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schestowitz> Hi RoyJan 18 01:30
schestowitz> I hope you are doing fine.Jan 18 01:30
schestowitz> Jan 18 01:30
schestowitz> I was trying to add one article, but got this error. Looks like some Jan 18 01:30
schestowitz> configuration or installation issue of Tiny module.Jan 18 01:30
schestowitz> Here's the log. Please check. Thanks.Jan 18 01:30
schestowitzHi,Jan 18 01:30
schestowitzThere was a missing module. Please retry now.Jan 18 01:30
schestowitz> Hi all,Jan 18 01:33
schestowitz> Jan 18 01:33
schestowitz> Maybe phrase that bridges the gap is "unfairly excluded".Jan 18 01:33
schestowitz> Jan 18 01:33
schestowitz> We are all excluded from one thing or another. I can't join theJan 18 01:33
schestowitz> Women's Olympic Gymnastics Team, or get a table to dine in the ParisJan 18 01:33
schestowitz> Guy Savoy.Jan 18 01:33
schestowitz> Jan 18 01:33
schestowitz> But there are some things I should reasonably expect to be includedJan 18 01:33
schestowitz> in, like access to government, education, voting, food and basicJan 18 01:33
schestowitz> healthcare (although I realise that in the US, the latter isJan 18 01:33
schestowitz> controversial).Jan 18 01:33
schestowitz> Jan 18 01:33
schestowitz> Proprietary software creates many exclusions.Jan 18 01:33
schestowitz> Jan 18 01:33
schestowitz> Exclusion, incidentally via controlling technologies, whetherJan 18 01:33
schestowitz> proprietary or state imposed, is an injustice.Jan 18 01:33
schestowitz> Jan 18 01:33
schestowitz> There are different reasons someone may not be able to use a givenJan 18 01:33
schestowitz> technology;Jan 18 01:33
schestowitz> Jan 18 01:33
schestowitz> It's too hard. Beyond my cognitive or physical ability due toJan 18 01:33
schestowitz> age/frailty/immaturity. These may include real disabilities, likeJan 18 01:33
schestowitz> memory, eyesight, dyspraxia, ME, attention disorders etc.Jan 18 01:33
schestowitz> Jan 18 01:33
schestowitz> It's too expensive. I cannot afford the hardware, software or trainingJan 18 01:33
schestowitz> to make use of it. Today these include monthly subscriptions orJan 18 01:34
schestowitz> running costs.Jan 18 01:34
schestowitz> Jan 18 01:34
schestowitz> It's against ones ethical, religious, professional or family needs.Jan 18 01:34
schestowitz> This is the most interesting category and includes many casesJan 18 01:34
schestowitz> that deserve some thought:Jan 18 01:34
schestowitz> Jan 18 01:34
schestowitz> It can range from non-interoperability with existing work-flows,Jan 18 01:34
schestowitz> belongings and knowledge, to issues of trust and affiliation. PeopleJan 18 01:34
schestowitz> with enhanced security needs, including prominent public figures,Jan 18 01:34
schestowitz> victims or those on witness protection, or being a guardian of aJan 18 01:34
schestowitz> vulnerable person are the exceptions that highlight what should be aJan 18 01:34
schestowitz> general rule for all. It also includes straight-up politicalJan 18 01:34
schestowitz> choices. We are not forced to vote for a certain political party, soJan 18 01:34
schestowitz> why is being forced to directly support a criminal mega-corporationJan 18 01:34
schestowitz> any different?Jan 18 01:34
schestowitz> Jan 18 01:34
schestowitz> The first two categories relating to physical and financial capacityJan 18 01:34
schestowitz> are generally recognised under the banner of "accessibility".Jan 18 01:34
schestowitz> Jan 18 01:34
schestowitz> The last category, which is far larger in any society that believesJan 18 01:34
schestowitz> itself "free" and open to choice, is not really "recognised" becauseJan 18 01:34
schestowitz> we live in a society were technological imposition under the guise ofJan 18 01:34
schestowitz> what is "necessary" or "inevitable" grows daily.Jan 18 01:34
schestowitz> Jan 18 01:34
schestowitz> My position is that, if we're going to have technology - much of whichJan 18 01:34
schestowitz> makes life objectively worse - forced down our throats, then it may asJan 18 01:34
schestowitz> well be Free/Libre technology.Jan 18 01:34
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schestowitz  <li>Jan 18 11:57
schestowitz                                    <h5><a href="">Multi-function device displays PC data and news</a></h5>Jan 18 11:57
schestowitz                                    <blockquote>Jan 18 11:57
-TechBytesBot/ | Multi-function device displays PC data and news | Arduino BlogJan 18 11:57
schestowitz                                        <p>While the typical computer user doesn’t need to worry about it, those of us who overclock our computers or run them hard like to know how they’re performing. If, for example, you overclock your CPU, then you probably want to keep an eye on its temperature to ensure that it doesn’t exceed a safe level. This multi-function device, designed by Mirko Pavleski, displays all kinds of PC data and even Jan 18 11:57
schestowitzcurrent news.</p>Jan 18 11:57
schestowitz                                    </blockquote>Jan 18 11:57
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schestowitz                                    <h5><a href="">What We All Want</a></h5>Jan 18 11:58
-TechBytesBot/ | What We All Want – PurismJan 18 11:58
schestowitz                                    <blockquote>Jan 18 11:58
schestowitz                                        <p>What we all want is pretty simple:</p>Jan 18 11:58
schestowitz                                        <p>We want individual freedom.</p>Jan 18 11:58
schestowitz                                        <p>We want peace of mind that we are safe.</p>Jan 18 11:58
