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  • GNU/Linux

    • Desktop/Laptop

      • Distro WatchReview: Running desktop Linux software on Android

        In the past we have spent some time talking about various ways to run Android applications on GNU/Linux distributions, typically by using sandboxing tools such as Anbox and Waydroid. This week we would like to explore the reverse and talk about running GNU/Linux software on a device which is already running Android.

        There are a number of chroot environments and containers which can be installed on Android in order to run a minimal desktop Linux distribution on a phone or tablet. This week I want to focus on one project in particular: UserLAnd. According to the UserLAnd website, the project provides an easy way to set up and run desktop Linux distributions on a phone or tablet (Android is currently supported, but it looks like there are plans to work with iOS in the future). This is accomplished without requiring the user to root their phone. In fact, all we should need to do is install the UserLAnd app from the Play store and launch it.

    • Audiocasts/Shows

    • Kernel Space

      • LWNKernel prepatch 5.18-rc6 [LWN.net]

        The 5.18-rc6 kernel prepatch is out for testing. “Please do go test it all out – because things may look good now, but continued testing is the only thing that will make sure.”

    • Applications

      • Bloat

        I, too, deeply appreciate the Unix philosophy when it comes to system-level utilities and command line tools, but when it comes to GUI apps, and cross-platform ones at that, things get a lot less clear.

        Software being “bloated” is an interesting concept. It is a very relative term, for one thing. Something that was considered bloated 20 years ago is extremely small and zippy by today’s standards. We didn’t have an expectation of needing 8-16 GB of RAM in our computers back then… One way to look at bloat is to invent/find an alternative implementation that achieves the same functionality with less “bloat”, but this is open to subjective importance placed on things like UX quality. The term is also vague enough to apply to non-technical aspects. Bloated software may have too broad a scope, having too many features that only loosely fit together. An overly long feature list can be a point of concern, much like when a restaurant’s menu covers too many cuisines — surely the execution can’t be top notch all around. In a very concrete way, the number of features is a measure of the complexity of the code base, and higher complexity can be linked to “bloat”, bugs, and generally poorer software quality. But the thing is, features aren’t all equally complex and large. A 100 small and simple features is more manageable than 10 large and complex features.

      • Linux LinksBest Free and Open Source Alternatives to Apple MainStage – LinuxLinks

        Apple, Microsoft, Alphabet (Google’s parent), Amazon and Facebook dominate the tech landscape. Their dominance is so broad they account for more than 20% of the S&P 500.

        There are many things to admire about Apple’s hardware and software. Apple make great looking (albeit expensive) hardware. Over the years key successes include the iPhone, iPad, iPod, and the MacBook Air. The company designs its own hardware and software. This gives them the power to make an operating system and suite of apps that are tailor-made and optimized for their hardware. Apple also operates the Apple Music and Apple TV media distribution platforms.

        macOS is Apple’s proprietary operating system for its line of Macintosh computers. Its interface, known as Aqua, is highly polished and built on top of a BSD derivative (Darwin). There’s a whole raft of proprietary applications that are developed by Apple for their operating software. This software is not available for Linux and there’s no prospect of that position changing.

        In 2020, Apple began the Apple silicon transition, using self-designed, 64-bit ARM-based Apple M1 processors on new Mac computers. Maybe it’s the perfect time to move away from the proprietary world of Apple, and embrace the open source Linux scene.

    • Instructionals/Technical

      • Kevin CoxRSS Feed Best Practises

        These are some technical tips for publishing a blog. These have nothing to do with good content, just how to share that content. The recommendations are roughly in order of importance and have rationale for why they are that important.

      • Linux Shell TipsHow to Set Wget Connection Timeout in Linux

        Working under a Linux operating system environment grants you the flexibility of choosing how you wish to download your files from a transparent URL. Most users are familiar with Linux’s interactive approach to such file download.

        This interactive approach relates to the use of a web browser where a user clicks on an availed download button and waits for the file download to start until it successfully finishes.

      • How to Install Ubuntu Server 22.04 LTS Step by Step

        Hello Ubuntu folks, Canonical has released its latest operating system Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish) for desktop and servers. This is an LTS release, means we will get support and updates till next 5 years (2027). In this guide, we will cover how to install Ubuntu Server 22.04 LTS step by step along with screenshots.

