Links 31/05/2022: Flatseal 1.8.0 and Deepin Linux 20.6

Posted in News Roundup at 3:52 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

  • GNU/Linux

    • Desktop/Laptop

      • FOSS PostTurkish Municipality Saves $1M By Migrating to Pardus Linux

        There are many reasons why governments and other societal entities may elect to use Linux and other open source software instead of the proprietary alternatives, but arguably, minimizing software licensing costs is one of the most important reasons for this.

        Today we’ll be showing the story of Eyupsultan municipality, which is located at the European side of Istanbul, Turkey. It is one the largest municipalities of the city, and it has been running a migration project to Linux and other open source software since 2015.

        The story starts with the election of a new mayor in 2014, who administrated a study on migrating to Linux and other open source software to reduce the municipality’s costs. The IT department of Eyupsultan municipality prepared the study and figured out that it would be a good move, but to which software and Linux distribution should they migrate?

    • Audiocasts/Shows

      • Full Circle Weekly News #264 | Full Circle Magazine

        SIMH simulator license dispute:


        Vulnerability in the Linux perf kernel subsystem:


        HP has announced a laptop that comes with Pop!_OS:


        Ubuntu 22.10 will move to audio processing with PipeWire instead of PulseAudio:


        Lotus 1-2-3 ported to Linux:


        KDE Plasma 5.25 desktop testing:


        DeepMind Opens Code for MuJoCo Physics Simulator:


        Alpine Linux 3.16:


        nginx 1.22.0 released:


        Clonezilla Live 3.0.0 released:


        Mir 2.8 display server released:


        Roadmap for Budgie’s user environment:


        Release of the anonymous network I2P 1.8.0 and the C++ client i2pd 2.42:


        AlmaLinux 9.0 distribution available:


        Ubuntu developers begin to solve problems with the slow Firefox snap:


        A hardwired password revealed in Linuxfx:


      • Tux DigitalDestination Linux 280: Improving Firefox With Cool Extensions – TuxDigital

        This week’s episode of Destination Linux, we’re going to be talking about completely awesome and unique extensions to check out for your browser. Then we will be discussing big tech funding the fix with open source security. Plus, we have our tips/tricks and software picks. All this and more coming up right now on Destination Linux to keep those penguins marching!

      • KritaNew Video: Discover Vector Shape Libraries | Krita

        After a LOT of research, Ramon’s new video is done: this time he investigates how to create vector libraries in Inkscape for use in Krita. And there are two cool libraries he has prepared for you all to play with!

      • VideoAlmaLinux OS 9.0 overview | Free Linux OS for the community, by the community – Invidious

        In this video, I am going to show an overview of AlmaLinux OS 9.0 and some of the applications pre-installed.

      • Video15 AWESOME KDE Apps: I was WRONG about KDE applications! – Invidious
    • Graphics Stack

      • CollaboraMonado’s hand tracking: hand-waving our way towards a first attempt

        As part of my internship at Collabora, I picked up Monado’s hand tracking project. Today I will outline the section I did during the summer of 2021, which was a fairly bare-bones first attempt. Keep in mind that we’ve moved on from the architecture I describe here and have made considerable progress since then. More than anything, this is to illustrate how awesome it is to experience an internship at Collabora.

        So. I started my internship right in the middle of this project – we already had done the work on model architecture and had developed unique techniques for training these models. Now it was time to take those trained models and try to deploy them inside Monado. Optical hand tracking for XR has a bit of a reputation as a Very Hard Tracking Task, and indeed it is – getting training data, training neural nets, and deploying them in real-time, low-latency environments such as XR is every bit as hard as they say it is. And also, when I started, I had very little experience with computer vision. But, somebody needed to do this; I decided I’d be crazy and just go for it.

    • Applications

      • Flatseal 1.8.0 – Martín Abente Lahaye

        This new release comes with the ability to review and modify global overrides, highlight changes made by users, follow system-level color schemes, support for more languages and a few bugs fixes.

        Let’s start with bug fixes. Since Flatpak 1.12.4, removing filesystem permissions with modes in Flatseal caused Flatpak to warn people about the mode being included as part of the override. Justifiably, this confused many. With this release, it will no longer include these modes, e.g. :ro, when removing filesystem permissions.

        Although Flatseal main distribution is Flatpak, there are people who prefer to install it from their regular package manager. So, I included a fix which handles the creation of the overrides directory. Under Flatpak, this scenario is handled by permissions themselves.

    • Instructionals/Technical

      • Install LibreNMS on Rocky Linux – kifarunix.com

        Follow through this tutorial to learn how to install LibreNMS on Rocky Linux. LibreNMS is a fully featured MySQL/PHP and SNMP based network monitoring system.

      • H2S Media3 ways to install Nodejs & NPM on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy

        Learn the steps use to install Node.js Javascript and NPM on Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy JellyFish using the command terminal for developing applications.

        Node.js is a platform for developing standalone JavaScript programs that run independently of host applications such as web browsers. Among other things, it can be used to program server-side scripts, network tools, and WebApps. Node.js is based on Google’s JavaScript engine V8, which is also used in the Chrome web browser. V8 is a process-based virtual machine that uses a JIT compiler to translate the JavaScript code into the machine language of the underlying hardware at run time.

      • SUSE’s Corporate BlogHTML on documentation.suse.com – Shape it up!

        Have you recently visited documentation.suse.com? And checked out an HTML document? Then you might have noticed that something has changed.

        The look and feel are different, you say? Absolutely right! Just recently, we introduced the new column-based layout. HTML columns are used to arrange content in a very organized way. And at the same time, they allow for much more flexibility about where content goes.

      • H2S MediaHow to Install Vaultwarden on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy – Linux Shout

        Learn the commands to install the Vaultwarden server on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy JellyFish for creating your own safe space to store passwords, bank information, and other important keys.

        Those who have heard about Bitwarden would already know how it works. However, there is an unofficial alternative to this software platform called Vaultwarden. It is written in Rust and supports Bitwarden clients as well. Also consumes fewer resources and uses Docker to get set up on your system just like Bitwarden. Here we will also use the Caddy docker container to secure and implement SSL configuration.

      • HowTo ForgeHow to Install GlassFish JAVA Application Server on Ubuntu 22.04
      • TechRepublicSpeek! is a new encrypted chat service that uses Tor to offer secure communication | TechRepublic

        Is your communication safe? Are you certain? Does the tool you use encrypt and anonymize your discussion and offer self-destructive chats, not require signup, not use metadata, run without a centralized server and add private file sharing?

        Chances are pretty slim that the service you use can’t match those privacy features. Speek!, on the other hand, does.

        This new service is a cross-platform chat tool that is open-source, free to use and secured by the Tor network. You can install Speek! on Linux, macOS and Android to enjoy peer-to-peer instant messaging that can be trusted.

        But Speek! isn’t quite like the chat apps and services you are used to. Let me explain how it works.

      • MakeTech EasierGIMP Keyboard Shortcuts Cheatsheet

        GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is an open-source photo editor which is available on Windows, Mac or Linux, that boasts a huge number of features and functions that rival Photoshop. Unlike Adobe’s offering, however, GIMP is totally free to install and use, which certainly helps boost its appeal. Like you’d expect, GIMP has a large number of default keyboard shortcuts that can speed up your workflow considerably. We’ve aggregated them into a single post, so you can quickly view them at a glance.

      • HowTo ForgeHow to Install Apache ActiveMQ on Debian 11

        Apache ActiveMQ is a free and open-source message broker developed by Apache Software Foundation. Learn how to install Apache ActiveMQ on Debian 11 here.

  • Distributions and Operating Systems

    • New Releases

      • LinuxiacDeepin Linux 20.6 Is Here with Updated Apps and New Features

        Deepin 20.6 arrives precisely two months after the previous version’s release, bringing a new set of changes and improvements.

        Deepin is a Chinese-made Linux distribution based on the Debian stable branch aimed at the average desktop computer user.

        Deepin is probably the Linux distribution to which the definition of “gorgeous” most fully applies. Everything about it is designed to provide the user with the most aesthetic satisfaction possible.

        The distro has a tradition of beauty. It comes with the internally developed DDE (Deepin Desktop Environment), one of the best-looking Linux desktop environments.

    • Fedora Family / IBM

      • 9to5LinuxFlatpak Permissions Manager App Flatseal 1.8 Adds More Useful Options and Improvements

        Flatseal 1.8 is here to introduce the ability for users to review and modify global overrides. Flatseal is now aware of these global overrides, takes into account all sources of permissions changes and displays them to the user when you look at an application’s permissions. In addition, Flatseal now highlights every permission changed by the user or globally.

      • Red Hat OfficialRed Hat Satellite 6.10.6 has been released

        We are pleased to announce that Red Hat Satellite 6.10.6 is generally available as of March 29, 2022.

        Red Hat Satellite is part of the Red Hat Smart Management subscription that makes it easier for enterprises to manage patching, provisioning, and subscription management of Red Hat Enterprise Linux infrastructure.

      • Red Hat OfficialRed Hat Compliance service and the Red Hat Insights API

        The Red Hat Insights Compliance service, which works with OpenSCAP, is a significant step to managing your regulatory compliance requirements at scale. The steps I demonstrated can be done through the UI without much difficulty. But what if you could automate the process of assigning hosts to specific compliance policies and running compliance scans during the host provisioning process?

        This blog takes you through the steps to add the compliance policy to your overall Standard Operating Environment (SOE) process. Doing this step as part of your SOE will allow your deployed hosts to be assigned to their targeted compliance policies.

      • Red Hat OfficialApplication modernization with Apache Kafka

        Application modernization is the process of taking existing legacy applications and systems and refactoring them to drive faster time to market and to improve application performance and scalability. There are multiple modernization strategies for changing the application, but the one you select depends on your organization’s need for change. Each strategy requires different levels of involvement from the IT team and access to a modern application development platform that can provide a variety of modern tools, technologies and frameworks.

        Most of the modernization efforts today are centered around migrating monolithic applications to cloud-native microservices applications that can support open collaboration between IT teams and automated application deployment and life-cycle management. Modern application development platforms, like Red Hat OpenShift, were designed to deliver a more consistent experience for building, deploying and running applications across the hybrid cloud. However, other technologies and application services are needed to facilitate the development process. This goes over a few considerations to keep in mind when modernizing applications.

      • Red Hat OfficialExpanding Podman capabilities to deploy SIF-formatted containers

        Interest in using Podman to run containerized High Performance Computing (HPC) applications continues to grow. Red Hat has been collaborating with a number of HPC sites and the Exascale Computing Project (ECP) to add features and capabilities integral to the HPC ecosystem directly to Podman and the associated collection of tools. One of the reasons the HPC community has shown interest in Podman is its reliance on common, accepted standards and practices, such as those defined by the Open Container Initiative (OCI).

      • Red Hat OfficialCloud services and application possibilities

        Enterprise organizations have faced a compendium of challenges, but today it seems like the focus is on three things: speed, speed, and more speed. It is all about time to value and application velocity—getting applications delivered and then staying agile to evolve the application as needs arise.

        In order to get maximum speed, the first requirement is to make developers maximally productive. They can’t be if they don’t have the tools they need, are waiting for someone else to set up their environment, or have to get up-to-speed on a new environment. And it is irritating as well. For many, cloud services are the antidote to these inefficiencies.

    • Debian Family

      • Gunnar WolfGunnar Wolf: On to the next journey

        Last Wednesday my father, Kurt Bernardo Wolf Bogner, took the steps towards his next journey, the last that would start in this life. I cannot put words to this… so just sharing this with the world will have to suffice. Goodbye to my teacher, my friend, the person I have always looked up to.

    • Open Hardware/Modding

      • ASUS Tinker Board features excellent computing power and strong supply chain to satisfy industrial automation and commercial markets

        A single-board computer (SBC) incorporates microprocessors, memory, and input/output (I/O), among other features on a single circuit board. It provides industrial control or commercial IoT developers with a straightforward mode that simplifies the process and reduces the high costs of developing their own hardware, thereby accelerating time-to-market. Currently, SBCs are generally mature, powerful, and easy to use. SBCs can help industrial/commercial end customers and system integrators to quickly create products for various applications.

        In recent years, market acceptance of ARM-based SBCs has risen. According to Abbey Chen, Product Manager of ASUS Tinker Board, this is mainly due to improved performance and lower power demand. Moreover, ARM processors are not only used for mobile or embedded applications in the industrial control and commercial markets; nowadays, ARM usage has entered new areas such as PCs, high-performance computing, deep learning, and more. Abbey Chen said that the ASUS Tinker Board is equipped with the latest, most powerful quad-core ARM-based processor, which provides “best in class” performance.

      • ArduinoSafeDrill uses tinyML to encourage proper drilling technique | Arduino Blog

        For those new to DIY projects that involve the use of power tools, knowing when a tool is being used in an unsafe manner is of utmost importance. For many, this can include employing the wrong drill bit for a given material, such as a concrete bit in a soft wood plank. This is why a team from the University of Ljubljana created the SafeDrill, which aims to quickly determine when misuse is occurring and notify the user.

        The team’s prototype consists of a small 3D-printed enclosure that contains a Nano 33 BLE Sense while allowing a USB cable to attach for power at the front. Once attached to a cordless drill with a pair of zip ties, they captured 100 seconds of data for each of the nine different classes that include three drill bits combined with three types of materials. From here, they trained a model in the Edge Impulse Studio in order to recognize the material/bit combination.

  • Free, Libre, and Open Source Software

    • Events

      • Tor sysadmin 101 workshop for new relay operators

        On 4th June, at 19:00 UTC, we are doing an online workshop to help out new relay operators. If you ever wanted to help the Tor Project, or just curious about what is required to become a relay/bridge operator, you should join into the workshop.

      • SUSE’s Corporate BlogAre You Ready for Some Time Travel?