schestowitz                                        <p>We want to control our own digital lives.</p>Jan 18 11:58
schestowitz                                        <p>a We want to be free.</p>Jan 18 11:58
schestowitz                                    </blockquote>Jan 18 11:58
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schestowitz                                    <h5><a href="">The Arduino Launch Control System is a model rocket enthusiast’s dream</a></h5>Jan 18 11:59
-TechBytesBot/ | The Arduino Launch Control System is a model rocket enthusiast’s dream | Arduino BlogJan 18 11:59
schestowitz                                    <blockquote>Jan 18 11:59
schestowitz                                        <p>This robust launch controller provides environmental data and a great deal of safety. Its built-in sensors provides three key data points: temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure. That information can convey valuable insight when evaluating the performance of a rocket. On the safety side, this launch controller forces several layers of redundancy and checks. To launch a rocket, the user must connect Jan 18 11:59
schestowitztwo power supplies, insert and turn a key, push the safety and fire buttons at the same time, and hold those buttons for the entire countdown. That focus on safety makes this launch controller perfect for younger hobbyists.</p>Jan 18 11:59
schestowitz                                    </blockquote>Jan 18 11:59
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schestowitz                                    <h5><a href="">Nokia X10, Android 13 - Lots of improvements, broken QR codes</a></h5>Jan 18 12:03
-TechBytesBot/ | Nokia X10, Android 13 - Lots of improvements, broken QR codesJan 18 12:03
schestowitz                                    <blockquote>Jan 18 12:03
schestowitz                                        <p>No matter how hard I try to be a cynic today, I'm failing. Android 13 is a pretty decent update overall. I do hate the loss of QR code functionality, but hopefully, this is something that will be fixed soonish. Other than that, the crayony interface is less crayony, the speed is speedier, the battery is batterier. You get more performance and juice, better looks, untouched privacy, and only a small Jan 18 12:03
schestowitzefficiency penalty in the UI settings. I can live with that.</p>Jan 18 12:03
schestowitz                                        <p>Now, one could argue, well, why make UI changes to have them undone a release later? No idea. I guess the cycle of money and productivity (used in the loosest of terms) must go on, and thus, we shall forever be seeing changes come and go, as randomly as gamma emissions from atom nuclei. That said, I'm pleased that the X10 keeps getting updates (and fairly quickly, too), and I like this new Android 13. It Jan 18 12:03
schestowitzain't the best, but it's a big step in the right direction. Android has improved a lot, and it's still plodding along quite nicely. The end.</p>Jan 18 12:03
schestowitz                                    </blockquote>Jan 18 12:03
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schestowitz                            <h5><a href="">A brave new world: building glibc with LLVM</a></h5>Jan 18 12:05
schestowitz                            <blockquote>Jan 18 12:05
-TechBytesBot/ | A brave new world: building glibc with LLVMJan 18 12:05
schestowitz                                <p>Common wisdom argues against putting all eggs in one basket, and this type of diversification is also important in software. Just like how programming languages ideally have multiple independent compiler implementations, a software project written in a specific language should ideally have multiple independent toolchains capable of building the project.</p>Jan 18 12:05
schestowitz                                <p>Considering how many C language implementations and toolchains have been developed in the past 45+ years (yes, it's been that long!), it is surprising that such a critical, central, and long-lived component of our modern systems, such as glibc, is still only buildable with a single toolchain, the venerable old GNU/GCC, despite LLVM becoming the clear dominant alternative.</p>Jan 18 12:05
schestowitz                                <p>There are more technical and non-technical reasons for choosing GNU or LLVM, and it is up to each project and developer to decide. To be able to decide, however, a choice must be possible in the first place. This is what is changing and we believe that having this choice is worthwhile.</p>Jan 18 12:05
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schestowitz   <li>Jan 18 12:31
schestowitz                            <h5><a href="">PDF, text and fonts, a design by The Devil & Associates</a></h5>Jan 18 12:31
-TechBytesBot/ | Nibble Stew: PDF, text and fonts, a design by The Devil & AssociatesJan 18 12:31
schestowitz                            <blockquote>Jan 18 12:31
schestowitz                                <p>It may be comforting to know that nothing has changed since 1993. Dealing with fonts and text in PDF is still very much a case of voodoo incantations and guesswork. It does not really help that phrases containing words like "PDF", "text", and "fonts" are completely ungoogleable because they find a million hits on people trying to create PDF files with existing tools as opposed how font generation works under the Jan 18 12:31
schestowitzhood.</p>Jan 18 12:31
schestowitz                            </blockquote>Jan 18 12:31
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