Robert Pogson

One man, closing all the windows.

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  • Sep 02 / 2014
  • 5
technology

Eventually Revolution Is the Easier Route To Escape An Oppressive System

When the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) throws fuel on the fire of revolution, you know it’s a big fire, happening in the public square.“While some have found the process of upgrading straightforward, others have found it expensive, irritating and time-consuming.And interestingly, it isn’t the operating system itself that seems to be causing the biggest headache, […]

  • Sep 02 / 2014
  • 0
technology

Mindshare-Momentum For FLOSS

That other OS is a total mess. It has been from the beginning when salesmen decided what an OS should be and“Windows is a total mess. A lot of those involved in developing it have left and it truly shows. Just look what a mess recent releases of Windows have been, both when released and […]

  • Sep 02 / 2014
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technology

Overturning The Distro

The systemd folks have an agenda, changing everything. While I, like many others, resist change I want to have some idea of where we are going and how we are gong to get there.“we push quite a few problems into btrfs, that other solutions try to solve in user space. One of them is actually […]

  • Sep 01 / 2014
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firearms, hunting

Fiddly Things Fingers Do: A Cap-holder

This week deer season opens for archery and I am not ready. I may still go out but I also have to prepare for the next season, muzzle-loading. I shoot a cap-lock and the darned percussion caps are tiny for my fumbling fingers, especially in cold weather. They come in a tiny can and you […]

  • Sep 01 / 2014
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Uncategorized

Finally! The Sad Comedy Of Errors In Ukraine Gets On Stage

I wrote months ago that there would be war and we all needed to get involved with smacking down Putin and his goons.“NATO members meeting this week in Wales are expected to create "a very high-readiness force" to deal with Russian aggression in Ukraine and other international conflicts, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said […]

  • Sep 01 / 2014
  • 1
technology

WOW! The Feynman Lectures on Physics Available On The Web

I still have the 3-volume set in storage here somewhere. I haven’t read them in ages but they were my absolutely favourite textbooks ever.“Caltech and The Feynman Lectures Website are pleased to present this online edition of The Feynman Lectures on Physics. Now, anyone with internet access and a web browser can enjoy reading a […]

  • Sep 01 / 2014
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technology

Time For the GNU/Linux Desktop

Gary Newell has a thoughtful article on the relationship between the GNU/Linux desktop and that other OS.“Why does it have to be one thing or another?. For Windows to survive must Linux die and for Linux to succeed does Windows have to die? Of course not. The people who want to use Linux will and […]

  • Sep 01 / 2014
  • 3
technology

M$ Admits Defeat

You know how M$ likes to impose exclusive deals on “partners” to ensure monopoly is strengthened?“Microsoft has recently reduced the number of chassis suppliers for its Surface tablets and is now outsourcing all the orders to Ju Teng. Microsoft stopped placing chassis orders with its China-based supplier in August … Since Surface tablets only have […]

  • Aug 31 / 2014
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technology

Statistics On GNU/Linux Usage, Wherever We Can Find Them

Blush! A huge porn site has released its figures… “The numbers for Linux based operating systems are bang-on – 1.7% of Pornhub traffic and 1.7% of desktop penetration as reported by Net Applications in July 2014. … 24% of Pornhub’s Linux users are based in the United States, followed closely by 23% in India. As […]

  • Aug 31 / 2014
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technology

Why I Hate Non-Free Software

I read about a useful application now available on GNU/Linux as a $free beta download. A .deb package was provided and did install easily on my Debian Jessie 64-bit system. The programme mostly worked as advertised but despite Aspell being distributed with the package, spell-checking did not work out of the box. Otherwise, the appearance, […]

  • Aug 30 / 2014
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technology

Investing In FLOSS Pays Dividends

There’s more than one way to pay for software and investing in FLOSS is hard to beat. Rather than just paying licensing fees, Walmart pays programmers to contribute to a FLOSS project for a component of their websites."every five startups using Hapi translated to the value of one full-time developer, while every 10 large companies […]

  • Aug 29 / 2014
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technology

Geek? Want a Notebook Like RMS? Lemote Yeeloong Could Be The Answer

I guess I am a geek because I knew RMS had a notebook like this so that he could use only Free Software on his PC.“Lemote Yeeloong 8089B 8.9" opensource laptop Loongson CPU inside mini notebook computer linux pc for geek coder” It’s kind of cute and definitely small enough to carry around while travelling. […]

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