A new Linux Enterprise Distro is born, out of Manjaro

Even Forbes reports on it: 


Here’s the original stuff: 

Manjaro is taking the next step – Announcements – Manjaro Linux Forum … :

Started as a passion project by three ambitious guys back in 2011, Manjaro has evolved rapidly to establish itself as one of the most popular and well-known Linux distributions available today. Likely one of the main reasons for its success is a unique balance between a wide variety of an ever-growing diverse community and the consistency of a small and closely connected core team. Today, many thousands of users are relying on the constancy, stability and security associated with Manjaro daily. The development and maintenance have become considerably more time consuming and a much larger task than can be managed by a few people in their spare time. For some time, Philip has been investigating ways to secure the project in its current form and how to allow for activities which can’t be undertaken as a “hobby project”, and, along with the rest of the team, a plan of action has been created.

They seem to cooperate with Blue Systems

Manjaro as a company and legal entity In order to effectively engage in commercial agreements, form partnerships, and offer professional services a legal construct has been formed: Manjaro GmbH & Co. KG (wiki explanation 200). On July 8th, Philip and Bernhard met together with the CEO of Blue Systems to officially found this business entity. As a result, Bernhard and Philip will now be able to commit full-time to Manjaro, while Blue Systems will take a role as an advisor.

To secure the existing project funds and future donations, Jonathon is in the process of establishing the project with fiscal hosts 145 (CommunityBridge 21 and OpenCollective 28). Team members will then be able to approve the use of donations to fund project-related expenses, for example: Sponsorship for upstream events and local Manjaro team and community events; Local community costs (e.g. shipping of equipment to Manjaro team and community members); Travel (e.g. coverage of full or part of the expenses for attending an event); Hardware and hosting costs. There will be many other possibilities where community initiatives can be subsidized to help grow the Manjaro project and community.

Verkehrswende sonst Weltende

Die Kollegen von Sand im Getriebe machen das richtig gut:

Automanager haben Angst vor Umweltschützern – Wirtschaft – Süddeutsche.de
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Und was nun, nach den zwei Stunden? Was würden die Diskutanten auf die Schilder schreiben, sollten sie für ihre Sache auf die Straße gehen müssen? “Verkehrswende sonst Weltende”, sagt Luise Neumann-Cosel. “Wir wollen nachhaltige individuelle Mobilität”, sagt Mattes. Ein großes Schild.

2/3 of New Zealands Rivers are Dangerously Polluted

So long, you nature reserve and natural beauty: 

‘Under serious threat’: New Zealand vows to clean up its polluted waterways | World news | The Guardian … :

“Two-thirds of country’s rivers are unswimmable with cow effluent and fertiliser run-off big contributing factors


Declining water quality has coincided with a boom in New Zealand’s dairy industry, the biggest exporter in the world. Cow effluent and fertiliser run-off are significant polluters of inland waterways, as are beef, sheep and deer farming.

Deforestation and the extensive clearing of native wetlands have also played a significant role in the degradation of water quality. According to the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Science (Niwa), there is no doubt that the growth in pastoral farming, particularly dairy, is the main culprit for declining river water quality over the last 20 years.

But farmers say they’re being pushed out and their livelihoods overlooked. “It becomes very hard to continue economically farming animals or growing vegetables under a regime like this,” Federated Farmers environment and water spokesperson, Chris Allen, said.

According to a recent poll, water pollution is now New Zealanders’ number one concern: with 82% of respondents saying they wanted tougher protections for waterways, ranking it as a priority above the housing crisis, the rising cost of living and child poverty.

Now that reminds me of Arnie and the US, where toxic waters are more a normal state by now.  

Arnold Schwarzenegger tweets to Scott Pruitt about water contamination – CNNPolitics … : 

Washington (CNN)Arnold Schwarzenegger has a proposition for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt following a Politico report about the administration’s handling of a study containing warnings about toxins in water supplies.:

“I’m a simple guy so I have a simple remedy when people like Pruitt ignore or hide pollution: if you don’t have a problem with Americans drinking contaminated drinking water, drink it yourself until you tap out or resign,” Schwarzenegger wrote.


Citing newly disclosed emails, which have been obtained by CNN, Politico reported earlier this week that the study by the Health and Human Services’ Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, which would have given additional warnings about polluted US water supplies, raised concerns within the administration, with one aide warning it would cause a “public relations nightmare.”

