* Posts by Rainer Rechnermann

69 posts • joined 24 Mar 2021

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Indian defense chief admits China’s cyber-weapons would ‘disrupt large number of systems’ whenever Beijing presses the button

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One should assume even the Indian Army does have a wireless encrypted communication network which cannot be easily "hacked".

You know, something like "shortwave radio plus TYPEX" or a slightly improved version of that.

And yeah, I know about jamming and all that. I think the Indians have heared about frequency hopping by now.

Red Hat pulls Free Software Foundation funding over Richard Stallman's return

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Re: Achievements of Richard Stallman

So now we do hairsplitting ?

Was any of these Woke Cancellors on the POSIX comittee ?

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Apple is chock-full of free software, so are all the other big technology corporations.

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Oh really ? We should believe one of these megacorporations ?

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Also https://wiki.freebsd.org/Myths

"This is as much a myth about macOS as about FreeBSD; that macOS is just FreeBSD with a pretty GUI. The two operating systems do share a lot of code, for example most userland utilities and the C library on macOS are derived from FreeBSD versions. Some of this code flow works in the other direction, for example FreeBSD 9.1 and later include a C++ stack and compiler that were originally developed for macOS, with major parts of the work done by Apple employees. Other parts are very different."

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Apple hired the CUPS developer 20 years after the first CUPS release:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CUPS#History

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From https://www.apple.com/legal/sla/docs/macOSBigSur.pdf

"B. Certain software libraries and other third party software included with the Apple Software are free

software and licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) or the GNU Library/

Lesser General Public License (LGPL), as the case may be. You may obtain a complete machinereadable copy of the source code for such free software under the terms of the GPL or LGPL, as the

case may be, without charge except for the cost of media, shipping, and handling, upon written request

to Apple at opensource@apple.com. The GPL/LGPL software is distributed in the hope that it will be

useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY, without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or

FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. A copy of the GPL and LGPL is included with the Apple

Software."

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And: F.U.D.

Richard Stallman was never accused of a serious crime. Your "hints" smack of F.U.D. by a certain megacorporation.

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Re: Achievements of Richard Stallman

I just checked and you are right, Stallman did not invent Unicode.

I confused it with Posix, which is at least as important. All major operating systems now have a Posix interface, including those by IBM, Apple and Google.

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1.) Apple/Next has been using gcc during a time they nearly went bankrupt. GNU software helped to save Apple from bankruptcy.

2.) Macs cant print without GNU licensed SW

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Unix_Printing_System

3.) The Safari browser is based on the LGPL licensed KHTML

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/KHTML

So, try harder.

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Re: Let's Cancel IBM

Fugaku: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3uPAQlE9JQ (start at 12:00)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCLoaPJNxGU

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Let's Cancel IBM

Instead of DB2, use PostgreSQL or Oracle

Instead of S/390, use Fujitsu BS/2000

Instead of Tivoli use HP OpenView

Instead of PowerPC science computers use Fujitsu Fugaku

Instead of PowerPC, use ARM by Fujitsu, Qualcomm or Apple

Instead of MQ/Series use TIBCO or Apache Kafka

Instead of IBM Consulting use Camp Gemini

Instead of IBM cloud, use OVHCloud

Instead of Redhat, use SuSE

Instead of IBM Cobol Compilers, use Microfocus Cobol

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"Harem"

All I have read about this subject suggests that the women are forcibly kept inside a harem. They exist to the present day in some parts of arabia. Turkish courts also had the adult male children of the sultan locked into similar arrangements. The girls were often bought in slave markets of (eastern) Europe.

Mr Epstein and his "girlfriend" apparently used money gifts to establish and keep his group of underage sexual servants.

So at least the "buying" aspect was indeed that of a Harem.

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Mr Minsky should have consulted the CIA+FBI to find out whether Epstein was running a honeytrap ?

Epstein surely did not advertise this kind of thing when he befriended scientists he wanted to have orbiting around himself and his "charity".

The much better question is: "Why did the FBI investigate Epstein only so late ?"

And "why were these top politicans not protected from walking into the honeytrap ?"

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Achievements of Richard Stallman

Richard Stallman contributed or completely authored the following things:

Unicode Character Encoding

POSIX API

Emacs

GNU Compiler Collection

Many Unix userland utilities

GPL License

GNU Manifesto

Many more things I forgot. Please reply to this comment with the things I forgot.

It is very absurd for IBM to demonize a man of such caliber. Richard created many of the foundations used by ALL IT companies (Unicode for starters), but they want to shoot him down on the basis of 100% legal utterings.

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Re: What were they thinking?

"...dictatorship..."

The tyrant behaviour is very much with you folks who come in and demand everybody to bow down to your non-arguments.

RMS was the founder of FSF, he personally authored many pieces of GNU software, he wrote the licenses and most importantly his observations about the software business are highly accurate.

Now you puritanic folks come along and try to take control of FSF.

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Re: Redhat

IBM of AgeIsm.

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Thank god we have OpenBSD in reserve.

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All of the big "western" corporations are now on a drive to ideological purification which will result in oppression if not countered.

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Re: He made the FSF, it’s fine for him to end it

I think it should be written "communisty".

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The most wealthy and nowadays most powerful corporations such as AAPL and GOOG were essentially built upon GNU software such as Gcc, gdb and a boatload of Unix utilities from GNU. I guess they use this software everyday.

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We have OpenBSD, Brave Browser and many other things in waiting, should they manage to take control over Linux and Firefox.

