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schestowitz__ 15 08:08
-TechrightsBN/ If a bill or 'reform' is so ridiculous that even an extremist like #hayden supports it, then it's a Trojan horse 15 08:08
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell--> | Former NSA director backs House bill to rein in spy agency - Washington Times [ ]Jun 15 08:08
schestowitz__"Of course the former NSA director wants the masses pleased. Otherwise criminal charges might seem more appealing to the general population."Jun 15 08:08
schestowitz__ 15 08:10
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell-Not a Diaspora post?Jun 15 08:10
schestowitz__"Yeah, that Omidyar thing was weird. I think it was a ploy to buy silence."Jun 15 08:10
schestowitz__ 15 08:13
-TechrightsBN/ #nsa not against terrorism - yet another bit of proof: 15 08:13
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell--> | How NSA Can Secretly Aid Criminal Cases by Ray McGovern -- [ ]Jun 15 08:13
schestowitz__""taint team" says it all."Jun 15 08:13
schestowitz__ 15 08:14
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell-Not a Diaspora post?Jun 15 08:14
schestowitz__ 15 08:15
-TechrightsBN/ America is Rapidly Being Transformed into a "Controlled" State they say they wish to spread freedom and democracyJun 15 08:15
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell--> | Article: America is Rapidly Being Transformed into a "Controlled" State | OpEdNews [ ]Jun 15 08:15
schestowitz__""US Postal Service listed a similar notice on its website, soliciting proposals for assorted small arms ammunition." It must be true, terrorists hate the US for its freedom and its postal service, that's what I call envy."Jun 15 08:15
schestowitz__ 15 17:48
-TechrightsBN/ #apple is now joining the lies bandwagon, claiming to be 'securing' E-mails (not at endpoints). Google PR: 15 17:48
schestowitz__"It's very secure that the data goes to the NSA, that's for sure, nothing more!!!!!!"Jun 15 17:48
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell--> | Google’s Super Secure Email Coming Soon, I/O to Follow after Apple’s WWDC : Trending News : Venture Capital Post [ ]Jun 15 17:48
schestowitz__ 15 17:48
-TechrightsBN/ Jen Psaki just about as bad as it getsJun 15 17:48
schestowitz__"Why is she allowed to do politics?! :O"Jun 15 17:48
schestowitz__ 15 17:48
-TechrightsBN/ "Homes, not spikes" #uk spiking the poorJun 15 17:48
schestowitz__"Spikes? Really?"Jun 15 17:48
schestowitz__ 15 18:53
-TechrightsBN/ The West, which has about 10% of the world's population, will be left isolated and weak unless it reverses its strategy of aggressionJun 15 18:53
schestowitz__"There is no 'unless', the West is already headed for a crash. I don't think there is any way to reverse it now."Jun 15 18:53
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schestowitz__ 15 20:09
-TechrightsBN/ #joindiaspora reports all users (and habits) to Google (via and to Amazon (image hosting). Could be improved.Jun 15 20:09
schestowitz__"Yes, there is a lot of sites that use javascript libraries from Google, and in theory is harmless and are the libraries you expect to use. But I think we use Diaspora to have privacy and security in the first place so hosting your own javascript libraries must not hurt. And I didn't know that joindiaspora were using analytics software. Glad to have my own pod, I'll check later how I can host my own copy of javascript libraries."Jun 15 20:09
schestowitz__ 15 20:09
-TechrightsBN/ #bbc boosts #blair lies 15 20:09
schestowitz__"#Politics"Jun 15 20:09
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell--> | BBC News - Tony Blair: 'We didn't cause Iraq crisis'Jun 15 20:09
schestowitz__ 15 20:10
-TechrightsBN/ A lot of very good #gnu #linux sites like #phoronix and #linuxgizmos report all visitors (+pages viewed) to #facebook - maybe unintended?Jun 15 20:10
schestowitz__"It would be interesting to see how they try to report information to my non-existent Facebook account. :-)"Jun 15 20:10
schestowitz__people should not wrongly assume that Facebook does not deduce ID from IP addresses. There's big business around this.Jun 15 20:11
schestowitz__ 15 23:07
schestowitz__I still need to grab the set of photos from my mom's camera (this might take months), but otherwise the album is now complete (as of 6 minutes ago).Jun 15 23:07
-TechrightsBN/ | Edinburgh [ ]Jun 15 23:07
schestowitz__ 15 23:12
-TechrightsBN/ "The removal of nuclear weapons from Scottish soil should be part of a post-independence constitution" 15 23:12
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell--> | BBC News - Scottish independence: nuclear free promise for constitution [ ]Jun 15 23:12
schestowitz__"When they left ussr , russia guaranteed their teritorial integrity , in exchange for nukes . As we see , russia is not respecting it's obligations . As much as I do not love amerikans , when a nation is in war , it will accept any possible help , so even amerikans are welcome . for instance , general of iran's republican guard is organising defence of bhagdad today , something untinkable in recent history . and as for the ukraineJun 15 23:12
schestowitz__crosing russian borders , when exactly did that happen ??"Jun 15 23:12
schestowitz__ 15 23:18
-TechrightsBN/ The only #football items I see in #joindiaspora are protests against it; that's how I like it. Twitter on the other hand... ಠ_ಠJun 15 23:18
schestowitz__"Well... I'm not in #joindiaspora but in #diasporabr and I'm not against #football air the #worldcup :-) Diaspora is s fantastic multi opinion place!"Jun 15 23:18
schestowitz__ 15 23:18
schestowitz__"I want to be stopped!"Jun 15 23:18
schestowitz__"Really, if someone can't point to a map and say where he will send troops to kill and be killed then is highly dubious he/she has a good reason to wage war."Jun 15 23:19
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schestowitz__!searchin/comp.os.linux.advocacy/schestowitz|sort:date/comp.os.linux.advocacy/xZ_PuGRnOwQ/7vH_Kwhl6fgJJun 16 00:09
schestowitz__"COLA died when Roy S. Schestowitz quit posting. "Jun 16 00:09
-TechrightsBN/ | Google Groups [ ]Jun 16 00:09
schestowitz__ 16 01:20
schestowitz__"Hey guys, I've also noticed that and I'm very interested in using no Google service or Google tool in the pod at all. @Cronos, just let me know how this can be achievable if you succeed, pls."Jun 16 01:20
schestowitz__"Jun 16 01:21
