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  • GNU/Linux

    • Framework | Introducing the Framework Laptop Chromebook Edition

      Framework began with the goal to remake consumer electronics to respect people and do less harm to the planet. To enable this, we strive to expand our mission into new categories. Today, we are excited to announce that we have partnered with Google to create the Framework Laptop Chromebook Edition. We’ve taken the best parts of the Framework Laptop and merged those with the powerful simplicity of ChromeOS to create a high-performance, upgradeable, repairable, customizable Chromebook.

      The Chromebook Edition is available for pre-order in the US and Canada today starting at $999 USD, with first shipments starting in early December. We’re using a batch pre-order system, with only a fully-refundable $100 deposit required at the time of pre-order. All of the replacement parts and modules that make up the Chromebook Edition are also available for waitlisting on the Marketplace today.

    • Linux LinksLinux Around The World: Switzerland – LinuxLinks

      We cover events and user groups that are running in Switzerland. This article forms part of our Linux Around The World series.

    • Kernel Space

    • Applications

      • 9to5LinuxVentoy 1.0.80 Adds Secondary Boot Menu, Now Supports More Than 1000 ISOs

        Ventoy 1.0.80 is here almost two months after version 1.0.79 and it’s a big milestone for the popular multiboot USB creator utility as the number of supported ISO files reached and passed beyond the 1000 mark. Yes, you’re reading that right, Ventoy now supports more than 1000 ISOs and that’s a huge thing!

        On top of that, the Ventoy 1.0.80 release introduces several new features like a secondary boot menu that makes it easier for users to select Ventoy’s special modes, such as WIMBOOT mode, GRUB2 mode, or MEMDISK mode. Previously, these modes were only accessible via hotkeys, which are still in effect.

      • Linux LinksStreaming with Linux: Deezer – LinuxLinks

        This is a series that surveys popular streaming services from a Linux perspective. We are not reviewing any of the streaming services themselves although we may make subjective comments along the way.

        Deezer is a French online music streaming service. It allows users to listen to music content from record labels, as well as podcasts on various devices online or offline. The service offers 90 million tracks, 160,000 podcast titles, and in excess of 32,000 radio stations. The breadth of its content means it’s broadly comparable to the material available with Spotify and Amazon Music Unlimited. Like its rivals, there is a free plan and various paid subscriptions. Deezer offers lossless FLAC files at 16-bit/44.1 KHz, which is significantly higher than the bitrate offered by Spotify. Like Spotify, Deezer offers some exclusive content.

        There is a desktop app available for Linux. We installed it from the Arch User Repository. This isn’t a native application (it’s Electron-based).

      • Sam Thursfield: Status update 21/09/22

        Last week I attended OSSEU 2022 in Dublin, gave a talk about BuildStream 2.0 and the REAPI, and saw some new and old faces. Good times apart from the common cold I picked up on the way — I was glad that the event mandated face-masks for everyone so I could cover my own face without being the “odd one out”. (And so that we were safer from the 3+ COVID-19 cases reported at the event).

        Being in the same room as Javier allowed some progress on our slightly “skunkworks” project to bring OpenQA testing to upstream GNOME. There was enough time to fix the big regressions that had halted testing completely since last year, one being an expired API key and the other, removal of virtio VGA support in upstream’s openqa_worker container. We prefer using the upstream container over maintaining our own fork, in the hope that our limited available time can go on maintaining tests instead, but the containers are provided on a “best effort” basis and since our tests are different to openqa.opensuse.org, regressions like this are to be expected.

      • LinuxSecurityLinux Log Analysis | LinuxSecurity.com

        Understanding how log files work is an essential first step for any user interested in discovering what happens behind their operating systems. Additionally, learning more about log analysis and tools will expand users’ knowledge and help them for technology roles in administration and development. Good log analysis means bug-free development environments and faster deployments. For cybersecurity and information technology professionals, practical log analysis means malicious activity not going unnoticed. The importance of log analysis across technology sectors speaks to the extent of learning log analysis as an aspiring technology professional or a professional looking to expand their knowledge; users like you! We hope that this article brings our readers further insight into log analysis.

      • Testing syslog-ng 4.0 – Blog – syslog-ng Community – syslog-ng Community

        This week’s syslog-ng blog does not demonstrate any new syslog-ng features or integrations. Instead of those, it is a request for testing syslog-ng 4.0 and points you at a few related blogs and resources.

    • Instructionals/Technical

      • Its FOSSWhat is Fork Bomb in Bash? Understanding :(){ :|:- };:

        Nuking my system by installing Arch Linux was not enough, so I used a Fork Bomb.

      • Linux Shell TipsHow to Install Latest Python on Debian Linux

        Python is an on-demand programming language that continues to grow in popularity under the Linux operating system ecosystem. Aside from its strong attributes like versatility and ease of use, mastering Python can transform the life of a Linux user for good reasons.

      • LinuxConfigHow to install and setup Ghost CMS on Ubuntu

        Ghost is a free and open source blogging platform written in Javascript, which saw its first release in 2013. It supports writing posts both using a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor, and the Markdown language. Unlike WordPress, it is focused on simplicity and on being purely a blogging platform, therefore it includes SEO and and social sharing features out of the box. Ghost offers a ready-to-go hosting service, Ghost(Pro), but can be easily self-hosted.

        In this tutorial we see how to install and setup the Ghost blogging platform on Ubuntu, both in development and production mode.

      • Trend OceansHow to Increase Margin on Konsole Terminal – TREND OCEANS

        One of the KDE-based users read the article where we discussed how to increase the padding of the gnome terminal, which he liked very much, and because of that, he asked me “Can we do something similar for Konsole?”

        On that, I said, “Of course, we can do this by doing a little bit of tweaking on Konsole, like creating a profile if the default profile is not available, then we will add the one line of a statement which will increase the padding of the Konsole.”

      • ID RootHow To Install ImageMagick on Rocky Linux 9 – idroot

        In this tutorial, we will show you how to install ImageMagick on Rocky Linux 9. For those of you who didn’t know, ImageMagick is an open-source software suite for creating, editing, converting, and modifying various formats of images such as PNG, GIF, JPEG, PDF, EXR, WebP, and TIFF. ImageMagick is one of your choices if you need a program to manipulate and display images.

        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 ImageMagick on Rocky Linux. 9.

      • HowTo ForgeHow to Install Prestashop with Apache and Let’s Encrypt SSL on Debian 11

        PrestaShop is a free, open-source, efficient, and innovative e-commerce solution that helps you to sell your products online. It is a powerful and adaptable e-commerce CMS that provides all features needed to create an online store.

      • HowTo ForgeHow to Install VNC Server on Rocky Linux

        Virtual Network Computing (VNC) is a desktop sharing protocol that allows you to control a computer remotely using VNC client software. In this tutorial, you will set up the VNC Server with TigerVNC on a Rocky Linux server. You will also learn how to connect securely to the VNC Server via SSH tunneling.

      • Red Hat OfficialHow to configure your CA trust list in Linux | Enable Sysadmin

        Trust is important. You can’t blindly trust everybody and everything; instead, you should base trust on experience and reputation. In the world of networking, a certificate authority (CA) is an organization that vouches for Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates, which indicate that a web server can be trusted.

      • CitizixHow to set up an SFTP server on Alma/Rocky Linux Server 9

        In this guide we are going to set up an sftp server on RHEL 9 server like Rocky Linux or Alma 9. We will also set up a form of chroot where users can only access sftp with the shared credentials.

        The File Transfer Protocol is a standard communication protocol used for the transfer of computer files from a server to a client on a computer network.

        FTP isn’t popular today because it Lacks Security. When a file is sent using this protocol, the data, username, and password are all shared in plain text, which means a hacker can access this information with little to no effort. For data to be secure, you need to use an upgraded version of FTP like SFTP.

      • H2S MediaHow to uninstall Spotify from Ubuntu Linux? – Linux Shout

        Want to get rid completely of Spotify from Ubuntu Linux then here are the commands to follow using the command terminal.

        Spotify client is a free application available for Linux including Windows, macOS, and smartphones. However, maybe after some usage, if you don’t like the app anymore or just don’t want it on your Ubuntu Linux; then, we can remove it easily. However, removing Spotify from Linux completely depends on what method you have used to install it. For Example, APT, SNAP, GUI, or Flatpak. Here we discuss all of these methods to let you know the process of removing the Spotify client.

      • AddictiveTipsHow to play GTFO on Linux

        GTFO is a survival horror FPS video game that is played cooperatively. It was developed and published by developer 10 Chambers and released on Microsoft Windows. Here’s how you can play GTFO on Linux.

      • TechRepublicHow to install the Containerd runtime engine on Ubuntu Server 22.04 | TechRepublic

        Jack Wallen walks you through the process of manually installing the Containerd container runtime engine on Ubuntu Server 22.04.

        Containerd is a container runtime engine created for simplicity and portability. This runtime is considered an industry standard and is available as a daemon for Linux and Windows and can manage the entire container lifecycle for image transfer and storage, container deployment and supervision, storage and network, and more.

      • TechRepublicHow to deploy SonarQube with Docker | TechRepublic

        Jack Wallen shows you how to deploy the continuous code inspection tool, SonarQube using Docker on Ubuntu Server 22.04.

        SonarQube is a continuous code inspection tool that is used for the automatic inspection of code quality. The tool runs these automated reviews to detect bugs and code smells (deeper problems) in 29 different programming languages. SonarQube presents itself with a user-friendly web-based GUI and can be deployed as a docker container.

      • Make Tech EasierHow to Install and Manage Python Versions in Linux – Make Tech Easier

        The Python programming language was introduced in 1991. In all these years, it has gone through many changes, with each version adding and removing various features. Due to these changes, software written in newer versions of Python may or may not work with older versions.

        This version mismatch costs developer experience and productivity, so it’s important to learn how to manage Python versions installed on your computer to run them all efficiently. This tutorial shows you how to do that.

      • H2S Media3 Ways to Install Spotify App on Debian 11 Bullseye – Linux Shout

        Tutorial to install Spotify on Debian 11 Bullseye using command terminal for streaming music online.

        Spotify is one of many Music Streaming Services over the Internet, you can listen to songs via stream legally on your smartphone and PC. Meanwhile, Spotify is also available as an app on many TVs. Thanks to providers such as Spotify, Deezer, Tidal, and Co., the download of music is no longer necessary. The music is streamed over the Internet, i.e. only temporarily cached. On request, however, a download of individual songs is also possible.

      • DebugPointHow to Access Android Devices Internal Storage and SD Card in Ubuntu, Linux Mint using Media Transfer Protocol (MTP)

        This tutorial will show how to access android devices using MTP in Ubuntu and how to access SD card contents.

        MTP, or media transfer protocol, is an extension of the Picture transfer protocol and is implemented in the Android marshmallow version. After the marshmallow update, you can’t use the android devices as typical mass storage devices you can just plug in and see the internal storage contents and the SD card contents in a file manager such as in Thunar or GNOME Files. This is due to the OS being unable to determine the MTP devices, and also, a list of supported devices is not yet implemented.

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

        In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Flameshot screenshot tool on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Flameshot is a free and open-source, cross-platform tool to take screenshots. The best thing about this screenshot tool is that it operates with both the graphical user interface as well as the command-line interface. It is a very easy-to-use screenshot tool that provides users with a high level of flexibility and customization.

        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 Flameshot screenshot software 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.

      • FOSSLinuxHow to install missing Perl modules on Debian | FOSS Linux

        Perl is a dynamic interpreted scripting language famous for its powerful text processing abilities. Syntactically it resembles C, but it’s far more compressed, allowing developers to very tourist code like one-liners that hack a solution much faster than other scripting languages.

      • HowTo GeekHow to Use AppImages on Linux

        AppImages let Linux developers wrap their applications into a single file that installs on any Linux distribution. That simplifies things tremendously. Here’s how to use them, and integrate them into your desktop.

      • TechRepublicHow to use the Amazon Linux container image with Docker for development | TechRepublic

        Jack Wallen helps you take your first steps with Amazon Linux as a deployable container image.

      • Trend OceansHow to Increase Padding in GNOME Terminal

        Don’t you feel you should give some extra space around the terminal border? If yes, check how it looks after adding padding to the GNOME terminal.

    • Games

      • Boiling SteamNew Steam Games with Native Linux Clients – 2022-09-21 Edition – Boiling Steam

        Between 2022-09-14 and 2022-09-21 there were 26 New Steam games released with Native Linux clients. For reference, during the same time, there were 246 games released for Windows on Steam, so the Linux versions represent about 10.6 % of total released titles.

      • Godot EngineGodot Engine – Release candidate: Godot 3.5.1 RC 2

        We released Godot 3.5 in early August, and like any release, there are few rough edges to iron out which warrant making maintenance “patch” releases (3.5.x).

        We’ve had successful testing of a first Release Candidate for 3.5.1, and a few more fixes got backported in the meantime so let’s have another round of testing before publishing 3.5.1 stable.

        Please give it a try if you can. It should be as safe to use as 3.5-stable is, but we still need a significant number of users to try it out and report how it goes to make sure that the few changes in this update are working as intended and not introducing new regressions.

    • Desktop Environments/WMs

      • DebugPointGSoC 2022 Brings New Features to Thunar, Screenshooter in Xfce Desktop

        Google summer of code (GSoC) 2022 is a yearly competition which is about improving open-source projects. Thousands of students develop contributions while enhancing their skills and eventually benefit from open-source projects.

        This year’s GSoC final project submission will be completed on September 12, 2022. And we have some updates on the Xfce desktop’s native apps.

      • K Desktop Environment/KDE SC/Qt

        • i3 v4.21 released

          This is i3 v4.21. This version is considered stable. All users of i3 are
          strongly encouraged to upgrade.

      • GNOME Desktop/GTK

        • Make Use OfGNOME 43 Lands With Major Linux Desktop UI, Device Security Enhancements

          Version 43 of the GNOME desktop for Linux has been released. The new version debuts with changes to the system menu, file manager, and new device security options.

          Celebrating “Hard Work” of GNOME Developers

          The GNOME project took to Twitter to announce GNOME 43:

          As a testament to the developers, GNOME 43 is codenamed “Guadalajara,” as the GUADEC GNOME developer’s conference was held in the Mexican city in July 2022.

        • VideoVideoGNOME 43: building a better Linux platform takes time – Invidious
          9to5Linux9to5LinuxGNOME 43 Released with Quick Settings, More GTK 4 Ports, and New Device Security Panel

          After nearly six months of development, the GNOME 43 “Guadalajara” desktop is finally here and introduces a few interesting changes, the most prominent one being the Quick Settings menu that can be accessed from the system top bar, very similar to those you probably saw on Android devices or the latest Windows 11 and macOS systems.

        • DebugPointGNOME 43 Arrives & There’s No Place Like “GNOME”!

          GNOME 43 shines further today, bringing GNOME 43 polished desktop for Ubuntu, Fedora, SUSE and more distros.

          GNOME 43 code named “Guadalajara” is a milestone release because it seems almost a closure of the modernization and improvement efforts that started from GNOME 40 onwards. The years of efforts includes GTK4 porting of core shell and native apps, adoption of libadwaita and many more performance improvements.

          Since it’s now officially out, let’s give you a brief about what are the new features of this desktop.

        • GNOME Release Notes

          After 6 months of hard work, the GNOME project is proud to present version 43. This latest GNOME release comes with improvements across the board, ranging from a new quick settings menu, a redesigned Files app, and hardware security integration. GNOME 43 continues the trend of GNOME apps migrating from GTK 3 to GTK 4, and includes many other smaller enhancements.

          GNOME 43 is code-named “Guadalajara”, in recognition of the work done by the organizers of GUADEC 2022.

        • Its FOSSGNOME 43 Releases With Plenty of User Experience Enhancements

          As one of the biggest open-source desktop environment projects, GNOME has raised the bar in simplicity for years. The last major GNOME version, GNOME 42, brought many improvements, particularly in simplifying and improving the UI.

        • OMG UbuntuGNOME 43 Released, This is What’s New – OMG! Ubuntu!

          Whether you’re an eager GNOME acolyte or just a casual admirer, there is a lot to enjoy in the latest version of the GNOME desktop environment.

          GNOME 43 arrives six months after the (rather) substantial GNOME 42 release. In many respects it’s a direction continuation of the path set out there, and contains confident collection of changes, some small, some big, but all intended to make it easier to use GNOME.

          I whip through the core user-facing changes in this post, share a few screenshots, and give a few of my thoughts on some of the chances based on first-hand experience of using it. If you read my run-through of GNOME 43 new features — gold star for those who did — most of the changes I mention below will be familiar to you.

  • Distributions and Operating Systems

    • SUSE/OpenSUSE

      • SUSE’s Corporate Blog3 Reasons to Migrate to SUSE Manager 4.3 | SUSE Communities

        SUSE Manager 4.1 will NO LONGER be supported after October 31,2022.

      • Virtualbox, grep, gawk update in Tumbleweed – openSUSE News

        The rhythm of openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots being released this week continues at a steady pace.

        The rolling release appears to be producing consistent snapshots since the 20220903 release.

        Two packages were released in snapshot 20220919. An update of libksba 1.6.1, which works with X.509 certificates, fixed rpmlint warnings and now ensures an Online Certificate Status Protocol server does not to return the sent nonce. The other package to update was xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin 0.4.5, which fixed the accidental toggling of the mute switch and compilation with GNU Compiler Collection 10.

        An update of virtualbox 6.1.38 arrived in snapshot 20220918. This version upgrade fixed a couple Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures. Both CVE-2022-21571 and CVE-2022-21554 could allow virtual machine access and result in an unauthorized ability to cause a hang or repeatable crash. An update of the virtualbox-kmp package introduced initial support for Linux Kernel 6.0. The package also fixes the permission problem with /dev/vboxuser. Other packages to update in the snapshot were ibus-m17n 1.4.17, python-charset-normalizer 2.1.1 and python-idna 3.4, which updated to the recently announced Unicode 15.0.0.

    • Arch Family

      • DebugPointGaruda Linux: All-Rounder Distro Based on Arch Linux

        A review of the Arch Linux based Garuda Linux, which brings a collection of desktop environments, window managers, and tools for general users and gamers.

        Over the years, we reviewed a couple of Arch-based distros – spread across new ones, stables distros and more. Each one of them is a little different from the others. Finally, we review the Garuda Linux in 2022 – it’s our first review of this distro, and we will continue with all the major releases.

    • Red Hat and Derivatives

      • Red Hat OfficialUsing Red Hat Enterprise Linux to overcome the challenges of managing multiple databases

        PeerSpot members, like most IT professionals, find themselves juggling more than one relational database management system (RDBMS). This means having to stay on top of multiple system configurations, updating processes and patch management. Without the right tools, it can be very demanding work.

      • Red Hat OfficialCustomer success stories: How Red Hat is helping organizations save money, enhance customer experience and improve uptime

        In this month’s customer success highlights, learn how three companies are making use of Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform and Red Hat Satellite to save money, enhance customer experience and improve both uptime and security posture.

      • Red HatBoost OpenShift Data Science with the Intel AI Analytics Toolkit | Red Hat Developer

        Intel has been partnering with Red Hat to offer a solution for Red Hat OpenShift Data Science that includes Intel AI tools. With the help of these tools, OpenShift Data Science can perform faster and more efficiently.

        The partnership between Intel and Red Hat came in response to the needs of their customers for an enterprise-grade solution for data science. The need for a more efficient and faster solution stems from the rise in demand for data scientists, which is happening at an exponential rate.

        The new tools include support for popular frameworks such as TensorFlow, PyTorch, and MXNet, as well as optimized workflows for deploying AI models on Kubernetes clusters. OpenShift Data Science also provides tight integration with key components of the Intel Xeon Scalable processors family, including Intel Deep Learning Boost (DLBoost), which delivers performance that’s up to three times better than previous generations for deep learning workloads.

      • Red HatBind services created with AWS Controllers for Kubernetes | Red Hat Developer

        Application developers can define Amazon Web Services (AWS) resources directly from Kubernetes using AWS Controllers for Kubernetes (ACK). You can use the Service Binding Operator to easily connect applications to any AWS service provisioned through ACK.

        This article explores the connection with an RDS database and demonstrates configuring ACK to create a service instance for the AWS Relational Database Service (RDS). You can also learn how to use Service Binding Operator annotations to bind a PostgreSQL service created using RDS and a REST API.

      • Enterprisers Project6 tactics to boost creativity on your IT team

        For IT teams, creativity is not just about looking toward the future; it also involves examining the present. Creativity is necessary for productivity.

        In IT, there are many Information Technology Infrastructure Library- (ITIL) and Capability Maturity Model (CMM)-based processes that provide a framework for carrying out certain tasks. At times, employees fall back on these processes to boost productivity. But in the end, it’s the creative companies – the ones that are developing leaner, more efficient, and more flexible processes within those frameworks – that come out on top.

      • Enterprisers ProjectDigital transformation: 6 tips to stay on track

        Digital transformations are constant and ongoing – chances are, you’re undergoing some phase of one as you read this. Pre-pandemic, many transformations were progressing at a steady, maybe even relaxed, pace. Then COVID put them on the fast track.

        If your digital transformation progress feels slower than anticipated, it could be because you’ve lost sight of one of the most important components: the human element. People need to adopt and use the new systems. Digital transformation changes roles, skills, capabilities, ways of working, and even the culture across large swaths of the organization.

      • Unicorn MediaCommunity Owned CentOS Replacement, AlmaLinux, Elects Board

        Since the organization was formed last year, it’s been operating with an appointed board of directors, so this will be the first fully elected board in the organization’s brief history. The election returns four board members to their seats, and elects three new members.

      • EuroLinux Desktop Is Now Available For Download | Itsubuntu.com

        EuroLinux Desktop based on Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 9 is now available for download. EuroLinux Desktop, a new player in the Linux universe is developed by the Polish Open Source solutions manufacturer company called EuroLinux.

