12.22.08

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IRC: #boycottnovell @ FreeNode: December 21st, 2008

Posted in IRC Logs at 10:05 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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schestowitz “Results 1 – 50 of about 2,500 for ballnux.” < http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=mo… > Dec 21 00:04
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schestowitz de Icaza: use Mono < http://tirania.org/blog/archive/2008/Dec-19.html > (because it’s only for Novell… and a patent ambush tot he rest) Dec 21 00:46
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MinceR gn Dec 21 03:19
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Omar871 hi all Dec 21 06:17
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kentma Hi Dec 21 10:26
schestowitz Hey Dec 21 10:26
zoobab hi Dec 21 10:26
zoobab have you managed to view the .rm videos? Dec 21 10:27
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schestowitz Videos? I got just audio. Dec 21 10:30
zoobab http://www.ip-watch.org/weblog/index.php?p=1375 Dec 21 10:30
zoobab can you make a copy of the audio then? Dec 21 10:31
schestowitz It was painful to hear the fools, but it was mainly pharmas. Dec 21 10:31
schestowitz mplayer -v rtsp://209.3.198.150:554/vi deo/gipc/081008_2.rm?cloakport=80,554,7070 -dumpfile ./file.dump ? Dec 21 10:31
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schestowitz MS wants WAMP: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13505_3-1012607… Dec 21 12:36
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MinceR geekings Dec 21 13:44
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_doug Dick Hardt moves to Microsoft .. Dec 21 14:36
_doug http://www.itwire.com/content/v… Dec 21 14:36
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schestowitz Yes, he sold out. Dec 21 14:38
_doug Yet more of co-opting Open Source people .. to the BORG … Dec 21 14:38
schestowitz “We needed the $$$” Dec 21 14:39
_doug Why the latest IE flaw proves Linux got it right from the start Dec 21 14:39
_doug http://www.itwire.com/content/vie… Dec 21 14:39
_doug Anyone want to make a working example ? Dec 21 14:40
_doug http://www.itwire.com/content/vie… Dec 21 14:40
_doug schest .. this channel is dire .. no-one is saying anything .. you should kick anyone who lurks .. Dec 21 14:43
kentma1 Sort oof go to battle with the bots? Dec 21 14:43
schestowitz _doug: drinking so early in the week? :-) Dec 21 14:48
_doug ‘buying a stock option and retaining the option to take product at full price during a specified period of time if the price of the stock does not go up’ patented .. :] Dec 21 14:51
_doug http://www.emediawire.com/releases/20… Dec 21 14:51
_doug drinking: who me, never .. :o Dec 21 14:51
_doug “This patent has been sold to Intellectual Ventures, a company of Nathan Myhrvold’” Dec 21 14:51
_doug Long ago, on a south Pacific Island, the natives used rocks as a currency. They were considered valuable as they had to row ten miles to the next island to collect … :) Dec 21 14:53
_doug IV, the equivilent of trading in rocks … Dec 21 14:53
_doug While the US is distracting itself with this nonsence, it’s economy is going down the tubes .. Dec 21 14:54
_doug How about making stuff and selling it, instead of living parasiticlly off the real economy ? Dec 21 14:54
schestowitz A company? Dec 21 14:55
schestowitz IV is a company? Dec 21 14:55
schestowitz More like a firm, no? Dec 21 14:55
schestowitz Or a company… like the Rat Pack is ‘good company’… Dec 21 14:55
schestowitz Patented Business System Offers Novel Alternative to Bailouts or Bankruptcy For the Automotive Industry < http://www.emediawire.com/releases/2… > Dec 21 14:55
schestowitz Doesn’t In Re Bilski assassinate this? Dec 21 14:56
schestowitz Maybe they applies before the ruling? Dec 21 14:56
schestowitz *LOL* @ “IV, the equivilent of trading in rocks …” Dec 21 14:56
_doug Do Bilski retrospectivly apply, I don’t think so, else the need for a patent war-chest .. Dec 21 14:57
schestowitz True, true. Someone told me that about a year ago before the Great Depression2 began. People like NathanM ruin the economy and they can’t give a flip. Dec 21 14:57
schestowitz _doug: it wouldn’t hold in court. Dec 21 14:57
schestowitz Bilski can stop applications but lawsuits too Dec 21 14:57
schestowitz IOW, this patent is like a brand-new Apple Lisa in 2008 :-) Dec 21 14:58
_doug Planting rubber trees patented .. http://www.harvardir.org/articles/1795/ Dec 21 14:58
