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Stop Giving Your Money to the Hollywood Scumbags

Posted 03-22-2013 at 12:14 PM by hydraMax (Bits and Pixels)

who are destroying your freedom. (Not to mention the moral fabric of society, but that's another subject.) Stop paying for the movies of the Godless freedom-haters, who are leveraging every trick in the book to destroy the Internet and to take control of what you can do with your own hardware.

If I might be a bit more incendiary: Give up Netflix. I scrapped my Netflix Roku box over a year...
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Dance with the Devil: UEFI: Getting MS to sign our Pre-bootloader

Posted 11-21-2012 at 02:50 PM by hydraMax (Bits and Pixels)
Updated 11-24-2012 at 12:45 AM by hydraMax

Found this hilarious, and sickening, link on Slashdot:

It's an article written by the poor guy who is trying to get the Linux Foundation's pre-bootloader signed by Microsoft, so we all can install Linux on Microsoft-approved hardware (without disabling UEFI secure boot manually). Describes all the steps he had to go through, compromises he had to make, and agreements he had to sign in the process....
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Running a free Gentoo

Posted 10-29-2012 at 05:52 PM by hydraMax (Bits and Pixels)

Gentoo is overall a great distribution, but unfortunately it is not dedicated to free software with the same determination as distributions like Trisquel and gNewSense. If you have been running Gentoo for a while, but are not familiar with this issue, you may be surprise to learn how much non-free software is in your system, from application software to the kernel.

The offset to this, however, is that built-in Gentoo mechanisms make it very easy to change this configuration, so as...
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