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Links 12/09/2022: LF Does Openwashing for Facebook/GitHub (Microsoft) and GNU/Linux Outperforms Vista 11

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  • GNU/Linux

    • Desktop/Laptop

      • Linux LinksSaving Money with Linux: Explore the BIOS – LinuxLinks

        Let’s turn our attention to the BIOS (Basic Input/Output System). This is firmware used to start the PC system after it is powered on.

        The BIOS in modern PCs initializes and tests the system hardware components (Power-on self-test), and loads a boot loader from a mass storage device which then initializes a kernel. The BIOS stores system hardware settings such as storage device configuration, overclocking settings, advanced power management, and boot device configuration that are needed for system startup in the motherboard CMOS.

    • Audiocasts/Shows

    • Kernel Space

      • TechRadarThe latest Linux kernel update could play havoc with your VMs | TechRadar

        Computing performance for Linux VMs running the latest kernel update could have seen a decrease of up to 70%, new figures have found.

        Recent research by VMWare performance engineering staffer Manikandan Jagatheesan found running virtual machines with the Linux distro on the ESXi hypervisor, using the latest kernel update version 5.19, could see computing power reduce by more than two-thirds when using a single vCPU.

        Further ripple effects were also found in networking, with a loss of almost one-third, and storage performance, which saw up to a decrease of around one in ten.

      • Bleeping ComputerVMware: 70% drop in Linux ESXi VM performance with Retbleed fixes

        VMware is warning that ESXi VMs running on Linux kernel 5.19 can have up to a 70% performance drop when Retbleed mitigations are enabled compared to the Linux kernel 5.18 release.

        More specifically, the VMware performance team noticed regressions on ESXi virtual machines of up to 70% in computing, 30% in networking, and 13% in storage.

    • Benchmarks

    • Applications

      • MedevelWikiwand Boosts Your Wikipedia Readability and Experience

        Wikiwand is a browser extension that improve your Wikipedia readability experience. It is released as an extension for Google Chrome, Opera, Vivaldi and Brave, and as an Add-on for Mozilla Firefox.

        Wikiwand is also available as a mobile application that enable users fast speed, lockup and navigate through Wikipedia pages with improved mobile experience.

    • Instructionals/Technical

      • How to Nullify a File in Linux

        Files, like log files, can easily and quickly grow taking up space on your hard drive. Before you realize it, you’re running low on hard drive space. You can easily nullify a file (or remove the content from a file) in Linux to shrink its size if you have limited hard drive space.

        For example, the operating system and some programs may use log files to track activity and issues. These files can grow large over time, and you may not need to keep all the previous content.

        Instead of opening the file and selecting all the content to delete it, you can use various command-line tools to nullify a file quickly and easily.

      • VituxGenerate SSH Keys in Ubuntu – VITUX

        SSH stands for Secure Shell and it is used widely as a means of accessing remote servers. The usage of SSH is recommended because it is considered a highly secure way of authenticating users remotely. Normally, we use passwords to authenticate users, however, passwords are prone to different security attacks. Therefore, they are not much recommended. A good alternative to the password-based approach for authenticating users is the use of SSH keys. Since these keys are encrypted, that is why they are considered a more secure means of user authentication. Therefore, in this article, we will be learning how to create or generate SSH keys in Ubuntu and Linux Mint.

      • H2S MediaAutomatically Update Ubuntu 22.04 LTS using Unattended upgrades

        If you are Ubuntu 22.04, especially the Server edition of it then make sure your system is up to date timely. It is because to patch any security loophole as soon as developers find it and release some patch for that. Keeping the system up to date not only reduces the chances of attack but also ensures the installed packages have their newer versions. Well, who doesn’t want his system to be in its latest state but manually running a command for it every time could be a difficult task especially, if the server is on some remote location and every time you have long it using SSH. In such as situation, we can use the Debian tool called unattended-upgrades that allows users to easily download security updates and upgrades automatically after a set interval of time without any human interaction.

      • Install KVM on Oracle Linux – kifarunix.com

        In this tutorial, you will learn how to install KVM on Oracle Linux. KVM, an acronym for Kernel-based Virtual Machine, is an opensource, full virtualization too for Linux systems with Intel-VT or AMD-V based-processors hardware virtualization extensions.