schestowitz Stop it, _doug, you’re cracking me up!! Dec 21 14:58
schestowitz “IV, the equivilent of trading in rocks …” Dec 21 14:58
schestowitz Oops… “Kerala who patented his own method of planting rubber trees to produce higher yields” Dec 21 14:59
schestowitz So much propaganda language, e.g.: “On the other hand, activists hope that increased recognition of intellectual property rights will help to eliminate biopiracy and patent pirating in general.” Dec 21 15:00
schestowitz “Piracy” and “intellectual property” in the same sense. Where is WoMD? Dec 21 15:00
_doug NSA patents network snooping .. Dec 21 15:01
_doug http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/15… Dec 21 15:01
schestowitz I saw that. Dec 21 15:04
schestowitz I’m including this in a post that I proofread now. Dec 21 15:04
_doug NComputing patents virtual desktops .. Dec 21 15:05
_doug http://www.msnbc.msn.com… Dec 21 15:05
kentma1 Virtual desktops have been around for years, if not decades Dec 21 15:06
schestowitz But they got some MS/Intel people, so they think about patents now. Dec 21 15:06
schestowitz “Unlike other desktop virtualization solutions, the patented and highly-efficient X550 delivers rich multimedia and full-screen video.” Dec 21 15:07
schestowitz “The company’s award-winning patented technology drastically lowers desktop computing costs, improves manageability, and reduces both energy consumption and e-waste.” Dec 21 15:07
schestowitz What is the patent?? Dec 21 15:08
_doug Clevest Solutions Inc, patent configurable forms, validations, and workflows .. Dec 21 15:08
_doug http://news.prnewswire.com/ViewContent.aspx?A… Dec 21 15:08
schestowitz “A method for building efficient PCs..?” Dec 21 15:08
kentma1 Doh… Dec 21 15:08
_doug MyECheck patents clearing cheques .. Dec 21 15:09
_doug http://opensourcepbx.tmcnet.com/topics/de… Dec 21 15:09
_doug Prof patents door-bell triggered image capture sent to a PDA and onto a mobile phone .. Dec 21 15:12
_doug http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/artic… Dec 21 15:12
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_doug Actix patents pathloss tuning .. Dec 21 15:14
_doug http://www.mysolutioninfo.com/news-displa… Dec 21 15:14
_doug The Post-Bilski Era Gets Underway Dec 21 15:18
_doug http://yro.slashdot.org/article… Dec 21 15:18
_doug The Wal-Mart of Software .. Dec 21 15:20
_doug http://www.cio.com/article/472116/Micro… Dec 21 15:20
_doug “We’re a good choice right now in this economic downturn,” Dec 21 15:21
_doug More like the AmWay of software :] Dec 21 15:21
_doug http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amway Dec 21 15:21
_doug If you join up, you get a whiteboard and a manual, and an unlimited suply of cleaning fluid .. :) Dec 21 15:22
schestowitz Boycott Novell in CIO Mag Dec 21 15:22
schestowitz [bottom of page] Dec 21 15:23
_doug where ? Dec 21 15:23
schestowitz http://www.cio.com/article/472116/Microso… Dec 21 15:25
_doug Open source success due to Microsoft .. Dec 21 15:26
_doug http://www.networkworld.com/news/2… Dec 21 15:26
schestowitz Troll headline Dec 21 15:30
schestowitz They published it elsewhere with a different headline. The study is not about Microsoft. I wonder if the guy writing this is a Microsoft mole. Dec 21 15:31
schestowitz Or  maybe the editors who chose the headlines. Dec 21 15:31
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_doug What a co-incidence http://www.itbusinessedge.com/b… Dec 21 15:31
_doug Another ‘Microsoft helps Open Source’ report .. Dec 21 15:32
_doug peacefull co-existance with dotNEt and Open source .. Dec 21 15:33
_doug http://www.itbusinessedge.com/bl… Dec 21 15:33
schestowitz The FastCGI Handler was unable to process the request. Dec 21 15:33
schestowitz If it’s Laura, then no surprise. She’s there with Enderle and chums pushing this agenda. Dec 21 15:33
schestowitz Yes, I saw that latter one too. Dec 21 15:34
_doug “Microsoft’s Robert Duffner says the conference is not a Microsoft-driven initiative, but the company is aware of the conference.” Dec 21 15:34
schestowitz Microsoft is on a EEE campaign with open source. Dec 21 15:34
schestowitz It’s using journalists to stick it in people’s faces. Dec 21 15:34
schestowitz Robert Duffner : ‘people luv the Vole’ Dec 21 15:35
kentma Talking about eee, I’m looking at eee and acer aspire in Guelph Dec 21 15:35
schestowitz Microsoft EEEed the EEE too Dec 21 15:35
schestowitz Now they push for up-speccing Dec 21 15:35
schestowitz ASUS said they were closely tied up with Microsoft Dec 21 15:36
