when you see someone criticizing open source through reference to the free software movement, or vice versa, consider that they are conflating two aspects of computing that, on each side, have taken significant and long-standing pains to distinguish each from the other
Warren Lyford Delano, in memoriam mh(-)
Anyway, Warren suffered some sort of mental health breakdown and killed himself 9 years ago come November. I didn't know him in person, but his work changed my life, and very possibly yours, given how widespread it has been used in the biological sciences.
I remember vividly where I was and what I was doing when I learned, some months after the fact, that he'd died. I heard it in a podcast.
The point at which I begin to question anyone's rights of free association (which includes the right to pick whom *not* to associate with) is *very* close to the point at which that someone has sufficient heft to need being regulated (eg, de facto public utility w/ monopoly or monopsony power)
Oh, I forgot:
* Villifying Glimpse for forking GIMP.
I believe a right to fork is pivital to software freedom (though ideally it shouldn't come to it), and I can't count you amongst our movement if you have beef with this. Especially if you're defending slurs in the process.
Poverty. Religion. Everything going on. Please read if you are desperate.
The Mormon welfare system is accessible to non-Mormons and in fact most of the time they are enthusiastic about helping you out.
They shouldn't try to talk religion to you but you will have to tolerate some religion, clearly.
Here's how it works. You go to visit with the Bishop or somebody similar. They will have you fill out a form to request what you need. This can bed rent, food, clothing, etc.
Hacky, but brilliant:
Add subtitles on top of any <video> element. This is useful because my local library has up to 5 films for rent but lacks English subtitles.
musing about society and stuff
It is a wonderful way of seeing the world to describe "life" not as an intangible, undefinable idea that must rely upon some degree of spirituality to not entirely unravel into nothingness, the end of a rainbow that can never be caught... but to rather define it as a property of patterns in space. It becomes an analog rather than binary concept and it naturally connects to the good parts of anarchism and art.
"Reverse Engineering the source code of the BioNTech/Pfizer SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine"
I recently posted to Discourse Meta about taking a different approach to evaluating, and evaluating *all* the possible ways in which they could do so.
Being first has the added advantage of being able to set the standard for any forum-related AP extensions. See:
I'll mention this thread on Meta as extra encouragement, and - who knows - coop :)
@firstname.lastname@example.org here's the part where "i'd really need to be there". yes this is safe and yes that's the right pin but another 1st step is to unplug it from everything but the mobo. sometimes a DVD drive or whatever can die in just the right way. likewise, a dead video card can pull too much power so just pull that from the system is a good 1st debugging step, too.
i usually start with the video card, then unplugging everything else, THEN i start stuffing wires in connectors 😉 just a matter of doing what's easiest first, with a bit of luck in what is often the problem. PSUs tend to be reliable compared to the rest.
This version of the Jargon File/Hacker's Dictionary took me longer than I'd like to dig up again so I'm posting it here to boost its signal whatever little bit it might get from the effort https://www.dourish.com/goodies/jargon.html
And now, it's about to happen again. Every year, Duke University's James Boyle and Jennifer Jenkins document the treasures we are about to receive. 1925 is a bumper crop:
We're getting The Great Gatsby *and* Fats Waller; Woolf's Mrs Galloway and Hemingway's In Our Time; we're getting the Harlem Renaissance's peak, and the first year of The New Yorker. It's a good year!
(yeah, Mein Kampf is in there too)
Paying the Privacy Tax
@neil I like the idea of co-ops where you have agency as part of the org which manages your data.
Not sure if theres any real good examples of this, where most/many user-owners are somewhat actively involved in the running and/or governance of the service.
#socialcoop has been an interesting project. Lots of engagement/excitement early on. Then 'the crisis', following which there was a massive disengagement & many people left. Nice to see ever more efforts to get people more involved.
#gameoftrees 0.45 has been released
new patience diff implementation by @neeels provides tidy and readable diffs
new blame algorithm co-designed by @neeels fixes incorrect line annotations
new 'got histedit -f' shortcut, by jrick, quickly folds all commits on a branch into a single commit
🐛 🐛 🐛 about 20 bugs have been fixed in the Git repository browser 'tog' by naddy and myself
a new 'tog ref' subcommand can be used to browse references
An important technical gripe with Nvidia: Nvidia has effectively introduced DRM in their GPU drivers.
They sign certain binary blobs and their cards with only accept those blobs if they're signed by Nvidia. This started with their 2000 series GPUs and has continued.
This blatant evil currently only effects a user's ability to overclock a card with libre drivers (from what I understand) but it may be a sign on things to come.
If you're getting a new GPU, don't make it an Nvidia one.
If I can't [fork|federate] it's not my [r]evolution.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko