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NEOalquimista wrote

Before Rosetta Stone, we had Livemocha.com, where all courses were free, and you could interact with people freely like a social network. I was learning mandarim so I made a friend from China. It was very cool there...

Until Rosetta Stone bought Livemocha and made most content unavailable unless you paid for a premium account. It was a total disaster, of course, so Livemocha died. Fuck Rosetta Stone.

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NEOalquimista wrote (edited )

Devuan 2.0 ASCII uses SysVinit and is pretty much a Debian Stretch install without systemd, using Xfce with a purple theme by default. I'm currently a translator of the Devuan wiki. They're very nice people. I used Devuan for a while, but couldn't get used to it. Nothing was wrong with it, it's just that I chose an Ubuntu variant because it's faster to setup.

By the way, I even ran my Tor relay on Devuan without problems. It's just one or two things that are done differently because of the absence of systemd.

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NEOalquimista wrote (edited )

I'm almost done cutting a stencil for tonight's graffiti. It says "give a man a gun and he can rob a bank, give a man a bank and he can rob the world" along with an image of a bourgeois fat man running with a bag of money. What better place to paint this than a BANK (: There are cameras on the way and on the bank, but i'll cover my face and do it quick.

Here it is: https://raddle.me/f/graffiti/30889/happy-may-day-comrades

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NEOalquimista wrote

I plan to take photos of them on the street. But let me show you my current project as I prepare it at home: http://coinsh.red/p/graff.jpg That's Marielle Franco, the human rights defender killed by militia in Rio a month ago. She became the face of the Brazilian antifascist movement. So I plan to spread her face all around the city with that message that translates to "I'd rather die standing than to live on my knees". I use pink for her image, blue for the message. Wish me luck (: By the way, good job with Konsent so far.

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NEOalquimista wrote

Very good and detailed description of what's happening here. Bolsonaro is about to be elected by the majority. The guy is a joke. He said non-profits will no longer receive any money from the government, that indigenous people will no longer have their lands recognized and that every citizen will have a gun at home.

Mainstream media supported the protesters when it was convenient to grab the attention of the people to the massive protests of 2013 that lead to impeachment. Now it keeps praising the right-wing actions as if they were rising Brazil from the ashes of the previous leftist governments.

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NEOalquimista wrote

I forgot to take my antidepressant last night, and that gave me extremely deep and immersive nightmares. They were very detailed, very creative stuff, such as a roller coaster that takes us around an extremely large mountain at extremely high speeds. I could feel the wind, the fear, the gravity... words cannot describe how unique this dream was. I would have to show you.

I had 4 different dreams in one night. I woke up between each. After the last one, I got up and looked through my window. My vision was funny. The stars were waving around, moving strangely. Then I saw one satellite passing by. I quickly opened Stellarium to see it was the International Space Station. Then another one passed, but its light was oscillating, fading in and out of view, which suggested to me it was spinning out of control. Could it be Tiangong-1, the Chinese Space Station? Stellarium doesn't show it anymore.

Anyway, even after waking up, the real world looked different. My brain was still... like "hardwired" to the dream. I didn't remember how bad the world was. I didn't remember of my job. I didn't remember most facts of my existence. It was just that moment of magical lights and silence, 4:55 AM.

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NEOalquimista wrote

Here's the departure message emma left on GitLab. If you scroll down, you'll see someone left a comment offering help to keep Postmill alive. That's nice. It shouldn't die. I'm still beginning on web development, and one of my goals is the ability to help this project in some way, some day.

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NEOalquimista wrote

The computers at work are running Windows 7 and missing hundreds of updates. Since it would take many hours to install them, the "computer technician" that does the maintenance disabled updates completely, leaving the system full of holes. They actually do this on the systems they setup around the city. My coworker types their passwords on those machines (face palm). The boss disabled the firewall, UAC and antivirus permanently. They don't care about the implications of this, just want to get shit done.

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NEOalquimista wrote

The only one I know for GNU/Linux is ClamAV, but I don't know anyone who uses it. Antivirus software was useful back when the Internet was still rising in popularity and everyone would carelessly click everywhere and install everything.

Nowadays, better security is achieved through the design of the operating system itself, such as privilege control and security patches. This mitigates a large part of the problem, which leaves the vulnerability named "The User". An informed person will not need an antivirus to avoid getting an infected .pdf via email. An informed person will know when something seems suspicious.