kentma There’re EEEs at a local store, but 678 for win XP version, and 778 for linux version Dec 21 15:36
schestowitz First they put Windows (like with the OLPC), then extend to pull out the ‘Linux; Dec 21 15:36
kentma That’s Cnd$ Dec 21 15:36
schestowitz Why the price difference? Dec 21 15:36
kentma But there’s an aspire for 378 which looks good Dec 21 15:36
schestowitz That’s the leading one. Dec 21 15:37
kentma I don’t know, the Windows version has a bigger SSD as well Dec 21 15:37
kentma 80g versus 40g Dec 21 15:37
kentma Still, I’m in on my N800 this morning.. With pidgin. Dec 21 15:38
kentma I’m amazed at home much the maemo repository has grown. Dec 21 15:39
kentma There’re so many apps for the N800 and n810, it’s extraordinary Dec 21 15:39
schestowitz Wait, but why is the Linux version more expensive? Dec 21 15:40
schestowitz It’s worth investigating because Microsoft i playing  distry Dec 21 15:40
schestowitz This is not exactly new. Dec 21 15:40
kentma I don’t know, and worse, it even has the smaller drive, too. Dec 21 15:40
_doug http://www.unconfirmedsources.com/in… Dec 21 15:40
schestowitz So ASUS may then say that people don’t Linux. Dec 21 15:40
schestowitz [maybe cause it's made more expensive and hobbled] Dec 21 15:41
kentma You have to pay a premium for the linux version, now.   It stinks of corruption. Dec 21 15:41
schestowitz Microsoft pressured ASUS a while ago and if they totally sold out, then it needs to be said. Dec 21 15:41
schestowitz The corruption occurred a while ago.. a form of kickbacks, IMHO. Dec 21 15:42
kentma Certain, the prices are rising fast for the asus machines, and getting the linux ones is becoming yet more difficult.  It might be at the distributor leve, though. Dec 21 15:42
schestowitz They raise if for Intel and Microsoft Dec 21 15:43
schestowitz With Linux they targeted low end. Dec 21 15:43
schestowitz As they go upwards with the specs, they punish Linux and pay more to Microsoft’s partner, Intel. Dec 21 15:43
_doug BitTorrent used to ‘hack’ military satellite – only in the movies .. Dec 21 15:44
_doug http://torrentfreak.com/bittorrent-crash-li… Dec 21 15:44
kentma It’s daft, because the performance of windows on high end machines is not better than linux on low end machines. Dec 21 15:44
_doug ‘hacking’ in the movies, is painfull to watch … Dec 21 15:44
kentma hacking? Dec 21 15:46
_doug http://www.gnucitizen.org/blog/hacking-lik… Dec 21 15:47
_doug most cring.worthy dude .. Dec 21 15:48
schestowitz cracking? Dec 21 15:48
schestowitz The media daemonises changing of source code. Dec 21 15:48
schestowitz Hacking is a bad thing too now. Dec 21 15:48
kentma Ah, I see what you mean, yes, it’s awful. Dec 21 15:48
schestowitz “Why don’y you just use binaries?” Dec 21 15:48
_doug appariently he manages by rotating cubes on screen, without having to type in block letters :] Dec 21 15:49
_doug what a load of crock$ Dec 21 15:49
kentma Hehe Dec 21 15:49
_doug I’ve got a zero-day sploit :o Dec 21 15:50
kentma If you ever watched the pretty awful film speed, you’d see that creating a super car mostly involves splashing some grease on your face and taking off your shirt. Dec 21 15:50
kentma Sorry, I mean fast and furious Dec 21 15:50
_doug see video #2, rotating 3-d flow chaRTS, STILL NO NEED TO TYPE IN TEXT .. Dec 21 15:50
kentma Ah, he’s using 7gl languages Dec 21 15:51
kentma Hehe Dec 21 15:51
_doug From the ‘HACKING FOR DUMMIES’ school of programming .. Dec 21 15:52
kentma Is he fat, eating crap fast foo dand drinking high sugar soda pops? Dec 21 15:54
_doug http://www.pcworld.com/article/45804/h… Dec 21 15:54
_doug a real hack would make for a boring movie .. Dec 21 15:55
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schestowitz kentma: http://boycottnovell.com/2008/12/21/a… Dec 21 16:03
kentma Hmm, perhahps I’ll just stick with the aceer machine, then. Dec 21 16:06
kentma Acer. Dec 21 16:06
kentma The pc world article was quite interesting.  I rather liked tron, and wargames was always something of a favourite… “This corn is raw” etc… Dec 21 16:07
schestowitz I should really try to avoid the IDG networks. Dec 21 16:07
schestowitz Like PC World.. Dec 21 16:07
schestowitz There’s too much agenda there, usually done through selection of editors. Dec 21 16:08
kentma Oh, yeah, well, they’re advertising funded, aren’t they? Dec 21 16:08
schestowitz Yes, and they are paid to do whitepapers. Microsoft is a big customer. Dec 21 16:09
kentma I’m sure that MS is, yes.  Stil l lots of money to spend… Dec 21 16:10
