GfbV Feb 2022: Uyghur children are separated from their families and sent to boarding schools; their fathers and mothers are sent to re-education camps, tortured, raped, forcedly sterilized. Some cemeteries where their grandparents are buried are destroyed, and one has even been turned into a parking lot. Teacher Qelbinur Sidik describes the situation as follows: “… each cell was filled with 50 to 60 people. They slept directly on the concrete floor. Each was given only a thin, old blanket. The windows were covered, so the cells were dark, cold and damp. … There were no showers … Every Monday blood was taken from them and they were injected a substance. They also had to take white pills. I have seen this many times. The men were interrogated in the basement. Sometimes I heard the screams of the torture. I couldn’t bear this. … They don’t see the sun, they can’t go outside, their heads are shaved and they all wear the same clothes. …”
Newest technological advances allow the efficient high temperature electrolysis of water which raises the energy yield from 30% to 80% (source different from this link). This should be a major breakthrough for hydrogen mobility.
Wind turbines with straps and generators on the ground instead of the air can be much larger and make better use of the wind, which blows stronger at altitude. In addition, floating offshore wind turbines with anchoring for the deeper sea are being implemented.
Microplastics can be filtered by air bubbles in sewage treatment plants. I think it would even be better to ban microplastics in cosmetics.
Three years ago a legal nightmare began for Eckart Seith. He had uncovered information about the CumEx tax fraud and informed German and Swiss authorities about the illegal activities. The Swiss, however, did not accuse the real criminals, but him instead. Last December, his time finally came: The Swiss judiciary found once only at his appeal that the prosecution of Seith’s courageous actions and the arrest warrants against Eckart Seith’s informants were wrong from the outset. The verdict is not yet final, but Eckart Seith is relieved. “Gerhard Schick, the Finanzwende and 18,000 supporters have created public support for us, which forced the Zurich judiciary to reverse after six futile attempts.”
xchroot v2.7 starts an own dbus session for the target user by default as many applications expect and as desktop environments like Xfce, Gnome or KDE require. Desktop file creation has been improved and is also used for exporting X-sessions like KDE or Gnome out of a chroot. Chroot escapes now do also work if an intermediately run program has closed the file descriptors so that you can also use it for desktop sessions. Another new feature is that xchroot can now also be used for merely switching the user with maintained X-access where no chroot is performed. This may be useful if you want to run your favourite browser cleanly separated with two different bookmark/history/other settings at the same time. The documentation about audio and user support as well as the intro has also been updated. /tmp mirroring has been made more secure by only exporting /tmp/.X11-unix by default. The old, possibly more compatible behaviour can be achieved with --on mirrtmp or permanently by adding mirrtmp to the MNTON variable definition at the beginning of the xchroot script. If multiple chroots to the same root and user occur, then the XAUTH-cookies for all chroots will now be merged into one file.