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by Elmar Stellnberger

xchroot v2.7.4, donating for elstel.org

Category: programs,
Source: LinuxSW,
Language: en,
Type:
update
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Xchroot v2.7.4 implements some important bugfixes towards v2.7. Due to an apparent regression in sudo, xchroot as user appears to have been temporarily broken. At first I thought it was one of the configuration issues merely pertinent to my own system like the ssh user being deleted from /etc/passwd or some removed execution right of a shared library or /etc/init.d file (I did already tell whom to thank.). However as it seems this was in deed a regression of sudo. Can now be fixed by executing xchroot inst-root-sudo. The new and buggy mirrtmp behaviour of v2.7 has been temporarily undone defaulting to mntmp as before. Mounting of /etc/resolv.conf may be needed for internet access, mounting /boot/efi for installing the bootloader and initctl may help for systemctl suspend. new feature: minimal chroots featuring only a busybox: see 'how to create a chroot', last example.

If you wanna support the work for xchroot, any other of our programs, if you want more content translated into your own language or if you like new content you may donate. You have now the possibility to donate via bank transfer with IBAN/BIC, a way that shall always work for everyone. This is important if you like this web page since at the moment I can not even pay for the hosting costs from what I get. Visit the Contact page also linked from xchroot/#downloads to see more. Support is free and if an email should get lost, I do now also have a landline phone number for you.




Assange´s extradition approved: Now the Home Secretary needs to decide

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: en,
Type:
update
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The Guardian has reported that a court in the UK has decided to extradite Julian Assange to the US on charges of espionage. It is now up to the home secretary to decide whether to approve or deny this. His family believes that an extradition would be tantamount to a death sentence. All of this even though Assange did actually not break any law. He has merely passed on information via Wikileaks, like what the job of a reporter is. Protecting one´s sources is also part of a reporter´s job. We have already reported on a plot to assassinate Assange and that a witness has publicly declared that the charges against Assange for active espionage are artificially fabricated. However, the court did not seem to take notice. Now it has taken the politically motivated decision to directly extradite a person declared an enemy of the United States.



Warum Deutschland im Ukrainekonflikt zurückhaltender ist

Category: general,
Source: article,
Language: de,
Type:
new
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Lesen Sie meine Stellungnahme und warum man aus meiner Sicht nicht einmal in der jetzigen Situation eine nukleare Eskalation ganz ausschließen wird können. auch: Warum Deutschland bei einem direkten Eingreifen der Nato als erstes dran hätte sein können.



China’s Genocide against the Uighurs

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



Interesting Inventions

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: en,
Type:
new
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  • 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.
  • Paper made from grass could reduce resource consumption and save forests.
  • 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.
  • Flying cars should soon be ready for mass production.