Nov 122020
 

Massachusetts Democratic Party leadership lied to The Intercept when it denied involvement with a College Democrats of Massachusetts effort that undermined the insurgent congressional campaign of Alex Morse, a new internal report produced by the party has found. Among other damning revelations, the report paints a portrait of a party that at best mishandled the situation from start to finish, and at worst deliberately stoked a homophobic smear to undermine Morse’s challenge. The report is…

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Nov 122020
 

Sure, I’m completely comfortable with clicking “share my medical data with a multinational advertising conglomerate and their partners and subsidiaries”, why do you ask?Once the test was complete, the fan would instruct the lab to deliver the results to their health pass company, like CLEAR or IBM. If the tests were negative, or the fan was vaccinated, the health pass company would verify the attendee’s COVID-19 status to Ticketmaster, which would then issue the fan…

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Nov 122020
 

This rare, original Futuro home in Christchurch, New Zealand is up for sale. The good news is you can ship it anywhere! (Unfortunately, it doesn’t fly on its own though.) No price is listed. Designed by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen, there were fewer than 100 of these prefab tiny homes (50 square meters) were constructed with little more than half surviving to this day. — Read the rest

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Nov 122020
 

Enlarge / Medical staff members treat a patient suffering from coronavirus in the COVID-19 intensive care unit (ICU) at the United Memorial Medical Center (UMMC) on November 10, 2020, in Houston, Texas. (credit: Getty | Go Nakamura) More people in the United States are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 than ever before in the pandemic, and hospitals in numerous states are on the brink of being overwhelmed. Around 62,000 people in the US are now in…

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Nov 122020
 

On Tuesday, the incoming Biden team announced its personnel to assist in the transition from the Trump administration. Predictably, tech industry executives, insiders, and Obama administration alumni are overrepresented.  Agency review teams do just that: they review federal agencies, facilitate a smooth transition, and eventually recommend policy reforms or proposals for the incoming administration. These teams offer insight into the type of personnel Biden and his inner circle prefer, especially as many of these individuals…

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Nov 122020
 

A recent article on phoronix has some commentary about sharing code between Windows and Linux, and how this seems to be a metric that Intel likes.I’d like to explore this idea a bit and explain why I believe it’s bad for Linux based distros and our open source development models in the graphics area.tl;dr there is a big difference between open source released and open source developed projects in terms of sustainability and community.The Linux…

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Nov 122020
 

Dear Lazyweb, I am told that the Linux folks have been “improving” things again, and by “improving” I mean “deleting 25 year old APIs without providing a compatibility layer.” Specifically:I’m told that some distros have stopped shipping gdk-pixbuf-xlib.I’m also told that libglade is on the chopping block, and that there is a migration tool, and also that said migration tool does not work.It would be great if someone were to send me a patch that…

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