an example of this…



  20. UPC Lies That Make One Laugh...

    IP Kat and Bristows (overlaps exist) are still pretending that the UPC is coming because reality doesn’t seem to matter anymore, only self-serving agenda



  21. Canonical Continues to Help Promote Windows Instead of GNU/Linux or Ubuntu

    Thrice in the past week alone Canonical used the official “Ubuntu Blog” to help Microsoft instead of GNU/Linux and it is part of a disturbing trend which lends credibility to jokes or rumours about a Microsoft takeover; it's not like many people use this thing, either (Canonical helps Microsoft shore up a dying/languishing EEE attempt)



  22. Links 27/5/2020: CoreOS Container Linux Reaches Its End-Of-Life, 2020 GNOME Foundation Elections Coming

    Links for the day



  23. IRC Proceedings: Tuesday, May 26, 2020

    IRC logs for Tuesday, May 26, 2020



  24. GNEW Seedlings vs. Free Software Deforestation

    “The idea of the GNEW Project really is about keeping the goals of the GNU Project alive — hopefully, they won’t destroy or co-opt too much of the GNU Project, that people like the Hyperbola devs can’t fix it with BSD.”



  25. Joi Ito Already Admitted on the Record That Bill Gates Had Paid MIT Through Jeffrey Epstein

    An important exhibit for the accurate historical record (because MIT has been trying to deny truth itself)



  26. It's Convenient to Call All Your Critics Nuts and/or Jealous

    Bill Gates antagonists are not motivated by hatred or jealousy but a sense of injustice; spoiled brats who break the law aren’t a source of envy any more than mass murderers are subject of admiration



  27. Real History of Microsoft and How It Became 'Successful'

    New video that contains a portion about the history of Microsoft -- the part paid-for 'journalists' (paid by Microsoft and Bill Gates) rarely or never speak about



  28. Hostility and Aggression Towards Staff That Does Not Use Windows After Windows Takes Entire Hospital Down

    Microsoft Windows, with NSA back doors, continues to take hospitals offline (with records copied by criminals if not stolen by effectively locking the originals out of reach for ransom money); but guess who’s being punished for it…



  29. They Came, They Saw, We Died...

    It cannot be overstated that we're under attack (or a "Jihad" against Linux as Bill Gates himself put it) and failing to act upon it will be costly as time may be running out and our groups are being 'bought off' by Microsoft in rapid succession, as per the plan/strategy



  30. The GitHub Takeover Was an Extension of Microsoft's War on GPL/Copyleft (Because Sharing Code to Anyone But Microsoft is 'Piracy')

    Licences that make it easier for Microsoft to 'steal' (or a lot harder for Free software to compete against proprietary software) are still being promoted by Microsoft; its GitHub tentacles (see GitHub's logo) further contribute to this agenda


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