        SUSECON is launching in just a week, and this year the theme is Time Travel! It is going to showcase inspiration from EPIC films like Back to the Future, Terminator, Dr. Who, Men in Black! Basically as a nod to SUSE’s 30th anniversary, you, Mr. SUSECON attendee will travel through time and experience a wealth of content from the Dawn of Linux to the Age of Possibility (passing through the Rise of Kubernetes and the Edge Renaissance), it will be a fun and engaging experience, immersing you in Time Travel, Linux, Kubernetes and any resulting shenanigans! So sign up today if you haven’t already!

    • Web Browsers

      • Mozilla

        • ThunderbirdThunderbird + RSS: How To Bring Your Favorite Content To The Inbox

          I first discovered RSS feeds in 2004 when I fell in love with podcasting. That’s when I learned I could utilize RSS to bring my favorite web content to me, on my schedule. Whether it was weekly music podcasts, tech blogs, newspaper articles, or a local weather forecast, RSS became a way to more easily digest and disseminate the growing onslaught of content on the web. Back then, I used Google Reader (RIP). But now I use Thunderbird to manage and read all my news feeds, and I love it!

          In this post I’ll explain what RSS is, why it’s useful, and how to get all set up with some feeds inside of Thunderbird.

        • Ubuntu HandbookFirefox 101 Released! Allows to use Multiple Microphones at same time | UbuntuHandbook

          Mozilla Firefox 101 was released today with minor new features and security fixes.

          If you do video conferencing regularly with Firefox web browser, you may now use as many microphones as you want, at the same time. It allows to switch your microphones at any time, if your conferencing service provider enables this flexibility.

          For non-configured MIME file types, Firefox 101 allows to assign a custom action upon download completion.

        • Firefox 101.0, See All New Features, Updates and Fixes

          Version 101.0, first offered to Release channel users on May 31, 2022

          We’d like to extend a special thank you to all of the new Mozillians who contributed to this release of Firefox!

        • Paul SchaubEurope Trip Journal – Entry 28: The Above and the Beneath – vanitasvitae’s blog

          It got really chilly, so I took the metro back to my hostel. There I remembered that someone had recommended me to pay a visit to the Mozilla offices in Paris. I searched for it on OpenStreetMaps and it actually was super close to my place. So I left the hostel again and 10 minutes later I stood in front of the building. From the outside there was not a single sign that this was Mozilla’s office. I tried one door, but it was locked. In another part of the building I found a door that opened up to a hall with a small reception desk and some guards.

          Asking whether I could visit Mozilla turned out a bit complicated, as the guards only could speak very little English and I only very little French. Luckily there was an electrician who could translate. A bit of confusion later one of the guards offered to escort me to the office. Apparently Mozilla does not have regular visitors, as the guard did not know where the office was either. It turned out he spoke German however, so at least I could explain my endeavor a bit better now.

          After not finding any signs of Mozilla in the first half of the building, we went to the door that I had tried before and the guard let me in. We drove the elevator up and voila, there were Mozilla signs on the walls. However, unfortunately nobody answered our ringing (it was probably already after closing time) and there was a sign that stated that no non-essential visitors were allowed during the pandemic. So we left the building again and I thanked the guards for their efforts.

          The Mozilla wiki said that you could also message Mozilla staff in an IRC channel, however they recently transitioned to matrix and apparently did not yet update the wiki page. I briefly tried to search for a chat room related to the Paris office, but my matrix server kept timing out. Oh you brave, shiny, new and terribly inefficient technology keep to amaze me every time

        • MozillaMarketing our privacy products while preserving privacy [Ed: Mozilla is a scam when it comes to privacy and it is aware of this]

          When we launched Mozilla VPN, a fast and easy-to-use VPN, it was in a market crowded by companies making promises about privacy and security and we believed our reputation for building products that help you keep your information safe would make our product stand-out. To date, tens of thousands of people have signed up to subscribe to our Mozilla VPN, which provides encryption, device-level protection of your connection and information whenever you are on the web.

          As we continue to look for new ways to grow our audience, we saw that many of our competitors used affiliate marketing as a way to get people to buy their service. The challenge is that affiliate marketing is a space rife with tons of data collection practices. At Mozilla, online privacy has always been one of our top priorities. We knew that in order for us to pursue affiliate marketing we would have to do it in a transparent way with as little data as possible to provide people with the best privacy possible.

    • Content Management Systems (CMS)

      • People of WordPress: Dee Teal

        Dee’s story with computers started at school in New Zealand where discovering how a mouse worked and learning BASIC and Pascal was a catalyst for what later became a programming career.

        At a time when computers were just becoming mainstream, there were no opportunities for girls in her school to consider this as a further option. She recalls: “No one thought to say, ‘Dee, you look like you’re good at this, you should pursue it…’. I mean, I was a girl (and I was told girls didn’t ‘do’ computers). No one in the circles I moved in really had any idea where this technology revolution would take us.”

        With no particular career path into technology, Dee was encouraged in her final year of school to apply for a job in a bank where she worked and became a teller three years later. She gained financial independence, which enabled her to travel as a 20-year-old and spend the next three years exploring the US and Europe.

        Looking back, she noted how the world had changed: the first computer mouse she had seen had come out in 1983, and 20 years later WordPress was founded.

  • Leftovers

    • Hardware

      • Creation of a Proof-of-Concept 3D-Printed Spinal Lateral Access Simulator

        Minimally invasive lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) offers advantages over traditional approaches, providing indirect decompression of neural elements and deformity correction while avoiding many challenges and risks of anterior and posterior approaches. Mastering this technique requires a specialized team, advanced equipment, and sufficient case exposure. Current training is limited to the classic educational model, and alternative training methods such as cadaver labs can be inconvenient, inaccessible, expensive, and incompatible with intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) systems.

    • Security

      • LWNSecurity updates for Tuesday

        Security updates have been issued by Debian (haproxy, libdbi-perl, pjproject, spip, and trafficserver), Oracle (firefox, kernel, kernel-container, libvirt libvirt-python, and thunderbird), Red Hat (maven:3.5, maven:3.6, nodejs:16, postgresql, postgresql:10, and rsyslog), SUSE (gimp, helm-mirror, ImageMagick, mailman, openstack-neutron, pcmanfm, pcre2, postgresql10, and tiff), and Ubuntu (dpkg and freetype).

      • First SBoM Support in Open Source Firmware

        The coreboot firmware has just received a new patch adding Software Bill of Materials (SBoM). The SBoM concept has been mainly driven by Richard Hughes and has been derived from an executive order that has been issued last year by the US president. If you are more interested on the background of SBoM, Richard wrote a nice summary here. Summarized, SBoM should provide a way to have a manifest of which parts have been built by whom and from where. The Bill of Materials(BoM) is a common term for hardware developers. It lists exactly what raw materials, sub-assemblies and parts including the quantities of each needed to actually manufacture the product. However, for software this is non-existent. On an operating system level one can sometimes choose on what should go on the disk and what not – for firmware this is not true. Firmware just ships with the hardware you bought – thus you have to live with it (There are exceptions – but in general..)

      • USCERTMicrosoft Releases Workaround Guidance for MSDT “Follina” Vulnerability

        A remote, unauthenticated attacker could exploit this vulnerability to take control of an affected system. Microsoft has reported active exploitation of this vulnerability in the wild.

      • DuoCheerscrypt Linux-Based Ransomware Targets VMware ESXi Servers [Ed: Ransomware is largely a Windows problem, but Microsoft and its partners try to distort perceptions like this]
    • Censorship/Free Speech

    • Internet Policy/Net Neutrality

      • Spartan support in GemView

        I’m intrigued by Spartan. I’m not 100% sold yet, but I was intrigued enough to
        add support to GemView, which will land in the next release of the Eva browser.
        The full spec is pretty well supported, although I want to do a bit more with
        how prompts are handled.

Links 31/05/2022: Distrobox 1.3.0 and NVIDIA 515.48.07 Linux Graphics Driver

Posted in News Roundup at 12:11 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

  • GNU/Linux

    • Desktop/Laptop

      • The Register UKThe cynic’s guide to desktop Linux • The Register

        It is a truth universally acknowledged that all operating systems suck. Some just suck less than others.

        It is also a comment under pretty much every Reg article on Linux that there are too many to choose from and that it’s impossible to know which one to try. So we thought we’d simplify things for you by listing how and in which ways the different options suck.

        This would be an impossibly long list if we looked at all of them since Distrowatch currently lists 270. So we need to thin the herd a bit.

        If you’re interested in a comparison like this, you probably don’t have a favorite already.

    • Graphics Stack

      • 9to5LinuxNVIDIA 515.48.07 Linux Graphics Driver Released as First Version with Open-Source Modules

        As announced earlier this month, NVIDIA 515.48.07 is the first stable version of NVIDIA’s graphics driver for UNIX systems to offer the source code to a variant of the NVIDIA Linux kernel modules. For that, this release adds a new “kernelopen” feature tag to the supported-gpus.json file to indicate the NVIDIA GPUs that are compatible with open-gpu-kernel-modules.

        The new version also brings several enhancements, such as support for the VK_EXT_external_memory_dma_buf and VK_EXT_image_drm_format_modifier Vulkan extensions, which requires the loading of the nvidia-drm kernel module with DRM KMS mode setting enabled, improved performance of GLX and Vulkan apps running in Gamescope, and much more.

    • Applications

      • Ubuntu PitTop 15 Best Video Editing Software for Linux System in 2022

        Many of you think that Linux is not a suitable system for video editors. But the fact is not like that. Most people fail to choose the best video editing software for Linux and get disappointed in the end. For sure, it’s not a problem with Linux but the app the editor chose. However, there are many Linux/Ubuntu video editors available out there, and you must get excited once you learn about them. And this content is completely about it.

      • Its FOSSRocket.Chat is Switching to Matrix to Enable Cross-App Messaging

        Rocket.Chat is an excellent open-source messaging (collaboration) platform.

        In fact, it is one of the best open-source Slack alternatives available. We use it as well for internal communication.

        Rocket.Chat is also making good progress compared to some of its open-source competitors. For instance, they teamed up with Nextcloud to provide an alternative to Office 365.

      • The Register UKDistrobox 1.3.0: Run (pretty much) any Linux distro under almost any other

        Developer Luca di Maio has released version 1.3.0 of DistroBox, a tool to simplify running different versions of Linux in containers.

        Distrobox is likely to be one of those tools that sounds either great or totally mystifying, depending on the sort of Linux user you are. If you routinely have to work with multiple different distros, you may be in the former group, and DistroBox could save you a fair amount of time and effort.

        The tool is intended to simplify the creation and use of Linux system containers, making it easy to run one distro on top of another without the overhead of virtual machines. If you actively want virtual machines, or you’re more used to them, you might know Vagrant.

    • Instructionals/Technical

      • ID RootHow To Install PHP 8 on AlmaLinux 9 – idroot

        In this tutorial, we will show you how to install PHP 8 on AlmaLinux 9. For those of you who didn’t know, PHP is an open-source server-side scripting language that many devs use for web development. The new PHP 8.1 brings enums, fibers, never return type, final class constants, intersection types, and read-only properties among new features and changes.

        This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of PHP 8.1 on AlmaLinux 9. You can follow the same instructions for CentOS and Rocky Linux.

      • Fedora ProjectFedora docs is about to change significantly! Check it out still in statu nascendi.

        In a recent Fedora Magazine article we shared about a new burst of energy regarding the Fedora docs. We already implemented various improvements and worked on a plan to generally improve and update Fedora documentation.

        The latter will lead to far-reaching changes in Fedora documentation and is about to happen now and entail continuous changes over the next approximately 12 months. We present here our analysis, our content concept and our implementation planning. We hope for ideas from the community to further enhance the concept and for support to turn it into reality.

      • Linux CapableHow to Install NVIDIA Drivers on AlmaLinux 9
      • OSNoteHow to Unpack Files in Linux Terminal

        Linux is a popular operating system that includes various utilities for handling files, including zipping and unzipping files. Some other zip operations are zipcloak, zipdetails, zipsplit and zipinfo, but in this article, we will discuss how to extract data from files (unzip operation). In this article, I have used Ubuntu 22.04, a widely used and popular Linux distribution.

      • VideoLinux Crash Course – The ping Command – Invidious

        The Linux Crash Course is a tutorial series that goes over all of the core concepts regarding Linux that you’ll need to know, one video at a time. In this episode, the ping command is covered.

      • ZDNetWhat are man pages and why are they important to your Linux education? | ZDNet

        If you’ve had someone tell you to RTFM, depending on what software you are using, that manual might be a challenge to find. On Linux, however, you’ll find hundreds upon hundreds of manuals ready to view. Jack Wallen explains.

      • UbuntubuzzLibreOffice Calc Basics IV: LEFT, MID, RIGHT

        This tutorial continues Calc Basics III now with LEFT, MID, and RIGHT formulas. By practicing this, you will be able to cut some text by number of characters to help you, for example, get first, middle and last names of students. Like usual, if you haven’t followed this LibreOffice Calc series, read the first and second parts here. Let’s start!

      • UbuntubuzzHow To Upgrade Ubuntu 20.04 to 22.04 LTS via Command Lines Made Simple

        This simple tutorial explains how to upgrade Ubuntu computer from 20.04 to 22.04 LTS using command lines in four steps. The benefit of upgrading is that you do not need to reinstall or reformat Ubuntu disk partition while keeping all installed applications intact. However, please note that this requires a lot of time. So prepare the requirements, be ready, and happy upgrading!

      • How to Install Node.js and npm on Ubuntu 22.04

        Node.js is a cross-platform, open-source JavaScript runtime environment built on Chrome’s JavaScript, designed to execute JavaScript code outside a web browser. It is generally used to build fast and scalable server-side and networking applications. npm is the default package manager for Node.js and also the name of the world’s largest software registry.

