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schestowitz   <li>Nov 21 08:17
schestowitz              <h5><a href="">Tux’s Favorite Recipes: Enticing Snippets from the New ‘Linux Cookbook, 2nd Edition’</a></h5>Nov 21 08:17
-TechBytesBot/#techbytes- ( status 404 @">Tux’s )Nov 21 08:17
schestowitz              <blockquote>Nov 21 08:17
schestowitz                <p>The recipes that Carla Shroder shares here only begin to scratch the surface of what’s to be found in the Second Edition of her classic guide to Linux. If it was up to us, however, we would have called it “The Joy of Linux”, after our favorite all-purpose cookbook.</p></blockquote></li>Nov 21 08:17
schestowitz      <li>Nov 21 08:17
schestowitz              <h5><a href="">I Love Arch, But GNU Guix Is My New Distro</a></h5>Nov 21 08:17
schestowitz              <blockquote>Nov 21 08:17
schestowitz                <p>Guix is an advanced operating system. While you may be able to get some of these features through other tools, like Docker, filesystem snapshots, etc., they are not part of the core OS design and functionality.</p>Nov 21 08:17
-TechBytesBot/ | I Finished Witcher 3 Thanks to DXVK - Boiling SteamNov 21 08:17
schestowitz                <p>One immediate feature you’ll notice about Guix is that you don’t need root permissions to install or remove packages, only for system configuration. In other words, only for say updating the kernel, changing system services, adding users, or changing the boot configuration. These days I so rarely use sudo (or reboot) that I almost forgot my password!</p>Nov 21 08:17
schestowitz                <p>Other stand out features are easy development environments or isolated containers (like Docker, or even exporting a full Docker image), mixed versions of programs (different profiles or users can use different versions of the same program), transactional upgrades (either succeeds or does nothing), partial upgrades (just upgrade a program individually), roll backs to previous profiles for packages, easy package transformations, Nov 21 08:17
schestowitzpackage importers to make adding new packages easy, tools to quickly update a package definition, and more.</p></blockquote></li>Nov 21 08:17
schestowitz            <li>Nov 21 08:19
schestowitz              <h5><a href="">Mastodon VS Twitter</a></h5>Nov 21 08:19
schestowitz              <blockquote>Nov 21 08:19
schestowitz                <p>Mastodon vs Twitter. The public loves to put a VS between entities, as if things are always in opposition to each other’s. At Boiling Steam, we use both, or rather, I use both since I am responsible for the communications on such networks. I am not going to go in a lengthy rant about why Twitter sucks in multiple ways, but if you were to make a short list:</p>Nov 21 08:19
-TechBytesBot/ | Mastodon VS Twitter - Boiling SteamNov 21 08:19
schestowitz                <p>Twitter is well known to censor certain opinions.</p>Nov 21 08:19
schestowitz                <p>Twitter does not apply clear policies across the board. What seems OK for someone else may not be OK for you.</p>Nov 21 08:19
schestowitz                <p>Twitter uses tricks like shadowbanning, and directly influences what things trend over others.</p>Nov 21 08:20
schestowitz                <p>Where there is a concentration of power, these things are bound to happen. But today, I am more interested in the actual user experience, especially when it comes to a publication like us.</p></blockquote></li>Nov 21 08:20
spazzyeah. aren't the main mastodon instances also banning the so-called "free speech zones?"Nov 21 08:36
schestowitz   <li>Nov 21 08:36
schestowitz                      <h5><a href="">C Is The Greenest Programming Language</a></h5>Nov 21 08:36
-TechBytesBot/ | C | HackadayNov 21 08:36
schestowitz                      <blockquote>Nov 21 08:36
schestowitz                        <p>Last year they updated the functional language retults, and all the setups, benchmarks, and collected data can be found here. Check out the paper for more details. Have your choice of programming language ever been influenced by energy consumption?</p></blockquote></li>Nov 21 08:36
schestowitzspazz: some doNov 21 08:36
schestowitznot sure what "main instances" mean thoughNov 21 08:37 is bigNov 21 08:37
spazzyeah i meant the bigger/more known servicesNov 21 08:38
schestowitzx 21 08:39
-TechBytesBot/ | Microsoft: Microsoft's supercomputer running Linux among 10 fastest machines, IT News, ET CIONov 21 08:39
schestowitzspammyNov 21 08:39
schestowitzx 21 08:45
