As most of my readers know, I’ve been using Kubuntu Linux for more than fifteen years. Overall, I’m pleased with the latest 22.04LTS Kubuntu release. However there has been one annoying bug that I have learned has deeper issues. Several times a day, I get a popup from the tray notifying me that the Firefox … More Distro Hopping
MeWe can look sparse when you first create an account and log on. The trick is to join a couple of groups and add some friends. Unlike FaceBook, it doesn’t push a bunch of unwanted stuff on you. They value your time and privacy so you can configure it as you wish. You can also … More MeWe Newbie!
It’s a mess out there now. Hard to discern between what’s a real threat and what is just simple panic and hysteria. For a small amount of perspective at this moment, imagine you were born in 1900. On your 14th birthday, World War I starts, and ends on your 18th birthday. 22 million people perish … More Maybe we don’t have it that bad?
Or why new technology will always have victims The recent announcement of a five million dollar class action lawsuit against Ring and its parent company Amazon, prompted a discussion among family members. The lawsuit claims that Amazon and Ring are blaming owners of the cameras for not creating strong passwords while the plaintiffs claim Ring … More Intellectual Darwinism
Point #1: If EMTs rescue you from a fire, the first thing they do is treat you for smoke inhalation. If you toke a cigarette and exhale, there is a small cloud of smoke. If you take a similar toke on a vape device, the cloud is considerably larger and denser. Point #2: There are … More Opinion: Vaping is Bad!
Let’s get some things straight here. Both Socialism and Capitalism in their pure forms are evil, for different reasons. A limited form of Capitalism is needed to give incentive for people to work and plan for the future. A limited form of Socialism is needed to provide public services such as highways, social safety nets, … More Political Memes [rant]
While my favorite reading is Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, or Steampunk, I try to read non-fiction books several times a year. Most of the time these are either historical or scientific works. These serve not only as part of my ongoing education but also to cleanse the mental palette. Currently, I’m enjoying a wonderful bit … More At Home: A Review
The Supreme Court of the US has just determined that 3D CAD files of weapons are protected under first amendment “freedom of speech”. Anyone with what is today, a very expensive 3D printer, will be able to print components for their own firearms. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Within the next five … More 3D Printers
The Goal is Survival of the Species The number one reason for any sort of space industry and associated colonies is to get all of our eggs out of the single basket that is the Earth. Sooner or later, something is going to try and wipe out humanity. I only hope we are prepared when … More Stepping Stones
I just took the time to read the slideshow presentation on this page: https://www.kleinerperkins.com/perspectives/internet-trends-report-2018 Here are the bullet points I found most interesting. New smartphone shipments peaked in 2010 and there has been zero growth in that market in 2017. Internet users are now at approximately one half of the world’s population. Internet users have … More Internet Trends in 2018