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-viera/#techrights-Tux Machines: 5 Gaming Headsets With Great Linux Compatibility []May 26 01:07
-viera/#techrights-Tux Machines: IPFire 2.25 - Core Update 145 is available for testing []May 26 01:10
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-viera/#techrights-Tux Machines: Linux 5.8 Kernel: Qualcomm Adreno, MacBooks and AMD []May 26 01:37
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DaemonFC[m]One of the first things that Trump's immigration people do is subject you to this insane wealth test where they try to say your spouse will be a ward of the state at some point if they let them into the country.May 26 02:20
DaemonFC[m]I suspect that in my case, they can't say "Well, what happens when you have kids?". So there's one thing I don't have to plan a defense for.May 26 02:20
-viera/#techrights-Tux Machines: 'Journalism' in 2020: Far More Articles About What Computer Linus Torvalds Bought Than About Linux Releases []May 26 02:53
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-viera/#techrights-Tux Machines: #Mageia Chronicle in May []May 26 03:03
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-viera/#techrights-Tux Machines: Videos and Podcasts: UbuntuDDE Remix 20.04 LTS, LibreOffice 7 Alpha, Python Podcast and Late Night Linux []May 26 04:34
-viera/#techrights-Tux Machines: Working Remotely with FOSS tools []May 26 04:37
DaemonFC[m]GNOME Web 3.36 is a bigger release than I thought.May 26 06:36
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schestowitzDaemonFC[m]: is it based on Blink?May 26 08:17
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-viera/#techrights-Tux Machines: Today in Techrights []May 26 10:35
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-viera/#techrights-Tux Machines: today's howtos []May 26 10:53
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-viera/#techrights-Tux Machines: ZFS focus on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS: ZSys general presentation []May 26 10:56
-viera/#techrights-Tux Machines: Linus Torvalds Now Uses AMD instead of Intel []May 26 11:01
XRevan86schestowitz: webkitgtkMay 26 11:03
-viera/#techrights-Tux Machines: 4 Most Affordable Drawing Tablets for Linux Users []May 26 11:03
-viera/#techrights-Tux Machines: How to write about open source software []May 26 11:06
-viera/#techrights-Tux Machines: #Android Leftovers []May 26 11:07
-viera/#techrights-Tux Machines: Kali Linux 2020.2 Released – Download DVD ISO Images []May 26 11:26
-viera/#techrights-Tux Machines: Linux Kodachi 7.0 ‘Katana’ Released: Browse The Internet Anonymously []May 26 11:32
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-TechrightsBot-tr/ | Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - EconMay 26 11:41
XRevan86 26 11:52
-TechrightsBot-tr/ | Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker): "BILL GATES: I need a way to track everybody ASSISTANT: Well there’s always cellphone data BILL GATES: Hm. Maybe I’ll make a virus that requires a vaccine ASSISTANT: Phones have GPS already BILL GATES: And then we inject everyone with microchips ASSISTANT: Ok but phones exist" | nitterMay 26 11:52
MinceR:>May 26 11:54
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-TechrightsBot-tr/ | Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - The Offensive TruthMay 26 11:56
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schestowitzXRevan86: it distracts from what he actually hopes to achieveMay 26 12:27
schestowitzno good evidence of thisMay 26 12:27
psydreadespecially as in this era we have things like Pinebook, Pinetab and even Pinephone and Librem 5, which would have to be eliminated for him to execute his masterplanMay 26 12:30
-viera/#techrights-Tux Machines: Qt and Development: KDAB on CMake, Qt Design Studio 1.5, and Qt 5.15 LTS []May 26 12:35
-viera/#techrights-Tux Machines: Heroic Labs becomes a #Defold game engine sponsor []May 26 12:41
-viera/#techrights-Tux Machines: Games Leftovers []May 26 12:43
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-viera/#techrights-Tux Machines: How to Format a USB Disk as exFAT on Linux []May 26 12:53
-viera/#techrights-Tux Machines: #SHIFT13mi #Linux #tablet now available to pre-order []May 26 12:57
-viera/#techrights-Tux Machines: Programming: GCC, Chapel, Perl, Python, Rust []May 26 13:02
-viera/#techrights-Tux Machines: WWW: Curl, Mozilla Phoning Home, LMS for WordPress and Libre Graphic Meeting/Webstream []May 26 13:06
-viera/#techrights-Tux Machines: GNU/Linux and Arduino in Devices/Embedded and Open Hardware []May 26 13:09
-viera/#techrights-Tux Machines: Kernel Work and Graphics []May 26 13:15
-viera/#techrights-Tux Machines: today's leftovers []May 26 13:17
XRevan86schestowitz: I guess so. What does he hope to achieve?May 26 13:17