-TechBytesBot/ | The best free templates for Microsoft Word and LibreOfficeNov 21 08:45
schestowitz# clickbait titleNov 21 08:45
schestowitz  <li>Nov 21 08:58
schestowitz                  <h5><a href="">A German State Is Saying Goodbye Windows, Hello Linux</a></h5>Nov 21 08:58
schestowitz                  <blockquote>Nov 21 08:58
-TechBytesBot/ | A Developer's Eye View of Bodhi 3.0.0 - FOSS ForceNov 21 08:58
schestowitz                    <p>FOSS Force first learned of the plans from a post by Mike Saunders, a marketing assistant for the The Document Foundation, the organization behind the open source office suite LibreOffice.</p>Nov 21 08:58
schestowitz                    <p>“By the end of 2026, Microsoft Office is to be replaced by LibreOffice on all 25,000 computers used by civil servants and employees (including teachers), and the Windows operating system is to be replaced by GNU/Linux,” he said.</p>Nov 21 08:58
schestowitz                    <p>Saunders said that Lothar Becker, chairperson of TDF’s board, and fellow board member Thorsten Behrens, have already met with state officials involved with the transition.</p></blockquote></li>Nov 21 08:58
schestowitz  <li>Nov 21 09:01
schestowitz                  <h5><a href="">Bridging Africa's digital divide: The rise of community internet</a></h5>Nov 21 09:01
schestowitz                  <blockquote>Nov 21 09:01
-TechBytesBot/ | CIO News | Enterprise IT, Enterprise Technology, Tech Industry News - ET CIONov 21 09:01
schestowitz                    <p>Decentralised networks - where internet or communication services are localised rather than monopolised by government or corporate giants - give users more control over their data and privacy, researchers say.</p>Nov 21 09:01
schestowitz                    <p>Such networks could play a significant role in Africa where internet access is scant and censorship and internet shutdowns pose an increasing risk of "digital authoritarianism", they say.</p></blockquote></li>Nov 21 09:01
schestowitz<li>Nov 21 09:03
schestowitz                      <h5><a href="">Bilibili: Another Chinese Company Joins the Open Invention Network</a></h5>Nov 21 09:03
schestowitz                      <blockquote>Nov 21 09:03
schestowitz                        <p>This is the third large China-based video platform to join OIN this year. In June, Kuaishou, a short-video platform with a billion monthly users, signed on, followed in August by ByteDance, the company behind TikTok, also with about a billion monthly active users.</p></blockquote></li>Nov 21 09:03
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-TechBytesBot/#techbytes-@zoobab: @schestowitz We even quoted Florack during the ratification in Germany.Nov 21 13:23
schestowitz 21 13:24
-TechBytesBot/#techbytes-@Dekinblus: @schestowitz Or each trade should be announced every time for every member.Nov 21 13:24
schestowitz 21 13:24
-TechBytesBot/#techbytes-@ToniWrega: @schestowitz The EU has a very strong self-destruction tendency and first success on this field, namely Brexit! But… 21 13:24
-TechBytesBot/#techbytes-@ToniWrega: @schestowitz The EU has a very strong self-destruction tendency and first success on this field, namely Brexit! But… 21 13:24
schestowitzToni Wrega (@ToniWrega): "The EU has a very strong self-destruction tendency and first success on this field, namely Brexit! But not Poland! https:&#x2F;&#x2F;;watch?v=muLv33Ca-qk" | nitter ⚓ ䷉ #nitter | more in Wrega (@ToniWrega): "The EU has a very strong self-destruction tendency and first success on this field, namely Nov 21 13:24
schestowitzBrexit! But not Poland! https:&#x2F;&#x2F;;watch?v=muLv33Ca-qk" | nitter ⚓ ䷉ #nitter | more in 21 13:24
-TechBytesBot/ | Toni Wrega (@ToniWrega): "The EU has a very strong self-destruction tendency and first success on this field, namely Brexit! But not Poland!" | nitterNov 21 13:24
-TechBytesBot/ | Social Control Media PostsNov 21 13:24
-TechBytesBot/ | Social Control Media PostsNov 21 13:24
schestowitz 21 13:24
-TechBytesBot/#techbytes-@ToniWrega: @schestowitz 21 13:24
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schestowitz 21 13:25
-TechBytesBot/#techbytes-@glynmoody: important point; and there's even worse to come - 21 13:25
-TechBytesBot/#techbytes--> | Coming soon: everyone's genetic anonymity undermined by distant relatives - and there's nothing you can do about itNov 21 13:25
-TechBytesBot/#techbytes-@schestowitz: When you share your #dna data you can get your family or relatives arrested 21 13:25
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