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My MissionMy observations and opinions about IT are based on 40 years of use in science and technology and lately, in education. I like IT that is fast, cost-effective and reliable. I do not care whether my solution is the same as yours. I like to think for myself.
My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. I have been blessed by working in schools where students and school systems have benefited by good, modular software easily installed in most systems.
I have shown GNU/Linux to thousands of students and hundreds of teachers over the years and will continue in some way doing that until I die in spite of the opposition.
Category Archives: politics
The debacle of Trump and Ryan being unable to pass their “sicknesscare” bill through a Congress that the GOP controls is diagnostic. Trump, the GOP and Ryan all harped for years that a high priority was to repeal and replace … Continue reading
“This report confirms that the year 2016 was the warmest on record – a remarkable 1.1 °C above the pre-industrial period, which is 0.06 °C above the previous record set in 2015. This increase in global temperature is consistent with … Continue reading
CNN’s Fear and Greed Index has dived down to 36, a level not seen since the turbulent days of the recent USAian election. The lowest at the depths of the recession/depression was 20. How low will it go? Judging by … Continue reading
“US President Donald Trump’s one-time campaign chairman secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to assist President Vladimir Putin, the Associated Press (AP) news agency reports. Paul Manafort is said to have proposed a strategy to nullify anti-Russian opposition across former Soviet … Continue reading
“Sebastian Gorka, President Trump’s top counter-terrorism adviser, is a formal member of a Hungarian far-right group that is listed by the U.S. State Department as having been “under the direction of the Nazi Government of Germany” during World War II, … Continue reading
“According to CNN’s ongoing whip count, 12 House Republicans have flat-out said they will vote against the current version of the bill, while 11 more have indicated they are likely to oppose it. That’s 23 lawmakers opposed to or leaning … Continue reading
“Chocolate prices could rise if the UK does not secure a trade deal post-Brexit, according to Mars’ top boss.” See Chocolate price hike if Brexit deal fails, warns MarsBe still my beating heart! I was aghast to read the headline on … Continue reading
“Our highly levered financial system is like a truckload of nitro glycerin on a bumpy road,” Gross wrote.”One mistake can set off a credit implosion where holders of stocks, high yield bonds, and yes, subprime mortgages all rush to the … Continue reading
“Mike Pence defended his use of a personal email account to conduct state business while he was Indiana’s governor, saying “there’s no comparison” between his situation and the controversy surrounding Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server that rocked … Continue reading
“Sweden is to reintroduce conscription due to difficulties filling the ranks on a voluntary basis at a time of increased security concerns, the defence minister has said. Sweden ended compulsory military service in 2010 but military activity in the Baltic region … Continue reading
“Photos of White House Adviser Kellyanne Conway kneeling on an Oval Office couch have created a buzz on social media.” See Kellyanne Conway couch photo sparks memesWith all the high crimes and misdemeanours being committed by Trumpists in the White House … Continue reading