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“When you type characters, a gnome deep in the system gathers your characters and saves them in a secret place.”
UNIX™ Time-Sharing System Volume 1: UNIX Programmer's Manual

Info if you are interested in Gorgon Stare

SRI ImagCalc project on automated surveillance in 1982, later added video and ran until 2017.

ai.sri.com/software/freedius

github.com/SRI-CSL/f3d

At 2007 ILC, Connolly and Quam demoed automated tracking on aerial and CCTV video. By that time the problem was long solved; they were working on automated event detection.

Also 2007, Connolly et al Recovering
Social Networks From Massive Track Datasets

ai.sri.com/pubs/files/1552.pdf

New FSF @fsf@status.fsf.org website for Respect Your Freedom hardware certification lists: ryf.fsf.org/

human trafficking, phone apps 

vas boosted

"The fight isn't just in the streets, it's important to resist fascists online."
Like... probably sorta true.

But the fact that fascists claim space by getting you to debate them hasn't changed. And they get that space regardless of who wins the debate.

You wanna deny fascists space? Get them banned. Get them blocked. Get them demonetized and defunded. Hack them. Infiltrate them. Undermine them.

But. deny. them. space.
#antifa

Wondering what to do with all those bits in your address? How about encoding mnemonic strings (hostnames, people names, whatever) in the interface identifier? oneofus.la/have-emacs-will-hac

In case you were looking for some text files about systems programming in DOS: alexfru.narod.ru/emiscdocs.htm

I can't tell if the following help-wanted ad is real: "golang only Onsite in Richmond, CA (bay area) Certified Organic Farm and Internet Security Company Some greenhouse work, must be able to lift & carry 50lb feed sack 100 yd. Vegans need not apply. Work monday-thursday, 4 day work week. Female programmers get preference. previous golang experience required." news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1

I no longer use LLGPL (LGPL with Franz preamble) for my libraries and recommend you do the same. LGPL is fine. Very good examination of the Franz LGPL preamble here: ifosslr.org/index.php/ifosslr/

The bourgeoisie are terrified: "Some companies (I worked at one) are creating separate floors or entire buildings for the executive team with steel security doors and high security locks, walls, etc. And men with hidden AR15s to protect them." news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1

Who else is going to the Southern California Linux Expo? Stop by the @fsf Free Software Foundation table in the exhibit hall, I will be there helping Friday and Saturday afternoon.

Fascinating discussion on (what is now termed) net neutrality, privacy, decentralization, etc. of the Internet from 1994, featuring, among others, Alan Kay and Mitch Kapor: youtube.com/watch?v=NXToTGHh52 Very prescient and relevant viewpoints from a quarter of a century ago!

Parenscript 2.7.1 was released last week and is in the December distribution update. common-lisp.net/project/parens

"The first step is to start deprogramming yourself from the cult of tech. Being part of toxic tech culture has a lot in common with being part of a cult." blog.valerieaurora.org/2018/01

Turns out climate change is also causing accelerated flash storage bit rot and data loss: anandtech.com/show/9248/the-tr

US voters, watch out for electronic voting machines/vote computers: dailykos.com/stories/2018/10/2

Voting computers are a scam; an automated way to perform electoral fraud. Use paper ballots!

"[Advertising-supported social media] intrinsically undoes and inverts social progress. It's a social progress inverter, and it's built-in, and there is no way to fix it without changing the business structure." --Jaron Lanier youtube.com/watch?v=aDRN_dZNJU

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