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OneDrive, OneNote, OneCare, one Phone
One golden Zune of what could be

One paperclip that shows the way
No mortal man can win this day

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It's the Griz!

The build of the Raspberry Pi cyberdeck/laptop is complete (for the most part, with plenty of hacks).

Writeup forthcoming.

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UEFI question

There is a small operating system that can be loaded as an EFI module? I'd like something that allows you to look at FAT filesystems and edit files, that's pretty much it.

The reason for me asking this is that I'm running Qubes OS on my laptop, which is not using GRUB. So if I want to change a kernel option I need to edit the xen.cfg file on the EFI filesystem, and if I screw something up I have to boot from a recovery USB drive.

If there was a small system that I could load from EFI itself, I'd be able to use that to edit the file to fix the issues.

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What is an OS if not a complete I/O stack teaching computers how to communicate effectively with hardware external to the CPU/RAM & the human(s) on the other side? And to ask the question "what may I do for you?"

So maybe I'm biased because I'm studying an OS. But still, I see the same thing in any app I study. Reams & reams of dead obvious UI code backed by very little logic. And when I go job hunting "backend" code is mostly datamodelling, not computation.

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Now I'm afraid I'll have too many games starting to work correctly thanks to sdl12-compat :D
#sdl #wayland
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Today I'll discuss GNU ASsembler (GAS, not to be confused with the recently launched GNU Assembly), a subproject of GNU Binutils. This program converts human readable assembly code, resolves any e.g. jump targets, & converts it into opcodes the machine directly understands.

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After extensive initialization & parsing the commandline flags (some flags are specific to which CPU it's assembling for; referenced files are parsed with their flag), it does sanity checks on input & output files.

1/?

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The jumbo-frames kernel-panic-via-ping described in this Ars Technica article about the FreeBSD WireGuard scandal had another name back in the day - the Ping Of Death. arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/0

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#HPR is looking for shows!

On hackerpublicradio.org/calendar… next week's Monday and Tuesday are currently empty slots.

If you're reading this and you have something you've been meaning to write a blog post about, consider writing your blogpost as shownotes, speaking it and uploading it to HPR. There really isn't a lot of overhead.

No need for a Blue Yeti or other fancy equipment! Your computer or phone microphone is fine, we've heard worse. I use f-droid.org/en/packages/com.gi… on my mobile for most of my recordings!
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Borkism has created monopolies in ever sector of the economy, and was exported to the rest of the world - even in the EU, where the law explicitly rejects Bork's doctrines and calls for fighting monopolies per se, they act as though Borkism was the law of the land.

Borkism is a cult with a business-model: making the richest, most ruthless privateers of the business world much, much richer, and so it has endless "philanthropic" backers who fund its spread.

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Who knew Adam Smith was so woke!

♻️ toot.cat/@dredmorbius/10565202…

@dredmorbius@toot.cat:

Civil government, so far as it is instituted for the security of property, is in reality instituted for the defense of the rich against the poor, or of those who have some property against those who have none at all.

-- Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations, Book 5 Chapter 1 part 2

en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Wea…

#AdamSmith #property #wealth #power #law

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Hey woof.group, moderation headsup:

Unless anyone argues otherwise, I'm gonna silence skins.gay. That means posts from that domain won't appear unless you choose to follow them.

There's an awful lot of nazi content in their screen names and media, and while I recognize that lots of skinheads *aren't* neo-nazis... I'm not really getting that vibe here. No reports of harassment yet, but it feels like some gentle separation will reduce the risk of issues later on.

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Updates from the FSF Tech Team - Ian Kelling @ FSF: fsf.org/bulletin/2020/fall/upd

I'm glad to see some more activity here! The FSF websites have been somewhat falling behind before that.

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