MinceR(cat) 26 13:22
-viera/#techrights-Tux Machines: #techrights Links 26/5/2020: SHIFT13mi GNU/Linux #Tablet , #Linux #Kodachi 7.0 and Some Qt Releases []May 26 13:25
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schestowitzwho? Bill or the idiot who claims the vaccine would have chips in it?May 26 13:25
XRevan86schestowitz: WilliamMay 26 13:26
schestowitzwait, I'll get a linkMay 26 13:26
schestowitzposting MinceR's cat firstMay 26 13:26
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-TechrightsBot-tr/ | Billions for Indoctrinating Children | TechrightsMay 26 13:28
schestowitzarticles like these are hard to find now 26 13:29
-TechrightsBot-tr/#techrights-Biosensors to monitor students' attentiveness - ReutersMay 26 13:29
schestowitzthere may be lots more from that time, I think slashdot had lots of debate about itMay 26 13:29
schestowitzgates is a googlebombing operation, they have likely mentioned many similar terms since then to push that out of results, esp. the criminal piecesMay 26 13:29
XRevan86schestowitz: Oh, I thought you mean regarding vaccines, donations, foundations, etc.May 26 13:30
schestowitzWilliam usually means his dadMay 26 13:30
schestowitzhe was head of Planned ParenthoodMay 26 13:30
XRevan86Okay, William Jr. %)May 26 13:30
schestowitzone thing worse than sociopath is one masquerading as a dork, "billy boy"May 26 13:31
-viera/#techrights-Tux Machines: Plasma5 for Slackware: KDE 5_20.05. Also, new Ardour 6.0 []May 26 13:36
-viera/#techrights-Tux Machines: Plasma Mobile update: April-May 2020 []May 26 13:38
x_its not new, its mastery learning, it was exposed long ago; they rename it over and over; it is all about wringing preconceived outputs/goals;   monitoring attentiveness wouldve been the same dream in 1900 when they decided most people are worker bees and they purposely dont need the vast majority to know any more than they need to know for a narrow career; the only thing that has changed is the tech.     it will always be pitched as "accMay 26 13:49
x_ountability"     almost any computer-based education is going to use this, although they will invent an endless bevy of nicknames to mask itMay 26 13:49
x_if they cant measure it, it doesnt exist;   ergo, they will try to measure everythingMay 26 13:50
-viera/#techrights-Tux Machines: Systemd Will Change How Your Linux Home Directory Works []May 26 13:50
x_the "private" "charter" and even religious entities it is not uncommon they do the same type of "programming"-style educationMay 26 13:51
x_they will market it differently of courseMay 26 13:51
x_the switch to "outputs" was decades agoMay 26 13:52
x_IMO things like NLP are all along the same lines, and esp. for religious entities, some of them really do use such techniques if you do a little diggingMay 26 13:58
x_it really is stimulus -> response cycles at its basicsMay 26 13:58
x_they need "feedback" to know if they "succeeded" :)May 26 13:59
x_its very much in the realm of engineer people IMOMay 26 13:59
x_s/engineer/engineering/May 26 13:59
x_their "tools" and tech. may evolve, but i think the basics are still based on such premisesMay 26 14:03
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kingoffrancethe computer people circa 80s told them not to use computers for this stuff btw, they ignored themMay 26 14:08
kingoffrancethe "computer education people" told them not toMay 26 14:08
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kingoffranceits not unlike   IMO except instead of surveying experts, they will be testing students however which waysMay 26 14:21
-TechrightsBot-tr/ | Delphi method - WikipediaMay 26 14:21
kingoffrancerather than 'predicting future trends' it will be "is it working?" i.e. shaping the futureMay 26 14:23
-viera/#techrights-Tux Machines: #Android Leftovers []May 26 14:25
-viera/#techrights-Tux Machines: Embrace, Extend, Extinguish 2020 Edition []May 26 14:37
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-TechrightsBot-tr/ | IRCZ makes your life worth living Post object (4418428)May 26 15:02
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-viera/#techrights-Tux Machines: Careers in Free Software Aren't Careers in the Traditional Sense []May 26 15:48
DaemonFC[m]<schestowitz "DaemonFC: is it based on Blink?"> No, still Webkit.May 26 15:59
DaemonFC[m]Not sure why Apple persists with Webkit, honestly.May 26 15:59
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-TechrightsBot-tr/ | IRCZ makes your life worth living Post object (4407942)May 26 16:08
MinceRcrApple invested too much into pretending that they wrote KHTML to give it up nowMay 26 16:09
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psydread"Net Applications keeps telling us Microsoft has over 90% in “market share” as if phones and tablets don’t exist… not even Chromebooks!"May 26 16:29
