San Franciscans who aren't techies, but are concerned about privacy: Join Electronic Frontier Alliance group @noisebridge this Friday for a Surveillance Self-Defense Workshop! https://twitter.com/noisebridge/status/1163208975892066304
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The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected an attempt by the Trump administration to deny detained migrant children soap, toothpaste and beds.
“There are many Hong Kongers and other smart people writing online who can explain the political context of the protests, the likelihood of intervention, and what this means in a deeper way. I am just a visitor who perhaps thinks too much about fish cakes when being tear gassed.”
Of course Maciej Cegłowski went to #HongKong protests and wrote a brilliant piece, with references to how the ’80s Soviet–American culture shock is as great as the 2010s America–HK one.
William Gibson, danah boyd and Oakland Privacy will all receive this year's EFF's Pioneer Award http://feeds.boingboing.net/~r/boingboing/iBag/~3/xj_JGcXhC0Q/sept-12-adam-savage.html #boingboing #cyberpunks #danah_boyd #eff #events #happy_mutants #Oakland #oakland_privacy #san_francisco #science_fiction #william_gibson
This time *with guts*!
Here’s how scammers can get into your cellphone — and what you can do about it
It's almost humbling how much I know about programming languages. 😎
boosting excerpt from https://twitter.com/luis_in_brief/status/1161615769764950017 thread
The term ‘bus factor’ has bothered me since we started Tidelift
—because buses are (basically) never the cause of bad project health! So I wrote about it—and my slightly tongue-in-cheek suggested replacement, boss factor.
So my house was built in the '90s (northeast US). Today we found out that at every corner of each room there is something magnetic behind the walls. The magnetism is independent of height along the wall, and only in the corners. Anyone know about something metal being put along the studs or in the walls in turn-of-century homes?
A couple of nice finds, and all of these are worth taking a look.
"DSCOVR has been designed for a Gyro-Less Safe Mode Attitude Control – relying only on sun sensor readings and information from the reaction wheels. The safehold system uses wheel tachometers to estimate spacecraft body rates about the sun vector in order to achieve a sufficient accuracy in sun-pointing during safe mode periods."
Lots of info:
More free software in this section than I've encountered in others, so that's a plus. ^_^
I was disappointed. Maybe you won't be: https://allthe.codes/mirror/awesome#books
Notable attributes: PTSD, compulsively open, webcrafter. Renders in Oakland, documents at https://interi.org.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko