From @CarlMalamud on twitter:
I gave $500 to Mayday and I really regret it. They didn’t do what they said they’d do. Then they quit. I felt used.
For me $500 is a huge contribution. This year, giving to my fire department. All volunteers and they stick with it at huge personal cost.
I know this won’t be popular, but I’m offended by the idea that a person would be president for one day. Presidency is a sacred trust.
The presidency is not about the candidate’s issues. It is about all of our issues. It is about the voters and public service.If a person very openly and transparently runs for president on a single issue, and manages to get elected, that would suggest to me that it wasn't "about the candidate's issues". That would suggest the candidate's issue was the public's issue. If the candidate doesn't get elected, what is the problem?
What did Mayday say they'd do and not do? Have they quit really?
I will not be surprised to learn that Malamud is correct on the above, but on the temporary dictatorship, the very best thing about the candidacy referred to is its implicit downgrading of the sanctity and status of that office.
Due to stupid networking stupidness for the last.... 4? months git-annex hasn't been syncing with my local NAS when on my home network (it would sync when I was at work/coffee shop). It syncs/manages important documents for me and this stressed me out.
Due to stupid non-standard filesystem structure of my local NAS I have only been running Obnam on a very infrequent basis (only when home and plugged in to external harddrive, which I didn't always do). Now with the above networking issue resolved and me figuring out the filesystem weirdness backups are now running every 30 minutes wherever I am.
I feel a lot better, both with those things being fixed and also admitting my transgressions.
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@Greg Grossmeier How do you have your machine negotiate whether to sync to an IP on your LAN vs to your house's IP address? And are using some sort of dynamic DNS service?
Auto-backups run here every night, but sadly only to devices I have hooked up to the LAN. I'd like to improve that.
I did something last night which I haven't successfully done in a long time; drank an IPA.
Neighbors offered me a beer when I got home. Rowan and Carrie were out so I thought "why not?" Turns out I got an opened bottle of a Lagunita's IPA; couldn't easily refuse it (sidenote: yes, I need to work on that, it happens to me a ton, see also, previous message).
The last few times I drank an IPA I got a horrible headache and hangover and attributed it to a hops allergy (which I was really sad about because I love IPAs). I tried a few experiments with different beers and it pretty much confirmed "don't drink IPAs, drink wheat beers instead, dummy."
But, I really like IPAs, and even though I wouldn't have drank one last night if I had been given a choice of beer, I drank one. And today, importantly, I don't have a hangover!
This is great:
I am going to talk about many topics that we all know have so much in common:
Anarchism Poliamory BDSM and Free Software
They are all, after all:
People Consensually Doing Things Together
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Fucking acupuncture is automatically allowed by HSA rules but not supplements?
- 36% of UK citizens find their job meaningless.
- Men more likely than women (42% vs 32%)
- Yet, "most of those who said they found their job to be meaningless said it was unlikely they would change it in the next year – 53 per cent – compared to 35 per cent who said they would consider it.
“You get people saying that they get nothing out their job but they like the people they work with – that’s the weakest argument for work you can have. Join a club, a community centre, get a hobby.” - David GraeberShow all 5 repliesClubs, community work and hobbies are nice, but who can find the time? You don't paid for that stuff. If you have a workplace with people you like, that ain't half bad.
One of the weird assumptions of the 21st century is that there is a decent overlap between stuff that needs to get done to have a non-collapsing societ and stuff that is rewarding to do.
That said, if you can find rewarding work, that's awesome, and we should probably all hope for it and work toward that goal, for ourselves and for others. Let the machines to the drudgery at any opportunity (even if it kills "job opportunities"!). But in the meantime, keep that bread rolling in, you'll be better off for it. You know, unless you won't.
I was in an electrical store the other day with my mother and the staff member who was to help my mother buy a new dishwasher couldn't even bother to promptly help her. She and I walked out the store because of it. The shop was empty and it had plenty of staff. We purchased the dishwasher online instead.
- 36% of UK citizens find their job meaningless.
OK, I'll admit, I'm actually impressed that Hillary Clinton's staff ran their own self-hosted email service.
Claes Wallin (韋嘉誠) shared this.I been thinking that since I saw the first headlines about it. Haven't ever read beyond those. Is that what they were doing, or just some hosted thing not controlled by the federal government? If they were actually self-hosting, maybe there are some posts to be discovered asking why gmail is marking their emails as spam and such. :)I've inferred from the noise that the mail was handled on servers under federal physical protection, so definitely not some random cloud. Her stated reason was to not need another phone, so I guess it was the Clinton Foundation's servers or something like that.
The Baffler is my new favorite long form magazine.
"What are billionaires for? It’s time we sussed out a plausible answer to this question, as their numbers ratchet upward across the globe, impervious to the economic setbacks suffered by mere mortals, and their “good works” ooze across the fair land. The most recent count from Forbes reports a record 1,826 of these ten-figure, market-cornering Croesuses, with familiar North American brands holding down the top three spots: Bill Gates, Carlos Slim, and Warren Buffett. Esteemed newcomers to the list include Uber kingpin Travis Kalanick, boasting $5.3 billion in net worth; gay-baiting, evangelical artery-hardeners Dan and Bubba Cathy, of Chick-fil-A fame ($3.2 billion); and Russ Weiner, impresario of the antifreeze-by-another-name energy drink Rockstar ($2.1 billion). For the first time, too, Mark Zuckerberg has cracked the elite Top 20 of global wealth; in fact, fellow Californians, most following Zuckerberg’s savvy footsteps into digital rentiership, account for 23 of the planet’s new billionaires and 131 of the total number—more than supplied by any nation apart from China and the Golden State’s host country, a quaint former republic known as the United States."
