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Excellent news! Down with proprietary platforms, the open web is where these things should live! :)
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If the open web offered everything that Chrome apps did, then absolutely.
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There is resistance to change everywhere, but good arguments and better code should hopefully always win in the end. Now after Debian, I'm only waiting for Ubuntu to do the systemd switch. A common plumbing stack has lots of benefits.
 
In a comment on Chris' blog story that I posted here the other day +Adam Williamson posted something that really needs to be said more often:

"It's actually funny to read all the stuff about red hat, as if we were some kind of borg. I wish I could post the archives of the red hat internal mailing lists from when Lennart first started pushing systemd internally. Do you really think everyone said 'oh, he's @redhat.com so t must be fine"? Heh, no. Red hat does not work that way. Lennart also doesn't work by getting some senior management type on board and then having them ram his idea down everyone else's throat; he works by going into the trenches and convincing people he's right. You think a tech company the size of red hat doesn't have a curmudgeonly sysadmin contingent? All the battles that are being fought now with Debian were fought before with Arch, and before that with fedora, and before THAT within red hat. I have like five strata of the same old 'sysv should be good enough for anyone'stuff in my archives of various mailing lists, and every time, once people actually went and looked with an open mind at what systemd does and why, the majority got behind it."

Yupp, Red Hat is not a single person with a single opinion. In reality most Red Hat engineers were opinionated community members before they joined Red Hat, and they didn't check their opinions at the door. In most cases the discussions on things like systemd internally of Red Hat aren't too distinct in volume, noise or topics from those in the public community...
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I'm in a cameo role at the coffee machine! :D  Btw, come to MakerFaire, and become member at Bitraf if you're in Oslo. http://bitraf.no
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Bitraf har fått eige epostliste for medlemer no. Netsida er som alltid bitraf.no :-)
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Bitraf. Bitraf er et hackerspace i Oslo som er åpent for hvem som helst 7 dager i uka. Dette er vår epostliste.
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Er so stolt over den store framgangen dei grøne har! :D  Spanande tider, å få inn noko nytt blod på Stortinget.  Hugsar kor positivt overraska eg sjølv var då eg sette meg inn i dei grøne for mange år sidan.  Eg kjende meg ikkje heilt heime i korkje venstresida eller høgresida. Tilrår alle å sjekka ut politikken vår på http://www.mdg.no/ . Det er meir enn miljø, meir enn enkeltsaker.  Dessutan har me /ekstremt/ god digitalpolitikk. Me er i sterk vekst, kjem ganske sikkert til å få minst eitt mandat og siktar på å nå sperregrensa(!) som vil gje eit ras av stortingsmandat.
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Har vorte ein heil smarte ungdomar som har skrive om nynorsk i avisene i det siste. Bra greier. Trur me vinn auka respekt, sakte men sikkert :-)
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Jag är inte helt övertygad om att det hjälper saken rett mycket att kalla andra människor lata. Jamförelsen med historie och religionsutbildning kommer formodligen heller inte inspirera.  Dersom jag skulle vara tvunget att arbeta med något som inte har någon uppenbar praktisk funktion, kommer jag nog också tyckas vara ganska lat.

Det finns dessutan andra skandinaviska språk som vil vara mer användbara för östlendingar.
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A nice, rousing text on how neoliberal capitalism has failed in the last years. I really hope the Americans see through he stupidity of the American vocal minorities and oligarchs and vote to take some more steps toward a better and freer society by voting Bernie Sanders. Us in the social democracies are further along, but we are also under the harsh influence of damaging hypercapitalism. This would be a huge shift even for the world, because the perception would change. Though it happens slowly as the excellent text says.
 
Why it is time for America to vote for Bernie Sanders ?

For many centuries, Man was living in the Stone Age until Agriculture revolution occurred. Then in 18th century, the Industrial revolution happened. Cities were being formed and people migrated from their farms for the first time for better livelihood. Then the information revolution kicked in the 90's.

A mistake made in agricultural era, usually had minimal impact. A mistake made during industrial revolution, hurt a larger population but it still was limited in its impact. However, a mistake in the information era, spreads like wildfire, fills television sets for hours and gets analyzed to death while every person you ever came in contact with from childhood, reads about it in Social media.

The impact is global!

