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#2476 2018-12-17 11:55:43

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nearly 3 weeks on the wagon, ive read it takes just 21 days to break a habit, tomorrow will be 21!

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#2477 2018-12-17 14:27:28

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Never read that, but I've been on that wagon for 32 years 11 months.  Congratulations.


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#2478 2018-12-18 12:07:54

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^ Thanks Sector11, long way to go yet i suppose and the 21 days is probably folk lore 21 months would be a better measure id say. Im going to do something different for Christmas day, not drinking or eating myself into oblivion anymore, might have lunch and then go for a hike i think.

nearly 33 years for you.... i must say very well done to you also merry xmas as well.

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#2479 2019-01-02 13:23:10

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Firefox on the way to becoming adware…

Mozilla: Ad on Firefox’s new tab page was just another experiment (https://venturebeat.com/2018/12/31/mozi … xperiment/)

Remember to turn off the "snippets" anti-feature in the preferences page.


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#2480 2019-01-02 14:18:32

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OH (Censored)!!!!


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#2481 2019-01-02 16:25:07

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glasses Oh god ... I'm happy Palemoon user, what a relief.  cool


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#2482 2019-01-02 17:07:15

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I guess Mozilla's recent ProtonVPN tie-up (only limited to US users, iirc) didn't bring in as much $$ as they wanted.

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#2483 2019-01-14 17:18:32

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AWS, MongoDB, and the Economic Realities of Open Source: https://stratechery.com/2019/aws-mongod … en-source/

Worth a read. The Linux enthusiast crowd and those who insist on "FOSS" software is taking a LOT for granted, esp. the "free" as in "free beer" crowd who don't like to pay for their PDF reader.

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#2484 2019-01-15 02:48:10

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The article points out that the music industry has bounced back, big time (though, IMO, with vastly inferior music compared to the 'popular/commercial' music leading up to the '99 crash).

Now this...

It’s the same situation with software: bits on a disk are fundamentally free — just ask Richard Stallman. In his seminal essay Why Software Should Be Free Stallman wrote:

    A copy of a program has nearly zero marginal cost (and you can pay this cost by doing the work yourself), so in a free market, it would have nearly zero price. A license fee is a significant disincentive to use the program. If a widely useful program is proprietary, far fewer people will use it.

    It is easy to show that the total contribution of a program to society is reduced by assigning an owner to it. Each potential user of the program, faced with the need to pay to use it, may choose to pay, or may forego use of the program. When a user chooses to pay, this is a zero-sum transfer of wealth between two parties. But each time someone chooses to forego use of the program, this harms that person without benefiting anyone. The sum of negative numbers and zeros must be negative.

    But this does not reduce the amount of work it takes to develop the program. As a result, the efficiency of the whole process, in delivered user satisfaction per hour of work, is reduced.

... well, quite frankly that pisses me off. Arrogant programmer bull manure. I'm harmed because I didn't choose your software? Maybe I just don't want to pay to waste my time on Candy Crush. Maybe I have no use for your compiler and other tools because YOU DIDN'T WRITE A FRIGGING KERNEL!!! And learn how to name things, 'guh-new' is 'gu-Odd flipping awful, feet-callous eater.

/Stallman rant

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#2485 2019-01-15 11:31:41

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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-46873526

China's Moon mission sees first seeds sprout

It marks the first time any biological matter has grown on the Moon, and is being seen as a significant step towards long-term space exploration.

Great news.

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#2486 2019-01-15 19:33:45

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^ i heard this on DLF today, right after an article where they've succesfully harvested 270kg of vegetables in the Antarctis under near-space-like conditions (a closed container with only artificial light).
on one hand it's still a big step from antarctical conditions on earth to moon conditions, but the cotton sprouts were only very small and few, and also grown in a closed container, so I'm not sure which is the bigger news...

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#2487 2019-01-15 23:08:19

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Whomever was offended by my lack of tasteful language in my rant, I apologize. No personal offense was intended. I use salty language IRL and have used it in Off Topic (and probably elsewhere) before, but as a forum Moderator and BL Team Member you are correct to remind me of decorum.

I've replaced the expletives in the post with less-harsh language. Thanks!

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#2488 2019-01-16 14:47:47

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hhh wrote:

Whomever was offended by my lack of tasteful language in my rant, I apologize. No personal offense was intended. I use salty language IRL and have used it in Off Topic (and probably elsewhere) before, but as a forum Moderator and BL Team Member you are correct to remind me of decorum.

I've replaced the expletives in the post with less-harsh language. Thanks!

That's some auto-censorship you've got there. smile
Reminds me of an old comedy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1GMyMflb-A

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#2489 2019-01-16 20:09:01

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^Haha ... misko, you must be from one of the former Yu country? I'm from Croatia, btw  wink


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#2490 2019-01-17 15:07:33

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The Creeping IT Apocalypse

https://forrestbrazeal.com/2019/01/16/c … pocalypse/

Comments: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18930781

So better work on something that's unique and proprietary to the company. If it's IT. But what else is a 'safe' job anymore between doctor and soldier? Not much.

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#2491 2019-01-17 18:23:08

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iMBeCil wrote:

^Haha ... misko, you must be from one of the former Yu country?

Could be. wink

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#2492 2019-01-23 06:41:10

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So there's been some talk about Spectre / Meltdown vulnerabilities, which are hardware (or maybe firmware) vulnerabilities.
Esp. since this seems to be getting worse, new Linux kernels with all patches activated 20-40% performance loss!

Anyhow, what about the Windows world? and iOS?
What sort of news is it for them?
Do they patch their kernels and experience the same performance losses?

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#2493 2019-01-23 07:16:11

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Windows loads mitigations, and slows down, it can be turned off by a registry tweak much as the mitigations can be turned off by kernel parameters for Linux.  iOS has done stuff too.  And yes with my old yorkfield (core2quad) processor I notice the difference on Windows.  On the old P4 box it's hideous.

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#2494 2019-01-23 12:51:46

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Google proposes changes to Chromium which would disable uBlock Origin

https://old.reddit.com/r/programming/co … ich_would/

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#2495 2019-01-23 13:06:03

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^ Makes adsense. ublock is quite an effective blocker, doesn't stop people using hosts files though.

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#2496 2019-01-23 13:17:12

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I don't use the Chrome Virus anyway, I'm too ticked off by the malware practice of trying to slip on bundled with everything, go so sick of uninstalling it again off my sister's machine I used group policy to prevent installing any software signed by google.

No uBlock == No ever use Chrome.

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#2497 2019-01-23 13:19:07

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^ i use the iridium version of chrome.. Supposedly a secure way to use the chrome browser.

https://iridiumbrowser.de/

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#2498 2019-01-23 13:23:08

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I'd go back to Internet Exploder before I'd use Chrome, on Windows I'm happy with Opera, & tolerate Edge, on Bunsen FF-ESR is just fine, even if I would prefer Seamonkey, but that's not packaged for Debian, & I'm too lazy to keep a browser patched current if it's more involved than sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade


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#2499 2019-01-23 13:27:11

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^ i could not go back to IE it would send me over the Edge.

As they say though, better the devil you know.

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#2500 2019-01-23 13:32:23

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Nothing wrong with Chrome as a browser, functionally, I just refuse to use software that gets pushed bundled with everything you download and every alternate update to things you update regularly.. it's like fighting off all the toolbars used to be.. the ones Malwarebytes objects to... 

If they need to *Sneak* it onto your PC unasked for, there's something seriously wrong.  Daresay I'd be OK with Chromium.. nobody ever tried to *sneak* that in unbidden.


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