    • Debian Family

      • Make Use OfWhat Is SparkyLinux? The Midweight Debian Alternative Explained

        SparkyLinux is a Linux distro based on Debian that aims to offer a lightweight yet functional desktop with some useful apps included, such as Firefox and LibreOffice. It also has multiple editions, which will be mentioned in detail below.

        SparkyLinux began life as an Ubuntu version based on the Enlightenment desktop in 2011 called ue17r for Ubuntu Enlightenment Remix but eventually changed its name to SparkyLinux. The community also changed from being based on Ubuntu to Debian.

      • ZDNetStarlingX, the cloud for edge computing, gets a major upgrade | ZDNET

        The biggest single change is that StarlingX no longer uses CentOS for its base operating system. Instead, it now uses Debian. Specifically, the latest Debian Stable Release, Bullseye. The developers moved to Debian because they didn’t want to rely on a commercial Linux distro.

    • Canonical/Ubuntu Family

      • 9to5LinuxUbuntu Users Get New Linux Kernel Security Updates That Patch 15 Vulnerabilities

        The new Linux kernel security updates are available for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 16.04 ESM releases. They address 15 security vulnerabilities including two that are common to all supported Ubuntu releases, namely CVE-2021-33655, an out-of-bounds write flaw discovered in the framebuffer driver that could allow a local attacker to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code, as well as CVE-2022-36946, a security issue discovered by Domingo Dirutigliano and Nicola Guerrera in the netfilter subsystem that could allow a remote attacker to crash the vulnerable system.

      • 9to5LinuxUbuntu Core Will Support the Matter Standard Out of the Box for IoT Devices

        As of today, Canonical is a participant member of the Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA), which the company behind the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution will help develop and promote open standards for IoT (Internet of Things) and its Ubuntu Core operating system for embedded devices.

        Canonical is also the first company to join the Connectivity Standards Alliance which offers a major independent GNU/Linux distribution and promises to support the Matter standard out-of-the-box in its Ubuntu Core operating system to increase interoperability and accessibility.

      • UbuntuCanonical joins the Connectivity Standards Alliance | Ubuntu

        Canonical, the publisher of Ubuntu, announces today that it has joined the Connectivity Standards Alliance as a participant member.

        In this role, Canonical will help the alliance to develop open standards for the Internet of Things (IoT) and advocate for the role of open-source software in this domain. Canonical is the first company offering a major independent Linux distribution to join the alliance.

    • Open Hardware/Modding

      • CNX SoftwareMakerfabs 3.5-inch TFT touchscreen display features ESP32-S3 SoC – CNX Software

        This display offers a 320×480 resolution through the ILI9488 LCD driver, uses a 16-bit parallel interface for communication with ESP32-S3 clocked at up to 20 Mhz making it suitable for smooth graphics user interface, and the company also claims it is smooth enough for video displays, but more on that later.

      • HackadayIt’s Pi All The Way Down With This Pi-Powered Pi-Picking Robot

        While most of us live in a world where the once ubiquitous Raspberry Pi is now as rare as hens’ teeth, there’s a magical place where they’ve got so many Pis that they needed to build a robotic dispenser to pick Pi orders. And to add insult to injury, they even built this magical machine using a Raspberry Pi. The horror.

      • HackadayRaspberry Pi Grants Remote Access Via PCIe (Sort Of)

        [Jeff] found a Raspberry Pi — well, the compute module version, anyway — in an odd place: on a PCI Express card. Why would you plug a Raspberry Pi into a PC? Well, you aren’t exactly. The card uses the PCI Express connector as a way to mount in the computer and connect to the PC’s ground. The Pi exposes its own network cable and is powered by PoE or a USB C cable. So what does it do? It offers remote keyboard, video, and mouse (KVM) services. The trick is you can then get to the PC remotely even if you need to access, say, the BIOS setup screen or troubleshoot an OS that won’t boot.

    • Mobile Systems/Mobile Applications

  • Free, Libre, and Open Source Software

    • Web Browsers

      • Mozilla

        • 9to5LinuxFirefox 106 Promises PDF Annotation Features, Wayland Screen Sharing Improvements

          Firefox 106 won’t be a massive update to the open-source and cross-platform web browser, but it will bring a few interesting changes for those who deal a lot with PDF documents, such as annotation capabilities in the built-in PDF viewer to let you write text, draw, or add signatures to PDF files.

          This feature was implemented in previous Firefox releases, but it wasn’t enabled by default, which means that you had to manually enable it from the about:config settings by setting the pdfjs.annotationEditorMode variable from -1 to 0. With the Firefox 106 release, the PDF annotation capabilities will be enabled by default.

        • dwaves.deCyberSec Update, Update, Update – Ladies & Gentlemen: Update Your FeuerFuchse (Firefox) and DonnerVögel (Thunderbird)

          Responses Victims to a pre-prepared HTML email with a meta tag could potentially exclude information about it. Due to the error (CVE-2022-3033 “high”) you could run JavaScript and read or even manipulate messages about it. Users who have set the display of message text to simple html or plain text are not affected by the vulnerability.

        • The Register UKFirefox 105 is out: Faster and more memory-frugal • The Register

          The Mozilla Foundation has let Firefox 105 out of the gate, and if you use a Chrome-based browser, it’s a good time to take another look.

          Firefox 105 appeared on Tuesday, and while this isn’t a show-stopping release, there is some new stuff that is well worth having. It’s not quite five months since Firefox 100 came out, which is long enough for Mozilla’s rapid development cycle to have made some substantial changes in the browser.

          Some of the new features are relatively small, but will make some users’ lives better. If you have to print a page, there’s a new option to print just the current page – handy for tickets and other documents with loads of irrelevant small print tacked on the end. Here at the Reg FOSS desk, we’re rather traditionalist and favor a plain old three-button mouse, but we hear that trackpad handling on Windows and macOS has been improved and there are some new multi-finger gestures in this version. Apparently this doesn’t work on Linux just yet, but we can’t say that we’ve noticed.

    • Productivity Software/LibreOffice/Calligra

    • Content Management Systems (CMS)

      • WordPress 6.1 Beta 1 Now Available

        WordPress 6.1 Beta 1 is now available for download and testing.

        This version of the WordPress software is under development. Please do not install, run, or test this version of WordPress on production or mission-critical websites. Instead, it is recommended that you test Beta 1 on a test server and site.

    • Funding

      • Document FoundationLibreOffice Conference Sponsors’ Interviews

        The two main sponsors of LibreOffice Conference 2022 are allotropia and Collabora, the two largest ecosystem companies fully focused on the development of LibreOffice. They both develop new features and improve the existing ones, manage interoperability issues with MS Office non standard document format by tweaking LibreOffice behavior and the import/export filters, and look at bugs and regressions.

        Employees of both companies have been with LibreOffice since the beginning, and in some cases have started their journey into free open source software during the previous decade, with OpenOffice and other FOSS projects. Allotropia and Collabora have also hired several young developers who have started contributing to LibreOffice as volunteers.

      • OSI BlogAtlantic.Net: Why we sponsor OSI
      • Its FOSSWow! Rust-based Redox OS Gets an Anonymous Donation of $390,000 in Cryptocurrency

        Redox OS is a Unix-like operating system written in Rust.

        The project was launched in 2015 by Jeremy Soller, popularly recognized as the Principal Engineer at System76 and a maintainer for Pop!_OS.