      • How to Install PHP-FPM with Apache on Ubuntu 22.04

        How to install PHP-FPM with Apache on Ubuntu 22.04. There are two distinct options to run PHP using the web server. One is using the PHP’s CGI and the other one is FPM. FPM is a process manager to manage the FastCGI in PHP. Apache ships with mod_php by default and works with all major web servers. With mod_php there is a little performance issue because it locks out the process.

        In this guide you are learn how to setup PHP 8.1-FPM and configure it with Apache and also configure PHP variables.

      • UNIX CopHow To Install Wireshark on Fedora 36

        In this article, we will explain how to install Wireshark on the Ubuntu system. The installation procedures have been tested on Fedora 36.

        Wireshark is a free and open-source packet analyzer. It is used for network troubleshooting, analysis, software and communications protocol development, and education. Originally named Ethereal, the project was renamed Wireshark in May 2006 due to trademark issues.

        It’s a network protocol analyzer tool indispensable for system administration and security.It drills down and displays data travelling on the network.Wireshark allows you to either capture live network packets or to save it for offline analysis.

        One of the features of Wireshark that you will love to learn is the display filter which lets you inspect only that traffic you are really interested in. Wireshark is available for various platforms including Windows, Linux, MacOS, FreeBSD, and some others.

      • UNIX CopHow to install BoxBilling on Ubuntu/Debian Servers

        How to install BoxBilling on Ubuntu/Debian Servers

        BoxBilling is a free open-source, client and billing management solution. It is a more of a hosting billing solution like WHMCS etc, Blesta etc. It comes with many features like automatic invoicing, Support for multiple payment gateways, Integration for multiple panels like cPanel, SolusVM etc. It can also be used for Licence Provisioning. Since it is open source and it has a great API which allows headroom for more automation and customization.

      • UNIX CopInstall ONLYOFFICE Docs on Ubuntu 22.04

        Today you will learn how to Install ONLYOFFICE Docs on Ubuntu 22.04

        An open-source office suite that comprises web-based viewers and collaborative editors for text documents, spreadsheets, and presentations providing high compatibility with OOXML files such as .docx, .xlsx, .pptx and other popular formats such as .doc, .odt, .rtf, ,txt, .pdf, xls, .ods, .csv and much more.

      • ByteXDHow to Install & Configure VNC Server on Ubuntu 22.04 or 20.04

        VNC (Virtual Network Computing) is a visual connection system that enables you to interact with the graphical desktop environment of a remote PC using a mouse and a keyboard.

        If you have worked with Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) before, think of VNC as an open-source alternative.

      • LXerMy Linux Laptop

        Ok, so here I am with a laptop that I finally got Linux to install too and now it won’t boot into the Windows install it came with. I was only wanting to keep Windows around for some hypothetical reason that I might need it someday for some reason I could never think of if you really asked me. Donny was right, why keep it around if I’m not even going to use it?

        Well, I quickly got up the courage and booted into the jump drive and from there installed Garuda Linux over everything including Windows. I only have Linux on my laptop now. Woo Hoo! It has been a few months now and everything works. Every time I have needed it to do something it has been able to do it. Internet, bluetooth, camera etc.

        I have been experimenting with Linux commands on the command line and learning about the changes and modifications I can do from there, I’m no guru but I am doing my best to learn and keep learning. I have not had any issues with programs running like they are supposed to or getting errors even though Garuda is a ‘rolling release’ distro. The system prompts me to update every week or so, I update, the system works.

    • Games

      • HackadayClassic Tamagotchi Is Reincarnated In Modern Hardware

        If you thought that Tamagotchis were a late ’90s fad that has faded from most people’s memory by now, you’d be wrong: the franchise is still alive and well today, with new models being released regularly. But even the original model from 1996, known as Tamagotchi P1, is being kept alive by a small group of enthusiasts. When ROM dumps of the original hardware began floating around the internet a couple of years ago, even those without the real thing could run these virtual pets in an emulator.

    • Distributions

      • IBM/Red Hat/Fedora

        • In The IBM i Trenches With: Chilli IT [Ed: IBM-sponsored fluff from Timothy Prickett Morgan without disclosure of the conflict of interest]

          This week, we are talking to Chilli IT, a managed services provider and reseller for Power Systems machinery running IBM i as well as IBM Storwize and FlashSystem storage that was founded in 2003 and that is located in Chester, just a stone’s throw away from both Liverpool and Manchester in the northwest of England, one of the manufacturing and distribution centers of the United Kingdom and therefore a natural home to the AS/400 and its successors.

