In the 90s part of Germany's air traffic control software ran on Emacs
@threemaapp If only our son's activities (school, sports clubs, etc.) weren't centered around WhatsUp groups. 🤮
Since end 2020 @Facebook@twitter.com banned linking in FB posts to https://delta.chat stating "violation of community standards". Multiple people filed complaints but nothing happened, no responses, no explanations, nothing. Please help (RT/like or comment how to proceed). Thanks!
We pay to Steam, Netflix, Amazon prime, Spotify. But not to Wikipedia, Archive.org, Librivox, Project Gutenberg, for our favourite Linux distro.
The huge asymmetry between corporate and community has not emerged naturally. It is a product of our choices of not supporting community oriented projects.
The short conveniences vs the long-term good. We always chose the former.
In face of surveillance capitalism, we must and must change.
Libro.fm is an amazing alternative to Amazon's Audible: an independent audiobook platform that sells books from every major publisher at the same price as Audible - but without DRM, and with a share of every sale going to an indie bookseller of your choosing.
Virtually every audiobook title is available through Libro.fm - except for those titles that Audible demands be sold as "Audible exclusives."
Elsevier rant, long, f-word
Elsevier now confirms the submission of the copyright form¹ by sending you an E-mail with an HTML attachment called Order Confirmation.html. What’s inside? A two-section document, the second section having the title “Order Confirmation” and, among others, the fields: “Order number” and “Order date”.
Fuck you Elsevier! I’m not buying shit, I’m publishing a fucking paper!
Some colleagues refuse submitting or reviewing papers to Elsevier journals. As an early career researcher, I find it difficult to do because I have multiple colleagues exploited by Elsevier, and I do need to maintain good karma in my relationship with them. However, since interacting with this “publisher” gets worse and worse over time, I am seriously considering losing some karma points.
¹ Publishers in academia very often ask us to waive some of our rights over the article to them so that they can freely handle the profit they get from selling our works to the libraries of our own institutions. We, the authors, are paid nothing for our work. We, the reviewers, are paid nothing for our work. We are supposed to be just happy with the fact that our articles get “published” behind paywalls and with lots of restrictions prohibiting us from actually sharing our papers freely.
I've just created a nice dark #Emacs theme. It is called "stock defaults for dark background" and looks amazingly nice.
(set-face-attribute 'default nil :background "gray5" :foreground "gainsboro")
(set-face-attribute 'mode-line nil :background "gray15" :foreground "gainsboro")
I just started using #NitterizeMe and it's great. A useful enhancement would be redirecting direct nitter.net links to the user's chosen nitter instance because at least for me/my location, nitter.net itself loads horrible slow (like ten seconds or more to view a single tweet).
Können Menschen bitte aufhören, auf freier Software rumzuhaten, wenn sie nicht für iOS implementiert wurde? Man kann doch nicht ernsthaft erwarten, dass sich Menschen dafür einen Apple-Rechner + Smartphone kaufen, 180€ für den Zugang zum Apple-Store bezahlen, Swift lernen und darin die App komplett neu implementieren und sich dann mit den Regularien von Apple rumschlagen. Das ist in Tool-Diskussionen einfach unfair. Leute, euch in ein Gefängnis einzukaufen, war eure Entscheidung
I want to make Linux more accessible to everyone, but also make the complicated and ever growing field of distros easier to understand.
That's the goal or my new project, Try Linux.
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