Linus Torvalds Has Merged Inclusive-Terminology Rules Into The Linux Kernel Git Tree. Words like whitelist and blacklist will now longer be allowed in the #linux kernel source code.
#newspeak #words #programming
Y’all, my newest housemate brought their 11-year-old TV to the house and you would not *believe* some of the features it has:
- literal 1-*second* boot up time. Unheard of
- UI responds instantly to input
- UI Design & UX is clear, consistent and well-suited to the input method (remote)
- doesn’t know what wifi or Ethernet is so it isn’t in a botnet or mining bitcoin
- isn’t sending private tracking data to who-knows-how-many companies’ servers, because see above
- doesn’t demand software updates or brick itself
- has things called “HDMI ports” for if you want to augment its functionality
How about we make 2021 the year of the return of non-smart TVs
John Oliver's piece on facial recognition is fucking great tbqh -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZjmlJPJgug
@EdwardTorvalds I think container-based sandboxing like bwrap (bubblewrap) used by flatpak leads to a better permission model than policy-based systems like SElinux and AppArmor.
The main problem with #Flatpak is that permissions are controlled by the author of the app, and also not sufficiently visible to users.
Why can't we have both? That is, use bwrap to sandbox desktop apps distributed via traditional distro packages.
@tchx84, author of Flatseal:
Ubiquity controller software for access points does not run on recent versions of Debian (10) and Ubuntu (18.04 & 20.04) because they ship a too new version of MongoDB (and the MongoDB repo doesn't have those old versions either)…
Not sure if they want to convince you to buy a Cloud Key™ instead, but I can't imagine that running a newer OS either
Your Boss Is Watching You: Work-From-Home Boom Leads To More Surveillance https://www.npr.org/2020/05/13/854014403/your-boss-is-watching-you-work-from-home-boom-leads-to-more-surveillance
So now that the Conservative party (CSU) is out, Software Freedom comes back to #Munich (it has never left, no matter what you might have heard ;) https://www.zdnet.com/article/linux-not-windows-why-munich-is-shifting-back-from-microsoft-to-open-source-again/
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