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from rethink

The greed for profit of the economy is immoderate, which is why dishonest methods of increase have overtaken. On consumer side, greed for one's own overreaching turns off all reasonable action. Consumers know that alleged bargains are overpriced nonstarters. Despite this annoyance, they act as repeat offenders. This is why companies are not afraid of damaging their image. Already with the next offer all lie themselves again in the arms. Which, by the way, is a common behavior. Shameful.

#Greed #Dazzle #Unleash

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from pixtolero

Un peu d'OpenSuse, de Solus, d'elementary OS et même de Pop! OS :-D

Challenge avec OpenSuse Tumbleweed

Donc après le challenge avec elementary OS, voici celui avec OpenSuse Tumbleweed. D'ailleurs il y a un vote sur twitter pour savoir quelle distribution sera choisie pour le challenge suivant:

Vous voulez Solus 4 ? À vous de jouer !

Toujours pas de Solus 4 et il y a une raison à cela. Il reste encore des traductions à faire pour Budgie, donc n'hésitez pas à faire passer le mot.

Chez elementary OS

L'AppCenter dispose de nouvelles catégories. Notez au passage que le bureau Pantheon n'a pas de support pour KDEconnect (pour relier son smartphone Android à son PC afin d'avoir notifications, SMS, transfert de fichiers...). Quelqu'un a démarré le projet Conecto pour répondre à cet oubli, à voir si cela aboutira à quelque chose de fonctionnel.

Des news de Pop!OS chaque semaine

Le site Pop Planet se lance dans des news hebdomadaires sur Pop! OS, voici la première édition.

On se retrouve en Avril

#editos #solus #elementaryos #android #linux #popos

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from kittybecca in English

You will often hear certain Jews referred to as Europeans, but surprisingly few people are aware of the story of how those Jews came to live in Europe in the first place. This is how it happened:

  1. Our homeland, Yehuda, was occupied by the Romans. Initially they installed a puppet king, and later they came to rule it directly.

  2. After two failed rebellions, our temple and capital city (Jerusalem) were destroyed. The Romans rebuilt the city as a Roman city and put a temple to Jupiter in place of our temple.

  3. After our third failed rebellion we were banned from Jerusalem and forbidden from practicing our religion in the land, and many of us were sold into slavery.

  4. A mass exodus began at this point due to intolerable conditions as well as forced expulsions. A minority stayed in Galilee (where the “Jerusalem Talmud” was written), but most were dispersed.

  5. We had previously been exiled to Babylon, so many of us moved back to that general area, where a Jewish community remained; it was there that the Babylonian Talmud was written. Others went to Southern Europe and further north to Gaul, whether as slaves or people pursuing basic necessities in a foreign land.

  6. Those of us who remained in Galilee rebelled two more times under Roman/Byzantine rule and most were massacred.

  7. Within a century, the Arab invasion happened. At this point the population of Palestine was mostly Christian with a small Jewish minority (the people who were able to hide from the massacring Byzantines in the mountains) as well as a Samaritan minority. Over the next few centuries the population became predominantly Arab Muslim as a result of settlement from the Peninsula as well as conversion of some Christians, a large number of Samaritans, and probably some Jews as well. A small number of Jewish farmers have never left the land.

  8. The large community of Jews displaced to what became the Frankish and later Holy Roman Empire came to be known as “Ashkenazi.”

  9. The large community of Jews displaced to Iberia came to be known as “Sephardi.”

  10. Many other communities existed throughout the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia, etc.. Most of the communities remained in touch using Hebrew as a written lingua franca; others became isolated.

  11. Jewish life under Arab rule was undeniably far better than European/Roman rule; writings from the time show considerable mutual respect and admiration between the two peoples. For example, a Hebrew-language poet from Muslim Spain wrote: “וגן עדנך יהו סיפרי קדושים / ופרדסך יהו סיפרי ערבים”: “And may your Garden of Eden be the books of the holy ones [Tanakh], / And may your Paradise be the books of the Arabs.” The two peoples literally coexisted peacefully through the arts (among other things), unlike Jews and Europeans.

