portland shit / the lawl / opsec
@jackdaw_ruiz "a nigeria-based cyber attack" is maybe the funniest way i've ever seen a nigerian prince scam described, i would swear this was someone taking the piss if not for the entire rest of the email
portland shit / the lawl / opsec
we're living on the edge of a bubble at the moment where every single city is honestly two fucking inches away from getting ransomware'd because every echelon of bureaucracy functions around boomers who use "download" in place of any verb on their computer, and refer to their desktop as their "screen saver."
anyway, this is funny. concerning, but funny.
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I've talked before about being from a coal mining family.
I watched family get tear gassed at strikes when I was in second grade.
I remember clearly wondering why this conflict needed to be. "Bosses" became an evil thing to me... an unbearable thing.
That represented to me an evil power structure.
I was also beginning to experience bullying. I didn't have it as bad as other kids... I was a little bigger than most.
But I recognized later, that the bullying quickly ramped into fights for me. Not because I sought fights, but I refused to submit.
Why did I refuse to submit? Because deep down I knew that this was that hierarchy trying to place me.
I've really never stopped having that knee-jerk reaction to seek conflict with any rigidly organized structure.
It's hard to exist in the modern world with these emotions.
I think it's why I do what I do.
When an app wants access to your location on elementary OS, it has to ask. We show a prompt telling which app and how precise it’s asking—and you can always revoke access later in Security & Privacy settings. Because your data belongs to you, and only you. https://buff.ly/2XIgbsF
Mail forwarder recommendation?
I have a domain I use for email addresses I don't want trivially linked to me should account databases leak. Right now it's just a custom domain on Tutanota, but what I'd rather have is an SMTP forwarder that hides my own SMTP server. Anyone know of one? I could always just set up a dedicated Postfix instance on a DigitalOcean droplet, I guess, but that costs more than I imagine an SMTP forwarding service would, and it'd certainly be more work.
an appeal to the fediverse regarding anti-abuse
Fascism joining the fediverse is extremely bad, and we have to do something about it. But please, please, please: give me two weeks before you roll out any new solutions. Some of the solutions being proposed look like they will make the situation better but will make it much worse.
I am dropping nearly everything to write a demo and spec explaining how to do things right. Please give me two weeks. I've been preparing for this.
uspol, news summary
Republicans defended Donald Trump against charges of racism after Trump in a weekend tweet told members of congress who also are women of color to “go home” to their countries.
“The president’s not a racist,” senate leader Mitch McConnell said. House minority leader Kevin McCarthy accused Democrats of a cynical political ploy.
Trump defended himself, tweeting, “Those Tweets were NOT Racist. I don’t have a Racist bone in my body!”
Trump resumed attacking the congresswomen, accusing them of failing to love their country for their exposé of detention center abuses. “They can leave. They can stay,” he said.
Aide Kellyanne Conway demanded to know the ethnic identity of a reporter who questioned where it was that Trump wished the congresswomen to “go back” to. Watch video here.
A planned House vote on a resolution condemning Trump’s tweets as racist was delayed momentarily by a parliamentary scrap on the House floor after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stood on the floor and called Trump’s remarks racist, in apparent violation of rules of decorum.
Republicans demanded that Pelosi retract the statement which she refused to do. A House vote on the matter was under way.
politics, slavery, capitalism
@interneteh when someone says they got rich through hard work, ask them "whose?"
gab / kiwifarms / harassment
Here's a timeline on the thing right:
* Wah wah wah, why are you blocking gab and kiwifarms
- because they are harassers, among other things
* but free speach!
- no freedom of association!
* gab and kiwifarms start harassing anyone that blocks them
* utter silence from the people who defended them in the first place.
- You were saying?
@yaaps Every time I hit a roadblock like that I give feedback to whoever posted the link asking them not to do it again.
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