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qu1j0t3 16 00:08
TechrightsSocial@mustpax: "any content stored in the cloud can be obtained by the government without a warrant if it’s older than six months" 16 00:08
TechrightsSocial-> Title: Petraeus and Broadwell should have used PGP encryption and Tor, not dead dropping, to secure affair emails. .::. Size~: 87.21 KBNov 16 00:08
schestowitzisrael plans to "pull a Mubarak" - shutting down Internet communication as an illegal sanction & human right violationNov 16 01:31
qu1j0t3sighNov 16 01:33
qu1j0t3should we be more shocked about that, or the bombardments and daily killings?Nov 16 01:33
schestowitz 16 01:43
TechrightsSocialTitle: Face to Face with Annie Machon - YouTube .::. Size~: 203 KBNov 16 01:43
schestowitz 16 01:55 Buyers Surprised By Coolness of #Linux Powered Refrigerator 16 01:55
TechrightsSocial-> Title: Buyers Surprised By Coolness of Linux Powered Refrigerator - Muktware .::. Size~: 70.56 KBNov 16 01:55
schestowitz"Will my food go bad if there's a kernel panic?"Nov 16 01:55
schestowitz"sudo apt-get install carrots"Nov 16 01:56
schestowitz 16 01:56
TechrightsSocial@boneidol's status on Friday, 16-Nov-12 01:50:37 UTC - Independent micro blog site: especially when the news is fox news.Nov 16 01:56
schestowitz 16 02:43 Apple under fire from activists for shooting down drone app #apple #censorshipNov 16 02:43
TechrightsSocial-> Title: Apple under fire from activists for shooting down drone app | Apple - CNET News .::. Size~: 71.12 KBNov 16 02:43
TechrightsSocial-> Title: Activists prepare online protest against Apple for refusing app  : The Droid Guy .::. Size~: 35.05 KBNov 16 02:43
schestowitz"Have you seen the restricted boot news yet?"Nov 16 02:43 Restricted boot does it's job and gnu/linux won't boot. "there is a function that compares the descriptive string against "Windows Boot Manager" and appears to return an error if it doesn't match. ... /* Emperically needed */, says the efibootmgr source code. " #microsoft #defectivebydesign #restrictedboot #secureboot #boycottmicrosoftNov 16 02:43
TechrightsSocial-> Title: mjg59 | More in the series of bizarre UEFI bugs .::. Size~: 62.88 KBNov 16 02:43
schestowitz"Vendors need to avoid non free software completely. It's possible that this code and the comment were slipped in without the vendor's knowledge. For all we know, Windows itself can rewrite UEFI when it runs. Obviously, Microsoft's negotiations with Red Hat and Ubuntu were a sham.Nov 16 02:46
schestowitz"The "Emperically needed" comment is about a 6 bit pad, not the Lenovo EUFI code but someone obviously thought the name check was required."Nov 16 02:47
schestowitz 16 02:49 reshared: ### [Astronomers discover a potential "rogue" alien planet wandering alone just 100 light-years from Earth... A gas giant (CFBDSIR2149) four to seven times more massive than Jupiter, scientists say in a new study unveiled on Nov 14th! ]( ![Alt Text]( ***The plaNov 16 02:49
schestowitz"Cool, but it's merely a scientific speculation for now. It usually is, when it comes to astronomy [still, I love astronomy]. We probobly have no real images and no real data just yet."Nov 16 02:49
TechrightsSocial-> Title: Learn More at From Satellites to Stars, NASA information, Astronomy, the Sun and the Planets, we have your information here. .::. Size~: 17.06 KBNov 16 02:49
TechrightsSocialNot a web page! Aborting image/jpeg typeNov 16 02:49
schestowitz 16 02:51 reshared: ![]( #Image #Picture #Science - #Bananas are #radioactive ????Nov 16 02:52
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schestowitz"Yes, they can be helpful but they don't significantly change the potassium level or radioactivity in your body. Your body works hard to keep a balance. Bananas can cure a deficit but can not create too large a surplus because you will simply excrete it."Nov 16 02:52
