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schestowitz  <li>Dec 12 08:33
schestowitz                  <h5><a href="">FreeBSD on Slimbook -- 14 months of updates</a></h5>Dec 12 08:33
-TechBytesBot/#techbytes- ( status 404 @">FreeBSD )Dec 12 08:33
schestowitz                  <blockquote>Dec 12 08:33
schestowitz                    <p>I won’t say anything about FreeBSD on laptops in general, but on this laptop it manages “acceptable”, but no more than that. For now, it will keep running openSUSE, just like the kids laptops around here.</p></blockquote></li>Dec 12 08:33
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schestowitz                      <h5><a href="">Firefox 95 On POWER</a></h5>Dec 12 08:36
-TechBytesBot/#techbytes- ( status 404 @">Firefox )Dec 12 08:36
schestowitz                      <blockquote>Dec 12 08:36
schestowitz                        <p>Firefox 95 is released, Dec 12 08:36
schestowitz                          <del>screenshot at right</del>. The big new feature, besides speculative AOT JIT which doesn't apply to us yet, is RLBox, which compiles certain third-party libraries into safe WebAssembly, and then compiles them back into C, so they can be compiled a third time into pre-sanitized native code. This has obvious security benefits and the performance impact shouldn't be especially large, but it adds yet another build-time Dec 12 08:36
schestowitzprerequisite: the WASI SDK. This kind of really sucks because now you have to have a third toolchain (it builds one whether you like it or not) besides clang and our preferred compiler, gcc. Pending internal package support, some distros have chosen simply to disable this for the immediate future, even including Fedora.</p></blockquote></li>Dec 12 08:36
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schestowitz                      <h5><a href="">Law Enforcement Access to Chat Data and Metadata</a></h5>Dec 12 08:48
-TechBytesBot/ | Law Enforcement Forensics Tools Against Smart Phones - Schneier on SecurityDec 12 08:48
schestowitz                      <blockquote>Dec 12 08:48
schestowitz                        <p>A January 2021 FBI document outlines what types of data and metadata can be lawfully obtained by the FBI from messaging apps. Rolling Stone broke the story and it’s been written about elsewhere.</p></blockquote></li>Dec 12 08:48
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-TechBytesBot/ | As Vaccines Trickle into Africa, Zambia’s Challenges Highlight Other Obstacles - The New York TimesDec 12 09:00
schestowitz# distracting by spreading falsehoods about bill; no mention of patentsDec 12 09:00
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-TechBytesBot/ | Top Excel experts will battle it out in an esports-like competition this weekend | PCWorldDec 12 09:01
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-TechBytesBot/ | Watch these Excel pros duke it out in a financial modeling competition - The VergeDec 12 09:01
schestowitz# libreoffice at least can script in pythonDec 12 09:01
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-TechBytesBot/ | Josh Duggar found guilty in child sex abuse image trialDec 12 09:01
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schestowitz<li><h5><a href="">zoobab &quot;NO Software Patents&quot; (@zoobab): &quot;EU wants to extend Design rights to GUIs. Recipe for disaster. It&#x27;s in the European Parliament resolution on IP and COVID19 recovery.&quot; | nitter</a></h5>Dec 12 17:29
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-TechBytesBot/#techbytes-@jvantill: @schestowitz Polio can strike again?Dec 12 17:30
schestowitz<li><h5><a href="">◐☽ Tracy Smith ☾ ◑ (@EnsconceTruth): &quot;Key communicator network wins again!!!!! I tried for years to expose them but their network is emence and woven into just about every corner of this state, oh not to memtion ID, OR, CA.&quot; | nitter</a></h5>Dec 12 17:30
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-TechBytesBot/#techbytes-@sskras: @schestowitz Very, very interesting duel and the read. Thanks!Dec 12 17:31
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-TechBytesBot/ | Changed, changed utterly - or not? Germany's new coalition states its intentions regarding digitalisation and innovation - The IPKatDec 12 17:36
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schestowitzNice write-up. Many thanks, Frau Corke. Dec 12 17:36
schestowitzBut let's factor in the background, that the three Parties of the Traffic Light Coalition need at this point to Big Up what they agree on and keep stumm about the myriad topics on which they disagree. In the ara of "innovation" for example, consider genetic engineering. The lifesaving Pfizer vaccine was invented in Germany but a horrible lot of Green Party members (especially here in Bavaria) want nothing at all to do with biotech and in consequence Dec 12 17:36
schestowitzare active vaccine-deniers. Living in cosmopolitan Munich though, I'm optimistic, that the Ampel will be successful, and will heal rifts in society rather than aggravating them. Germans think it vitally important for the grown ups to set a good example to the children. Will the new Government set a good example. One really does hope so. Dec 12 17:36
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