schestowitz__@Cronos, Ajax.googleapis script are NOT dangerous, they are the same javascripts libraries you find on the official developer webpage (and you can compare it, its code is visible). Hosting your own javascript libraries on the same server (such as jquery, backbone, zepto, etc) is not a good idea, because it overloads the number of request when you open a page. For example, imagine you load, it executes a Jun 16 01:21
schestowitz__couple of HTTP Requests for getting the HTML page, CSS Stylesheets, images and Javascript files. Each javascript file is a separate HTTP Request. Let's imagine a single page loads 7 javascript libraries from your own server, now multiply it by a millions of users that are doing the same request at the same time, pummm!!!. That's why it's very common that web developers use a CDN (Content Delivery Networks) such as Ajax GoogleAPIs Jun 16 01:21
schestowitz__or Cloudfare because it manages that common problem nowadays by loading the libraries from different points from all over the world reducing the overload and caching the requests.Jun 16 01:21
schestowitz__The only thing I disagree with Diaspora* is the use of Google Analytics, that's one of the most spying tools all over the web. I use Ghostery on Firefox to block it.Jun 16 01:21
schestowitz__"Jun 16 01:21
schestowitz__CDN in these cases is worse than DNS lookup. It reveals a lot about a site's set of visitors. It helps compile a shadow browser history on PRISM servers like Amazon's and Google's.Jun 16 01:22
schestowitz__ 16 02:22
-TechrightsBN/ "Fedora is a very famous OS for giving two kinds of experiences. From perfection to the totally catastrophe." true.Jun 16 02:22
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell--> | Living With Fedora Rawhide | woGue [ ]Jun 16 02:22
schestowitz__"Well duh... It's rawhide. I never had any problem with F18-20 on mac hardware which is really saying something. I used to use Fedora with KDE, looking forward to Fedora Plasma."Jun 16 02:22
schestowitz__ 16 09:44
-TechrightsBN/ reshared: **Doorman** ![]( #gifJun 16 09:44
schestowitz__"Too much time in airplanes and airports?"Jun 16 09:45
schestowitz__"Sinking."Jun 16 09:45
schestowitz__ 16 09:45
-TechrightsBN/ A lot of very good #gnu #linux sites like #phoronix and #linuxgizmos report all visitors (+pages viewed) to #facebook - maybe unintended?Jun 16 09:45
schestowitz__"Jurgen, that's a good point and true. To avoid that I'll create later a virtual machine special for browsing the internet, and on that vm I might reinstall firefox every month or so to avoid tracking."Jun 16 09:45
schestowitz__ 16 09:45
schestowitz__"The new American industry, killer marketing and unpacking boxes from China."Jun 16 09:46
-TechrightsBN/ What #amazon made of consumerism 16 09:46
schestowitz__"Jun 16 09:47
schestowitz__Eduardo, I agree that in theory getting javascript libraries from Google is harmless, but what would happen if for some reason those libraries were tampered? And what about not being tampered for everyone and all the time, but only for some people and just enough time to get the information wanted?Jun 16 09:47
schestowitz__And I know that the performace is better if you let Google to serve jquery et al, and even that this is a common practice, but my pod serves just me and I created it for security and privacy reasons, if I would prefer to avoid extra work I might have settled for an account of a public pod.Jun 16 09:47
schestowitz__@Vostok, if I ever solve this issue I'll remember to tell you, but I have lots of ideas about improving my personal cloud so this is not on top of my list. :-)Jun 16 09:47
schestowitz__"Jun 16 09:47
schestowitz__"@Vostok, by the way I remember having read about Google Analytics at install time, and I know first hand that you need to activate Analytics in your Google account and use a related ID in the sites you want to track, tracking does not happen automatically and by default."Jun 16 09:47
schestowitz__ 16 09:54
-TechrightsBN/ Some #manchesteruniversity sub-sites are reporting their visitors to #facebook - who designs such Web pages?! 16 09:54
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell--> | Facebook To Use Your Web Browsing History for Targeted Ads, Here's How To Opt-Out Now - The Hacker News [ ]Jun 16 09:54
schestowitz__"Y todo por culpa de la maldita History API de HTML5 (nueva feature standard de W3C), la cual te permite acceder a todas esas cosas por medio de Javascript."Jun 16 09:54
schestowitz__ 16 09:55
-TechrightsBN/ Making oneself a nuclear target by becoming the 'host' of nukes #holland 'hosts' dozens of them (for US) alsoJun 16 09:55
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell--> | Exclusive: UK to step up collaboration with US over nuclear warheads | World news | The Guardian [ ]Jun 16 09:55
schestowitz__"Terminator :)"Jun 16 09:55
schestowitz__"Jun 16 10:00
schestowitz__An E-mail which claims to be from you and contains a malicious link has been sent to me just now. I think it might imply your account or computer got compromised, and the address book shared with some malicious folks.Jun 16 10:00
schestowitz__Just letting you know...Jun 16 10:00
schestowitz__"Jun 16 10:00
schestowitz__ 16 10:04
-TechrightsBN/ HTG Explains: What’s the Difference Between Linux and BSD? #gnu #linux #bsd #unixJun 16 10:04
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell--> | HTG Explains: What’s the Difference Between Linux and BSD? [ ]Jun 16 10:04
schestowitz__ 16 21:10
-TechrightsBN/ Climate change will ‘cost world far more than estimated’ 16 21:10
schestowitz__"Jun 16 21:10
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell--> | Climate change will ‘cost world far more than estimated’ - Climate Change - Environment - The Independent [ ]Jun 16 21:10
schestowitz__... iff you can put a price on the destruction of most higher life forms.Jun 16 21:10
schestowitz__Cockroaches and cyanobacteria will enjoy this wonderful bonus.Jun 16 21:10
schestowitz__"Jun 16 21:10
schestowitz__"... and let's not forget that there are thousands of climate scientists worldwide who ascribe the temperature fluctuations on the earth directly to Solar Cycles. Always has been, always will be. We have just entered another cooling cycle which will continue for the next 25 to 30 years."Jun 16 21:10
schestowitz__> I enjoyed going through the pictures you sent. Considering the hundreds of photos, I wonder how you found time for any sight-seeing. Haha! Jun 16 21:16
schestowitz__> Jun 16 21:16
