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While looking up something else, I found this very brief IRC log I saved about five years ago:

17:19 lcafiero is now known as Space_Cowboy
17:19 Space_Cowboy is now known as Gangster_of_Love
17:19 Gangster_of_Love is now known as Maurice
17:20 * Maurice speaks for the pompetous of love
17:20 Maurice is now known as lcafiero

If memory serves, I think I was showing someone how to change nicknames in IRC on Xchat. And I did the "wooo woooo" part verbally.
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Now, just what is a pompetous?
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See this space? That's just for SCALE 14x exhibitors -- we have a lot more where that came from for talks at the Pasadena Convention Center. As an all-volunteer show, we're looking for volunteers -- lots of them. If you're interested in volunteering for SCALE 14x, we'd love to have you. More information: https://www.socallinuxexpo.org/blog/call-volunteers
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Crap.

That is a huge floor. My feet hurt already just from looking at it.
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ELLENSBURG — A free program set for 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Ellensburg Odd Fellows Lodge, 307 N. Pine St. downtown, will explain how the Linux operating system can be
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That's too cool. I'll contact them today just to say hi and maybe share some information resources.
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Well, +Ken Starks, looks like it's Astros-Giants for a three-game set at ATT. Kazmir against MadBum tonight. Play ball!
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It took the FSF and Canonical two years to come up with three sentences "clarifying" Canonical's licensing terms which, when read, arguably isn't much of a help. Of course, Matthew Garrett has something to say about this, too.

http://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/35969.html
(In order to avoid any ambiguity here, this is a personal opinion. The Free Software Foundation's opinion on this matter is here) Canonical have a legal policy surrounding reuse of Intellectual Property they own in Ubuntu, and you can find it here. It's recently been modified to handle concerns ...
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I emailed the FSF / Richard Stallman about this back in 2012 I just posted my thoughts http://benjaminkerensa.com/2015/07/15/what-the-ubuntu-ip-announcement-means
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Why fireworks, and not -- say -- honoring freedom in some other way, is the primary pursuit on July 4: In a hot Philadelphia meeting room in July 1776, the founding fathers put the final touches on a document which eventually would be signed by all the delegates by the following month. It was called "The Declaration of Independence."

"Well," said John Adams to Thomas Jefferson, who had the finished document in hand. "What do we do now?"

Without a beat, Benjamin Franklin chimed in, "Let's go outside and blow shit up."

So the founding fathers went outside on a hot Philadelphia evening and blew shit up. The rest, as they say, is history.

Rather than revel in the "rockets' red glare," how about taking a look at the document that started it all?

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/07/04/419243874/just-a-few-important-words-about-the-declaration-of-independence
Along with the words and phrases that still ring out 239 years later are less noticed turns of phrase. They say a lot about the messages Thomas Jefferson and the other founding fathers wanted to send.
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As a Brit I liked this Larry. Good read :)
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+Ken Starks, you know that saying, "My two favorite teams are $FAVORITE_TEAM and whoever is playing the $FAVORITE_TEAM_RIVAL?" Well, a tip of the cap to the Astros for sweeping the Dodgers (though, apparently, it would absolutely kill the Giants to win a game in Pittsburgh . . . :-) )
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Next to the Tournament of Roses Parade and the Rose Bowl game, the biggest event in Pasadena in January will be here -- SCALE 14X at the Pasadena Convention Center (this is "just" the exhibit hall). Be there (thanks, +Orv Beach  for the photo).
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I really liked the Hilton, tell me how close is the Hotel?
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Bassel (Safadi) Khartabil, a longtime FOSS activist in Syria, has been imprisoned in that country since March 2012. Recently, the Syrian government has released hundreds of prisoners, but Bassel still remains behind bars. Newsies, tech and non: This is a story you should be paying attention to. Non-newsies, you can help, too, by signing the letter of support and other items in this article. #freebassel

http://fossforce.com/2015/08/bassel-nearer-freedom/
Last October, FOSS Force published a story on the 2012 imprisonment — without charges — by the Syrian government of Bassel (Safadi) Khartabil, a 31-year-old Palestinian-Syrian computer engineer specializing in open source software development. Bassel has become known worldwide for his strong commitment to the open source paradigm, teaching others about technology, and contributing his [...] Continue reading Is Bassel Nearer to Freedom?
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I pray that He Is Released!
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I gave the restored ZTE Open with Firefox OS a shot -- one week of normal (for me) use -- and I have to go back to the LG with Android. Sorry. Deal breaker: Spotty (at absolute best) wifi hotspot connectivity, which is probably hardware and not software.
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Worth a try   ;-)
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Hmmm. Interesting. Michael Larabel at Phoronix seems to be somewhat fond of Fedora.

http://bit.ly/1HbUoI4
Phoronix is the leading technology website for Linux hardware reviews, open-source news, Linux benchmarks, open-source benchmarks, and computer hardware tests.
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Yes, Larry; me too. I mean, I give many, many distros a try in live CDs, VirtualBox, and installations. Ia have changed a bit since my years of Knoppix/Kurumin to Ubuntus, SolusOS, MiniNo and other light ones.  #PCLinuxOS is my new favorite for a year, now (and in 12 computers!), but #Ubuntu LTS remains as a valid and good option (using it in dual boot laptop, also X and L versions in older working machines... always LTS).
But when I dumped a distro because of some annoyance, I felt like the post, above.
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A couple of OSCONs ago, +Code for America gave out these posters. I have a set in a tube, that I'll break out for the Fourth. Here's James Madison, "System Architect," with the first 15 words of the Constitution in binary.
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    English/Education, 1977 - 1977
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