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4.16 RC2 was released yesterday[1] and the last component for it has just landed in our xfce:next repo[2], which means as soon as everything finishes building you can comfortably give the next version of Xfce a try on and

[1]
andreldm.com/2020/11/19/xfce4.

[2]
build.opensuse.org/project/sho

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Introduction, sort of long 

Hi, I'm tux93 which is a very creative name I gave myself when starting to dabble in ( 11.2 to be more preciese) back when I was 16.

The name stuck and nowdays I spend my free time maintaining a hand full of packages on the Open Build Service and working in tech support for my dayjob.

Aside from that I like to dabble in although I recently rarely got around to the editing part which has lead to quite a backlog...

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fsf 

Confirmed: the FSF's sole purpose is to serve as RMS's amplifier.

fsf.org/news/statement-of-fsf-

Taken as is, this is a complete slap to anyone who directed the FSF in RMS's absence. If the organization is so rudderless as to be cast adrift without one man then the bus-factor of that organization is too great for long-term survival.

The FSF needs to consider what their mission is, because right now their mission is in jeopardy and the folks willing to carry water for the FSF are vanishing.

#fsf

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the 'c' and 'd' in 'programming' stand for comments and documentation

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oh right it's world backup day

put your important shit on a usb stick. burn a blu-ray. stick some photos in cloud storage you aren't using. do it today

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stallman, a good video link about women in computing, long 

i think every programming type person on here should watch this, especially with what's going on with stallman
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecIWPzGEbFc

it's a 5 year old talk from bob martin. he spends about 40 minutes talking about the history of programming and computing before the relevant part of the video, which is about women in computer science

do you really think it's a coincidence that when the "hacker culture" got big, when people like rms were "gods", when foss began, that all the women left cs?

(women are certainly not the only marginalized group that suffered in cs around that time til now, but i would be surprised if we had graphs of BIPOC and queer people in cs at the time)

it's not a coincidence that around the time rms was huge, when people like rms were able to get away with doing horrible things to marginalized people, that the marginalized people left

i don't care about the fsf. i don't care about gnu. i've spent almost every day of the past year working on open source code, working with the gpl both in code, and writing, but i haven't thought about the organizations. they're meaningless, and they affect literally *nobody* outside those organizations

a lot of the people signing that letter are part of gnu or fsf. the vast majority are not. the reason they're campaigning to remove stallman is not because he will genuinely harm the foss movement, but because of optics (the good kind of optics). because people like him - in fact, because of *him* - marginalized people have been run out of stem

removing him is the very minimum necessary to make cs not actual fucking garbage for marginalized people. it won't make it good, it won't even make it bearable. but it's a start

people need to understand that they can't say and do horrible shit that runs people out of cs without issue. but first, in order for them to understand that, we need to make it so that they *actually can't* do and say horrible shit. because as it stands now, people like appelbaum, and stallman, and t'so have scared away hundreds of thousands of people

three men, no matter how """genius""" they may be, are not more important than the health, safety, and wellbeing of literally hundreds of thousands of marginalized people; and that doesn't even mention the contributions we've missed out on without those people
screenshot from the linked vide…

RMS defenders being big mad 

LMAO someone is scraping the mail addresses of people who signed the open letter and sending hate mail

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Encouraging anyone involved in free and open source communities to sign rms-open-letter.github.io/

#uninstallman

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rms, csa, epstein 

Stallman is back on the board of the Free Software Foundation. A man who created a toxic environment for women at MIT for decades, whose bad take on Marvin Minsky's connection to Jeffrey Epstein was tantamount to rape-apologetics, is being allowed to return to the board, which just goes to show how toxic the FSF is.

They blamed it on a politically-motivated campaign of lies and misinformation. Without explaining or responding to how direct quotes from RMS are lies, and testimony from numerous women coming forward, they didn't address the "lies." Because they aren't lies. Stallman is the worst kind of academic leftist and I hope the FSF collapses under his leadership.

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It's only Arch if it comes from the Archeaux region of France otherwise it's just sparkling Manjaro

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concept: your parents following you on the fediverse

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Linux / systemd 

Is it just me or does the bitchfest surrounding systemd just seem to be mostly bullshit. Yes, while there is some arguments regarding POSIX / SUS compatibility and the UNIX philosophy, why does that matter is the tools are better, easier to use, etc.

And there's no reason in the future things like binary logs and configs can't be converted into text again or an alternative driver created to do this.

It honestly seems like people are complaining about improving usability.

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vim vs emac is like a fight over which brand of multitool is the best

and i'm just sitting here with a spork (nano)

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The eighth annual international Gender Census 2021 is now open until 10th March!

smartsurvey.co.uk/s/gendercens

It's for anyone whose genders (or lack thereof) aren't described by the M/F binary. It's short and easy, and the results are useful in academia, business and self-advocacy.

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I don't want you to put "BLM" in your display name. I don't want you to put "Black Lives Matter ✊🏾" in your bio.

I want you to unfollow the friend who posts racist jokes.

I want you to confront your parents when they make racist comments.

I want you to stop ignoring the racist coworker b/c they're old.

I want you to donate your time/resources/expertise to local groups making a direct impact on their communities.

I want you actually SHOW black lives that they matter while they're alive.

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Das ist der beste Text zum #barrierefrei​en #Gendern, den wir jemals gelesen haben!

heikos.blog/2020/11/08/diskrim

#HeikoKunert erzählt im Text auch:
- wie verschiedene #Screenreader arbeiten
- wie sich Sprache und Software entwickeln kann
und er kommt zu einem Schluss, dem wir komplett zustimmen:

1/2

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"stop replying all to this email chain!" says another of our corporate execs, adding the 128th reply-all email to this chain, almost all of which are similar complaints about how many people keep replying to this chain,

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Free and Open Source Machine Translation API, entirely self-hosted. Unlike other APIs, it doesn't rely on proprietary providers such as Google or Azure to perform translations.

libretranslate.com/

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Does anyone know artists in the EU that do art full time as their work? Wife is still looking for someone to ask questions of.

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