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Top-selling handgun safe can be remotely opened in seconds—no PIN needed

arstechnica.com/?p=1229985

Bad Lip Reading "Stranger Things (Season 1)"

youtu.be/S-4rhjO6xYg

more/related.

Government Block Lists Revealed by Angela Greben

govblock.blogspot.nl/?view=fli

Here’s How to Find Out If Your Elected Officials Are Blocking Constituents on Facebook and Twitter

And here’s why that’s a story.

propublica.org/article/how-to-

Lasers really do make things better.

MIT Is Building a Better 3D Printer

hackaday.com/2017/12/09/mit-is

Ajit Pai jokes with Verizon exec about him being a “puppet” FCC chair

“We want to groom a Verizon puppet to install as FCC chair,” Verizon says in skit.

arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

Federal Student Aid Office Not Protecting Student Privacy, GAO Audit Finds

epic.org/2017/12/federal-stude

If only OEMs and ISPs didn't treat device security updates as unimportant because $NewProduct means profit.

In a Moving Dialogue, Disabled Activist Confronted Jeff Flake About Tax Bill on His Plane Ride Home

theintercept.com/2017/12/08/re

"They're afraid of 'Alabama values' in Washington [DC]."

Um, probably true, but only because they don't want some creepy old hick touching their little girls.

Their hatred of other political views is such that they'd rather elect a kiddy diddler.

Please, tell me more about your "family values", hypocritical evangelical wing nuts.

feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/P

Control

Greedy, sticky hands
A plate slides before you.
Gristle.

Yum! They say.
Good stuff!
Eat. Yum! They say.

"Please, sir, may I have some more?"
Oliver Fucking Twisted.

Bite the hand.
Bite the fucking hand.
Don't stop until it's bled.

And what makes this all so exhausting is that we must fight these battles not just on one front, but many fronts.

Yet, there are bureaucracies that stand in our way... And within these bureaucracies are layers upon layers of unskilled, unknowledgeable, or powerless individuals that we must fight our way through in order to have the simplest issues resolved.