          We sat down with two of Chilli IT’s co-founders, Richard Warren, managing director, and Stan Wilkins, technical director, who have a long history in the IBM midrange dating back to the time that they all worked at Oak Brook International, an offshoot of the European arm of Real Solutions, the software and services arm of giant systems reseller and lessor El Camino Resources based in Southern California back in the 1990s. The Oak Brook name is a reference to the Chicago neighborhood where high availability software supplier Lakeview Technology, the creator of the MIMIX tools, was located, and if you are curious, the name Chilli is a reference to the “hot topic” designation that AS/400 architect Frank Soltis used in his Inside The AS/400 book published in 1996.

      • Debian Family

        • Sparky Linux 6.3 Available to Download – LinuxStoney

          A new version of Sparky Linux from stable line 6.3 “Po Tolo” has been released and available to download.

          SparkyLinux is a Linux distro built on Debian. It has a rich set of programs, codecs and plug-ins pre-installed, allowing you to work freely on your computer.

    • Devices/Embedded

      • CNX Software$95 Banana Pi BPI-R2 Pro 5-port Gigabit Ethernet router board is powered by Rockchip RK3568 SoC – CNX Software

        Banana Pi BPI-R2 Pro is an update to the Banana Pi BPI R2 router board that replaces MediaTek MT7623A quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor with a much more powerful Rockchip RK3568 quad-core Cortex-A55 processor.

        The Banana Pi BPI-R2 Pro board looks very similar to the first generation R2 board with the same dimensions, 2GB RAM, HDMI & DSI display interfaces, five Gigabit Ethernet ports, one SATA port, two USB 3.0 ports, and one mPCIe socket, but it also adds one M.2 socket, support for MIPI CSI cameras, and extra storage with a 16GB eMMC flash.

      • HackadayCreating An Image Format For Embedded Hardware

        Whether its one of those ubiquitous little OLED displays or a proper LCD panel, once you’ve got something a bit more capable than the classic 16×2 character LCD wired up to your microcontroller, there’s an excellent chance you’ll want to start displaying some proper images. Generally speaking that means you’ll be working with bitmap files, but as you might expect when pushing a decades-old file format into an application it was never intended for, things can get a little messy. Which is why [gfcwfzkm] has created the Portable Image File (PIF) format.

    • Free, Libre, and Open Source Software

      • MedevelNotabase is your open-source reliable personal knowledge base

        Notabase is a free open-source note-taking and a Markdown editor for users who take regular notes and require a high level of organization.

      • Web Browsers

        • Mozilla

          • TalospaceThe Talospace Project: Firefox 100 on POWER

            You know, it’s not been a great weekend. Between striking out on some classic hardware projects, leaving printed circuit board corpses in my living room like some alternative universe fusion of William Gibson and Jeffrey Dahmer, one of the yard sprinkler valves has decided it will constantly water the hedge (a couple hundred bucks to fix) and I managed to re-injure my calf muscle sprinting to try to get a phone call (it went pop, I yelped and they hung up anyway). But Firefox is now at version 100, so there’s that. Besides the pretty version window when you start it up, it has captions on picture-in-picture and various performance improvements.

      • Programming/Development

        • Russ Allbery: C TAP Harness 4.8

          C TAP Harness is my C implementation of the Perl “Test Anything Protocol” test suite framework. It includes test runner and libraries for both C and shell.

          This is mostly a cleanup release to resync with other utility libraries. It does fix an installation problem by managing symlinks correctly, and adds support for GCC 11′s new deallocation warnings.

        • Russ Allbery: rra-c-util 10.2

          There are two major changes in this release. The first is Autoconf support for PCRE2, the new version of the Perl-Compatible Regular Expression library (PCRE1 is now deprecated), which was the motivation for a new release. The second is a huge update to the Perl formatting rules due to lots of work by Julien ÉLIE for INN.

        • Russ Allbery: remctl 3.18

          remctl is a simple RPC mechanism using Kerberos GSS-API authentication (or SSH authentication).

          The primary change in this release, and the reason for the release, is to add support for PCRE2, the latest version of the Perl-Compatible Regular Expression library, since PCRE1 is now deprecated.

          This release also improves some documentation, marks the allocation functions in the C client library with deallocation functions for GCC 11, and fixes some issues with the Python and Ruby bindings that were spotted by Ken Dreyer, as well as the normal update of portability support.