    • Openness/Sharing/Collaboration

      • FOSSLifeNew Open Source Database Tracks Global Fossil Fuel Emissions

        The registry uses “fully open source data combined with a new cutting-edge emissions conversion model,” according to Carbon Tracker, to help governments and policymakers answer the critical question of how to transition away from fossil fuels.

      • HackadayOpen Source: Free As The Air You Breathe

        [Carolyn Barber] recently interviewed a 15-year-old who has been making Corsi-Rosenthal boxes for people in his community that are at risk for COVID. Not only is it great that a teenager has such community spirit, but it is also encouraging that [Richard Corsi] and [Jim Rosenthal] made an open-source design that can help people at a greatly reduced cost.

      • HackadayFinding Digital Solace In An Old Nokia Phone

        We don’t have to tell you that the current mobile phone market is a bit bleak for folks who value things like privacy, security, and open source. While there have been a few notable attempts to change things up, from phone-optimized versions of popular Linux distributions to the promise of modular handsets — we still find ourselves left with largely identical slabs released by a handful of companies which often seem to treat the customer as a product.

    • Programming/Development

      • Barry KaulerPKGget package manager freeze fixed

        Rick C sent me an email recently reporting this. I know about this problem, it has been there since the very early days of the Puppy Package Manager. If you try to drag the divide between “Package” and “Description”, as shown by the red arrows, another windows appears, then the entire desktop becomes unresponsive, requiring the power button to be held down to power-off.

      • Ubuntu PitTop 10 Best Apps To Learn Code for Beginners in 2022

        Even though there are plenty of books available, the best way to learn code is to practice. Hence, those pursuing a career in programming often prefer self-studying rather than only going after academic degrees. And as it’s the digital era, people love learning with digital resources such as mobile apps to learn code.

        One can use these applications anywhere and anytime, and they often focus on teaching from level zero so that nobody’s left out. These apps are usually highly interactive and well put together. They have a great learning curve and a few tactics to motivate users to work harder as well.

      • Linux LinksExcellent Free Tutorials to Learn MoonScript – LinuxLinks

        MoonScript is a fully-fledged dynamic scripting programmer friendly language that compiles into Lua, or it can be dynamically compiled and run using the moonloader.

        Write MoonScript code, then run a program called the MoonScript compiler which reads a MoonScript program and converts it into an equivalent Lua program that would do the exact same thing when run.

        It’s designed to be a language that’s more elegant and more readable than Lua. It offers the power of one of the fastest scripting languages combined with a rich set of features. It supports features like functions as first class objects, closures, tail-recursion and a high performance.

      • dwaves.dePHP HowTo – search elements of array (of strings) for string pattern (case in sensitive) – remove element
      • General Availability of the SCM/CI Integration Feature – Open Build Service

        In May of 2021 we took our first steps towards putting OBS builds into the continuous integration cycle with the SCM/CI feature. Thanks to the valuable feedback we received from users who started as early testers and became heavy users of the feature, we are ready today to push it out of the beta program, making it generally available in OBS.

      • Python

      • Shell/Bash/Zsh/Ksh

      • Java

        • Ubuntu HandbookOracle Java JDK 19 Released with Linux/RISC-V Port [How to Install] | UbuntuHandbook

          Oracle Java JDK 19 is out! Here are the new features and how to install instructions for Ubuntu users.

          First, for Linux users the release now ported to support the RV64GV configuration of RISC-V, a general-purpose 64-bit ISA.

          The release also introduced record patterns to deconstruct record values. Record patterns and type patterns can be nested to enable a powerful, declarative, and composable form of data navigation and processing. Though it’s a preview feature so far.

          There are also 2 other preview features: a foreign function & memory API can interoperate with code and data outside of the Java runtime; a lightweight virtual threads that dramatically reduce the effort of writing, maintaining, and observing high-throughput concurrent applications; pattern matching for switch expressions and statements.

          JDK 19 also introduced an API to express vector computations that reliably compile at runtime to optimal vector instructions, and an API for structured concurrency.

  • Leftovers

    • The NationSinking Before Our Eyes
    • The NationDoes the NBA Deserve Becky Hammon?

      Does the NBA deserve Becky Hammon? It’s a question worth asking a year after hoops watchers openly wondered, “Does Becky Hammon ‘deserve’ to coach in the NBA?” Hammon’s career as a three-time college All-American at Colorado State, the all-time leading scorer in the Western Athletic Conference, an unlikely WNBA all-star (after her athleticism was questioned coming out of college and she wasn’t even drafted), and eight years on the San Antonio Spurs staff was seen as not enough to earn a gig. Even though she had already been the first woman to be a paid NBA assistant, and even though she coached the Spurs Summer League team with great success, she found herself with her nose pressed against Adam Silver’s window. Despite the fact that the Gregg Popovich coaching tree in the past four years has produced head coaches in Charlotte (the bafflingly fired James Borrego) and Boston (Ime Udoka, who unexpectedly led the Boston Celtics to the NBA Finals), Hammon was not chosen to fill any of the vacancies. Teams like the hapless Portland Trailblazers turned down the opportunity to become a part of history—to live up to its moniker—and give Hammon her well-earned shot.

    • TediumUSA Today Sports Center: The National Newspaper’s First Online Foray

      As I’ve made clear many times over the years, I am an enthusiast for newspapers’ attempts at innovation in the pre-internet age. They had a window and they made plenty of attempts, but they let that window close just before it led anywhere good. In recent years, the most innovative newspaper, coverage left off to the side, has probably been The New York Times, followed directly by The Washington Post. Often, attempts to innovate in newspapers end up like the Wikitorial—embarrassing for all involved, but thankfully forgotten quickly. But in 1982, true innovation and success was to be found in the form of USA Today. It was easily the most experimental paper of its kind when it first came out, and that early experimentation paid off as Gannett’s daily newspaper became a mainstay of hotels and newspaper racks throughout the United States. The paper recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, a huge feat. I have heard complaints from many editors over the years about the paper’s writing style, but the fact of the matter is, it was hugely popular in its early days. But did you know it had its own CompuServe-like online service … just for sports? I learned this by literally buying a software package that appeared on my front door almost exactly on the paper’s 40th anniversary. Today’s Tedium talks USA Today Sports Center

    • Science

      • Checkmate – by Joe Posnanski – JoeBlogs

        There’s something wild happening in the chess world right now, and I’m going to tell you right up front that I don’t really understand it. But I want to talk about it anyway because it speaks to something larger happening in all sports, something confusing and alluring and perilous.

        First, for those of you who don’t follow chess — you know, the 99.7% of you — let me explain something that I didn’t know: There is not a player on earth and there never again will be a player on earth who can defeat the best chess engine. Some of you old enough might remember that in 1996, the chess world champion, Garry Kasparov, played an IBM supercomputer called “Deep Blue” in what was being overhyped as the “Chess Battle for Humanity.”

      • Omicron LimitedAfrican ubuntu can deepen how research is done

        Many academic studies have been centered on Western theories and methodologies for a long time. This approach to research is broadly defined as “universalist.” It assumes that “one-size-fits-all” and set norms can be applied across cultures. For example, Western ideas about identity revolve around the individual. That shapes how research is conducted: it focuses mainly on the individual and emphasizes analysis at the individual level. Using Western approaches in non-Western contexts misses out on contextual issues such as power relations between an individual and their community.