      • VituxHow to install vim editor on Rocky Linux 8 – VITUX

        Vim is a text editor used for effective text editing and is also known as an editor for programmers. It is a free open-source tool that supports many programming languages and is available with both a graphical user interface and a command-line interface. Vim is used for editing the source code of large files and offers several functions with different plugins. It is used for editing configuration files and consumes very little system resources.

        In this tutorial, you will learn how to install the Vim editor on RHEL-based Linux Distributions like AlmaLinux 8, CentOS 8, and Rocky Linux 8 using the terminal.

      • How To Use Handlers In Ansible Playbooks – OSTechNix

        Handlers are just like regular tasks in ansible that only run when notified. Handlers are a very useful as well as important concept in Ansible.

      • UbuntubuzzHow To Install OnlyOffice on Ubuntu

        This tutorial will guide you through installation of OnlyOffice version 7 and later on Ubuntu Desktop. OnlyOffice is a GNU AGPL licensed, alternative to LibreOffice and Microsoft Office, which is full featured, beautiful looking and cross-platform. We will install it on Ubuntu 22.04 “Jammy Jellyfish” on this exercise.

      • Daniel Stenberg.netrc pains | daniel.haxx.se

        The .netrc file is used to hold user names and passwords for specific host names and allows tools to login to those systems automatically without having to prompt the user for the credentials while avoiding having to use them in command lines. The .netrc file is typically set without group or world read permissions (0600) to reduce the risk of leaking those secrets.

      • Red Hat OfficialLinux network services: How to start, stop, and check their status | Enable Sysadmin

        A service (also called a daemon process) is software that runs on a computer, generally in the background. This is usually because it’s something that the administrator isn’t likely to interact with directly.

      • TecAdminHow to Install Latest Git on Ubuntu 22.04

        Git is the most popular version control system. It is designed to handle small to very large projects with speed and efficiency. Git is a free and open-source distributed version control system.

        An older version of the Git client is also available under the default Apt repositories. The latest versions come with multiple enhancements and security updates. So, we always recommend using the latest Git client for the security of valuable and hard work.

        This article will guide you to install the latest Git client on Ubuntu 22.04 Linux system via PPA.

      • TecMintHow to Install EPEL Repository in RHEL 9 Linux

        Installing the EPEL repository is one of the most recommended steps after you install RHEL 9. To make things easy for you, we are not just going to show you installation steps but rather we are going to explain what is EPEL, what makes it so special, and how you can use EPEL to install packages.

      • Linux Shell TipsHow to Install LXQt Desktop on Alpine Linux

        Based on Qt, LXQt is an open-source and minimalistic desktop environment for all major Linux and BSD systems. LXQt is an implementation of Razor-Qt, a discontinued desktop environment, and LXDE. the latter is based on GTK while the former was based on Qt.

        LXQt is a lightweight desktop environment popular for its low resource utilization and is, hence, recommended for old PCs or systems with low computing specifications. In fact, LxQt is said to only use up to 95 MB of RAM while Openbox, its default window manager, uses only 78 MB of RAM.

        In this guide, you will learn how to install the LXQt desktop environment on Alpine Linux.

      • Linux Shell TipsHow to Install Openbox GUI on Alpine Linux

        Openbox is an open-source, lightweight and highly configurable window manager that is the standard windows manager for LXDE and LXQt desktop environments. It is highly configurable and allows you to make multiple tweaks that determine how you interact with your desktop environment.

        In this guide, you will learn how to install Openbox desktop environment on Alpine Linux.

      • Install Firefox 101 On Ubuntu / Linux Mint / Alma Linux & Fedora | Tips On UNIX

        This tutorial will be helpful for beginners to download and install Firefox 101 on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, Ubuntu 20.04, LinuxMint 20.3, Rocky Linux 8, Alma Linux 9, and Fedora 36.

        Firefox is a free and open-source web browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation. Firefox is a cross-platform browser and is available for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android.

      • TecAdminConfiguring Apache Solr to Accessible on Public IP – TecAdmin

        Apache Solr is a highly reliable search platform written in Java and developed by Apache Foundation. That provides production-level features like distributed indexing, replication, load-balanced querying, automated failover, and recovery.

        The default Apache Solr runs on localhost only. It doesn’t allow users to access it over the network. In this tutorial, we will learn how to change configure the Apache server to listen on a LAN network or the public network.

      • Trend Oceans5 different ways to count the number of lines from a file

        While working on a file, you may be required to count the number of lines, or else you want to know how many lines have been written to a specific text file. So to find it, you will see five different ways to count the number of lines in a Linux, which will be very easy to use.

        Before proceeding ahead, let me create a dummy file that will hold a number of new lines of data to test out the command capability.

    • Games

      • Geeky GadgetsLinux gaming demo on Dragon Canyon Intel NUC – Geeky Gadgets

        If you are interested in learning more about how the latest Intel NUC from Simply NUC will perform when tackling Linux gaming, your be pleased to know that YouTuber ETA Prime has created a demonstration video showing just how good Linux gaming has become in recent years.

        The Dragon Canyon Intel NUC is powered by a 14 Core 24 Thread i9 12900 CPU and backed by An EVGA RTX 3080 and has been loaded with Manjaar Linux and games have been played using Steam Play / Proton with amazing results. Handling emulation like RPCS3 for PS3 and Orginal XBOPX using XEMU with ease.

        “Overpower the competition in the greatest games and experiences with the all-new Dragon Canyon, powered by Intel’s latest 12th Gen Core i9-12900 processor. Implementing an LGA1700 CPU socket makes Dragon Canyon the first ever Intel NUC to support a socketed Desktop CPU, giving you scorching performance in an 8L Chassis that can span processor generations. Supporting up to three Gen4 PCIe Drives and 64GB of 3200MHz RAM, alongside a full-length GPU in its Gen5 x16 PCIe slot, Dragon Canyon is the new industry leader in small form factor gaming.

    • Desktop Environments/WMs

      • GSoC 22 – The First Blog Post

        I’m really looking forward to this summer, since my project proposal for this year’s Google Summer of Code has been selected! I’ll be working on adding features to Thunar file manager, an XFCE application, with the help of my mentor Alexander Schwinn.

      • GNOME Desktop/GTK

        • Jonas Dreßler: Towards GNOME Shell on mobile

          One of the main things we want to unlock with this project is the fully semantic two-dimensional navigation gestures we’ve been working towards since GNOME 40. This required reworking gesture recognition at a fairly basic level, which is why most of the work so far has been focused around unlocking this. We introduced a new gesture tracker and had to rewrite a fair amount of the input handling fundamentals in Clutter.

          Designing a good API around this took a lot of iterations and there’s a lot of interesting details to get into, but we’ll cover that in a separate deep-dive blogpost about touch gesture recognition in the near future.

          Based on the gesture tracking rework, we were able to implement two-dimensional gestures and to improve the experience on touchscreens quite a bit in general. For example, the on-screen keyboard now behaves a lot more like you’re used to from your smartphone.

        • OMG UbuntuOoh, GNOME Shell on Mobile is Shaping Up Nicely – OMG! Ubuntu!

          Dream of using GNOME Shell on your smartphone? Well, the reality is much closer than you think!

          Of course, if you’re familiar with Linux phone development you will should of heard of (and maybe even tried) Phosh by now. This is a mobile UI associated with the GNOME project but initially spearheaded by Purism (with design by Tobias Bernard) that uses core GTK technologies and comes with a UI inspired by GNOME Shell.

          Now work on making this the “real deal” is picking up pace.

        • DEV CommunityAfshan Ahmed Khan: Beginning Outreachy journey with Gnome

          I am currently in the third year of my integrated Master’s Program at a tier-3 college in Indore, India. I am a technophile since childhood and in those days , I once installed kali-linux in vm (as google searches always show it was easy to hack neighbour’s wifi with kali-linux 🤣 and cellular internet was expensive back then) but to my surprise the kali-linux looked very complex, then I again google searched and one advice got fix in my mind and that was “Kali linux is complex , start with a simple linux distro (ubuntu) and use it instead of windows” (A simple way to learn a tech thing is to use it). So When I entered college, one thing I was determined at … and that was using Linux. I installed ubuntu Linux and loved the way it was beautiful and responsive, just one click and the application gets open immediately. Later I come to know that GUI which I am looking at and experiencing is actually gnome desktop.

        • Ignacy Kuchciński: GSoC 2022: Introduction

          My name is Ignacy Kuchciński and I’m studying computer science at UMCS in Lublin, Poland. I’ve been making minor contributions to GNOME over the past few years, and among the projects I was looking into was GNOME Files, a.k.a Nautilus. I learned about GSoC in #nautilus irc chat room as I observed the effort to port nautilus properties dialog to use GtkBuilder, and I really liked the idea of it – have a chance to make a more significant contribution and be a part of an awesome community on a deeper level. Fast-forward two years, I’ve applied to Nautilus for GSoC’22 and got accepted to help revamp the “New Document” submenu – an adventure I’m very excited to undertake.

        • DEV CommunityAman Kumar: Beginning my GSoC’22 journey with GNOME

          It was the late night of the 20th of May. My eyes were glued to the email, waiting for the results of the GSoC’22 when I finally received an email that started with a Congratulations message rather than a Thank You for applying message. I was overjoyed when I read the message “Congratulations, your proposal with GNOME Foundation has been accepted!”. This post describes my GSoC project and my journey so far with the GSoC, GNOME Foundation, and Open Source.

  • Distributions and Operating Systems

    • Barry KaulerImproving images for Welcome page

      The first image, showing the desktop, with superimposed text, is a problem, as there are three factors that affect how it looks, whether there is support for containers, top-level zram, and language.

    • Reviews

      • LinuxInsiderTitan Linux Beta Brings Simplicity, Finesse to KDE Remake | LinuxInsider

        Titan Linux is not an operating system that casual Linux users — especially new adopters — should install on their primary or only computer. But seasoned Linux distribution hoppers looking for a pleasant new Linux experience should not pass up the new offering.

        Titan is a new distro built on the Debian Stable branch. Developers first announced its arrival on April 24. It is a very early beta release, so it is mostly bare bones. Still, it is surprisingly very stable given this phase of its development.

        I looked at version 1.2 and found very few things on which to harp about its performance. The new distro’s two-person developer team has a growing community of testers for such a new project; about 60 at last count.

        Typically, such small start-up teams cannot sustain forward progress and often fall by the Linux distro wayside. But I am impressed so far with this team’s accomplishments.

    • SUSE/OpenSUSE

      • ZDNetWhat is openSUSE and who is it for?

        If you’re looking for a new Linux distribution, you might come across openSUSE. What is this flavor of Linux and is it right for you? Jack Wallen has the answers.

    • Fedora Family / IBM

      • RHEL 9 syslog-ng news – Blog – syslog-ng Community – syslog-ng Community

        Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 became generally available recently. Version 3.35 of syslog-ng has been part of EPEL 9 (the semi-official extra software repo for RHEL maintained by Fedora packagers) for a while and now I enabled a few more destination drivers. I also enabled RHEL 9 support in my unofficial Git snapshot packages, so I can support RHEL 9 together with other RHEL and Fedora versions on the next syslog-ng release.

      • Enterprisers ProjectWhat IT leaders should look for in cloud managed services

        A technologist might feel like a kid in a candy store in today’s cloud environments, but that doesn’t mean they should shop like one.

        Pick virtually any platform, however, and the temptation to do so is real. There’s a lot to choose from, and an IT pro’s geek mode can go into overdrive.

        Cloud managed services – whether a cloud database, a fully managed container platform, or simply managed infrastructure – streamline things a bit. There’s less picking and choosing to do because by definition, the cloud provider is taking at least some of that off of your plate with a more turnkey solution.

      • Enterprisers Project4 takeaways for CIOs from the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium

        Last week saw a return to a partly in-person MIT Sloan CIO Symposium event. As usual, there was a wealth of insights from senior IT leaders – some related to ongoing trends, others to new or at least accelerated ones.

      • Red HatIntegrate a Spring Boot application with Red Hat Data Grid

        Red Hat Data Grid is a middleware solution that has been developed for application cache data storage. It makes it possible to access and process in-memory data, improving the end-user experience.

        This article offers guidance for Spring Boot and Red Hat Data Grid integration on version 4.9 of the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. You will set up a Red Hat Data Grid 8.2 cluster and deploy a Spring Boot application with separate namespaces to use Hot Rod communication between them.

      • Enterprisers ProjectIT leadership: 3 ways to ease the pressure on development teams

        In a world where reinforcements may not be arriving anytime soon, how can IT leaders help prevent team burnout while also enabling them to focus on projects that bring the highest value to their organizations?

        Treat your developers’ time like any other critical company asset – because that’s exactly what it is. To preserve this asset, recognize that you might need to change or adjust some normal protocols. Consider how you might shift priorities, restructure teams, and introduce new tools to lighten your software team’s workload.

    • Devices/Embedded

      • Geeky GadgetsNew Banana Pi BPI-CM4 compute module unveiled

        A new compute module has been unveiled by the engineers at Banana Pi, who have released the few renderings of the new BPI-CM4 compute module board to compete with the likes of the Raspberry Pi CM4. Designed as a specific replacement to the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4, the small form factor mini PC features plenty of power and features a Quad core Arm Cortex-A73 and dual core Arm Cortex-A53 CPU compared to the RPi CM4 which features a BCM2711 quad-core Cortex-A72 (Arm v8) 64-bit SoC @ 1.5GHz.

        Graphical power is provided by an Arm G52 MP4(6EE) GPU on the Banana Pi BPI-CM4 compared to a Broadcom VideoCore VI on the Pi. The BPI-CM4 is available with either two or 4 GB of RAM and storage is available from 16 to 120 GB of eMMC. Other features of the Banana Pi BPI-CM4 compute module include 1 x 4K HDMI output (via carrier board), Wi-Fi 5 and 6 options, Gigabit ethernet via the carrier board and One interface expansion via carrier board.

