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Micah Lee πŸ”‘ @micahflee

how do you learn new skills once you're older than a teen?

*lies on couch playing hearthstone on phone for 3 hours*

i used to be smarter

*wastes half of the day hate-skimming facebook*

there's not enough time when you're an "adult"

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Here's more context around his arrest: meduza.io/en/feature/2017/04/1
'According to investigators, β€œthe suspect posted materials calling for riots in the center of Moscow with the help of special software designed to hide traces of his Internet presence, [namely] using servers based in [foreign states].”' -- so, it seems, organizing protests in Moscow, possibly using Tor

Here's the Debian Project's statement about the arrest of Dmitry Bogatov, a Debian Maintainer who worked in the Debian Haskell group and currently maintains several packages for command line and system tools. He was arrested by Russian authorities, and Debian has removed his keys from their servers in case they're compromised. debian.org/News/2017/20170417

It's always so sad when your cat has to wear a cone and keeps walking into things
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I found a way to turn a regular dog into a weeping angel from Doctor Who.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Get cake
2. Put cake on table
3. Look at dog

I dare you to blink.

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@ryanleesipes sure I'd be happy to. I'm also not a typical journalist. I use way nerdier software than my colleagues.

Check it out, here's a branch of OnionShare that launches its own bundled Tor process

Have fun planting virus signatures in strange places that touch remote disks somehow/somewhere.

Example:

Change your mail sig to:
X5O!P%@ap[4\PZX54(P^)7CC)7}$EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE!$H+H*

Or send it in a browser var, as a password (quickly find the sites that don't encrypt passwords), send to open syslogs, etc.

The some AV actually delete/quarantine the file (weblogs, mailspool, {u,w}tmp etc.)!

What are your ideas?

Inspired by: sec.cs.tu-bs.de/pubs/2017-asia

@sinja that... doesn't make any sense. You can say the same thing about pretty much anything that has happened in history.
How can we know that moon landing happened? (Of course, there's evidence for it -- human footprints on the moon, for example, which are possible to still see today. There's evidence with the Snowden story too.)
It's possible to get a sense of what happened by using critical thinking, even if there are details you can't 100% confirm yourself.

@sinja the details in this article are true. There's a lot of misinformation about the whole Snowden saga out there, but none of the actual people involved (including me) has been anything but honest about it

This is an excellent longread about some of the players that made Snowden's whistleblowing possible. It's a firsthand account, published today, and contains many new exciting details harpers.org/archive/2017/05/sn