America was great for several centuries and decades because when their leaders made mistakes, it usually impacted a small section of its people or small country it decided to intervene.

When George W Bush became the president in 2001, the technology was catching up fast with everyone. For the first time, money exchanged hands and people in seconds. It was so fast that the market collapsed in 2004. The dot com bust was a reaction to excess and greed. While technology made our life easy, it also eliminated jobs in a hurry. The government which believed in trickle down economics tried to jumpstart the bust by deregulating more, subsidizing more taxes for the "job creators", aka, rich Wall Street and industry leaders.

At the same time, the amount of money involved in politics reached an all time high. The zoning of America based on ethnic and racial lines was undertaken with a renewed passion. A billion dollars was spent on 2004 elections when George Bush was elected for the second term.

The systemic greed had reached its zenith as the stock market crashed in 2009. Millions were thrown out onto the streets and millions more lost their jobs. Over the next 8 years, Wall Street slowly crawled up on its feet on the tax payers bailout money.

Over the past 16yrs, technology had made it easy to live in our echo chambers and filter bubbles. A democrat or republican had a choice to friend-ing and listening to only those who agreed with their views. The minority 20% independents in this country slowly shrunk even further to influence any policy. The fears of majority and backlash on minority spread like wildfire among the general population. It is natural to retreat into your own tribe and religion when uncertainty looms large over a period of time.

The constant economic uncertainty makes one narrow minded. In abundance, you are generous but in scarcity, it's survival of the fittest and oftentimes, survival of the majority even though they aren't the most victimized. When religion begins to play an important role, combined with fear- of economic stability, losing majority, immigration, wasting resources, people become extreme in their beliefs because they truly believe they are victims of these "others".

The other cultural effect is the rise of stupidity and lack of true education. America has always been proud of its entrepreneurial spirit and free thinking. People without too much education and skills could live comfortably in the super power US industrialized age. However, in the Information Age, the mantra was optimization and elimination of waste. It also required specialized education. Computers spread like wild fire to every industry and many were left behind in this unrestricted sweep of technology.

The amount of wealth accumulated by the wealthy in the Information Age is staggering. This optimization of processes, elimination of waste, replacement of job functions by computers coincided with the economic stumbling of great US, radical shift of separation between urban and rural America enhanced by echo chambers and lack of diversified opinions.

Capitalism, for the first time in its existence, is proving to be a harmful system where it benefits the few. It is time for America to strike a balance between the haves and have-nots. It is time for America to change course by protecting its bleeding citizens by spreading the wealth through progressive taxation and asking those who have benefitted the most from it to pay it forward.

The rich people aren't evil but to ask them to sacrifice for the greater good by investing their profits in schools/free college education/universal health care is not wrong for the country. The tax loopholes, migration of jobs to foreign countries, enormous federal subsidies are truly hurting the majority of Americans.

The unfettered campaign contribution and lobbying by industries to enact laws that suit them instead of the common man, usurps democracy at its root.

Systemic changes take time. They don't happen in a day or month or year. They take several years. They take enormous collaboration from both republicans and democrats.

It is time to vote for Bernie because among all the candidates, he is the only one who is talking about income inequality and its effect on our daily lives. Among all the candidates, he is the only candidate who talks about changing the diseased system. Voting for Bernie gives the common man a chance but above all, it's a step in the right direction to bring balance in the capitalistic society by making the basic amenities part of social programs.

As we enter the robotic age, America needs to think about universal minimum wage to prevent a civil war. Voting for Bernie will begin the structural changes we need in place twenty years from now.

Does that mean the other candidates are bad and evil ? Absolutely not although some candidates rhetoric is shameful. If Bernie is not elected as President this time, we are electing folks who will not make the fundamental changes necessary to restore the balance in our society and economy. We are kicking the can down to four more years and eight and sixteen before we realize it is too late to react to our way of life. The continuation of erosion of wealth from working poor/middle has already reached its zenith.

1% of the wealthy hold more money than the 99% of the entire planet according to the latest oxfam report.

Let that statistic sink for a minute. We are already in oligarchy.

As far as the questions about what Bernie can really do if elected, I remember the same questions when Obama was running. Obama has moved the needle more than any president since Kennedy. Bernie will do the same if not more. He will move the needle to restore the balance. It won't take one term. Two terms is just scratching the surface. However, it will keep the real root cause in the public consciousness and we will elect more who will move that needle to restore safety and economic security to Americans.