psydreadI suggest to let them keep believing in this, just like I believe in unicornsMay 26 16:30
XRevan86MinceR: I'm confused by this food clock.May 26 16:30
MinceRi suspect there is no way to change their beliefs anywayMay 26 16:30
MinceRXRevan86: probably not as confused as the designer wasMay 26 16:30
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XRevan86What's even the pointMay 26 16:31
XRevan86That if one doesn't eat 24/7, then one is fasting part of that time?May 26 16:31
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psydreadI put Haiku on one of the older laptops here, it's a bit buggy but generally runs fineMay 26 16:32
psydreadso I'm waiting for MS to SABotage that tooMay 26 16:32
XRevan86psydread: Buy a laptop with Secure Boot without an option to disable it.May 26 16:41
XRevan86That should do the trick.May 26 16:41
psydreadXRevan86, sadly for them I won't be buying any anymoreMay 26 16:43
-viera/#techrights-Tux Machines: today's howtos []May 26 17:00
-viera/#techrights-Tux Machines: This is the first AMD Ryzen laptop to come with Linux – making it easier than ever to ditch Windows 10 []May 26 17:04
-viera/#techrights-Tux Machines: The Biggest Impact Of Open Source On Enterprises Might Not Be The Software Itself []May 26 17:09
DaemonFC[m]"Of course, if churches do open up, the coronavirus might spread there, possibly making many churchgoers sick. Then Trump will have to find something else to rev them up. Possibly a national day to pray for people who got sick when they went to church to pray away the virus."May 26 17:10
DaemonFC[m]-Electoral-Vote dot comMay 26 17:10
DaemonFC[m]Yeah, it's funny how the virus just keeps spreading while they pray.May 26 17:10
DaemonFC[m]Almost like it's not having any effect on the virus at all.May 26 17:10
DaemonFC[m]Of course, the answer is more prayer. Eventually the virus will go away after it's killed a few hundred thousand Americans and then God kicks in. The people who died just didn't believe in him enough. The people who lived were spared and it's an excuse to be an even bigger douche than they were before.May 26 17:11
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DaemonFC[m]The actual bible says not to make a spectacle of yourself as you pray, but to be humble.May 26 17:14
DaemonFC[m]There's nothing that screams humble like people shouting a bunch of baby talk in the middle of a church service to draw attention to themselves.May 26 17:14
DaemonFC[m]It's a release. Yeah, so is screaming into a pillow. Which I may or may not have done a few times this year.May 26 17:16
psydreadI will pray for sociopathic predators not to prey on them in my prayersMay 26 17:18
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-viera/#techrights-Tux Machines: Games: Roadwarden, Megaquarium: Freshwater Frenzy, Burning Knight []May 26 17:28
kingoffranceyes, trump claimed to want bibles in schools; i suspect nlp-type stuff from such "churches" is to be expected (see his spiritual advisers, the 1980s guru "attract wealth" type stuff)May 26 17:39
MinceRprosperity gospelMay 26 17:40
kingoffrancei am only speculating, but if it was people claim, that anyone who doesnt tow the line is let go, i dont think that is an improbable speculationMay 26 17:40
kingoffrances/was/what/May 26 17:40
kingoffrancethey will feign opposition to all the "socialist" "common core" stuff though, yesMay 26 17:40
kingoffranceand call it apple pie bible-based "capitalism"May 26 17:40
MinceRSupply Side Jesus?May 26 17:41
kingoffrancelolMay 26 17:41
MinceR 26 17:41
-TechrightsBot-tr/#techrights-The Gospel of Supply Side Jesus, an excerpt from Al Franken's Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them - BeliefnetMay 26 17:41
kingoffranceim still amazed they hold up reagan;   marianne williamson is a screwball fruitcake wack guru, but when a "conservative" does the same "spiritual advisers" and astrology...different standards for different imagesMay 26 17:43
kingoffrancethey can do "new age" stuff, but not the other "side"May 26 17:44
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*psydread would put Marina Abramović and Bill Gates in such a church to lead and educate the congregatorsMay 26 17:58
XRevan86Who is Marina Abramovich?May 26 18:02
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psydreada highly disturbed person who is into "performance art"May 26 18:04
psydreadI asked my Polish-Croatian friend about her, but she doesn't know much about this personMay 26 18:07
psydreadjust that people there are into evil witcheryMay 26 18:08
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DaemonFC[m]I manage to fumble things on a computer sometimes.May 26 18:55
DaemonFC[m]It does help that I tend to use software that's stable enough that it's not sabotaging me though.May 26 18:56
