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Richard Stallman (RMS) wins ACM Software System Award for the development and leadership of GCC (GNU Compiler Collection). Congratulations!

http://www.acm.org/awards/2015-technical-awards
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Good!
Now come out and defend GNU/Linux from corporation take over (RH, m$, Gn...) or fork it!
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Mother Jones does the Math on Journalism's Collapse  There's some smugness and contempt in this article but the overall story is grim and well told.  

One thing that struck me about the list of papers closing, is how many of them are on my favorites or at least off my contempt list.  The Guardian, Salon, and Al Jazeera America for example, have 
done great reporting.  That generally means rich and powerful people will want to shut them down by starving them of advertising in one way or another.  

all the big new digital shops today employ, between them, a few thousand journalists—compared with the ten-thousand-plus laid off in the great retrenchment of 2007 to 2010 ... A reporter doing even modestly original work might produce five stories a week (and that's not allowing for anything more than a few phone calls and a couple of rounds of editing per piece). If each of those stories gets, on average, 50,000 readers, and each of those page views generates $0.01 (again, a very generous rate), you'll end up grossing $2,500 a week, or $130,000 a year, with which you'll have to pay the reporter and her editor, their benefits, web tech, sales and ops staff, taxes, insurance, electricity, rent, laptops, phones.
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Operation Torpedo netted 19 convictions and counting and at least 25 de-anonymized individuals.
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From there comes the sentence "everyone has a price" :-(
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Punish businesses relying on doing this.
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Photo Editing You can have it for free with GIMP and GNU/Linux.  With the administration time and money you save by dumping those other OS, you might go to the gym.  Then you can be beautiful like me.
 
Body building 2016. I'd use GIMP myself. 
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Predatory Practice  Microsoft is kicking Google out of their premier product, essentially banishing them from tablets and phones and making things difficult for desktop users.  You can't make Google the default with registry hacks or the other usual Microsoft voodoo.   Don't be fooled, Microsoft still has a dominant position in x86 and is still the same monopolist that sabotaged Netscape nearly 20 years ago.  This as regulators in the US and EU dig into Google on Microsoft's behalf.  

#microsoft   #antitrust   #lawless  
Microsoft is closing off one of the easiest ways to Google search in Windows 10. The company has announced in a blog post that starting today, it will block the ability to perform third-party...
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+Will Hill Great! i didn't know that at all. Thank you.
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I just googled May 3, because it's my birthday, and found this awesome event that is so perfect for my birthday I almost can't believe it: https://www.defectivebydesign.org/dayagainstdrm/
On Tuesday, May 3, 2016, our global community will come together to celebrate ten years of the International Day Against DRM. We'll be gathering, protesting, making, and sharing, showing the world and the media that we insist on a future without Digital Restrictions Management. Will you join us?
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Systems designed to track and spy rather than protect  See also the universal back door almost all cell phones have,
http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/android-and-users-freedom.en.html
thanks to the radio control computer, you can't protect yourself by replacing your phone's software, which contains additional spyware,
http://www.gnu.org/proprietary/proprietary-surveillance.en.html

Intel and AMD have made all x86 as bad as cell phones by adding small, non free computers for hardware management.  The thing being managed is the user.  
https://libreboot.org/faq/  
The FCC has recently required wifi access points be locked down with non free software too. 

These are appalling developments that must be rejected.  Had people understood the harm non free software would do, they would have rejected it decades ago.  Visit the FSF's Respects Your Freedom hardware program to find hardware you can own and trust.  
Reports show that hackers are taking advantage of problems with a backchannel in global telecommunications.
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On Tuesday, May 3, people in communities around the world will gather to take a stand against digital rights management. Tuesday May 3 is International Day Against DRM, which for ten years has been an annual even to protest and build awareness about…
On Tuesday, May 3, people in communities around the world will gather to take a stand against digital rights management. Tuesday May 3 is International Day Against DRM, which for ten years has been an annual even to protest and build awareness about digital rights management. The event is sponsored by the organization [...] Continue reading Tuesday Is ‘International Day Against DRM’
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I upgraded stretch a couple of weeks ago and that fixed a lot of problems.  Still on Wheezy for work.
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Use the Sid, Luke!  Use the Sid!  (I do!)
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Non Free in Devuan?  I joined the Devuan torrent yesterday andwas disappointed to find non free software in the iso listings.  Right up front I found "firmware-linux-nonfree_0.43_all.deb"  They also slipped Mono into it, ick.  Is that junk used by default?  I don't see "main" and "non free" dividers, and I'm irked that non free software would be part of the default download.  

However nasty systemd may be, non free software is worse, so I'll stick with Wheezy if the folks at Devuan have done things the way it appears they have.  I'd rather use older software or learn systemd's new syntax than travel back in time to non free.  
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The technical aspects, pros and cons, are discussed by real knowledgeable people elsewhere. I reserve my freedom not to like it, more in a philosophical way (partially explained above). Period. Vive la liberté!
I use distros without it in more than a dozen PCs at work (PCLinuxOS), except for Ubuntu 16.04 in one computer. These two distros include, cause I let them, non-free stuff like codecs and perhaps some driver. I can live with that like you live happy with Puttering's stuff (erro de grafia proposital)..
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This week, University of California President Janet Napolitano placed the chancellor of University of California, Davis, Linda Katehi, on investigatory administrative leave, pending an investigation into a number of infractions, including her decision to spend at least $175,000 to try to scrub the internet of criticism following the 2011 pepper-spraying of student protesters by campus police. The school made national headlines after the video sho...
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I'm a Medical Physicists from New Orleans, Louisiana now living in Mobile, Alabama.  A relatively current resume, links to my pictures and notes can be found here.
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I once built a prototype of a pocket Compton telescope. http://etd.lsu.edu/docs/available/etd-11142007-230454/
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*A Good Place for Routine and Performance Service* I bought parts and used computers for gnu/linux boxes here five years ago. It's a great place for computer repair, parts. The owner is friendly, low key, and knows what he's doing. Most customers seemed satisfied. The shop also looked like a good place to build a gaming/media rig. It was filled with exotic motherboards, graphics cards, sound systems, etc. The owner is a gamer himself. The owner is a treasure. I would give the place five stars if it were not for tobacco use which may put people off when they walk in. Don't let it. The owner managed to keep the systems clean by walking outside to smoke.
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