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Reminder:the real existential threat to Free Software isn't the make-up of the FSF governance board. It's US multinational corporations funding legal reports encouraging companies to shun Copyleft licensed software, calling it "too risky" for business use. (of course, if you want to see a real legal minefield, take a gander at any proprietary EULA... if you can find one - they tend to be completely hidden). Also: the shade thrown by Github and MSFT on Copyleft at every opportunity..

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pol, git branch name issue 

I think renaming whitelist-blacklist to allowlist-{block,deny}list was a good change. There's no reason to assume that black==exclude/bad.

But renaming master to main...


Garry Kasparov: Chess Grandmain.

Never more I'll wake on a snowy bed
Never - 'til the sun fails and the moon is dead

Folks, if I play this video on my PC, the voice sounds just fine... but if I play it on my phone, the voice is gone, as if it were a karaoke. WTF

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In other news, I planted a few plants two days ago, they were gifts from friends. It made me happy.

I had a few weeks with the turmeric but hadn't planted it and that made me anxious.
I planted the papaya a few months ago but my turtles almost killed it, then the ants tried to eat it, so I transplanted it to a safe spot.
The lemon balm had bugs, and almost withered when I brought it home, but is quickly recovering.
The ginger is just beautiful.

The papaya and lemon balm are serious fighters.

I'm almost sure my hacked-together script can set it up faster, but I should back up that claim.

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It took Ansible 30 minutes to set up a Terraria server on the cheapest droplet... wtf

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Join us and make free software, hackers,
You’ll be freeeeee,
You.l be freeeeee...

Someone just sent a patch for one of my toy projects adhlkjfhjfdg

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reading recommendation 

Periodic reminder that #GNU manuals are actually pretty good, have a lot of good sarcasm and interesting technical details and reasons you probably didn't know but would like to.

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Apple and Google debut Bluetooth-based contact-tracing platform to combat Covid-19...and end privacy

The app will work by sharing identifying information between nearby phones across a Bluetooth connection and notifying users when they have come into contact with an infected person, or one who later turns out to be infected. Its servers have a 14-day ‘memory’ of devices that have crossed paths.

What could possibly go wrong with two trustworthy corporations like those?

"Bill Gates: Eventually we will have some digital certificates to show who has recovered or been tested recently or when we have a vaccine who has received it."



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