2018-07-14T00:07:51Z via Pumpa To: Public
Sounds like the protestors are doing a good job of making Trump feel unwelcome. If they continue and he feels sufficiently unwelcome perhaps he'll want a wall between the US and UK somehow...
Linux-libre on POWER
2018-07-06T01:59:57Z via Pumpa To: Public
I've added support for IBM POWER CPUs (POWER8 and above; like those machines from Raptor Engineering) to my APT repository for Linux-libre: https://jxself.org/linux-libre/ You might also know this platform by another name: ppc64le. Enjoy.
2018-07-01T03:51:09Z via Pumpa To: Public
After wrestling with various XMPP programs on my server for the last 6 hours I give up. They all suck. Every. Single. One. They all seem designed with the idea that they'll have their own separate user database which is stupid IMO. Or they offer other authentication methods which either don't work or don't have any documentation on how to make them work. If they can't authenticate real users that exist within the operating system maybe I'll just give up and not have XMPP anymore. Because I'm not going to put up with two password systems.
AJ Jordan likes this.Does it mean you won't be using XMPP anymore?If "yes", I'm very sorry to see you leave XMPP behind. It's really great standard, even WhatACrap is based on that (although non-compliant). And we need law-like documents (such as what international standards already do well) instead of self-driven homemade "standards", according to Yochai Benkler (see https://libreplanet.org/wiki/XMPP)If the answer to the question is "no", then can you please tell me what is your new ID/address?
2018-06-23T23:53:08Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:I wonder what the world will look like once we start to exhaust the IPv6 address space.
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2018-06-21T13:04:36Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:ARPANET: 256 hosts for the entire worldwide network ought to be enough for everyone. :)
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GitHub Buy Out?
2018-06-02T16:19:01Z via Pumpa To: Public
I'm not sure if this is still part of the Embrace phase? Or, since GitHub already went through the Extend phase themselves by getting people to move their workflows from free software into a combination of free and proprietary, are we moving into the Extend phase of Microsoft's plan?Show all 7 replies
>> Jason Self:
“I suppose one thing that Microsoft could do, if this happens, would be to make GitHub accounts full on Microsoft accounts with access the Windows Development Center. And then start saying "Hey look how easy it is to develop your apps for Windows" (especially with the GNU/Linux compatibility layer in Windows 10.)”
If I know them, they will then develop a Microsoft-Different version of git, forcing people who uses github to adopt it.
Note to UI designers
2018-05-28T04:59:12Z via Pumpa To: Public
Just because I'm dragging a window over to the edge of some screen to get it out of my way doesn't mean I want to it to suddenly maximize and fill the screen. Annoying.
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Get Ready For Another Extension
2018-05-20T13:58:08Z via Pumpa To: Public
"Perpetual copyright on the installment plan" indeed.
If this keeps going on, we need to tax the value of each extension as imputed income. That would stop this. The argument over the Fair Market Value of such extensions would result in gridlock in the courts. The chaos would be wonderful. With luck, even proposing getting the IRS involved marginally as a trade-off for such an extension would help kill the idea.
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>> Jason Self:
“[...] https://www.wired.com/story/congress-latest-move-to-extend-copyright-protection-is-misguided/ [...]”
This happens for a simple reason: nothing really new is being invented, so they need to monetize the past. Welcome to the sequel of the prequel of the prequel of the sequel of the saga of Hollywood.
The ARPANET Lives
2018-05-11T12:05:10Z via Pumpa To: PublicSomehow I missed this.
Discusses how a small network of simulated IMPs was brought to life a few years ago.
2018-05-10T03:10:54Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:Today I learned how the emacs name got started, from an old-time ITS hacker: (I already knew it started as TECO macros.)
"RMS did EMacs of course - as a set of TECO macros. I remember he used to announce a new version of his macros that we could all then grab for use in our personal TECO environments. There were a handful of generally useful macro packages that people typically loaded into the same Q-registers. A through D were already in use, so RMS' macros went into E. Hence E-macs. To use EMacs you would start TECO, load RMS' macros into E, and type ME$$"
2018-05-06T16:43:08Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:I'm announcing a new version of linux-libre-firmware.
Version 1.2.1 fixes a problem when building with GCC 8. This is the only change compared to 1.2.
Version 1.2.1 can be found in the normal places: In git or as a tarball (which includes pre-compiled firmware.)
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