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XRevan86pong, I guessJun 23 01:01
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cubexyzcheck maxhost.orgJun 23 01:26
cubexyzthat should show up as a linuxJun 23 01:27
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DaemonFC[m]MinceR: I pirated some instant pot cookbooks and fed the PDFs into FedEx's printing system using the high quality and double-sided option in a binder. Jun 23 02:06
DaemonFC[m]Mom wanted some Instant Pot cookbooks and they were like $50-60, but doing the print job with the binder cost me like $13-14 apiece. Jun 23 02:07
cybrNauti got an Instant Pot cookbook in a marked-down bargain section for like $4.Jun 23 02:08
DaemonFC[m]It's impossible to read section 2 of the Monkey's Audio Source License Agreement (which the license for the program itself claims that you have to accept as well) as anything but an incitement to use the software in order to violate another program's copyright. I would suggest that if anyone does this and gets sued for GPL  infringements, that they turn around and sue Matthew Ashland for encouraging this. The guy musJun 23 02:33
DaemonFC[m]be plain stupid to put this in a EULA. No lawyer in his right mind would advise their client to do that.Jun 23 02:33
DaemonFC[m]If anyone uses MAC for anything, it should be to read the data out and put it into a Free format. Jun 23 02:33
schestowitz[01:27] <cubexyz> that should show up as a linuxJun 23 02:52
schestowitzthanks for maxhost.orgJun 23 02:52
schestowitzI think you stopped blogging some years backJun 23 02:52
schestowitzmany people stoppedJun 23 02:52
schestowitzI hope if/when the media dies completely people will get back to blogging, not this whole socialcontrolmedia nonsenseJun 23 02:53
DaemonFC[m]Facebook/Twitter are turning western society into something like China's "social reputation score".Jun 23 02:54
DaemonFC[m]It's fucking disgusting.Jun 23 02:54
DaemonFC[m]People aren't Facebook's customers. They're the product.Jun 23 02:54
-viera/#techrights-Tux Machines: Qualcomm router board offers 10GbE and WiFi 6 []Jun 23 02:57
-viera/#techrights-Tux Machines: #Android Leftovers []Jun 23 02:59
DaemonFC[m]Sooner or later we're going to be rid of these fucking entitled pieces of shit that voted Trump.Jun 23 03:02
DaemonFC[m]The virus is an IQ test.Jun 23 03:02
DaemonFC[m]It only has to plow the road enough to nudge the election a bit and we're rid of him, and that's why he's freaking out.Jun 23 03:03
DaemonFC[m]250,000 dead old people by the election because they thought that only Democrats wear masks and it makes you a wimp to want to live ought to balance this out a little.Jun 23 03:05
schestowitzre Gates/SPD:Jun 23 03:13
schestowitz> Sure. Well, I'll let you know when the next installment arrives. I'm not> sure what kind of time intervals they will be sent in, but I'll keep you> up to date. Jun 23 03:13
schestowitzThank you very much.Jun 23 03:14
schestowitzIf we report on it politely and factually, I don't think they'll have a reason to slow down or halt progress.Jun 23 03:14
schestowitzWe'll have a breakthrough if and when we find connections that lead us to other people rather than astray.Jun 23 03:14
schestowitzMy associate is particularly interested in what can be discovered about Epstein, but we lack public information about the meetings and their nature. Gates met him more times than he can recall and there are political motivations, as we saw at MIT.Jun 23 03:14
schestowitzLet me know if you need anything from my side...Jun 23 03:14
schestowitzG'day,Jun 23 03:14
schestowitz---------Jun 23 03:14
schestowitzDaemonFC[m]: many new casesJun 23 03:14
schestowitzApple store shut againJun 23 03:14
schestowitzin FL at leastJun 23 03:14
schestowitzlots of seniors thereJun 23 03:14
schestowitziirc, cdc was ordered to change the way covid19 deaths are countedJun 23 03:14
schestowitzso afaik us may have gone the way of the chinese dodo for accurate figuresJun 23 03:15
schestowitzlike, maybe there has to be demonstration of direction causation between covid19 and the death in order for it to 'count' or registerJun 23 03:15
schestowitzif you look at case/death ratio in the UKJun 23 03:16
schestowitzit is VASTLY higher than in most nationsJun 23 03:16
schestowitzwhich I doubt can be trueJun 23 03:16
schestowitzin some cases more than 10 times higherJun 23 03:16
schestowitzso one might ask questions like, are we the only ones or some of the few (like belgium) who count 'properly'?Jun 23 03:16
schestowitzand, if so, how many deaths worldwide are we not registering due to testing of BS criteria? Millions already?Jun 23 03:17
schestowitzLook at India, maybe they lost lots more old people than they report, in rural areas with no test kids availableJun 23 03:17
schestowitz> Hey Roy! I can't believe it's been three weeks. Things have gotten really crazy here, I have a deadline for a book manuscript in about 6 weeks and it's been my main focus. Time flies when you're insanely busy, as I'm sure you know.Jun 23 03:19
schestowitz> Jun 23 03:19
