Caring for your hardware

Thermal shutdown

I started playing some games on my Debian laptop. After some time of intense fan blowing, the laptop shut down. I figured this was likely a thermal shutdown - the device turning itself off to protect itself.

I started monitoring the temperature - and it was getting to 100ºC at …

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GDPRanoia

The GDPR is convenient, in case you are a private person, and want control over data gathered from you.

But looking at it from different perspectives, it can appear strange, and perhaps even scary.

Broad definitions

I had doubts about certain data being labeled "personal", such as IP addresses. Sometimes …

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Don't buy Apple products.

Apple denies any possibility of data recovery after your device is not bootable. This is plainly false.

On top of that, they ban people who know how to recover your data from their forums. Jessa Jones was banned from the Apple forum for offering support to people. It's almost as …

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EU Copyright Directive

The EU Parliament recently adopted a new copyright directive which makes a site owner responsible for what the site's users post (Article 17 AKA former Article 13).

As with most legislation nowadays, it must have been initiated by some group which would benefit from it - as opposed to "good" legislation …

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My new Pelican blog

The more I think about tech giants, the more I want to use self-hosted services.

On this blog, I will talk about what I want to do with my life.

The first and most important item on my list is self-expression.

When you use a private service like Facebook, Google …

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