Walt Taylor does good work.
Things to do.
Thom talks with David Frum about Donald Trump. Excerpt:
Authoritarianism goes where the people are, and where is the traffic? It’s on line. If the public realm is the town square, you try to take over the town square. If the public realm is Twitter and Facebook, you try to take over Twitter and Facebook.
The benefit of controlling a modern bureaucratic state is not the ability to persecute the innoncent; it is the ability to protect the guilty.
Republicans seem to believe that all conceptions are immaculate.
“What mandate in the Obamacare bill does he take issue with?” Doyle asked Shimkus, using the formal parlance of congressional committees.
“What about men having to purchase prenatal care?” Shimkus said.
At that point, one could hear the room start to stir.
“I’m just . . . is that not correct?” Shimkus said. “And should they?”
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Things to do.
Learn about the wonderful world of free and open source. Use computers to do what you want, not what someone else wants you to do. Learn how to use GNU/Linux and its plethora of free and open source software to get stuff done with computers.
It’s not hard; it’s just different.
What: Monthly TWUUG Meeting.
Who: Everyone in TideWater/Hampton Roads with interest in any/all flavors of Unix/Linux. There are no dues or signup requirements. All are welcome.
Where: Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital in Norfolk Training Room. See directions below. (Wireless and wired internet connection available.) Turn right upon entering, then left at the last corridor and look for the open meeting room.
When: 7:30 PM till whenever (usually 9:30ish) on Thursday, January 5.
Lake Taylor Hospital
1309 Kempsville Road
Norfolk, Va. 23502 (Map)
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