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  • GNU/Linux

    • Audiocasts/Shows

    • Kernel Space

      • LWNLinux 5.19.7
        I'm announcing the release of the 5.19.7 kernel.
        All users of the 5.19 kernel series must upgrade.
        The updated 5.19.y git tree can be found at:
        	git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-5.19.y
        and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser:
        greg k-h
      • LWNLinux 5.15.65
      • LWNLinux 5.10.141
      • LWNLinux 5.4.212
      • LWNLinux 4.19.257
      • LWNLinux 4.14.292
      • LWNLinux 4.9.327
    • Instructionals/Technical

      • ID RootHow To Install WildFly on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS – idroot

        In this tutorial, we will show you how to install WildFly on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, WildFly is a powerful, modular, and lightweight application server that helps you build amazing applications. It is cross-platform and comes with a sophisticated interface that makes changing application server settings and configuration very simple and quick. As of this writing, WildFly 26 is the latest release in a series of JBoss opensource application server offerings

        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 WildFly (JBoss) 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.

      • Install Oracle Linux 9 on VirtualBox – kifarunix.com

        In this tutorial, you will learn on how to simply install Oracle Linux 9 on VirtualBox. With Oracle Linux 9 now being available, you might want to try it out and the best way out is through installing it as a virtual machine.

      • Install dhclient command on Oracle Linux – kifarunix.com

        This simple guide will show you how to install dhclient command on Oracle Linux. Have you installed Oracle Linux system and trying to configure automatic IP addresses via DHCP using dhclient command? Well, unlike the CentOS/RHEL/Rocky Linux systems, the dhclient command is not installed by default.

      • Linux HintHow to Boot Raspberry Pi from USB?

        On paper SD cards have a bandwidth of almost 50 MBps but they achieve 38 MBps which is quite low. On the other hand, the USBs have relatively higher bandwidth at least more than that of the SD cards, so they tend to be a better choice for Raspberry Pi, if you are absolute fanatic about the speed then go for an SSD storage for your Pi.

      • Linux HintHow to Use AWS CLI to Manage EC2 Instance [Part 1]
      • Linux HintHow to Use AWS CLI to Manage EC2 Instance [Part 2]
      • HowTo ForgeHow to Install a Kubernetes Cluster with Kubeadm on Rocky Linux

        Kubernetes or k8s is an open-source platform for container orchestration that automates deployments, management, and scaling of containerized applications. Kubernetes is a container orchestration created by Google, and now become an open-source project and become standard for modern application deployment and computing platforms.

        Kubernetes is the solution for the modern container deployment era. It provides service discovery and load-balancing, storage orchestration, automated rollout and rollback, self-healing service, secret and configuration management. Kubernetes enables cost-effective cloud-native development.

      • Network WorldChecking exit codes in bash | Network World

        There are quite a few exit codes used on Linux systems, though no listing you can display when you’re feeling curious. In fact, you won’t see the numeric codes unless you specifically ask for them.

      • VituxHow to Securely Delete Files Using Shred Command in Debian 11 – VITUX

        If you have a file with sensitive information, it may not be enough to simply delete it with the rm command or press the Delete key. Deleting a file with the rm command usually only removes it from our directory. The deleted file remains on disk and can be recovered and abused by an attacker with the necessary skills.

        In Linux, you can use the shred command to safely delete the files by repeatedly overwriting the file with gibberish data. This makes recovery of the original data quite difficult or almost impossible, even if the deleted file is recovered. The Shred command not only overwrites a file but also deletes it if specified. You can also use it to overwrite partitions or an entire disk.
        In this article, we explain how to use the shred command in Debian 11 to safely delete files. The same procedure can be used in other Debian and Ubuntu versions. We also discussed some of the command line options.

      • Ubuntu HandbookHow to Install KDE Plasma 5.25 in (K)Ubuntu 22.04 via PPA | UbuntuHandbook

        For KUbuntu 22.04 users, the KDE Plasma 5.25 desktop is available to install via official PPA repository!

      • TechRepublicHow to install the Gitea git repository on Ubuntu Server 22.04 | TechRepublic

        Gitea is one of the best self-hosted Git servers on the market. This Go-based package is very user-friendly, lightweight and fairly straightforward to install. Once you have it up and running, your development teams can enjoy a Git repository from within your LAN, which means sensitive code will be less likely to find its way into the hands of a third party. Gitea features notifications, a built-in editor, user management and more.

