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July 2016

What if – just what if – the system is flawed this way. What would we expect to see? And what would the response be of the academics on the inside, when criticized from the “cranks” on the outside?

A Seed Of Doubt by Steve Patterson

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Anarchism is Deeply, Intimately Personal

“Anarchism denotes a spirit and strength of character that other philosophies fail to discern, that other people fail to grasp or care about. Anarchism screams acceptance of humanity, and it declares all individuals as totally sovereign, only governable by the will and moral compass of their own passions.”

Psychologic Anarchist

Being an anarchist is not just a catchy and trendy, temporary way of life; nor is it a passing fancy or a cool philosophy to use for the sake of winning arguments.

Anarchism is deeply, intimately personal.

I chose anarchism because I do not believe I should have to obey someone for the sake of obeying. I chose it because I know “government authority” is a useless and dangerous concept, which only gets innocent people caged, harmed or killed. I chose anarchism because I enjoy independence, because I loathe the idea of being ruled, and because I acknowledge that freedom from institutional and social violence leads to happiness and love. I chose it because I believe people are innately free, that they have the power and decency to live their own life and solve their own problems, without a perpetual father figure looming over and judging their decisions.

Anarchism, under…

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New features in Linux kernel 4.7

One of the biggest changes made in Linux kernel 4.7 is the support for the newly announced Radeon 480 GPUs from AMD. As expected, this support has been embedded directly into the AMDGPU video driver.

Another big change comes to Linux kernel in the form of a new security module LoadPin. It makes sure that modules loaded by the Linux kernel originate from a single file system.

Interestingly, kernel 4.7 release introduces the schedutil cpufreq governor that allows you to change your CPU’s operating frequency.

The other changes in Linux kernel 4.7 include the support for parallel directory lookups and firmware upgrade by following the EFI ‘Capsule’ mechanism.

via Linus Torvalds Releases Linux Kernel 4.7 — Here Are The New Features

Doctor Who Audio Dramas: Zylon: Rebellion

ZYLON: REBELLION
by Thomas Himinez
Four episodes
Length: 121 minutes

Zylon: Rebellion

What atrocities would you commit to save your planet?

The Zylons are here. They have killed most and are saving the rest for food. Galaxy Garrison has retreated and left those behind to fend for themselves.

Some have given up. Some have sided with the Zylons. Most just try to survive day to day. And some continue the fight, not against the Zylons but against their fellow humans.

The Doctor and Camille find themselves caught in a war of desperation, and the cost for freedom may be too high even for them..

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Part one

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Part two

Part two

Part three

Part three

Part four

Part four

Yes, in fact, we libertarians don’t like being told what to do…

I’m not exactly sure why libertarians are hated so much. I hear so many strawman arguments about our position: the position that says that other people are not your property.

Take the photo, for example. “All cats are libertarians. Completely dependent on others but fully convinced of their own independence.” This is a strawman of our position, of course. Libertarians understand that we are all interdependent. No man is an island, so to speak, so we all must work together in the division of labor. The difference between the statist and the libertarian is that latter has no sense of entitlement to the labor of others, whereas the former demands it due to birthright. The “independence” that we desire is freedom from arbitrary rule.

Continue reading “Yes, in fact, we libertarians don’t like being told what to do…”

Compile-time settings and whatnot often make use of #define, #ifdef, and #if. I would like to make the case that using none of these is the best option, and plain old if-statements ought to be used most of the time.

http://www.randygaul.net/2016/07/07/ifdef-vs-if-and-if/

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