schestowitz AV vendors sez malware will increase :-) http://www.prweb.com/releases/20… Dec 21 16:10
schestowitz It’s not “to spend” Dec 21 16:11
schestowitz To Microsoft, it’s “to invest” Dec 21 16:11
schestowitz To corrupt the media is not “to spend”. it’s to promote interests Dec 21 16:11
_doug http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=o4g930pm8Ms Dec 21 16:12
schestowitz Latest spin watch: http://www.prwatch.org/node/8081 http://www.prwatch.org/node/8083 Dec 21 16:12
schestowitz “Listen to this week’s edition of the “Weekly Radio Spin,” the Center for Media and Democracy’s audio report on the stories behind the news. This week, we look at the Pentagon’s PR slush fund, the U.S. auto industry’s positioning and Europe’s worst lobbyists. In “Six Degrees of Spin and Fakin’,” what the coal industry, Iraqi Health Ministry and Barry McCaffrey have in common.” Dec 21 16:13
schestowitz This one might make FP: http://digg.com/linux_unix/Puppy_Linux_f… Dec 21 16:14
schestowitz http://use.perl.org/articles/08/12/1… “We have only limited volunteer labour, and the maintenance burden is getting increasingly complex. Hence this will be the last significant release of the 5.8.x series.” Dec 21 16:17
schestowitz _doug: your buddy Robert got caught with his hands in the cookie jar: http://boycottnovell.com/2008/12… Dec 21 16:18
schestowitz This one almost made it….. http://www.fsdaily.com/Opposition/Linux_Found… Dec 21 16:20
_doug Top 10 Most Overhyped Tech Products .. Dec 21 16:21
_doug http://ca.tech.yahoo.com/reviews/digital_… Dec 21 16:21
_doug Robert ? Dec 21 16:21
_doug media whore$ Dec 21 16:22
schestowitz Rob-her Dec 21 16:22
schestowitz Decent list there in Yahoo. Dec 21 16:23
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schestowitz “”He is one of the most highly regarded members of the Linux and open source community and is known as the first North American kernel developer.” Is Freedom a dirty word? http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id… Dec 21 16:34
_doug gtg .. Dec 21 16:52
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kentma C u l8r Dec 21 16:53
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schestowitz Bush shoe protester has been beaten, Iraqi judge says < http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008… > Dec 21 16:58
schestowitz “Yesterday, an Egyptian man offered his 20-year-old daughter to Zaidi as a bride. Cobblers from Turkey to Lebanon have claimed the shoes were made in their factories.” Dec 21 16:59
schestowitz “Hundreds of protesters in Iraq have rallied to the journalist’s cause and demanded his release.” Dec 21 16:59
schestowitz “The journalist’s lawyer said more than 1,000 lawyers had offered to defend him. University students gathered in Falluja on Wednesday to show their support for him, raising their shoes and throwing rocks at US soldiers, who reportedly opened fire above the crowd. Protesters said one student was injured.” Dec 21 17:00
zoobab http://www.noooxml.org/forum/t-114765/microsoft… Dec 21 17:01
schestowitz “Obama continues to support making ethanol for cars from corn, a practice which feeds cars at the expense of feeding people.” http://www.stallman.org/archives/2008-se… Dec 21 17:01
schestowitz “150,000 Haitians protested to demand the return of their elected President Aristide, who was kidnaped by US agents and taken to exile.” < http://www.stallman.org/archives/2008-sep-dec.html… > Dec 21 17:02
schestowitz New ugly details about potential licensing of OOXML patents: http://boycottnovell.com/2008/12/21/cat-i… Dec 21 17:19
schestowitz bbl Dec 21 17:19
trmanco Linux netbook market share dwindling down: http://gerry.ws/2008/12/426/linux-netbook… Dec 21 17:30
zoobab 24C3: EU-EPLA and Community Patent: Software Patents reloaded Dec 21 17:38
zoobab http://www.youtube.com/w… Dec 21 17:39
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_doug schest ?? Dec 21 18:53
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neighborlee interesting they keep  bringing up RAND(Z), when googling finds nothing on it, not only that but the wwwc considering it at one time, but after considerable reistance from many sources, abandoned this strategy in order to aim for royalty free licensing instead: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki… ” Providing really free software for a standard that incorporates RAND components therefore is a pro Dec 21 19:06
neighborlee blem for the free and open source community. “ Dec 21 19:06