  12. The Crusades killed and displaced even more Jews from Palestine, at the same time as Crusaders killed many European Jews.

  13. In Europe, we were forced at various points to wear yellow stars, specific hats, and other things identifying us as Jews, subjecting us to violence and intense trauma. Laws called “Jewish disabilities” prevented us from participating fully in society. Often we were made to do the jobs that were generally detested but considered necessary by the ruling class – hence we would be easy to sacrifice in bad times.

  14. The Christian Reconquista forced Sephardim out of Spain; many went back to North Africa and the Middle East, where they integrated with existing communities, but others spread out into Europe to places like the Netherlands and France.

  15. Only during the Enlightenment were Jewish disabilities gradually removed (legally), in the hopes we would assimilate into the new areligious Revolutionary French rationalist society.

  16. This didn't happen and we remained de facto outsiders. At various points we were reminded that we were outsiders in hate crimes known as pogroms, the worst of which was the Holocaust, which also brought about the return of Jewish disabilities for a while.

  17. As a result of all these pogroms it became clear that it would never, ever be possible for us to be safe among Europeans, that we would always be outsiders, even if we were temporarily tolerated. That any freedom we might think we have was an illusion, and it would be ripped away as soon as it was convenient. This was, and is, a fact, as we can see with the way Nazis are rising again.

So this is why a lot of Jews who lived in Europe for a time have a huge problem with being called “Europeans.” We were never Europeans, nor are any of us Europeans now. Calling us Europeans is erasing the reality of the uneven power dynamic between us and actual Europeans. It's erasing the fact that we were colonized by Europeans and forced by Europeans out of the land that we are indigenous to.

This is independent of Zionism, of course, which I'm unequivocally against. Britain did not have the right to give Palestine to the Jews at the expense of the other peoples. The displacement of the Palestinian people was not OK. The occupation, the wall, etc. are not OK. It's not OK to have a Jewish state in an area that has always had so many people of different ethnic groups, regardless of history. It was never OK for a Jewish kingdom to rule over other peoples to begin with.

But this history is important because when you whitewash Jews as “Europeans” this is denying our long history of trauma and denying the reason any of us ever had to move to Europe in the first place, as well as the fact that we never became fully accepted/assimilated Europeans and have always been considered outsiders to be tolerated or not tolerated.

Of course it's also a very simplified history, and ignores all the good things that came of Jewish interaction with other cultures. Still, it's extremely important that people distinguish us from our oppressors and recognize the history behind how we came to live under them. And that was the aim of this long post, formed from Mastodon threads. Not to celebrate the Jewish diaspora (which I do very often), but to explain how it came about. As well as to show how antisemitic it is when resistance to Zionism centers around denying Jewish history rather than saying that this history does not justify a single thing that Israelis have done to Palestinians.

Sadly, lots of people think it's merely “anti-Zionist” to erase Jewish history, and it isn't just that. I could, of course, excuse such sentiments among Palestinians; no one likes their oppressor. But in truth these arguments rarely come from them. We're far more likely to see such sentiments among white western Europeans, as though they believe that by expressing such sentiments, they are opposing colonialism rather than continuing it. The truth is that when white Europeans deny Jewish history, they are merely continuing this long history of imperialism that led Jews to become a persecuted minority among them.


from Books

Na primeira vez que li esse livro, senti um leve nó na cabeça, como se algo tivesse me despertado. Foi uma surpresa. E não há nada mais gostoso numa leitura do que sentir o prazer da surpresa de uma narrativa. Você simplesmente não espera que tal ação vá acontecer. E quando acontece: algo te acorda, desperta, sorri para você e a sua reação é ficar atônito.

Cecilia Skotbu me marcou. Ela representa, talvez, todos nós, cuja necessidade de sonhar é inerente a persona que você carrega.