        • Medevelpluggable.js takes mins to add a plugin architecture in your JavaScript project

          pluggable.js lets you make your JS project extendable via plugins, while still keeping sensitive objects and data private within es2015 modules or through closures.

          It was originally written for converse.js, to provide a plugin architecture that allows 3rd party developers to extend and override private objects and backbone.js classes, but it does not require nor depend on either library.

  • Leftovers

    • Focussing on Remembering with Retrieval Practice

      It is easy, under the pressure of exams, to focus on revising the material as easily and quickly as possible. Creating and reading through summaries can give you that warm feeling of having made rapid progress. You copied key points from your textbook yesterday, and reading through your notes it all looks familiar and you feel that it has been learned. You go into class and your teacher reviews what was covered last lesson, and you recognise all that is said. You become more confident that you are done, that reading through your notes again before the exam will get you through comfortably. But the exam doesn’t go well, so next time you work harder, write more notes, listen more carefully to the teacher in the reviews. You work harder and harder, but the grade improvements don’t come. What is going wrong?

    • HackadayA Crazy Wave Automaton

      [Henk Rijckhaert] recently participated in a “secret Santa” gift exchange. In a secret Santa, everyone’s name goes in a hat, and each person must pick a name without looking. Each gives a gift to the person whose name they drew.

    • Hardware

      • HackadayPrusa’s Official Enclosure Pulls Out All The Stops

        It’s well known in the desktop 3D printing world that you get what you pay for. If you want to spend under $300 USD, you get a Creality Ender 3 and deal with its slightly half-baked nature. Or if you’ve got the money to burn, you buy a Prusa i3 MK3 and know that you’ll remain on the cutting edge thanks to a constantly evolving slicer and regular hardware revisions.

      • HackadayAltaid 8800 Puts A Front Panel In Your Pocket

        It’s safe to say that the Altair 8800 is one of the most iconic, and important, computers ever created. The kit-built machine is widely regarded as the first commercially successful personal computer, and as such, intact specimens are bona fide historical artifacts when and if they ever come up on the second-hand market. Accordingly there’s a cottage industry out there dedicated to making affordable replicas, which more often than not, leverage modern hardware to emulate the original hardware.

      • HackadayReviving A 1974 Sinclair Scientific Calculator

        When a treasure of retrotechnology fails to work, the natural next step is to have a go at repairing it. [Adam Wilson] found himself in this position when he acquired a 1974 Sinclair Cambridge Scientific calculator, and his progress with the device makes for an interesting read.

    • Health/Nutrition/Agriculture

    • Integrity/Availability

      • Proprietary

        • India TimesAGCO ransomware attack disrupts tractor sales during U.S. planting season [iophk: Windows TCO]

          U.S. agricultural equipment maker AGCO Corp said on Friday a ransomware attack was affecting operations at some of its production facilities, and dealers said tractor sales had been stalled during the crucial planting season.

          Georgia-based AGCO said in a statement it expects operations at some facilities to be affected for “several days and potentially longer.”

          The ransomware attack comes at a time U.S. agricultural equipment makers were already facing persistent supply chain disruptions and labor strikes that left them unable to meet equipment demand from farmers.

        • IT WireAustralia has 4th highest cybercrime rate worldwide: Surfshark study [iophk: Windows TCO]

          Australia is ranked fourth in a global list of countries with the most cybercrime, with 102 victims per one millon internet users – roughly eight times less than the United States.

    • Defence/Aggression

    • Finance

      • Common DreamsOpinion | Most Price Increases From Inflation Have Gone to Corporate Profits

        When the history of the 2020s is written, the current inflation panic could very well rival the “but her emails” canard surrounding Hillary Clinton in 2016: The impacts on U.S. politics have been profound, and decidedly negative from any progressive standpoint.

      • Common DreamsOpinion | Our Outrageous CEO-Worker Pay Gap: Unfair and Unwise

        Would you like to see the evidence that shows how top American corporate CEOs are contributing far more to the success of their enterprises than their British counterparts? Sorry, that evidence does not exist. We have no research that demonstrates the superior talent of top U.S. corporate execs.

    • AstroTurf/Lobbying/Politics

      • TruthOutFirst Quarter of 2022 Sees Record $1 Billion Spent on Lobbying
      • The NationThe Son of Ferdinand Marcos May Be Hours From Returning the Family to Power

        When Filipinos thronged Manila’s streets in February 1986 calling for an end to Ferdinand Marcos’s despotic regime, Guia and Hugo Yonzon joined the hundreds of thousands of protesters marching down the main highway girding the city. For the Yonzons, as for many who joined the protest that toppled Marcos and came to be known as the “People Power Revolution,” the cause was personal. Both artists in their 30s, the Yonzons had been anti-Marcos activists since college. They contributed to information-sharing networks that were forced underground after Marcos declared martial law in 1972, and had friends among the tens of thousands who were killed, tortured, or disappeared by his administration.

