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Comment coreutils side by side (Score 1) 121

Kernel and Network stacks aside, I have found (some) enlightenment comparing BSD and GNU coreutils:

cat, for example:

ls is interesting:


Then again, this comparison has also driven me closer to suckless.


Comment Betanews - groan (Score 2) 54

I might as well start submitting DistroWatch updates:

Clement Lefebvre has announced the release of Linux Mint 18 "KDE", an edition of the Mint family featuring the KDE Plasma 5.6 desktop: "The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 18 'Sarah' KDE edition. Linux Mint 18 is a long-term support release which will be supported until 2021. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use. This edition of Linux Mint features the KDE Plasma 5.6 desktop environment. The default display manager is SDDM. The APT sources include the Kubuntu backports PPA, which provides updates to newer versions of the Plasma desktop. The update manager received many improvements, both visual and under the hood. The main screen and the preferences screen now use stack widgets and subtle animations, and better support was given to alternative themes." Here is the brief release announcement, with further details, screenshots and videos provided in the new features page as well as the release notes. Download: linuxmint-18-kde-64bit.iso (1,622MB, SHA256, signature, torrent).

Submission + - ITT Educational Services to Cease Operations at all ITT Technical Institutes (

bsharma writes: ITT Educational Services announced on Tuesday that it is shutting down immediately, accusing the federal government of unfairly stripping it of eligibility for student aid.
The company, which was established nearly 50 years ago, operates ITT Technical Institutes. It has around 40,000 students taking classes on campuses and online throughout the United States.

Comment FDA Scheduling (Score 2) 416

The Federal Drug Administration have classified this plant as a "Schedule 1" drug, the same as PCP, Cocaine, Heroin and other famous substances. While it is classified as such, research opportunities are extremely limited, and not applicable to Federal guidelines.
States with an MMJ program can and do perform studies, but they are at odds with the Federal regulations.
Until this changes (rumored to happen on August 1), cannabis derivatives, whether organic whole plant preparations or synthetics are still subject to Federal jurisdiction; minimum sentencing, etc.
"Our hands are tied" remains a valid argument, and they're still able to capitalize on the addictive nature of their existing 'therapies'.
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