DaemonFC[m]One time, Windows XP corrupted itself, so I reinstalled it, and within an hour I got infected with a virus through Internet Explorer because I hadn't gotten around to installing another browser yet, and had to install Windows a second time in a single day.May 26 18:57
DaemonFC[m]I'd like to say that Microsoft has improved the quality of Windows. Things got much worse with Vista, much better again with 7, much worse again with 8, and now Windows 10 is getting broken updates almost every month.May 26 18:58
DaemonFC[m]In addition to the stuff they broke the month before.May 26 18:58
DaemonFC[m]Apparently, they broke their FLAC codec somehow over a year ago and they still haven't fixed that properly.May 26 18:59
DaemonFC[m]So can Windows 10 play FLAC? Yes! Just as long as you don't  expect it to read Vorbis Comment tags properly sometimes.May 26 18:59
psydreadwhen Windows 2000 ate my files, that was the last time I used it for anything personal May 26 18:59
psydreadand importantMay 26 19:00
DaemonFC[m]I just don't understand how Microsoft could break that. The source code for FLAC for DirectShow is under a BSD license.May 26 19:00
DaemonFC[m]They could have just taken code that already existed, that worked, and included it with Windows 10.May 26 19:00
DaemonFC[m]The DirectShow API hasn't really changed much in 20 years.May 26 19:01
DaemonFC[m]Under the hood, the Windows audio stack is much different than it was in XP, but the userspace API is not much different.May 26 19:01
DaemonFC[m]The kernel streaming API from Windows 2000 still exists, but it doesn't do what it says it does.May 26 19:02
DaemonFC[m]It redirects it through the userspace sound mixer anyway. It's there as a shim so that applications that go to use it don't crash.May 26 19:02
DaemonFC[m]The sound mixer in earlier versions of Windows had much more latency, so Microsoft said "Here's a way to just bypass it and talk directly to the drivers.".May 26 19:03
oiaohmDaemonFC[m]: No XP was not much better if you turns on update to latest update in wsus instead of just do patch tuesday.May 26 19:12
oiaohmMicrosoft and second rate updates is not new.   At Vista and above Microsoft started pushing out some patches mid cycle to everyone.May 26 19:13
MinceR 26 19:13
-TechrightsBot-tr/ | Canadian Energy Minister says the pandemic is a "great time" to build controversial oil pipelinesMay 26 19:13
MinceRthe conservative approach to democracyMay 26 19:13
MinceR26 200034 < DaemonFC[m]> They could have just taken code that already existed, that worked, and included it with Windows 10.May 26 19:15
MinceR 26 19:15
psydreadoiaohm, what I did with Windows 2000 was to integrate the latest service pack into an image, do a reinstall with that and disable updates, because anything else would invariably cause problemsMay 26 19:21
psydreadXP was mainly used in a dual boot on family computers until I got rid of it completely, because it also kept dying all the timeMay 26 19:21
psydreadthat is my main experience with Windows in general, it commits suicide at random intervalsMay 26 19:24
oiaohmOf course the ntuser.dat I die so user cannot login is always fun.May 26 19:25
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psydreadI just don't know anything about Windows anymore, so I would have to relearn many things about itMay 26 20:06
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DaemonFC[m]MinceR: I made another English joke my husband didn't get.May 26 20:59
DaemonFC[m]He was studying English.May 26 20:59
MinceR:>May 26 20:59
XRevan86DaemonFC[m]: Was it a MinceR-worthy pun?May 26 21:00
DaemonFC[m]He was asking why my cats were demanding to be cuddled and given attention.May 26 21:00
DaemonFC[m]He asks, "What's wrong with them?".May 26 21:00
XRevan86I think they're… house cats.May 26 21:00
DaemonFC[m]I told him, "Well, this cat is possessive, and that cat is possessive. They're plural possessive.".May 26 21:00
DaemonFC[m]He just stared at me. I said, "Nevermind.".May 26 21:01
MinceR:>May 26 21:01
XRevan86Very punnyMay 26 21:01
*XRevan86 learnt plural possessives relatively late.May 26 21:02
XRevan86Maybe just a few years ago.May 26 21:02
XRevan86easy to mistake for a stray apostropheMay 26 21:03
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DaemonFC[m]In general, GNOME Web is a pretty decent browser.May 26 23:10
DaemonFC[m]It does not like Facebook though.May 26 23:10
DaemonFC[m]It renders it okay, but the laptop revs up.May 26 23:10
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smnthermesFirefox apologists have been aggressive at their subreddit lately...May 26 23:59
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-TechrightsBot-tr/ | "Firefox is insecure" - Refuted : firefoxMay 26 23:59

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