Some Chromebooks mistakenly declared themselves end-of-life last week
When your Chromebook or Chromebox approaches its built-in expiration date, it will warn you that it's time to go buy a new device entirely. Not long after that, it will refuse to apply any further security or feature updates. In addition to leaving users vulnerable to unpatched security exploits, this means that constantly evolving services such as Gmail will eventually stop working entirely.
If you use Firefox or Chrome, we developed an easy way you can help people bypass censorship.
Our Snowflake extension turns your browser into a proxy that connects Tor users in censored regions to the Tor network. https://snowflake.torproject.org/
7 tactics of pro-democracy #HongKong protesters
💧 be water
protests swarm to shut down one target after another
🌐 open-source protest
on the spot voting via telegram polls
after Telegram DDoS, turn to AirDrop and other P2P tools
✌️ sign language
hand signals and literal signs facilitate supply transfers
😢 🙅 neutralize tear gas
smother canisters w/ traffic cones, wet rags
🚶 avoid stampedes
1-2 1-2 chant to retreat safely
when a company advertises a "machine learning" or AI approach, we should ask them
- what is the model you're using? no, I won't accept that it's proprietary info.
- what is your training set? is the data complete? no, quantity is not good enough. where are the blind spots and how have you consulted with experts in the field to correct them?
- have you received peer review? If not, there's the door. come back when you have.
A Crashed Israeli Lunar Lander Spilled Tardigrades on the Moon https://www.wired.com/story/a-crashed-israeli-lunar-lander-spilled-tardigrades-on-the-moon/
One secret of the publishing industry is that most US books published before 1964 never extended their copyright, meaning they’re in the public domain today.
The NYPL converted the Internet Archive's digital copies of the 'Catalog of Copyright Entries' registration and copyright information into an XML format. Now we know that around 80% of all the books published from 1923 to 1964 are in the public domain.
This rules. DIY computer-controlled loom. (And it's open source!) https://retrotechjournal.com/2019/06/17/making-a-diy-computer-controlled-loom/
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