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Making Backups with Grsync

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Again and again, we are reminded by computer gurus to be sure to backup anything on our computers that we don’t want to lose. Still, you’d be amazed at how many users, both personal and professional, don’t bother to do so. I once had a nightmare scenario play out in a radio facility where the main server died and a good chunk of the recorded audio – music, commercials and all — just went poof in a matter of seconds.

I had only been on the job a short time and when I asked where the backups were all I got was blank stares. It seems the former Operations Manager had simply not bothered with backups at all. There were none. It took months to recover from that crash, when a good backup plan would have made it possible to restore everything in just a few hours. Ever since then, I have been obsessive about backups. (Read the rest at Freedom Penguin)

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Android Leftovers

Stable Kernels: 5.17.10, 5.15.42, 5.10.118, 5.4.196, 4.19.245, 4.14.281, 4.9.316, 5.17.11, and 5.15.43

I'm announcing the release of the 5.17.10 kernel.

All users of the 5.17 kernel series must upgrade.

The updated 5.17.y git tree can be found at:
	git:// linux-5.17.y
and can be browsed at the normal git web browser:


greg k-h
Read more Also: Linux 5.15.42 Linux 5.10.118 Linux 5.4.196 Linux 4.19.245 Linux 4.14.281 Linux 4.9.316 Linux 5.17.11 Linux 5.15.43

today's leftovers

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  • Purism Launches SIMple Plus for Data Privacy

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    Founder and CEO of Purism, Todd Weaver elaborates on the need, “Due to the popularity of the Librem AweSIM service, where Personal Identifiable Information (PII) is not shared with any cellular carriers, fully protecting the privacy of the user from big telecom. We have added another pricing tier to maximize coverage of service offerings to the rapidly expanding user base.”

Microsoft: DuckDuckGo as Spying Proxy, Internet Explorer Dies, Windows Helps Organised Crime

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