Ela está doente. A família tem noção da gravidade de sua doença, mas Cecilia não sabe. Ela dorme e acorda achando que está apenas acamada com algo que logo será curado. O livro se passa durante os festejos de Natal. E não foi por acaso que Gaarder escolheu justamente este tema: é a época cujas famílias se reúnem, fazem suas refeições juntas, trocam presentes e afetos. Atitudes estas que não são recorrentes nos outros dias do ano. A família cuida de Cecilia como quem cuida de uma pessoa bem idosa, quase à beira da morte. A maioria das necessidades dela são atendidas.

Daí, em meio ao sono e a dor de sua doença, ela conhece um anjo. Ele passa, então, a guiá-la todos os dias, acompanhando-a em cada passo, em cada dia. Ele explica que não é um ser humano, e sim um ser iluminado por Deus, cuja missão é cuidar dela até… enfim. Cecilia então passa a “viajar” com o anjo, conversa com ele todos os dias, escreve num diário o que aprendeu. Todas as noites, ele faz companhia a Cecilia, e ensina muita coisa sobre a Terra, o sol, as pessoas, as atitudes, os homens e o mundo. Ele até tenta explicar quem ele é de verdade, demonstrando que consegue ultrapassar paredes, estar em vários lugares ao mesmo tempo com a força do pensamento. Mas ele lamenta, por exemplo, não conseguir sentir o gosto das coisas assim como os humanos sentem. E ele explica isso a Cecilia da forma mais “doce” possível.

As coisas que vai aprendendo ela anota num caderninho. Ali ela escreveu, por exemplo:

Nós enxergamos tudo num espelho, obscuramente. Às vezes conseguimos espiar através do espelho e ter uma visão de como são as coisas do outro lado. Se conseguíssemos polir mais esse espelho, veríamos muito mais coisas. Porém não enxergaríamos mais a nós mesmos.

Nas coisas em que escrevo, não gosto de contar o final dos livros. A não ser que seja um livro bem clássico, cujo final é de conhecimento geral. Neste, prefiro que o leitor procure na livraria mais próxima, na loja virtual, peça emprestado, etc, e leia. É gostoso perceber o quão envolve e filosófico o livro é e o quanto ele consegue nos deixar pensativos, tentando entender o sentido de tudo, o sentido das coisas e pessoas a sua volta. Posso dizer que você não vai se arrepender.

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from Books

‘Quero Minha Mãe’, de Adélia Prado, é uma narrativa “despedaçada”, como aqueles cadernos que usamos para escrever alguns pensamentos e guardamos na gaveta. Depois de dias, a gente se lembra dele, escreve mais alguma coisa e guarda novamente no mesmo lugar. Foi isto que percebi ao ler a obra.

Na primeira folha, somos impactados: Olímpia é diagnosticada com câncer e discorre sobre isto em pensamentos soltos. A cada página é como se fôssemos levados pelo inconsciente — que na verdade está bem consciente — da autora. Cada página, um rabisco. Na época de lançamento, Adélia estava prestes a completar 70 anos. Uma vida inteira de experiências posta em poucas folhas de papel.

A grande referência da autora durante a narrativa é, obviamente, a sua mãe. Num trecho, ela diz: “Estou me lembrando da minha mãe, morreu num mês de setembro, a três meses da minha formatura no ginásio, cercada de travesseiros, os lábios muito roxos, puxando o ar, minhas tias, meu pai, meus irmãos em volta”.

A história do livro — e a narrativa da autora — me fez lembrar de minha tia-avó. Ela se chamava Tainha, com o ‘a’ nasalizado, como em ‘são’. Morava sozinha, tinha dois gatos (o Chitãozinho e o Xororó), gostava de ler, mas nunca escrevia. Consigo imaginar Tainha falando que nem Olímpia, observando causos da vida, falando do câncer, das relações com as irmãs e pessoas próximas. Rezando as aves-marias, pedindo perdão a Deus por algum deslize e em seguida cometendo-o sem dó.

Precisamos de nossas mães. No meio da turbulência, nos dão um pedacinho de paz. Aquela paz que reconforta, faz lembrar um boa época da vida, que assopra o coração nervoso e acalenta nosso ser. No meio de tudo isto, Olímpia só queria sua mãe.

