Turned the heater on for the first time this season.

-libre 4.18.11-gnu, 4.14.73-gnu, 4.9.130-gnu, and 4.4.159-gnu is now available in my APT repository.
jxself.org/linux-libre/
Enjoy!

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.oO thanks to xkcd, I learned about how Stanislav Petrov saved the world from an accidental thermonuclear war, and then I realized RMS launched #GNU the day after that. had he know (I doubt he did then) he might have said: let's make GNU, not nukes

I bought a package of cheddar cheese sticks at the store. They're tasty.

Not only did Linus Torvals take time off to try to improve things he now describes the community as "a morass of nastiness".
To the BBC: bbc.com/news/technology-456646

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.oO today is the day! picture Marilyn Monroe singing "happy birthday to #GNU" for its 35th anniversary!
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The boy cat is so polite. When I'm sitting at my desk using the computer and he wants to sit on my lap he'll stand on his hind legs and use one of his front paws to do a double-tap on my arm or side to get my attention. Then he waits for me to move the chair around to make room, rather than just jumping onto me (or the desk) without warning.

New system hostname: rochester. It's an x60 from eBay. Continuing the tradition of naming my computers after cities, the box says it was shipped from there so that's the name.

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We hope the recent news helps people in the community take heart that *change is possible* bc there are some truly inspiring people here fighting the good fight w/@Outreachy sfconservancy.org/blog/2018/se πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š

-libre 4.18.9, 4.14.71, 4.9.128, and 4.4.157 (the freedom-respecting version of ) are now available in my APT repository: jxself.org/linux-libre/ Enjoy! Thanks, @lxoliva

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#GNU #Linux-libre 4.18.8-gnu, 4.14.70-gnu, 4.9.127-gnu, and 4.4.156-gnu source tarballs and patches are now available; #Freesh .debs will be available shortly (thanks jxself)
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#GNU #Linux-libre #Freed-ora 4.18.7-gnu rpms for f28 are now available as stable updates, while f2[79] ones are available for testing
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#GNU #Linux-libre #Freeloong 4.18.{6,7}-gnu, 4.14.6{8,9}-gnu, 4.9.12{5,6}-gnu, 4.4.15{4,5}-gnu, and 3.18.12{1,2}-gnu mipsel .debs for gnewsense/yeeloong are now available

The news was talking about the shutdown of the Alaskan Way Viaduct, which was damaged in the 2001 Nisqually earthquake (yes, it's taken that long to get a replacement in the form of a tunnel), this coming January. They were telling people to prepare for major traffic problems because the viaduct closes three weeks before the tunnel opens. How does that make any sense? It's been damaged since 2001; it could wait a few more weeks beyond the current planned shutdown date to avoid traffic problems.

I think I'm on the upswing from this . Score 1 for the immune system beating back the invader.

"Where else can you get raw slug liver first thing in the morning?" --Quark, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, The Assignment

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- a microSD card weighs somewhere around 0.4g
- the highest capacity microSD that's easily available is 256GB
- a trebuchet can throw a 90kg projectile over 300m

90kg worth of microSD cards is 225,000 of them

Therefore a trebuchet can throw 57.6PB of data over 300m

This would have the highest throughput of any telecommunications network ever created

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