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"""secure boot""" 

@owl
Secure boot is a misnomer.
A boot [process] is secure where its parts can be inspected and verified, for example a system that is hardwired to boot from an easily removable device (e.g. internal SD card) which can be verified from another system, and write protected via hardware means.
Hard-coding complex steps in non-removable media, for example involving cryptography, is error prone and bugs will be found making the whole system not trustworthy and unverifiable.

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@Camel @schratze
Advertising is immoral.
The idea of pushing information by throwing money at it is immoral. It is a form of corruption. Valuable information flows by itself, without sponsors, ads, product placements and all the other alternative forms of shitting-in-your-head.

I need to use a portable drive for booting my distro, physically small but still decently fast. Also would be nice it supported TRIM (or equivalent) so it can last longer. I never heard of USB pen drives supporting TRIM.
Do you also bring a roaming distro with you? Which storage do you use?
Right now I'm thinking of a full-size quality SD-card.

Why I don't use briar. 

asks me for a nickname that cannot be ever changed? What about letting people assign a name that is useful to them and letting me leave that field unpopulated?
Also it coerces me into setting up a password for its storage? Why not letting me decide for another (more practical) way to encrypt my data, including letting the operating system do that?

Those things are unnecessary but enforced. This software is not friendly.

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@caffeine @schratze Oh yes, very much same. I actually try to put content notices on posts where I do mention brands.

And, only roughly related, I also consider exposure to advertisements inside homes, restaurants or similar places very rude, and try to minimize showing brand labels on my stuff where esthetically/functionally easily possible

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#VerseThursday TO LOVE SOMEONE LONG-TERM IS TO ATTEND A THOUSAND FUNERALS OF THE PEOPLE THEY USED TO BE., by Heidi Priebe

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Not long ago, someone asked me why dictionaries for text to speech are a bad idea. During MacOS software update:

What you see: Preparing macOS Monterey 12.2…

What you hear: Preparing macOS Monterey the second of December…

There is often no way to disable dictionaries, so many of us still use Foobar 2000 volt 1.2.6 (v1.2.6), measure ram in miles (Mi), or pay nine-one-one euros in a store (911). Welcome to modern accessibility, where people who never use the technology they develop try to guess what you need.
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People be like how will I discover new music without Spotify??

Ask your friends duh.

Spotify algorithm taking away chilling with ur mates listening and sharing tunes.

Buy music if u can. Support artists.

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Most of the anarchists and antifascists detained during and after protests of 2020 in were tortured by security forces. In this thread I'm talking about each person and which torture was used against them. (Content Warning - violence)

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don't even have to ask if we are a failing country.

Seriously, bro?

(yes I am gendering the US as male in this context)

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If you still remember physical textbooks, can you imagine being forced to pay a company a monthly fee to bring your textbook home on the weekend?

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\o/ Woohoo

Ich habe mein erstes Paket (diff tool, empfehlenswert für git) für Fedora COPR gebaut. Und es funktioniert :D

Zugegeben, ich hab keine Ahnung warum's funktioniert, und die Paketversion hängt eine Patch-Version hinterher, aber ich bin gerade einfach nur glücklich dass es überhaupt geklappt hat. Jetzt muss ich nur noch verstehen warum, und wie genau die build tools miteinander arbeiten >.<

copr.fedorainfracloud.org/copr

#Fedora #COPR #diff #git

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