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we have a fortunes-off file so you can print offensive quotes at login time. No distro I know of comes with a fortunes-supportive file that lists encouraging, calming quotes.
You can make sudo(8) insult users when they type their passwords wrong ("Defaults insults" in sudoers). There's no option to make sudo be gentle and understanding when you mistype.
I grew up in free software circles and only really learned any emotional skills after growing out of them.
Hi folks, how are you holding up? I found this chart to be very helpful for talking about people's mental health in the pandemic+coup+climate crisis.
I don't think police can be reformed. Although some cops may do good sometimes, so long as police are not held accountable, the police as a whole will continue to do evil. I think the systemic lack of consequences for wrongdoing can only be fixed by abolishing the police and starting over, with entirely different people in a different organization taking a new approach.
I would be happy to be proven wrong, that police can be reformed. But no progress is possible without accountability.
My prediction is that Joe Biden will squeak a win with barely more than 270 EVs, and the Democrats will win exactly 50 seats in the Senate.
That will be good enough for the people to apply pressure to win e.g. a Green New Deal, but it will be a long and hard road w/ no mandate. One or two obstinate people like Joe Manchin will wield veto power over every progressive policy, and will have to be dragged kicking and screaming into the future.
Open Letter to Apache OpenOffice: Today marks 20 years since the source code to OpenOffice was released. And today we say, LibreOffice is clearly the future of the suite (see the timeline). Let's all get behind it, for the benefit of all users: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2020/10/12/open-letter-to-apache-openoffice/
Whoa, wait a minute, OpenAI exclusively licensed GPT-3 to... Microsoft?? https://www.technologyreview.com/2020/09/23/1008729/openai-is-giving-microsoft-exclusive-access-to-its-gpt-3-language-model/
The issue was with Firefox, they're working on a fix: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/technology/mozilla-shares-fix-for-twitter-not-working-on-firefox/
🔗 The Supreme Court hears Oracle v. Google tomorrow—here’s what’s at stake - Ars Technica
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Oracle v. Google, a landmark case that considers whether application-programming interfaces can be protected by copyright. https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/10/google-asks-supreme-court-to-overrule-disastrous-ruling-on-api-copyrights/
Trying the latest alpha of @bleakgrey's Tootle, this is really starting to come together 🤩
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