Maternitus's feed

  • 2 days ago
    Comment Maternitus
  • 2 days ago
    Video/Audio Maternitus

    Lucas the Spider - All the Songs!

    Enjoy Lucas playing his greatest hits!

  • 3 days ago
    Current Event Maternitus

    The Majority of France Would Legalise Recreational Cannabis

    Just days after a French MP called for cannabis reforms, and even a referendum in France, the results of a government online survey on the subject are in.

  • 3 days ago
    Comment Maternitus
  • 3 days ago
    Comment Maternitus

    I just love how quickly everything gets fixed and patched with Linux. :-)

  • 5 days ago
    Comment Maternitus

    The older I get, the more things from Star Trek become a reality. Aren't these wonderful times? :-)

  • 6 days ago
    Comment Maternitus

    "The bottom line: We may never know the full range and extent of the damage, and we may never know the full range and extent as to how the stolen information is benefiting an adversary."

    Okay, so an intern leaves the password "solarwinds123" on Github and then the Russians, a thousand of them - AT LEAST - "hacked into their servers" to obtain a not specified amount of information that can do not really specified damage. Or not. The password was on Github since 2017, which is four years ago, and nothing was done about it, when those bloody Russians (or Chinese, or Dutch, or, god forbid, some (1000!!) people from a non existing country) picked that password up and used it to undermine national security, or so, in the US.

    Why not blame everything on a non-specified intern every time something like this comes in the (already a sewer of a) news-feed? That saves a lot of time, money and, most of all, head space. Or is the world doing so great that bull-shittery like this becomes the new standard for politics and is common sense passé?

    I don't know how other readers on this very high standard website think about this, but somehow this reeks as a shitty story so bad, that even artificial intelligence doesn't want to have anything to do with it. Or, as we call it here in this household: propagande merdique.

    show moreshow less
  • 7 days ago
    Comment Maternitus

    Dear Santa,

    When you're reading this reply and you're feeling guilty of skipping me all these years (even though I have been a nice boy?), this is your chance to make up for it! :-) And if/when you're considering to send me this beautiful piece of hardware, the version with 64 GB's of RAM, the USB-C, USB-A, HDMI additions and the internal 4 TB SSD will do just fine. And, while we're on it, I don't need Windows. That's like giving a sweet present and coal at the same time. ;-)

    Kind regards,
    Maternitus.

  • 7 days ago
    Comment Maternitus

    I agree with this CEO about more people should be using it as a tender. That was the actual set-up of Bitcoin in the first place, not as some investment or get-rich-quick-scheme. It is logical that it's an interesting investment, but in the end, when all Bitcoins are made, it has no other use than being a tender. Let's hope people do not wait that long, because I'll be about 170 years old/young by then.

  • 8 days ago
    Comment Maternitus

    $ 2.8 billion is a very exact amount to know, but peanuts compared to what is laundered with fiat money via conventional channels, like tax evasion and regular banking. And then one could wonder who most of those criminals are doing it the conventional way: bankers, politicians, industrialists and more of the white collar ilk.

  • 9 days ago
    Comment Maternitus

    Not true.

    Edit: I don't know why, but I just had this image inside my head. ;-)

  • 9 days ago
    Comment Maternitus

    In fact, private messages between users will remain end-to-end encrypted, so that they can only be accessed by those in the conversation. WhatsApp also lets users message businesses, however, and the same protections won't apply to those messages. Data in business messages will be able to be used for commercial purposes like ad targeting on Facebook, with some data stored on Facebook's servers.

    I'm not really sure what to make of this, but gut feeling says this is one step away from being totally not encrypted at all and since those "encrypted" messages reside on Facebook-servers, I have certainly my doubts about the safety of (my) privacy in total.

  • 2 weeks ago
    Comment Maternitus

    Sir Ken Robinson had some very good talks about this subject, for instance this one from 2007 or this one from 2013. And looking at the date the article was published, 2017, it can't be ignored nothing has changed since that publication let alone Sir Ken's talks.

