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11 Nov 2019
02:48:25@matrixwok:jabawok.netmatrixwok I have an ubuntu phone (libhybris based) and its painfully tied to an ancient 3.x proprietary linux kernel filled with binary blobs. theres zero upgrade path when blobs are tied to a specific version
02:48:43@matrixwok:jabawok.netmatrixwokhttps://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=BQ-Ubuntu-Phone-Bad-Kernel
02:49:10@matrixwok:jabawok.netmatrixwoki fear for the pinephone if it is based at all on an android kernel
02:50:07@matrixwok:jabawok.netmatrixwoksame goes for the fairphone, which is unashamedly an android device
03:16:28@nug:perthchat.orgnugWe have to vote with our wallets where we can. Sometimes, just sometimes, with the very most popular products, reverse engineering can make some headway, but it's a hard road. It's happened with some broadcom wifi, and still has a chance with: https://github.com/christinaa/rpi-open-firmware/issues/37
13 Nov 2019
12:04:33@heady:matrix.orgheadyhttps://valdyas.org/fading/hardware/why-we-shouldnt-blame-ourselves-for-the-linux-desktops-microscopic-marketshare/
14:11:55@PC-Admin:perthchat.orgPC-AdminI knew it was Microsofts fault!
14:12:18@PC-Admin:perthchat.orgPC-AdminTutanota is now recieving court orders for user data: https://www.reddit.com/r/privacy/comments/dv6iqd/court_forces_email_provider_tutanota_to_release/
14 Nov 2019
12:05:05@PC-Admin:perthchat.orgPC-AdminI had a dream last night. I was walking through the desert, and a massive temple lay before me. After climbing to the very top i saw a sky painted red. Stallman appeared in a cloud and told me that non-free software would lead to the end of days.
12:05:09@PC-Admin:perthchat.orgPC-Adminpraise him!
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14:20:00@heady:matrix.orgheadyinternal facebook emails identifying perthchat as existential threat
14:23:38@PC-Admin:perthchat.orgPC-Admini knew we could take down FB, i won't stop believing xD
14:26:35@PC-Admin:perthchat.orgPC-Adminhttps://zombieloadattack.com/ More intel cpu bugs, sweet!
14:27:39@PC-Admin:perthchat.orgPC-AdminCool video of it being used to circumvent Tor Browser being run on QEMU/KVM
15 Nov 2019
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16 Nov 2019
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17 Nov 2019
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04:55:13@heady:matrix.orgheadyhttps://store.pine64.org/?product=pinephone-braveheart-limited-edition-linux-smartphone-for-early-adaptor
12:05:20@PC-Admin:perthchat.orgPC-Adminhttps://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/29/intel_disable_hyper_threading_linux_kernel_maintainer/
12:53:09@PC-Admin:perthchat.orgPC-Admin

https://forums.puri.sm/t/librem-5-and-australia/6150/54

Seems like the Librem 5 might be WiFi-only for Australia.


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