      • CNX SoftwareLichee RV-86 RISC-V Linux 4-inch panel targets home automation, HMI applications

        When Sipeed first introduced the Lichee RV module with Allwinner D1 RISC-V SoC last November, they also teased the Lichee RV-86, an “86 Box” with a 4-inch 480×480 touchscreen display, an XR829 WiFi and Bluetooth module, Ethernet (via USB), two microphones, a GPIO header, and support for WAFT (WebAssembly Framework for Things).

        I’ve just noticed the Lichee RV-86 has been for sale for several months, so it may be interesting to have a closer look, and now there’s also an option to get a 720×720 touchscreen display.

      • Geeky GadgetsLinux gaming demo on Dragon Canyon Intel NUC

        If you are interested in learning more about how the latest Intel NUC from Simply NUC will perform when tackling Linux gaming, your be pleased to know that YouTuber ETA Prime has created a demonstration video showing just how good Linux gaming has become in recent years.

        The Dragon Canyon Intel NUC is powered by a 14 Core 24 Thread i9 12900 CPU and backed by An EVGA RTX 3080 and has been loaded with Manjaar Linux and games have been played using Steam Play / Proton with amazing results. Handling emulation like RPCS3 for PS3 and Orginal XBOPX using XEMU with ease.

      • CNX SoftwareARIES Embedded unveils OSM modules based on Renesas Arm or RISC-V microprocessor

        In another case of “Arm or RISC-V? Why not both“, ARIES Embedded has introduced “MSRZG2UL” and “MSRZFive” OSM compliant system-in-packages (SIPs) based on respectively Renesas RZ/G2UL Arm Cortex-A55/Cortex-M33 and RZ/Five AX45MP RISC-V microprocessors and designed for industrial controllers, IoT devices, and embedded systems with a basic GUI.

        Both solder-on modules come in the OSM Size S form factor (30x30mm), 512MB to 4GB of DDR4 RAM, a 4GB eMMC NAND flash, various interfaces including Gigabit Ethernet and CAN-FD, and are available in either commercial (-0°C to +70°C) or industrial (-40°C to +85°C) temperature ranges.

      • CNX Software4K USB AI camera is powered by Rockchip RV1126 SoC with 2.0 TOPS NPU

        ThinkCore TC-RV1126 is a USB AI camera powered by Rockchip RV1126 quad-core Cortex-A7 processor with a 2.0 TOPS NPU and equipped with a Sony Starvis IMX415 CMOS image sensor with 4K resolution (3840 x 2160).

        The Linux-powered camera module features a USB Type-C port compatible with UVC & UAC protocols so that it can work without drivers on Windows, Android, Linux, Mac OS, and most other operating systems with a USB stack.

    • Open Hardware/Modding

      • ArduinoSketch the current time with this Magna Doodle clock | Arduino Blog

        The Magna Doodle is a classic children’s toy that works by embedding a layer of iron shavings just below the surface of a canvas and then using a magnetic pen to pull them up, thus showing whatever lines might have been drawn. Steve Turner had the idea to automate this drawing process by converting his Magna Doodle into a clock for displaying the current time in almost any TrueType font.

        To begin, Turner created a simple wooden frame with several cut slots for its three NEMA17 stepper motors, the electronics housing, and the Magna Doodle itself. At the bottom of the frame sits a timing belt loop that, when pulled in one direction by the stepper motor’s pulley, drags the erasing head in order to reset the canvas for the next drawing cycle. Meanwhile, the top has a pair of stepper motors arranged in a SCARA design, which uses a couple of arms joined at a single point to move the magnetic head over the area.

    • Mobile Systems/Mobile Applications

  • Free, Libre, and Open Source Software

    • FSFEVolunteers organise ‘Public Money? Public code!’ tour in Italy

      Code paid by the people should be available to the people! Volunteers will present the ‘Public Money? Public Code!’ campaign in Trento, Bologna, and Caltanissetta. If you live in Italy, now you have a perfect chance to learn more about the initiative and support it.

      We want legislation requiring that publicly financed software developed for the public sector be made publicly available under a Free Software licence. If it is public money, it should be public code as well. More than 30.000 people and 200 organisations adopt this position. Public administrations that use Free Software do not have to reinvent the wheel in programming similar applications, so they can share costs and save taxpayers’ money. The use of Free Software serves the public and promotes innovation too, as users can utilise the code found in the public digital infrastructure. The FSFE explains the benefits of Free Software and shares best practices in the dedicated ‘Public Money? Public Code!’ brochure for public administrations. Volunteers translated the brochure into Italian.

    • SaaS/Back End/Databases

      • PostgreSQLPostgreSQL: temBoard 7.11 : performance and reliability

        A new maintainance version of temBoard 7 has landed. This 7.11 release improves reliability and performances.

        temBoard is a monitoring and administration tool for PostgreSQL instances fleet. Its non-intrusive design eases deployment without weakening your PostgreSQL instance. temBoard alerts you, allows you to handle locks, bloat, configuration and more – remotely.

    • Programming/Development

      • Linux LinksTop Free and Open Source Scala Web Frameworks

        One of the types of software that’s important for a web developer is the web framework. A framework “is a code library that makes a developer’s life easier when building reliable, scalable, and maintainable web applications” by providing reusable code or extensions for common operations. By saving development time, developers can concentrate on application logic rather than mundane elements.

        A web framework offers the developer a choice about how to solve a specific problem. By using a framework, a developer lets the framework control portions of their application. While it’s perfectly possible to code a web application without using a framework, it’s more practical to use one.

      • Decommissioning an old project feels odd

        I recently finished decommissioning an old project of ours: CentOS Stream 8 source-git repositories.

        It was one of the weirdest tasks I have done in my career.


        Removing, not adding
        My main task was to remove ~1500 git repositories that almost no one used for more than 12 months.

        That wasn’t my typical assignment. I am used to work on new features, resolving problems, getting feedback; not removing content. That felt just weird to me. I had to constantly remind myself I am doing the right thing and that’s what we decided to complete.


        I am glad we can now fully focus on our current future goal: having source-git workflow available in Fedora Linux and CentOS Stream 9. Source-git repos for Stream 8 didn’t work because of the nature of its relationship with RHEL 8. With Stream 9 we can focus on the endgame, not just some temporary solution.

      • QtCompiling QML to C++: Avoiding duck typing

        This is the fourth installment in the series of blog posts on how to adjust your QML application to make the most of qmlsc. In the first post we’ve set up the environment. You should read that post first in order to understand the others. In the second post I’ve shown how to add type annotations to JavaScript functions. In the third post I’ve shown how to navigate around various pitfalls you may find when making types visible at compile time.

      • OpenSource.comHow dynamic linking for modular libraries works on Linux | Opensource.com

        Ultimately, these files must be compiled into a single executable. You can do this by creating either static or dynamic libraries (the latter are also referred to as shared libraries). These two types of libraries vary in how they are created and linked. Both have advantages and disadvantages, depending on your use case.

        Dynamic linking is the most common method, especially on Linux systems. Dynamic linking keeps libraries modular, so just one library can be shared between any number of applications. Modularity also allows a shared library to be updated independently of the applications that rely upon it.

    • Standards/Consortia

      • 2022-05-31 – Hafnium Paging Protocol (HFNP) and quasidomain system updates

        It’s been a week or so of hard work and thinking to make the renewed version of the protocol possible! I thank so much everyone who took the trouble to check it out and gave feedback. Your feedback has been valuable and actually it made me do some big changes, particularily, in how the quasidomain idea works. So, thank you!

  • Leftovers

    • HackadayPractical Wireless “Tele-Tennis” Build After Only 34 Years

      Back in November 1974 the publication “Practical Wireless” produced a five-part article series showing the reader how to construct a version of the popular “pong” game that could be played on the television screen available in the typical British home. [Grant Searle] had wanted to build this project for years, but it took him until 2008 to find the opportunity to do so. The magazine article printed PCB layouts to 1:1 scale, with a bill of materials and assembly instructions. After each month, the reader would have an assembled the project a little more, with the final month dedicated to point-to-point wiring and final setup. Subsequent months contained some enhancements such as a scoring system and sound effects, but these are not yet part of the main build. In order to understand the build, you will need to download the PDF copy of the magazines prints. (And if you’re an electronics nerd like this scribe, you’ve already done that right?)

    • The NationCandids

      During the first Covid lockdown, I, like so many other people, took to wandering my neighborhood alone, observing details that I might otherwise have glossed over. Perfectly black irises in an otherwise colorful garden; street graffiti declaring “Black Lives Matter”; a root shoving up from beneath the sidewalk; the house down the street with seven-foot-long wooden dinosaur skeletons in the front yard; handmade posters stapled to telephone poles demanding that the state “Cancel Rent.” I took pictures of my shoes next to cracks in the sidewalk, fallen flowers, and, later, autumn leaves—and I took lots of pictures of myself, of course. I sent them to friends by text and WhatsApp or posted them to Instagram, where we all filled our grids with strangely empty cityscapes and wilderness. Did we record these images for ourselves or for the friends we were no longer able to see? Did we post them to feel connected or just to remember that we were still alive?

    • HackadayDomino Row Goes With The Flow

      Around here, we’re always excited about a new actuator design. Linear actuators are particularly hard to make cheap, fast, and good, so it’s even better when something new that we can build ourselves slides onto the scene.

    • 1st Decan of Gemini

      I’ve started working a new job and am absolutely exhausted because of it. I’m often too tired even to read! But things should lighten up in a week or two. One welcome side effect of working so much is sleeping more heavily.

    • Hardware

      • HackadayAn MP3 Player That Gives Off Nintendo Vibez

        We’re definitely pretty fond of the DIY MP3 players here at Hackaday, but we don’t think we’ve seen one like CartridgeMP3 from [jpet26] before.

      • Hackaday3D Printing A Water-Cooled Jet Engine?

        Everybody knows the trick to holding a candle flame to a balloon without it bursting — that of adding a little water before the air to absorb the heat from the relatively cool flame. So [Integza], in his quest to 3D print a jet engine wondered if the same principle could applied to a 3D printed combustion chamber. First things first, the little puddle of water was replaced with a pumped flow, from an external reservoir, giving the thin plastic inner surface at least a vague chance of survival. Whilst this whole plan might seem pretty bonkers (although we admit, not so much if you’ve seen any of other videos in the channel lately) the idea has some merit. Liquid cooling the combustion jacket is used in a great many rocket engine designs, we note, the German WWII V2 rocket used this idea with great success, along with many others. After all, some materials will only soften and become structurally weak if they get hot enough in any spot, so if it is sufficiently conductive, then the excess heat can be removed from the outer surface and keep the surface temperature within sensible bounds. Since resin is a thermoset plastic, and will burn, rather than melt, this behaviour will be different, but not necessarily better for this application.

      • HackadayCan You Build An Industrial Grade CNC With Only DIY Resources?

        [FloweringElbow] aka [Bongo] on YouTube is certainly having a go at this, and we reckon he’s onto a winner! This epic flatbed CNC build (video, embedded below) starts with some second hand structural I-beam, with welded-on I-beam legs, DIY cast aluminium side plates and plenty of concrete to give a strong and importantly, heavy structure.

      • The Register UKVMware customers have watched Broadcom’s acquisitions and don’t like what they see

        VMware customers have seen companies acquired by Broadcom Software emerge with lower profiles, slower innovation, and higher prices – a combination that makes them nervous about the virtualization giant’s future.

        The Register offers that assessment after spending the day at a VMware user group conference in Melbourne, Australia, where we interviewed over a dozen VMware customers to ascertain their reaction to Broadcom’s surprise acquisition of the virtualisation giant. The customers all requested that The Register not use their names, or those of their employers, as none were authorized to speak to the media.

        One of those customers was a sysadmin at a sporting organisation that has decided to drop Symantec products because product evolution has slowed under Broadcom’s ownership. The sysadmin has also heard, from multiple sources including Broadcom partners, that the company uses price hikes to discourage customers it does not want.

      • FOSSLifeFrontier Supercomputer Breaks Exascale Barrier

        The Frontier system at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in the United States has moved to the No. 1 spot on the TOP500 list of supercomputers. “With an exact HPL score of 1.102 Exaflop/s, Frontier is not only the most powerful supercomputer to ever exist – it’s also the first true exascale machine,” according to the announcement.

        Frontier is an HPE Cray EX system with 8,730,112 cores. It is currently being integrated and tested at ORNL, where it will be operated by the U.S. Department of Energy.

    • Health/Nutrition/Agriculture

    • Linux Foundation

    • Security

      • Bruce SchneierSecurity and Human Behavior (SHB) 2022 – Schneier on Security

        Today is the second day of the fifteenth Workshop on Security and Human Behavior, hosted by Ross Anderson and Alice Hutchings at the University of Cambridge. After two years of having this conference remotely on Zoom, it’s nice to be back together in person.

        SHB is a small, annual, invitational workshop of people studying various aspects of the human side of security, organized each year by Alessandro Acquisti, Ross Anderson, Alice Hutchings, and myself. The forty or so attendees include psychologists, economists, computer security researchers, sociologists, political scientists, criminologists, neuroscientists, designers, lawyers, philosophers, anthropologists, geographers, business school professors, and a smattering of others. It’s not just an interdisciplinary event; most of the people here are individually interdisciplinary.

      • SudoLooking inside sudo shell sessions: auditd, session recordings, log_subcmds

        There are situations where you cannot avoid giving a user full shell access through sudo. A shell with administrative privileges gives complete control over your hosts. Until recently, sudo could only log the start of the shell, not the commands executed within it. You could record sessions with sudo, but watching recordings is boring, time consuming and can still be subverted. Version 1.9.8 introduced logging of sub-commands, but that is not yet available on many systems. An alternate approach is to use auditd to log commands started from a root shell.