schestowitz__> If I am not mistaken it looks like your mom accompanied you on the visit to Scotland, if so, that was very nice to see.Jun 16 21:16
schestowitz__Yes, well... family comes first. As for sight-seeing, that's the main attraction in Edinburgh.Jun 16 21:16
schestowitz__ 16 21:17
-TechrightsBN/ reshared: #AncientAliens guy: how dare you steal my #hair and try to make it cool. Guess I strayed a bit from the original topic. ;) #jews #aliensJun 16 21:17
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell- Photo by 16 21:17
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell- Photo by 16 21:17
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell- Photo by 16 21:17
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schestowitz__"rofl"Jun 16 21:17
schestowitz__ 16 21:18
-TechrightsBN/ FUD-hostile Trojans #Gartner and #BlackDuck cited in FOSS article in #idg as 'authorities' mind the headlineJun 16 21:18
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell--> | 10 reasons why open source is eating the world | Network World [ ]Jun 16 21:18
schestowitz__"I can't open the link, it either takes too long to load or the connection was re-initialised..."Jun 16 21:18
schestowitz__ 16 22:07
-TechrightsBN/ reshared: The official Facebook page of Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party posts cartoon showing the kidnapped Israeli boys as rats. Sign the petition to ‪#‎BringBackOurBoys‬ 16 22:07
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell- Photo by 16 22:07
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell- Photo by 16 22:07
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell--> | FacebookJun 16 22:07
schestowitz__"Where is the petition to stop new settlements, judge the Israeli soldier that killed a Palestinian boy not so long ago, and release 160 Palestinians "related" to this kidnapping?"Jun 16 22:07
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell--> | TIP [ ]Jun 16 22:07
schestowitz__ 16 22:16
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell-@Cmptr_H: @schestowitz yeah but old Boris did vote in favour of Tony's jolly into Iraq. He is rather a hypocrite but he is not wrong about Tony.Jun 16 22:16
schestowitz__maybe he admits his error now. Even people like Greenwald supported Iraq invasion based on lies.Jun 16 22:16
schestowitz__ 16 22:16
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell-@Morality124: @schestowitz Don't forget about the "Bitnet"; wonder if they refer to Internet Explorer as "The Internet"Jun 16 22:16
schestowitz__The Blue EJun 16 22:16
schestowitz__ 16 22:24
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell-@Cmptr_H: @schestowitz true, we were lead on a merry-go-dance over it. Even I was in favour until I learned to read between the lines (lies).Jun 16 22:24
schestowitz__ 16 22:24
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell-@Morality124: @schestowitz To be fair, from a marketing standpoint it does make some sense. :PJun 16 22:24
schestowitz__"hey, we're as harmless as paper.... HONEST"Jun 16 22:24
schestowitz__ 16 22:29
schestowitz__"I'd rather forget such frauds, jonjon."Jun 16 22:29
schestowitz__"Thousands? Where's the list? Where are their peer-reviewed articles? What proof do they offer that stands up against a consensus of 99% of climate scientists worldwide? And how is it that they're considered impartial and objective when they're funded by polluters, but scientists working in academia and for the government are not impartial and objective? Jonjon, I don't know who you are, but you're getting your information from a Jun 16 22:30
schestowitz__very weird place. Perhaps because you want to believe in frauds."Jun 16 22:30
schestowitz__I thought the same regarding the numbers. Sounded dubious and baseless to say that thousands of climate scientists (there might be a thousand in the whole world) believe the big oil-funded tobacco-like lobby propagandaJun 16 22:31
schestowitz__ 16 22:32
-TechrightsBN/ Indian state’s agencies ordered to use open source by month’s end due to Microsoft's XP changes looks seriousJun 16 22:32
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell--> | Indian state’s agencies ordered to use open source by month’s end due to Microsoft's XP changes | Articles | FutureGov - Transforming Government | Education | Healthcare [ ]Jun 16 22:32
schestowitz__"The intention is good, but mandating something to be done almost immediately in the hope somehow it will be done is something very Indian."Jun 16 22:32
schestowitz__ 16 22:32
-TechrightsBN/ reshared: too much swag... ![too much swag...]( #swag #justinbieber #fashion #saggy #sagging #diapersJun 16 22:32
schestowitz__"Rushing to the bottom ... of legs?"Jun 16 22:32
schestowitz__ 16 22:39
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell-@laurelrusswurm: @schestowitz Made me laugh, but seriously, sometimes passion is better not expressed.Jun 16 22:39
schestowitz__depends on the jobJun 16 22:39
schestowitz__ 16 22:49
schestowitz__"What, Cronos, is the difference between "mandating" free software and "upgrading" Windows? The force of change always comes from the non free software owner. Choosing free software because a software owner broke your current software is not really mandating a change so much as it is making a sane choice when forced. The Windows "upgrade" will cost more and break everything too but leave the state open to spying and yet more of Jun 16 22:49
schestowitz__the same."Jun 16 22:49
schestowitz__ 16 23:02
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell-@Messgorough: @schestowitz terrorist/Chinese/Russian/middle eastern/journalist......etc those dodgy groups.Jun 16 23:02
schestowitz__They'll just make up new groups when these 'run out'; power needs source of fear with which to justify the powerJun 16 23:03
schestowitz__ 16 23:04
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell-@Messgorough: @schestowitz Blair should be arrested and deported to Iraq to face trial for his war crimes.Jun 16 23:04
schestowitz__it only works in reverse, or the trial takes place abroad, by the WestJun 16 23:04
schestowitz__ 16 23:06
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell-@Messgorough: @schestowitz Really? Because I heard that investigative journalism was run by Al Qaeda? They have a lot more to blame before it's Iran.Jun 16 23:06
schestowitz__ 16 23:08
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell-@Messgorough: @schestowitz I know and really it's just me wishing democracy would work in the west.Jun 16 23:08
