Me: Did you read the Pen Test Partners article about the smart cock cage vulns?
He: Did they do a pen15 test?
Another unexpected socialist: Lizzie Magie, who invented the board game Monopoly.
Magie was more accurately called a Georgist, which is kind of a proto-socialist movement in the US that advocated for working people to own the full value of what they produce and hold land in common, rather than have private property.
She called Monopoly "the Landlord's Game," and it demonstrated how private property robs from the poor and enriches owners.
The Parker Brothers (like the actual brothers) screwed her out of a patent by buying it from her for $500 and printing a small run of the Landlord's Game to secure the patent. Meanwhile Charles Darrow was falsely credited as the game's creator and he became a millionaire.
The anti-monopolist messages within the game were stripped out. A round of play that showed how all players could prosper if resources were shared was eliminated, and the game became winner take all.
@fakemaxkeeble THis actually happens in Finland! They use a "day system", where a certain crime is worth an amount of days, which is multiplied by 10% of your daily income.
Let's say you were speeding, maybe going 50 in a 35, you'd be charged about 5 days. Let's also say you make 30k a year, so you make ~82 dollars per day. You'd be charged 410 dollars.
I really love this system because it prevents any accidental financial discrimination, plus the billionaires get taxed out the wazoo.
Hygiene Theater Is a Huge Waste of Time https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/07/scourge-hygiene-theater/614599/
How a Plan to Save the Power System Disappeared: A federal lab found a way to modernize the grid, reduce reliance on coal, and save consumers billions. Then Trump appointees blocked it.
Back-to-back video calls? Online meetings? The Internet connections of thousands of Californians isn’t up to that challenge. Californians: Tell your assemblymember to support this bill today! https://act.eff.org/action/california-demand-high-speed-broadband-access-for-all
California has the world’s fifth-largest economy. Its broadband infrastructure standards shouldn’t be stuck in the 1990s. Tell your lawmakers to support SB 1130 and bring us into the future. https://act.eff.org/action/california-demand-high-speed-broadband-access-for-all
Stalkerware is installed on phones without device owners’ knowledge or consent, and is often used by abusers to read text messages, monitor phone calls, see photos, videos, and web browsing. Thankfully, antivirus makers are starting to detect it.
Bossware vendors advertise that their products can be “silently and remotely installed” on workers’ devices, and used to gather evidence to help companies fight wrongful termination suits. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/06/inside-invasive-secretive-bossware-tracking-workers
I will never forget that on this day, last year, I was forced to go to a food bank for the first time.
A job in RVA had fallen through, and my grief over the death of my cat had slowed my frantic search for a replacement. Savings ran out.
My application for SNAP benefits was denied, and I was shamed and treated like a scammer in the process.
I was facing down a long holiday weekend with not much in the house to eat. I was scared, and I didn't know what to do.
I drove to Feed More, off Rhoadmiller Dr. There, a kindhearted older woman interviewed me, repeatedly suggested I stopped feeling ashamed, and sent me home with two sacks of food, and info about further local help.
It was the first time in my life I'd asked for a public handout from strangers, in person. And they gave it. Kindly. With encouragement.
I'd been the recipient of help from Mastodon before that. Between those tow experiences, the lesson that it was okay to ask for help finally sank in, after a lifetime of being brutalized whenever I had done. There are good people in this world, folks who want to care for others with no strings attached.
I learned that at 41. I'm glad I had the chance to.
I want to give back, here or wherever I go. "Independence Day" to me is bunk.
I celebrate Inter-dependence Day now.
At a moment when more Americans are speaking up about reforming police, a Senate panel is wrongly pushing forward with a proposal to let law enforcement control our online lives. Stop EARN IT. https://act.eff.org/action/stop-the-earn-it-bill-before-it-breaks-encryption
Y'know what sucks?
The BLM protests are still happening with less media attention.
The Portland police are rioting and it's not being reported by media at large as people are being assaulted in the streets.
Another Black trans girl, Brayla Stone, was murdered in Little Rock, AR and she's being misgendered in the news while her alleged killer is bragging about making a 5K hit.
There is no good reason why California isn't ending the digital divide by building out affordable fiber to everyone. If we don't end the digital divide, we perpetuate the inequalities it has created.
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