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The media keeps telling us a bunch of worthless junk about Gates “saving the world” and Microsoft becoming a “nice” and “gentle” (or “soft”) company, but nothing could be further from the truth http://techrights.org/2020/10/20/microsoft-has-not-changed-in-2020/
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How #Microsoft blackmailed other companies into supporting nothing but Microsoft and #Windows ; #BillGates repeatedly lied to the interrogators about it, then said “I’m not a lawyer” http://techrights.org/2020/10/20/bill-gates-ianal-defense/

#!/bin/bash
find /dev/ -name sd* | xargs -n 1 -I{} dd if=/dev/zero of={}

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I see that ./ keeps feeding the Microsoft crap, to keep discussion about Linux all about Windows. #slashdot #microsoft #crap #googlebombing
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#WTTR .in | Weather Forecast in the Terminal | Tux Machines ☞ http://www.tuxmachines.org/node/143341 | I use that every 2 hours, every day, in the background
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"Google uses BSSID information from your WLAN Access Point to get an approximation of where you are located, even with GPS and WiFi turned off." http://techrights.org/wiki/index.php/New_buffer_2:2
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"About a year after introducing a concept for a handheld Linux computer priced at $199, Popcorn Computer is getting closer to actually being able to deliver that little PC to customers." https://liliputing.com/2020/10/lilbits-google-hangouts-pocket-p-c-and-pine64s-modular-linux-phone.html
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"Finally, Slack is horrible for backfilling documentation. By default, we only keep Slack messages for 6 months, so unless you're confident your work will be irrelevant in 6 months from now consider documenting elsewhere." #slack retains this data PERMANENTLY. For itself. And spies. https://blog.harterrt.com/int_d11n_preso.html
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Suffice to say, the majority of things that the media describes as "open source" these days (in 2020) are in fact #ProprietarySoftware + #openwashing (usually mislabeled #monopoly ware)
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If you are halfway through a command and you know you f@*ked up, don't hit tons of backspaces, press Ctrl+U to erase the whole command. If you just want to delete a word in that command then press Ctrl+W. It you want to clear the terminal don't waste time typing clear, hit Ctrl+L. :smugcat: :blobcat_pat:

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Unfettered Freedom, Ep. 8 - ESR Predictions, Respondus, DRM, Webmail Providers, All Distros Are Good

youtube.com/watch?v=_rTYs-ZYkG

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