neighborlee http://boycottnovell.com/2008/1… < brought up here again, last post. Dec 21 19:08
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_doug schest ?? anyone ??? any of you lurkers ?? Dec 21 19:49
schestowitz brb Dec 21 19:50
schestowitz just got bck Dec 21 19:50
_doug have to go .. see you tomorrow … Dec 21 19:55
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schestowitz zoobab: good video, check out: http://www.fool.com/investing/val… Dec 21 20:35
schestowitz MS press: “It seems to me that Mr. Softy is up to his old tricks again. The target this time is the OpenDocument standard, a free and open alternative to Microsoft’s own Office formats for text documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more. The standard’s biggest proponent so far is Sun Microsystems (Nasdaq: JAVA) and its StarOffice/OpenOffice software packages” Dec 21 20:35
schestowitz “… I still think that both Sun and Novell have become pawns of the Monopoly, to replace SCO. Some of the articles Grouch has listed tend to support that view.[...] Novell may not Linux much either, althoughthey own SuSE. They did mach damage to SuSE by the patent deal with M$. I have wondered if they acquired SuSE to be able to kill it off at a suitable moment. Such things are not unknown in the corporate world.” Dec 21 21:14
schestowitz http://www.groklaw.net/article.php… Dec 21 21:15
schestowitz Cutting Research Threatens Progress, Lawmaker Says < http://www.pcworld.com/article/155841/resea… > Dec 21 21:18
schestowitz Report: Former Vodafone chief to pull out of Yahoo CEO search < http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-… > Dec 21 21:23
schestowitz YouTube overtakes Yahoo, Microsoft in U.S. search < http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=11312 > Dec 21 21:25
schestowitz Microsoft seems to be ‘planting’ advertsarticles… http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?A… Dec 21 21:27
schestowitz Tim Anderson also writes for the Grauniad: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/200… … pro-Microsoft, as usual.. Dec 21 21:39
neighborlee nasty ;) Dec 21 21:47
neighborlee both are losing massive ground to wii anyway LOL Dec 21 21:48
neighborlee no contest Dec 21 21:48
schestowitz Yes, but Microsoft doesn’t mention the “W” word Dec 21 21:48
neighborlee my friend just got her own wii/wiifit and is loving it..as well as her new wii game starwars: force unleashed Dec 21 21:48
neighborlee heh I dont doubt it Dec 21 21:49
schestowitz MS: “We do well” you: “compared to who?” MS: “Gotta go!” Dec 21 21:49
neighborlee rofl Dec 21 21:49
schestowitz They lose BILLIONS!! Dec 21 21:49
schestowitz 7 billions at last count Dec 21 21:50
neighborlee gez Dec 21 21:50
schestowitz Zune too, but not as much Dec 21 21:51
schestowitz Windows Mobile must have lost billions too and new rumours suggest that Microsoft will try to ‘Zunify’ this dying O/S. Dec 21 21:51
schestowitz http://www.htlounge.net/article/… Dec 21 21:52
neighborlee go bama! Dec 21 21:52
schestowitz Oh mama! Dec 21 21:53
neighborlee lol Dec 21 21:53
schestowitz MOG promotes MS EEE (against ODF): “Ah, the Christmas spirit of “peace on earth, goodwill to men” must be wafting over Redmond, Washington.” Dec 21 22:14
schestowitz Microsoft fights with crisis < http://www.pb.pl/Default2.aspx?ArticleID=181… > Dec 21 22:20
schestowitz What to make of this site? I was never sure.. In Ten Years: Microsoft < http://www.minyanville.com/arti… > Dec 21 22:22
schestowitz PJ’s has been gone for almost 2 weeks. She disconnected herself (members only)… http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?stor… Dec 21 22:31
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schestowitz InformationWeek (Microsoft friend) to Microsoft’s ‘rescue’: http://www.informationweek.com/blog… Dec 21 22:38
trmanco Is Cloud Computing Vaporware?: http://www.pcworld.com/article/15585… Dec 21 22:43
schestowitz What is cloud? Dec 21 22:44
schestowitz Haha. Ovum. I like them in general. Dec 21 22:45
MinceR Morph Ovum! Dec 21 22:45
schestowitz :-) They are usually quite honest, like 451 Group Dec 21 22:46
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schestowitz “Think that the RIAA is getting sensible? Think again: it’s just getting clever: [...] Yup, it’s that old favourite: three strikes and you’re out…” < http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com/2008/… > Dec 21 23:58
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  1. [Meme] Linus Gabriel Sebastian Takes GNU/Linux for a (Tail)'Spin'