schestowitz> My OLPC reporting really didn't turn up all that much, unless you want to do a story about a small, mismanaged company that probably shouldn't be in the laptop business. I certainly didn't find any proof that Microsoft/Gates Foundation targeted OLPC (although I'm sure that's what happened).Jun 23 03:19
schestowitz> Jun 23 03:19
schestowitz> When we have a chance to talk, I really want to concentrate on you and your findings — interview you about the reasons that Gates Foundation isn't going to save us from COVID-19. Or anything else, for that matter... and of course, the inherently corrupt practice of using a "philanthropy" to do your bidding.Jun 23 03:19
schestowitzContact me when you have more time to discuss this. No hurry really... we're dealing with an old scandal here.Jun 23 03:19
DaemonFC[m]Yeah, the gaslightling only works if it looks like the horrifying wave of death is over.Jun 23 03:22
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-viera/#techrights-Tux Machines: The Implications of an Increasingly Corporate FSF []Jun 23 03:46
cubexyzschestowitz, yes the blogging has been on hold for a whileJun 23 03:52
cubexyzall the activity seems to be on youtube nowJun 23 03:53
cubexyzthe problem with blogger was that all the comments were spamJun 23 03:53
schestowitz 23 03:56
-TechrightsBot-tr/#techrights-YouTubeJun 23 03:56
schestowitzcubexyz: all whose activity?Jun 23 03:56
schestowitzpeople's in general?Jun 23 03:56
cubexyzschestowitz, yesJun 23 03:56
schestowitzor yours?Jun 23 03:56
cubexyzmine tooJun 23 03:57
schestowitzin general?Jun 23 03:57
schestowitzI often wondered about that...Jun 23 03:57
schestowitzlike fewer people access pages nowJun 23 03:57
schestowitzsocial control media and videos insteadJun 23 03:57
cubexyzthe mathematical/geometric stuff gets the most attention, but mainly on youtubeJun 23 03:57
schestowitzpeople lost the ability to readJun 23 03:57
cubexyzspeaking for my own stuff of courseJun 23 03:57
schestowitzokJun 23 03:57
cubexyzpeople aren't writing carefully thought out postsJun 23 04:01
schestowitzApple cultists still in Planet Mozilla 23 04:03
-TechrightsBot-tr/ | TenFourFox Development: macOS Big UnsureJun 23 04:03
schestowitzcubexyz: [03:46] [Notice] -viera to #techrights- Tux Machines: The Implications of an Increasingly Corporate FSF []Jun 23 04:04
-TechrightsBot-tr/ | The Implications of an Increasingly Corporate FSF | TechrightsJun 23 04:04
-TechrightsBot-tr/ | PleromaJun 23 04:04
schestowitzsome of us out there still research and writeJun 23 04:04
schestowitzvideos can be a mess unless carefully scriptedJun 23 04:04
schestowitzin which case these videos aren't videos per se but talksJun 23 04:04
schestowitzbased upon actual articlesJun 23 04:04
schestowitzso you don't need a "reading face", just publish the text insteadJun 23 04:04
schestowitzeasier and faster to read, scan, search, link toJun 23 04:05
schestowitz(and quote parts of)Jun 23 04:05
cubexyzI could write a long article on vance packard and conspicuous consumption but who would read it?Jun 23 04:05
cubexyzit's an unfashionable point of viewJun 23 04:05
cubexyzalso typescript is growing in popularityJun 23 04:07
cubexyzwhich is a microsoft inventionJun 23 04:07
cubexyzeven among the intelligentsia there is a lot of use of typescriptJun 23 04:07
cubexyzmicrosoft have their hooks into everythingJun 23 04:08
-viera/#techrights-Tux Machines: Software patents are another kind of disease []Jun 23 04:09
schestowitz[04:07] <cubexyz> also typescript is growing in popularityJun 23 04:11
schestowitzaccording to... GitHub?Jun 23 04:11
schestowitzI keep seeing GitHub data used to make pro-Microsoft claimsJun 23 04:12
schestowitzand they rarely bother  counting anything Microsoft does not controlJun 23 04:12
schestowitzthen zdnet and other Microsoft loudspeakers repeat the likely liesJun 23 04:12
schestowitztrying to make it fulfill the prophecy based upon the lies about "Growth"Jun 23 04:13
cubexyzschestowitz, pretty sure google is using typescript a lotJun 23 04:14
cubexyzI'm not using it myself, I just see others that doJun 23 04:14
schestowitzbut that's not a measurable statJun 23 04:15
schestowitzit's just a statement or conjecture about Google. I have never myself come across anyone who uses typescriptJun 23 04:16
schestowitzalways, without exception, those whom I see hyping it up and lauding it, saying it grows, are Microsoft-connectdJun 23 04:16
schestowitzso it might boil down to fake 'success'Jun 23 04:16
schestowitzremember Microsoft claims about everything is doing greatJun 23 04:17
schestowitzunless and until one day it collapsesJun 23 04:17
schestowitzlike ZuneJun 23 04:17
schestowitzit's their strategyJun 23 04:17
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schestowitzso we must think critically about  all those claimsJun 23 04:17
-viera/#techrights-Tux Machines: Top 6 Free and Open Source Video Conferencing Solutions for Education []Jun 23 04:23
DaemonFC[m]I might have bought a Zune except it used a proprietary sync protocol that nobody ever reversed.Jun 23 04:24
