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On August 7, 2019, Linux Journal shut its doors for good. All staff were laid off and the company is left with no operating funds to continue in any capacity. The website will continue to stay up for the next few weeks, hopefully longer for archival purposes if we can make it happen.

Hadn't been bowling since December... but granddaughter seems to have made bowling and Mellow Mushroom her favorite birthday activities, so a whole family gathering around those. My scores, including an opening gutter ball, and a later spectacular fall, were 170 and 214.

Gotta back to doing that more (without the particularly negative elements).

A fairly normal (even a bit dry) July until the 30th when we got 1.92" (half a month's rainfall on one day)

Jul AVG precip: 3.35"
Jul 2019 precip: 4.51"

AVG ann. precip to date: 22.48"
2019 precip to date: 39.83"

(AVG annual precipitation - rainfall: 36.95 inch)

Glad to see we're in a warming trend. 46.6°F isn't typical for a NC July morning.
(gotta counter everyone complaining about the heat)

It has come to my attention that there are those on Mastodon who think that anyone who doesn't agree with their politics should be cast out of the federation.

Please stand up for Freedom of Speech.

True Freedom of Speech means you will have to deal with the fact that not everyone thinks the same way as you and will therefor come across views that either make you happy or extremly angry.

Communication is the key to making the world a better place and the only way that progress can be made.

If you lock people out becase they don't agree with you, you are only hurting those you claim to care about because those with extreme views will continue to speak, with the only difference being that no one will challenge them.

Arrogance is the biggest threat to our society.

Why not FreeBSD? When I was using it, it was the best BSD of the lot. (for sheer amount of software and excellence of documentation)

>AOC suggests getting rid of the
>Department of Homeland Security >entirely

WHAT???? There's actually something I agree with her on?

Condemned to Debt: The Student Loan Crisis
In re Engen: Nondischargable student loans create a "prison of emotional confinement"

re: What The Evolution Of The ‘Star Trek’ Franchise Says About The Shifting TV Landscape


“Voyager” had the premise of a [...] Marquis ship in tow...
Within a couple of episodes, however, the barriers between the Marquis crew and the Starfleet were erased

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