Here's the thing about whistleblowing: the person doing the whistling should be able to be completely anonymous BUT, the person they share the info with, well, probably shouldn't.
Reasoning: Why should I trust https://bayleaks.com ? Who is it? A whois doesn't help (privacyguard registration). Which "variety of media partners" do they work with?
Trust man. It's important. If you want anyone to take a chance on you, you need to show them they can trust you.
Why the hell does gdocs home (list of documents) disable middle-click (to open in a new tab)?
I hate hate hate gdocs.
I'm still not convinced in the "add more money to the money problem" line of reasoning:
j1mc likes this.I'm not convinced of the create infinite domains/websites promoting this particular line of reasoning line of reasoning. :)
I happened to watch recent Zephyr Teachout talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsOVl4tNok0 (because the Duke Law channel occasionally has interesting stuff, not because I follow the campaign finance debate closely), a pretty good talk, heavily in favor of public financing of elections, though didn't mention any particular scheme (such as the one promoted by infinite websites). To some extent she critiques all popular conceptions of the problem, including the 'it's really about inequality' one, though that seems to be what she really believes, as she would prefer to restructure the economy so as to get rid of large corporations; I think even mentioning that smaller entities face collective action problems in lobbying. That's not going to happen soon, but circling round to my pet cause, there's one thing that can be done to prospectively 'restructure' the future economy such that it isn't dominated by rent seeking giants which is so obvious I won't even mention in.
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Seriously, where is the Boxen (support) for GNU/Linux?
It's what I want, but OSX only (fucking github staff written).
Hey fellow nerds! Take care of your back!
I just came across this video (via my wife). I haven't read/seen anything else from this person (they seem to fit in the "use the net to build an empire to sell things" type based on their blog, but I'm not sure) BUT the basic basic basic techniques in the video are good.
I just did them today and well, my back does feel nice.
Maybe it's just "first 5 minutes after glow" but I also tend to have a very tense shoulder/upper back and I do think it helped.
That's it. Enjoy your back.
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I just wanted to say I'm super duper happy to see Kat on the FSF board.
Congrats FSF and Kat.
Obnam version 1.9 released. It's my little backup program.
Have you made a backup today?
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Guess what isn't dead yet: http://lwn.net/Articles/637120/rss
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More than a century ago, the Industrial Workers of the World, or Wobblies, called for the four-hour workday. Should we be considering something similar now? Kathi Weeks explores why radicals should envision a world where work is not central to our existence. She also discusses cutting the work week, without a cut in pay, and a basic guaranteed income. (Encore presentation.)
Listened to part of this episode today between errands. Was decent enough to share.
A new British study has found that plant growth and food webs are adversely affected by light pollution that comes from sources like older-style sodium vapor lights still found in many street lamps. The findings have provoked fears that there could be widespread and permanent impacts on wildlife and ecosystems from light pollution.
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2015-03-15T20:45:07Z via AndStatus To: PublicAmbulances with ads on the side. Welcome to market driven healthcare.
Can you use puppet (if not, what?) in a fully distributed (master-less/collective) way?
Explanation of what I mean: I'm thinking I should have each computer I maintain with puppet (laptops, vms) check out a full copy of the puppet (or what have you) repo so it's "backed up" across every place I can automatically.
(I would also periodically encrypt and rsync it somewhere I can't manage by puppet like glacier or what not for a true backup. And, of course, include it in a regular obnam backup of all personally hosted private repos.)
In the case that my laptop, or whatever vm I choose to be master, is run over by a truck would I be able to run puppet from any of the other machines to apply changes to all the others (ie: treat it as master)?
I'm thinking this in the way I think of "git-annex sync"; it doesn't matter which host I run it on, as long as all hosts are contactable from all other hosts (a fully connected graph) then a sync from any one will update the git repo and any new content on the others successfully.
My neighbor is doing some intense work around the house involving drilling/hacking into concrete (I think).
I work from home so I looked through the SomaFM list of stations and picked out the dubstep one to drown it out. I never listen to dubstep.
I realized in between songs that the sound of the concrete drilling was indistinguishable from the music; it was only then that I realized it wasn't actually from my headphones.
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Wikimedia Foundation files suit against NSA to challenge upstream mass surveillance
Today, the Wikimedia Foundation is filing suit against the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) of the United States . The lawsuit challenges the NSA’s mass surveillance program, and specifically its large-scale search and seizure of internet communications — frequently referred to as “upstream” surveillance. Our aim in filing this suit is to end this mass surveillance program in order to protect the rights of our users around the world. We are joined by eight other organizations  and represented by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The full complaint can be found here ( https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/foundation/4/44/Wikimedia_v._NSA_Complaint.pdf ).
Ok, let's say I want to have a few VMs out there on that intarnet thing to host some services for me. Things I want to host:
- a wordpress blog (because I'm too lazy to switch to something else)
- some public and some private git repos
- some cron jobs (with some python or php or bash or what not)
- an XMPP service (prosody probably)
- OpenID service
- I might get adventurous and host some other services like Mediagoblin or pump or some such
I want to do this The Right Way, which to me means something like Puppet/Chef/whatever. Am I wrong? Is that too complicated? Is there a better/easier way?
Am I wrong in my understanding of sandstorm that it doesn't manage multiple VM hosts (I know very little, only what the Demo shows me, and that demo doesn't have anything like "put this on this VM over here, and this other app on this other VM on this different VM provider")
Should I learn Haskell to use Propellor?
We live in the cambrian explosion of deployment tools, which is great but also shitty for people who want to find what works best for their use case.
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I wrote Propellor because of exactly this question; it was "easier" to write my own than evaluate all the stuff out there.
Of course, I did it knowing I'd be making it even harder for others to evaluate.
I guess what I'm saying is, ignore Propellor, or NIH like all us cool kids. :)
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