    • WINE or Emulation

      • TechSpotWine 7.16 improves Windows games compatibility on Linux | TechSpot

        The Wine community has released a new version of the eponymous software, an essential for gamers using a Linux-based OS as well as for the Steam Deck console from Valve. Wine 7.16 includes a lot of fixes for gaming related bugs and other issues, improving compatibility with software (and not just games) designed to run on Windows.

        Wine 7.16 includes many bug fixes for software designed to run on Windows. Several issues with games are fixed as well, which will surely make Linux users happy.
        As the developers used to point out in the past, Wine “is not an emulator” but an open-source compatibility layer for users that need to run Windows software on Linux and other Unix-like operating systems.

    • Games

      • VideoLife is Strange – Episode 3: Chaos Theory | Linux Game – Invidious

        Life Is Strange is a five part episodic game that sets out to revolutionize story-based choice and consequence games by allowing the player to rewind time and affect the past, present, and future.

      • VideoGames for Linux | August 2022

        I myself did great research on this topic of Linux games and came to you for fulfilling your thirst for a generic list of games for Linux in August 2022.

      • Linux Hint5 Best Solitaire Apps for Android to Download in 2022

        “The Google Play Store is packed with intricate RPGs, thrilling first-person and third-person shooters, and high-octane racing games, but what if you’re looking for something familiar that you can play over and over again whenever you have a few minutes of free time without ever feeling bored? In that case, the top 5 best Solitaire apps listed in this article may be just what you need.”

      • Boiling SteamThe New Odroid-Go Ultra: The New King of Linux ARM Handhelds? – Boiling Steam

        Odroid has recently announced a new portable console, the ODROID-Go Ultra (aka OGU), Linux-based, to hit the market later this year (early october 2022). It’s similar in size to the Odroid-Go Super, but the internals have been massively upgraded so that you can expect to play a lot more demanding games (emulation is the main point here). it’s based on one of the their most powerful boards, the Odroid-N2+.


        That should help for PSP, Dreamcast, N64 and the Gamecube. Don’t expect the Gamecube games to run full speed – here’s a video below of Dolphin running Gamecube games on the N2+ last year…

    • Desktop Environments/WMs

      • Xubuntu 22.10 Development Update

        Xubuntu 22.10 “Kinetic Kudu” is set to arrive on October 20, 2022. It will include the latest updates from Xfce 4.17, GNOME 43, MATE 1.26, and the family of supported applications that make up Xubuntu. With the Beta freeze coming later this month, it’s time to start testing to make Xubuntu 22.10 a stable environment for users that want the latest and greatest from the Linux desktop.


        As usual, I’ve grouped the updates into some common categories: Appearance, GNOME Apps, Xfce Apps, Other Apps, and Libraries. Unless noted otherwise, each app listed just includes regular maintenance updates, bug fixes, or usability tweaks. It should also be noted that these apps will continue to change and be updated through the 22.10 final release in October.

  • Distributions and Operating Systems

    • Linux HintBest Linux Distros for Data Science

      “In today’s day and age, we can all agree that “data is king”. About 2.5 quintillion (18 zeros) bytes of data are being generated daily, which various industries use for their benefit.”

      Different industries use the data in different ways. However, all of them have the same goal: to understand their consumers better and produce products they believe would sell the most.

      The process of evaluating data using modern tools and techniques in finding patterns and extracting useful information from it is called “data science” and the people who carry out these tasks are known as “data scientists”.

      After finding patterns in the data, data scientists can make predictive Machine Learning models that can help the industries modify their marketing plans and make well-informed business decisions. The overall effect? The business grows, and the customers are satisfied.

      The importance of data science in today’s world can’t be understated. Many resources are invested in data extraction, warehousing, processing, and analyzing. Therefore, choosing a computer system that can meet the required demands is also important. A supportive and compatible operating system can make a huge difference among other specifications.

      There is a trend among data scientists and programmers to use or prefer Linux distributions over the generally popular operating systems such as Windows and Mac. There are multiple reasons behind this preference.

      Firstly, the computational speed of Linux computers is better than that of Windows. 90 percent of the world’s supercomputers run on Linux. There is better hardware support with Linux systems as compared to Windows. There are multiple distributions and software choices available with Linux. Linux is also more flexible, free, and open-source.

      As you may know and as stated above, many Linux distributions are available with different advantages. You are at the right place if you want to use Linux to perform your data science tasks and are wondering which Linux distribution would best suit you. We will look at the best Linux distro choices for your specific job.