    If you’re trying to prove that GNU/Linux is NOT Windows, then “haha! Well done…”



  2. GNU/Linux is for Freedom and It'll Gain Many Users When (or Where) People Understand What Software (or Computing) Freedom Means

    Software that respects people's freedom (and by extension privacy as well) is an alluring proposition; those who choose to try GNU/Linux for the wrong reasons are likely the wrong target audience for advocates



  3. Amid Reports of Microsoft's Competition Crimes in Europe...

    European companies are complaining, but they seem to overlook the principal aspect of an imperialistic system with bottomless pockets (almost 30 trillion dollars in debt already; US national debt soared again last month); Microsoft is shielded by a political system with military (“defence”) as bailout budget to help cushion international expansion for data grab and technical leverage, as we've seen in the case of EPO (this is all political, not technical, and should thus be treated as a political/corruption issue)



  4. Is Linus Trolling the GNU/Linux Community?

    This new video responds to what many sites have been provoked into amplifying



  5. Links 27/11/2021: Tux Paint 0.9.27 and SeaMonkey 1.1.19 in EasyOS

    Links for the day



  6. [Meme] Keeping Our Distance From Microsoft

    The OSI is the dagger, the Linux Foundation is the knife, and many others are the sword by which Microsoft tries to get into the very heart of GNU/Linux and extinguish the Free software movement



  7. Microsoft Edge Encourages Indebted Americans to Guilt-spend Just in Time for Christmas

    Guest post by Ryan, reprinted with permission



  8. IRC Proceedings: Friday, November 26, 2021

    IRC logs for Friday, November 26, 2021



  9. 38+ Years of GNU and 19+ Years of FSF Associate Membership

    “On November 25, 2002,” Wikipedia notes, “the FSF launched the FSF Associate Membership program for individuals.” As the above video points out, it all started almost 40 years ago.