“We walk a fine line,” says Nussenbaum, who received venture funding from finance giant UBS. “Big banks are huge financial supporters of VFA.”Show all 7 replies
"A PayPal for landlords wouldn’t cut it. So last fall Castle pivoted from a standalone app into a full-fledged property management service for real estate owners. For a monthly $79 per unit, Castle now makes repairs, screens tenants, balances the books—even handles evictions. “We already have a deal worked out with an eviction lawyer for a preferential rate,” Nussenbaum tells me.""
"“The majority of our labor force will be this on-demand workforce, not directly employed by Castle,” he says. "
"Take Silicon Valley, the epicenter of the startup economy. According to University of California–Davis economist Chris Benner, Silicon Valley’s net job creation since 1998 is essentially nil. Though the average tech worker’s salary tops $100,000, nearly a third of the Valley’s working population subsists on less than $16 an hour. Gini inequality measures put the region on par with Rwanda."FWIW huge boards are pretty common, used for maximizing donations and representation of various constituencies, in theory, but work done by small committee(s). Off the top of my head see https://www.sfmoma.org/about/about_bot and http://www.spur.org/about/leadership
Error at top of http://web.archive.org/web/20150809015937/http://ventureforamerica.org/
1) Tor's ED thinks Facebook or Google should "take over" Tor?
2) holy shit this website is horrible (popups, etc)
Mike Linksvayer likes this.The writing is somewhat better than the site, perhaps. Found http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/21/tor-aphex-twin-taylor-swift where the former Tor ED is quoted:
But as mainstream popularity grows, and publicity stunts attract hundreds of thousands more people on the network, Tor will inevitably become strained. The foundation, a not-for-profit organisation which oversees the open-source standard, can only stave off that moment for a certain length of time; eventually, it will have to hand responsibility for building out the infrastructure to a bigger company. Lewman compares Tor’s position now to “the people who wrote TCP/IP, the basic IP stacks you rely on to get on the internet.” They came up with the idea, but it was “the networking companies [who] figured it out” and managed to come up with the internet as we know it. Tor exists “to do research and development of online privacy. “And if Google or Facebook or Twitter or [Russian social network] VKontakte or [Chinese social network] QQ or one of these massive internet companies said “hey let’s look at Tor, what could we do to deploy Tor on our own networks, integrated into our own products”, they’ve got a lot of really smart people. They’ll figure it out.”
Greg Grossmeier likes this.Heh, "Former Executive Director" is a title https://www.torproject.org/about/corepeople.html.en
The quote itself is a giant type error. Tor is both a piece of open source software and a protocol. Anyone can implement the protocol any time they like. Anyone can fork the software any time they like. There is no need to hand responsibility to anyone -- responsibility is there for the taking whenever you want it.
Every now and then I come across a link to a webpage that no longer exists for the usual reasons (owner died/stopped paying for hosting, whatever).
I then use the Wayback Machine to look at what is no longer findable by 99.99999% of internet users. Most times I do this I find content that makes me sad it is no longer findable.
I really appreciate the Wayback Machine but... I also feel extremely saddened that the internet moved from distributed personal/small group websites to huge platforms like Wikipedia or Medium or Facebook.
The character of those small websites was what made them special. It's something you can't duplicate on FB.
This kind of thing concerns me. How much should we bother investing in properly and clearly writing about something now if our work will be gone in a few years? Sad, that. If you spend a good amount of time producing high quality material, here's to hoping it doesn't disappear into the void any time soon.
In many cases I specifically try to get my work shared in a myriad of ways. Everything can go on my website, and a lot of stuff can go on other free services, too. Wikimedia Commons and Archive.org are my two favorite such sites at the moment. It's slightly different, but Wikipedia and Wikivoyage are of a related character. We can use larger free services as a kind of backup. It's not a total solution, but it helps.
Worth the long read.
To me, this confirms my bias that humans can't safely manage any resource at the scale of 10s of millions of people and 6 or so states and two countries. The only solution at a point becomes too drastic to name.
Neither utopian governments nor utopian self-reliant collectives/compounds (depending on your inclination) will be able to manage it.
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The "tragedy of the commons" often cited and basically at work here, that is dismissing the ideas of well managed Commons ressources, is falsely based on a "free for all" scheme and not a structure of governance like described by Elinor Oestrom and others... yes, it's complicated to put in place but no, letting down and falling for totalitarian idea is just a lack of courage and imagination...
When offlineimap runs against our gmail-host work email, I'm getting this error sporadically:
WARNING: Aborting folder sync 'bugs' [acc: 'WMF'] Reason was: Error SELECTing mailbox 'bugs', server reply: ('NO', ['System Error (Failure)'])
ugh... just "NO"? Thanks google.
My imapfilter runs for my work (gmail) account are timing out when searching for the X-List-Admistrivia header, eg:
listadminstaff = WMF.staff:contain_field('X-List-Administrivia', 'yes') WMF.staff:move_messages(WMF['ListAdmin'], listadminstaff)
This is a new occurrence starting as of yesterday.
Maybe I should not be a listadmin on so many lists?