  • Free, Libre, and Open Source Software

    • Content Management Systems (CMS)

      • The Month in WordPress – August 2022 – WordPress News

        August has been a busy month, with the redesign of WordPress.org, new localized content on Learn WordPress, and the WordPress 6.0.2 security and maintenance release. But that’s not all! Read on to catch up on the latest WordPress news.

    • Programming/Development

      • PHP 8.2.0 RC1 available for testing

        The PHP team is pleased to announce the first release candidate of PHP 8.2.0, RC 1. This continues the PHP 8.2 release cycle, the rough outline of which is specified in the PHP Wiki.

        For source downloads of PHP 8.2.0 RC1 please visit the download page.

        Please carefully test this version and report any issues found in the bug reporting system.

        Please DO NOT use this version in production, it is an early test version.

        For more information on the new features and other changes, you can read the NEWS file, or the UPGRADING file for a complete list of upgrading notes. These files can also be found in the release archive.

        The next release will be the second release candidate (RC 2), planned for Sept 15th 2022.

        The signatures for the release can be found in the manifest or on the QA site.

        Thank you for helping us make PHP better.

      • Perl / Raku

      • Python

        • Linux HintGrid Search CV in Sklearn

          “The variables of a machine learning model that determine how the parameters will be tuned are known as hyperparameters. The problem of selecting a group of ideal hyperparameters for a learning algorithm is known as hyperparameter tuning. The hyperparameters can be configured manually or automatically. There are numerous algorithms available for this tweaking. One such method, GridSearchCV, will be covered in this blog.”

        • Linux HintClass Method vs Static Method in Python

          Let’s talk about the definition and usage of class and static methods in Python.

        • Linux HintFirst Class Functions in Python

          The “First Class Function” is supported by several programming languages including Lisp, Haskell, Scala, Julia, Python, JavaScript, Ruby, Perl, as well as Go. Every Python functions were the first class function, to put it briefly. In just about any programming language, a function is considered a first-class variable and can therefore be provided as well as handled in the same way as the other types of objects (all objects in Python are considered to be objects), like an integer or a string for instance.

        • Linux Hint*args and **kwargs in Python

          When there is а changeable number of parameters, the error is raised in the code. Then, would the function continue to be altered to take the precise number of arguments? In this case, *args and **kwargs are employed.

          Whenever we’re unclear about how many arguments to send to a function, we might use *args (non-keyword arguments) and **kwargs (keyword arguments) for parameters.

      • Java

        • Linux HintHow to Check if a String Contains Character in Java

          The Java wrapper class “Character” wraps a primitive data type “char“. Java utilizes the “char” data type to hold a single character enclosed in single quotes (‘ ‘), as opposed to the “String” data type that belongs to the Java wrapper class “String”, used to carry a sequence of characters enclosed in double quotations (” “). There are times while writing Java code that you need to verify if a certain character or a group of characters are present in the sequence or not.

        • Linux HintHow to Check if an Object is Null in Java

          Java is a dynamic object-oriented programming language that implements classes and objects. A unique instance of a class defines an object of the class. It is a self-contained entity with a state and behavior that facilitates mapping real-world entities while coding. The class defines the data and methods, and its object can utilize them to represent a specific entity.

    • Standards/Consortia

      • LiliputingLilbits: EU could mandate longer life-spans for phones, Motorola Edge 30 Ultra and Fusion leaked – Liliputing

        A growing number of phone makers are promising to support their phones by offering as many as five years of software updates. In some cases they’re even making spare parts and repair manuals available for folks who want to fix their own hardware at home.

        But European officials are considering regulations that would make long-term support the rule rather than the exception. Among other things, a new draft would require device makers to offer security updates and spare batteries, displays, cameras, back covers, and other parts for at least five years.

  • Leftovers

    • Daniel PocockAnzacs: Lombard, Arc-et-Senans aviators ceremony, 3 September 2022

      On 31 August 1944, a Stirling bomber LJ503 departed from Tempsford airbase in Bedfordshire, described as the most secret airfield of the second world war. The airmen conducted missions for the Special Operations Executive (SOE), known today as MI6, the stomping ground of James Bond.

      At about 3am on 1 September, the aircraft crashed into a mountain in the German occupied region of France. The crew of LJ503 was comprised of six Australians and two Scots.

