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The Internet will find a way, and the consumer will always win..

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In the US, for the first time in a very long time the government are going to be in situ this wednesday to vote, do what ever it is they are doing to try and get the Stop Online Piracy Act passed or at least to the next stage.

Realistically does it matter if the pass, fail, whatever, long term the future of copyright and censorship has nothing to do with this act, its' down to the consumer and the internet.. It's you and I not the US Government who hold the future..

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today's leftovers

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    Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a collaborative cross-industry effort developing an open source platform for connected car technologies, announces five new members: L4B Software, Sibros, Sonatus, Telechips and TotalCross Platform.

  • Cartesi is partnering with Binance Smart Chain and launches Incubation program to make DApp development easier with Linux

    Cartesi is partnering with Binance Smart Chain (BSC) to unlock the next generation of decentralized applications. Binance Smart Chain is a highly scalable blockchain that supports smart contracts and Ethereum Virtual Machine programmability, featuring high TPS (transactions per second), and fast decentralized trading with low fees. This partnership will enable advanced smart contract capabilities and massive computation for Cartesi DApps atop Binance Smart Chain, allowing DApp developers to jumpstart the next generation of decentralized games and DeFi products.

  • Cartesi Announces Exciting Incubation Program To Bring Linux To DApps.
  • MS Windows on Linux: wine and MinGW-w64

    I came across two separate discussions on LinuxQuestions.org that had a common root cause; a lack of Windows VST support in Carla and missing PE binary support in Wine causing Windows games to fail on Slackware. They made me think about how I could help fix the core issue, which is that both SlackBuilds.org and Slackware 3rd party repositories (like mine) do not offer MinGW packages or scripts. To address the issue I needed to create a MinGW-w64 package, which is what I did. More on that, further down. Back to the issue at hand and their common root cause.

  • [Slackware] Updates available for OpenJDK 7

    Andrew Hughes (aka GNU/Andrew) announced a new release for IcedTea 2 on the distro-packager mailing list earlier this week.The new version 2.6.23 builds OpenJDK 7u271_b01. This release includes the July 2020 security fixes for Java 7 from Oracle. It is recommended that you upgrade your OpenJDK 7 to the latest version. If you have already moved to Java 8 then this article is obviously not relevant for you.

  • International Day for Universal Access to Information: 28 September

    The International Day for Universal Access to Information 2020 focuses on to the right to information in times of crisis. It also highlights the advantages of having constitutional, statutory and/or policy guarantees for public access to information to save lives, build trust and help the formulation of sustainable policies through and beyond the COVID-19 crisis.

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Games Leftovers

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  • Playing chess by email

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