      • ThunderbirdThunderbird Tip: Customize Colors In The Spaces Toolbar

        In our last video tip, you learned how to manually sort the order of all your mail and account folders. Let’s keep that theme of customization rolling forward with a quick video guide on customizing the Spaces Toolbar that debuted in Thunderbird 102.

        The Spaces Toolbar is on the left hand side of your Thunderbird client and gives you fast, easy access to your most important activities. With a single click you can navigate between Mail, Address Books, Calendars, Tasks, Chat, settings, and your installed add-ons and themes.

      • The New StackTutorial: Deploy a Full-Stack Application to a Docker Swarm – The New Stack

        If you’re looking to scale Docker app deployments, you’ll want to make sure to cluster a collection of nodes together into a Docker Swarm. I’ve already discussed how to deploy a Docker Swarm (with persistent storage) in “Create a Docker Swarm with Persistent Storage Using GlusterFS.” You don’t necessarily have to deploy the Swarm with persistent storage, but if you want to be able to retain your data (should something happen or you want to migrate the deployment), you’ll want to deploy the Swarm with persistence.

      • Linux HintHow Can I Select and Delete All Text in Nano?

        “Text selection and deletion is also a very important aspect of text editing. Therefore, every text editor should provide you with the ways in which you can easily perform these tasks. As far as this article is concerned, then we will talk about the method of selecting and deleting all the text in the Nano editor.”

      • Linux HintHow to Install the Gnome Tweak Tool on Ubuntu 22.04

        Text selection and deletion are important aspects of text editing. This article explains the method of selecting and deleting all the text in the Nano editor.

      • Linux HintDocker Image Tags

        Docker tags provide pertinent details about a particular image release or variation. They serve as aliases for the image’s ID. It’s only a means of referencing your appearance. To publish the picture to the Docker Hub, the Docker tag serves to protect the build edition. We may organize images using a name as well as tag groups on the Docker Hub. A single image may have many Docker tags pointing to it. Thus, we have decided to dedicate this article to image tags in docker.

      • Linux.orgLFCS – Turning a System Into a Router | Linux.org

        There are times you may want to set up a system to act as a go between for a network and the Internet.

        This ‘go between’ is a system that acts as a router and is designated as a gateway for the systems on a network.

    • WINE or Emulation

      • GamingOnLinuxWindows compatibility layer Wine 7.17 is out now | GamingOnLinux

        This is the compatibility layer that allows you to run various Windows applications and games on Linux (and forms part of Steam Play Proton). Once a year or so, a new stable release is made but the development versions are usually fine to use.

        Wine 7.17 is a quieter release than most with only two new main highlights, plus 18 bug fixes.

    • Games

    • Desktop Environments/WMs

      • K Desktop Environment/KDE SC/Qt

        • Make Use Of9 Hidden KDE Plasma Features You Probably Didn’t Know About

          It doesn’t matter whether you’re new to KDE Plasma or have been using it for years, there are always some hidden features that escape your eyes.

          Even though some Linux desktop environments lack user experience and visual aesthetic appeal, it’s not the case with KDE Plasma. On distros like Kubuntu and KDE Neon, KDE Plasma offers various options for the users to customize their desktop. You can tailor the look and feel of your computer to suit your tastes.

          But what sets Plasma apart from all other desktops is its score of hidden features that add a whole new level of user experience within its environment.

          Here are the top nine hidden features of KDE Plasma that you probably don’t know about, but should explore.

        • KDE Ships Frameworks 5.98.0 – KDE Community

          KDE today announces the release of KDE Frameworks 5.98.0.

          KDE Frameworks are 83 addon libraries to Qt which provide a wide variety of commonly needed functionality in mature, peer reviewed and well tested libraries with friendly licensing terms. For an introduction see the KDE Frameworks release announcement.

          This release is part of a series of planned monthly releases making improvements available to developers in a quick and predictable manner.

        • GSOC Update 4 – rojas.run

          My Google Summer of code is about to close! It’s been very educational time working on my project to implement exporting as svg. Now that it’s just about done its time I put my thoughts on how my GSoC project went.

      • GNOME Desktop/GTK

        • This Week in GNOME#60 Demo Day – This Week in GNOME

          Update on what happened across the GNOME project in the week from September 02 to September 09.