schestowitz"I don't get it. Are they claiming all potassium is inherently radioactive?"Nov 16 02:53
schestowitz 16 03:05
TechrightsSocialTitle: Against forgetting: An interview with Eyal Sivan - Opinion - Al Jazeera English .::. Size~: 117.67 KBNov 16 03:05
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MinceR 16 09:10
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schestowitz 16 10:13 reshared: ### Linux Install Fest at Technical University for Constructions, Bucharest (Universitatea Tehnică de Construcții București - UTCB) #romania #utcb #gnu #linux #foss #constructii #photo #bucharest #ubuntu #debian #fedora #redhat #mintNov 16 10:13
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TechrightsSocial-> Title: Linux Install Fest la Universitatea Tehnică de Construcții București | Blogul lui Răzvan .::. Size~: 96.83 KBNov 16 10:13
schestowitz"It kind of amazes me we still have install fests these days. I mean, most modern distro's (ok, maybe excepting Fedora and Arch) are so simple to install, it seems a bit like having "learn how to turn on your TV" fests."Nov 16 10:13
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schestowitz> Hi, Roy,Nov 16 10:32
schestowitz> Nov 16 10:32
schestowitz> I looked at the web server logs a little yesterday.  The access logsNov 16 10:32
schestowitz> won't provide much information because the ip address recorded is thatNov 16 10:32
schestowitz> of the reverse proxy / accelerator.  I guess the only advantage thereNov 16 10:32
schestowitz> is that it adds privacy for the visitors.  There are some consistentNov 16 10:32
schestowitz> errors in some of the php files, but I no longer have the skill toNov 16 10:32
schestowitz> tackle them.Nov 16 10:32
schestowitzI notices last night, once I had enabled anonymous edits to the wiki, that some bots are actively looking to inject spam into the wiki. They hit quite frequently. The Internet is a dumping down of requests, which I often have to pay for as a host (bandwidth bills), I blame zombie PCs, i.e. Windows.Nov 16 10:32
schestowitzisrael is lyihg again 16 10:51
TechrightsSocialTitle: Images disprove Israeli official's denial that Palestinians shot down drone over Gaza | The Electronic Intifada .::. Size~: 47.54 KBNov 16 10:51
schestowitz"Nov 16 11:42
schestowitz> Hi everyone!Nov 16 11:42
schestowitz> Nov 16 11:42
schestowitz> We're putting together notes, talking points, and a media package toNov 16 11:42
schestowitz> begin tackling the software patents side of the unitary patent issueNov 16 11:42
schestowitz> here in Estonia.Nov 16 11:42
schestowitz> Nov 16 11:42
schestowitz> However we've come across a very valid argument, which has left usNov 16 11:42
schestowitz> stumped. Maybe someone can help?Nov 16 11:42
schestowitz> Nov 16 11:42
schestowitz> Basically the argument goes along the lines of: "if the US has softwareNov 16 11:42
schestowitz> patents and software patents are so bloody bad, then how come so manyNov 16 11:42
schestowitz> tech startups are founded in the US?" Or alternatively worded as: "WhyNov 16 11:42
schestowitz> is Silicon Valley in the US and not in Germany, France, or the UK?"Nov 16 11:42
schestowitz> Nov 16 11:42
schestowitz> Any help in tackling this argument would be much appreciated!Nov 16 11:42
schestowitzSilicon Valley has flourished despite of -- not because of -- software patents. People whom you speak of can be shown several venture capitalists who openly complain about software patents. Some even took activist-type action against US patent laws. In fact, software patents are why they *won't* invest.Nov 16 11:42