        From this blog you will learn how to use auditd to log commands from a sudo-run root shell, why it is better to use the sub-command logging built into recent sudo releases, and why you should still record sessions with sudo.

      • Red HatIs your Go application FIPS compliant?

        Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) ships with several Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS)-validated cryptography libraries, including OpenSSL. This allows applications that use these libraries to operate in FIPS mode, which means that the cryptographic techniques they use can are in compliance with the FIPS-140-2 standard. Any organization that works with the U.S. Federal government must comply with this standard.

        By default, applications written in Go use cryptographic functions from the Go standard library, which is not FIPS-validated. However, the version of Go shipped in RHEL is based on upstream Go’s dev.boringcrypto branch, which is modified to use BoringSSL for crypto primitives. Modifications made in the RHEL version replace BoringSSL with OpenSSL. These modifications allow applications written with RHEL’s Go to use crypto functions from a FIPS-validated version of OpenSSL. This article will show you how to verify that your system, including your installation of the Go language, is capable of operating in FIPS mode.

    • Defence/Aggression

      • HungaryKatalin Novák: We demand an investigation of all war crimes in Ukraine
      • Scheerpost[rewind] Ron Kovic and Maj. Danny Sjursen: The Great Con of American Patriotism

        The two veterans trace the United States’ violent trajectory since the Vietnam War.

      • Counter PunchMemories of a Sai Gon Orphanage

        Though opposed to the Viet Nam war, I went through ROTC in college. Between our junior and senior years, cadets filled out a “dream sheet” to request our branch of service, any special training we wanted, and where we would like to be assigned. Long tours were 2 or more years, and short tours were 12 months. At that time there were only 2 short tours—South Korea and Viet Nam. I requested Infantry, Airborne and Ranger training. For both my long and short tour, I listed Viet Nam. My reasoning, in part, was I owed a debt to my nation even if I didn’tbelieve in the war. Also, fighting in it was the best way to determine whether it was right or wrong. When I returned and spoke against the war, my time in combat gave me a certain moral authority the war mongers could not challenge by accusing me of cowardice.

        Upon completion of my training, I was assigned for a few months to the 82nd Airborne at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, and then went to Viet Nam where I had the honor of serving as an advisor to an infantry company of the ARVN (Army of the Republic of Viet Nam) Airborne Division. At the time I was there (1969-1970), the ARVN Airborne Division was on a joint mission with the U.S. First Cavalry Division, one of the better U.S. divisions in the Nam. We operated northwest of Sai Gon near the Cambodian border, seeking out North Viet Namese units crossing into South Viet Nam through Cambodia.

      • The NationSay Their Names: Buffalo Mass Shooting
      • ScheerpostCaitlin Johnstone: WaPo’s Glimpse of the Battlefield

        Contrary to widespread triumphant Western narratives, this reporting describes Ukrainian troops surviving on one potato per day and deserting their posts.

      • The NationPresident Biden’s Trip to Asia

        President Joe Biden’s recent trip to Asia and Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s May 26 speech on China were both meant to communicate the same message: Although determined to help the Ukrainians resist Russian aggression in Europe, the administration remains equally committed to curbing China’s rise in Asia. “Even as President Putin’s war continues,” Blinken declared, “we will remain focused on the most serious long-term challenge to the international order—and that’s posed by the People’s Republic of China.” Determined to demonstrate toughness and leadership in the struggle to subdue Beijing, as it is in the struggle to subdue Moscow, the administration is working to encircle China with an unbreakable chain of military bases and US–armed allies—a strategy that is bound to encounter opposition from some regional actors and could result in a major, even a nuclear, war.

      • ScheerpostRay McGovern and Scott Ritter on Ukraine, Russia, China

        Scott Ritter and Ray McGovern discuss China relations with Taiwan and the US, the lemming-like bloc heads now leading the NATO bloc, and Russian forces on the ground in Ukraine.

      • Middle East EyeGoogle: Saudi project raises dissent among shareholders over Gulf cloud plans

        Google shareholders will push the tech giant this week to explain how it will protect digital rights as it launches a major project in Saudi Arabia which has a track record of spying on its critics.

        A vote on the shareholder resolution, scheduled for Wednesday, is unlikely to pass because co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, and former CEO Eric Schmidt control a majority of shareholder votes in Alphabet, Google’s parent company.

        But digital rights advocates say it is a first-of-its-kind push from investors that could influence shareholders in other tech companies with cloud services in the Gulf and beyond to be more transparent about how they deal with human rights risks on specific projects.

        “The entire point of it is to send out a beacon that signals that shareholders care about fundamental human rights issues,” said Jan Rydzak, investor engagement manager with Washington, DC-based Ranking Digital Rights.

    • Finance

      • ScheerpostHedges: How to Defeat the Billionaire Class

        Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant and the Socialist Alternative (SA) party have, for nearly a decade, waged one of the most effective battles against the city’s moneyed elites. She and the SA have adopted a series of unorthodox methods to fight the ruling oligarchs and, in that confrontation, exposed the Democratic Party leadership as craven tools of the billionaire class. Her success is one that should be closely studied and replicated in city after city if we are to dismantle corporate tyranny.

      • ScheerpostCancel Student Loan Debt. Bail Out Regular People.

        Robert P. Alvarez explains how even writing off every penny of student debt would cost less than Trump’s tax giveaways for corporations and the rich.

      • Inconveniencing Myself and Reducing Consumption

        As people are overworked and seek greater and greater degrees of ‘productivity’ there’s an ever-greater need for ‘lifehacks’ and conveniences to make life bearable. For folk that are overworked, convenience defines many people’s work, social and ‘free time.’ Smart phones enable this to a large degree. Other conveniences are the US food delivery ecosystem; personal transportation via app; meal delivery ‘kits’; Zooming versus meeting in-person; texting vs talking; dog walking via service workers; robot food delivery; ordering via touchscreen; fast food (bowls) versus cooking at home. This list could obviously go on and on.

      • Jamie ZawinskiFollowing the money

        One thing that has long baffled me about our ongoing global clusterfuck has been the push to just pretend that it’s not happening. Who benefits financially from that?
        I think the answer is, commercial landlords and hotel financiers.

        Backing up:

        I don’t think that the dropping of all mitigation measures happened just because “people” are “over it”. I don’t think it’s some spontaneous groundswell. People have been given permission to say they’re “over it”, by misinformation campaigns that have been inflicted upon them.

        Random individuals may be driven by infantile short-sightedness, but they are being encouraged in this by businesses, governments and state actors; they are being given cover to just pretend that it’s not happening. Businesses are legendarily short-sighted, rarely able to see past the end of the quarter, but more than two years into this, shouldn’t they have seen some patterns emerge? Even from the point of view of Capitalism Red in Tooth and Claw, how is it in their interest to have their employees dying by the thousands? To have them become saddled with life-long disabilities that will impact work and jack up the companies’ own insurance costs for decades to come?


        If a CEO wanted their employees back in the office for whatever reason (they think they’re more productive, more controllable, whatever) they would just DO it. they don’t need permission. They don’t need the mayor campaigning for it. It’s literally their call, and theirs alone. So why is the mayor campaigning for this? On whose behalf? We know it’s not the CEOs, those are the targets of the campaign.

        Part of the party line on this has been about the financial pain suffered by other downtown businesses, so is this on behalf of the hot dog cart on the corner? The food truck, the pizzeria, the upscale lunchtime businessman steakhouse?

    • Civil Rights/Policing

      • Project CensoredRoe vs. Wade, and the “Pro-Choice” State of California – The Project Censored Show

        Notes: Jessica Pinckney is Executive Director of Access Reproductive Justice, a California organization that advocates for choice, and also provides support services for women seeking an abortion.

      • Democracy NowAfter Which Failed Pregnancy Should I Have Been Imprisoned? Rep. Lucy McBath on Reproductive Rights

        During a recent meeting of the House Judiciary Committee, Democratic Congressmember Lucy McBath of Georgia shared her personal story about accessing reproductive care after experiencing a stillbirth. In doing so, she pointed out how anti-abortion politicians and legislators fail to see the medical necessity of abortion in instances such as hers. “We can be the nation that rolls back the clock, that rolls back the rights of women, and that strips them of their very liberty, or we can be the nation of choice, the nation where every woman can make her own choice,” says McBath.

      • Democracy Now“Policing the Womb”: Law Professor Michele Goodwin on SCOTUS, Anti-Abortion Laws & the New Jane Crow

        As the Supreme Court appears poised to strike down Roe v. Wade, we speak with law professor Michele Goodwin, author of “Policing the Womb: Invisible Women and the Criminalization of Motherhood.” She describes how the U.S. has historically endangered and denied essential health services to Black and Brown women, and calls new abortion restrictions “the new Jane Crow,” warning that they will further criminalize reproductive health and encourage medical professionals to breach their patients’ confidentiality and report self-administered abortions to law enforcement.

    • Monopolies

      • Antitrust Experts Critique Antitrust Bills Promoting Other Interests – Disruptive Competition Project

        In recent panels and opinion editorials, leading competition economists, antitrust enforcers, and antitrust lawyers criticized recent antitrust bills, such as the American Innovation and Choice Online Act (AICOA), that de-prioritize the consumer welfare standard and economic analysis. Competition economists and antitrust lawyers have particularly criticized recent antitrust proposals that attempt to use antitrust as a Swiss Army Knife policy tool to address policy priorities outside the scope of competition policy, like reducing income inequality or protecting organized labor, instead of maximizing consumer welfare, competition policy’s primary concern. While these other policy priorities reflect legitimate interests, antitrust bills are not the appropriate solution and competition policy is not the appropriate arena. Instead, these bills are only harming what antitrust has tried to achieve. The competition experts included in this article have studied and influenced antitrust policy and enforcement for decades. They are adamant that the current bills are reminiscent of a troubling policy landscape from decades ago, and will lead to harmful effects, like increased inflation, hindered innovation, and disorganized legislation policy.

        Joshua Wright, the Executive Director of the Global Antitrust Institute and a Professor at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School, discussed how antitrust activists are hoping to bring back ideas “that will exacerbate inflation in healthcare, groceries, consumer products and beyond.” He noted that antitrust laws were created to protect competition, and “competition benefits society – and consumers – by spurring innovation, improving quality, and lowering prices.” While companies may rise and fall, the competitive process ensures American consumers benefit. Which is why antitrust protects consumers from mergers or other business. However, more and more U.S. antitrust laws are attempting to “promote other interests like protecting less efficient competitors and organized labor and reducing income inequality,” which are not issues best solved through antitrust.

      • Copyrights

        • Torrent Freak‘App Stores Should Screen Developers and Apps to Prevent Piracy’

          The U.S. Government wants to know what challenges and barriers exist in the mobile app ecosystem. While piracy is not at the center of this inquiry, the Copyright Alliance suggests that screening apps and developers will be helpful. Apple, meanwhile, stresses that “piracy” is one of the reasons why sideloading isn’t allowed; a notion that’s disputed by Cydia creator “saurik”.

        • Torrent FreakAnti-Piracy Company Targets Sites That Shut Down a Decade Ago

          Ten years ago Google launched its DMCA takedown transparency report. The piracy ecosystem has changed dramatically since then but it appears that not everyone received that memo. Even today, some companies are still requesting the removal of “infringing” links to sites that have long since gone.

The Linux Foundation Has Turned Its Blog (and the Linux.com Web Site) Into Politics (Updated)

Posted in Deception, Marketing at 11:53 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Screenshots of latest:

The Linux Foundation politics

Linux.com politics

Summary: Facing a growing image crisis (the correct perception that it’s working for large proprietary software companies’ interests), the Linux Foundation resorts to political PR stunts (like Mozilla); this has actually gone on for a while but it’s definitely accelerating this month and IRS forms are still missing

Update: ‘Linux’ Foundation has just done it again. Latest screenshot:

LF politics

[Meme] The Reverse Barroso

Posted in Deception, Europe, Finance, Patents at 9:28 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz


I worked in EU, now I work for abusive banks; I worked for abusive banks, then EU, now EPO

Summary: Can’t the government of Portugal see that António Campinos as EPO President harms the image of Portugal? It was bad enough when the Barroso Commission of José Manuel Barroso got folded onto Goldman Sachs without challenge; Campinos comes from banks and turns the EPO into a bank which lies to its savers (defrauding them)

Diversity and Inclusion at the European Patent Office (EPO)

Posted in Deception, Europe, Marketing, Patents at 8:40 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

It's NOT what it looks like!

Summary: When old friends occupy key positions at the EPO (friends of Benoît Battistelli and of António Campinos), even when they lack knowledge and experience in the domain of patents, and when big business lobbyists call the shots it’s hardly shocking that what Campinos calls “diversity” is just a totally vacuous marketing buzzword

French EPO

EPO President António Campinos Addresses South America

Posted in Europe, Patents at 8:01 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

He said what?

Summary: The clips below are unaltered footage of EPO President António Campinos speaking last May (yes, this is how he says "focus", repeatedly too)

EPO drunk

The EPO’s Euro-PCT Proves That This System Exists for Massive Corporations and Law Firms, Not Individual People Including Real Inventors

Posted in Europe, Patents at 7:47 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Video download link | md5sum 2c2c2f282eb9a666a76ad63903f4fefa
Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 4.0

Summary: The world of patents, as advertised by the EPO at least, isn’t designed to protect or reward inventors; it’s for global, multinational corporations and the people who control them, including affluent shareholders

THE high complexity of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) is illuminated in this newly-updated guide (warning: epo.org link) which is almost 200 pages in length. The point I’m trying to make in the video is that there’s no way anyone out there, especially some sole inventor, will pursue the process, certainly not without an agency which would charge a fortune. Even if that’s done and successfully completed, what next? What would be the point of such patents for a poor inventor?

