@Mainebot Liunx uses swap for more than just memory overflow, too. If you expect a large amount of data to go in and out of memory, Linux may use swap to help sort dirty/clean pages. It's worth having around.
@thegibson If this is the BCDR that a certain company from Connecticut produces, I'm interested in your thoughts...
ever sit back and remember how Leonard Peltier is 75 years old and has been in prison since 1977 and has no hope of parole until 2024, and how Mumia Abu-Jamal is 66 and has been in prison since 1982 and was on death row until 2011, and is still serving a life sentence, and how Assata Shakur has been living in Cuba in exile since 1979, and how the trials for literally all of these activists were utter bullshit kangaroo court nonsense?
There is a non-zero possibility that major US cities are about to get their civilian communications infrastructure turned off or significantly restricted. If this idea scares you too much to contemplate, please move on. I can't think of how to CW this appropriately, so my apologies for your anxiety, but this is important to my social circle, so I'll continue.
If you're worried about COVID-19 but you still want to make a positive impact, you can help to prepare for this eventuality.
The best way I can think to fight against comms being shut down is to use Dual Power Structure thinking: let's make our own network. This is not as unrealistic as it sounds. HAM Radio folks are already doing it. The software is open source, and runs on a massive number of surplus hardware. Check out the AREDEN Compatibility Matrix: https://www.arednmesh.org/content/supported-platform-matrix
If you work your local network and make a few fast Amazon orders, I bet you'd have several square miles of coverage ready to go in an instant, and ready to backhaul internet to people who need it to protest.
You might say, "But Endomain, I'm not a licensed ham operator!"
I am not telling you what to do, but a lot of folks are breaking a lot of laws just by protesting. Folks are rightfully afraid of COVID-19 and that's fair, but you know what's socially distant? Rooftops of boarded up or looted buildings that are empty but still have electricity. Maybe this is a risk folks, licensed or not, are willing to take to take to keep comms up for protesters.
Ranting about Trump using the IRS for his campaign
I just received a letter from the IRS (form 1444). It concerned me at first that I was getting something from the IRS. When I opened it I found out it was essentially a campaign mailer for Trump. I guess putting his name on the stimulus check wasn’t enough. This pisses me off that tax payer money is being used for his campaign. The Trump campaign should reimburse the American people for the cost of this mailer.
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@deutrino Are there any viable alternatives? I honestly love Google Voice for giving me a "filter" number I can give to companies/etc. that isn't my *actual* phone number.
@thegibson Man...I was having a nice day. At least my senators voted against this idiocy.
So...how can I help? It really feels like Wireguard is the right protocol...but how do you ensure good performance and defray the egress costs for your endpoints?
@natecull Anger begets anger begets not considering context?
@natecull A bit off topic, but this heavily reminds me of Innuendo Studios Alt-Right Playbook: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xGawJIseNY&list=PLJA_jUddXvY7v0VkYRbANnTnzkA_HMFtQ
If you haven't seen it, it's an interesting perspective on Right Wing internet...stuff.
@deutrino The podcast "Worst Year Ever" has done a couple episodes now talking about the anti-lockdown protests. Including a dip into the weird world of Right-Wing outrage grifters...
Fair warning: The hosts are very left-wing, but their reporting is usually fairly on-point.
Posted because 1) I'd only just learned of this myself (yes it IS a very nice rock I'm living under) and 2) there are several petitions and calls to action circulating.
The cold-blooded murder by a former police detective and district attorney investigator is beyond evil.
EXTREMELY TRUE HORSE FACTS!
* The first horse in the world was called Eugene.
* Horses have diplomatic immunity in most nations.
* The fastest recorded speed of a horse was 155mph driving a Ford Mustang.
* You are never more than 20 feet from a horse.
* All horses are communists.
* A group of horses is called "a lot".
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