The other candidates will kick the can down. It won't be the end of the world. Certainly not now. Give it twenty or thirty years and we will know it most definitely will be too late to react and instill policies without bloodshed.

Politics is a dirty game since the time of Romans. Politicians are but poli-trick-ticians who say what they need to while asking for a vote and do what they please after the fact. However, once in a while, you see an idealist. An idealist who is angry at the way system works. An idealist who is yelling and screaming without scripts but yelling at the right things that require change. An idealist who is promoting universal health care, progressive taxation, raising the minimum wage, not taking money from Super pacs, extremely serious about conflict of interest in politics and free college education to prepare the next generation.

The skeptic and cynic within us urges us to believe in the delusion of establishment candidates powered by the oligarchy and naively believing that the 1% will change their minds one day and throw some scraps to pick for the poor but this election can become a powerful movement of the people who know what the right path is for America. Winning or losing is immaterial because what's important is to recognize the path. If Bernie loses this round, we can rally around another candidate who believes this path in next election because it is the right thing to do for our future generation.

However, you have a choice now. I can only hope you rise above the cynic inside you and embrace the idealist within you to choose the path forward in an uncertain world for this great country!

I know I have chosen mine and will strive as a citizen to enable a system that benefits the most than the few!

#berniesanders #votebernie #feelthebern #idealism #politics #AmericanRevolution 
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The #Linux #kernel now has a "Code of conduct^h^h^h^hflict" . Got quite a impressive list of "Acked-by"s before going in.

""" This file tries to set the rational basis for our code reviews, gives some advice on how to conduct them, and provides an excalation channel for any kernel developers if they so desire it [ Let's see how this works ] """ – that's from the the merge commit https://git.kernel.org/linus/b0bc65729070b9cbdbb53ff042984a3c545a0e34 The actual commit is https://git.kernel.org/linus/ddbd2b7ad99a418c60397901a0f3c997d030c65e
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ogv.js (Theora+Vorbis decoder in javascript) fast enough to decode video and audio on iPhone!  That is awesome.

I still have a very soft spot for Theora in my heart; it is not as complex as the newer-generation formats, and thus easier to encode and decode.

I must confess I still use Theora as my go-to for video streaming. The video encoder quality is very good for such a crappy format. It even beats many commercial H.264-encoders (though of course very far from /good/ H.264-encoders like x264).
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People have really been nagging me for pictures from the gokarting we did with Opera. I was very happy to be in the final race. In the end, I was ranked 8th of a total of 20. I think that's rather awesome and I never expected to be on the "good side" of the 10 :D
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Been waiting to set duckduckgo as default search? Or missing pinned tabs? It's all in the new developer stream of what will become Opera 17 :-)
 
Immediate availability of new bleeding edge product stream, Opera Developer. Features a slate of new features, and will be updated weekly.
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Webutvikling, Film, Video, Data, IT
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  • Opera Software
    Core, 2005 - present
  • Nei til EU
    Webutvikling, Film, Video, Data, IT, 2009 - 2011
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Sosial gut, likar kreativ utfalding og teknologi
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    2007 - 2012
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  • Oxford and Cherwell College
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Awesome Chai. Really good bagels/sandwiches. A bit big, American size. If you're European, two people can share one :) Cosy, but small. Nice staff.
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Excellent tea. Charming staff. We felt good having traditional high tea here. Would go again.
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It's a nice hotel. We had a room on 11th floor, great view. The middle rooms has a door between them so sound travels easily. Not that nice getting repeatedly awoken in the middle of the night from loud sex by neighbours. In-room aircon is relatively quiet.
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Sadly rather bland taste for the vegetarian dishes we had. Blended in some of the before-food sauces we got, and that saved it. Had higher hopes, but it was a-ok.
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Rather crowded, but we always go to have some of the cheese cake. The servings of everything is huge, so if you have European appetite rather than American you might want to share.
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Had an excellent time. It's pricey but also a rather nice experience. Usable selection of vegetarian sushi.
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Bad acoustics so rather noisy. Some power outlets but not on every place. Rather dark and the furniture is hard.
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