April, 2021 archive
Updating a Linux install is nowhere nearly so annoying as updating Windows. Linux updates are much quicker, and reboots are necessary only when the kernel has been updated, so as to start utilizing the new kernel. And you can reboot at your convenience.
Almost all Linux distros have a GUI application for managing software installs and updates. I prefer the command line because I learned very early in my DOS 3.2 days that the command line is always faster (provided, of course, that you know the commands).
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Tony Norman marvels at (yet more) Republicans who believe in a fairy-tale American past.
The person in question has defended himself by claiming that he was trying to educate his constituents. I tend to agree with Emma Vigeland’s point that “some questions are so illegitimate” that they don’t deserve to be asked, let along answered.
We are a society of stupid.
David dissects the stupid.
Warning: Short commercial at the end.
Our media misses Trump.
The cavalcade of stupid boosts ratings. The dullness of competence does not.
George Santayana’s famous saying has never seemed more apt: Those who do not remember the past (or, in this case, those who would pretend the past never happened) are condemned to repeat it.
At the Des Moines Register, Tim Johnson asks the nay-sayers why they are saying nay to COVID vaccintations. A snippet:
If it’s a religious objection you have, I ask you, if a preacher or missionary is doing God’s work, why can’t an epidemiologist? Or a geneticist or a lab technician? They all have the same goal to help humankind. The lab people are not preaching, but their work is saving souls. Saving them by keeping us alive.