    • Education

      • Common Dreams‘Great News’: After Strike, Seattle Teachers Approve Three-Year Contract

        Well over two-thirds of the union’s 6,000 members voted in favor of a new contract with Seattle Public Schools (SPS), yielding three separate pacts covering different categories of employees. Just over 70% of classroom teachers and other certified staff voted for their contract, while 66% of paraprofessionals and 82% of educational office professionals voted for their respective contracts.

    • Hardware

    • Health/Nutrition/Agriculture

      • Pro PublicaJudge Lifts U.S. Ban on Mexicans Entering Country to Sell Blood Plasma

        A federal district judge in Washington, D.C., has ordered immigration officials to allow Mexican citizens with visas to sell their blood plasma in the U.S.

      • Common DreamsGOP Seizes on Biden’s ‘Pandemic Is Over’ Remark to Demand Medicaid Cuts

        Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), the top Republican on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, wrote in a letter to Biden that he “watched with great interest” the “60 Minutes” interview in which the president said that while the United States still has “a problem with Covid,” the pandemic has come to an end.

      • Democracy NowIs the Pandemic Over? Public Health Advocates Decry Biden’s Claim as Thousands Still Dying from COVID

        President Biden declared that “the pandemic is over” during an interview on “60 Minutes” Sunday, despite data collected by Johns Hopkins showing COVID-19 killed 13,000 people across the U.S. over the past month as 2.2 million new infections were reported. “I think it’s very premature to say that we see the end is in sight with this pandemic,” says Steven Thrasher, author of “The Viral Underclass: The Human Toll When Inequality and Disease Collide.” He adds that the sentiment from the nation’s leader is dangerous because it discourages people from wearing masks and seeking booster vaccinations, which are still vital to prevent the virus’s spread.

    • Linux Foundation

    • Security

      • TechdirtSecurity Experts Ask UK Government To Roll Back Old Computer Abuse Law That Harms Security Research

        The US government passed the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act in 1986, years before computers became something everyone had at home and carried around in their pockets every day. The CFAA had a purpose, but its value declined as computing advanced. The abuse it was written to address tended to take a backseat to abuses of the law by prosecutors and private companies to punish people for discovering security flaws or using technology in ways some people never expected.

      • LWNSecurity updates for Wednesday [LWN.net]

        Security updates have been issued by Fedora (libconfuse, moodle, rizin, and thunderbird), Oracle (ELS kernel, gnupg2, ruby, and webkit2gtk3), Red Hat (booth, dbus-broker, gnupg2, kernel, kernel-rt, kpatch-patch, mysql, nodejs, nodejs-nodemon, ruby, and webkit2gtk3), Slackware (expat and mozilla), SUSE (kubevirt, virt-api-container, virt-controller-container, virt-handler-container, virt-launcher-container, virt-libguestfs-tools-container, virt-operator-container and vsftpd), and Ubuntu (bind9, ghostscript, linux, linux-aws, linux-aws-5.15, linux-azure, linux-azure-5.15, linux-kvm, linux-lowlatency, linux, linux-aws, linux-aws-5.4, linux-azure, linux-azure-5.4, linux-bluefield, linux-gkeop, linux-hwe-5.4, linux-ibm, linux-ibm-5.4, linux-kvm, linux-oracle, linux-oracle-5.4, linux-raspi, linux, linux-aws, linux-aws-hwe, linux-azure-4.15, linux-dell300x, linux-gcp, linux-gcp-4.15, lnux-hwe, inux-kvm, linux-oracle, linux-raspi2, linux-snapdragon, linux-hwe-5.15, linux-lowlatency-hwe-5.15, and mako).

      • The Register UK‘I Don’t Care About Cookies’ extension sold to Avast

        The lone developer of anti-cookie-warning browser add-on “I Don’t Care About Cookies” has sold it to Avast, resulting in both concern – and new forks.

        Web users the world over have been suffering under the well-intentioned but ill-advised EU cookie law for a decade now. As a result, websites pester with warnings to get us to consent to cookies, and if you don’t consent, they have no way to record that fact and so pester you every visit.

        Enter I don’t care about cookies, a handy browser extension by Croatian developer Daniel Kladnik. IDCAC, available for pretty much every web browser out there, automatically dismisses cookie warnings. You can tweak its settings if you want, but it automatically accepts the minimal cookies for the site to work.

      • The New StackShikitega: New Malware Program Targeting Linux – The New Stack

        Of course, you may not even know there’s such a minute file hiding inside a larger package. So, just like with Windows, be sure you know what’s in every package and where it came from before installing it.


        So, how do you keep from getting a base case of Shikitega? Simple. Just to the basics, of installing security patches, keeping backups, and never installing unknown programs.

      • Privacy/Surveillance

        • Project CensoredEntering the Resistance Phase of the Surveillance Education Cycle: Finding Ways to Protect Privacy in Schools – Censored Notebook, Dispatches from Project Censored: On Media and Politics

          In The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires, technology scholar Tim Wu argues that throughout U.S. history, communication technologies progress in a cycle from a universally accessible medium that brings pandemonium and creativity, to an homogenized, sanitized, and pasteurized vehicle that serves industrial interests. At the start of the cycle, the public has a positive view of the medium, believing it will deliver a utopian future, but by the end of the cycle, the public is left with skepticism and scorn toward the medium. 

        • Internet Freedom FoundationHar Ghar Privacy Violation? #SaveOurPrivacy

          As India celebrates Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, Indians across the nation were encouraged to geo-tag their own homes under the Har Ghar Tiranga campaign. Back in August, we wrote to the Ministry of Culture, highlighting the specific deficiencies in the harghartiranga[dot]com website and its privacy policy. Even though the website states that the data collected will be deleted at the end of the campaign, i.e., after August 15, the data is still up on the website. Concerned with the consequent privacy implications, we once again wrote to the Ministry today, urging them to delete the data at the earliest.

    • Defence/Aggression

    • Environment

      • Energy

        • DeSmogA Global Database on Fossil Fuel Projects Goes Live

          The Global Registry of Fossil Fuels, launched by Carbon Tracker and Global Energy Monitor, is the first public and free-to-use database of fossil fuel production, reserves, and emissions. The registry contains more than 50,000 fields across 89 countries, and it covers 75 percent of global production. The database is not only a high-level look at figures for a whole country, but it also includes data that drills down to the individual project level.  

        • DeSmogHow Canada’s Oil Sands ‘Bankrolled the Assault on Truth’

          But the oil that comes from them is distinctive in several ways. Oil sands’ unique texture means it takes more money and energy to refine than traditional crude. In addition, its oil is some of the most carbon-heavy in the world, with up to 20 percent higher emissions, and that has drawn the attention of climate advocates. Because of these factors, as Geoff Dembicki explains in his new book The Petroleum Papers: Inside the Far-Right Conspiracy to Cover Up Climate Change (Greystone Books, September 20), oil sands producers and refiners, like Imperial Oil or Koch Industries, are particularly vulnerable to any efforts to mitigate climate change that would increase the already higher costs of extracting and refining bitumen.

        • DeSmogExxon Could Have Helped Stop Climate Change 30 Years Ago, ‘Proprietary’ Docs Show

          That’s according to a newly reviewed 1993 document labeled “proprietary” that was written by the company’s Canadian subsidiary Imperial Oil, one of the top producers in a heavily polluting oil deposit known as the Alberta tar sands.

        • Common DreamsManchin ‘Getting Desperate’ as Opposition to Dirty Permitting Deal Grows Louder

          “Manchin is getting desperate, it’s the only reason he’d host a press conference like this,” argued Jamie Henn, the director of Fossil Free Media. “But the more he defends his dirty deal, the clearer it is this is just a grab bag of handouts to his fossil fuel industry donors. Today’s performance only strengthens our opposition.”

