This could come in really handy when updating packages.

Imagine: pacman/yay could diff the changelog between the installed and the new version of the package and show you what has changed since the last update.

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Just git cloned myself youtube-dl from a non-Github repository!

As always, may everyone have a great day except for the people who made the DMCA a thing ^_^

@bagofshit @Rosamonde @SteveTheDragon
If you call our operating system “Linux”, that conveys a mistaken idea of the system’s origin, history, and purpose. If you call it “GNU/Linux,” that conveys (though not in detail) an accurate idea.

But does this matter? Is it important whether people know the system’s origin, history, and purpose? Yes, because people who forget history are often condemned to repeat it. The Free World that has developed around GNU/Linux is not secure; the problems that led us to develop GNU are not completely eradicated, and they threaten to come back. When I explain why it’s appropriate to call the operating system “GNU/Linux” rather than “Linux,” people sometimes respond this way:

"Granted that the GNU Project deserves credit for this work, is it really worth a fuss when people don’t give credit? Isn’t the important thing that the job was done, not who did it? You ought to relax, take pride in the job well done, and not worry about the credit."

This would be wise advice, if only the situation were like that—if the job were done and it were time to relax. If only that were true! But challenges abound, and this is no time to take the future for granted. Our community’s strength rests on commitment to freedom and cooperation. Using the name GNU/Linux is a way for people to remind themselves and inform others of these goals.

People who know they are using a system that came out of the GNU Project can see a direct relationship between themselves and GNU. They won’t automatically agree with our philosophy, but at least they will see a reason to think seriously about it. In contrast, people who consider themselves “Linux users,” and believe that the GNU Project “developed tools which proved to be useful in Linux,” typically perceive only an indirect relationship between GNU and themselves. They may just ignore the GNU philosophy when they come across it.

The GNU Project is idealistic, and anyone encouraging idealism today faces a great obstacle: the prevailing ideology encourages people to dismiss idealism as “impractical.” Our idealism has been extremely practical: it is the reason we have a free GNU/Linux operating system. People who love this system ought to know that it is our idealism made real.

If “the job” really were done, if there were nothing at stake except credit, perhaps it would be wiser to let the matter drop. But we are not in that position. To inspire people to do the work that needs to be done, we need to be recognized for what we have already done. Please help us, by calling the operating system GNU/Linux.

is as old as the internet itself. One less piece of software isn't taking that away.

Also: a shameless thing that I did with some shitty GIMP skills. Me, a maker? Doesn't sound bad after all!

Friends don't let friends use GitHub.

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With GitHubs recent push for their CLI tool over the the already ubiquitous and understood git CLI and the new certification agenda, I will be migrating and will no longer support or endorse Github.

Don't let GitHub continue to monopolise FOSS and OS communities - Move your hardwork elsewhere.

It's sad to admit but I have taken a few courses on learning JS and I know the basic concepts & syntax but putting it all together is still difficult to me. Most courses teach you the basics and show you how to do a few projects but never show how to real-world code. That's my problem at the moment.

Are there any good resources/videos/courses out there for this learning curve?

TL;DR: Are there any good courses that help take the basic concepts and show how to use them in real world scenarios?

drop this in terminal for local weather.

curl wttr.in

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Don't forget to let us know which FOSS projects that you'd like us to support! Submissions will be open until 10/25.

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Some foss tips:

Don't buy Intel, don't buy Nvidia.

Buy AMD ;)

« In 's "Cookies and site data" settings […] you can enable the setting "Clear cookies and site data when you quit Chrome". However, I've discovered that Chrome exempts Google's own sites, such as Search and YouTube, from this setting » /> lapcatsoftware.com/articles/ch

So, the big selling feature of the upcoming Sony PS5 is that firmware updates will be able to adjust the cooling fan speed for optimum operating temperature.

Hey Sony, if you include a temperature sensor in the design, you can adjust the cooling fan speed optimally for the local environmental conditions. 😕

I just went so some sites like and to test if my cookie banner blocker was working.

"Asteroid could strike Earth day prior to election"

I know exactly why I never visit those sites.

Beg post, financial aid, medicaid cab didn't come again 

Dr appointment is at 11
If I don't leave in a lyft now I won't make it

Driver hasn't called me
I have enough to get there on my own, but not home

I need help
My PayPal is bonemasque@gmail.com

Boosts appreciated

@cosmicnomad you're welcome! Every day I take another step deeper in FOSS, and I feel like this will never truly end.

XMPP has truly matured lately and in 2020 I think it's no different than any other commercial chat platform. Make sure you use a client that supports OMEMO, and that your server has good security practices:

omemo.top/

is a personal right. As much as self-defense is. As much as having curtains, walls and locks on doors is.

Legislators are trying to take that right away from you - do *not* let that happen. Use end-to-end encryption, promote it, teach it, develop it. Here's my part: a command-line symmetric encryption program that is simple to use and secure.

github.com/kzimmermann/misc-sh

Long live and the right to

@cosmicnomad I take 'em with a grain of salt. They boast about "championing freedom and privacy" but can't help thinking that they're a quack regarding their encryption - I heard was even cracked a few years ago.

The serious alternative to it is , which implements real-life encryption, or if you wanna ditch the phone (highly recommended!) and be truly cross-platform, go for . It's a whole new world out there.

@cosmicnomad also, in case you're not on a Unix system and need some good, really random passwords, this Service by Random.org seems to be alright:

random.org/passwords/?num=5&le

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