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FALSE

Mr Stallman is very much liked in MY universe of free-thinking computer scientists, Unix system administrators, programmers and so on.

Why don't you folks simply set up your PSF (Pure Software Foundation) and leave us alone ?

Free Software Foundation urged to free itself of Richard Stallman by hundreds of developers and techies

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Re: Let this be a warning to all decent people

I see lots of people with respectable scientific degrees who simply parrot what the media tells them to parrot.

One day they want a war, so they parrot war.

Next day they want good business relations with a tyranny and they will parrot that, too.

They call it "reality".

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Re: Oh how the woke wimper

You are very much mistaken. We take a stand against people who destroy for the sake of destruction. Powermongers.

We know these folks because we did not sleep during history lessons.

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Re: Is there anything more pathetic than the self appointed offence takers?

This is the internet, where a man who is clumsy in his attempts to date women (and who looks weird etc) is being villified by a mob who want to exercise power over an organization said mob wants to control.

As far as I know Stallman never comitted a crime, but the poster above brings up violence against women. That is nasty hyperbole and was therefore downvoted by myself and others.

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Re: want to control what everyone is allowed to say or think.

Compared to Bill Clinton, RMS is a SAINT.

First cancel Bill Clinton, then come back, SJW !

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Re: Oh the irony

You lefties want to govern over the FSF, which was founded in the work and ideas of Richard Stallman.

If you found a Marxist theory foundation MTF, would you allow any non Marxist to take control of MTF ?

Just got back to your irrational, violent ideology and leave us FSF supporters alone.

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Yeah, exact informal punishment for a man who was never convicted of a crime and never ordered any military action.

What is that ?

Freedom 2.0 ?

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Re: Let this be a warning to all decent people

Google uses plenty of free software, including GNU-licensed SW, in order to built their empire of spying on users.

Call it clever or call it devious, what they do with Android and their tracking cookies.

Based on GNU/LInux, very sad indeed.

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Yeah Dude

First you complan about RMS' attitude to sex, then you say his supporters should be "f*cked".

It seems to me YOU should work on YOURSELF.

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Maybe he simply spent his time in front of computers when he should have spent more time on his conversation skills.

Is that a sinful behaviour ?

Only if you believe in some wicked ideology which thankfully is NOT the law in any civilized nation.

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RMS fell into disgrace in the court of woke-corporatist opinion.

Lets all bow down to corporate dollars !

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Re: To stop using the GPL is a knee-jerk and bizzare reaction.

Could you kindly elaborate on your outragoeus claims re CSAIL ? With some links, please.

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Re: such audacity

If you lefties just set up the Woke Software Foundation, you can play all day long with your bizarre codes of conduct and JS frameworks for formlerly oppressed victims of something.

Real computer scientsts will then proceed to work with FSF software.

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Too much independet thought for you ?

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Re: Oh how the woke wimper

Or maybe it is just the latest tactic by intelligence agencies and corporations to achieve their objectives. The more they can supercharge their arguments, the more effect they can expect.

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Re: Oh how the woke wimper

Wicked and irrational arguments must be countered or the world will descend into a very dark age.

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Re: Let this be a warning to all decent people

Many highly educated people make a mess out of their lives. Education is only slightly correlated with happiness.

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Re: "The Register asked the FSF for comment, and we've not heard back."

"when you are right above the target, the flak will be biggest"

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Thanks, well said.

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Re: To stop using the GPL is a knee-jerk and bizzare reaction.

How nice, your defamatory propaganda. Marvin Minsky was a friend of both Richard Stallman and Mr Epstein, so the entire MIT Media Lab must be smeared ?

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Richard basically started the free software movement with programs he wrote, with licenses he (co-) authored and with plenty of writing and speeches. He certainly has a very good claim to the leadership of the FSF.

Does it mean he is perfect ?

Certainly not.

But his "crimes" are truly benign as compared to some other "respected" figures.

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Re: What YOU can do is to avoid media outlets which are on the side of the mob.

I dont know about most on your list, but I would like to add RT. All the misdeeds of the American Empire can be read there. If I want to know about Russian misdeeds, I will read BBC and NYT.

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Re: Oh how the woke wimper

Would you now kindly "cancel" Harry of Wales for wearing a Nazi uniform "for fun" ? Or would that be wrong, because he is on "your side" ?

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Re: Oh how the woke wimper

If you do not like RMS, you are free to live inside the golden cage of GOOG, MSFT or AAPL.

Pat Gelsinger’s Intel will evolve from lone wolf to touting modular systems-on-packages with third-party foundry collaboration

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Re: How the mighty have fallen

These days TSMC has more fab capacity than anybody else.

Prince Harry, the Count of Montecito, turns Silicon Valley startup exec with first job based in 21st Century

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Re: During my decade in the military,

You mean encircling the czar and the chinese king ?

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The British have a very selfish, rational reason for the monarchy: they look into the history of the Russian, German, French and some other royal abdications. After the kings were gone, some sort of brutality came along quite quickly.

The Guardian as a lefty magazine will of course never admit this. It would run against their idealism.

Harry of Windsor's role is to be a "spare king" in case his brother dies in an aircraft accident or the like. Of course he should have a proper, demanding job in the meantime. One should assume his elders would take care of that, but apparently they failed.

Now that half of Nominet's board has been ejected, what happens next? Let us walk you through the possibilities

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Re: And further down the line - #DissolveTheUnion

The majority of Ulster populace and their guns want an argument with you.

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