Apparently people still use the old name of this site “Republic of Lagrangia“. However, that name has been retired for about five years now. The current name of this site is the Lagrangian Republican Association.
Today it has been 28 years ago that Linus Torvalds published the first version of the Linux kernel. This was the beginning of a IT revolution and is a milestone in the development of free and open source software. So we wish everyone a happy Linux day!
We have learned with great sadness and astonishment of the brutal terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka earlier today. The number of victims are exceeding that of many other attacks.
We want to express our sincere and deep condolences with the victims and those close to them.
We reject any kind of violence as a means to further one’s ends and we believe that any person should be able to express his or her personal believes freely and without fear.
As I have previously mentioned I intend to replace this site with a new one – based on Django CMS. There are a couple of reasons why this plans keeps being postponed despite wordpress increasingly becoming an annoyance. But time is by far the most important one. Continue reading Service message
The Guardian has an opinion piece by Julia Ebner on how conspiracy theories undermine democracy. She mainly focus on the role of non-transparent algorithms used by platforms like YouTube in spreading conspiracy theories. Though we agree with her on that those algorithms should be transparent and the conspiracy theories are harmful to society, we are missing a fundamental piece. Continue reading On conspiracies