Rudd-O.com

published Nov 13, 2008, last modified Oct 14, 2022

A shill for truth. Defiant heresy on cultural matters. Free software, voluntaryism and cypherpunk. Established 1999.

Intellectual property defenders talk about the fact that you "created your idea" or "put labor in your invention" as the reason why they own these ideas and inventions. They are wrong.

To the extent this phrase suggests a society in which all are governed by neutral rules that are objectively applied by judges, there is no such thing.

How racism was manufactured and (is still being) used to keep poor people powerless and powerful interests in power.

ZFS is the best filesystem ever invented. And FUSE brings it to Linux. There are, however, some caveats you need to keep in mind if you want to start it properly.

Got a thumb USB drive or an SD card, and you'd like to put Linux on it? Did the other HOWTOs fail you? This is the real deal, through and through. This trick also works out-of-the-box with Kubuntu and other Ubuntu variants as well. Moreover, you can adapt it with very few changes to any other live CD Linux distributions out there.

This driver is so stupid, it isn't even funny anymore. Except it's hilarious.

For the past two hundred years, no person claiming to be educated could have possibly entertained the idea that we are here due to "intelligent design". A ten-minute blitzglance into elementary biology makes that fact painfully obvious to evolution denialists.

Do you have a Realtek card driven by the r8169 driver, and you're experiencing SSH, SSL or rsync errors associated to the error message "Disconnected: Corrupted MAC on input"? Do you download large files only to find them corrupted? Here's the solution.

A few years ago, the inimitable Carl Sagan developed a set of "rules of thumb" to separate truth from crap. Here they are.

Remember playing with marbles when you were a kid? Well, here's how marbles are made, both the small ones and the big ones.