[Opinion] A part of me wants to embrace piracy - for many reasons, just not because i don't want to pay.
° Artists don't get paid what they deserve. Out of every sold album, a really small part goes to the artist - an insane high percentage ends up with the labels/managers.
° Netflix / Spotify are crap, content available now might be gone in a few weeks.
° DRM is a total privacy invasion.
Yet, laws prohibit making a personal copy if it means that protections must be circumvented.
Whoops - phone died prematurely. Anyway:
- When someone really listens, you'll notice. Personal example, switched to Signal, ditched FB/WA. Year later, she did the same bolt move, on her own.
- Follow up questions can be a good indictator. Told her about people I interact with. When I name Roman, she knows I am talking about Roman Zolotarev - "the great OpenBSD documenter".
- Even started stitching a Pluffy (pluche Puffy).
Ofcourse, it is key that these small investments come from both sides.
The last weeks, I have come to the conclusion that having a partner that really respects you - for the erson you are, makes a difference so big that words can hardly describe.
We don't agree on everything and both value the freedom to do our own things - instead of doing literally everything together.
Respect is also about listening. How much effect that can have, became clear:
@h3artbl33d Until recently, it was Debian, but since the addition of systemd, it would be either the Debian-without-systemd "Devuan", or possibly slackware. I want a conservative cadence that doesn't break things, not a bleeding-edge distro.
@h3artbl33d First of all I hate the mentality behind systemd (which is probably also against everything that Unix stands for, i.e. small programs that can be combined instead of one big one). Second, I get to chose what features I want of any given software I install from the repos. The USE-flags let me pick compile-options and I can have a global filter (e.g. for systemd). Finally, since I compile it all myself, it's optimized for my system/CPU and therefore faster and safer (no known binary).
A friend recently installed #OpenBSD on his older laptop which had been a Linux box.
He started asking questions and I pointed him several times to the documentation. When it came
to VMM he asked for the configuration file format and the convo went:
Me: “well, /etc/example, of course but man vm.conf is even better”
Friend: “I’m sorry, I am so used to man pages being useless in Linux that I no longer have the reflex.”
BSD documentation, and #OpenBSD in particular, is why BSD is better.
° While the sysop was busy mitigating the DDoS, the breach happened - and got noticed too late. This shouldn't be possible in the first place.
° Once noticed, they pulled the server offline and draw the conclusion that it wasn't an attack for ransom because there was no noticed -- they've pulled the server offline, thus jumping to conclusions.
° Swiss servers that are like Swiss bank accounts? WTF. Bullet-proof hosters aren't located in Switzerland AFAIK.
As I interpret it, they have no decent backup strategy, no properly configured monitoring and lack decent effort on security.
° A proper backup strategy contains offsite backups that aren't reachable from the onsite infrastructure.
° How come the 'super fast' encryption of a big chunk of data didn't set off any alarms?
° They've lost customer contact information - WTF.
Australian hosting provider Cyanweb got hacked. The notice Cyanweb pushed out is completely wrong, shows a complete lack of competency and a disturbing insight in how bad it's setup:
CopperheadOS is over/effectively dead - keys were erased to prevent further harm - https://www.reddit.com/r/CopperheadOS/comments/8qdnn3/goodbye/
Very interesting advice from a #Debian developer about #GitHub and #GitLab https://veronneau.org/lets-migrate-away-from-github.html
If you don't want to use Gitlab.com, here are two alternative instances for #FreeSoftware projects:
The Debian Gitlab instance is available for every FOSS project and not only for Debian-related ones. As long as the project respects the Debian Free Software Guidelines, you can use the instance
Riseup maintains a Gitlab instance for radical projects named 0xacab.
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