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#1 2020-03-30 17:26:32

Altoid
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Linux 5.6 kernel release news

Hello:

Anyone else read this?

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/03/3 … _released/

Actually, nothing much out of the usual but for this exception:

There's also support for the Amazon Echo smart speaker ...

What the  *#&%!~  is wrong with the developers who came up with this stupidity?
Is the quarantine affecting them that much?

Does anyone really think it is actually useful to anyone to link your rig to this abomination and wilfully/knowingly set up a huge security risk?

http://theconversation.com/amazon-echos … ngs-130016

Is there a case for using a Alexa craps to remotely control a Linux box/device?

How is it that this actually slipped by Torvalds?

Absolutely uncanny ...

A.

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#2 2020-03-30 20:59:11

jkop
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Registered: 2019-11-14
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Re: Linux 5.6 kernel release news

Linux kernel development sponsored by big corporations which are lobbying what to add.

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#3 2020-03-30 21:51:23

Altoid
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Re: Linux 5.6 kernel release news

Altoid wrote:

How is it that this actually slipped by Torvalds?

Some time ago, the world+dog endlessly busted Torvald's balls because he shouted and cursed a number of dimwitt/AH coders in order to keep a tight ship.
But it does not seem that anyone is saying absolutely anything about this nonsense.

Call me what you will, but I think that if this type of thing is not stopped ASAP, the Linux kernel as we know it will end up going to the dogs.

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#4 2020-03-30 22:22:21

yeti
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Registered: 2017-02-23
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Re: Linux 5.6 kernel release news

A self defense strategy: https://xkcd.com/1807⁽¹⁾

Spies everywhere. Not only in the homes of our friends⁽²⁾, they (and you too?) also carry these bugs around in your pockets. Everyone with such a spy in their room or pocket should clearly be marked as agent of the dark forces.

Wearable Cone Of Silence Protects You From Prying Ears

I hope the above gets minimised and widely available soon!

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1: Or as your favourite terminal might show: xkcd_1807 (listening)
2: Can they still be friends, when they willingly carry the ears of the dark force into YOUR life?

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#5 2020-04-02 05:33:36

ToxicExMachina
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Registered: 2019-03-11
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Re: Linux 5.6 kernel release news

Altoid wrote:
Altoid wrote:

How is it that this actually slipped by Torvalds?

Some time ago, the world+dog endlessly busted Torvald's balls because he shouted and cursed a number of dimwitt/AH coders in order to keep a tight ship.
But it does not seem that anyone is saying absolutely anything about this nonsense.

Call me what you will, but I think that if this type of thing is not stopped ASAP, the Linux kernel as we know it will end up going to the dogs.

A.

Linus Torvalds is not developer - he is a small corporate manager today.

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