      The mountain and crash site are in the municipal district of Lombard. The airmen were buried in the cemetery of Arc-et-Senans which is a larger town. This is a very remote location. It is closer to Switzerland than to Paris. It appears to be the only Anzac site in the Jura mountains.

      I previously wrote about using data science techniques to find less well known Anzac sites and this was one of the first sites that I found.

    • Security

      • Fear, Uncertainty,

      • Privacy/Surveillance

        • HRWChina: New Evidence of Mass DNA Collection in Tibet | Human Rights Watch

          (New York) – Chinese authorities are significantly increasing policing, including arbitrary collection of DNA from residents in many towns and villages throughout the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), Human Rights Watch said today.

          The available information indicates that people cannot decline providing their DNA and that police do not need credible evidence of any criminal conduct. A report from Lhasa municipality in April 2022 stated that blood samples for DNA collection were being systematically collected from children at kindergartens and from other local residents. A report from a Tibetan township in Qinghai province in December 2020 stated that DNA was being collected from all boys aged 5 and above.

          “The Chinese government is already subjecting Tibetans to pervasive repression,” said Sophie Richardson, China director at Human Rights Watch. “Now the authorities are literally taking blood without consent to strengthen their surveillance capabilities.”

        • ANSPDCP (Romania) – Asociația de Proprietari Aviației Park – GDPRhub

          The Romanian DPA found that the controller - has excessively processed the personal data (first name, surname, ID series and number, destination, time of arrival, time of departure, comments) of the deliverers and/or couriers as data subjects, without a legal basis justified in relation to the purpose of the processing (access control in the residential complex) and without presenting evidence that it ensures the correct and complete information of the data subjects, as well as that the processed data are adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purpose of the processing; - did not establish a storage period for the personal data processed through the video surveillance system (images) and stored them for a period longer than that necessary to fulfill the purpose for which they are processed, i.e. controlling access to the condominium.

          In addition, the DPA ordered the controller to: – Reviewing and updating the technical and organizational measures implemented as a result of the risk assessment for the rights and freedoms of individuals, including the procedures related to the protection of personal data and the establishment of deadlines for the retention of data in a form that allows the identification of the data subjects for a period that does not exceed the period necessary to fulfill the purposes for which the data are processed. – Evaluation of the processing carried out taking into account the principle of proportionality and the reduction of data to a minimum relative to the purpose and legal basis of the processing and the implementation of the necessary measures in order to comply with the principles related to the processing of personal data.

        • ReasonGlenn Greenwald on the Deep State, Capitalism, and Identity Politics

          I think it’s mostly the latter. The main reason Edward Snowden has said that he was drawn to me wasn’t so much because of my views about privacy and surveillance, although those aligned with his. But he saw that I looked at journalism in a radically different way than most of the media.

        • US News And World ReportTech Tool Offers Police ‘Mass Surveillance on a Budget’

          Local law enforcement agencies from suburban Southern California to rural North Carolina have been using an obscure cellphone tracking tool, at times without search warrants, that gives them the power to follow people’s movements months back in time, according to public records and internal emails obtained by The Associated Press.

    • Defence/Aggression

      • Deutsche WelleUS greenlights $1.1 billion arms deal with Taiwan

        A potential deal to supply weapons to Taiwan has been approved by the US State Department. It includes the sale of anti-ship and air-to-air missiles as well as a radar surveillance system.

      • teleSURRussia Halts Drone Attack on Zaporizhzhia Plant [Ed: Is Venezuela a mouthpiece for Putin?]

        Authorities of Enerhodar City denounced constant Ukrainian attacks on the Zaporizhzhia facilities and power lines since Saturday morning.

      • New York TimesIran Seizes, Then Releases Two U.S. Drones, Officials Say

        Iran seized two American maritime drones operating in the Red Sea on Thursday, three U.S. defense officials said, the latest naval incident in a string of late-summer spats between Washington and Tehran.

        The crew of the Iranian naval ship that captured the drones, Saildrone Explorers that were operating near each other, hoisted the vessels onto their warship, the Jamaran, and covered them with tarp, one official said.

        On request from the U.S. Navy, the Iranian crew released the drones Friday morning, the officials said.

      • CNNIranian Navy seized 2 US Navy maritime drones on Thursday

        The drones were eventually released, but a US defense official says the incident looks like an escalation of Iranian hostile actions against the United States.

