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As many of you know I like to keep my worlds separate. I don't like bringing my work life, home or political life together. Which I have to thank the people on LR for keeping the local timeline mostly free from politics. We never stopped any decision or even had the need too. With that said I needed a place to vent about politics so I setup another instance dedicated for just that. If anyone would like to join your more than welcome. The instance is

It should concern everyone how the big tech companies can shutdown someone at a moment's notice effectively closing the doors on another company without any legal judgment. They became the judge jury and executioner.

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Trusting the Cloud?

I am curious if there are any conversations in businesses on trusting the cloud after Parlor got pulled for political motivations effectively shutting down an entire company? Regardless of your political viewpoint, this should be worrying for any company that relies solely on cloud services.

When using cloud services your basically putting your companies future in someone else hands. I have never been an advocate for the cloud that's why even LR does not run in the cloud

LinuxRocks update.

I have done some changes to the outgoing mail system. Please everyone on LR if you notice any issues receiving mail let me know. I am hoping this will help from some mail services rejecting us as spam.

If you notice anything let me know ASAP


Riddle me this a Game running on windows uses 10GB of ram. Exact same copy running on Linux uses 2GB of ram. It runs smoother on Linux. Other than the 5 days it took for me to get it to run on linux it seems Linux and wine beat windows. Now why?

Any suggestions on a ptp server for a lab. Is there a none gps option when I really don't care about accurate time just accurate timing? Looking to connect some EnodeB in a lab setting.
Suggestions on hardware or setup?

For fun.

Show off your setup. Post a pick and tells us about your setup.

Two machines
Personal machine running arch
Work machine running windows.
Both connected to all seven monitors to switch back and forth or run both on any monitor. I also run barrier for keyboard and mouse sharing but Iike having both available so in a meeting I can goof off and play a game.

Anyone have any idea on what this is and how to decode it? I got handed this puzzle and I am stumped.

Suggestions on opensource knowledge base software? I am looking to spin up something internal for work to share are notes and tips and workarounds

What do you use if you want to test run-in a server. To test processor, memory, nic, etc.
I get request every so often to test a specific OS lastly ubuntu 14.04 on some hardware. What would you use to put it through it's paces?

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Any really good open source alternatives to Viso?

I mainly use it for network diagrams. I would prefer cross platform for those rare occasions I have to use windows do to some meeting software or etc.

@omnipotens Just fyi it's only for the few that have email accounts but everyone should be vigilant.

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Fallout Netflix Series?

I 3d printed a TNG style warp core. Using a esp8266 and a neopixel strip. So the warp core has wifi 😁

Just was talking about something I thought I would share.

About 10 years ago I did work for a company who lost their Linux Admin.I was a 6 month contract until they got a permanent employee. They had only 1 Linux admin for 400ish Linux users and 30 servers. They had 3 Windows admin for 200ish windows users and 10 servers. The Windows Techs stayed busy while I hunted for things to do. Ended up hardening and writing automation and inventory systems.

Linux just works.

There are only two types of Linux Users

Those who have used Arch and love it so much they must tell everyone.

Those who have not used Arch and complain that you will always know a Arch user because they will tell you.

🀣 😜

Need help coding an audrino with leds.
I am trying to basically make chaser lights. However I want to control the number of off leds between them.
I can seem to only get one set of leds to chase or get multiple segments to light but not chase. Oh and the lights start in the middle of the strip and run out to the ends.
Can anyone help?

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