“What would be the point of such patents for a poor inventor?”Much could be said about the relationship between PCT and the lies about ‘Unitary’ Patents. How would SMEs benefit from patent courts in countries where they don’t even operate? Sadly, with the clout of WIPO and with lobbying from corporations (lobbyists handing over proposed laws to bribed — by plutocrats — politicians) we can expect the patent system to drift further and further in this direction/trajectory, broadening patent scope, striving to award as many patents as possible (even to machines or “Hey Hi”), and making courts more plaintiff-friendly, just like patent offices become more applicant-friendly and refer to applicants as “users”, “customers”, and even “clients” (where there’s a presumption of merit, not gunuine scepticism and opposition).

This may seem inevitable… unless… EPO staff and the general population rise up and demand sanity.

My European patent has earned me nothing; You should look into Patent Cooperation Treaty
Bart was a victim of the EPO’s storytelling

Links 31/05/2022: NixOS 22.05 and Firefox 101 Released

Posted in News Roundup at 2:43 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

  • GNU/Linux

    • Audiocasts/Shows

    • Applications

      • MedevelEDDI is an open source chatbot platform for developer

        EDDI the answer to workflow and communication optimization through artificial intelligence.

        EDDI (Enhanced Dialog Driven Intelligence)is an open source chatbot platform to create, run and maintain multiple customizable virtual assistant. Labs.ai, the company behind EDDI, developed it and started shipping it by default since 2018.

        EDDI is important for developers who need chatbot in their apps, and basically anyone who wants to get free chatbot without having to deal with licensing issues (No attribution required).

        EDDI is an open source chatbot development platform for developers by developers. It is essential to know that this platform is developed in java and provided with Docker, orchestrated with Kubernetes.

        This is where EDDI comes into picture. It is an open source chatbots developer platform for conversational Artificial Intelligent.


        It is licensed under the Apache License 2.0 and works on Windows, macOS and Linux.

    • Instructionals/Technical

      • Linux HintHow to install Googler on Ubuntu 22.04 & Linux Mint 20

        Googler is the command-line tool of Google and is used to go to the different URLs and also to browse news, and open different videos. It is a powerful and open-source tool to make Google searches, and moreover, it is dependent on Python, so make sure that the latest version of Python is installed on your operating system before installing Googler.

        In this write-up, we will discover different methods to install Googler on Ubuntu as well as on Linux Mint.

      • LinuxTechiHow to Upgrade From RHEL 8 to RHEL 9 (Step by Step)

        Red Hat announced the General Availability of RHEL 9 on 17th May 2022. This is the latest release of RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux), and it comes with numerous features and enhancements.

        Notable highlights include:

      • Linux Made SimpleHow to install Sonic Battle JUS Mugen V2 on a Chromebook

        Today we are looking at how to install Sonic Battle JUS Mugen V2 on a Chromebook. Please follow the video/audio guide as a tutorial where we explain the process step by step and use the commands below.

      • Linux HintHow to Install Memcached on Ubuntu 22.04

        Memcached is a memory object caching system specifically designed to enhance the speed of dynamic web applications by reducing the load of the database server. If we explain the usage of Memcached in simple words, it helps you to take the memory from the part of your system where it is unnecessary and assign it to that part of the memory where more memory is needed. In this way, mostly your web servers have not to deal with the cache, most developers dedicated the separate machines to deal with the cache.
        In this guide, two different methods of the installation of Memcached have been discussed in detail, along with its basic configuration on Ubuntu.

      • ID RootHow To Install Jenkins on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

        In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Jenkins on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Jenkins is an open-source automation server that automates the repetitive technical tasks involved in the continuous integration and delivery of software. Jenkins is easy to install and Java-based, moreover, it can be configured easily by using the web interface.

        This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Jenkins on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.

      • CloudbookletHow to Install Sendmail on Ubuntu 22.04

        How to install Sendmail on Ubuntu 22.04 and configure it for sending emails using a email server which routes or relays the mail delivery.

        Sendmail is a opensource Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) which is used to route email using server or by using shell commands. You can also configure SMTP using Sendmail.

      • ID RootHow To Install Nginx on AlmaLinux 9 – idroot

        In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Nginx on AlmaLinux 9. For those of you who didn’t know, Nginx (pronounced “engine-X”) is the most popular web server due to its performance and ease of use. It’s a free and open-source high-performance HTTP server. In addition to its web server capabilities, Nginx can also function as a reverse proxy and load balancer.

        This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Nginx web server on AlmaLinux 9. You can follow the same instructions for CentOS and Rocky Linux.

      • Linux HintHow to Change Folder Color in Ubuntu 22.04

        The colors in life, either in nature or in front of the computer screen, have a great effect on the human mind as they can change the mood from dull to energetic and also from energetic to dull. If you are an Ubuntu user, then you can observe the default color of the folder icons present in different directories is blackish or sometimes purple color, as shown in the image below…

      • Linux HintHow to Install PeaZip on Ubuntu 22.04

        PeaZip is a very lightweight and easy-to-use archiving utility. You can also join or split files into chunks, find duplicate files, and make them secure as well by using a password. This is cross-platform software, which means that it’s available for different operating systems, but in this article, we are going to teach you how you can use it on Ubuntu 22.04.

      • Linux HintHow to Install Apache OpenOffice on Ubuntu 22.04 and Linux Mint 20

        Apache OpenOffice is an open-source office suite that is used for personal and business purposes to make reports, documents, and presentations. It is available for different operating systems. It is designed in Java and C++, so these languages should be considered the dependencies of the Apache OpenOffice.

        In this guide, we will discover the installation procedure of the Apache OpenSource on Ubuntu 22.04.

      • UNIX CopHow to enable the EPEL repository in CentOS 9 Stream

        Hello, friends. Let’s go with a short post and dedicated to novice users. In this post, you will learn how to enable the EPEL repository in CentOS 9 Stream. Thanks to this repository, we will be able to install many more packages in this distribution.

    • Games

    • Desktop Environments/WMs

      • GNOME Desktop/GTK

        • Evince, Flatpak, and GTK print previews – Will Thompson and the Blog of Atlantis

          Endless OS is distributed as an immutable OSTree snapshot, with apps added & removed with Flatpak (and podman for power users & developers). Although the snapshot is assembled from Debian packages, it’s not really possible to install additional system packages locally, nor to remove them. Over time, we have tried to remove as many apps out of the immutable OS as possible: Flatpak apps are sandboxed and can be updated at a faster cadence than the OS itself, or removed if not needed.

          Evince is one such app built into the OS at present. As a PDF viewer, it handles untrusted input in a complex format with libraries that have historically contained vulnerabilities, so is a good candidate for sandboxing. While exploring removing it from the OS in favour of the Flatpak version from Flathub, I learned some things that were non-obvious to me about print preview, and which prevented making this change at the time.

          Caveats: the notes below are a simplification, but I believe they are broadly accurate for GNOME on Linux. I’m sure people more familiar with GTK and/or printing already know everything here.

  • Distributions and Operating Systems

    • New Releases

      • 9to5LinuxNixOS 22.05 Is Out with GNOME 42.1, Calamares Graphical Installer, and Linux 5.15 LTS

        Dubbed “Quokka”, NixOS 22.05 comes six months after NixOS 21.11 and introduces Nix 2.8 as the default nix package management system, which includes lots of changes, improvements, and increased performance, as well as the so-called “flakes” experimental features that you can read all about here.

        Another cool new feature of the NixOS 22.05 release is the implementation of the Calamares universal installer to help newcomers who want to install NixOS on their personal computers. The installer starts automatically when launching the GNOME or KDE Plasma ISO images and allows for a one-time configuration of a new system.

      • NixOS 22.05 released

        Hey everyone, I’m Janne Heß, the release manager for 22.05. As promised, the latest stable release is here: NixOS 22.05 “Quokka”.

    • BSD

      • Installing pfSense 2.6 on ZimaBoard

        I backed the ZimaBoard Single Board Server project on Kickstarter in early 2021, a couple of months ago it finally arrived and the first project on the todo list was to try this as a replacement for my overkill pfSense server (Dell R210 II Server) which consumed ~100W compared to ~6W of the Zimabaord, a cost reduction of over £200 per year in electricity costs too. The ZimaBoard comes pre-installed with Casa OS on the onboard 32GB eMMC storage, but that can be overwritten with whatever software we want.

        When I backed the project, I also bought an extra NIC as I needed 3 connections if I was going to have a backup WAN link, however, there isn’t a way to mount the PCIe Network Card into the ZimaBoard and keep it secured. The usual riser bracket also has to be removed as it would otherwise foul the case.

        Note: This isn’t the setup I finally ended up running, but this is the journey I went on.

    • Debian Family

      • Amber Heard, Junior Female Developers & Debian Embezzlement

        The latest phase of the Amber Heard/Johnny Depp saga is a defamation trial in the United States. Heard falsely accused Depp of pushing his ex-girlfriend down the stairs. The ex-girlfriend, Kate Moss, joined the trial by video link to tell the world that she actually fell. In other words, Heard had tried to deceive the court and public opinion.

        Lies like that belong in Molly de Blanc’s infamous whisper network. Maybe Heard can volunteer to join the Debian anti-harassment team?

        Nonetheless, the Heard/Depp trial demonstrates the foolishness of going to court. Debian is spending vast sums of money on a greedy London lawyer to pursue a malicious claim at WIPO. Today we expose another one of the lies in their legal documents.

    • Canonical/Ubuntu Family

      • UbuntuAdvantech MIC-770 V2 Certified on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS to Ensure Reliable AIoT Applications

        Advantech, a leading global provider of intelligent systems and industrial edge computers, is excited to announce that its MIC-770 V2 modular fanless edge IPC is certified on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. MIC-770-V2 is powered by a 10th generation Intel® Xeon®/Core™ i socket-type (LGA1200) processor with Intel® W480E chipset, offering excellent computing performance and flexible expandability using MIC i-Modules and Advantech iDoor modules, which are the best choice for machine automation and AIoT applications in diversified scenarios. With the Certification of Ubuntu 20.04, Canonical, the publisher of Ubuntu, guarantees both 5-years of maintenance updates and extended security maintenance (ESM). This delivers a stable and secure IoT platform for AI applications and edge computing to enterprises.

        MIC-770 V2 – Secure Intelligent Systems for AIoT Applications with Ubuntu 20.04

      • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 737
      • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 737

        Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 737 for the week of May 22 – 28, 2022.

    • Devices/Embedded

      • Linux GizmosForlinx OKMX6ULL-C SBC powered by i.MX 6ULL processor from NXP

        Forlinx recently released the OKMX6ULL-C which is a Single Board Computer (SBC) that is compatible with their NXP based FETMX6ULL-C System on Module (SoM). The SoM features a i.MX 6ULL that contains a Cortex-A7 with a frequency of 800MHz, 512MB DDR3 and 8GB for eMMC storage.

    • Mobile Systems/Mobile Applications

  • Free, Libre, and Open Source Software

    • Web Browsers

      • Mozilla

        • OMG UbuntuFirefox 101 Released with Only Minor Changes – OMG! Ubuntu!

          With celebrations for its centenary release now done and dusted it’s back to basics for the Firefox development team.

          Releasing May 31, 2022 is Mozilla Firefox 101, a stable release update carrying a couple of minor new features plus a bunch of bug and security fixes.

          First up, accessibility. Firefox 101 adds supports the prefers-contrast media query. This allows web sites to discern if a user has asked for web content to be presented with a higher (or lower) contrast than default. Ground breaking it isn’t, but welcome it is.

    • Programming/Development

      • Python

        • How to read tab-separated values (TSV) files in Python

          To read tab-separated values files with Python, we’ll take advantage of the fact that they’re similar to CSVs. We’ll use Python’s csv library and tell it to split things up with tabs instead of commas. Just set the delimiter argument to “\t”.

        • Debugging a mysterious Python crash

          I recently wanted to prepare a Jupyter notebook with some example code and ran into an interesting problem: trying to display a Matplotlib chart made the IPython kernel crash.

  • Leftovers

    • Counter PunchThe Things They Didn’t Carry

      Knuckles and Kelsch pop smoke, guide the birds in, enlist men to offload and break down the supplies the choppers have brought to us. Grunts with sleek machetes cut the metal cords from a pile of large cartons, dump out dozens of smaller ones. In a muted frenzy, the company swarms over the boxes in the hunt for the best C-ration meals.

      Each box contains a complete lunch or dinner packed in green tin cans with the contents of each stenciled in black. There is a main course, a can of fruit or tinned cake, flat chocolate disks. There are packets of salt and pepper, a plastic spoon, a small can opening device. Finally, there are five cigarettes in a slender pack, a napkin, and toilet paper. The dread Ham and beans are detested. Beans and franks are prized. Like an army of ants, we rifle through dozens of boxes, dump out their contents, quickly carry our trophies away.

    • HackadayUsing A Laser Cutter To Replicate An Optical Comparator Screen

      Precision instruments often contain specialized components that are essential to their function, but nearly impossible to replace if they fail. [Andre] had just such a problem with an optical comparator, which is an instrument typically used in machine shops to help check the tolerances of a finished part. It does this by projecting a magnified picture of an object onto a glass screen with markings showing angles and distances.

    • HackadayCheck Your Mailbox Using The AirTag Infrastructure

      When a company creates an infrastructure of devices, we sometimes subvert this infrastructure and use it to solve tricky problems. For example, here’s a question that many a hacker has pondered – how do you detect when someone puts mail into your mailbox? Depending on the availability of power and wireless/wired connectivity options, this problem can range from “very easy” to “impractical to solve”. [dakhnod] just made this problem trivial for the vast majority of hackers, with the FakeTag project – piggybacking off the Apple’s AirTag infrastructure.

    • critique of everyday life by henri lefebvre (4)

      the last volume, published in 1981, is a reflection on how everyday life has changed since the first two volumes. it’s lefebvre’s reflection on what he sees as a failure of revolutionary potential in the twentieth century, so it’s a bit less hopeful and energized than the previous volumes, but it’s not a totally pessimistic diagnosis either.