  10. Gemini as a Platform for Gamers

    Contrary to what people often assume (or are led to assume), even without client-side scripting Gemini can accomplish a great deal; early adopters, many of whom are technical, test the limits of the very minimalistic (by design and intention) specification



  11. Improved Workflows: Achievement Unlocked

    Today we've completed a bunch of small projects that can make us more efficient (e.g. more Daily Links per day, more articles); the above video was recorded many hours ago to accompany the outline below



  12. Links 26/11/2021: New Complaint About Microsoft Competition Crimes in Europe, EuroLinux 8.5, GhostBSD 21.11.24, and Kiwi TCMS 10.5 Released

    Links for the day



  13. Links 26/11/2021: F35 Elections, Whonix 16.0.3.7, OSMC's November Refresh With Kodi 19.3

    Links for the day



  14. IRC Proceedings: Thursday, November 25, 2021

    IRC logs for Thursday, November 25, 2021



  15. IRC Proceedings: Wednesday, November 24, 2021

    IRC logs for Wednesday, November 24, 2021



  16. Links 25/11/2021: PHP 8.1.0 Released and Linux 5.15.5

    Links for the day



  17. IBM as Master of Hypocrisy

    Free software projects and Free software developers have long been humiliated by corporations of Western misogynists, falsely claiming that the Free software community isn’t inclusive enough (these are shameless projection tactics; as a matter of public record, the exact opposite is true) and even the eradication of supposedly offensive language isn’t something IBM takes seriously



  18. Links 25/11/2021: LibreOffice 7.2.3 and Mesa 21.2.6 Released

    Links for the day



  19. [Meme] So Desperate That Edge Cannot Even Exceed 4% That They Block Rival Web Browsers

    Linux/Android/Free Software/GNU (they go by very many names/brands) may continue to grow to the point where Windows is as irrelevant as Blackberry; this means that Microsoft’s grip on the Web too has slipped — to the point where Microsoft frantically uses 'bailout' money to hijack LinkedIn, GitHub, etc. (it also rebrands almost everything as "Azure" or clown to fake a perception of growth)



  20. Windows Vista Service Pack 11 (Vista 11) Has Failed to Curb the Growth of GNU/Linux

    Windows market share continues to decrease in spite of billions of dollars spent bribing the media for fake hype, especially in light of a new Windows Service Pack (SP), Vista SP 11



  21. Links 25/11/2021: Proton 6.3-8 and Linux Mint Compared to Ubuntu

    Links for the day



  22. 3.5 Years Later the 'Master' of Fedora is Still Microsoft and IBM Cannot Be Bothered to Alter Git Branch Names (Refuting or Ignoring Its Very Own Directive About Supposedly Racially-Insensitive Terms)

    Today we demonstrate the hypocrisy of IBM; years after telling us that we should shun the term "master" and repeatedly insisting it had a racist connotation at least 65 Fedora repositories, still controlled by Microsoft, still use "master"



  23. Changing the Arrangement While News is a Bit Slow(er)

    I've made it easier for myself to keep abreast of things like IRC channels and networks (incidentally, a day ago Freenode reopened to anonymous logins) and I've improved monitoring of the Web sites, Gemini capsule etc. (this video is unplanned and improvised)



  24. Links 24/11/2021: Alpine Linux 3.15 and Endless OS 4.0 Released

    Links for the day



  25. [Meme] Jimmy Zemlin Loves Microsoft

    It’s funny, isn’t it? Lying for a living and sucking up to the liars pays off; you get to plunder actual Linux users while leaving Linux morally and financially bankrupt



  26. Links 24/11/2021: PHP Foundation and Flatpak Criticisms

    Links for the day



  27. IRC Proceedings: Tuesday, November 23, 2021

    IRC logs for Tuesday, November 23, 2021



  28. Links 24/11/2021: Rust Crisis and Team UPC Still Faking 'Progress'

    Links for the day



  29. Links 23/11/2021: New GNU Parallel and Memories of David H. Adler (Perl, Raku)

    Links for the day



  30. In Light of Fast-Accelerating Deterioration -- Sometimes Weaponisation -- Getting Off the World Wide Web (to the Extent Feasible) Makes You Saner and Less Susceptible to Manipulation, Lies

    Almost no sites are speaking about it (probably because they have no presence on the Internet except on the Web), but it's time to motivate more people to get off the Web, for their own good and for society's sake...


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