        • LinuxiacAmberol Is a Gorgeous Music Player Aimed At GNOME Users

          Amberol is the ultimate simplified Linux music player tightly integrated with GNOME and does nothing but play your locally stored music files.

          For many years, Linux users have had a wide choice of music players to listen to their favorite music. Many of them compete to give users as many options as possible.

          Amberol, the next rising star in this niche, is the polar opposite of this. It was built using GTK4 and Rust programming language. Named after Thomas Edison’s Blue Amberol Records, it is the ultimate simple Linux music player, with a great look and a single goal – to play music.

        • Tracker 3.x, a retrospect. – Carlos Garnacho

          Time files, for better or for the worst. The last time I bored you with ramblings on this blog was more than 2 years ago already, prepping up for Tracker 3.0. Since I’m sure you don’t need a general catch up about these last 2 years, let’s stay on that same subject.

          Nowadays, we are very close to GNOME 43, and an accompanying 3.4.0 release of Tracker SPARQL library and data miners, that is 4 minor releases ahead! What happened since then? Most immediately after that previous blog post, the 3.0 release did roll in, the uncertainty behind all major structural changes vanished, and the transition could largely be called a success: The overhauled internals for complete SPARQL support stood ground without large regressions; the promises of portals and data isolation delivered and to this day remains unchallenged (except for spare requests to let more pieces of metadata through); the increased genericity and versatility kept fostering further improvements.

          Overall, there’s been no major regrets, and we are now sitting comfortably in 3.x. And that was all good, since we could use all that time not fixing fallout in keeping up with the improvements. Let’s revisit what happened since.

        • MediumWrapping up GSoC’22!. My 12+ weeks in the Google Summer of… | by Pooja Patel | Sep, 2022 | Medium

          My 12+ weeks in the Google Summer of Code program have finally come to an end. It’s incredible how quickly time passes and how things develop. It has been a great journey and I have learned a great deal about software web development and design from exploring the project.

          GSoC is a global, online program focused on encouraging budding developers and designers into the world of open-source. GSoC introduced me to the amazing GNOME community. Looking back, a year ago, I was hesitant and apprehensive about even applying to GSoC. But this program has helped me grow and push through the boundaries of my technical and soft skills.

        • Aryan Kaushik: Pitivi GSoC: Final Report

          This project was aimed at porting Pitivi to GTK4, Pitivi used the GTK3+ library and required the change.

  • Distributions and Operating Systems

    • Make Use Of5 Major Linux OS Distributions That You Can Now Install on Raspberry Pi

      Wondering which operating system to install on your Raspberry Pi? Start with these well-known Linux distros.

      The Raspberry Pi is a single-board computer that has become very popular among curious enthusiasts, educators, and professionals. This has brought life to a variety of projects inspired by creative imaginations.

      You can utilize the power of this tiny computer to give life to your model train scenery, learn to code, explore home automation solutions, launch a web server, monitor your home network, or water your plants automatically.

      Fedora, Ubuntu, Arch, Debian, and Pop! OS now offer an ARM-based version for the Raspberry Pi bringing an affordable everyday desktop solution to your home. Let’s review these options so that you can decide which one is right for your Raspberry Pi.

    • Fedora Beta, Clown Computing, and OpenShift

      • Linux MagazineFedora 37 Beta Available – Linux Magazine

        The Fedora development team announced the beta for version 37 of the open-source operating system would be released on time on September 13, 2022.

        The next iteration of the Fedora 37 operating system has finally reached beta and is now available to download and install. This was announced on Fedora Hyperkitty along with the announcement that the final freeze for Fedora 37 would hit Tuesday, October 4.

        As far as features in Fedora 37, you can look for plenty of changes, such as updates to the LLVM 15 compiler, LXQt 1.1, a preview of the new Anaconda Web-based installer, support for Raspberry Pi 4, Linux kernel 5.19 (the latest mainline kernel), GNOME 43 (which includes a revamped Quick Settings), a new GTK4/libadwaita port of Files (which also includes the new adaptive sidebar, icon emblems, and rubberband selection), WebExtension API support in GNOME Web, high-resolution scroll wheel support, direct scanout support (to aid multi-monitor setups), server-side decorations now include essential color support, as well as a reference KVM VM disk image.

