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VIDEO: Undocumented dad taken by ICE while dropping kids off at school | 6abc.com

March 3, 2017


Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez

Source: VIDEO: Undocumented dad taken by ICE while dropping kids off at school | 6abc.com

From the "Trumpies are Assholes" department: demonstrating the true "family values" that they have, by destroying people's lives just to prove a point.

Is he wrong for being here illegally? Yes.

Are the Trumpies going to bitch about having to support his kids with tax money, now that they've deported the dad? Yep.

Meanwhile, they'll sit at home with stacks of unpaid support payments and scream about how *foreigners* are ruining this country.


WD-IRL

February 27, 2017


If you don't grok the acronym, don't worry about it.

OK, so I was reading about this Parrot AR Drone I have, how to mod and work with the software on it, and it turns out the sucker can run an Ubuntu chroot, all you have to do is give it some USB storage and a filesystem to run.

Or, say, a mini USB hub, a chroot with Kali on it, and a second wifi antenna, that you could, theoretically, fly near someone's vulnerable device and break in remotely, if you could do so within the flight span of the drone (so like 10 minutes).

Sure enough, the Sumo has the same thing, albeit at a different IP address (and ARM5 rather than ARM7).

Hmmmmmmmm.


FUCK

January 4, 2017


FUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCK
FUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCK
FUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCK.

All by myself???


Gnome 3 Header Bar + Unity = OK

January 1, 2017


Are your Gnome 3 apps that use the GtkHeaderBar putting the buttons on the wrong side under Unity, and it's ugly?

Open up dconf-editor and set the value in org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences button-layout to 'close,minimize,maximize:' Make sure to put the colon at the end, and no spaces between anything!

This will swap the buttons to the correct side for them to look right in Unity, and doesn't require using gtk3-nocsd, which breaks Steam.


This album speaks to me

December 16, 2016


I bought No Wyld's new EP... It's awesome.

I've been thinking about it all
Knowing that it's wrong I know
Cause when I look around I see
All around the fake smiles
Realize it's killing me
All around the fake smiles
Realize it's killing me

No, I've been
Dreaming of a love thats different now
And I wish it was you

And I've been
Dreaming of a life so different now
And I wish it was you

I say your name out loud
It's worse
Cause every thing had changed
For good
And you were never there for me
And now I'm in the wrong place
With no one
I need to leave

Now I'm in the wrong place
With no one
I need to leave

No, I've been
Dreaming of a love thats different now
And I wish it was you

And I've been
Dreaming of a life so different now
And I wish it was you

If you want to go I don't want to know you
If you gotta go I don't really gotta know
I ain't waiting for you

Whoa, woke up from that dream again
Whoa, Does it really need an end

Though God is always helping me
when this life is pulling me down

Let you go cause you're not all right
Gotta go cause I'm not all right
Signing off because I might
Find a better you
Find a better me
Either way I'm moving on

No, I've been
Dreaming of a love thats different now
And I wish it was you

And I've been
Dreaming of a life so different now
And I wish it was you


You’re Why She Lost

November 14, 2016


My new favorite group of people is Democrat minorities who voted against Bernie because of his gender and race. How's that karma treating you?

I can sum up my feelings on this entire election process in three statements.

  1. If you voted based primarily on issues, moral position, and policy, good for you.
  2. If you voted based primarily on someone's gender, you're a sexist asshole.
  3. If you voted based primarily on someone's race, you're a racist asshole.

Some examples of assholes:

  • If you voted for Trump in the general because he is white and/or male
  • If you voted for Hillary in the primary because she is female and/or not Jewish
  • If you voted for Ben Carson or Marco Rubio in the primary because of their respective races

I regret voting for Hillary. There were a lot of very aggressive Democrats screaming about how Trump must not win, and not one of them would accept that Hillary had already lost back then. It takes more than just hope to win an election - you have to have a sizeable, energized, and, most importantly, a cohesive coalition of voters.

I was told that sometimes winning is more important than being right, and thanks to people saying that sort of thing, I neither won, nor did the right thing.


Ubuntu Livepatch

October 19, 2016


So, we finally released the thing I've been working on for the last six months at Canonical - a live kernel patch service, that allows users to put off rebooting until it's convenient, without being at risk from recently-found vulnerabilities. It's targeted at servers, but desktop users can benefit from it as well.

I've been heavily invested in the project, and it's really great to have it out finally.

Here's some links to stories about it:

http://lwn.net/Articles/703942/

http://techrights.org/2016/10/19/canonical-livepatch-service/

http://www.webupd8.org/2016/10/update-ubuntu-1604-lts-linux-kernel.html

A link at Reddit (how dare you insert crap into my post!)