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DaemonFC[m]If you got past that, hey. It played MP3/AAC.Jun 23 04:24
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-viera/#techrights-Tux Machines: Python Programming []Jun 23 04:26
cubexyzschestowitz, I find the nodejs stuff fairly benignJun 23 04:28
schestowitzopenjs is the threatJun 23 04:30
schestowitzled by MicrosoftJun 23 04:30
schestowitzwho now bosses Torvalds as wellJun 23 04:30
schestowitzI noticed it a year agoJun 23 04:30
schestowitzalso, npm is Microsoft-controlled nowJun 23 04:30
schestowitzthese parasites lay their hands on everythingJun 23 04:30
cubexyzreally? wowJun 23 04:30
schestowitzand they call it "love"Jun 23 04:30
schestowitzMicrosoft loves [everything_it_attacks]Jun 23 04:31
schestowitz 23 04:32
-TechrightsBot-tr/ | Microsoft vs the web - Loud ramblings of a Software ArtisanJun 23 04:32
schestowitzhours agoJun 23 04:32
-viera/#techrights-Tux Machines: Arduino, IBASE and Intel-based Devices []Jun 23 04:44
cubexyzyes but that says that M$ didn't take over the webJun 23 04:44
schestowitzit is still tryingJun 23 04:45
schestowitz(of course)Jun 23 04:45
schestowitzThis corporation will only be safe when it ceases to existJun 23 04:46
DaemonFC[m]Things that use secret protocols are not really my thing, unless they've been reversed and that works reliably.Jun 23 04:46
schestowitzalthough its culture and people will continue to pose dangerJun 23 04:46
schestowitzbillg poses many dangers already... even outside MicrosoftJun 23 04:46
DaemonFC[m]Which is the only reason I had an iPod.Jun 23 04:46
schestowitzlolJun 23 04:46
schestowitzhypePodJun 23 04:47
schestowitzwhose feature is... that it lacks featuresJun 23 04:47
DaemonFC[m]It was free because I won it. Jun 23 04:47
schestowitzthey call it "UX" and "simplicity" etc.Jun 23 04:47
DaemonFC[m]So I found a way to use it with Linux and push MP3s to it..Jun 23 04:47
schestowitzand they spent billion marketing this thing, so people actually believe itJun 23 04:47
DaemonFC[m]At the time, there was no acceptable FOSS encoder that could make AAC files that surpassed the latest MP3 encoders.Jun 23 04:48
DaemonFC[m]So I just never bothered with AAC.Jun 23 04:48
schestowitzlike people who sell sneakers by badmouthing your shoesJun 23 04:48
cubexyznow people seem to be worried about "chromium monoculture"Jun 23 04:49
schestowitzto sell you ergonomic ones for 3 times the priceJun 23 04:49
schestowitzApple starts by slurring the usersJun 23 04:49
schestowitztelling them they're too dumb for computersJun 23 04:49
schestowitzand APple's "white shiny things" are the "solllllshen"Jun 23 04:49
DaemonFC[m]Yeah, Apple was pushing AAC hard, even when their encoder was producing worse results than a LAME-encoded MP3.Jun 23 04:49
schestowitzcubexyz: it didn't start with GoogleJun 23 04:49
schestowitzit was khtml and safari before chrome started, around 2008 IIRCJun 23 04:50
DaemonFC[m]Public listening tests in the early 2000s simply didn't support Apple's claim that iTunes AAC was better than MP3, much less transparent at 128k.Jun 23 04:50
schestowitzit was widely adopted because of the licenceJun 23 04:50
DaemonFC[m]In fact, we only recently got a GPL-licensed AAC encoder that overtakes Nero AAC, which has been abandoned for years and wasn't the best when they were developing it.Jun 23 04:51
DaemonFC[m]FFmpeg AAC is pretty not bad, if you use it in CBR mode.Jun 23 04:51
DaemonFC[m]The open source community just never got behind AAC.Jun 23 04:52
DaemonFC[m]<schestowitz "it was khtml and safari before c"> Yeah, about the only usable browser right now is Firefox. I always have weird bugs with Chromium browsers, but Brave is probably the best out of that bunch.Jun 23 04:53
DaemonFC[m]If you need a Chromium browser for something, use Brave.Jun 23 04:53
DaemonFC[m]Webkit was always garbage, and Google just grabs whatever it can and fucks around with it until it's just barely good enough to work.Jun 23 04:54
DaemonFC[m]Like Microsoft and Apple do.Jun 23 04:55
DaemonFC[m]Microsoft appropriating whatever is useful to them from existing open source projects is part of "loves Linux" now, even if the project is not Linux, because everything open source is Linux to the Microsoft people.Jun 23 04:55
schestowitzbrave  does not support my hardware typeJun 23 04:55
DaemonFC[m]If there's a vulnerability in a wavpack package that's available to be installed from Debian then Microsoft will include it in a Debian bug count to slander it and make Windows look less shitty in comparison.Jun 23 04:56
DaemonFC[m]"Love"Jun 23 04:56
DaemonFC[m]There were like 5 CVEs in WavPack that got fixed in 5.3. David Bryant said they were not exploitable, but because the package is available in Debian, Microsoft will pay some "consultants" to say 5 more bugs in "Linux".Jun 23 04:57
schestowitzhmmmJun 23 05:06
schestowitzcan't recall thatJun 23 05:07
insmodppaI wouldn't use Brave. Their original business model was suspect (blocking site ads and placing themselves as the middle man for targeted ad revenue) and they were recently caught hijacking links with referrals. They can openwash all they like and claim to be FOSS, but the ethics do not hold firm.Jun 23 05:07