    I have done several guest-teachings at primary schools, including really awesome workshops, mostly about and with art and also about healthy food (which even made it to tv). What I encountered a lot on all those schools were the straightjackets of regulation and an overkill of administrative work the teachers had to endure. Not to mention very strict teaching rules the teachers had to obey. No room or freedom there. No real ways or experiments to inspire kids there. Just the standard tests, just discipline, well, nothing really sparkling or even close to fun.
    My workshops and teachings were somehow distractions from all the indoctrinary those schools had to offer. It is even so bad, that kids still remember me after all those years. So, I agree with the article and more so with Sir Ken. And probably a lot of teachers will agree with me that our two hundred year old school system and ways of government ordered teaching are pretty much out of touch with our current knowledge of psychology, sociology and pediatrics (just to name a few). Not to mention the world.

    show moreshow less
  • 2 weeks ago
    Comment Maternitus

    I think anyone who gets infected in North Korea disappears. Which is more efficient and cost effective from a dictator's point of view. ;-) Less mouths to feed, leaves more money for some cognac.
    Or software development. ;-)

  • 2 weeks ago
    Comment Maternitus

    It's an interesting news-item, but the last months I get annoyed with how sources are presented: "citing so-and-so familiar with this-and-that". Pretty much every goddamn article has at least one such mention or type of reference and it doesn't make it any more trustworthy or at least clear. Journalism has gone down the past decades and no artificial intelligence is helping it either.

    Having said that, I think it is very interesting how space-exploration is developing the last years. On one hand lots of countries are having their own (sometimes very advanced) space programmes, on the other hand it is also becoming a rich peoples' playground. I am curious how this will develop the coming years. :-)

    Edit: and how about going off topic in the last two paragraphs doesn't add much to forementioned quality.

    show moreshow less
  • 2 weeks ago
    Comment Maternitus

    Meanwhile, large hedgefunds and stockbrokers keep on manipulating markets and no one even blinks an eye.

  • 2 weeks ago
    Comment Maternitus

    Not everyone ages gracefully. ;-)

  • 3 weeks ago
    Comment Maternitus

    I do not understand the purpose of this article, since about 92% of all money is already digital. I think it's a move from old bankers to get a hold of digital currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. Let's name it the last cramps before a final, loud and probably violent fart empties those banks from their fried air and takes away their selfimposed importance.

  • 3 weeks ago
    Image Maternitus

    Linux and astronauts

  • 3 weeks ago
    Comment Maternitus

    While the rest of the world gets ahead more and more, the US is sliding backwards. Not a wish, but the thought "towards a third world status" crossed my mind. All thanks to ideology and neoliberalism.

  • 3 weeks ago
    Comment Maternitus

    Well, after a few weeks of using I really do not miss Firefox. With several things I have noticed that the browser doesn't get identified as "Brave", but as "Chromium", which is not really strange, since that is the base of the browser (read: Brave is a Chromium-fork/spinoff). For instance, my phone sees the browser as such when I use KDEconnect and when I check up on my webserver it is exactly the same thing. It is not a problem, but one of the details that are encountered.

    I have several extensions installed, which went really smooth, no reboots required. I am a Linux-man, so I was already used to that. ;-) I need way less extensions to preserve my privacy, which I find very handy.

    Surfing still goes smoothly, the rendering of fonts is nice and crisp and the speed is constantly pretty darn high, in contrary to Firefox, what could freeze with a few tabs with video-content open. Starting a TOR- window is extremely fast and it shows that safety and speed go hand-in-hand pretty well.

    I am satisfied upto now and would really recommend it for a test-spin. :-)

    #thisanswerisNOTsponsoredbyBrave

    show moreshow less

    Posted in: Brave Browser Review

     
  • 3 weeks ago
    Comment Maternitus

    Somehow this song started to play in my head.

  • 3 weeks ago
    Comment Maternitus

    It always seems harder for politicians to clean their own doorstep.

  • 3 weeks ago
    Question Maternitus

    Sisyphus