The Dangers of Lie Detectors

 The race to create a perfect lie detector – and the dangers of succeeding | Technology | The Guardian … :

The mystery is how we keep getting away with it. Our bodies expose us in every way. Hearts race, sweat drips and micro-expressions leak from small muscles in the face. We stutter, stall and make Freudian slips. “No mortal can keep a secret,” wrote the psychoanalyst in 1905. “If his lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips. Betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.”

Trump’s Screenshot Tweet of Classified Image Tells us a Lot about Current Satellite Image Tech

“leghlaHchu’be’chugh mIn lo’laHbe’ taj jej”“A sharp knife is useless if the eye is unable to clearly see.”

A Tweet has shown us the capabilities or the current generation of US spy satellites. By analyzing the images shared the location of the satellite was determined and traced to USA-224 AKA NROL-49 – an image intelligence satellite that is derived from a design in the 1970’s and also shares some design charactersitics with the Hubble Space Telescope.


Hear Me Out: Mythbusting Documentation at Nextcloud Conference

I am so proud to be invited to #Nextcloud Conference and give my talk on Mythbusting #Documentation in Berlin next week. Awesome. Here’s the announcement: 

Nextcloud conference: Markus Feilner – Nextcloud … : 

Markus believes that things break when corporate interest and advertisement break into new systems. To him, “A better internet” would be something like the 21st century tech, back to what the internet meant in the nineties. “For the conservative right-wing politicians, the internet seems to be a lawless zone, where they don’t have to bother about constitutional rights and privacy. If we build a new one, which I am convinced we will, the next gen internet aka plaNet will be like that. Well, at least if we manage to save our planet first.”

JFK Rejected Planned CIA’s US False-Flag Terrorism Against Cuba in the US

Operation Northwoods – Wikipedia … :

The proposals called for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) or other U.S. government operatives to commit acts of terrorism against American civilians and military targets, blaming them on the Cuban government, and using it to justify a war against Cuba. The possibilities detailed in the document included the possible assassination of Cuban émigrés, sinking boats of Cuban refugees on the high seas, hijacking planes, blowing up a U.S. ship, and orchestrating violent terrorism in U.S. cities.[2] The proposals were rejected by John F. Kennedy.[3][4][5]

Sound and Quantum mechanics. Weird…

Trapping the Tiniest Sound – Scientific American

In a new study, scientists at JILA (a collaboration between the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the University of Colorado Boulder) tuned the energy units of their superconducting qubit so phonons would not be destroyed. Instead the phonons sped up the current in the circuit, thanks to a special material that created an electric field in response to vibrations. Experimenters could then detect how much change in current each phonon caused.

Amazonasfeuer: 2050 ist heute.

War das der Lesch, der schrieb (sinngemäß): “Wir vergegenwärtigen nicht nur die Vergangenheit, sondern auch die Zukunft” …?

Amazonas-Experte warnt : „Nicht nur für Brasilien wird es das Ende sein“ – Politik – Tagesspiegel

Was sind denn die direkten Folgen der Brände? Wir haben lokale, regionale und natürlich globale Auswirkungen. Alle drei haben bereits ein sehr, sehr ernstes, ja katastrophales Niveau erreicht. Neueste, noch nicht veröffentlichte Studien zeigen, dass der Osten Amazoniens den Kipppunkt schon überschritten hat. Das Klima hat sich bereits so verändert, dass sich der Wald nicht mehr halten kann. Mein Bruder, der Meteorologe Carlos Nobre, hat diesen Schneeballeffekt bereits vor 30 Jahren vorausgesagt. Allerdings erst für die Zeit ab 2050. Aber dieser Prozess ist schon jetzt in vollem Gange. Es passiert alles viel früher als vorhergesagt.

Amazonas 4.0 … spannend…

Es liegt alles auf dem Tisch, es müsste nur endlich mal finanziert werden, um es in die Praxis umzusetzen. Stichwort Amazonas 4.0. Was meinen sie mit Amazonas 4.0? Das ist ein von meinen beiden Brüdern  Ismael und Carlos Nobre entwickeltes Nutzungskonzept. Sie haben ein System für die Ökonomie der Biodiversivität entwickelt. Eine Technologie inkorporiert in das biologische System Amazoniens. Man könnte so die agrarischen Produkte des Waldes nutzen, ohne den Wald zu zerstören. Dazu gehört etwa die kommerzielle Nutzung von Kakao und Cupuaçú. Dafür muss man keine Bäume fällen.