2016-05-03 01:19:29 GMT
I am aware that ME's are bad (Intel's and AMD's) but I cannot find the information needed to make an informed decision as to whether/how-much I care.
Until just recently I didn't even think to consider Freedom in Hardware. I purchased things as if they would then belong to me. As a result I have much propriety crap, but the centerpiece of my collection is an Intel LGA2011-v3 cpu.
I am stuck because this could make fantastic (powerful) server, but at what cost (to my freedom)
Oops! Minifree ??
2016-05-02 14:21:42 GMT
Hello,Sorry for my tedious English...
I have an Order since April, 18th to buy a libreboot X200. I have received the mail "Thank You for your Order" from MiniFree. Today the Order is "On Hold".
I sent a mail on april 27th to ask if i have forgotten to do something. No answer !?!
Thanks for your hints.
What do you think about calling free systems as "GNU" systems (even if there is no GNU or Linux-libre)?
2016-05-02 13:39:13 GMT
Remember: This topic is about free system distributions (those which are fully compliant with the GNU Free System Distribution Guidelines). Some free software activists from Brazil have been doing a counter-campaign against society's tendency to call GNU+Linux just as "Linux". Instead of calling the free distributions as "GNU+Linux", they're calling them as "GNU [distribution/system]" only. Not everyone has accepted this technique. I'm between the fences, as usual. But I fear that the GNU-only proponentes do have a point when they say that "the only way to approach society with more interest is to name the free distributions only as GNU, because society seems to ignore everything with the Linux name at a first sight". The only exception for this name change is the non-GNU free system distributions like Replicant, which continues to be named just as "Replicant". However, this also opens doors for backfiring from open source proponents (or even from our own mates, if we replace "operating system" with "free system distribution" in the following two phrases), such as: "Not every operating system has GNU packages available". However, we could also reply with phrases like: "It must be noted that not every operating system uses the Linux kernel". -- Assinatura automática Não sabe qual programa de computador usar? Precisa de treinamento para usar tal programa? Precisa de uma função extra no programa que você usa? O fornecedor do programa de computador que você usa está lhe ignorando ou demorando muito para colocar as funções que você pediu? Não consegue encontrar aquele manual importante? Entre em contato comigo! Os programas de computador e os manuais que recomendo garantem a toda a sociedade as seguintes liberdades: 1. A liberdade de uso, para qualquer fim. 2. A liberdade de estudo e adaptação, sem a obrigação de ter que enviar as adaptações ao criador original. 3. A liberdade de redistribuição (compartilhamento e venda) das cópias originais. 4. A liberdade de redistribuição das cópias das adaptações feitas. Eu não me responsabiliso caso eu não consiga abrir o arquivo que você me enviar. O principal responsável é quase sempre o criador do programa que você usa. Portfólio: https://cloud.openmailbox.org/index.php/s/amGwGbmpSX6cSth?path=%2FPortf% C3%B3lio Contato * Celular: +55 (47) 9914-0530 * Facebook: Não possuo. Pois obriga a sociedade a usar programas de computador não livres. * Ao invés disso, escolha um dos vários servidores para usar a Diaspora: https://podupti.me/ * Não se esqueça de me adicionar aos seus contatos: https://diasporabr.com.br/u/adfeno * WhatsApp: Não possuo. Pois obriga a sociedade a usar programas de computador não livres. * Caso você tenha uma conta XMPP (exemplos: a maioria dos servidores da Diaspora, Google Talk, League of Legends), eis meu endereço, por ordem de prioridade: 1. adfeno@... (usuário: adfeno; domínio: openmailbox.org) 2. adfeno@... (usuário: adfeno; domínio: diasporabr.com.br) * Outras formas de entrar em contato comigo: https://libreplanet.org/wiki/User:Adfeno * Explore e compartilhe tudo o que estou compartilhando: https://cloud.openmailbox.org/index.php/s/amGwGbmpSX6cSth?path=% 2F
telling friends when you stop using facebook
2016-04-30 09:34:31 GMT
Hi All, I made a pledge that by New Years Eve / New Years Day Midnight 2015-2016 I would completely get rid of FaceBook. I did. (well at least from my end, since its unknown if facebook will ever actually get rid of my data) I gave 6 months Notice to all my "friends". It actually gave me a great Idea of who my Real Friends are. Those who wanted to stay in contact with me actually contacted me. Email and Signal are the main methods that we all communicate now other than in person. It's not difficult once you have gone without Face Book for a few months because it really free's up your Time as well as boosting your Freedom and Privacy. I don't have to be bugged with corporate or political propaganda which would some how make it into my feed, and I know longer have to worry about my posts being censored. You can live without FaceBook! Go out with people, write them an Encrypted message with Signal. I even have taught a few of my former FaceBook "friends" to use GPG and now communicate with them using that. Before you say GPG is too hard, it's not. I did have to spend about 1/2 an hour with a few people to get them using it, and they actually use it now. Here are my tips. 1. Give your friends plenty of notice on FaceBook that you will be leaving soon (NO more than 6 Months). i) Make sure you repeat the message several times to make sure that your message has been seen. ii) if you are still unsure if people have seen your message, contact them via instant message, letting them know you are leaving facebook 2. Ask to meet in person (good if you can) to exchange contact details like EMAIL, PHONE NUMBERS, MOBILE NUMBERS, ADDRESSES. 3. Get them to download SIGNAL and teach them how to use it. If they won't take your privacy seriously, they are not really your friends. (It's not worth keeping in touch at all if, they won't bother to communicate in a reasonably, easy, secure way like using SIGNAL) 4. It is not difficult to setup an email address if they don't already have one. There are so many to choose from. (If they don't already have one, ask them to avoid all the SIGINT enabled ones like GMAIL, ICLOUD, OUTLOOK or YAHOO etc.) 5. Give a lesson in EMAIL SELF DEFENCE with GPG Here is a guide: https://emailselfdefense.fsf.org/en/ When MSN was popular people thought they wouldn't be able to live without it, turns out everybody can. It is the exact same with FaceBook, You can get rid of it. Hope this helps! Kind Regards, -- -- Andri Effendi <fusionman133@...> Organiser of The Free Software Movement in Sydney www.freesoftware.org.au/ GPG fingerprint: 8438 138D ECDA 05E0 591F F2B4 4721 0F03 AC24 DF73 Confidentiality cannot be guaranteed on emails sent or received unencrypted.
