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Can GROKLAW Return To Its Former Glory?

“he’s relaunching Lavabit with a new architecture that fixes the SSL problem and includes other privacy-enhancing features as well, such as one that obscures the metadata on emails to prevent government agencies like the NSA and FBI from being able … Continue reading

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On this day of Trump’s inauguration, I thought I would write of something  Dow Jones Industrial Average Never Quite Made It To 20K And Is Now Flatmore rare and significant, the recent release of Linux 4.4.44. Yes, that’s four consecutive … Continue reading

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Debian Creeps Closer To The Next Release

“The Debian Installer team is pleased to announce the first release candidate of the installer for Debian 9 “Stretch”.” See Debian Installer Stretch RC 1 releaseI’ve been alarmed by the slow progress of Debian towards the next release. They’ve had several … Continue reading

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ARMADA 8040 Community Board To Ship In February

“Estimated shipping : February” See ARMADA 8040 Networking Community BoardOriginally promised this month, their website now shows 2017-February. At least that’s a sign of life. The Lemaker Cello is still promising 2016-Q2… It’s all good. My pension is all allocated for … Continue reading

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That Other Operating System Continues Its Decline

“The Federal Digital Analytics Program (DAP) reports that while Windows is the most popular end-user operating system, it’s dropped below 50 percent to 49.2 percent. This is based on 2.17 billion visits over the past 90 days to more than … Continue reading

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The Big Game

Chuckle. I just opened some spam in my “inbox”. It was an ad from Wal-mart, entitled, “Prepare for the Big Game”. I use a lot of zoom so my instinct was to extrapolate that as Big Game Hunt, feast, whatever, … Continue reading

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Oviedo U Increases Use Of FLOSS

“The University of Oviedo in Asturias, one of Spain’s autonomous communities, is studying ways to increase its use of free and open source software, reports La Nueva España, a newspaper.Using free and open source software will help to avoid the … Continue reading

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Fetching The Mail

Tonight is forecast to be the coldest night of the year. Last night we had high winds and blowing snow drifting into my driveway. I decided to walk to fetch the mail after the wind died down. The temperature was … Continue reading

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Traditional PCs Continue To Decline

“Worldwide PC shipments totaled 72.6 million units in the fourth quarter of 2016, a 3.7 percent decline from the fourth quarter of 2015, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc. For the year, 2016 PC shipments totaled 269.7 million units, … Continue reading

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Electrameccanica Plans 400 EVs for 2017

“Electra Meccanica SOLO Delivery Dates Car Number: *Estimated Delivery Date: 1 – 50 Q2 – 201751 – 100 Q3 – 2017101 – 400 Q4 – 2017401 – 800 Q1 – 2018″ See Delivery DatesShucks. I hoped to be in on the … Continue reading

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Linux Consolidates Support For Beast IV

See [PATCH v5 11/12] arm64: dts: marvell: add sdhci support for Armada 7K/8KIt’s great to see that Marvell’s ARMed stuff is being pushed upstream to to support their new product which should be available soon to power ARM64 developers … Continue reading

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Talos, For Those Needing Powerful Computing

“Talos™ is a state-of-the-art mainboard designed for the new IBM POWER8 architecture. It is the first and only high performance computer with absolutely no proprietary software or firmware blobs. With its ATX form factor, Talos™ brings a level of performance … Continue reading

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