      • New York TimesTikTok May Be More Dangerous Than It Looks

        Let’s call this the data espionage problem. Apps like TikTok collect data from users. That data could be valuable to foreign governments. That’s why the Army and Navy banned TikTok from soldiers’ work phones, and why Senator Josh Hawley wrote a bill to ban it on all government devices.

        TikTok is working on an answer: “Project Texas,” a plan to host data for U.S. customers on U.S. servers, and somehow restrict access by its parent company. But as Emily Baker-White of Buzzfeed News writes in an excellent report, “Project Texas appears to be primarily an exercise in geography, one that seems well positioned to address concerns about the Chinese government accessing Americans’ personal information. But it does not address other ways that China could weaponize the platform, like tweaking TikTok algorithms to increase exposure to divisive content, or adjusting the platform to seed or encourage disinformation campaigns.”

        Let’s call this the manipulation problem. TikTok’s real power isn’t over our data. It’s over what users watch and create. It’s over the opaque algorithm that governs what gets seen and what doesn’t.

        TikTok has been thick with videos backing the Russian narrative on the war in Ukraine. Media Matters, for instance, tracked an apparently coordinated campaign driven by 186 Russian TikTok influencers who normally post beauty tips, prank videos and fluff. And we know that China has been amplifying Russian propaganda worldwide. How comfortable are we with not knowing whether the Chinese Communist Party decided to weigh in on how the algorithm treats these videos? How comfortable will we be with a similar situation in five years, when TikTok is even more entrenched in the lives of Americans, and the company has freedom it may not feel today to operate as it pleases?

      • Common DreamsOpinion | US Double Standard on Display in Tepid Response to Israel’s Theft of Palestinian Land

        The Deputy Spokesperson for the State Department, Jalina Porter, on Friday condemned the Israeli government’s announcement that it would build 4,000 further housing units in the Palestinian West Bank, i.e., it would steal land owned by Palestinian families and bring in squatters from Israel to squat on that land.

    • Misinformation/Disinformation

      • Deutsche WelleDisinformation on the frontlines: ‘War is not just bombs and tanks’

        Justin Arenstein: We at Code for Africa started tracking influence operations designed to subvert the media in 2012, first by criminal cabals like the Guptas and their British strategists involved in ‘state capture’ corruption in places like South Africa. But increasingly, we have also looked into disinformation campaigns accompanying insurgencies, manufactured conflicts and civil wars in the Sahel region, and counties like Ethiopia, the Central African Republic (CAR), Niger, Mali and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

        Insurgencies are very good at messaging and pointing out the failing of governments, or democratic processes. But we realized there was was a lot of coordinated, inauthentic amplifications of that messaging.

    • Civil Rights/Policing

    • Monopolies

      • FOSS Patents: Mobile app markets: Apple seeks to defend the status quo and to defang procompetitive measures — instead, it should finally start to DEFINE the future

        Change is not just the law of life as JFK put it, but change is coming to iOS. Apple’s leadership may view it otherwise, but neither is it acceptable for a mobile OS duopoly to tax almost the entire software industry nor is it practical for a single company to be the censorship rulemaker and Judge Dredd (judge and executioner) of app reviews. If an app doesn’t violate a country’s laws, it must be available on iOS, “sí o sí” to put it in Spanish.

        The Dark Age for ISVs (independent software developers, i.e., the ones who depend on platforms) is coming to an end. There is light at the end of the tunnel in the form of the Open App Markets Act (OAMA) in the U.S. and/or the Digital Markets Act (DMA) in the EU. And Apple largely owes it to a district judge who erred to an unbelievable extent on the law, the economics, and the technology that it didn’t lose the first round against Epic Games.

      • Saisies-contrefaçons and trade secrets: developments in France since the 2018 reform [Ed: Team UPC's Matthieu Dhenne (Ipsilon), a litigation profiteer, on an alternative to the patent system]

        The transposition of the 2016 directive on trade secrets into French law by the law of 31 July 2018 and its implementing decree could have led to the expectation of difficulties with the so-called “saisies-contrefaçons”.