telling friends when you stop using facebook
2016-04-30 06:37:06 GMT
I'm starting a separate thread for this because the other thread was intended for the technical process of killing a facebook account One issue that a few people have commented on is getting the contact details of friends before closing the facebook account and telling your friends you are no longer on facebook. I'd like to be more specific about that and suggest that they only passively gather the contact details of friends from facebook. Look at each friend's profile and copy those things that are public, like email address, phone or birthday. Don't click the "request phone number" button: if the friend has never put their phone number in facebook, clicking that button encourages them to do so. What if there are some friends on facebook who you have no other contact details for? Well, this is a great problem because it forces you to think and thinking helps you become independent. If you chat to them through facebook to ask for any more details then you are actually asserting that you depend on facebook and you haven't really got enough faith that you can survive without it. If they are really your friend and you can't find their contact details there is every chance that they will try to find you somehow, this can be a good test to help identify the stronger friendships. In the same way, I feel that asserting you are leaving facebook is also a bad thing as it gives facebook more status. Leaving silently is much better as it creates curiosity: some people will wonder where you went and look for you in the real world (as a bonus, displacing online contact with real-world contact improves the quality of those relationships). Some will actually ask you if you unfriended them or if you left facebook and you can respond very concisely "why do I need facebook? If something important is happening somebody always tells me". If they ask "why didn't you tell me you were leaving facebook?" you could reply "why would I need to do that?". So, don't even tell your spouse or closest friends when you close the account, wait and see if they notice. For those who feel this is too hard-line, maybe one final step is to simply send each of the more remote/uncontactable facebook friends a private message with a link to your blog or something else that is already public about you just before closing the facebook account, with a note saying "I don't feel social media is completely reliable, please save this in case you can't contact me here". That gives people something tangible to start looking for you outside facebook without really giving up more specific things like phone numbers and it also avoids making direct statement that you are leaving. Regards, Daniel
Re: helping friends kill their facebook accounts
2016-04-29 17:15:16 GMT
> We all have a Facebook account actually, some of us just haven't > activated it yet: > > http://www.dailydot.com/news/facebook-shadow-profiles-privacy-faq/ Unless your friends who use Facebook don't actually upload photos of you and don't talk about you much. I do realize that rarely happens though. On the subject line, I think doing what was previously recommended would be best: personally let friends know, provide contacts and kill it off. I heard that Facebook permanently deletes all archived data after the account is kept disabled for a while, but I can't say if that is true or not. Actually, knowing Facebook's practices, it probably isn't, but I am certain there is a legal way of pressuring them into it if need be.
2016-04-28 11:34:02 GMT
Hello! I installed gnewsense as surrogat for debian because of its intention to keep it more free than debian can maintain and I´m happy, that there is the old init system still alive. Call me paranoid but systemd is developed by redhat which counts more than 50% of its turnover by the us-government which is killing so called "terrorists" without giving them a chance to defeat themselves in front of a court, often killing more people as necessary regarding to their shady list. I have no doubt, that many programs have backdoors and I´m not installing more programs than I definitively need (As far as my know-how allows to realize). Sadly a browser is needed and the version of gnewsense`s iceweasel is a little bit old. The default browser cannot handle https so I must use Iceweasel, even if there are permanent callback routines in this program from google and symantec. But what I want to know is, can gnewsense be safe without the usually nearly daily updates debian and other maintainers are releasing? Where can 'I find more Information on this issue? Thanks , Olle Knolle
helping friends kill their facebook accounts
2016-04-28 07:30:33 GMT
One of the issues that comes up when helping people get off proprietary social media is the amount of data retained even if they close their account. It is easy enough for somebody to take a backup of their Facebook account and then click to delete it. Is it better for people to go through their profile more vigorously though, messing up all the data? For example, changing their date of birth to something random (if they actually used their real DoB to begin with), deleting the groups used to classify friends, deleting photos, deleting things like their relationship status, maybe even deleting all their posts and comments one by one? Should they do it all in one go, or stagger it over 2 - 3 months so that it is not so obvious that they were putting in false data before account deletion? Are there any existing articles or blogs that are recommended for people going through this process? Are there any tools that can help people?
Questions about Google+
2016-04-28 01:38:36 GMT
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