The assault on the Venezuelan embassy

The violent police seizure of the Venezuelan embassy in Washington expressed in microcosm the criminality of US imperialism the world over.

wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/1

Really great background info about that "two wolves" story here:
apihtawikosisan.com/2012/02/ch
Please boost as you would a good meme.

diasp.eu/posts/60d313605915013…


♲ @bjoern@diasp.eu: fsfe wrote: Yesterday Christine Prayon was awarded the Dieter-Hildebrandt-Prize of the City of #Munich and used the moment to criticise their switch back to proprietary systems. She donated the prize money to the #FSFE to support #FreeSoftware and "our future" ❤ fsfe.org/news/2019/news-201905…

cnx-software.com/2019/05/13/ho Allwinner will never realize how many sales they lost because "A20 sata performance is bad". What a good business plan to keep it secret howto use your hardware.

Looking for technical help online sounds like this:

“Folks, my shower drain is clogged up, how do I unclog it?”

“Why don’t you move to a house with a bathtub?”
“Try not to clog it up in the first place, duh”
“Why would you even need to take your showers at home?”
“Just take out the things that are clogging the drain, how difficult is that”
“If you can’t maintain a shower stall in good conditions, why do you even clean yourself?”

Me: But if it's a virus in 8 parts the replicated independently, isn't that just 8 viruses?

Virus:

> Each of the eight segments carries a gene with its own vital role. One makes the proteins that copy the virus’s DNA once it gets inside its hosts. Another creates the proteins that form the virus’s capsules. [ . . . ]

> That doesn’t happen, the team discovered, because the virus’s genes might be stuck in neighboring cells, but the proteins created by those genes can move. The capsule-making protein can get into a cell with the DNA-copying gene, and cover it. The DNA-making protein can get into a cell with the capsule-making gene, and copy it.

Get out of here, virus, you're too cool!

www.theatlantic.com/science/ar…

Seeing a lot of people talking about wanting to use noncommercial-use-style licenses for their own gain but then recoiling when they have to figure out how to untangle a similar pile of noncommercial-use licenses underneath.

NC licenses don't compose.

Life of Brian can be considered an Easter movie, and watching it on Good Friday should be made a tradition.
"[The government worked on this therefore it is now appropriated and re-released into the public domain]" is a very unexpected take when there is precedence for modifications to a licensed work to be available under a more liberal license.

The more immediate theory to me would be that as the government holds no copyright to their modifications, their modifications are in the public domain and the work as a whole can be used under the OFL.

tinyletter.com/mbutterick/lett…

I read the comments under the lwn post regarding how browsers treat the ping attribute on html anchors and saw people defending the ping attribute because the alternative is redirects. In other words, people will be tracked regardless, and the ping attribute is better tech (and a better "user experience"). How often do the people who work on these things ever take a step back and think to themselves, "Wait a minute. Am I just optimizing surveillance and tracking?"

lwn.net/Articles/785185/

The fediverse is Mastodon, Pleroma, Diaspora, Friendica, Hubzilla, Osada and all their friends, federating. But what do we call all the silos, the ad-based family of Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and friends? How about Adverse? It's true: a universe founded on ad serving. And a reminder that the offer plenty of adversity.

With VMware finally announcing its plans to remove the non-complying #GPL code, Hellwig decides not to appeal. The VMware case wraps up:
sfconservancy.org/news/2019/ap

Julia Reda: Wählt nicht die Piratenpartei zum Europaparlament

Julia Reda ist schon früher nicht Kandidat zum Europawahl und empfiehlt jetzt Wähler, die Piratenpartei nicht zu wählen.
"Warum die Piraten zur Europawahl unwählbar sind: Kandidat Gilles Bordelais"
invidio.us/watch?v=q2qS56P-7kA
Bordelais ist Nummer zwei auf der Liste, die jetzt endgültig ist und nicht verändert werden kann.
The perspective of Swedish top Pirate candidate Mattias Bjärnemalm: mab.nu/2018/11/16/a-friend-cal
juliareda.eu/2019/03/gilles_bo
> Am 13. Juni erhielt ich die erste Beschwerde gegen Gilles Bordelais wegen sexueller Belästigung. Ich habe daraufhin begonnen, Mitarbeiter*innen in seinem Arbeitsumfeld zu befragen, diese Gespräche haben die Vorwürfe erhärtet. libranet.de/display/0b6b25a8-8

But the battle is not over yet. Here’s our breakdown on what happens next in Europe, and how important it will be to fight similar provisions when lobbyists push for them across the world. eff.org/deeplinks/2019/03/eus-

I'm blatantly reposting this on here, because it is beautiful
validation and hope instead of toxic positivity

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