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by Elmar Stellnberger

xchroot v2.6 / the situation at elstel.org

Category: general, programs,
Source: info, LinuxSW,
Language: en,
Type:
update
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It is a long way since xchroot v2.5.3. Last year I had to stop development because the secret services did not allow me to continue. I could assign a variable on one line and it did not have the assigned value on the next line - and that offline. Luckily today I did not have any problems with xchroot. However developing a̅tea remains problematic and at least partially inhibited. Far worse there is no way for me to continue the development of my DualSat SAT-solver. Publishing the normal news messages here at the rss newsletter has also become increasingly difficult. Meanwhile I need to write the vast majority of messages offline. A few have been written on paper and with paperback dictionaries only. Nonetheless it is a huge alleviation to view suggestions of translate.google.com for Spanish and Portuguese which I could mostly still do with my tablet. Short before the COP26 the Firefox, Google Chrome and Falkon browsers have been disabled on my online machine in order to threaten me. I am currently using Epiphany and Midori. I had already feared that the overwhelming majority of the web would remain unreachable for me as I initially did not know any alternative graphical browser with Javascript.

new features: escape from a chroot environment into the original root if not disabled, better desktop shortcut creation for chroot programs, many many bugfixes including mount mirroring: Since v2.5 it can automatically mount directories f.i. under /media directly into the chroot. View the first lines of the xchroot executable with less or a text editor to see the full changelog.




Que croyez-vous en Dieu ou en la Nature?

Category: general,
Source: article,
Language: fr,
Type:
update
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Comment expliquer la croyance en la nature, en Dieu ou en la définissabilité formelle de notre monde? Quelles sont les corrélations? Un article inspiré de la propre expérience mystique de l'auteur - ce qui maintient notre monde au plus profond de lui-même.



Article 6 Greenwashing // EU Green Deal

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: en,
Type:
update
.

Although carbon offsetting could in deed help to reduce emissions on a short term with some projects, its primary purpose is undeniably greenwashing. That is why article 6 has been put into practice so hastily at the COP26. Neither are forests protected by this mechanism nor does their existence save any GHGs (greenhouse gases) that would not be saved any way while emissions are allowed to continue. JPMorgan and UBS, both members of the Global Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ) are some of the worst financiers of oil and gas in the Amazon rainforest. Amazon crude is causing wreaking oil spills, poisoning water and additionally putting the survival of Amazonian tribes at risk by invaders and new streets which encourage further deforestation.

Concerning the new CAP it is disappointing that EU institutions do not enforce putting the Green Deal into practice. Member states can only act on their own like Germany desiring to abolish Glyphosate while it could be re-approved on EU level. However in order to meet the climate protection goals all member states would need to follow, not just a few individual ones.




CumCum fraud is threatened to become time-barred

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: en,
Type:
new
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Germany: Cumcum is the big brother of CumEx. Again taxes have been reimbursed, although no entitlement for that did exist. The damage is about 28.5 billion euros and is therefore well twice as big as of CumEx. It is about that German companies are allowed to get dividends of their stock reimbursed, but not foreign ones. With this business a foreign company briefly transferred its shares to a German bank at the distribution day. In the years 2016 and 2017, the Ministry of Finance led by the CDU has sent a writing to the federal states, which should exculpate these businesses so that banks remain protected from recovery; only recently this was corrected. Like with CumEx, the CumCum offenses threaten to become time-barred unless investigations will finally be launched.



Advertisement Corruption

Category: general,
Source: info,
Link: about:blank,
Language: en,
Type:
new
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Austria: Although people tend to blame the ÖVP party for it, it was in deed the SPÖ which had invented the Austrian advertisment corruption, namely in 1990 in the municipal council of Vienna. Wener Faymann has continued this practices with public enterprises as a minister of transport and as a feder chancellor. In 2011 the public prosecutor had launched an investigation because of infidelity; there was even a parlamentarian fact-finding committee. Anyone who paid little had to expect headwind. When Mrs. Karin Kneissel (party-independent/FPÖ) shortened the advertisement budget, the publisher of the newspaper Österreich wrote openly she had to go away, said Kneissel to the investigative press platform Dossier.