Come join our online Linux/Computer/Tech meeting this Saturday

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Wayne

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Jun 2, 2022, 7:22:19 PMJun 2
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NOTE: the Location URL for joining the group has been 'enhanced' to restore the original 16x9 aspect ratio of the tiles when using the Tile mode.

Time: This Saturday at 11:00AM Pacific Time
Location: https://meet.jit.si/FeltonLUG#config.disableTileEnlargement=true

Possible topics to discuss:

1) Robby to discuss recording LUG for publishing.

2) Anyone want to explain the /boot/efi? We used to only need a 512 MBR. (Master boot Record). Now with /boot/efi a lot of space is used at the beginning of the harddrive.

3) Possible discussion on why Firefox is now a snap (benefits and trade-offs).

4) Linux Kernel 5.18 has been released. What are the new features?

5) Another handy utility is pdfgrep. It's a command line tool for using grep like search feature on PDF files.

6) Bye bye DuckDuckGo, Hello Startpage. Here is the deal breaker... DuckDuckGo has signed a deal with Microsoft and their deal prevents blocking Microsoft. Sooner or later you will find a result from DDG that will throw a page of irrelevant results back to you and tries to open itself on Bing! Can you spell "tracking deal?" Here is one person's opinion on the matter...
http://businesstoday.in/technology/news/story/duckduckgo-has-a-tracking-deal-with-microsoft-and-heres-why-no-one-is-happy-about-it-335450-2022-05-27


Bring your latest fun computer experiences, problems and solutions to the meeting.

Hope to see you there...

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Rick Moen

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Jun 3, 2022, 3:16:41 AMJun 3
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> Possible topics to discuss:

> 6) Bye bye DuckDuckGo, Hello Startpage. Here is the deal breaker...
^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^
> DuckDuckGo has signed a deal with Microsoft and their deal prevents
> blocking Microsoft. Sooner or later you will find a result from DDG
> that will throw a page of irrelevant results back to you and tries to
> open itself on Bing!

Not DuckDuckGo (the search engine on the Web), but rather the
_DuckDuckGo Web browser_.

Does anyone actually even use that thing? Apparently, it's some sort of
Web browser for iOS, Android, and (in beta) for MacOS.

Whoever wrote the above-quoted material was confused (or trolling).
"Startpage" refers to a search engine on the Web. So does the term
"DuckDuckGo" absent a qualifier like "browser" indicating you mean a
non-default referent.


TG

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Jun 5, 2022, 12:30:26 PMJun 5
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The thing is, DuckDuckGo has failed in communicating the situation properly. I like the way Steve Gibson described the situation in a segment of the most recent episode of the "Security Now" podcast (May 31, 2022). The privacy weakness is in the DuckDuckGo browser software and not the search engine. The CEO issued a vague mess of corporate gobbledygook to clarify things, but really said nothing specific. This was after not properly indicating the holes in the browser software's tracking prevention. So it is understandable that people would be confused about what is going on.
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