Uber just became (even more of) a privacy nightmare
Uber Now Tracks Passengers’ Locations Even After They’re Dropped Off
What I love about Parabola
Oh damn an update to qoath broke dianara
pull qoath-git from AUR
pull dianara from AUR
“What I love about Debian stable: there are no updates that break things :-)”
That's why I did use arch, because stuff broke now and then, and then I could learn something by trying to glue together the pieces :)
Then I started maintaining a debian package...
For those that have been waiting....
Trisquel 8 Alphas are out:
pump.io? What ya doing?
Whats with the huge blank spaces happenig after some comments. seems to have started yestreday or the day before
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Been watching and have some more insight.. seems to be an issue that occure when my tiling WM (i3) resizes the dianara window.
e.g. launch Dianara..
dianara shows up no a tiled window on the left.. everything ok
press meta + w (switch to tabbed instead of tiled mode)
dianara now full screen but comments are hosed (long blanks thing).
There is a locky/Ransomware deluge going on right now. I normally block IP's of hosts trying to spam out Ransomware. (Always some compromised system rather then an actual SMTP server). Normally I get to relax after blocking about 100 IP's, Done or at least down to a very small trickle.
This week I'm up to over 400 IP and there is no sign of abatment. And they are coming relatively fast. (several an hour). Now I could just ignore them as they are all blocked by my spam filter rules. bat as the are a.) a compromised system and there for undesireable. and b.) wasting bandwidth. I just prefer to blacklist the IP temporarily.
I don't know what they've changed but best I can figure is they've set it up now so each new infection does an e-mail blast and then goes silent. I don't want to think this is true because if it is computers are getting infected at break neck speed. I pondered if it was an IoT thing but most of the stuff hitting my SMTP server seems to be from Infected PCs or servers.
If I'm seeing this much on my tiny SMTP server I can't imagine the flood that must be hitting major e-mail providers.
Might be an IoT thing after all.. just tried telnet'ing back to one that just Tried to spam me and got a "Login:" prompt. :/
If you liked "Dirk Gently don't watch Dirk Gently (IMHO)
Watched the first episode of the new Dirk Gently TV series yesterday..
Was expecting: A fun light humoured romp with fairly cerebrial humor.
Got: A dim witted romp replete with graphic violence.
If you read and loved the books. Do not expect much from the new TV series it seems
Universe may not be expanding at an accelerating rate after all
Interesting.. I'll be watching to see how this plays out.
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Ok, this pisses me off...
Car-Freshener Wields Little Trees Trademark To Bankrupt Non Profit That Helped Ex-Cons And Recovering Addicts
hmmm seems adding SNI to the pump.io server borked 'p'
On Trisquel 7
... with an outdated python 2.7
Trisquel 8 seriously need to get here :/
Can you tell them apart?
Oh my frickin Lord... IP law is seriously goofy: https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20161005/10433535718/harris-faulkner-suit-against-hasbro-over-toy-hamster-ends-settlement-hasbro-to-discontinue-toy.shtm
Charles ☕ Stanhope likes this.This part is too absurd: "The judge set up future fact-finding about children's opinions about the toy hamster and whether there was real confusion in the marketplace..." I'm glad they were able to avoid confusing children and parents who went shopping for toy hamsters.
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Google drops ban on Personally Identifiable Internet tracking
If you haven't dropped Google it's time to RUN not walk away: https://www.propublica.org/article/google-has-quietly-dropped-ban-on-personally-identifiable-web-tracking
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Wow... How did I miss all this!!
Libreboot left the GNU project on 15 September 2016
Clearly a lot has gone on in the past few days and although I support what the Libreboot project is saying in principal I just don't have enough info on the whole situation to know what happened. I would hate to think that the #FSF nade such a discriminitory blunder. Does anyone have links to more indepth coverage of this.. preferably from a neutral (tho trans-positive) third party?
Alex Jordan likes this.I doubt it. From what firsthand information I have (which is less than all available information) I can confirm that at least some of the events have been mischaracterized. And that's all I will say on this topic.
This article warms my text centric heart... May many people take note
How the Web Became Unreadable: https://backchannel.com/how-the-web-became-unreadable-a781ddc711b6#.r3lqzaeqq
@JanKusanagi I have wierdness in the meanwhile feed.... Not sure if it's me, #Dianara weirdness, or #Pump.io Weirdness
problem is multiple idential entires in meanwhile feed. (Really I just want to be sure I'm not some how flooding #pump.io with useless duplicates)
If what you're experiencing is what I think it is, then it's this Pump.io issue. Mentioned in the BUGS file, btw =)
In that case, don't worry, you're only flooding yourself. That kind of duplication isn't real.
In my experience, the most common case is:
- You post a comment to your own post.
- You see your "posted a comment" activity twice.
- If that's the last you got in the Meanwhile feed, and update it again, the server will send that activity to you again. If you update again, it will send it once again, one each time. The cycle is broken when there's a different activity in the feed, maybe you liked something else, commented on something else, or somebody else did something.
You can verify if this is your case by closing Dianara and starting it again. Your Meanwhile feed should show your "posted a comment" twice, at most.
“[...] for example your relpy to this shows up 3x even after restarting and before I posted this comment. [...]”
Keep in mind that I posted, then edited twice... =)
You can check timestamps by hovering over the "X minutes ago" part, and see if they're different.
Is it just me??
Ok so came across this campaign in my morning headlines:
The article about made it sound like #NameCheap and the @Electronic Frontier Foundation were working together on this.. Yet I can find no mention of it on the EFF site. So Look like #NameCheap is just planning to donate to the @Electronic Frontier Foundation (up to $25,000) and get the appropriate tax write off.
Can't get to the page via Tor (Cloudflare) which tell me right away that #NameCheap doesn't give a #$%* about my privacy. And they require valid e-mail addresses. But they, and their partners promise to be good with them. (yeah suuuuuure)
To me this all look like:
- An attempt to create buzz for #NameCheap
- An sleazy way to co-opt the EFF's good reputation
- An e-mail address harvesting campaign
- All marketing and no intent to follow through and make ISP or social media sites follow this "bill of rights"
- A pretty sleazy thing to do
Could just be me.. Haven't had my morning coffee yet.. That's why I'm calling for more eyes on the thing.
Dont get me wrong.. I'd love to see the @Electronic Frontier Foundation get $25,000 I just don't see any plan by #NameCheap for follow through.
Also this isn't anything new the @Electronic Frontier Foundation said basically the same thing back in 2010
Tux!?! What have they done to you???
Some Pharmaceutical outfit has co-opted poor Tux
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But did they give proper credit to Larry Ewing?
“Feel free to do whatever you see fit with the images, you are encouraged to integrate them into other designs that fit your need... Permission to use and/or modify this image is granted provided you acknowledge me email@example.com and The GIMP if someone asks.” source
That I do not know...
It's a screen cap from a BBC show "The Doctor that gave up Drugs". It appears during a segment where he is showing all the promotional stuff littered around the Doctor's office.
I'm guessing probably not... But who know's...
The post was more about my reaction when I say poor Tux being used to hock Rx's, and painted ugly (actually that colour may actually count as F'ugly) Green? Yellow? Vomit? colour.