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Old 07-24-2021, 03:22 AM   #46
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Have you ripped the blobs out of your hardware yet?
A blob (in this context) is never hardware, but either firm- or software.
 
Old 07-25-2021, 09:19 AM   #47
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Firmware* runs your hardware, you rip software in or out... but, don't sweat the details. If you don't know, we make it up as we go! Was there TV 100 years ago, no?

Some might not firmly get anything if the school of hard knocks were actually hard.

Think of how much could be done in juat 106 years, if we'd necromanc the idea of education as firmware in babies, to upgrade them all?

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Old 08-02-2021, 06:51 AM   #48
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Have you ripped the blobs out of your hardware yet?
I'm running your standard-issue Thinkpad X200 w/libreboot; it's the best I can do to cover the hardware side. What can I say? GNU/Linux has taken a few twists and turns since I first heard of it 20+ years ago...we stand on the shoulders of those who came before us and do the best we can.

I know that there may still be issues with hard drive firmware, etc., so of course I limit my subversive/deep state activities on this rig. ;-)

I'm confident that I'll see an affordable blob-free desktop/laptop in my lifetime...& I can't wait!
 
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Libreboot is a great way for reducing, re-using, recycling and beyond.

Free software helps the kids, not to be lazy; so, should evolve quite quickly into free hardware?

I still haven't played with Linux From Scratch but have a Novena bord (:https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nove...ting_platform):) so am leaning twords learning? For now waiting on an SSD to build a Debian on.

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