Time to get rid of some sitckers
2018-05-25T00:36:41Z via Pumpa To: Public
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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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2018-04-25T22:05:58Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:During lunch today I hung out in the park in front of the building at work (the front doors open onto the park.) A local animal shelter had a van with cats for adoption.
I already have 2 cats (I got 2 so that they could keep each other company while I was at work) so I had no plans to adopt any but I still visited.
One was very hyperactive. Another was totally passed out. Completely unconscious. Another was being cool and sitting on a blanket watching people. I don't recall the rest.
I looked at the unconscious cat for a bit and began to wonder if it was even alive. I couldn't see any movement from breathing. The cat's head was near the cage door so I stuck my finger through the cage door and touched some of the hairs that were sticking out of one of its ears.
It made a small half meow sound and moved around a little, as if to say "I'm sleeping. Go away."
But at least I know it was alive.
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A Nice Problem To Have
2018-04-18T05:00:27Z via Pumpa To: Public
This is also today's IRC QOTD. When's the last time that your OS wanted less memory?
21:20 < redacted1> The Monitor works!
21:53 < redacted2> Congratulations.
21:54 < redacted1> Turns out it did not like 256k of memory
21:55 < redacted2> It wanted more?
21:56 < redacted1> No less
2018-04-07T16:03:31Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:Trying out the Release Candidate of Trisquel 8. The default desktop environment was changed to MATE. I've not used it before but I think I like it better than GNOME's Fallback/Flashback/whatever-they-call it.
2018-04-02T05:04:46Z via Pumpa To: Public
Linux-libre 4.16 is now available in my APT repository. Enjoy!
If you use the mirror protocol, as I recommend in the setup instructions, there will be a propagation delay as the mirrors update.
If you read the release announcement:
"Finally, to celebrate Easter on this date, I couldn't help mentioning in this release announcement the Easter Eggs I put in. Let me know if you enjoy the surprises."
I also hope you enjoy them.
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Getting Ever Bigger
2018-04-02T00:53:10Z via Pumpa To: Public
Uncompressed tarball of version 4.16 of the kernel named Linux is 800MB.
Should there be a celebration once the kernel hits 1GB?
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2018-04-01T21:06:40Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:Happy that North America is out of consideration for a potential Tiangong-1 crash landing spot. http://www.aerospace.org/cords/reentry-predictions/tiangong-1-reentry/
2018-03-31T14:39:45Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:With easter being on April Fools' Day I suggested mixing in empty eggs and others with exploding dye packs. But they didn't like the ideas. I thought it would have been hilarious. Open the wrong egg and you get either nothing or *POOF* it explodes all over you.
With something that would wash out, of course...
2018-03-28T15:05:46Z via Pumpa To: Public
Seems that ActivityPub could be an interesting way to make a decentralized bug reporting system. Not that it was ever intended for such a thing but that's where the fun is.