on the plus side, since the update uploads over mobile data consistently work

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@black6 Not only AT&T, but Verizon, Charter, Comcast, T-Mobile etc.

The problem is that the US government and states are so in bed with them that they control the narrative and it has been for 40 years now.

why is it so damn hard to report an outage to AT&T? ma bell needs to be broken up again into regional carriers who don't use convoluted automated phone systems and call centers in the fucking orient

a college orchestra's performance versus that of a professional orchestra is a difference i am only recently able to appreciate

god damn it, dropbox. i already have a paid account. why the fuck are you spamming me with banner ads to upgrade to the doubleplusgood version?

There are TIMES in our lives when we are faced with tough questions. As an honest Senator, I must ask of you to look deep within yourself to answer this.

I ____________ eat unicorn meat.

current fermentation inventory:
1 gallon bochet
2.5 lbs. sauerkraut
1.5 lbs. kimchi

AIM Suplus got in a shipment of the now-sanctioned cheap Russian ammo. I bought a few hundred rounds because i fell for the marketing.


More pro-nuclear handouts for Germans. A friend commissioned the "atomic flower" logo from the same artist who created the "atomic fist" logo I use so much.

1000 year old wooden structures are made of Ore-pine, the heartwood of prepared old-growth mountain pines; the trees had their branches removed and were left to stand, the tree resins bleeding upward and out through the cut branches and thus making the ...

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#OtD 9 Sep 1917 towards the end of WWI, a mutiny of British troops broke out in Etaples, France, after military police killed a soldier protesting an arrest. 1,000 soldiers chased them off the base, grabbed the commander and paraded him through the town. libcom.org/history/1917-the-et

I love how politicians the world over all agreed to settle on “build back better” to mean “bout to channel all your moneys to my donors”

Story of Truecrypt

If you remember last decade, you probably remember an enigmatic disk encryption utility Truecrypt. Some strange design choices, an eventual Linux port, a wealth of unheard of features and rather paranoid design features, as well as an unusual license that didn't play nice with Free software norms.

Its developers remained pseudonymous, something not so unusual back then, and didn't interact much except developing Truecrypt.

And then one day the music stopped. A warning noting that the program had flaws, to updated to the latest decrypt only, and migrate data was given that immediately threw off red flags. It was a very obvious sign to do something else with data.

Truecrypt was survived by its volume container format TCRYPT. The program was forked into a few other viable projects including the even more paranoid Veracrypt. Entirely Free software implementations such as tcplay sprung up for operating TCRYPT partitions.

Eventually, after many years, cryptsetup, the mainstream linux encrypted volume support added support for TCRYPT volumes. Truecrypt might be dead and buried, but its container format, with all its features live on.

So why was Truecrypt? As we later came to know, the creator of Truecrypt was unmasked as a mid-level drug trafficker. No better inspiration for writing decent security as if your data is actually at risk. Did the hidden volume actually work? We don't know. But we do know he flipped states witness.

We also know after he flipped, as soon as he was released from prison, he updated Truecrypt telling everyone to abandon the project. He might have given up drug dealers, but he didn't sell out the FOSS community.(also now, cannabis is legal)

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