Google confirms it is building a censored Chinese search engine: https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2018/10/16/google-really-is-trying-build-censored-chinese-search-engine-its-ceo-confirms/
The whole #Supermicro debacle shows, in stark detail, the benefits of open hardware
When every part is in an open schematic, when even the resin PCB is an open standard, it’s a lot harder to hide malicious components
Couple this with open firmware (and more diverse suppliers than one or two giants) and the problem is significantly diminished
Opaque tech always leaves plenty of nooks to hide nefarious things
That said, this is a well-deserved kick in the pants for Big Tech
With the transition to a cashless society, millimeter wave body scanners, stop and search, WiFi and Bluetooth scanning by default, and G4S everywhere, the construction of the Dutch surveillance state seems to be on schedule for completion in time for the swearing in of prime minister Wilders in about ten year’s time.
Now on the Internet Archive: Brett Kavanaugh's 1983 Georgetown Prep yearbook
@kaniini Isn’t a world where people consider you a outcast for not wanting to submit to Facebook some sort of hell?
"Because I may have my reservations about excessive political correctness, but honestly, I absolutely do not want to be seen as being in the same camp as the low-life scum on the internet that think it's OK to be a white nationalist Nazi, and have some truly nasty misogynistic, homophobic or transphobic behaviour.” — Linus
It's time for #FollowFriday 🍹 🍸 🌴
@TommyWiseau Tommy Wiseau: official account for the actor/director
Previous #FF / #FFed posts:
Looking for more sources of audio/visual material in #publicdomain or #CreativeCommons or licenses giving similar freedom for creative (re)use.
Other than the 'classics' wikimedia, archive.org, ccsearch, openclipart, gutenberg.org, librivox, freemusicarchive, fontlibrary, freesound
Retoot to write a list together!
For the #OpenDesignCourse for refugees, starting on Monday.
Today's #EU #CopyrightDirective vote is a catastrophe for the world's Internet; we can't stop fighting https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/09/today-europe-lost-internet-now-we-fight-back
ok. what if instead of using 12 word mnemonics for private key seeds, we made you play a drum solo on your keyboard. no im not kidding. you use like d f j k and an 8 bar random beat is displayed and played, you play it back until you get it reliably
drum solos instead of passwords
this toot is under GPL
Always cool to be reminded of Moebius’ work, but can you imagine what Dune may have been like if this film version had come to fruition? “In 1975 the cartoonist Jean Giraud, a.k.a. Moebius, was in Paris collaborating with Alejandro Jodorowsky on the never-completed adaptation of Frank Herbert’s novel Dune, a project that at various times involved H.R. Giger, Mick Jagger, Salvador Dalí, Orson Welles, Udo Kier, Gong, and Pink Floyd.“
Statistician/programmer/PhD student currently living in SW Germany. From Western US originally.
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