      • Red Hat OfficialPipelines for cloud-native network functions (CNFs) Part 1: Pipelines for onboarding CNFs

        Using pipelines to achieve greater automation, improved consistency and enhanced reliability of a process is a well established practice. We can find pipelines within telecommunication and IT processes including Infrastructure as Code (IaC), development and operations (DevOps), development, security and operations (DevSecOps), network operations (NetOps) and GitOps. Some common characteristics among these processes is expressing the intent, or desired state, in a declarative, versioned and immutable manner.

      • Red Hat OfficialIntegrating SAP with other applications using Red Hat OpenShift [Ed: Red Hat makes case studies out of proprietary software]

        It is well known that SAP landscapes, apart from being critical to how global companies function, tend towards high levels of complexity. This is not only because of the vast array of different applications that constitute the average SAP installation base (like ERP, BW, GRC, SCM, CRM), but also because these products typically interact with many other third-party applications, forming altogether a large ecosystem.

    • Debian Family

      • Barry KaulerPlanning run non-root in containers

        I have been working on syncing Debian package management with the Puppy-format package management, for the past week. However, I had the nagging feeling that I’m going in the wrong direction…

        Have now abandoned apt/dpkg sync’ing with the Puppy-format Package database and PKGget. It just isn’t the way I want to go with EasyOS.

      • Petter ReinholdtsenPetter Reinholdtsen: Time to translate the Bullseye edition of the Debian Administrator’s Handbook

        Almost two years after the previous Norwegian Bokmål translation of the “The Debian Administrator’s Handbook” was published, a new edition is finally being prepared. The english text is updated, and it is time to start working on the translations. Around 37 percent of the strings have been updated, one way or another, and the translations starting from a complete Debian Buster edition now need to bring their translation up from 63% to 100%. The complete book is licensed using a Creative Commons license, and has been published in several languages over the years. The translations are done by volunteers to bring Linux in their native tongue.

    • Canonical/Ubuntu Family

      • UbuntuUsing LXD to host your own ERP, cost-effectively | Ubuntu

        Are you looking to host your own ERP cost-effectively, or perhaps evaluating solutions to host other types of applications for your small business? You’ve landed in the right blog post. Recently, we reached out to the LXD community and asked them to share real-life examples of how they use LXD to solve different kinds of problems. In this post, we will share the first of the stories, illustrating how easy it is to use open-source container management tools like LXD to host your own business applications.

    • Open Hardware/Modding

      • PurismThank You For Joining Us – Purism

        It has been a long and difficult journey to build a freedom- and privacy-respecting phone like the Librem 5. While the end of this journey is in sight, we aren’t quite there yet, and I wanted to take some time to do something we should do more often: acknowledge and thank all of you who have joined us in this journey, some since the beginning. I also wanted to give some tangible examples of what your support has allowed us to do. But first, to all of you who have backed the Librem 5 project, however long you have been with us: thank you for joining us.

  • Free, Libre, and Open Source Software

    • FSFThe need for free software education now

      Making the choice to use free software in the classroom helps us create learning environments that foreground questions of value. This can be illustrated by a passage in Confucius’s Analects where the skilled mechanic is illustrated as sharpening their tools before they are able to do their work well. In the 21st century, and in the context of digital learning environments, to sharpen tools would mean to know not just how the tool works but what the tool means with respect to the place of the human in the world. This will be explored by considering the five Ws: what free software education is, who it is for, when and where it takes place, and why our active role as digital makers, not just passive users, is central to the meaning of free software education.

    • Mark J. Wielaard – Blog Archive » Sourceware as Conservancy member project

      Last month the Sourceware overseers started a discussion with the projects hosted on Sourceware and the Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC) to become a Conservancy member project (which means Conservancy would become the fiscal sponsor of Sourceware). After many positive responses the SFC’s Evaluations Committee has voted to accept Sourceware.

    • OSI BlogRising to answer the call: sound public policy for Open Source questions [Ed: Just don’t forgot to disclose the major bribes from Microsoft, which viciously fights against Open Source, creating a conflict of interest at OSI]
    • Events

      • FSFFSD meeting recap 2022-09-09

        Check out the great work our volunteers accomplished at today’s Free Software Directory (FSD) IRC meeting.