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schestowitzthere's that tooJun 23 05:10
schestowitzI went back to qupzilla last weekJun 23 05:10
schestowitzthe repos don't have falkon yetJun 23 05:10
schestowitzturns out they make DDG default searchJun 23 05:11
schestowitzwhich I am NOT happy about, albeit it's easy to fixJun 23 05:11
insmodppaIt was probably chosen as a "lesser evil" since all search sites are thoroughly compromised.Jun 23 05:15
schestowitzyes, trueJun 23 05:15
schestowitzsearx instances are not always reachableJun 23 05:15
schestowitznow I use'sJun 23 05:15
schestowitzbut they too are compromisedJun 23 05:15
schestowitzfor instance system1/startpage in themJun 23 05:16
insmodppa...which ironically has a matomo analytics tracker (privacytool's searx server).Jun 23 05:16
*DaemonFC[m] sent a long message: < >Jun 23 05:16
schestowitzwould  not shocked me if they passed on 'anonymised' dataJun 23 05:16
schestowitzinsmodppa: wow, any link on that?Jun 23 05:17
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schestowitzmaybe I should quit using that immediately thenJun 23 05:17
DaemonFC[m]15 years and about $20,000 lighter.Jun 23 05:17
schestowitzinsmodppa: even some forum threat would be a good startJun 23 05:18
DaemonFC[m]That's what consumerism is. It encourages people to accept closed "solutions" that work for a little while and hacks instead of robustness, and it ends up being remarkably fragile and falling over at some point.Jun 23 05:18
insmodppaIt's been a while since I checked but (the official? searx server list) does checks on servers and their served content. You can see the tracking cookie when you view the page source.Jun 23 05:19
-TechrightsBot-tr/ | Searx instancesJun 23 05:19
schestowitzI wrote a lot about privacytool's scandal with system1... so it would not shock me if their instance is rogue tooJun 23 05:19
DaemonFC[m]There's reasons I've never put important data into a format that even stunk a little bit like "I might not be able to use this someday.".Jun 23 05:19
insmodppaPrivacytools was listed with a failing grade of "E" on the HTTP column.Jun 23 05:20
insmodppaOr was it Cjs? I don't remember.Jun 23 05:20
schestowitzalmost all use "Let's Encrypt (US)"Jun 23 05:20
schestowitzWhich I no longer trust 23 05:21
-TechrightsBot-tr/ | Techrights Urges Readers to Ask the Linux Foundation’s Let’s Encrypt (Backed by Companies That Give the NSA Back Doors) Some Hard But Legitimate Questions | TechrightsJun 23 05:21
schestowitzthe web is so awful now, everything is heavily trackedJun 23 05:21
schestowitzin the foia we got some seattle police you can see how google serves up every ip of access, plus registrationJun 23 05:22
schestowitzthey keep those logs going back to the genesis of each accountJun 23 05:22
schestowitzand then also scan emails, inc. uploadsJun 23 05:22
schestowitzthen they sent tips to the policeJun 23 05:22
schestowitzmaybe I should publish those docsJun 23 05:23
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schestowitzbut someone might misinterpret that as me complaining about Google ratting out pedophilesJun 23 05:23
schestowitz"CyberTipline Report"Jun 23 05:25
insmodppaThe searx server doesn't have analytics anymore.Jun 23 05:25
schestowitz"Jun 23 05:25
schestowitzSubmitter:Jun 23 05:25
schestowitzGoogleJun 23 05:25
schestowitzAutomaticReportJun 23 05:25
schestowitzBusiness Address:Jun 23 05:25
schestowitz1600 Ampitheater ParkwayJun 23 05:25
schestowitzMountainview, CA 94043 United StatesJun 23 05:26
schestowitzgmail-ncmec-reports@google.comJun 23 05:26
schestowitzPoint of Contact for Law Enforcement:Jun 23 05:26
schestowitzUSlawenforcement@google.comJun 23 05:26
schestowitz 23 05:26
-TechrightsBot-tr/#techrights- ( status 404 @ )Jun 23 05:26
schestowitzsts/legalprocess/Jun 23 05:26
schestowitz"Jun 23 05:26
schestowitzinsmodppa: oh, good, maybe response to some backlash or change of ownersJun 23 05:26
insmodppaPeople have spoken out about it: 23 05:27
-TechrightsBot-tr/ | PrivacyTools instances - PrivacyTools CommunityJun 23 05:27
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insmodppaThe old searx server list had a warning on it, too: "Uses Matomo for user tracking and analytics"Jun 23 05:29
-TechrightsBot-tr/ | Attention Required!Jun 23 05:29
schestowitzI have just reviewed those ~30 pages againJun 23 05:30
schestowitzinsmodppa: ok, so for now it's a resolved issueJun 23 05:30
schestowitzHubert Figuière does now say where he works nowJun 23 05:32
schestowitzhe has his blogJun 23 05:32
schestowitzstarted around same month as meJun 23 05:33
schestowitz 23 05:33
-TechrightsBot-tr/ | Hubert Figuière (@hfiguiere) on TwitterJun 23 05:33
schestowitzalmost 100k tweetsJun 23 05:33
schestowitzhis posts keep popping up again, maybe a Planet GNOME bugJun 23 05:33
schestowitzMisleading headline 23 05:35
schestowitzit's just a new versionJun 23 05:35
-TechrightsBot-tr/ | Apple introduces new desktop operating system - Xinhua | 23 05:35
schestowitz 23 05:40