schestowitz__I hardly ever existed in the West, historically; it's more of a label/idealogy/UtopiaJun 16 23:09
schestowitz__ 16 23:17
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell-@Messgorough: @schestowitz We have all the tools however they are ignored by many and circumvented by the influential.Jun 16 23:17
schestowitz__Only if one obeys the new 'laws'Jun 16 23:17
schestowitz__ 16 23:21
-TechrightsBN/ In the #uk the whole #CCTV frenzy has created a needle-in-a-haystack dilemma, where you can show criminals after the crime, not prevent itJun 16 23:21
schestowitz__"No one listened to the police about this because it was not about fighting crime."Jun 16 23:21
schestowitz__"At least one UK police chief said it was a waste of money. He thought it would be better to have more policemen instead of cameras."Jun 16 23:21
schestowitz__ 16 23:22
-TechrightsBN/ The only use for #CCTV that I have seen over the years is re-affirmation that a crime has happened. No prevention, not even deducing IDs.Jun 16 23:22
schestowitz__"I know one person who credits CCTV in Seattle for saving his life. He was attacked by someone with a knife at a bus stop. Bike riding police were alerted and on the scene in two minutes. They said the cameras saw the event. I'm surprised by that and wonder if it was really someone calling 911 that made someone look at that particular camera."Jun 16 23:22
schestowitz__CCTV can't pick that up without plenty of false positives or many people wasting their time in some rooms with monitors rather than on the beatJun 16 23:22
schestowitz__ 16 23:24
-TechrightsBN/ #joindiaspora reports all users (and habits) to Google (via and to Amazon (image hosting). Could be improved.Jun 16 23:24
schestowitz__"Jun 16 23:24
schestowitz__Eduardo, it's true that you can see the code since it's javascript, but do you check it every time you get it? Maybe at this time it's fine, maybe in an hour you get served a backdoor and very likely you won't notice it. If I have a server I can serve whatever I want, to whomever I deem necessary and whenever I like.Jun 16 23:24
schestowitz__The problem boils down to trust: do you trust Google? Do you trust that the US government won't force Google to do something nasty to you? Ultimately, don't you mind being spied? Even if nothing happens if you keep using their services, maybe they will get the message if you stop using them.Jun 16 23:24
schestowitz__"Jun 16 23:24
schestowitz__"@Cronos, mmm good thought. I think I'll do a Bash script that fetch the content with "curl" command on a Google CDN library and track the code in case it suddenly changes."Jun 16 23:24
schestowitz__local hosting of files might work better, maybe with varnish for speed/performanceJun 16 23:25
schestowitz__ 16 23:25
-TechrightsBN/ #Tor Is For Everyone: Why You Should Use Tor used here a lotJun 16 23:25
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell--> | Tor Is For Everyone: Why You Should Use Tor | Electronic Frontier FoundationJun 16 23:25
schestowitz__"Wonder how many of those exit nodes were sponsored by the NSA/GCHQ, haha. I always wonder what kind of people voluntarily sink thousands of dollars/month into some of those exit nodes. Then I think about who has thousands a month to sink into equipment and operating costs.."Jun 16 23:25
schestowitz__Spies need anonymity also. But they want a monopoly on it. Tor started as a US military project. They do lots of Web astroturfing.Jun 16 23:26
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-TechrightsBN/ Indian state’s agencies ordered to use open source by month’s end due to Microsoft's XP changes looks seriousJun 17 07:52
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell--> | Indian state’s agencies ordered to use open source by month’s end due to Microsoft's XP changes | Articles | FutureGov - Transforming Government | Education | Healthcare [ ]Jun 17 07:52
schestowitz__"I personally prefer migrations that replace things slowly but surely, at the beginning I had a Windows virtual machine for the things I could not do other way, later I moved what was left to wine, and I ditched wine and Windows vm something like 4 years ago and never went back. That way if there is a software that you love so much or you have to use it no matter what, then you can have a vm or wine and use it solely for that Jun 17 07:53
schestowitz__purpose instead of arguing that you cannot switch to Linux because there is no replacement for that software."Jun 17 07:53
schestowitz__ 17 07:54
schestowitz__Every migration needs a roadmap, but in the end it's BS for non free software. Microsoft will break what you plan sooner or later. If there's no reasonable roadmap for free software, you can bet no one made one for Windoze and a similar failout would occur if they had chosen that.Jun 17 07:54
schestowitz__Free software migrations are probably better when they come all at once and you don't force people to do the impossible anyway. Munich took years because they tried very hard to keep Microsoft's old garbage working alongside their new, free software. Microsoft laughed every time they managed to break something and delay things. Expecting otherwise is like throwing a fox into your chicken coup and blaming the chickens or lack of Jun 17 07:54
schestowitz__proper road map when the fox eats all your chickens.Jun 17 07:54
schestowitz__"Jun 17 07:54
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schestowitz__ 17 15:42
schestowitz__"Completely ignored is the fact that Osama bin Laden worked hand-in-hand with the CIA and that Al Qaeda was, in effect, a creation of the United States"Jun 17 15:42
-TechrightsBN/ | September 11 Museum: An exercise in historical falsification - World Socialist Web Site [ ]Jun 17 15:42
schestowitz__ 17 15:47
-TechrightsBN/ | [Graphic News] South Korean birthrate lowest among OECD countries [ ]Jun 17 15:47
schestowitz__"CIA Director Mike Morell told CBS's This Morning that ISIS had two goal"Jun 17 15:57
schestowitz__I thought he moved to goodyearJun 17 15:57
schestowitz__he's still used as a source for pro-war propaganda...Jun 17 15:57
schestowitz__ 17 16:06
-TechrightsBN/ Smart Meters: Are They Spying On You? "monitoring Americans without going inside the home"Jun 17 16:06
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell--> | Smart Meters: Are They Spying On You? [ ]Jun 17 16:06
schestowitz__"of course they are. every non free computer that connects to a network will be used to spy on the user."Jun 17 16:06
schestowitz__ 17 16:06
-TechrightsBN/ "Tony Blair came under fierce attack from former Labour cabinet members" this man is insaneJun 17 16:06
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell--> | Tony Blair's call for anti-Isis drive criticised | Politics | The Guardian [ ]Jun 17 16:06
schestowitz__"He must realize he is responsible for this condition of Iraq."Jun 17 16:06
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-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell-Not a Diaspora post?Jun 18 03:04
schestowitz__"Be careful, man."Jun 18 03:04
schestowitz__ 18 03:17
-TechrightsBN/ Hillary Clinton Refuses 'No Spy Agreement' with Germany #clinton is a hawkJun 18 03:17
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell--> |, the Dallas, Texas news blog and Dallas, Texas information source for the DFW Metroplex. - DALLAS BLOG - Hillary Clinton Refuses 'No Spy Agreement' with Germany [ ]Jun 18 03:17
schestowitz__"At least she is honest and says it straight, now let's see if Germany honestly admits not wanting to make the US angry."Jun 18 03:17
schestowitz__ 18 03:17
-TechrightsBN/ #Tor Is For Everyone: Why You Should Use Tor used here a lotJun 18 03:17
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell--> | Tor Is For Everyone: Why You Should Use Tor | Electronic Frontier Foundation [ ]Jun 18 03:17
schestowitz__"Does Techrights have a Friendica pod? If you set up a monthly subscription, I could help pay for the bandwidth."Jun 18 03:17
schestowitz__I ttired setting up a pod there once (files still in place), but never got the job fully doneJun 18 03:18
schestowitz__*triedJun 18 03:18
schestowitz__ 18 03:18
-TechrightsBN/ #Conky Manager 2.0.2 Can Make Any Linux Desktop Beautiful 18 03:18
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell--> | Conky Manager 2.0.2 Can Make Any Linux Desktop Beautiful [ ]Jun 18 03:18
schestowitz__"Well, too bad it is NOT present in Debian, or Arch repos."Jun 18 03:18
schestowitz__ 18 03:20
-TechrightsBN/ People install kill switches on their telephones 18 03:20
schestowitz__"I would not mind such a thing, if I really controlled it. I'd like my mobile devices to run OpenSSH and every now and then report their IP address to my homebox. If I lost the device, I could log into it and wipe it."Jun 18 03:20
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell--> | NO TITLEJun 18 03:20
schestowitz__ 18 03:21
-TechrightsBN/ 2 months over uptime for this laptop are over. The neighbours upstairs had a major leak; water all over our house and electricity down.Jun 18 03:21
schestowitz__"Bad luck, sometimes happens."Jun 18 03:21
schestowitz__ 18 03:22
-TechrightsBN/ No money for education, health etc. but plenty in budget for invading a country half a globe away. That shows that military runs the state.Jun 18 03:22
schestowitz__"I'm sure US patriots will understand that fighting for democracy and freedom in Iraq is more important than welfare in their country."Jun 18 03:22
schestowitz__ 18 03:22
-TechrightsBN/ "American soldiers would be greeted as "liberators" with flowers at their feet" 18 03:22
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell--> | Times of Oman | Column :: Who lost Iraq? What we can do about it? [ ]Jun 18 03:22
schestowitz__"Sure, that's why the US embassy in my country is heavily guarded and the Japanese one has almost no security, trowing too many flowers would be dangerous."Jun 18 03:22
schestowitz__ 18 03:23
-TechrightsBN/ Hollywood's lobbyist and right-wing ("Democrat") hawk uses #football as excuse to go to #brazil 18 03:23
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell--> | Log In - The New York Times [ ]Jun 18 03:23
schestowitz__"What a strange story. There are so many logical fallacies and strange conclusions that I have to think the author is a lunatic."Jun 18 03:23
schestowitz__ 18 03:23
-TechrightsBN/ Civilization IV to Arrive on Steam for Linux, Aspyr Media Is Not Making the Port 18 03:23
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell--> | Civilization IV to Arrive on Steam for Linux, Aspyr Media Is Not Making the Port [ ]Jun 18 03:23
schestowitz__"Oh, You have tanks? Too bad my samurai is a veteran."Jun 18 03:23
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schestowitz__"Jun 18 08:48
schestowitz__Mark Taylor is a well known figure in the Open SourceJun 18 08:48
schestowitz__community and participant in the organisations thatJun 18 08:48
schestowitz__helped establish Open Source. He is the founder andJun 18 08:48
schestowitz__President of the Open Source Consortium, an expertJun 18 08:48
schestowitz__advisor to the Free Software Foundation Europe,Jun 18 08:48
schestowitz__the UK representative of the Open Source SoftwareJun 18 08:48
schestowitz__Institute, and occasional advisor to the Free SoftwareJun 18 08:48
schestowitz__Foundation and the Open Source Initiative in the U.S.Jun 18 08:48
schestowitz__"Jun 18 08:48
schestowitz__ 18 08:48
-TechrightsBN/ | Think big! Nordic Digital Forum 2014 - Nordic Innovation [ ]Jun 18 08:48
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schestowitz__ 19 01:07
-TechrightsBN/ A free photo editor worth trying: Getting started with GIMP 19 01:07
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell--> | A free photo editor worth trying: Getting started with GIMP | PCWorld [ ]Jun 19 01:07
schestowitz__"it's a lot more than a "photo editor" as well"Jun 19 01:07
schestowitz__ 19 01:20
-TechrightsBN/ #Tor Is For Everyone: Why You Should Use Tor used here a lotJun 19 01:20
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell--> | Tor Is For Everyone: Why You Should Use Tor | Electronic Frontier Foundation [ ]Jun 19 01:20
schestowitz__"Keep me posted if you get it running. I never get around to running my own."Jun 19 01:20
schestowitz__ 19 01:20
-TechrightsBN/ #Fedora 21 NOT Delayed 19 01:20
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell--> | Fedora 21 NOT Delayed, What Linux Needs, and Civ IV [ ]Jun 19 01:20
schestowitz__"Fedora's new releases are never not delayed. Or as Paul put it #unicorns"Jun 19 01:20
schestowitz__"#unicorns"Jun 19 01:21
schestowitz__ 19 01:23
-TechrightsBN/ Tony Blair wrote an essay. I have marked it. 19 01:23
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell--> | Tony Blair wrote an essay. I have marked it. | MUCK [ ]Jun 19 01:23
schestowitz__"Longest post ever."Jun 19 01:23
schestowitz__ 19 02:00
-TechrightsBN/ When crimes of corporations are being legalised and normalised (taken as "business as usual") we turn attention to petty crimes of the poorJun 19 02:00
schestowitz__"yes that, and the consumer confidence in the very product those corporations want to peddle tanks even more."Jun 19 02:00
schestowitz__ 19 02:00
-TechrightsBN/ #GM Recalls: How General Motors Silenced a Whistle-Blower taxpayers-subsidised companyJun 19 02:00
schestowitz__"I'm yet to know a whistleblower, in a company or the government, to be thanked for going ahead and saying what is wrong."Jun 19 02:00
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell--> | GM Recalls: Whistle-Blower Was Ignored; Mary Barra Faces Congress - Businessweek [ ]Jun 19 02:00
schestowitz__ 19 02:01
-TechrightsBN/ reshared: science, or terrorism... ![science, or terrorism...]( #science #terrorism #religion #cultsJun 19 02:01
schestowitz__"if it were up to religions there would be no planes i guess"Jun 19 02:01
schestowitz__"I don´t believe this...this again is simplification. Osama did ot have religious motives to harm the US....believe you me"Jun 19 02:01
schestowitz__"And then there's the whole school of thought that the CIA did that second thing, and the religious guys were just dumb suckers."Jun 19 02:01
schestowitz__"i recommen Glenn Greenwald´s interview with Jung & Naiv, where he adresses this! "Jun 19 02:02
-TechrightsBN/ | American Empire - Glenn Greenwald - Jung & Naiv: Episode 168 - YouTube [ ]Jun 19 02:02
schestowitz__"Jun 19 02:02
schestowitz__How about "Abundant cheap energy flies you to the moon; An incipient shortage of it gives you a paranoid government."Jun 19 02:02
schestowitz__Doesn't really fit on the bumper sticker ..Jun 19 02:02
schestowitz__"Jun 19 02:02
schestowitz__"Jun 19 02:02
schestowitz__By the way, the graphic shows a profound ignorance of science as well. You don't need a Saturn V rocket to demonstrate that 2H2+O2 => 2H2O.Jun 19 02:02
schestowitz__The moon program was engineering.Jun 19 02:02
schestowitz__"Jun 19 02:02
schestowitz__ 19 02:03
-TechrightsBN/ #Germany is not going to protest against #nsa at government level because Germany's large businesses need the US for trade (profit) purposesJun 19 02:03
schestowitz__"Capitalism Is Killing Democracy :-("Jun 19 02:03
schestowitz__"^ RBE"Jun 19 02:03
schestowitz__"Jun 19 02:03
schestowitz__#PushTheButton rushJun 19 02:03
schestowitz__#FreedomAlarm PeterM #openclipart #public-domainJun 19 02:03
schestowitz__"Jun 19 02:03
schestowitz__"thought with rbe you meant it's blurred - rainbow-effect (first one wasn't orig.size, scaled it down)"Jun 19 02:03
schestowitz__"RBE meaning resource based economy, which was a retort to Marlon's comment"Jun 19 02:04
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-TechrightsBN/ #gchq may be worse than #nsa because it not only harvests data from firms & fibre but also gives it to private hands 19 16:04
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell--> | UK spy agency says to share cyber threat data with private firms | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis [ ]Jun 19 16:04
schestowitz__"75% of NSA money goes to private contractors who do the work. There's a big fat revolving door between the private contractors and government. The Bush administration was all about putting corporations in control and I don't think much has changed. The NSA does not trust those companies and seems to go through back doors to get the same things the companies give them up front. Because government uses Microsoft, Bill Gates has Jun 19 16:04
schestowitz__access to everything."Jun 19 16:04
schestowitz__ 19 16:19
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell-@Bazeelzebub: @schestowitz Thanks Dr Roy, I'll take that as a vote of confidence :)Jun 19 16:19
schestowitz__ 19 16:33
-TechrightsBN/ #Skype für #Linux hat ein Update erhalten: Einige Verbesserungen an der UI aber noch keine Gruppen-Videokonferenzen. Jun 19 16:33
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell--> | Skype for Linux 4.3 Arrives with Desktop Call Monitor Widget, UI Changes | OMG! Ubuntu! [ ]Jun 19 16:33
schestowitz__bad idea to install this... 19 16:34
-TechrightsBN/ | Skype is Spy Campaign - Techrights [ ]Jun 19 16:34
schestowitz__ 19 16:35
-TechrightsBN/ US appetite for European market responsible for Ukrainian crisis "tighter grip on the Ukrainian energy sector"Jun 19 16:35
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell--> | ITAR-TASS — Expert OpinionsJun 19 16:35
schestowitz__"Putin's demented imperial ambitions are responsible for the decrepit state of all Eastern European countries. The EU and US are our only hope although it's almost dead too. EU's energy interests are more important than the freedom of some poor bastards."Jun 19 16:35
schestowitz__"Jun 19 16:35
schestowitz__Putin's ambitions? Really?Jun 19 16:35
schestowitz__I doubt that Putin is the one who has been showering Ukrainian cities with white phosphorus. Or dropping fragmentation rounds on civilian neighborhoods.Jun 19 16:35
schestowitz__"Jun 19 16:35
schestowitz__Or Agent Orange. BTW, the ordinary Russian citizen is not too well off, either. The oligarchs took over and a lot got spent on nukes.Jun 19 16:36
schestowitz__ 19 16:36
-TechrightsBN/ Secret Collaboration Between the Power of Force and the Pursuit of Profit hence #espionage disguised as 'security'Jun 19 16:36
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell--> | Secret Collaboration Between the Power of Force and the Pursuit of Profit [ ]Jun 19 16:36
schestowitz__"The NSA is really pushing some bat shit crazy talk."Jun 19 16:37
schestowitz__ 19 16:37
-TechrightsBN/ #microsoft has a track record of using people's personal data against them; Google has no such track record. So who's "Scroogled"?Jun 19 16:37
schestowitz__"I generally don't understand Roy and his support for Google. Even if you believed Google was good, they are not good anymore."7Jun 19 16:37
schestowitz__Google is not as bad as Microsoft, yet Microsoft started an astroturf campaign distorting the fact with hypocrisy. Also, MS attacks FOSS, Google mostly helps FOSS.Jun 19 16:38
schestowitz__ 19 16:41
-TechrightsBN/ reshared: #failbook #acebook #humour #kimjongil #northkorea #epicwinJun 19 16:41
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell- Photo by 19 16:41
schestowitz__"Gee, he gets around. Last I heard, he was instructing a 1950s era submarine crew on new tactics."Jun 19 16:41