      • Mini GUADEC Berlin 2022 – Julian’s Code Corner

        Last July I have been to Berlin for the second Mini GUADEC Berlin.

        It was great seeing many other GNOME contributors in person after such long time. The conference took place in an awesome location at the c-base.

        During the event I worked on an offline indicator for Fractal and improving the error handling.

        I also spent some time on the Flatpak CI, adding information on how to get aarch64 builds. I previously added automatic builds of the CI images for aarch64 of the CI images.

      • GNU Hackers’ Meeting 2022: Call for presentations, even remote – 2022-09-12 18:05

        The GNU Hackers’ Meetings or or “GHMs” are a friendly and informal venue to discuss technical topics related to GNU and free software; anybody is welcome to register and attend.

        The GNU Hackers’ Meeting 2022 will take place on October 1st and October 2st in İzmir, Turkey; see the event home page at https://www.gnu.org/ghm/2022/.

        We decided to help students who wish to attend by contributing 50€ out of their 60€ attendance fee (required by the hotel for use of the conference room, coffee and snacks) so that students will need to only pay 10€, upon presenting proof of enrolment to us.

      • CollaboraA busy, open source week in Dublin!

        Mere weeks after the debut of Open Source Summit Latin America, Dublin continues the collaborative momentum with the 2022 hybrid editions of Linux Plumbers Conference (LPC) and Open Source Summit Europe!

        Linux Plumbers

        Running from September 12 to 14 at the Clayton Hotel on Burlington Road, LPC is widely recognized as the premier event for developers working at all levels of the Linux kernel’s plumbing layer and beyond. Jam-packed with microconferences, a refereed main track, a Kernel Summit track, a Networking & BPF Summit track, multiple BoFs, and more, the 2022 edition, sponsored by Collabora, promises to be a can’t-miss event. Make sure to come say hello, especially in Kernel Testing & Dependability MC, co-led by Collabora’s Guillaume Tucker.

    • Web Browsers

      • Julia EvansWhy do domain names sometimes end with a dot?

        I once (incorrectly) thought the answer to “why is there a dot at the end?” might be “In a DNS request/response, domain names have a “.” at the end, so we put it in to match what actually gets sent/received by your computer”. But that’s not true at all!

        When a computer sends a DNS request or response, the domain names in it don’t have a trailing dot. Actually, the domain names don’t have any dots.

        Instead, they’re encoded as a series of length/string pairs. For example, the domain example.com is encoded as these 13 bytes:

        So there are no dots at all. Instead, an ASCII domain name (like “example.com”) gets translated into the format used in a DNS request / response by various DNS software.

        So let’s talk about one place where domain names are translated into DNS responses: zone files.

      • Mozilla

        • ZDNetPatent troll attacks against open source projects are up 100% since last year. Here’s why | ZDNET

          In open source’s early days, its main intellectual property (IP) enemy was copyright lawsuits from proprietary companies. They wanted to squash open-source projects before they could become deadly rivals. The most famous example of this was with the Microsoft-sponsored SCO vs IBM and related companies’ Linux lawsuits. Linux’s allies won those lawsuits. And all was peaceful with open-source software. That was then. This is now. Today, patent trolls are increasingly a threat to open-source software developers.

        • MozillaAnnouncing Carlos Torres, Mozilla’s new Chief Legal Officer [Ed: Mozilla is lawyering up instead of doing technical work and defending users]

          I am pleased to announce that starting today, September 12, Carlos Torres has joined Mozilla as our Chief Legal Officer. In this role Carlos will be responsible for leading our global legal and public policy teams, developing legal, regulatory and policy strategies that support Mozilla’s mission. He will also manage all regulatory issues and serve as a strategic business partner helping us accelerate our growth and evolution. Carlos will also serve as Corporate Secretary. He will report to me and join our steering committee.

        • MozillaIRL (podcast): The AI Medicine Cabinet [Ed: What on Earth happened to Mozilla?]

          Life, death and data. AI’s capacity to support research on human health is real. But so are the harms of biased datasets and misdiagnoses. How can AI developers build healthier systems? We take a look at a new dataset for Black skin health, a Covid chatbot in Rwanda, AI diagnostics in rural India, and more.