      • Atlantic CouncilHow Turkey can play a more constructive role in Russia’s war on Ukraine

        During the early days of the Kremlin’s war against Ukraine, Turkey earned well-deserved praise from both Kyiv and its Western allies for supporting Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity, providing armed drones, and closing the Turkish Straits for Russian warships. More recently, its diplomatic efforts to ease the Black Sea grain blockade have also been welcomed.

      • ReasonWhitmer Kidnapping Plot Just One Example of FBI Entrapment

        Here’s a tip: If you have some radical political views and an acquaintance reaches out, encourages you to act on your convictions, and maybe offers to introduce you to a guy who can sell you some bomb parts, don’t take him up on it. That guy’s almost definitely working for the feds.

    • Finance

      • Vitalik Buterin Thinks Crypto Could Be the Linux of Finance by 2040 [Ed: Just using the brand “Linux” to legitimise a fake “coin” in a site that advertises casinos (among others). And by 2040 nobody will have heard of Vitalik Buterin; it’s like old politicians promising climate goals/targets by some distant year when they’re already long dead]

        With the merge fast approaching this September, the debate of Proof of Work versus Proof of Stake has never been stronger, and Vitalik has shared some thoughts on where crypto is going, as well as the potential limitations of Bitcoin’s current consensus model.

    • Censorship/Free Speech

      • New York TimesChina Imposes More Covid Lockdowns, Stoking Anxiety – The New York Times

        In the hours before the southern Chinese city of Chengdu entered a coronavirus lockdown, Matthew Chen visited four vegetable markets in an attempt to stock up on fresh food. But seemingly the entire city had the same idea, and by the time he got to each place, most of the shelves had been stripped bare, except for hot peppers and fruit, he said.

        Mr. Chen, a white-collar worker in his 30s, managed to scavenge enough cherry tomatoes, meat and greens for about one day, and since then has been ordering grocery deliveries to tide him through the lockdown, which began on Friday. But he worries about whether that supply will remain stable, and how much longer he will have to rely on it.

      • QuartzChina’s internet censors outwitted by Weibo posts in Cantonese — Quartz

        Thanks to Beijing’s sprawling internet censorship apparatus, content critical of the Chinese government rarely survives on the internet for long. As a result, users have become adept at using code like “Martian” language, emojis, and braille to evade censors.

        Sometimes, however, even everyday language is enough to confound online censorship mechanisms.

      • New York TimesOpinion | Student Journalists Reveal a Changing World. Let Them. – The New York Times

        It wasn’t exactly news when a principal in Nebraska censored a high school newspaper, canceled the school’s journalism program and abruptly disbanded its student newspaper. I mean, it’s news news, but it’s not surprising news. Red state bureaucrats and politicians have been at war with the First Amendment for a while now.

        Even school officials’ reason for shutting down The Viking Saga, the award-winning 54-year-old student paper at Northwest High School in Grand Island, Neb., wasn’t exactly a shock. When the school principal announced a new edict requiring student journalists, including at least three transgender staff members, to use bylines that match their legal names, the Saga staff members responded in its June issue with two opinion pieces on L.G.B.T.Q. issues and an article explaining the history of homophobia and the origins of Pride Month.

      • New YorkerThe Censorship Machine Erasing China’s Feminist Movement | The New Yorker

        This summer, a viral video of a group of women being viciously attacked in a restaurant sparked national outrage. The response has been quashed.

      • Hong Kong Free PressChina prosecutes 28 suspects after attack on women in restaurant

        Chinese prosecutors said Monday they had launched criminal proceedings against 28 people suspected of assaulting a group of women in a viral incident that sparked outrage over gender-based violence in the country.

      • US News And World ReportU.S. Concerned About Judicial Harassment After Turkish Pop Star’s Arrest

        The United States said it remained concerned about Turkey’s censorship of free speech, and women’s groups protested in Istanbul on Saturday, after the arrest of pop star Gulsen over a past quip she made about religious schools.

  • Gemini* and Gopher

    • Personal

      • Rubik’s Cube to the Rescue

        For medical reasons I had to spend the latter half of yesterday and the first half of today in a very idle manner. No need to expand on that except to say that it was planned and all is fine.

        Two days ago I was talked into buying a Rubik’s cube. I’ve had one before but never been motivated to learn it, but now it was one of few things that I could do with my time.

        It took me two hours to solve it the first time, following a thorough tutorial on youtube. Every time I missed a step or messed something up I started from the beginning. Subsequently I was already very good at the first two steps after solving it just that one time.