    • Counter PunchUn-Amending the Deuce Our Forefathers Dropped

      Like it’s some kind of dance craze akin to the twist that we can’t shake.

      The MSM breaks news like an old man breaking wind and we salivate at the mixed metaphor bell. We get to our little social media niche and just type away our opines — liking and snarking our ways toward temporary relief of our overwrought feelings about. Anything.

    • Counter PunchCBO Joins Team Transitory
    • Science

      • European CommissionBlind cave creatures light the way with DNA

        In watery underground caverns, there are creatures that live in an eternal midnight. Over the course of generations, these animals have adapted to their isolated and unique environments, and scientists believe their pasty skin and blind eyes may hold secrets to evolution –– and to genetic adaptations that could cast light on longevity, surviving starvation, and eye diseases in humans.

    • Education

      • Counter PunchStudents are Often Segregated Within the Same Schools

        From 2007 to 2014, we tracked all North Carolina public school students statewide, from third through eighth grades, observing how the students were grouped into math and English language arts classes by each school’s process for creating class groups.

        We used course enrollment data to figure out how many students in each classroom were from families whose incomes are at or below 185% of the federal poverty threshold – and how many were not. We found that those economically disadvantaged students were increasingly likely to be concentrated in a subset of classrooms rather than spread out relatively evenly throughout the school.

    • Hardware

      • New York TimesU.S. Retakes Top Spot in Supercomputer Race

        Frontier, the name of the massive machine at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, was declared on Monday to be the first to demonstrate performance of one quintillion operations per second — a billion billion calculations — in a set of standard tests used by researchers to rank supercomputers. The U.S. Department of Energy several years ago pledged $1.8 billion to build three systems with that “exascale” performance, as scientists call it.

        But the crown has a caveat. Some experts believe that Frontier has been beaten in the exascale race by two systems in China. Operators of those systems have not submitted test results for evaluation by scientists who oversee the so-called Top500 ranking. Experts said they suspected that tensions between the United States and China may be the reason the Chinese have not submitted the test results.

      • California Right to Repair bill dies in Senate Committee

        The California Senate Appropriations committee failed to pass Sen. Susan Eggman’s (Stockton) Right to Repair bill, SB 983, Thursday, which would have significantly expanded Californians’ access to the parts, tools, and service information needed to fix consumer electronics and appliances.

        This was the furthest any Right to Repair bill for consumer electronics has come to becoming law. The policy had broad, bipartisan support, with 75% of Californians and majorities of both parties supporting Right to Repair. The bill, which passed through the judiciary committee with only a single opposing vote, met the same fate as a similarly popular medical Right to Repair bill that Sen. Eggman introduced in 2021.

      • CoryDoctorowPodcasting “Apple’s Cement Overshoes”

        Apple leads the anti-repair axis, which is weird, considering the company’s origins. The Apple ][+ gave rise to a generation of hardware hackers because it shipped with Steve Wozniak’s gorgeous hardware schematics, inviting tinkerers to extend, modify and fix their machines.

        But there is such a powerful temptation to break repair. A desktop computer only needs replacement when it goes obsolete – unlike a laptop or a phone or a smart-watch, your iMac is unlikely to suffer a cracked screen, get run over by a bus, get dropped in a toilet, or fall down a sewer-grate. The migration of computers from our desks to our backpacks, pockets and wrists is potentially wildly profitable. Not only do the damages from portability let manufacturers charge a fortune for repairs, but it lets them entice or coerce their customers into upgrading, rather than fixing, their gadgets.

        Apple isn’t particularly subtle about why it fights independent repair. CEO Tim Cook started 2019 with his annual shareholder letter, in which he warned his investors that Apple’s profits were threatened by customers who stubbornly chose to get their old gadgets fixed rather than trading them into Apple for replacements: [...]

    • Health/Nutrition/Agriculture

      • The EconomistWhy America spends so little on research into gun violence

        In 2021 the federal government gave $19m to researchers. But that sum is still relatively tiny. For every death caused by firearms, researchers received around $420 of funding last year. Drug dependency received $16,000 of funding per life lost, or 38 times more. Of America’s 20 leading causes of death, only research into falls receives less federal support than gun violence.

      • SalonFrustrated with delays, doctors take aim at prior authorization

        Doctors have long asserted that prior authorization — the need to get approval from the patient’s insurer before proceeding with treatment — causes delays that can hurt patient care. In an American Medical Association survey conducted in December 2021, one-third of physicians reported that such delays have caused at least one of their patients to experience a serious problem, such as hospitalization, the development of a birth defect, disability, and even death. In that same survey, more than 80 percent of surveyed doctors said patients at least sometimes abandon their recommended treatment because of prior authorization hassles. Just over half of the physicians who treat adult patients in the workforce said prior authorization has interfered with patients’ ability to do their jobs.

    • Security

      • Privacy/Surveillance

        • [Old] A bottom-up approach to making differential privacy ubiquitous

          OK, now we’re seeing something… It’s not much, though. We’re still at a stage where I can list all public deployments of differential privacy in a single blog post

        • EDPSPrivacy in the resilient state of human condition – Wojciech Wiewiórowski

          In our papers and conferences, we talk a lot about enforcement; about the powers of data protection authorities; about the impact of data transfers on current business models; about the use of algorithms in innovation. But, sometimes we get caught up in this noise. Sometimes we lose sight of what we are fundamentally protecting at the end of the day: the rights of people.

    • Defence/Aggression

      • BBCRussian oil: EU agrees compromise deal on banning imports

        Because of this, the immediate sanctions will affect only Russian oil being transported into the EU over sea – two-thirds of the total imported from Russia.

      • NBCE.U. leaders agree to ban 90 percent of Russian oil by year-end

        EU Council President Charles Michel said the agreement covers more than two-thirds of oil imports from Russia. Ursula Von der Leyen, the head of the EU’s executive branch, said the punitive move will “effectively cut around 90 percent of oil imports from Russia to the EU by the end of the year.”

      • Modern DiplomacyWill Indonesia Repeat the History of Population Mobility in Borneo?

        The Indonesian government declares transmigration as one of the population distribution policy instruments. Transmigration is regarded as one of the instruments of government policy that can help promote public welfare. Transmigration is another kind of population integration required to support national development. History recounts that transmigration in Indonesia began with the Dutch occupation, specifically during the situation of Indonesian politics in 1905. The government’s worry prompted the start of transmigration in Indonesia. The Dutch colonials observed the island of Java’s high population density.

        During the New Order era, Kalimantan was the site of a massive project known as “transmigration.” This project aimed to relocate people from overpopulated islands in order to balance demographic development. Java, Indonesia’s main island, was home to more than 70% of the country’s population. Over the course of two decades, 170 million people from Java, Madura, Lombok, and Bali were relocated. Transmigration has a long history; it began in 1950, replicating a Dutch colonial government program, and was later continued by the Indonesian government after 1945, the year of independence. Previously, transmigration served three purposes: (1) to relocate millions of people from the most densely populated islands such as Java, Bali, and Madura to less densely populated islands, (2) to alleviate poverty by providing land and employment opportunities for Indonesians, and (3) to find other resources in those less densely populated islands. However, this program appears to be a failure. The findings are also supported by the report from Forest Peoples Programme which stated that the transmigration process in the “outer islands,” particularly in Kalimantan, has triggered conflict between transmigrants and indigenous people. The native or indigenous people claimed that the national government provides them with limited access, in contrast to the transmigrants. On the other hand, indigenous people appear to have lacked the adequate infrastructure to support their lives (such as roads, health facilities, schools, etc). On the other hand, land ownership status became very important because indigenous people felt that their indigenous government did not give them their rights and land certificate despite having legal evidence of their land. More than 60% of Kalimantan’s rainforests have been cut down for the transmigration program, causing indigenous people to lose their homes and food sources. Without a doubt, the goal of transmigration threatens the lives of indigenous people. Transmigration enabled landless peasants and homeless people from urban Java to escape. However, by doing so, they destroyed the forest and contributed to environmental degradation in Kalimantan. It can be assumed that the transmigration program has so far failed to alleviate population pressure and poverty in Java. There is opposition to the transmigration program because indigenous people believe it violates their rights. According to the migrants, the transmigration program was only about political tools and power.

      • TruthOutWe Need “Gun Control” at the Pentagon
      • Common DreamsOpinion | The US Is Sick With Guns

        It’s difficult to find the words that adequately describe our feelings on first learning of the massacre of 19 children and two teachers in Texas last week. There was shock, fear, even nausea, and then disgust at the realization that this nightmare we’ve experienced too many times before was playing out again.

      • Common DreamsOpinion | US Gun Violence: ‘Why Does This Only Happen in Your Country?’

        This weekend in Houston, Texas, days after the nation’s deadliest school shooting in a decade, the National Rifle Association shows no signs of halting its first convention since the pandemic.

      • TruthOutViolence of Settler Colonialism Stretches Across Generations of Native Families
      • Site36Third accident in three years: Hermes 900 becomes a crash drone

        An Elbit drone has crashed in the Philippines. In Israel, the manufacturer received the world’s only permission to fly in civil airspace, despite similar incidents. Soon Switzerland will follow.

      • Counter PunchViolence in America: It’s Not Just About Guns

        The police paid little attention initially because the first person to be seriously wounded was a young black male in Columbia Heights. The police dismissed this as a “normal” crime for the area, stemming from disputes over control of the local drugs trade.

        Only when the killer started shooting people in the leafy streets of Mount Pleasant did the police move massively but ineffectually to try to find him – or so they said, though I never saw many police where I lived.

      • TruthOutCrowd Booed Gov. Greg Abbott When He Arrived at Uvalde Memorial Site
      • Common Dreams‘We Need Change, Governor!’ Abbott Booed at Uvalde Memorial Site

        Texas Gov. Greg Abbott was met with boos Sunday as he arrived at a memorial site for victims of the elementary school massacre in Uvalde, which sparked a nationwide wave of grief and anger over lawmakers’ persistent—and industry-funded—inaction on gun violence.

        “We need change, governor!” yelled one member of a crowd gathered at Robb Elementary School as Abbott, a Republican who just two days earlier delivered video remarks at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention, arrived at the site.

      • Counter PunchMemorial Day Salute to a Repentant Ex-Marine

        In its recent front-page series on foreign domination and poverty in Haiti, the New York Times vividly recounted the role of the U.S. Marine Corps in this painful history. The accompanying photos showed Marines, in battle dress, boarding a ship in Philadelphia headed for Port-au-Prince more than a century ago, forming a skirmish line in the jungle, and posing with the bodies of Haitians killed while resisting the U.S. overthrow of their government. As the Times reported, one highlight of this mission was the brazen theft of $500,000 in gold from the Haiti’s national bank and its transfer to the vault of a bank on Wall Street.

        One of the officers who departed from Philadelphia, to help oversee this brutal and murderous occupation was Smedley Darlington Butler, the son of a U.S. Congressman and the product of a wealthy Quaker family from the nearby Main Line town of West Chester. If that name sounds familiar it’s because no critic of the U.S. military has been more frequently quoted, by anti-war veterans, than the “Fighting Quaker,” who became the highest ranking and most decorated among them.

      • Counter PunchThe Second Amendment is No Bar to Gun Regulation

        The Constitution is not an impediment to reasonable gun regulation. The real problems are threefold: The Supreme Court, a lack of political will, and devising policies that will work to address gun violence given the reality of there nearly four hundred legally owned guns in the United States.

        The Original Meaning of the Second Amendment (and why it may not matter)

      • Counter PunchBeyond Gun Control, We Need Hatred Control

        Does anyone understand this? Even if guns are easily, readily available, why, why, why? I find it impossible even to be angry — it’s hard to be angry under incomprehensible circumstances.

        Instead, I find myself imagining George W. Bush giving a speech in which he condemns the latest horrific murders at . . . but instead of saying Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, he blurts out “Iraq.”

      • Counter PunchThermobaric Weapons
      • Common DreamsOpinion | The 900 US Troops in Syria Should Not Be There

        Memorial Day or Decoration Day (referring to the decoration of the graves of soldiers killed in combat) began after the Civil War and has been commemorated since 1868. It is no wonder that the mourning began then. Historian J. David Hacker has estimated that 750,000 troops died in the war, the biggest total for any war in which the US was involved. Nearly 300,000 died in WWII.

      • Common DreamsOpinion | The Pentagon Is Funding the Same Gunmakers Democrats Want to Regulate

        In response to the May 24 mass shooting at Robb Elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, which left 19 children and two adults dead, President Biden called for a reckoning. “As a nation, we have to ask, ‘When in God’s name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby?” he said on Tuesday. “When in God’s name do we do what we all know in our gut needs to be done?”

      • Meduza‘We now have our own Mariupol’ Civilians in Severodonetsk left trapped at the epicenter of the battle for the Donbas

        The city of Severodonetsk is currently at the epicenter of the battle for the Donbas. Ukraine’s troops are trying to hold the line, but according to the Ukrainian General Staff, Russian forces are already entrenched on the eastern outskirts of the city. President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Sunday that Russian strikes had destroyed all of the city’s critical infrastructure, damaged 90 percent of its buildings, and completely destroyed two-thirds of its housing stock. Earlier, Oleksandr Stryuk, the head of Severodonetsk’s military and civil administration, reported that at least 1,500 residents have been killed. In their own words, locals who managed to escape the city describe what life is like for those who stayed behind.

      • Meduza‘The whole system is collapsing’: Ukrainian captives are being sent to Russia’s ‘chronically’ overcrowded remand prisons, reports Kommersant

        Russia’s already overcrowded remand prisons are struggling to accommodate growing numbers of detainees, due in part to an influx of Ukrainians taken prisoner during the war, the newspaper Kommersant reported on May 30. 