    • Productivity Software/LibreOffice/Calligra

      • Document Foundation10,000 followers on Mastodon! [Ed: A truly meaningless milestone; social control media is a waste of time and it is full of bots]
    • Programming/Development

  • Leftovers

  • Gemini* and Gopher

    • Personal

    • Technical

      • Internet/Gemini

        • Back at posting!

          Hello, everyone! It’s really been almost a year since I last wrote in my blog and gemlog. Last time I wrote was in November 2021, and we’re not far from November 2022. You probably forgot about me, didn’t you? If so, then you never wondered what happened in my life all this time, but I’m telling you anyway.

        • Greetings, fellow patrons

          I’m ender, and about a few weeks ago, I discovered Gemini. This protocol pricked my curiosity and I researched it further, finding my way onto a link aggregator called spacewalk, which lead me here. Hopefully I’ll get along with everyone else here.

        • Musings on SmolZINE

          I’m currently away from home. Vacation time! But I have brought my notebook with me — which might turn against me … I can even be online, but so far I have only checked gemini space and little else (wikipedia, online dictionary).

        • Musings on Exploration in Gemini Space

          The list of gemini sites extracted from SmolZINE issues 1..33 has 203 entries. No, it is not an index yet (pointing to the particular SmolZINE issue). Nor is it an automatically generated list including the descriptions. Such a commented index list might seem desireable, however, it is going to be a lot of work to generate it and (more importantly) to keep it up to date.


          There are, of course, other lists. The most exhaustive list to my knowledge is the list of Stephane Bortzmeyers Lupa crawler, currently listing a bit more than 2100 entries. I have used this list to navigate unknown-to-me territories.

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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)

  2. Links 28/03/2023: Pitivi 2023.03 is Out, Yet More Microsoft Layoffs (Now in Israel)

    Links for the day

  3. IRC Proceedings: Monday, March 27, 2023

    IRC logs for Monday, March 27, 2023

  4. Links 27/03/2023: GnuCash 5.0 and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on Phones

    Links for the day

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

    Links for the day

  6. IRC Proceedings: Sunday, March 26, 2023

    IRC logs for Sunday, March 26, 2023

  7. Links 26/03/2023: OpenMandriva ROME 23.03, Texinfo 7.0.3, and KBibTeX 0.10.0

    Links for the day

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

    It would be nice to make the Web a safer space for information and accuracy (actual facts) rather than a “Safe Space” for oversensitive companies and powerful people who cannot tolerate criticism; The Web needs to become more like today's Gemini, free of corporate influence and all other forms of covert nuisance

  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

    In order to separate the wheat from the chaff we’ve been working on simple, modular tools that process news and help curate the Web, basically removing the noise to squeeze out the signal

  12. Links 26/03/2023: MidnightBSD 3.0 and FreeBSD 13.2 RC4

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  13. IRC Proceedings: Saturday, March 25, 2023

    IRC logs for Saturday, March 25, 2023

  14. Links 26/03/2023: More TikTok Bans

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

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  16. Links 25/03/2023: Decade of Docker, Azure Broken Again

    Links for the day

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

    Sirius ‘Open Source’ has stolen money from staff (in secret)

  18. IRC Proceedings: Friday, March 24, 2023

    IRC Proceedings: Friday, March 24, 2023

  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

  20. Sirius 'Open Source' Pensiongate: Time to Issue a Warrant of Arrest and Extradite the Fake 'Founder' of Sirius

    Sirius ‘Open Source’ is collapsing, but that does not mean that it can dodge accountability for crimes (e.g. money that it silently stole from its staff since at least 12 years ago)

  21. Links 24/03/2023: Microsoft's Fall on the Web and Many New Videos

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  22. IRC Proceedings: Thursday, March 23, 2023

    IRC logs for Thursday, March 23, 2023

  23. Links 24/03/2023: Social Control Media Bans Advancing

    Links for the day

  24. Links 24/03/2023: GNU Grep 3.10 and Microsoft Accenture in a Freefall

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  25. Links 23/03/2023: RSS Guard 4.3.3 and OpenBSD Webzine

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  26. Experiencing 15 Years of LibrePlanet Celebration Firsthand as a Volunteer: 2023 - Charting the Course

    Article by Marcia K Wilbur

  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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