schestowitz"how about improve 7gen IGPU driver ?'Jun 23 05:40
-TechrightsBot-tr/#techrights-Intel DG1 Graphics Card Support Lands In Mesa 20.2 For OpenGL / Vulkan - Phoronix ForumsJun 23 05:40
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-viera/#techrights-Tux Machines: Programming Leftovers []Jun 23 05:46
-viera/#techrights-Tux Machines: today's howtos []Jun 23 05:48
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schestowitz\Jun 23 06:12
-TechrightsBot-tr/#techrights-@mogamu: 3 years work experience at one of the largest media companies in the world. 5 Years of coding government systems.… 23 06:12
-TechrightsBot-tr/#techrights-@mogamu: 3 years work experience at one of the largest media companies in the world. 5 Years of coding government systems.… 23 06:12
schestowitz 23 06:12
-TechrightsBot-tr/#techrights-@mogamu: Microsoft has a HISTORY of cancelling projects. I feel bad for the streamers but take this as a lesson. Do your r… 23 06:12
-TechrightsBot-tr/#techrights-@mogamu: Microsoft has a HISTORY of cancelling projects. I feel bad for the streamers but take this as a lesson. Do your r… 23 06:12
schestowitzwait, what did Microsoft just shut down?Jun 23 06:12
schestowitzLayoffs again?Jun 23 06:12
schestowitzhe links to techrightsJun 23 06:12
schestowitzbut I do not see context to itJun 23 06:12
schestowitzstupid, worthless twitterJun 23 06:12
schestowitz 23 06:13
-TechrightsBot-tr/#techrights-@mogamu: Im a criminal. Thats news to me. 23 06:13
-TechrightsBot-tr/#techrights-@HoodRichShinobi: @DemmyBane @mogamu imagine committing a disproportionate amount of crime, and then crying when you get into trouble for itJun 23 06:13
schestowitzcan someone help here?Jun 23 06:13
schestowitzWhat does Microsoft shut down this week?Jun 23 06:13
schestowitzStream?Jun 23 06:13
schestowitzproject?Jun 23 06:14
schestowitzunit?Jun 23 06:14
schestowitz"Jun 23 06:14
schestowitzMicrosoft has a HISTORY of cancelling projects.  I feel bad for the streamers but take this as a lesson.  Do your research please.  Many of us knew to not invest there without a safety net. Jun 23 06:14
schestowitz- 23 06:14
-TechrightsBot-tr/ | Main Page - TechrightsJun 23 06:14
schestowitz"Jun 23 06:14
schestowitzMaybe they took down webstreams?Jun 23 06:14
schestowitzHe links to 23 06:14
-TechrightsBot-tr/ | Microsoft - Dead Divisions or Products - TechrightsJun 23 06:15
schestowitzso I assume something just happenedJun 23 06:15
schestowitzOh!Jun 23 06:15
schestowitz 23 06:15
-TechrightsBot-tr/ | TwitterJun 23 06:15
schestowitz"Microsoft announces closure of gaming streaming service Mixer"Jun 23 06:15
schestowitzSo I assume layoffs too?Jun 23 06:15
schestowitzLet's see..Jun 23 06:15
schestowitz"Microsoft says it will be closing down its gaming streaming service Mixer on July 22 and is set to shift existing partners, Mixer sites and apps to Facebook Gaming in the coming weeks."Jun 23 06:16
schestowitzEwwwwJun 23 06:16
schestowitzFacebookJun 23 06:16
schestowitzjust shows how close they are..Jun 23 06:16
schestowitz 23 06:16
-TechrightsBot-tr/#techrights-@WatchMixer: Mixer Partners, streamers, and community - today, we've got some very big news for you. While we’ve decided to clo… 23 06:16
-TechrightsBot-tr/#techrights-@WatchMixer: Mixer Partners, streamers, and community - today, we've got some very big news for you. While we’ve decided to clo… 23 06:16
schestowitz"Jun 23 06:16
schestowitzMixer Partners, streamers, and community - today, we've got some very big news for you.Jun 23 06:16
schestowitzWhile we’ve decided to close the operations side of Mixer, we're officially partnering with @FacebookGamingJun 23 06:16
schestowitz and we're cordially inviting all of you to join.Jun 23 06:16
schestowitz"Jun 23 06:16
schestowitzScrewing over lots of people againJun 23 06:16
schestowitzlike they did with Zune, Soapbox etc.Jun 23 06:17
schestowitzwhere you lose all subscribers by virtue of some company deciding to shut down the whole thing, for financial reasonJun 23 06:17
schestowitzwill happen to blogspot one dayJun 23 06:17
schestowitzas happened to MSN SpacesJun 23 06:17
schestowitz 23 06:19
-TechrightsBot-tr/ | Seeing a lot of Mixer/Microsoft employees being laid off.. : mixerJun 23 06:19
schestowitzWhat has just happened to #mixer is a reminder that you must never rely on #microsoft for anything. Also #deleteGithubJun 23 06:20
schestowitzThere are #microsoft #layoffs again. Second time in a month. They try to hide it. 23 06:20
schestowitz"Jun 23 06:21
schestowitzI haven't seen anything like this. One thing to know is that Microsoft employs a lot of contract worker especially in creative fields like design, marketing, and communication. Their Max contract length is 18 months then they are forced to take a 6 month break from Microsoft. Unfortunately, it's rare for people to be "converted" to full time.Jun 23 06:21
schestowitzSource: am a Microsoft contract employeeJun 23 06:21
schestowitz"Jun 23 06:21
schestowitz 23 06:23
schestowitz"The service is reportedly run by a "skeleton" team, with few employees. "Jun 23 06:23
-TechrightsBot-tr/ | Report: Morale among Microsoft's Mixer team is at an all-time low | Windows CentralJun 23 06:23
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schestowitzMicrosoft Layoffs, Second Time in Less Than a Month (and People Lose Their 'Mixer') 23 06:46
-TechrightsBot-tr/ | Microsoft Layoffs, Second Time in Less Than a Month (and People Lose Their ‘Mixer’) | TechrightsJun 23 06:46
XRevan86> Device type: WAP|storage-misc|remote management|general purpose|broadband router|firewallJun 23 06:49
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XRevan86cubexyz: ^ maxhost.orgJun 23 06:49
DaemonFC[m]Yeah, everything is designed to capture a small piece of your life (or a big one) and turn it over to the governemnt.Jun 23 06:54
DaemonFC[m]Obviously there's just so much you can do about it. Obviously, the less of these things like Facebook and Twitter you use, the better.Jun 23 06:55
schestowitzmexico is the lesser brazil 23 06:57
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schestowitz800 deaths againJun 23 06:57
schestowitzin brazil half of those tested come/turn out positiveJun 23 06:58
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schestowitz> Hey Roy! I can't believe it's been three weeks. Things have gotten really crazy here, I have a deadline for a book manuscript in about 6 weeks and it's been my main focus. Time flies when you're insanely busy, as I'm sure you know.Jun 23 10:20
schestowitz> Jun 23 10:20
schestowitz> My OLPC reporting really didn't turn up all that much, unless you want to do a story about a small, mismanaged company that probably shouldn't be in the laptop business. I certainly didn't find any proof that Microsoft/Gates Foundation targeted OLPC (although I'm sure that's what happened).Jun 23 10:20
schestowitz> Jun 23 10:20
schestowitz> When we have a chance to talk, I really want to concentrate on you and your findings — interview you about the reasons that Gates Foundation isn't going to save us from COVID-19. Or anything else, for that matter... and of course, the inherently corrupt practice of using a "philanthropy" to do your bidding.Jun 23 10:21
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schestowitzMe: Contact me when you have more time to discuss this. No hurry really... we're dealing with an old scandal here.Jun 23 10:24
schestowitzYes, I am interested and I wish to also do some text-based stories on the matter. We can exchange ideas and factoids. I can do this patiently and slowly to ensure we separate nonsense from facts.Jun 23 10:27
schestowitz> Here's my podcast: 23 10:27
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schestowitz> Jun 23 10:27
schestowitz> And here is a selection of myJun 23 10:27
schestowitz> clippings: 23 10:27
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schestowitz> Jun 23 10:27
schestowitz> Would you have time for a Skype interview (or your VOIP app of choice)Jun 23 10:27
schestowitz> one of these days? Jun 23 10:27
schestowitzseems mostly legit, right?Jun 23 10:32
schestowitzexcept the skype partJun 23 10:32
schestowitzrecently some k00ks were getting in touchJun 23 10:32
schestowitzwe don't want to associate with the k00ks like 9/11 "truthers"Jun 23 10:32
schestowitzand anti-mask folks..Jun 23 10:32
schestowitzanti-vaxxers...Jun 23 10:32
schestowitzlots of overlap among those groupsJun 23 10:33
schestowitzthe above guy is legitJun 23 10:34
schestowitzfor all I can tellJun 23 10:34
schestowitzhe used to be here in IRCJun 23 10:34
schestowitzwhen he did journalist for The VergeJun 23 10:34
schestowitzI just won't touch Skype thoughJun 23 10:34
schestowitzno wayJun 23 10:34
schestowitz> Would you have time for a Skype interview (or your VOIP app of choice)Jun 23 10:34
schestowitz> one of these days? Jun 23 10:34
schestowitzCan you do landline? It has been a very long time since I've used VOIP for anything? Alternatively, we can work on this using text, which I think is a lot more accessible. Thanks for reaching out; I think our experiences ought to be shared publicly for the public to better understand the mechanisms at play.Jun 23 10:34
schestowitz> Thanks for getting back to me. Where are you located these days? I useJun 23 10:34
schestowitz> Skype to record my interviews, because it has the best quality with theJun 23 10:35
schestowitz> least amount of fuss. But it's not a problem if we have to figure outJun 23 10:35
schestowitz> something else.Jun 23 10:35
schestowitz> Jun 23 10:35
schestowitz> My main focus is the podcast, but we can definitely do somethingJun 23 10:35
schestowitz> text-based in addition to that. The important thing is getting the info out.Jun 23 10:35
schestowitz> Jun 23 10:35
schestowitz> Why don't we start with an interview/conversation and go from there?Jun 23 10:35
schestowitz> Would you be available to talk one of these days?Jun 23 10:35
schestowitzWhen Skype is installed on a device it likely harvests people's call records and address book etc. A recent article from a respectable KDE developer also explained it's hard to really remove this malware from a GNU/Linux box. So I would prefer not to even install it.Jun 23 10:35
