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Links 4/10/2018: Tails 3.9.1, Fedora 29 Gnome 3.30 Test Day Tomorrow

Posted in News Roundup at 11:24 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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… (NARA) to destroy thousands of records that document unlawful ICE actions.

As Kali Holloway reported for AlterNet, these records include information on illegal detainment of immigrants, inhumane holding conditions, sexual abuses by officers, and wrongful deaths while in ICE custody. As Victoria López of the ACLU wrote, “ICE proposed various timelines for the destruction of these records ranging from 20 years for sexual assault and death records to three years for reports …


Links 20/7/2018: MusicBrainz is Back, Microsoft Pushing .NET Through Canonical

Posted in News Roundup at 1:23 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… UK personnel ‘could face murder trials’ over drone strikes, MPs warn

Adam Holloway MP: Britain must lead the way to create a global legal framework on drones

oday, we launch the report of the APPG on Drones inquiry, The UK’s Use of Armed Drones: Working with Partners. Following an independent process, our cross-party report shines a light on the risky ways that UK drone partnerships are being run, and makes recommendation to the Government to update Britain’s …


Links 12/6/2018: Neovim 0.3 and Wine 3.10

Posted in News Roundup at 1:55 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… ordering. I’d like to briefly point out another (new) one. Charles deGrazia (U. London, Royal Holloway College), Jesse Frumkin, Nicholas Pairolero (both of USPTO) have posted a new draft on SSRN, called Embracing Technological Similarity for the Measurement of Complexity and Patent Thickets.


This is an interesting study. The use of citations (versus technological class) will always be a limitation because not every patent in a thicket winds up being cited by others. However, the …


Links 9/4/2018: Linux 4.16.1, phpMyAdmin 4.8.0, GNU Mcron 1.1.1

Posted in News Roundup at 11:27 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… not understand … I’ve seen students burn for things like this.” In Biblical terms, Jonathan Holloway, then-Dean of Yale College, warned me against following through on a counter-protest. Our school motto is light and truth, but Holloway was preaching fire and brimstone.

In April 2017, the Yale College Republicans and I organized a counter-protest against graduate students’ symbolic “hunger strike” for unionization. Our counter-protest was a barbecue right next to the grad …


Links 13/12/2017: GIMP 2.9.8, Fedora 25 End Of Life, AltOS 1.8.3

Posted in News Roundup at 3:48 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… the applications I always installed was Notepad++, which Opensource.com community moderator Ruth Holloway looked at in 2016.

GIMP 2.9.8 Released with On-Canvas Gradient Editing, Better PSD Support

GIMP 2.9.8 has been released with on-canvas gradient editing, better handling of Adobe Photoshop PSD files, and support for those using GIMP on Wayland.

GIMP 2.9.8 Released With On-Canvas Gradient Editing, Wayland Support

GIMP 2.9.8 has been released as the newest …


Vista 10 is Widely Rejected Even at Zero Cost, So Microsoft Forces People to Install It

Posted in Microsoft, Vista 10, Windows at 8:45 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

“A suffragette is force-fed in HM Prison Holloway in the UK during hunger strikes for women’s suffrage” ( source : Wikipedia )

Summary : The pressure on Microsoft grows as belatedly, several weeks after this abuse began, corporate media is starting to realise and publicly acknowledge that Microsoft downloads and sometimes installs Vista 10 on people’s PCs without their consent

H OW CAN one tell that Vista 10 is a …


Links 30/11/2014: Debian Fork, New Mint Linux Releases

Posted in News Roundup at 3:57 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… Hornby’s debut novel High Fidelity will remember that much of it takes place in a record shop on Holloway Road called Championship Vinyl. Not surprisingly, Hollywood deemed Holloway a postcode too far when it adapted the 1995 book. The studio installed John Cusack and his music-buff sidekick in a sunny gaff in Chicago. At least, in 2000, Hornby’s obsessive blokes still sold rotating plastic discs. A decade later, the film business would have treated any story set in a music or bookshop as …


Links 28/1/2013: Galaxy S4 Rumours, Counter-Strike and Half-Life for GNU/Linux

Posted in News Roundup at 11:58 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… year of the Iraq invasion, Matthew Jones, a Reader in International History, at London’s Royal Holloway College, discovered “frighteningly frank” documents:1957 plans between then UK Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan, and then President, Dwight Eisenhower, endorsing: “a CIA-MI6 plan to stage fake border incidents as an excuse for an invasion (of Syria) by Syria’s pro-western neighbours.” (ii)

At the heart of the plan was the assassination of the perceived power behind then …

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