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    [–] System76 Unveils New Firmware Manager theferrit32 21 points ago in linux

    Looks nice. Good to have a fwupd frontend that isn't tightly coupled to a specific desktop environment.

    Does publishing their own firmware service and their own client provide a significant advantage for System76 instead of just publishing firmware updates to LVFS? Does System76 use hardware components also used by other personal computer companies but deviate their firmware from the official versions?

    [–] Alarm as Trump Requests Permanent Reauthorization of NSA Mass Spying Program Exposed by Snowden theferrit32 4 points ago in linux

    The last 3 years is clear proof of this. He talked big before 2016 but he has fallen in line behind the new Trump Party and abandoned any sense of libertarianism and limiting authoritarianism he claimed to have. Amash stayed strong with it and we see where that is getting him. A large portion of his party vocally despises him because he doesn't go along with whatever Trump demands.

    [–] Memo to mainstream journalists: Can the phony outrage; Bernie is right about bias theferrit32 4 points ago in DemocraticSocialism

    I wonder if it being owned by the richest person in the world and Sanders wanting to regulate his business and dramatically increase his taxes has anything to do with this.

    [–] Memo to mainstream journalists: Can the phony outrage; Bernie is right about bias theferrit32 2 points ago in DemocraticSocialism

    Yeah they're artificially propping up climate change deniers, anti medicare-for-all people, and anti gun-regulation people. They pretend to be a neutral force but it's pretty clear they aren't. The way they frame things and the people they choose to bring on affects the world, which they then report on. Some of the news is caused by the news outlets.

    [–] Opinion: the Do Not Track header can be used for tracking purposes and should be removed theferrit32 7 points ago in firefox

    This is right. It's about subsets within subsets. If you're using a Firefox default user-agent and disabling DNT which is enabled by default in Firefox, you're in a smaller subset than just using DNT with Firefox. If you instead change your useragent to Chrome, you should also disable DNT, because nearly all other Chrome users are not using DNT because it's off by default.

    [–] The Stranger Things S1 Blu Ray has an unskippable ad for S2 that contains S1 spoilers. And the ad is over 5 minutes long. theferrit32 1 points ago in assholedesign

    Sure I use Spotify too. I'm just saying you could get the raw mp3 of flacs for free at the library from the CDs. For some people that might be the best option.

    [–] The Stranger Things S1 Blu Ray has an unskippable ad for S2 that contains S1 spoilers. And the ad is over 5 minutes long. theferrit32 1 points ago in assholedesign

    That's nice. My Vizio smart TV is extremely slow. It's just 1080p so there's really no excuse on their side. Scrolling between elements on the home screen should have instantaneous response time.

    [–] And Now, the Really Big Coal Plants Begin to Close: Old, small plants were the early retirees, but several of the biggest U.S. coal burners—and CO2 emitters-will be shuttered by year’s end theferrit32 3 points ago in technology

    We don't have a penalty because that's the way our system is set up. There's no underlying natural law of economics that says shareholders can't themselves be charged personally for damages caused by the company they technically own. We've set up our system to protect shareholders and penalize the taxpayers when things go wrong in a company or a company does something bad, but we could change it if we wanted.

    [–] And Now, the Really Big Coal Plants Begin to Close: Old, small plants were the early retirees, but several of the biggest U.S. coal burners—and CO2 emitters-will be shuttered by year’s end theferrit32 33 points ago in technology

    It doesn't have to be. It's just there's no penalties on the companies and the people running them. In this case of the taxpayers don't bail out the companies to help pay for the losses caused by years of reckless behavior by the companies, the companies will just declare bankruptcy and the execs will walk away from it, and then the taxpayers still end up paying for the cleanup years later.

    [–] NRA Says New Florida Law Would Take Away Rifles From '10-Year-Old Little Girls' on Their Birthdays theferrit32 38 points ago in nottheonion

    They pulled themselves up by their bootstraps, some bootstraps are just really expensive and need hundreds of billions in government subsidies and you to be a member of the same golf club as some state and federal legislators. Just as Mises said it should work.

    [–] NRA Says New Florida Law Would Take Away Rifles From '10-Year-Old Little Girls' on Their Birthdays theferrit32 5 points ago in nottheonion

    Are you implying that giving multimillionaires millions of dollars more doesn't help the economy? Shocking, the US must be the first to discover this, we should tell someone. Oh every other developed country knows this already? Maybe if we cut taxes on the wealthy again it'll sort itself out.

    [–] Somebody had to say this. theferrit32 102 points ago in ProgrammerHumor

    Wrap it in a try/catch and throw it again as a runtime exception. Dealing with the issue is left as an exercise to the user.

    [–] What’s the stupidest way you’ve hurt yourself? theferrit32 22 points ago in AskReddit

    Floors are cheaper to pay for than doctor's visits, assuming the floors are multi use, paid for over decades, and you're not in a city taken over by rent seeking landlords and property holding companies.

    [–] YouTube shuts down music companies’ use of manual copyright claims to steal creator revenue – TechCrunch theferrit32 4 points ago in UpliftingNews

    It's good they're using escrow, I didn't know they even had that in place. But I agree they desperately need a penalization system for repeated false claims. The way it is now it substantially tips the scales towards the copyright owners.

    [–] YouTube shuts down music companies’ use of manual copyright claims to steal creator revenue – TechCrunch theferrit32 2 points ago in UpliftingNews

    As an American, I can't disagree with you. Give it another 20 years and maybe we'll be better. There's deep rot though and it takes a while to get it out.

    [–] [XFCE4] The day is finally here! Perfect HiDPI support on XFCE theferrit32 1 points ago in UsabilityPorn

    Probably a while. They'd need to write a whole Wayland API for xfwm. I do wonder if they could base it off a minimalist other Wayland compositor like Sway, or if it would be better to make their own. I'm not sure what's involved in it. The two leading projects have been working on adding full Wayland support to their window managers but it's been years and they're still not totally "there". Could be another 5 years.

    [–] YouTube shuts down music companies’ use of manual copyright claims to steal creator revenue – TechCrunch theferrit32 340 points ago in UpliftingNews

    They really need to start fining companies who make certain amounts of false claims, and increase the fine amount for continued abuse. Honestly the law needs to do that as well, there are copyright and patent trolls not just on YouTube.

    [–] Judge orders Georgia to switch to paper ballots for 2020 elections theferrit32 1 points ago in politics

    This is the equivalent of downloading a PDF, printing it out to fill it out, scanning it back to PDF, emailing it to a receiving office, having them print it out, stamp it, fax it to another office, where it is printed out and then scanned back to PDF and submitting it over an unencrypted connection to be stored digitally in the records database that is connected to the internet with no firewall, and then calling that "paper records".