schestowitzI am in no rush and am available to talk. I'm in Manchester (UK).Jun 23 10:35
zoobabcodec negotiationJun 23 10:44
schestowitzzoobab: see comments 23 10:59
schestowitzhiliarious when you read the comments firstJun 23 10:59
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schestowitzhe'll learn to keep quiet like PorJun 23 10:59
schestowitzWouters?Jun 23 11:00
schestowitzWouter?Jun 23 11:00
zoobabthe fact that the UK can also blow up the whole project is interestingJun 23 11:10
schestowitzfakers gonna fakeJun 23 11:12
schestowitzyou take them too seriouslyJun 23 11:12
schestowitzyou should laugh at them insteadJun 23 11:12
schestowitzBTW, I don't see your tweets or anythingJun 23 11:12
schestowitzunless you reply to me on somethingJun 23 11:13
schestowitz(which is a shame, I'd follow if you had an account that I can follow over rss)Jun 23 11:13
schestowitzI don't see lots of upc-related stuff nowJun 23 11:13
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schestowitzWho wants to move homes at such a time anyway? can't even move countries too easily...Jun 23 12:27
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XRevan86MinceR: He doesn't like that the US looks bad compared to Russia %)Jun 23 15:19
XRevan86with all the awesome statistical anomaliesJun 23 15:19
XRevan86Something like "Russia has the best numbers, we need to do better than them"Jun 23 15:20
MinceR:>Jun 23 15:20
MinceRUhmerica First!Jun 23 15:20
XRevan86But really, if testing were to be too fast, then we'd see the "resource" of new infections deplete.Jun 23 15:26
MinceR 23 15:32
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MinceRah yes, the resource with which acceptance of authoritarian changes can be boughtJun 23 15:33
XRevan86MinceR: infected humans?Jun 23 15:33
MinceRthe ongoing threat of a plagueJun 23 15:33
MinceR"don't try to protest or you and your loved ones will get sick, just let us get away with everything"Jun 23 15:34
XRevan86MinceR: But it's fine if we organise Trump rallies and Putin reset quasi-voting.Jun 23 15:36
MinceRwell, in Uhmerica, people didn't take the whole "stay at home" thing as well as most of the planetJun 23 15:37
MinceRi'm not sure what happened in putinistan, i guess it had to do with them pretending there was no plague for as long as they couldJun 23 15:37
XRevan86MinceR: You're confusing it with lukashenkostanJun 23 15:38
MinceR:)Jun 23 15:38
MinceRthat's lukashenkastan to youJun 23 15:38
XRevan86MinceR: I see you're well-versed in belarusian spellingJun 23 15:39
XRevan86Here at first they said it's fine, but then they actually did apply restrictionsJun 23 15:39
XRevan86except in a very weird way and not entirely within the lawJun 23 15:40
XRevan86MinceR: But now the restrictions are being lifted, because the virus "lost"Jun 23 15:40
MinceR:>Jun 23 15:41
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-TechrightsBot-tr/ | Are we going to get treated to spam popups advertising Edge and having it duplicate our data from Firefox without asking every time Microsoft decides to update it from now on? : Windows10Jun 23 19:15
MinceRno, because we aren't going to keep our data in Backdoors10Jun 23 19:20
DaemonFC[m]"There's never been a better time to visit your Cadillac dealer. We have really great deals and we've bombed them for that thing we're not going to talk about between test drives!"Jun 23 20:02
DaemonFC[m]"You totally might not die depending on whether or not the CDC approved chemicals worked or if we've even used them at all. Also, Schrödinger's cat is alive/dead."Jun 23 20:03
DaemonFC[m]"If you do get that thing nobody wants to talk about, President Trump ordered some lovely GM ventilators!"Jun 23 20:04
MinceRdo you know who else is alive/dead?Jun 23 20:05
MinceRkim jong unJun 23 20:05
DaemonFC[m]And Dead or Alive. You spin me right round baby, right round. Like a record, baby.Jun 23 20:06
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DaemonFC[m]MinceR: One of the amusing things I read somewhere was a Christian group saying that the Communists mummify their dead leaders because they don't believe in God and the religion is Communism.Jun 23 20:44
MinceR:)Jun 23 20:44
DaemonFC[m]I don't suppose the more obvious explanation is that a state will turn to any sort of propaganda that gets people to accept the state's control over them. Jun 23 20:44
MinceRwell, it is a lot like a religionJun 23 20:45
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DaemonFC[m]So is any sort of government if people "believe in it".Jun 23 20:45
MinceRmaybe even the state itselfJun 23 20:45
DaemonFC[m]MinceR: The government claims that it "helps" people. You know, like making Obamacare so that people get cut from 40 hours a week to 34 so their employer doesn't have to pay fines for not offering them health insurance.Jun 23 20:46
DaemonFC[m]Now they get 6 hours less pay each week and no health insurance. That helps.Jun 23 20:46
MinceRyes it doesJun 23 20:46
MinceRusually the people controlling itJun 23 20:46
DaemonFC[m]See, the government is helping.Jun 23 20:46