schestowitz__ 19 16:44
-TechrightsBN/ | Diaspora* / Sign inJun 19 16:44
schestowitz__"This is no different than Hydro checking my meters and electricity consumption, that's why it's important to be autonomous to obtain/maintain privacy."Jun 19 16:44
schestowitz__ 19 16:54
schestowitz__"Sure but this is mostly because it gives a good image. I don't like all the data collecting thing they do. Foss is cool but honestly my data is (for me) also this important. If they support foss but sell/trade/collect my data this is also shit."Jun 19 16:54
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-TechrightsBN/ Dan Goodin links to #microsoft -- not #google -- for cache, in a sense revealing/confirming his systematic bias 20 01:46
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell--> | AWS console breach leads to demise of service with “proven” backup plan | Ars Technica [ ]Jun 20 01:46
schestowitz__"the bandit used a hotmail address..."Jun 20 01:46
schestowitz__ 20 01:46
-TechrightsBN/ Why Migrating from Proprietary Software to Linux Is Cutting Costs for Ecommerce #gnu #linuxJun 20 01:46
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell--> | Why Migrating from Proprietary Software to Linux Is Cutting Costs for Ecommerce [ ]Jun 20 01:46
schestowitz__"Have you heard "no one has been fired for buying Microsoft"? Fortunately I never appreciated a job working with Microsoft software."Jun 20 01:46
schestowitz__"why on earth did they choose prop software in the first place?"Jun 20 01:46
schestowitz__> Dad,Jun 20 02:15
schestowitz__> It looks like I need to set up an office website. Do you have any insightJun 20 02:15
schestowitz__> into this?  I would like to avoid spending a fortune. Do you pay to haveJun 20 02:15
schestowitz__> your site functioning?Jun 20 02:15
schestowitz__> Thanks. Jun 20 02:15
schestowitz__Yes, definitely, and this weekend I am going to have lots of free time. I have set up a dozen or so Web sites, e.g. http://medivasc.comJun 20 02:15
schestowitz__Hosting I can get for just one pound a month and domain registration is about the same price. I usually bill at around 10 pounds per hour for my time, which is very cheap by market standards. I can set up a design a whole Web site in less than 10 hours.Jun 20 02:15
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roy_> Hi Roy,Jun 21 07:46
roy_> Jun 21 07:46
roy_> Hope you are doing great. I wanted to update that we are puttingJun 21 07:46
roy_> Muktware in 'archive' mode which means no new stories will be publishedJun 21 07:46
roy_> on the site and it will only be maintained a read-only site. We areJun 21 07:46
roy_> moving to a new domain called The Mukt - Mukt in Sanskrit meansJun 21 07:46
roy_> Free/Freedom so the Mukt would imply - The Free. As you may have noticedJun 21 07:46
roy_> that we have been trying to expand Muktware but every such effortJun 21 07:46
roy_> conflicted as Mukt+ware was mostly about Tech/Software/Hardware andJun 21 07:46
roy_> readers were not happy with non-software stories. We tested withJun 21 07:46
roy_> starting other sites in parallel but we don't have enough resources toJun 21 07:47
roy_> pay authors and maintain sites. We were spreading too thin. So we made aJun 21 07:47
roy_> decision to move to The Mukt, which is a complete magazine with primeJun 21 07:47
roy_> focus on Free Software. What we want to achieve with the site is toJun 21 07:47
roy_> bring Free Software to mainstream. Till now all Linux sites are LinuxJun 21 07:47
roy_> sites and are read only by the Linux community. Only way to go beyondJun 21 07:47
roy_> this user-base and to reach out to more users is to go mainstream.Jun 21 07:47
roy_> Jun 21 07:47
roy_> We will also cover non-free technologies, which will be tagged as 'FromJun 21 07:47
roy_> the proprietary land'.Jun 21 07:47
roy_> Jun 21 07:47
roy_> I just wanted to keep in loop so you are aware of the development. ForJun 21 07:47
roy_> the benefit of free software users all Free Software stories will beJun 21 07:47
roy_> tagges as 'Muktware' and you can also grab a feed for it.Jun 21 07:47
roy_> Jun 21 07:47
roy_> 21 07:47
-TechrightsBN/ | Muktware EditionJun 21 07:47
roy_> 21 07:47
roy_> Jun 21 07:47
roy_> Looking forwards to your feedback :-)Jun 21 07:47
roy_I have noticed the domain change. From an SEO point of view, I wasn't quite so convinced it's a good idea, but I guess it allows scope to expand. In some cases I too have moved beyond software. I think it ties into many of the same questions, especially if we focus on freedom.Jun 21 07:47
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roy_ 21 19:31
-TechrightsBN/ Covertly using #gnu #linux in a #microsoft shop 21 19:31
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell--> | Make Ubuntu and Debian Look like Windows 8 with a Single Click [ ]Jun 21 19:31
roy_"Just slap some big solid rectangles on the desktop and you're done!"Jun 21 19:31
roy_ 21 19:32
roy_""or tear your hair out and put a hammer through the screen"Jun 21 19:32
roy_ 21 19:59
-TechrightsBN/ #Obama Prepares for #Drone War in #Iraq #bush second generationJun 21 19:59
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell--> | Juan Cole: Obama Prepares for Drone War in Iraq - Juan Cole - Truthdig [ ]Jun 21 19:59
roy_"thxs for this info ..."Jun 21 19:59
roy_ 21 20:12
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell-@ThistleWeb: @schestowitz no, it's the Queen that's German, not the PM......unless you have some info the public don't know about ;)Jun 21 20:12
roy_I wasn't talking about England :-)Jun 21 20:12
roy_ 21 20:13
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell-@ThistleWeb: @schestowitz oh PM was in reference to time, not Dave Cameron, my bad, here I thought he outed was a closet traitor lolJun 21 20:13
roy_ 21 20:15
-TechrightsBN/ "Secure Boot, UEFI, or "Restricted Boot" as the FSF calls it, is a threat to computing freedom." #uefi #intelJun 21 20:15
roy_"Jun 21 20:15
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell--> | UEFI - Techrights [ ]Jun 21 20:15
roy_Remember Bunnie Huang's talk from 30C3?Jun 21 20:15
roy_SD memory (used to stand for 'secure digital) chips -- you thought it was just memory, but it has an embedded processor to manage bad sectors, wear leveling, etc.Jun 21 20:15
roy_The precise architecture and the firmware for these chips is not published. Not because or existing back doors nor trade secrets. Mostly because they are made in China with no formal standards -- just 'get it to work', like the good ole days here in the US.Jun 21 20:15