        • TruthOutAOC: Fossil Fuel Reliance Aided “Tragically Predictable” Puerto Rico Blackout
        • Common DreamsUN Chief Blasts PR Industry for Spearheading Big Oil’s Propaganda Machine

          “Fossil fuel interests need to spend less time averting a PR disaster—and more time averting a planetary one.”

      • Overpopulation

    • Finance

    • AstroTurf/Lobbying/Politics

      • Common DreamsNoting High Stakes of Midterms, Jayapal Says, ‘Trump Is a Fascist. Period.’

        “Donald Trump is a fascist. Period,” the Washington Democrat tweeted just seven weeks before this year’s midterm elections. “We have to reject this dangerous movement across the country in November—our democracy depends on it.”

      • The NationThe New King

        As prince, King Charles tried not to act Like some aloof high-muck-a-muck. He spoke his mind, like common folk. So please feel free to call him Chuck.

      • The Nation“To Hell With Kings!” What Happened to American Skepticism About Monarchy?

        In the fall of 1919, as Americans were struggling with the bitter legacy of World War I, King Albert of Belgium announced that he would tour American cities. A.T. Van Scoy, the president of the Milwaukee Association of Commerce, wrote a letter urging Milwaukee Mayor Dan Hoan to issue a formal invitation to the monarch.

      • The NationDemocracy’s Fair-Weather Friends in the Mainstream Media

        Joe Biden will never be celebrated for Lincolnian eloquence, but on occasion he can rise to the gravitas, if not the lapidary grace, of the Great Emancipator. The speech Biden delivered in Philadelphia on the cusp of Labor Day earnestly and soberly warned of the danger of a radicalized faction, whom the president described as “MAGA Republicans,” who reject the fundamental democratic principle of acknowledging election results. “Democracy cannot survive when one side believes there are only two outcomes to an election: Either they win or they were cheated,” he said.

      • The NationReining In the War Economy

        America has a national security problem. But it goes well beyond the challenges posed by Russia or China. The biggest threat is right here at home: the Pentagon’s stranglehold on our national budget, alongside the woefully inadequate investments in addressing urgent, nonmilitary problems like climate change, pandemics, and racial and economic injustice.

      • The NationThe Antidemocratic Theory Endorsed by the Supreme Court’s Conservatives

        Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel J. Alito, Neil M. Gorsuch, and Brett M. Kavanaugh seem bent on having the court adopt the “independent state legislature” (ISL) theory. The doctrine would give state legislatures complete and almost unchallengeable control over the appointment of presidential electors, under Article II clause 2 of the Constitution, and over the election of US Representatives and Senators, under Article I section 4, “The Election Clause.” Governors would lose their authority to veto proposed state laws governing federal elections, and state supreme courts would be unable to invalidate laws that violate state law or Constitutions. As Justice Gorsuch put it, “The Constitution provides that state legislatures—not federal judges, not state judges, not state governors, no other state officials—bear primary responsibility for setting election rules.”

      • The NationIt Isn’t Populist to Defund Rural Schools

        Rural Americans have been voting Republican for more than half a century. And while Democrats have periodically attempted to convince rural voters that their economic interests are ill-served by the GOP’s agenda, they have mostly failed. That’s because Republicans have used a kind of fake populism—populism expressed chiefly through culture war, rather than through policy—to maintain their white, working-class base.

      • Common DreamsLaunching Criminal Probe, Texas Sheriff Says Migrants Were ‘Preyed Upon’ With DeSantis Flights

        “I believe there is some criminal activity involved here,” Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said Monday at a press conference, though he did not mention DeSantis, who is suspected of using the false promise of refugee resettlement benefits to beguile 48 Venezuelan asylum-seekers onto flights from the San Antonio Migrant Resource Center to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts.

      • Common DreamsMigrants Flown to Martha’s Vineyard Sue DeSantis Over ‘Fraudulent’ Scheme

        “Defendants manipulated them, stripped them of their dignity, deprived them of their liberty, bodily autonomy, due process, and equal protection under law.”

      • Common DreamsLula Up 16 Points Over Bolsonaro as Lead Grows Ahead of Brazilian Election

        Brazilian pollster IPEC’s latest survey shows da Silva leading Bolsonaro 47% to 31% in the first-round contest, which will take place on October 2. That’s a one-point boost from the previous week’s polling.

      • Common DreamsOpinion | Candidates Who Deny Election Results Should Be Barred From Public Office

        One of the most horrific legacies of Trump is the unwillingness of Republican candidates to commit to being bound by election results.

      • Common DreamsOpinion | First a Billionaire. Now a King

        By November 1948, the postwar “Baby Boom” in the United States had been roaring along for nearly three years. But America’s media spotlight didn’t go whole-hog on babies until that November, the month that saw the young Queen Elizabeth give birth to her first, the British empire’s future king.

      • Counter PunchThe Future of Autocracy

        An even tighter alliance between Moscow and Pyongyang, now just one goose step from reality, suggests the possibility of a future Eurasian Union of autocracies, including China and several Central Asian states. Just a few years ago, an anti-Western alliance making up nearly 20% of the world’s landmass and roughly the same percentage of its population would have seemed unlikely indeed. For all its autocratic tendencies, Russia was still pretending to be a democracy then and, together with China, maintaining reasonable economic relations with the West. North Korea, on the other hand, was an isolated outsider, suffering under a hereditary dictatorship and tight sanctions that restricted its access to the global economy.

      • Pro PublicaCongresswoman Calls for Examination of Military Pretrial Confinement

        Rep. Veronica Escobar, a Democrat who represents El Paso and sits on the House Armed Services Committee, said this month that an August investigation by ProPublica and The Texas Tribune raises serious questions about the use of pretrial confinement in the military. The news organizations’ first-of-its-kind analysis of nearly 8,400 Army courts-martial cases over the past decade revealed that soldiers accused of sexual assault are less than half as likely to be placed in pretrial confinement than those accused of offenses like drug use and distribution, disobeying an officer or burglary.

      • Common DreamsOpinion | Donald Trump and the Presidential Privatization of Secrecy

        Thanks to Donald Trump, secrecy is big news these days.  However, as political pundits and legal experts race to expose the layers of document-related misdeeds previously buried at his Mar-a-Lago estate, one overlooked reality looms large: despite all the coverage of the thousands of documents Trump took with him when he left the White House, there’s been next to no acknowledgment that such a refusal to share information has been part and parcel of the Washington scene for far longer than the current moment.

      • TruthOutTrump’s Hiding of Information Isn’t “Unprecedented.” It’s a Horrifying Norm.
      • TruthOutDemocrats’ Failure to Embrace the Progressive Grassroots Could Spell Their Doom
      • TruthOutTrump’s Lawyers Are Already Bickering With the Special Master, Whom They Picked
      • Common Dreams‘You Can’t Have Your Cake and Eat It,’ Special Master Tells Trump Lawyer Stalling on Declassification Claims

        The exchange came during Judge Raymond Dearie’s first meeting with Trump’s lawyers and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutors at a federal courthouse in Brooklyn.

    • Censorship/Free Speech

      • Project CensoredThe Past and Present of Mining – The Project Censored Show
      • TruthOutTexas Banned More Books Than Any Other State Last Year, Analysis Finds
      • AccessNowTunisia: President must scrap decree-law undermining free expression and the press – Access Now

        Human rights organisations have condemned a new communications and information law in Tunisia, and urge the President of the Republic to withdraw it with immediate effect in order to uphold freedom of expression and press freedom in the country.

