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So some #Bozo's thought that #RMS was being a bit harsh when he got all religious and #FSFy on Canonical not too long ago, calling Shopping Lens #malware.

After reading the quote below, lemme know if you still think so:

"In the Ubuntu 20.04 package base, the Chromium package is indeed empty and acting, without your consent, as a backdoor by connecting your computer to the Ubuntu Store. Applications in this store cannot be patched, or pinned. You can't audit them, hold them, modify them, or even point snap to a different store. You've as much empowerment with this as if you were using proprietary software, i.e. none. This is in effect similar to a commercial proprietary solution, but with two major differences: It runs as root, and it installs itself without asking you."

- Clement Lefebvre

I know I know you're gonna call me hypocritical for recommending #Mint to #n00bs for all of these years while never running it myself or installing it for those customers whose machines I actually manage. Why? Coz I actually do prefer #LMDE for those folks, I just don't want then to be discouraged and go back to #wYNd0z3 if they got a minor hiccup when attempting to install it alone by themselves, and regular Mint usually avoids that pitfall for the beginner.

And as y'all know how find I am of saying, "Friends don't let friends run #ewboontew!"

Yah, there's a lot of hour about the new release. How many people are hey about installs occurring behind your back for things you can't control? And targeting you through one of the most prevalent user space apps.

Didn't y'all yer lesson when #Mark_Shuttleworth brushed off the criticism by suggesting that n00bs could just install #Shopping_Lens?

I mean, seriously? n00bs didn't even know what it was, let alone how to remove it!

Weren't you sufficiently schooled when #Canonical went out of their way to scrape and remove virtually every mention of the word #Linux from their websites and literature?

I'll say it again and again, #Friends_dont_let_friends_run_ewboontew and you should always be on the lookout for #AYBABTU.

I've been a Mint fan for years, just not the ewboontew derivation, why not give #Linux_Mint a spin as it should be? i.e., a #rolling_release based on #Debian Testing:

Oh, yeah, if you kinda like ewboontew and you're feeling butt-raped over Canonical forcing their #snapd and store young you... Especially in such a #nefarious way, note that That #Clem, his #dev team, and the other good folks over at Linux Mint aren't going let this happen and have blocked it.

So in whatever respect this divergence will eventually manifest, it is, at the very least, a giant leap in the right direction.

#tallship #Vger
I can haz #Cheezburgerz! 🍔
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Okay... Confession time. I did the #Devuan thing for a while and then just said, "Why? I've still got several several major major Unices with support for #SysV or #BSD style init scripts, and many distros also support #OpenRC (which I've never used in production, only playing around in #Gentoo), and although I might deny this if you tell anyone, I actually enjoy using #SystemD with #Debian and #CentOS. (Shhhh! Mum's the word okay?)

I'm still a Devuan advocate and contributor though 😎

But this whole /home/$UID.homedir idea is, so far, total crap!

1.) Fricken username collisions - how does one accommodate my homedir on a USB stick if there's another 'tallship' already on the system?

2.) How does #SSH read my public #Ed25519 key on the remote box when it's #LUKS encrypted until I'm logged in? Duh!

3.) You're gonna #chown my dirs? WTF? - what about the daemons in my ~/ tree that I set to other UIDs??? And many of those applications are, by convention, set to UIDs higher than 1000 (i.e., many #Slackbuilds)

I hope #Poettering gets food poisoning the next time he goes out for 🍣 #sushi!

But... I think they wrote this next part just for me personally, to keep my blood pressure in check (or maybe it's just lip service until they can #AYBABTU):

"So, there’s no need for anyone to go into full-on pitchforks and burning torches mode. Because the standard methods for managing users and home directories will remain, we’ll all still have choice"

If that's REALLY true, I can see me being okay with this in various use cases lol.

Don't tread on my /etc/rc.local lolz 🤡

#tallship #Vger #WTF #homectl You no can haz #Cheezburgerz!

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After seeing so very many people repeatedly search for the correct way to pronounce "/e/", I figured I might as well set the record straight here.

As I've said before, all Licensed Radio Amateurs, and Commercial Radio Telegraph Operators know that the correct pronunciation of "/e/", is indeed:

"Marky Mark"

Now you can haz #cheezburgerz! 🍔 Err... Or maybe that should be, #Wahlburgers?


#tallship #Vger #ham #hamradio #ham_radio #Fairphone #cw #radio
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Hey I've been wondering for a while what the asterisks and plus signs (or lack thereof) over at mean.

Typically, and by standard convention, when there are asterisks and other types of note/exception flags like that, one puts those symbols at the bottom (or top) of the page or document, which explains what those symbols denote - there's no such explanation of what these symbols mean at Fediverse.Network though.

Can someone please explain (if anyone knows) what those asterisks and plus signs and the lack thereof denote?

I've included a graphic (screenie) of the page showing how those symbols are being used, but without any explanation as to what that indicates.

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Let's play a game, to help some of the newcomers make connections: name subjects and topics that interest you but aren't in your profile, as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same.


Living through this as a hosting provider was an interesting time indeed...

Well I just finished getting my profile here on SDF's Mastodon server all happy and just like I like it.

Greetings everyone!

"IBM wanted CP/M prompts. It made me throw up."

- Tim Paterson

Mastodon @ SDF

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