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Semi-official in at least this part of California; the glut of online Michael Bloomberg for President ads have now supplanted the fairly recent glut of online ads for local performances of Shun Yen

Sure wish there were better ways of not having to endure the onslaught of these Bloomberg ads (e.g., on YouTube, in unsolicited emails) other than just not visiting the sites that'll keep churning out these ads until the State of CA's March 3rd Primary Election! 😬

:windows: 👺
"Windows 10 has a dangerous flaw discovered by NSA, Microsoft rushed to patch it"

Wonder what particular "businesses" (or governments) the is *really* worried about here?

Went to an interesting lecture last evening at Berkeley's Books Inc. given by Samuel Woolley on his recently released book _The Reality Game;
How the Next Wave of Technology Will Break the Truth_
Woolley's points are very timely, considering that the SF Bay Area's East Bay Express paper just published a related story at

More extensive writeup of Woolley's related 'The Facebook Dilemma' at 🤔

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I feel like my post explaining reasons not to use is going to get pretty long. I feel like I'm adding reasons to it every week.

I just added reason number 12.

Am at Oakland's now for its so-called Weekly Party working on my project(s).

See the event page , main site , Twitter presence, GitHub site , ... etcetera.

Whole lotta Cal students hunkering down with their Macbooks (mostly) at physical libraries and Internet cafes all over Berkeley this weekend 😒

Will be glad when the students finish their Final exams + papers + projects and depart en masse for the Holidays next weekend ... will probably free-up some of the regional ISPs' bandwidth as well when they do 😂

On YT's -related videos...

About ten years ago or so up to ~3-4yrs ago, Nicole (NixiePixel) put up her interesting and informative Nixie Pixel Vlogs and OS-ALT channel (see and )

For the last ~2.5yrs or so, there is now Derek's main channel at
Cant say I agree w/ everything Derek presents, but so far, he has seemed fairly insightful on his :tux: material 😃

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Everything I publish starts with plain text.

I use the basic text editor that comes with the OS or Ghostwriter when I really want no distractions. It's a great editor on Linux.

Can recommend Standard Notes for those who want to sync between devices.


Besides Big Daddy Linuxś wkly podcast at ,
there are also the interesting pair of YT vids 1) PCTLCś Linux Distro Hopping What are we Chasing? and 2) DistroTubeś Linux Elitists Are Frauds - Making Their Linux Life Harder To Look Cool

Semi-wasting some in-house weekend time by viewing yesterdayś Big Daddy :linux: (obviously no relation to GoDaddy) stream Big Daddy Linux Live! 11-30-19 under a live NomadBSD 1.3-RC1 session -- latter is based on :freebsd:.

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@codesections @debian interesting indeed. I've been in both camps. Employer is a big fan of systemd, but I'm still a slackware core team member and use it personally. Slackware has avidly resisted systemd.

Now it's 'Twitter Rethinks Plan To Delete Inactive Accounts Amid Concerns About Dead Users'

What, is the almighty Inc now going to also keep around the relatively "inactive" accounts of Nigerian-type scammers, imprisoned felons+rapists, purveyors of undetected and other loathsome types?? 😲 😟

'Twitter will soon delete your account if you don't use it enough'

From :
Hong Kong (CNN Business)
"Twitter (TWTR) has a message for anyone who doesn't do much with their account: Use it or lose it. The company on Tuesday warned users who haven't logged in for at least six months that their accounts could soon be gone."

Sheesh, the arrogance of it 😞
TG there's still Fosstodon :fosstodon: and Mastodon :mastodon: 😃

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When black people are marching saying that the depiction of Black Pete is racist..... That means it's racist.

My condolences to you, my family has their outdated ideas too.

In honor of one of the regular meetup attendees, I'd now list some of the major non-systemd Linux distros as (1)#Devuan , (2)#AntiX, (3)#VoidLinux, (4)#Artix, (5)#LinuxFromScratch (), (6)#Obarun, and (7)#Slackware.
While the previous DW link lists these non-systemd :tux: distros as (1)-12th,(2)-2nd,(3)-7th,(4)-15th,(5)-33rd (6)-13th,(7)-5th .... my own relative ranking in order of difficulty-of-use of these particular seven would be (1)De,(2)An,(7)Sl,(3)Vo,(4)Ar,(5)LF,(6)Ob

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