Episode 64 - Abandoned Support

#1

Why Linux doesn’t just work on all hardware, criticism of your field, and the ethics of acquiring old software.

Plus venturing outside, and how we install unusual applications.

00:00:37 Why is hardware support so terrible?
00:12:21 #AskError: How much time do you spend outside?
00:16:08 If you’re wedded to a concept or axiom for your job, is there any way you can be objective about criticism of your field?
00:26:13 #AskError: If an application you want is not available in your distro’s repo, which community package would you choose and why?
00:31:54 Is it ok to pirate abandonware?

#2

I agree with @popey that Abandonware is a dubious label specifically intended to justify copyright infringement. At the same time, I absolutely love RetroPie and revisiting games that I owned when I was younger, but the hardware/media I owned is long damaged or inoperable.

I think spending time with other human beings, whether it’s friends or family, is far more important than just being outside. I’ve spent a lot of time in remote wilderness both voluntarily and involuntarily and I think people idealize and “Instagram” their concept of nature. I much prefer my air conditioning, coffee, couch, phone, and TV on most days.

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#3

Joe’s impression of the life of a Scientist made me chuckle.