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from pixtolero

Je pense que certains se souviennent de l'arrivée du jeu vidéo Tomb Raider avec l'attirante Lara Croft et ses formes polygones XD. En 2013, Square Enix réalise un reboot de la franchise avec un tout nouveau jeu baptisé tout simplement Tomb Raider. Ferral Interactive s'est occupé de portage pour GNU/Linux. Ce jeu est donc jouable nativement sur notre OS préféré.

C'est sûrement l'un des jeux les mieux faits que j'ai pu voir, Square Enix a fait un effort sur les cinématiques et sur le scénario. Fini la Lara Croft bimbo et qui se la raconte, là cet opus est plutôt un préquel.

Lara Croft part en expédition en mer avec tout son groupe mais le bateau se retrouve fracassé dans une violente tempête. Notre jeune héroïne échoue sur une île et est très vite capturée par un inconnu qui l'emmène dans une grotte. Grâce à son instinct de survie, elle parvient à s'échapper. Elle n'est pas seule sur cet île, il y a bien sûr ses compagnons (qui sont éparpillés dans différents lieux de l'île) mais aussi des membres d'une sorte de secte qui vénère une reine mystique.

Pour le gameplay, on retrouve un coté Assassin's Creed. Lara peut s’accrocher et grimper à des parois de falaises. Son équipement (grappin, corde...) évolue au fil du jeu ainsi que ses armes allant bien sûr de l'arc au fusil d'assaut. Les actions possibles sont nombreuses et originales, par exemple, Lara peut déployer une corde avec son arc pour l'utiliser à traverser un ravin. Même si le jeu reste principalement linéaire, les lieux sont très variés, on peut très bien se retrouver dans une forêt, dans un ancien bunker japonais, dans des montagnes enneigés voire même un bidonville assez hardcore. Les décors sont bien fichus avec même un coté glauque qui donne une ambiance inquiétante.

On a une Lara assez différente de l'originale, c'est une jeune femme terrorisée par la situation mais qui reste bien sûr très combattante. Elle est très malchanceuse vu tout les trucs qui lui arrive mais c'est le jeu, la scène du saut improvisé en parachute est bon un exemple. Durant le parcours, on peut même découvrir des trèsors cachés, pour atteindre ces derniers, il faudra résoudre une sorte de casse tête, cela évite au jeu d'être trop répétitif.

Le jeu datant un peu, vous pouvez le trouver à un prix raisonnable, si vous n'avait jamais joué à Tomb Raider, je vous le recommande vivement.

TAGS: #jouersurlinux #linuxgaming

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from tofeo

Pour mettre un titre il faut utiliser maktdown. Moi qui n'aime pas marktdown c'est un mauvais point.

Je peux bien suivre sur mastodon. C'est un bon point On va voir ce que cela donne sur hubzilla

image !!!

Je n'ai toujours pas trouvé comment mettre une image

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from tofeo

4e article

Je viens de découvrir que le blog n'était pas publique. Donc j'ai changé. Ainsi tout le monde peut me suivre.

Maintenant il reste une chose trés important à mes yeux. Comment mettre une image. J'avais rencontré le même problème avec plume c'est pourquoi j'avais abandonné #plume pour un temps en attendant que ce soit utiliable. Je considère que si on ne peut pas mettre d'image ce n'est pas utilisable.

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from tofeo

Deuxième article

J'ai écris un premier article mais je ne trouve pas non plus. J'espère qu'il a bien été sauvegardé. Ou est le lien pour voir mes articles ?

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from tofeo

Voila je viens de m'ouvrir un compte #writeas. L'dée serait de remplacer mon wordpress. On va tester tout cela.

Déjà je ne trouve pas comment mettre une image ! c'est mal parti. Bon je suis tout nouveau et c'est la première fois

Je ne sais pas ou mettre un titre non plus. Ce sont deux choses trés basiques que je n'ai pas trouvé.

Allez on publie et on va tester les suppressions.

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