@rolandtb303@lemmy.ml avatar

rolandtb303

@rolandtb303@lemmy.ml

This profile is from a federated server and may be incomplete. View on remote instance

What're some of the dumbest things you've done to yourself in Linux?

I'm working on a some materials for a class wherein I'll be teaching some young, wide-eyed Windows nerds about Linux and we're including a section we're calling "foot guns". Basically it's ways you might shoot yourself in the foot while meddling with your newfound Linux powers....

rolandtb303 ,
@rolandtb303@lemmy.ml avatar

was too incompetent to install arch one time so i used archinstaller and created a separate home partition. couple years later that root partiton's close to filled up, and i do an update after deleting come programs to free up space. then some weird text appeaerrs in terminal, and so i try to update again (this time specifically wine), says loads of files already exist in filesystem. i think "this is weird", so i restart.

what instantly gets my attention is this text greeting me on boot

loading Linux linux...
error: file '/vmlinuz-linux' not found.
Loading initial ramdisk...
error: you need to load the kernel first.

Press any key to continue.

yup, i just borked my install, so i hastily whipped out an outdated arch USB, updated it using a spare laptop and am now on a reinstall (luckily i keep the important files on a separate drive, so not all is lost). extra insult to injury was that my previous install had my drive LUKS encrypted, so i couldn't evne get in there to possibly backup anything if i tried lol. but it's feels refreshing starting anew though.

An illegal war with Houthis isn't stopping the Red Sea crisis ( responsiblestatecraft.org )

Although the White House has insisted that President Biden has the legal authority to take military action against the Houthis, several members of Congress have refuted its claims. At a Senate hearing in February, several senators called attention to the War Powers Resolution, which establishes that the president cannot continue...

rolandtb303 ,
@rolandtb303@lemmy.ml avatar

the only one acting like terrorists are USA and israel.

rolandtb303 ,
@rolandtb303@lemmy.ml avatar

you can also search for the song on a search engine and just type deezer at the end of it, then get the link that way.

rolandtb303 ,
@rolandtb303@lemmy.ml avatar

I'm sure there's no controversies and criticism section for your favorite media outlet :)

rolandtb303 ,
@rolandtb303@lemmy.ml avatar

ye i’d also look up Redcurrant and STR-X as well. I often use the HyBrit amp sim with a boost pedal in front (like the NA Clon Centuar or the TSE-999)

rolandtb303 ,
@rolandtb303@lemmy.ml avatar

glad i got off of windows 10 before windows got worse. now i’m just sitting here laughing but also disappointed that people have to put up with let alone use this shit because it’s the mainstream os

rolandtb303 ,
@rolandtb303@lemmy.ml avatar

The biggest punchline of all of this is that our tax dollars are paying for this propaganda. Not in my name.

rolandtb303 ,
@rolandtb303@lemmy.ml avatar

ahh, the sponsor from LTT that mined your PC while at idle :)

piratepost , to Technology
@piratepost@poliverso.org avatar

[Thread, post or comment was deleted by the author]

  • Loading...
  • rolandtb303 ,
    @rolandtb303@lemmy.ml avatar

    Very surprising that a local channel of a video game celebrates holidays/certain events of that particular nation in the game. Truly shocking!

    rolandtb303 ,
    @rolandtb303@lemmy.ml avatar

    Yeah i head about that. America’s Army or smth like that. Heard it got cut and i think some players said that the game was actually kinda good lol.

    Was never really interested in it tbh, seemed generic af.

    rolandtb303 ,
    @rolandtb303@lemmy.ml avatar

    I heard in the campaign for the COD MW (2019), the devs put the Highway of Death in the game (which is an American war crime) but in the story they depicted it as something Russia did. This obviously sparked some outrage, as people read this as the game dismissing American war crimes.

    Seems pretty deceptive to me.

    If there’s other games (and maybe some probably much to the equivalent of America’s Army to Russia) that water down Russian war crimes, then that’s just as deceptive.

    I think all propaganda is equally bad. Putting certain ones on pedestals because “At least it isn’t XYZ” doesn’t jive with me, and it distracts from the real issue.

    rolandtb303 ,
    @rolandtb303@lemmy.ml avatar

    Yeah I think they do that for movies as well. If directors want the real thing (because who doesn’t like practical effects and having the real thing in shot?), they’ll have to contact the DoD.

    The DoD reviews the script for the movie, and they just water it down to absolute propaganda (they even say it out loud, they don’t hide it). US is always good, enemy always bad, US wins and saves the day. If there’s any criticism of the army, it’s usually brief and with a very weak point.

    Full Metal Jacket isn’t approved by the DoD. Says everything you need to know about the, imo.

    rolandtb303 ,
    @rolandtb303@lemmy.ml avatar

    And when they laid off their QA team with the testing lab of thousands of unique computers, they replaced it with VMs and AI. Because VMs are a totally good way to troubleshoot very specific bugs. The AI part is used to supposedly figure out when you’re “idle” so what Windows can update.

    Imagine needing AI to update a computer lmao

  • All
  • Subscribed
  • Moderated
  • Favorites
  • random
  • tech
  • insurance
  • testing
  • drbboard
  • updates
  • til
  • programming
  • bitcoincash
  • marketreserach
  • wanderlust
  • Sacramento
  • All magazines