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tomterl :manjaro: :emacs: boosted

People who complain about #git are spoiled! Have you ever done a merge with #svn? Have you ever tried to tack multiple versions with #cvs? I have you ever wanted to work on a file when someone else had it checked out from source safe?

Git is a pleasure to work with, and anyone who thinks otherwise is just being sophomoric!

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> <> Doesn't that (#emacs) contradict the unix philosophy?

That would be like saying that Bash contradicts the Unix philosophy. Emacs does one thing well, interpret emacs lisp.

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Hi guys! A friend of mine asked if it is feasible in 2021 to use laptops running Linux in ISO27001 (and 27002) certified companies.
In theory, it is possible, but in practice, I'm a bit lost; they need monitoring tools, device management, possibly centralized policy enforcing, but I'm curious about the best solution for Desktop, i.e. to make a remote wipe of a device, enforce policies that block USB ports, provision software, control access etc. etc
Looking for advice 😃

tomterl :manjaro: :emacs: boosted

What's your favorite programming language and which feature would you *remove* from it?

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@tomterl yeah, it's a cultural thing I guess, to go straight to click/type/build instead of making the effort of actually reading the instructions first. Or a human flaw. Or even an evolutionary feature that favoured esploration over reflection? whatever it is, I think you're right, not that much to do about it, beside ranting on the Internet of course 😂

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I’m 34 years old, dad of two, ICU-nurse and a hobbyist computer programmer and FOSS-lover.
I just learned about mastodon and I am fascinated by its concept.

Hoping to find some chill people here to talk about my interests!

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@yisraeldov Nope. Reference implementation of JDK is OpenJDK which is free(ish) software (and most certainly open-source).

The problem is Oracle JDK will get free support for 6 months each release, and to get longer support you need to pay.

Of course nothing stops Red Had and friends to maintain and support open source fork --- whether you'll get the same kind of support contract its another pair of shoes.

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So some one please correct me if I'm wrong. The JVM is closed source and proprietary? That means that they can decide to require a paid licence anytime they chose ?

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Anonym kommunizieren trotz Ausweispflicht:
#PIRATEN stellen vorregistrierte Prepaid-SIM-Karten zur Verfügung!
"„Wir kämpfen für das Recht auf Anonymität, da nur so eine freie, unbefangene Kommunikation möglich ist.“ (Dr. #PatrickBreyer)…
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Richard Hughes has been tirelessly working on fwupd and the Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS) to greatly improve firmware updating on Linux! He is asking for 5 minutes of your time to help with this effort. Please consider his request, if you are able

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I have to give a presentation at my school tomorrow about a technical topic that interests me. I've chosen Mastodon, and I'm planning to show this toot to everybody at the end. Share some Mastodon love below!

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twitter, nazis, Mastodon discourse 

xkcd’s take on free speech can’t be posted often enough, especially with regards to the hordes of man children, nazis and bigots on borblesite demanding for their instances to be “recognized” or listed officially..

Guess what? It’s not going to happen, because the community is showing you the virtual door.. 👋🖕

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That moment when you realize that prod builds of your application are broken due to a transient dependency, and as long as you have a carefully set up `yarn.lock`, things work. But as soon as you try to regenerate it, all hell breaks loose.

I'm not sure I have the spoons for this today, so I'm going to commit the carefully set up `yarn.lock` and worry about the reproducibility sometime later.

The #JavaScript ecosystem is... weird.


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Found out about shellcheck very recently. Handy CLI helper to analyze your (ba)sh scripts.

It's pretty awesome!

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Hi all, going to do a live coding stream soon making an OSS #PHP project in #emacs using #gitlab ci and #docker.

Can some one give a quick crash course on the differences between OSS licences? #GPL vs #AGPL vs #GPL3 vs #MIT vs #Apache.


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Disclaimer: I know we have some of the harshest systemd critics over here. If that sounds like you, then you may want to ignore this post and skip to the next one 😆

Still reading and using systemd? Great! To help you generate new services and monitor your system's logs & units, I created two little tools you may find helpful!

Check out service-tools over on GitHub:

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:reddit: In /r/emacs... :

org-mode copy source block button.
Is there any way (without writing non-trivial elisp) to attach a `copy` button to an org-mode source block exported in html? Something to make it easier to copy source code blocks from html pages generated with org-mode.

submitted by /u/sweetyhoneybee ( )
[link] (…

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School canceled due to weather conditions.

Forecast : scattered rocket showers. ☔ 🚀

Again, the biggest problem is that some how this feels normal. Kids not going to school because someone is shooting rockets indiscriminately should not feel normal.

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