MinceRnot most citizens, but someJun 23 20:46
MinceRa tiny minorityJun 23 20:46
DaemonFC[m]It's cheap for Walmart to dump people on Medicare or the Obamacare exchanges.Jun 23 20:47
DaemonFC[m]That's not great news for our immigration case.Jun 23 20:47
DaemonFC[m]If the government was under no obligation to offer us anything if he needed it, then it would be basically impossible to say he's a public charge risk if they let my husband stay.Jun 23 20:47
DaemonFC[m]Since it is, an immigration official can say "Well, you might need Obamacare someday, so fuck you, go back to where you came from.".Jun 23 20:48
DaemonFC[m]I hate this Obamacare crap. It's so much worse than what I thought it was when they were passing it.Jun 23 20:48
DaemonFC[m]It's done a lot more harm than good.Jun 23 20:48
DaemonFC[m]They say more people have insurance. Which is great. Now you only have to pay the hospital half a year's salary if anything happens!Jun 23 20:49
DaemonFC[m]So you pay and you pay and the solution to a hospital bill for a lot of people is still filing bankruptcy.Jun 23 20:49
DaemonFC[m]It's a disaster is what it is, and since it left employer healthcare out there as a thing, 50 million more people now have nothing at all while the government and  the central bank throws about $6 trillion into the stock market.Jun 23 20:50
DaemonFC[m]People are a bunch of goddamned idiots who have absolutely no idea of what they want or what they're doing, and many of these people are like a sliver "in the middle" who will vote for the guy they want to have a beer with.Jun 23 20:51
DaemonFC[m]It's really not good public policy that our system encourages. It's "I can't go back to my district with this!".Jun 23 20:52
DaemonFC[m]So a lot of what Congress does is random and no you are not losing your mind. It depends on what each individual member thinks gets them another term.Jun 23 20:53
DaemonFC[m]It's scarier when it isn't random.Jun 23 20:53
DaemonFC[m]They know that most people are too dumb to take a look at $6 trillion going to wealthy stock traders and say "Well, what have you done for me lately?".Jun 23 20:53
DaemonFC[m]MinceR: I had to take my one time $1,200 check to the bankruptcy court where I actually managed to turn it into something that does help.Jun 23 20:54
DaemonFC[m]$1,200 pays the rent for a month or it can blow up $80,000 worth of "My world's on fire because of last year.".Jun 23 20:55
DaemonFC[m]I mean, like, literally I had medical bills this year that were more than $1,200 _after_ my insurance, and I threw them in the bankruptcy because as Hillary once said, "At this point, what difference does it make?".Jun 23 20:55
DaemonFC[m]Bankruptcy filings have actually slowed back down a little. I have no idea why.Jun 23 20:58
DaemonFC[m]The economy here is awful and unemployment is sky high.Jun 23 20:58
DaemonFC[m]MinceR: Bankruptcy is "shameful, reckless, and irresponsible, and a welfare program for stupid people". Also, "Donald Trump filed several of them because he' a very smart businessman.".Jun 23 21:00
DaemonFC[m]It's really a last resort. It's like that Cleveland gag in Family Guy where something bad is happening very slowly and he goes "Oh no, oh no, oh no, oh no, oh no!". Jun 23 21:01
DaemonFC[m]At the last minute, you can file bankruptcy. It's not the option you want, but it's the one our system has left you with.Jun 23 21:01
MinceRlolJun 23 21:02
DaemonFC[m]I would not be surprised if we collapse into a barter system at some point if this keeps going on, but it's an election year, so Helicopter Money works until it doesn't.Jun 23 21:03
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AVRSschestowitz: Hi. Where is the "help" in the title of ?Jun 23 21:26
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DaemonFC[m]Even MPEG-LA realizes that there's a patent cliff a-coming and they're screwed if they don't figure out a way to push HEVC and xHE-AAC on people. Apple alone obviously isn't going to cut it.Jun 23 21:53
superkuhHEVC is being pushed extremely hard by the FCC.Jun 23 22:04
superkuhAfter they took the lower half of C-band and gave it to the telcos the satellite media operators have half the bandwidth now. Still gotta push the same media. The FCC explicitly has said, "Switch to h265".Jun 23 22:05
superkuhThat means all the boxes, the satellites, everything.Jun 23 22:05
MinceRis HEVC part of the MPEG LA racket currently?Jun 23 22:07
DaemonFC[m]Part of it is.Jun 23 22:36
DaemonFC[m]You have to license patents from like a million different organizations, and it's a complete mess.Jun 23 22:37
DaemonFC[m]Already, MPEG-LA wants to design a codec to supersede HEVC that you can license from just them. :PJun 23 22:37
DaemonFC[m]Don't steal. The MPEG-LA hates competition.Jun 23 22:37
DaemonFC[m]Oh good. HEVC is not just a terrible idea. It's the law.Jun 23 22:38
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MinceRwell, i guess at least some folks at FCC get even richer out of the dealJun 23 22:48
DaemonFC[m]Yeah, probably Trump's Verizon lawyer at it again.Jun 23 22:52
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