I've been contemplating the move from Trisquel to Parabola. Not sure if I'll do it but Parabola is looking increasingly mature and I like the rolling release model. Bu in my musings I realized that I do not know the term for a non-rolling release distro. Staged? Versioned? ... Anyone?
My thoughts and best wishes are with anyone in the way of that snow storm hitting the US east coast.
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People need to read...
And nine other truths about terrorism that nobody wants to hear.
Excellent and honest write up on the situation.
A little about Russian censors:
$ wget https://foreignpolicy.com/2015/11/20/the-threat-is-already-inside-uncomfortable-truths-terrorism-isis/ --2016-01-07 19:52:04-- https://foreignpolicy.com/2015/11/20/the-threat-is-already-inside-uncomfortable-truths-terrorism-isis/ Resolving foreignpolicy.com (foreignpolicy.com)... 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199 Connecting to foreignpolicy.com (foreignpolicy.com)|188.8.131.52|:443... connected. ERROR: The certificate of ‘foreignpolicy.com’ is not trusted. ERROR: The certificate of ‘foreignpolicy.com’ hasn't got a known issuer. The certificate's owner does not match hostname ‘foreignpolicy.com’
Ok, my provider replace certificate to fake one to filter my traffic. Why they censored this site? Let's check https://antizapret.info/index.php?search=foreignpolicy.com: Prosecutors add two URL's from heavy.com into list of forbidden resources in Russian Federation. heavy.com and foreignpolicy.com shares same IP addresses. I open foreignpolicy.com through https, so provider in this conditions can not easily filter my GET requests and they use MITM attack to not allow me to look at two forbidden URL's.
Sigh, can I trust to provider or I must use proxy from my foreign VPS? I choose proxy.
Bravo Allstate. Get with the Century American Family Association
Allstate launched a delightful ad. featuring a same sex couple as part of their #heresToFirsts campaign. Good for them..
The anti-LGBT American Family Association immediatly called for a boycott. Come on folks, It 2015 not 1915. Get with the century already
My Project for the new year - Open CPAP
To create a safe, affordable, open hardware and software CPAP machine.
It's a little rough I'm just getting The project going
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I believe that *some* of that price may cover for the additional expenses of certification of a medical device, which AFAIK is a mix of needed checks that are useful to prevent serious abuses that could put the safety of people in danger and useless bureaucracy for the sake of bureaucracy.
Another part may come from "people are paying for this through an insurance, so it doesn't feel like their money, so let's just increase our margins!" (if medical insurances would cover them, which I don't know). Which makes even more worth of not getting your money.
Everything else is the standard practice nowadays of trying to screw the buyer of your devices by tying them to your "service", stealing their data and preventing them from taking back control. I'd say GO FOR IT!
Thanks for the support.
Yes, I think insurance covering the cost (although strangely here in Canada it isn't covered by helthcare but instead by private add-on insurance (Really? something I need so I breath right and don't have a heart attack or stroke.. thats not covered.. really?).
I think things being covered by private insurance companies that can foot a bigger bill then most people if it were out of pocket keeps the price up.
And just so people know I do plan to test things very completely. In fact I'm hoping that at some point a respiritory Therapist or two will contribute. Part of the project will be how to inexpensively build accurate test equiptment to test the machine that gets built.
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Countries Declare States of Emergency in the Face of El Niño
Ya know what politicians of the world.. Stop worring about the Boggie-threat and start worring about this.
Hillary made me do it...
Finally got my button pushed once too often.. so I ended up posting this.
Sad That none of the people that need it will read it.
Today's first "Oh! FFS!"
US Feature: 12-Year-Old Detained for 3 Days Because of Battery Charger
Article on Saudi Arabia That Al Jazeera Blocked - from The Intercept
This article was published by Al Jazeera America on December 3. Al Jazeera’s headquarters in Qatar appear to have blocked the article outside of the United States because it is critical of an ally of Qatar, so we are making it available here to international readers. Read our accompanying piece, Al Jazeera Blocks Anti-Saudi Arabia Article.
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I don't know whether to laugh or cry#^After Endless Demonization Of Encryption, Police Find Paris Attackers Coordinated Via Unencrypted SMS | Techdirt
In the wake of the tragic events in Paris last week encryption has continued to be a useful bogeyman for those with a voracious appetite for surveillance expansion. Like clockwork, numerous reports were quickly circulated suggesting that the...
android irc client
Does anyone have a good android irc client? Preferably from f-droid? I did use quasseldroid before but I've switched away from it, so that's not going to work for me anymore.
libreplanet.org is backup. We have changed our certificate for this domain, the finger prints are now:
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RECONSIDER: on the unicorn sausage factory
DHH on the sinister disruptive startup culture.
Do you want a shot at the unicorn sausage factory, or do you want humane workweeks and decade-long relationships with colleagues, customers, suppliers and contractors?
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After taking the day off yesterday the spammers are back with avengence and new tricks. They definitely keep my regex-fu in shape.
Watching the amount bouncing off my tiny little server I can't imagine what the onslought must look like at a major E-mail provider.
Oh my how things change..
Refurbing a computer today.. first one in a while.. Boot it up to check the specs.. It might as well be a Raspberry Pi B+. Seems almost silly to refurb. it but it'll make some kid a good first computer. Plus it keep crap outta the landfill a few more years, Introduces some kid to Linux/Free Software, etc. So Still a win.. But it is rather big, noisy, and power hungry compared to a Pi.
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