God, I’m so tired. Tired of seeing people who have salaries jobs at one of the big 5 and get 6 figures who also have a github sponsorship thing for… writing code that they open source I guess? Maybe if you earn that much you should contribute back without asking for money idk
@trechnex How did they explain pointers in C++ in the book?
@cketti Welcome to Fosstodon! 👋😀✌
@AppleStrudelMan Okay, but you can unlock the session. It's not only an openSUSE problem.🤔
Hmm... Someone made a nice list of 11 Places Where You Can Buy Linux Computers...
3rd day with the #Asus 202C (2GB - 90£ new) converted from #Chromebook! I strongly recommend this laptop on #Linux. It’s fantastic for kids: fast and with lovely open source programs and games like #Supertux and #Wesnoth. Battery lasts 10 hours as processor is very economic on power. #TechTips Let’s support education on open source!
Some Google employees made a website. I would summarize their three objections as follows:
1) helping out border patrol and immigration with data
2) helping the fossil fuel industry with machine learning
3) doing (and publicly asking for more) mercenary work
I think these are also valid reasons to leave Google as a customer.
linux tip of the day:
a lot of distributions ship with a cron that has folders
and if you put executable files in there, they will get executed hourly/daily/weekly/monthly. IMPORTANT THO: u cant have a dot in the filename idk why. use ur #!/bin/sh or #!/bin/bash
this is really nice because
- you can just dump a bash script in there
- no need to remember crontab syntax
- unlike cron, your system doesnt need to be running at a specific time for the task to fire off
to expand on that last point: with a crontab entry to run something every day, you have to specify the exact time it runs, and if your system is not online when that time hits, your task just does not run that day. by contrast, with cron.daily, it checks every hour to see if its been over a day since it last ran daily tasks, and runs them if it has.
this is especially good for devices like laptops, which are often asleep/awake at unpredictable times.
@fosstodon I think it's great that the main topic here is #FOSS. That's why I'm here. But life has more topics than FOSS and Linux etc. (at least that's what I've heard 🤔). And if I'm not interested in a post (for whatever reason, because of the topic or because of the language or I just don't feel like it) I just scroll over it. But sometimes I am confronted with non-FOSS topics, which I didn't know at all and it's great that we are such a motley crew. Thank you all and thanks for the post.😇
The main reason is (I think) the mobile revolution. It turned out the vast majority of people never needed a desktop, whether running #linux or not.
The open source paradigm has not found yet a viable (self-financing) alternative to the mobile-as-surveillance model
I still have my #firefoxos mobile somewhere, a relic from a future that never was 😞
@Matter Um, yes, you know... almost.😢
@raivenra Hello Jorge. ¡Grandes pegatinas!😀😎✌
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