June 20, 2016

When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken.

Benjamin Disraeli

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June 18, 2016

48 people were shot during a 15-hour filibuster on gun control

Yesterday, in an effort to force legislative action on gun control, Sen. Chris Murphy staged a 15-hour filibuster on the Senate floor. It lasted from 11 am Wednesday through 2 am Thursday, eventually ending with the GOP agreeing to vote on a gun control bill.

As politicians recounted stories of gun violence before the Senate, there were 38 shootings that killed 12 people and injured 36 more across America.

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June 17, 2016

June 16, 2016

Waitress upset over 'Best Butt' award

A woman says she’s offended after receiving an award from her employer for having the “Best Butt” on staff.

She says on Monday night, during an event where staff was given awards, she received the accolade in full view of about fifty coworkers. The woman says that when the award was given to her by management, she was then told to turn around in front of everyone so people could take pictures of her behind.

The woman says she went to corporate HR and was told by upper-level management the award was not their idea. She says that so far, no one has offered her an apology.

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June 15, 2016

Playing Around With Ubuntu's Snaps, On Fedora

Executing snap find * returned a… less than impressive list. In total there were 7 snaps available from the store for install– 2 of which were example applications provided by Ubuntu.

Now, to be fair to Canonical and Snapper… The idea behind Snapper is that of OS X (now MacOS) bundles. You don’t download them from a central repository, you download them from the application authors directly.

When one issues “sudo snap install” on an application, part of the downloading output is the total size of the snap. Since snap uses bundled libraries, I was rather curious to see how big these relatively simple applications would be:

Ubuntu Clock App: 120.11 MB – admittedly, this is written in QML, so it has to pull in Qt. Ubuntu Calc App: 120.01 MB – same as above. LibreOffice*… 1.1 GB

he Document Foundation’s download page lists the sizes of all the various installers, broken down by operating system. Windows x64? 238 MB. Mac OS X? 201 MB. Linux x64 RPM? 229 MB Linux x64 Deb? 229 MB

So, even if you took all the installers for every OS and added them together, you would still come out at less used space than the single LibreOffice 5.2 Beta .snap package. To snap’s credit, it did function. Less to snap’s credit…the binary appeared to be Ubuntu-specific.

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