schestowitzWhat in my humble opinion motivated growth in Silicon Valley is the influx of bright individuals from all across the world. They didn't come because of patents but because of the quality of universities and a great deal of VC that shrank in more recent years (another bubble). Another factor that played a role in Silicon Valley's growth is the vast market which is the US. They just have a broader reach.Nov 16 11:42
schestowitzAsk yourself how many British and French companies can honestly argue that they struggle in the market because the government does not grant them software patents. As Stallman said, it's actually an advantage for them (over US counterparts) to not have the burden, distraction, and cost overhead of software patents.Nov 16 11:42
schestowitzSo anyway, the correlation here is not causal as a patents booster would wish to make it. Gun crime in the US, for example, is the not the result of having no national healthcare coverage, although one could try to portray it as such. You're up against a bunk argument, and it's trivial to show it.Nov 16 11:42
schestowitz"Nov 16 11:42
schestowitz 16 11:43 reshared: #gimp #free #freesoftware #alternative #gnu #tools #desing #editing #image #program #debian Many people know about GNU/Linux, but a lot of them ignore how powerful are some GNU tools, among those is GIMP. It is, at least for me, the most featured, stable and confortable alternative to photo$hop. The GNU Image Manipulation Program doesn't have that "intuitive" user interface but it has a lot of fuNov 16 11:44
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schestowitz"Aaah, then yes. It can be used commercial. At license allows such use."Nov 16 11:44
MinceR 16 12:32
TechrightsSocialTitle: BOFH: Hasta la Vista... luser • The Register .::. Size~: 31.22 KBNov 16 12:32
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schestowitzgood episode 16 13:45
TechrightsSocialTitle: Is Evolution a Fact?  Special Guest AronRa - The Thinking Atheist Radio Podcast #43 - YouTube .::. Size~: 221.49 KBNov 16 13:45
schestowitz> There is a strong correlation between CO2 emissions and the number ofNov 16 13:48
schestowitz> patents granted.Nov 16 13:48
schestowitzif you're easily irritated it makes you less smart, Dawin saidNov 16 13:53
schestowitzbut i guess it takes independent thinking to get angry at bad thinga in societyNov 16 13:54
schestowitz 16 13:57
TechrightsSocial@JorgeStolfi: Chomsky: "Four  deaths occurred as Israeli military fired artillery on youngsters playing soccer." [v @schestowitz]Nov 16 13:57
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schestowitz 16 13:58
TechrightsSocial@JorgeStolfi: "The Daily Mail states that American drone strikes are killing 49 people for every known terrorist." [via @schestowitz]Nov 16 13:58
TechrightsSocial-> Title: Letter: Drones a careless use of technology - Times Union .::. Size~: 70.95 KBNov 16 13:58
qu1j0t3 16 17:53
TechrightsSocial@lambda_calculus: Anonymous stands with Gaza 16 17:53
TechrightsSocial-> Title: Anonymous Attacks Israeli Websites To Show Gaza Support In Conflict .::. Size~: 370.6 KBNov 16 17:53
qu1j0t3 16 17:56
TechrightsSocial@mePadraigReidy: IDF accuses Hamas of making Israelis live under unbearable circumstances. Again, irony not a strong pointNov 16 17:56
qu1j0t3 16 17:57
TechrightsSocial@drones: The CIA killing machine built up under Petraeus' leadership is the real scandal 16 17:57
TechrightsSocial-> Title: David Petraeus Scandal - CIA Drone Attacks - Esquire .::. Size~: 102.19 KBNov 16 17:57
qu1j0t3 16 17:58
TechrightsSocial@johnpaul: Israel is "gamifying" its assault on Gaza with special, Foursquare-style badges. This is gross. 16 17:58
TechrightsSocial-> Title: ReadWrite – Unbelievable! The IDF Has Gamified Its War Blog .::. Size~: 39.44 KBNov 16 17:58
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schestowitz> Hi, Roy,Nov 16 18:46
schestowitz> Nov 16 18:47