      • Common DreamsSchool Principals Plead With Lawmakers: ‘Do Something… Protect Our Students’

        Principals whose schools have directly experienced mass shootings published an open letter Sunday with a desperate message for lawmakers at all levels of government: “Do something. Do anything.”

        “These horrific acts have compelled us to speak out. They compel us to act.”

    • Environment

      • New YorkerCould Google’s Carbon Emissions Have Effectively Doubled Overnight?

        But, according to the new report, these efforts have missed perhaps the most important source of corporate emissions: the money that these companies earn and then store in banks, equities, and bonds. The consortium of environmental groups—the Climate Safe Lending Network, the Outdoor Policy Outfit, and BankFWD—examined corporate financial statements to find out how much cash the world’s biggest companies had on hand, and then calculated how much carbon each dollar sitting in the financial system may have generated. According to these calculations, Google’s carbon emissions, in effect, would have risen a hundred and eleven per cent overnight. Meta’s emissions would have increased by a hundred and twelve per cent, and Apple’s by sixty-four per cent. For Microsoft in 2021, the report claims, “the emissions generated by the company’s $130 billion in cash and investments were comparable to the cumulative emissions generated by the manufacturing, transporting, and use of every Microsoft product in the world.” Amazon, too, has worked to cut emissions; it plans to run its delivery fleet on electric trucks, for instance. But in 2020, the report claims, its “$81 billion in cash and financial investments still generated more carbon emissions than emissions generated by the energy Amazon purchased to power all their facilities across the world—its fulfillment centers, data centers, physical stores.” Also according to the report, in 2021, the annual emissions from Netflix’s cash would have been ten times larger than what was produced by everyone in the world streaming their programming—which is to say, Netflix and heat.

      • TruthOutIndigenous Organizers in Alaska Lead the Way Toward Livable Climate Future
      • Energy

        • RTLWar in Ukraine: Latest developments

          The trophy — a large crystal microphone with the song contest’s logo — nets $900,000 (836,000 euros) after a bidding war won by Ukrainian bitcoin company WhiteBIT

        • Hollywood ReporterEurovision Winners Sell Trophy for $900,000 to Buy Drones for Ukraine

          The crystal microphone trophy was auctioned off on Facebook, with the band writing: “You guys are amazing! We appreciate each and every one of you who donated to this auction, and a special thanks to the team (of cryptocurrency exchange) Whitebit who purchased the trophy for $900,000 and are now the rightful owners of our trophy.”

      • Wildlife/Nature

        • SalonChimpanzees have their own language — and scientists just learned how they put “words” together

          Few animals appear to be able to communicate with a range as complex and intricate as humans. Those language skills may exist in a limited capacity in our nearest evolutionary neighbors, the great apes, many of whom have been trained to communicate via sign language by human researchers. Yet while sign language is communicated physically, researchers did not believe that great apes possessed their own comparable, complex spoken language.

          Until now, that is. A new study reveals that chimpanzees — or at least, a group of 46 chimpanzees at Taï National Park in the African country of Côte d’Ivoire — are capable of complex vocalizations far beyond what more pessimistic scientists thought was possible. Their “words” were not like human phonetic words, but a combination of chimpanzee sounds, which generally sound a bit like grunts and chirps to human ears. And the size of the chimp dictionary? Almost 400 words.

    • AstroTurf/Lobbying/Politics

      • MIT Technology ReviewHow censoring China’s open-source coders might backfire

        On May 18, thousands of software developers in China woke up to find that their open-source code hosted on Gitee, a state-backed Chinese competitor to the international code repository platform GitHub, had been locked and hidden from public view.

        Later that day, Gitee released a statement explaining that the locked code was being manually reviewed, as all open-source code would need to be before being published from then on. The company “didn’t have a choice,” it wrote. Gitee didn’t respond when MIT Technology Review asked why it had made the change, but it is widely assumed that the Chinese government had imposed yet another bit of heavy-handed censorship.

        For the open-source software community in China, which celebrates transparency and global collaboration, the move has come as a shock. Code was supposed to be apolitical. Ultimately, these developers fear, it could discourage people from contributing to open-source projects, and China’s software industry will suffer from the lack of collaboration.

      • [Old] Exit by Jean-Michel Jarre

        This techno track features a spoken-word contribution from whistleblower Edward Snowden, whose revelations about surveillance carried out by the US National Security Agency were published in the Guardian. Jean-Michel Jarre asked the UK newspaper to put him in touch with America’s most wanted man and a meeting was set up in Moscow through Snowden’s solicitor, where the recordings took place.

      • New York TimesHow Illinois Is Winning in the Fight Against Big Tech

        Because the United States lacks meaningful federal privacy protections, states have passed a patchwork of laws that are largely favorable to corporations. By contrast, Europe passed the General Data Protection Regulation six years ago, restricting the online collection and sharing of personal data despite a tremendous lobbying push against it by the tech companies.

        The Illinois law’s provision allowing individuals to sue the companies, known as a private right of action, has led to hundreds of lawsuits, to surprising success. Google recently agreed to pay $100 million to settle a lawsuit that it had improperly used Illinois residents’ photos, and the company said it will add new prompts to seek consumers’ consent to group photos together. Meta, Facebook’s parent company, will pay $650 million to settle a similar lawsuit filed in the state, and the video streaming platform TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, agreed to settlement terms over claims that it scanned and used biometric data without consent in Illinois. Snapchat is also facing a class-action lawsuit in the state over its facial recognition practices.

        “People don’t realize how much they’re just giving away to these companies,” Faye Jones, a professor at the University of Illinois College of Law, said in an interview. “It’s not that difficult for companies to comply with Illinois’s rules.”

      • Counter PunchLula Among the People

        So, I send the testimony of this beautiful moment in the neighborhood of my childhood in Recife, when I saw, heard and felt the value of Lula in the bosom of the people:

        In front of what was once the Cinema Império, the first branch of the Azteca Bank in Brazil was going to be inaugurated. The place chosen was the Recife neighborhood of Água Fria. Men, women and children took over the square, as in the 60s they invaded the same place to dance the frevo. But on March 27, 2008, they did not come for carnival, much less to attend the inauguration of a bank branch, small and without luxury. “Lula is coming. Lula is coming to inaugurate the Bank”, was the slogan that ran.

      • Common DreamsAs Biden Mulls Trip to Saudi Arabia, Rights Group Spotlights Death Sentence of Child Defendant

        Following reports that U.S. President Joe Biden may visit Saudi Arabia during his trip to the Middle East next month, a human rights group on Monday highlighted global calls to release Abdullah al-Howaiti, a young man twice sentenced to death by the country’s courts.

        Reprieve pointed out in a statement that United Nations experts have urged the Saudi government to annul his sentence “because he did not receive a fair trial, as credible reports that he was tortured into making a false confession when he was 14 years old were not investigated.”

      • Common Dreams‘What in the Neoliberal Hell Is This?’ Biden Suggests ‘Rational’ GOP Senators Will Act on Guns

        U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday sparked anger and frustration in the wake of a Texas mass shooting with remarks about gun safety reform that included describing two GOP congressional leaders as “rational.”

        “We’re in the midst of a civil war, but most Dems don’t seem to realize it.”

      • Misinformation/Disinformation

        • Common DreamsOpinion | YouTube Is a Breeding Ground for Internet Conspiracy Theories and Extremism

          Despite the proliferation of fringe ideologies on YouTube—and the availability of truly alternative information there—the video hosting service’s anti-establishment status may be overblown.  A FAIR analysis of the 100 most-subscribed YouTube news channels worldwide found that the majority of the top news channels on the platform are not independent.

    • Censorship/Free Speech

      • Top Gun sequel shows that Hollywood is finally tiring of China’s censorship

        Tencent operates the WeChat messaging app, a videogame business, a streaming-entertainment platform, and has been one of several Chinese firms moving into Hollywood. The company invested in Terminator: Genisys, the Mr. Rogers biopic A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Venom: Let There Be Carnage and sci-fi disaster movie Moonfall.

        However, according to the outlet, Tencent executives later dropped out of the $170 million Paramount Pictures production of the Top Gun sequel due to concern that Communist Party officials in Beijing would be angry about a movie celebrating the American military.

    • Freedom of Information / Freedom of the Press

      • BIA NetJournalism organizations call for withdrawal of Press Law amendment

        In the statement signed by the Journalists’ Union of Turkey (TGS), International Press Institute’s (IPI) National Committee in Turkey, Association of Journalists, Progressive Journalists Association (PJA), Turkish Press Council, Haber-Sen and İzmir Journalists Association (IGC), it was noted that the bill was prepared behind closed doors by the ruling AKP and the MHP executives and the opinions of the journalists were not consulted.

        “The bill adds a new crime titled “distributing deceptive information publicly” to the criminal code with prison sentences. It also gives the administration new powers to sanction the media with fines, advertising bans, and bandwidth throttling.”

        “If the bill becomes law, it will boost the systematic censorship and self-censorship in Turkey, instead of fighting disinformation. We call for its immediate withdrawal because a media law that fails to reflect the views of journalists and journalism organizations cannot solve the problem of disinformation.” stated the press institutions.

      • The DissenterMajor UK Political Parties Back ‘State Threats’ Bill That Would Restrict Press Freedom

        In 2015, the Cabinet Office requested that the Law Commission, an organization of individuals in the legal profession who advise the government, review the Official Secrets Acts, which apply to unauthorized disclosures of classified information.

    • Civil Rights/Policing

      • ABCWorkers vote to become first unionized Starbucks in Alabama

        Baristas and other employees at a downtown store voted 27-1 to organize in a tally announced Thursday, news outlets reported. Documents show they would be represented by Workers United if the vote stands.

      • TruthOutStarbucks Workers Have Now Unionized 100 Stores
      • Counter PunchIn Order to Change the Past, Remember the Future Now

        One local 21 year-old woman I met lost fourteen close friends all in their 20s. For a while, the sea was the only toilet, bread the only food. Talk about trouble in paradise. People scanned the horizon for the United States Sixth Fleet and no one came. This was a conflict which — in the face of Ukraine today — is not only forgotten now but was already forgotten back then when it was still taking place.

        I was one of only five guests in Hotel Excelsior. Out of 214 rooms, 209 were still unoccupied. The Excelsior had seen much better days. It was where the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, Margaret Thatcher, Willy Brandt, Sophia Loren, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor had all stayed. The hotel alone received twenty-one direct hits. When news teams of the world pack up their metal cases and leave, all that is left is personal scrutiny. Who cares now about continued shelling in Syria? The recent Islamic State explosions in Afghanistan? In honour of those we will soon forget again, I want here to remember those who were already forgotten in the past. Or, as one Ghanaian said to me on another trip close to the Ivorian border: ‘In order to change the past, remember the future now.’

      • Counter PunchHow Mining Companies Have Exploited the Pandemic to Push New Mines on Vulnerable Communities

        Arundhati Roy’s call to critical reflection was published in early April 2020. At the time, she was observing the early evidence, on one hand, of the devastating toll of the pandemic as a result of extraordinary inequality, the privatized health care system, and the rule of big business in the U.S., which continued to play out along lines of class and race.

        She was also writing with horror at how the Modi government in India was enacting an untenable lockdown on a population of over a billion people without notice or planning, in a context of overlapping economic and political crises. While the rich and middle class could safely retreat to work from home, millions of migrant workers were forced out of work into a brutal, repressive, and even fatal long march back to their villages. And that was just the beginning.

      • Counter PunchSuppress? Subvert? Or Both!

        Substitute the word authoritarian for fool, and this piece of conventual wisdom is particularly apropos in our struggle to obtain and maintain the goal of truly free, open and fair elections as guaranteed under Montana’s constitutional right of suffrage.

        Article II, Section 13 provides: “All elections shall be free and open, and no power, civil or military shall at any time interfere to prevent the free exercise of the right of suffrage.”

      • Counter PunchAnti-Abortions Fanatics’ Real Enemy is Sex

        In the weeks since Supreme Court Grand Inquisitor Justice Samuel Alito’s anti-choice screed was disclosed, amidst all of the mass protests, speechifying, pontificating, punditry, etc., I noticed that something essential to the abortion brouhaha was completely missing from what passes for public discourse in this country: That sexual intercourse for pleasure and intimacy is under attack.

        In our age of artificial insemination, etc., male/female copulation is still the main source of unwanted pregnancies. Abortion has, among other things, served as a backup, a sort of court of last resort to prevent the birth of unplanned babies. In essence, what all angry pro-abortion female protesters are saying is: “We want to enjoy sexual intercourse without the fear and/or consequences of getting ‘knocked up.’” Birth control, including abortion, are ways individuals accept responsibility for and consciously acknowledge that they are sexual beings – and good for them, they shouldn’t be slut-shamed for owning their sensuality, which is their right. To paraphrase the immortal words of Cyndi Lauper: Girls – and boys – just want to have fun.

    • Monopolies

      • The EconomistCorporate espionage is entering a new era [iophk: Windows TCO]

        The episode illustrates how interest in business espionage, and learning how to foil it, has broadened. Snooping is no longer mostly centred on a few “sensitive” industries that have long been vulnerable, such as defence and pharmaceuticals. It is increasingly used to target smaller companies in surprising sectors, including education and agriculture. It has, in short, become more of a general business risk. Just as the cold war may have been the heyday of great-power spookery, at least in the popular imagination, corporate espionage may now be entering its golden age.

        There are two, closely intertwined reasons for this. The first is the inexorable growth of the intangible economy; intellectual property (ip) [sic] is increasingly the currency of business. The second is the growing sophistication of online hackers. ceos should be worried when they see their firms’ secrets being hawked on the dark web: one new marketplace, Industrial Spy, flogs stolen data and documents to “legitimate” businesses. Information is sold in packets ranging from a few dollars to millions. Keeping ip safely locked in the digital vault can be devilishly difficult.

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