* Posts by OffTropics

18 publicly visible posts • joined 7 Jul 2023

Disenchanted Windows user? Pop open a fresh can of Linux Lite

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A Linux distro install that occupies 13 GB of space? Or was it a generous VM preallocation for all the seasons?

Is Russia using Starlink in Ukraine? Congress demands answers

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Re: Should be (relatively) simple...

"So are iPhones and Androids. So why Congress isn't bothered about those."

They wait for your input, I suppose.

Starting over: Rebooting the OS stack for fun and profit

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Re: Eumel/Elan, developed by Jochen Liedke of L4 fame

Maybe also RiscOS can do the trick, and https://riscoscloverleaf.com/ sell desktop machines endowed of British glory.

Space nukes: The unbelievably bad idea that's exactly that ... unbelievable

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Re: That was my thought, too.

"Just compare" what, sonny boy? What year, what metrics, what source of information, c'mon.

Anyway, the film... Almamula, Argentinian-Italian coproduction got one idea and built the whole thing arond it with a cursory attention to the story and a roughly sketched character presentation. Watchable, why not, enough to get to the end of it and ask to myself if that weren't the case to make a better one from that point on, instead.

You know, Jellied Eel, if you are an expert on Ukrainian history, geography, international relations, current conflict, well... then I am a cinema connaiseeur and raffinate critic. Or you could just focus on what - ***maybe*** - you know better in a place like this.

For instance, do you think Kroah-Hartman is in the right to can RNDIS from the Linux kernel?

Cheers

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Re: Arguments

Borders are written down by treaties. Since 1991 Russia has defecated on many of them. But, to serve your eyes, please see WaPo "How Ukraine became Ukraine, in 7 maps", it's two maps more than the fingers in your hands but I assume you have some extra cerebellum coordination to check them all.

And, as I am a Communist since the age of 12, please don't miss "Indisputable Violations: What Happens When the United States Unambiguously Breaches a Treaty?" - David A. Koplow, 2013.

Or, maybe for some here, "How to Tankie: The Anti Imperialist's Guide to the Modern World" - Darth Putin KGB, 2022.

Okidoki? Am I clean now? No more rain tonight, op fiets, nu!

Cheers

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Re: That was my thought, too.

And, the "pivot towards the EU" thing (these unconscionable East-European & Baltic folks, aka PostSoviet, so dumb to miss their chance, aren't they?) after the cinema...

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Re: That was my thought, too.

Using a natural language opens my confusion to the four winds, nevertheless I cannot see a declarative stance in the quoted snippet, more a cascading review of failed treaties and pointless memorandum with final cherry on top, kind of "Can you all, pleeeeease, look at the fekking disaster we're going through?!?". To further my disdaign for the inclement wheather outside, I need to clarify that my point subsequent was about military targets too close to residential buildings as per Soviet custom and Russian AD hitting S200 over cities with obvious consequences..

Now, given that on Monday here the RKZ Bios starts at 20h30 - tonight, Almamula (2023) - I'd like to tiptoe controversy, yours, I mean, by specifying that by 2014 the Ukrainian military equipment was quite limited, but before they were almost strapped, if not drained out. Guns and ammo were depending on lousy alliances.

Easy to find relevant links but I will oblige upon request.

The "coup" pastry, I leave it for later

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Re: That was my thought, too.

"Ukrainians' fought on both sides during WW2, now they're fighting against each other"

It's raining, 8 degrees, not very cold but the wind makes rain a petulant crux. And now, because of you, I start looking out of the window wishing for some compromises.

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Re: That was my thought, too.

"Zelensky said Ukraine was going to become a nuclear power" I have my doubts about an Ukrainian president venting similar concepts in public settings, officially. Do you mind producing a quote? You know, at that time the land was already under aggression, prior to 2014, the so-called West was surely showing the short arm with help, and there was/is the question of Germany and its energy policies. I would say, unlikely but please prove me wrong.

About shelling Donetsk area, please do not forget Soviet barraks and military installations were built within cities, easy to blow up some residential building.

And, and, and... have someone the idea of how much weapons, materiel, nukes did Ukraine give back to Moskow, and how much light weaponry went the way it did in Caucasus, sold by the upper ground to the underground? And...

Ohhh, darn! I did it again...

Feds dismantle Russian GRU botnet built on 1,000-plus home, small biz routers

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8 posts? Only 8 posts?!?!? Where are the Postsovietologists? Where are all the experts on the asymmetrical Russian warfare??? Why miss such an opportunity??

Oxide reimagines private cloud as... a 2,500-pound blade server?

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Re: Betting Factors

Wasn't 0xide a Manga character?

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Ouh là là... Bryan Cantrill (triple exclamation mark, and Karmeliet Tripel to toast)

Damn Small Linux returns after a 12-year gap

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"[...] entry on the application menu was spelled "brawsers", but fearlessly you dared it up.

Mitchell Baker logs off for good as CEO of Firefox maker Mozilla

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The newly appointed something for the Mozilla Foundation, we love to know, was in fact announced in March 2022 as ....

"Laura Chambers, Former AirBnB, eBay Exec & Mom of 3, Takes the Helm of Femtech Leader Willow® as CEO"

Femtech? Willow Innovations, Inc? Yes! OneWillow point com, your one-stop online source for breast pumps. Good for a Firefox success story? Mozilla Vision? Or maybe cunning rabbits?

Never mind, company's headquarters are located in Mountain View. Back to black...

Ukraine cyber spies claim Putin's planes are in peril as sanctions bite

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It should be Airbus A220, eventually.

RHEL and Alma Linux 9.3 arrive – one is free, one merely free of charge

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Maybe RHELated, then when things go south RHELic could be used.

TETRA radio comms used by emergency heroes easily cracked, say experts

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Re: Spectacularly irresponsible.

The Dutch bloke at Midnight Blue writing down the two CVEs:

„ETSI omnes, ego non“

Two new Linux desktops – one with deep roots – come to Debian

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... and reading it makes me feel ten years younger.