roy_"Jun 21 20:15
roy_ 21 20:17
-TechrightsBN/ reshared: Say what? 21 20:17
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell- Photo by 21 20:17
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell-@TheLocalSpain: Spanish police stop a man in Madrid for wearing purple - the republican colour: 21 20:17
roy_"Don't believe everything ..."Jun 21 20:17
roy_ 21 22:27
roy_"or tear your hair out and put a hammer through the screen"Jun 21 22:27
roy_ 21 22:27
-TechrightsBN/ Why Migrating from Proprietary Software to Linux Is Cutting Costs for Ecommerce #gnu #linuxJun 21 22:27
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell--> | Why Migrating from Proprietary Software to Linux Is Cutting Costs for Ecommerce [ ]Jun 21 22:27
roy_"God!"Jun 21 22:27
roy_ 21 23:16
-TechrightsBN/ Weeks ago ‘They think of WikiLeaks like Al-Qaeda’ and US politicians call #wikileaks "terrorist". WTH?Jun 21 23:16
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell- ( status 404 @ )Jun 21 23:16
roy_ 21 23:16
roy_Really, software freedom is on these folk's axis of evil. They even go so far as to blame "hacktivists" for the bankster driven mortgage and derivatives fraud collapse,Jun 21 23:16
roy_    Ehrenfeld said, we could not rule out the possibility that economic terrorists were: a) responsible for or b) learning from the economic collapse that precipitated the Great Recession. She also referenced the "flash crash" of May 6, 2010, when the Dow lost more than one thousand points in a few minutes, only to regain six hundred of them minutes later. Ehrenfeld reminded us: Still, two years later, the joint report by the SEC [Jun 21 23:16
roy_Securities and Exchange Commission] and the Commodity Futures Trading Committee did not rule out "terrorism" as a possible cause for the May 2010 "flash crash," and the entire financial industry still has no uniform explanation of why or how this event occurred. Jun 21 23:16
roy_    General Hayden stands to speak about "the most dangerous weapons in the most dangerous hands - how much should we fear hacktivists achieving statelike capabilities?" The answer to this rhetorical question is "Quite a lot."Jun 21 23:16
roy_    [Heath suggests] that September 2008 was actually a jihadist plot. What if terrorists aim to engineer a renewed financial meltdown? Is it possible? How would the financial system handle a massive attack on New York City? Is enough being done to buttress financial resilience - to limit the contagion of cascading failures throughout the economy? In what ways could different kinds of terrorist attacks succeed in destabilizing our Jun 21 23:16
roy_financial sector and impair the real economy?Jun 21 23:16
roy_It's chilling to juxtapose this 2012 lecture with the slides provided by Edward Snowden that show us that "hactivists" were basically anyone with an well articulated online opinion that might in any way threaten some major corporation's profits. As late as October of 2013, clowns like Alexander were spouting psychobable about shadowy groups,Jun 21 23:16
roy_    As the experts talk about the calamitous consequences of a cyber-attack on Wall Street or our electric power grid, they never actually specify who is going to do this. Or why. In fact, the whole threat rests on the juvenile assumption that someone or some government - maybe Russia or a hacktivist group - will cause a disaster just because they can. Jun 21 23:16
roy_The target is Anonymous, Greenpeace, etc, and they consider the free software people use to be munitions.Jun 21 23:16
roy_"Jun 21 23:16
roy_Now they have some "official" stories about the "grid" angleJun 21 23:17
roy_ 21 23:18
-TechrightsBN/ Cops hid use of phone tracking tech in court documents at feds’ request thieves treated like terrorists nowJun 21 23:18
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell--> | Cops hid use of phone tracking tech in court documents at feds’ request | Ars Technica [ ]Jun 21 23:18
roy_"We are all treated like terrorists."Jun 21 23:19
roy_ 21 23:24
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell-@schestowitz: @zenastours @C_A_A_B It needs to intercept a lot of data, such as email, for entire continents (plus sat signals)Jun 21 23:24
roy_Look what they build in Utah right nowJun 21 23:24
roy_ 21 23:25
-TechrightsBN/ Wired says "the notion of leaving your Wi-Fi network open and unprotected seems dangerously naive" opposite is trueJun 21 23:25
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell--> | This Tool Boosts Your Privacy by Opening Your Wi-Fi to Strangers | Enterprise | WIRED [ ]Jun 21 23:25
roy_"They argue that the point is untrue."Jun 21 23:25
roy_"Jun 21 23:26
roy_It only seems naive because people who want power over us have waged an unceasing war against sharing and justice. People have been arrested for a crime that most people consider despicable based on what someone else did. This "fact" has been trumpeted as a threat for about a decade. As long as I've had wifi, I've had to argue with people about the wisdom of leaving it open because of this. The bullies don't want us to share and they will Jun 21 23:26
roy_call you a child molester if you dare.Jun 21 23:26
roy_Reply or view Dr. Roy Schestowitz (罗伊)'s post >Jun 21 23:26
roy_"Jun 21 23:26
roy_ 21 23:27
-TechrightsBN/ Each missile shot by a #drone (they usually shoot several per strike, killing rescuers/journalists/etc.) costs as much as feeding a villageJun 21 23:27
roy_"Talking like an MBA, I think US people does not realize the opportunity cost of hoarding warfare. A bomber is very effective for bombing and the US ones are secure for the pilots and high-tech, but the bomber is only good for bombing. You cannot live in a bomber, or get education in a bomber, or healthcare, or use it to produce food, or as a mean of transportation or a source of energy; when the US decides it is better to have more Jun 21 23:27
roy_bombers or aircraft carriers or things like that it decides as well it's not so necessary to have more of the former."Jun 21 23:27
roy_ 21 23:40
-TechrightsBN/#boycottnovell-@z3ndrag0n: @schestowitz that's like saying LTCM wasn't a problem. I can't think of a PC way to say this, but FUCK THE ECONOMY AND YOU FUCK THE WORLD.Jun 21 23:40
roy_As long as farmers and builders continue to work (and be paid in other commodities) the world goes onJun 21 23:40

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