schestowitz> By the way, how have you used SSH tunneling / port forwarding?Nov 16 18:47
schestowitz> Nov 16 18:47
schestowitz> I'm looking for more descriptive use-cases to add to the page.Nov 16 18:47
schestowitzI use this for HTTO proxy forwarding and for rdesktop forwarding. I also used to use it for USENET access from a leafnode installation on a remote Debian server (a friend of mine).Nov 16 18:47
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qu1j0t3 16 20:43
TechrightsSocial@ggreenwald: US media coverage on Israel/Gaza is driven by all their worst attributes: 16 20:43
TechrightsSocial-> Title: Who Started Gaza Conflict? Well, the U.S. Says… | FAIR Blog .::. Size~: 49.72 KBNov 16 20:43
schestowitz 16 21:03
TechrightsSocialTitle: Who Started Gaza Conflict? Well, the U.S. Says… | FAIR Blog .::. Size~: 49.72 KBNov 16 21:03
qu1j0t3 16 22:46
TechrightsSocial@qu1j0t3: Star subhead, "#Israel & #Gaza [are] at war". When only 1 side has air force or army, medicine,& $billions of Western weapons? That's "war"?Nov 16 22:46
schestowitz 16 22:56 #Debian review #gnu #linuxNov 16 22:57
TechrightsSocial-> Title: Debian review | Software | Reviews | PC Pro .::. Size~: 67.83 KBNov 16 22:57
schestowitz"Well, they are the reviewers, they should understand such things, right? otherwise what's the purpose of ermm ... reviewing?"Nov 16 22:57
schestowitz 16 23:07 "Should Mexico have the ability to send drones over U.S. soil to follow the gunrunners and kill them" #DronesNov 16 23:07
TechrightsSocial-> Title: A drone policy in reverse - The Washington Post .::. Size~: 182.91 KBNov 16 23:07
schestowitz"... YES. lol"Nov 16 23:08
qu1j0t3trouble isNov 16 23:08
qu1j0t3they'd have to fly right into Congress and gun those fat bastards downNov 16 23:08
schestowitzmehNov 16 23:33
schestowitzwell, I like those examples that are hypotheticalNov 16 23:34
schestowitzit helps get the idea acrossNov 16 23:34
schestowitzsame regarding Israel and its hypocrisyNov 16 23:34
schestowitznotive the latest Israeli propagandaNov 16 23:34
schestowitzthey said Hamas was developing dronesNov 16 23:34
schestowitznot just that Iran is developing nukesNov 16 23:34
schestowitzand guess who has both?Nov 16 23:34
schestowitzIndian School Textbook Says Meat-Eaters Lie and Commit Sex Crimes #doh #propaganda /me back to raping and lying to Court about itNov 16 23:41
TechrightsSocialTitle: Indian School Textbook Says Meat-Eaters Lie and Commit Sex Crimes - Slashdot .::. Size~: 101.44 KBNov 16 23:41
schestowitz 16 23:41 reshared: #kenfm 16 23:41
TechrightsSocial-> Title: KenFM über: USA today - YouTube .::. Size~: 214.24 KBNov 16 23:41
schestowitz"tell me more about your german skills :D"Nov 16 23:41
schestowitz 16 23:46 Israel #spin says Iran to develop nukes (never mind hypocrisy), says Hamas has drones (while killing civilians w/ drones) 16 23:46
TechrightsSocial-> Title: Hamas Tried to Develop a UAV - Defense/Security - News  - Israel National News .::. Size~: 30.6 KBNov 16 23:46
schestowitz 16 23:58 Next #Fedora Release Will Be Named Schrodinger's Cat #gnu #linuxNov 16 23:58
TechrightsSocial-> Title: Next Fedora Release Will Be Named Schrodinger's Cat - Muktware .::. Size~: 67.37 KBNov 16 23:58
schestowitz"Best release name ever... at least since "Beefy Miracle". I really don't like Fedora, but their release names rock the hell out of Ubuntu's stupid ones."Nov 16 23:58
schestowitzAgreedNov 16 23:58
schestowitz 16 23:59 Oliver Stone on the Untold US History From the Atomic Age to Vietnam to Obama's #Drone Wars new coverageNov 16 23:59
schestowitz"Oh, how I wish I could watch this show....but I don't have cable, sadly. :("Nov 16 23:59
TechrightsSocial-> Title: Oliver Stone on the Untold US History From the Atomic Age to Vietnam to Obama's Drone Wars .::. Size~: 57.98 KBNov 16 23:59

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