      • Patents

        • Via Licensing wireless members to join Sisvel 5G patent pool [Ed: Software patents in Europe]

          Then there was one. Via Licensing wants to join Sisvel’s 5G pool with its own portfolio of wireless patents, with a launch planned for autumn 2022. The new pool will also include patents for consumer electronics.

        • SOLiD and Jones Day repel CommScope infringement challenge [Ed: Promotional spam/ad dressed up as "reporting"; JUVE is just a directory for litigation company, with a "news" section that's "testimonials"]
        • Software Patents

          • IBM sues Farmville developer over data patents

            IBM filed a patent infringement suit against the video game developer behind games such as Farmville and Words with Friends in a Delaware federal court on Monday, May 2.

            The US technology company claimed that Zynga has used technology originally developed by IBM for its online service Prodigy, which was described in the suit as a “forerunner to today’s internet”.

            Zynga’s business model relies largely on monetising its games through the processing of user data, including targeted advertising.

            IBM claimed Zynga has used patented data analytics techniques without permission, helping it achieve revenues of almost $2 billion.

            “Like other modern technology companies, Zynga recognised IBM’s expertise in the field and decided to incorporate IBM’s prior innovations in big data, analytics, and online advertising instead of spending the time and money to develop its own techniques,” the complaint said.

            “As Zynga’s business has developed, it has continued to incorporate additional innovations pioneered by IBM,” it added. “But unlike dozens of Zynga’s peers in the industry, Zynga does not have a licence to use IBM’s patents.”

            According to the suit, Zynga and its subsidiary Chartboost infringed four IBM-owned patents covering technology developed for Prodigy.

            Prodigy was a joint venture with broadcaster CBS and retailer Sears, offering subscribers a range of networked and telecoms services.

            The patents-in-suit cover technologies including methods for improving network processing times and allowing more users to access the network.

            IBM claimed it notified Zynga of its infringement as far back as 2014, and has been trying to negotiate a licence since then.

            Zynga could soon be part of video game company Take-Two Interactive, which announced in January its plans to buy the video game developer for $12.7 billion.

      • Copyrights

        • Torrent FreakRIAA Uses DMCA Subpoena to Go After Discord Pirates

          The RIAA has obtained a subpoena at a Columbia federal court that requires Discord to identify people who shared pirated content on the platform. While this is an isolated request, it’s possible that the music group will use this legal tool to identify other alleged copyright infringers in the future.

        • Torrent FreakPirate Site Blocking is Making its Way Into Free Trade Agreements

          The new free trade agreement between Australia and the UK includes a site blocking paragraph. The text requires the countries to provide injunctive relief to require ISPs to prevent subscribers from accessing pirate sites. While this doesn’t change much for the two countries, rightsholders are already eying similar requirements for trade deals with other nations.

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    The sick old habit of exploiting kids for Public Relations (PR) and marketing purposes is all too common at the EPO (they’re constantly exploiting “the children” to associate criticism of the EPO with demeaning the young and innocent), but the management — which enjoys nepotism and immunity rather than relevant skills — carries on today and it’s being called “inaugural”

  23. [Meme] Snake on a Plane

    The EPO‘s President ‘Monopoly Tony’ (António Campinos), whom you never see wearing a mask (none of the photo ops; he does not even socially distance himself from peers, he wears sneakers instead of masks) during the height of a pandemic, is the "f***ing president"; don’t tell him to wear one…

  24. Microsoft GitHub Exposé — Part XX — Entering Phase II

    We're about to resume the long-running series about the sick clique which ran GitHub until the assault on women became too much of a liability (among other wrongdoings and PR blunders)

  25. Links 24/05/2022: Fedora 37 Test Days and Tor Browser 11.0.13

    Links for the day

  26. Microsoft Vidal, as USPTO Director, Already Plays 'Political Cards' to Disguise and Deflect Away From the Corporate Agenda

    Microsoft Vidal, another corporate pawn in charge of the world’s most dangerous patent system, is using soft-spoken defle

  27. Links 24/05/2022: WAL-G 2.0

    Links for the day

  28. IRC Proceedings: Monday, May 23, 2022

    IRC logs for Monday, May 23, 2022

  29. Unethical Advertising, Published as So-called 'Articles', in CNX Software

    As we noted earlier this year, the CNX team is looking for money in the wrong places

  30. Links 23/05/2022: Broadcom to Buy VMware?

    Links for the day

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