Under the ‘Rules’ of Totalitarianism (AKA Socialism, Communism, Fascism, Nazism and Progressivism), a Holy Inquisition, a Jihad, and etcetera etcetera the minority get to make *ALL* the Rules ‘n Laws. BTW, the minority is also allowed to enforce those same Rules ‘n Laws, and even make new Rules ‘n Laws when such is called for.

I started the Linux Newbie – since 1996 blog with the January 6, 2019 post – PART I .. Under Construction. On September 25, 2019 I published the Progressions of the Linux Newbie Blog post, and also started the Progressions of the Linux Newbie Blog page. I decided to start that Page in order to show my progression as a Linux Newbie (a Linux Inquisitor would have me put to death for the ‘Newbie’ spelling instead of having spelled it “Noobie” or “Noob” – even confessing wouldn’t save me!?), how I had changed on ‘n about different ‘Thangs over time, how LINUX IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES – you never know what you’re gonna get!, how most Linux advocates ‘n Inquisitors insist that Linux has no Security Issues, how…hold on a sec – speaking of Linux having little to no security, has anyone heard about the two kids playing  “on Dad’s” Linux Mint computer and managing to “bypass” its password?

Linux Mint fixes screensaver bypass discovered by two kids:

This particularly nasty security flaw was discovered by two kids playing on their dad’s computer, according to a bug report on GitHub.

“A few weeks ago, my kids wanted to hack my Linux desktop, so they typed and clicked everywhere while I was standing behind them looking at them play,” wrote a user identifying themselves as robo2bobo.

“I thought it was a unique incident, but they managed to do it a second time,” the user added.

I could fill a blog with daily posts on *Linux Security Issues*, but that page is all I care to bother with. Heck, Distro developers all know this, but most simply go along blindly with the Linux Holy Inquisition ‘n falsely claim their Distro is totally safe ‘n secure…some even falsely claiming that on their Website!?!

OK…’whar was I before those two kids bypassed Dad’s Linux Mint’s *VERY SECURE* Pesky Password?! Oh yeah, I was about to mention that I would be putting this post on my Progressions of the Linux Newbie Blog page.

BTW, Linux Mint is one of those *MANY* Linux Holy Inquisition Distros that refuse to allow Fulltime Linux Root User access … refuse to even offer the option on that user’s *OWN* home computer!?

The archaic insistence by the Linux Holy Inquisition that home Desktop Linux users be *FORCED* to accept annoying “Authenticate” popups or other ‘Pesky Passwords’ – “for security reasons” – is akin to the early Roman Catholic Church insisting that the Bible only be in Latin, IMHO. As Pope Innocent III wrote in 1199:

Basically, Pope Innocent IIIwas saying’ that home Desktop Linux users are “heretics” if they wanted to have a choice to opt out of the Linux ‘PeskyPassword’ on their own home computers, i.e. home Desktop users have the mental capacity of “dogs” ‘n “swine” – at best – and shouldn’t interfere in decisions made by the Linux Holy Inquisition.  😉

Also, I hate to be the bearer of bad news to the Linux advocates ‘n Inquisitors, but the Linux Kernel is *NOT* some ‘Sacred Scripture’ given to Linus Benedict Torvalds by God.

I’ve seen some Linux advocates ‘n supporters ‘n Inquisitors literally rushing to their computers when they wake up to see if ‘God’ has sent them another Linux Kernel update and/or upgrade!?! Talk about ‘Shouting to the Heavens’ if they got that ‘Beloved’ Linux Kernel update and/or upgrade…!?!

As I head into my third year with this blog, I am going to try to cut down on so much ISP monthly Data usage. My new monthly Data plan started today (20th of each month), and I used over 95GB’s of Data last month. Plan includes 10GB anytime data + 50GB of bonus data (between 2:00AM ‘n 8:00AM), but I also purchased 15GB more for $45 plus used about 20+GB of free throttled Data. I still plan on ‘Going wid ‘Da Flow’ here, but using less Data on downloading ISO’s. No real high-speed internet available in this remote region, i.e. a satellite ISP is about as fast as it gets…Ditto on ‘da hold on a sec – Verizon Wireless may have changed their home LTE internet plan to unlimited data. Will have to check that out, for sure!!

Just got back from checking on that Verizon LTE 4G internet plan…no contract, $60 a month for unlimited Data (if I buy the equip), and maybe faster download ‘n upload speeds than Hughes.net. I ordered it and should be online by next week at latest. Will test it for a week or two ‘n if it’s as advertised, then I’ll go ahead ‘n payoff the equipment, and probably cancel Hughes.net. Last time I had Verizon Wireless internet was with a Jetpack ‘tHiNgIe’ that was over $70 a month for 10GB, which is why I ended up with Hughes.net. Anyway, I may end up increasing my ISO downloads!?!  😉

Have been seeing some Scroll Wheel Mouse movement by some Distros recently…nothing major, but some movement, e.g. actual settings that offer up to 12 or so lines per mouse wheel notch click. Only works sometimes ‘n only in certain situations, so too soon to start ‘Shouting to the Heavens’ this early.

Hardware recognition definitely improved last year, and almost all Distros now recognize my GeForce GTX graphic cards. Some automatically install the Nvidia drivers ‘n many others offer easy installation of the Nvidia driver.

My biggest complaint about Linux right now is the insistence that basic Desktop  home computer users be forced to deal with the annoying “Authenticate” popups or other ‘Pesky Passwords’. A shame really, that Linux focuses so much on archaic enterprise server methods/settings (hackers are breaking into those methods/settings easily every day), and only a very few Distros offer the Fulltime Linux Root User option and/or excess.

Am looking forward to what ‘Year Three’ brings to this blog…

LINUX IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES – you never know what you’re gonna get!