A recent article on a big tech news site included this phrase:
"[...] Linux phones like the PinePhone, [...]are full of closed-source firmware from non-open components"
We'd like to clear the record: The #PinePhone has two blobs -- neither runs on the main SoC: One loaded to WiFi/BT module, other enclosed within the cell modem. In the modern world of tech, both blobs are unavoidable.
For an overview from someone with deep knowledge of both the PinePhone and Librem 5: https://tuxphones.com/yet-another-librem-5-and-pinephone-linux-smartphone-comparison/
@Nezchan I'm a pizza delivery driver at Dominos. Every single job in my building could be done by robots. Of course if they replaced us all with machines, we'd all be out of jobs. In a just world, that would be viewed as a good thing, because oh look, more work that no longer needs to be done by humans so we can spend it on more worthwhile endeavors. But under capitalism that's seen as a bad thing, because hey I was using that job that I don't actually need to do, to prove I deserve food and shelter.
Capitalism stifles progress to continue justifying its own existence.
OpSec warning, Open Street Map, doxxing, privacy
A warning to folks! It's kind of stating the obvious, but if you use your internet name e.g. Puffinux as your profile name on OpenStreetMap, and make changes to OSM in your local area, people who are aware of you online can pretty quickly figure out your exact location or at the very least your local neighbourhood. Couple this with any pictures you post online, and it isn't hard to build a profile of where you live, where you go, and what you get up to.
Use a name on OpenStreetMap that does not tie you to any other service!
here's a helpful programming tutorial for if you want to learn coding on the LINUX operating system: how to exit VIM
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