        The undersigned human rights associations and organisations express their deep alarm regarding Decree-law No. 54 of 2022 issued on 13 September 2022, which seeks to combat crimes related to information and communication systems. The provisions of the law are in flagrant contravention of articles 37, 38 and 55 of the Tunisian Constitution and article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which Tunisia has ratified.

      • AccessNowCourts must #KeepItOn to protect the right to education – Access Now

        Civil society is making strides in the battle to end internet shutdowns during exams, which negatively impact the lives and rights of millions. Last week, the Indian Supreme Court responded to the Software Freedom Law Centre’s petition challenging the use of internet shutdowns to prevent exam cheating, issuing notice to the Union government to explain the protocol for these disruptions. As it stands, state governments in India often cite the administration of education as a rationale for exam shutdowns, as do authorities across the MENA region. Courts must scrutinize and reject these justifications. As we explain below, regardless of the reasoning, shutdowns are not compatible with the right to education.

    • Freedom of Information / Freedom of the Press

    • Civil Rights/Policing

      • Common DreamsOpinion | Nobody Should Be Shocked by GOP Cruelty—It’s Their Whole Brand

        Editorials in America’s major newspapers are shocked—shocked, I tell you!—that DeSantis and Abbott would exploit asylum-seekers to rack up votes from their racist base.

      • Democracy NowReverse Freedom Rides: Flying Migrants North, Florida Gov. Steals Page from Segregationists 60 Years Ago

        As human rights advocates denounce efforts by Republicans to send dozens of buses full of asylum seekers to sanctuary cities across the United States, we look at the related history of the Reverse Freedom Rides of 1962, when Southern segregationists bused Black families to the North to antagonize Northern liberals and civil rights activists. Mwalim Peters, English and Black studies professor at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, recounts the little-known story of the Reverse Freedom Rides and says the strategy to humiliate liberals is “basically identical to what’s happening now in Martha’s Vineyard” and other sanctuary cities, where Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Texas Governor Greg Abbott are sending asylum seekers under false pretenses of free housing and jobs. Instead, they find themselves being used as a media stunt and stranded. “We’re looking at any number of, basically, potentially criminal infractions, let alone just moral and ethical,” he adds.

      • TruthOutMedication Abortion Is Not Enough to Solve the Abortion Access Crisis
      • TechdirtLA County Sheriff Still Targeting Critics, Searches Home Of Civilian Oversight Board

        Current Los Angeles County sheriff Alex Villanueva campaigned with the promise he would clean up the literally gang-infested Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (LASD). Once he took office, however, he just became part of the problem. Rogue units of deputies continued to freely operate, resulting in federal lawsuits, a bunch of whistleblowing, and [re-reads report] the attempted removal of an LASD gang tattoo with a [re-re-reads report] handgun.

      • TechdirtSaudi Prosecutors Are Targeting A US Citizen For Tweets Criticizing The Government

        The Saudi government is decidedly unconcerned that other nations may have concerns about its censorship efforts. I mean, if need be, it will murder and dismember critics who prove unwilling to be silenced by less drastic efforts.

      • Common DreamsOpinion | Decolonizing the Mind: A Narrative Spun 24 Hours a Day

        It is vital to free ourselves from belief in the systems of white supremacy and imperialism that are inculcated in the educational system and are affirmed and amplified by the media and establishment opinion. The recent death of Queen Elizabeth II puts the need for political and psychological liberation in high relief. We are encouraged to admire an anachronistic monarchy, and are exhorted to join in mourning an individual and a system that have caused great harm to Black and other oppressed people around the world.

    • Internet Policy/Net Neutrality

    • Monopolies

      • Copyrights

        • Torrent FreakNew Piracy Lawsuit Paves the Way for a FIFA World Cup Site Blocking Order

          Bell Media and several other companies have sued two “John Doe” operators of streaming servers at Canada’s Federal Court. The rightsholders want to take action to reduce the availability of pirated sports streams during the upcoming FIFA World Cup. The targeted services were allegedly indexed by popular streaming aggregators such as soccerstreamlinks.com and Bingsport.

        • Torrent FreakFrench Publishers Win Z-Library Piracy Blocking Order

          The National Publishing Union, an industry group representing more than 700 members in the publishing sector, says that legal action launched in the summer to prevent piracy has been successful. The expedited process at a Paris court targeted more than 200 domains related to Z-Library, all of which must now be blocked by French ISPs.

        • TechdirtStudy Shows That Copyright Filters Harm Creators Rather Than Help Them

          The EU Copyright Directive contains one of the worst ideas in modern copyright: what amounts to a requirement to filter uploads on major sites.  Despite repeated explanations of why this would cause huge harm to both creators and members of the public, EU politicians were taken in by the soothing words of the legislation’s proponents, who even went so far as to deny that upload filters would be required at all.

        • TechdirtRockstar Tries To Bury ‘GTA6’ Leak With DMCAs, Streisands Them Instead

          At this point, we probably have enough stories about companies trying to bury leaked information or content that hasn’t been publicly released via DMCA takedowns that it warrants its own metatag. It’s both amazing and frustrating that this is still a tactic companies, particularly tech companies, think somehow works. It doesn’t. Once a leak is out on the internet, the game is already over. That footage is out there, and trying to do battle with internet to disappear it just isn’t going to work.

  • Gemini* and Gopher

    • Personal

      • Fed Up

        I’m just so tired at the moment. Work is wearing me down, I’m in pain all of the time, I’m so desperately lonely, and there’s absolutely nothing I can do about any of it. I’m trying to be positive but it’s hard. There’s so many things that I imagined I’d be doing at this point in my life. I know that it’s not a race and that there are genuine reasons for why I’m still living out of my childhood bedroom. It doesn’t stop me feeling that I’ve failed in some way.

      • introversion

        It was a long day, you want to be alone for a while, because the world just makes you tired, and you need some rest and time by yourself.

        Then right when you’re back home, the first thing you heard are people caring about you, which sounds good, but you were just too outwardly focused that you desperately need some inward time of yours.

        So you chose not to response, simply because it would be way too tiring to bother in a place of relaxation, and that you don’t really want to risk any “bad answers”, because you’re that type of a person to answer with cold answers without meaning it.

      • Stream

        Beat Roxanne with 0 losses, despite kayla wrongly declaring a poll otherwise (because I lost a pokemon before roxanne). To make things more interesting and less grind-y, I’m allowed to use rare candies to get my pokemon up to the right level before each gym.

      • SpellBinding: ACEOKLG Wordo: LOCKS
    • Politics

      • Putin vs Progessives

        Oh boy … deep breath … here goes …

        I am fascinated by the idea of a live debate between Putin and Feminists. Putin is called the strongman. I have seen quite a few videos of Putin and I can definitely say that he exudes a strong masculine energy. Detractors may say that his machismo is a product of deeper-seated insecurities, but I would reject that claim. He projects a lot of power that seems to be part of his make-up.

        His skill as a communicator is off the charts. Whilst Trump has that arrogant air about him, Putin always seems calm and analytical. Part of it may be that Trump is an extrovert, whilst Putin is an introvert. Trump is ESFP. Putin is an INTJ. Polar opposites in terns of personality. Putin’s ability to get to the heart of the matter is unparalleled.

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