I googled it and all that turned up was your post... You're the sixth from the top: "criminal offense not to have $1200 in georgia"
I wonder... they have your IP address, and could possibly have your browsing history. So your ISP analyzes your history, and sees a bunch of connections to Mullvad and not much else. And they ring up Mullvad and say, we'd like the browsing history for IP XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX. Where is the guarantee of privacy here?
Your Britain may not be great, but I still like it.</pokemongo>
Republicans in Congress just voted to reverse a landmark FCC privacy rule that opens the door for ISPs to sell customer data. Lawmakers provided no credible reason for this being in the interest of Americans, except for vague platitudes about “consumer choice” and “free markets,” as if consumers at the mercy of their local internet monopoly are craving to have their web history quietly sold to marketers and any other 3rd party willing to pay.
... The only people who seem to want this are the people who are going to make lots of money from it. (Hint: they work for companies like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T.) Incidentally, these people and their companies routinely give lots of money to members of Congress.
I've found that the trick is to search for "how to fix X in Ubuntu", rather than "how to fix X in Linux". World of difference. Same probably applies for Mint.
The thing is this: a lot of people use Linux for the 'cred', rather than to address a specific need. They feel that they're better than the average computer user, and have a deeper understanding of how their computer works. Look at Kjella. He thinks of himself as a doctor at a doctor's conference who can smugly ignore any medical advice you have to give, or as some mathematician in the presence of ignoramuses. He's incredibly proud of himself, and how smart he is, and how much he knows about computers.
But I'll be blunt: it's mostly all worthless knowledge. You're learning very little about your computer, and mostly about the inner guts of the particular sub-system you're configuring. There is no mental advantage to fiddling around for two days getting your soundcard working. It does not give you some advantage. It does not teach you worthwhile skills. I was so happy when alsa and alsaconf came along, since I could get my sound up and running in under an hour. And when pulseaudio came out, I simply stopped having to think about sound at all, it would just work. In no way have I lost anything valuable here. Ditto for anything else that used to be a bitch to set up but usually isn't anymore.
You can avoid these people by using Ubuntu or Mint, since they deride it as a newbie-only OS. Their pride will simply not allow most of them to use it. And yet, you get all of the same functionality. Hell, even Linus Torvalds uses Fedora Workstation because it's easy to install.
My system slows down every time it beeps. I added a sound effect to let me know when a batch script completes:
powershell -c (New-Object Media.SoundPlayer "%exBinDir%\finished.wav").PlaySync();
It locks for about five seconds before finished.wav starts beeping.
The point was to show that the prevailing interpretation at the time was wrong.
It was an epic fail, then.
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