      • Comdex’90

        James is noticeably upset. His hands are shaking, his voice is cracking, and his grey toupee is slightly askew, but I can’t really tell him that. He takes another sip of his Donald Duck juicebox and looks around.

        There are 11 computers with dark screens, the newest of the IBM PS/2 line, sitting on tables on an otherwise empty stage. A couple of actors are running lines off the side, and my partner is sleeping in the first row of chairs.

      • Bjork Tier List

        I’ve just finished listening to the Homogenic episode of Bjork’s new podcast series Sonic Symbolism.[1] Each episode of the podcast is a retrospective look at a Bjork album.

        The series as a whole (so far) is a beautiful examination the way art mirrors life, the way that the spirit and time of the artist is woven into the artwork.

        Having studied lots of post-structuralist philosophy, I have always been a bit too cynical about the extent to which the artist informs the meaning of their work. I’ve read too many pieces on how the names ‘author’ and ‘artist’ are just products of capitalist economics, and that it is always dangerous to reduce the meaning of a work to its author. ‘Damien Hirsh’ or ‘Stephen King’ are just names or labels, like ‘Nike’ or ‘Chanel’. Furthermore, focusing too much on the artists themselves can result in overly-’psychologised’ explanations of a work, while a critical analysis of the social structures and means of production surrounding the work result in a more ‘progressive’ view.

    • Technical

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  1. All of Microsoft's Strategic Areas Have Layoffs This Year

    Microsoft’s supposedly strategic/future areas — gaming (trying to debt-load or offload debt to other companies), so-called ‘security’, “clown computing” (Azure), and “Hey Hi” (chaffbots etc.) — have all had layoffs this year; it’s clear that the company is having a serious existential crisis in spite of Trump’s and Biden’s bailouts (a wave of layoffs every month this year) and is just bluffing/stuffing the media with chaffbots cruft (puff pieces/misinformation) to keep shareholders distracted, asking them for patience and faking demand for the chaffbots (whilst laying off Bing staff, too)

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  5. Links 27/03/2023: Twitter Source Code Published (But Not Intentionally)

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  8. The World Wide Web is a Cesspit of Misinformation. Let's Do Something About It.

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  9. Ryan Farmer: I’m Back After WordPress.com Deleted My Blog Over the Weekend

    Reprinted with permission from Ryan

  10. Civil Liberties Threatened Online and Offline

    A “society of sheeple” (a term used by Richard Stallman last week in his speech) is being “herded” online and offline; the video covers examples both online and offline, the latter being absence of ATMs or lack of properly-functioning ATMs (a growing problem lately, at least where I live)

  11. Techrights Develops Free Software to Separate the Wheat From the Chaff

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  15. Links 25/03/2023: Gordon Moore (of Moore's Law) is Dead

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  17. [Meme] Money Deducted in Payslips, But Nothing in Pensions

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  18. IRC Proceedings: Friday, March 24, 2023

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  19. The Corporate Media is Not Reporting Large-Scale Microsoft Layoffs (Too Busy With Chaffbot Puff Pieces), Leaks Required to Prove That More Layoffs Are Happening

    Just as we noted days ago, there are yet more Microsoft layoffs, but the mainstream media gets bribed to go “gaga” over vapourware and chaffbots (making chaff like “Bill Gates Says” pieces) instead of reporting actual news about Microsoft

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  27. [Meme] Grabinski the Opportunity

    Reports of European Patents being invalidated (judges do not tolerate fake patents) have become so common that a kangaroo court becomes a matter of urgency for the EPO‘s Benoît Battistelli and António Campinos; will the EU and the EPO’s Administrative Council go along with it, helping to cover up more than a decade of profound corruption?

  28. Union Syndicale Fédérale Cautions the EPO's Administrative Council About Initiating an Illegal Kangaroo Court System for Patents (UPC) While EPO Breaks Laws and Sponsors the Ukraine Invasion

    Union Syndicale Fédérale (USF) is once again speaking out in support of the staff union of Europe's second-largest institution, which lacks oversight and governance because of profound corruption and regulatory capture

  29. Investigation Underway: Sirius 'Open Source' Embezzled/Stole Money, Robbed Its Own Staff

    In light of new developments and some progress in an investigation of Sirius ‘Open Source’ (for fraud!) we take stock of where things stand

  30. [Meme] Sirius 'Open Source' Pensions: Schemes or Scams? Giving a Bad Name to Open Source...

    What Sirius ‘Open Source’ did to its staff is rightly treated as a criminal matter; we know who the perpetrators are

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