@estoricru I have never had any kind of experience with employee monitoring software beyond the IT department being able to Remote Desktop into a computer I am on (at work) if they want to covertly watch me.
Barack Obama claimed the government got back “every dime used to rescue the banks.” Meanwhile, ProPublica’s ongoing “Bailout Tracker” reported a total net government profit of $96.6 billion
The Obama bailout was also a “loan”. Therefore, this bill is a corporate bailout. This is how they twist the facts.
I referred to the coronavirus bill as a corporate bailout, and someone corrected me by saying that actually it’s a loan. Now I’m reading the news and it’s being called a bailout.
What’s more accurate? Are bailouts usually loans? Are the two terms contradictory?
Wonder how it feels to play Go on a wraparound board. Meaning all of the first line points are also the first line point on the opposite side of the board, and 1-1 is all four 1-1 points at the same time. Has it been tried this way? Hmm...
No edges makes it an entirely different game, as most of the focus is usually on enclosing corners and sides. The entire game would be a fight for the ‘middle’ and I’d expect a lot of fighting and very little territory.
Was listening to Revisionist History with Malcolm Gladwell and I learned a new word.
“process of reasoning that seeks to resolve moral problems by extracting or extending theoretical rules from a particular case, and reapplying those rules to new instances”
It sounds a lot like the way that judges interpret laws, that is, with precedents.
Now I have a word to describe how I reason about things.
(Why is there a char limit now?)
@technoid_ Actually realizing now that I wasn’t clear in my intention with that statement. I noticed that I do things on my breaks at work, or during my drive. When all of my thinking time is divided up into little moments here and there, it’s as if my time is being fragmented. That’s what I mean by “defrag my life”.
[typed from the toilet, at work]
The better the sandwich, the more you really have to wonder why your home address is worth that much to them.
Always a fun page for morning reading.
Here’s the bill laid bare without spin.
What was in that bill that just got passed? I’m trying to find info but news articles are only reporting on stuff that’s relevant to C19. I’ve heard that both sides are trying to sneak some riders into it that aren’t relevant to helping with the virus, but in a page of articles nobody mentioned that. I guess I just have to read the text of the bill directly, as usual...
I decided to go to Debian + Phosh because it seems popular and I get the feeling it has momentum. I never turned on location services, but the Map app knows exactly where I am. Good that the GPS is working, bad that privacy settings are being ignored. Still in early development though, NBD.
Jumpdrive, a small utility for flashing to the #pinephone eMMC directly from your computer.
Distrohopping on my #pinephone again. First of note, there is a new tool called Jumpdrive which lets you write your disk image directly to the eMMC over USB.
So I'm using that now. This is the first time I've tried running from internal storage so I think that may be partially why everything is snappier. The Mar 15 blog mentioned that #kdeneon has made progress in power management (10 hour standby) so I tried that one first.
Plasma Mobile is just.. imperfect (more on that later). While it's overall a bit faster, the browser stutters quite a bit. Most of the apps just failed to launch. It has screen rotation but it's jittery. Same with applaunch animations. This DE requires hardware accelerated graphics.
Now I'm trying #postmarketos again. First I went with Phosh since I didn't like it last time. This time, though, it impresses me. The performance was great, no hardware acceleration needed I guess. The UI is lacking a back button, so when you get into a modal dialog you have to pop up the appswitch menu and close it, unless I've missed something. That's a wierd UI direction if intentional. The biggest surprise was that I can hit the power button and the screen instantly turns off, press again and it turns right back on! With the ability to turn the screen off, maybe I can bring it with me away from power.
Next I tried Plasma on pmOS. It's exactly the same as the KDE Neon image was, except that all the apps work. The powerbutton under neon doesn't turn the screen off, it just locks the session, so there is no way to manually turn the screen off. It times out eveventually, but I don't even think it's really off, just blanked, a touch wakes it back up. So the interface you pick has a major effect on the core functionality of the hardware (I think?)
The forum is very quiet. Where are people discussing the Pinephone?
It's strange to see how desktop environments are treated like distros now. They have so much control over the low level stuff. Just feels wrong.
Now, because the DE handles so much of this, there will be less attention given to ways to manually do things through simple text file configuration. I really prefer plaintext configuration.
This song just seems appropriate for the times. Jim always puts me in a good mood. Disaster Capitalism, ya’all!
Software Freedom Fighter
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.