- .oO So you think you saw a picture of a black hole today, eh?
The Weird Stuff
I run into the strangest things online:
Agency working to reduce open defecation in Solomon Islands. (2019, March 29). Retrieved March 28, 2019, from Radio New Zealand website: https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/385850/agency-working-to-reduce-open-defecation-in-solomon-islands
Brislen, P. (2019, March 25). Christchurch mosque attacks: How to regulate social media. Retrieved March 25, 2019, from Radio New Zealand website: https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/chch-terror/385540/christchurch-mosque-attacks-how-to-regulate-social-media
bryaneverly. (2019, March 13). Well, it’s been a while – falling in love with OpenBSD again. Retrieved March 23, 2019, from FunctionallyParanoid.com website: https://functionallyparanoid.com/2019/03/13/well-its-been-a-while-falling-in-love-with-openbsd-again/
Charles, M. (2018). Improving Lives Globally Through An Application of Sociocultural Communication Theory to Online Education (SSRN Scholarly Paper No. ID 3261661). Retrieved from Social Science Research Network website: https://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=3261661
Chen, C. (2019, March 19). ISPs in AU and NZ start censoring the internet without legal precedent. Retrieved March 23, 2019, from Private Internet Access Blog website: https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2019/03/isps-in-au-and-nz-start-censoring-the-internet-without-legal-precedent/
Espiner, G. (2019, March 27). Were NZ’s intelligence agencies looking in the wrong direction? Retrieved March 28, 2019, from Radio New Zealand website: https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/on-the-inside/385670/guyon-espiner-were-nz-s-intelligence-agencies-looking-in-the-wrong-direction
Farivar, C. (2012, July 12). Internet content blocking travels downstream, affects unwary users. Retrieved March 23, 2019, from Ars Technica website: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/07/internet-content-blocking-travels-downstream-affects-unwary-users/
Fedorov, A. (2019). Cinema in the Mirror of the Soviet and Russian Film Criticism (SSRN Scholarly Paper No. ID 3340958). Retrieved from Social Science Research Network website: https://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=3340958
Fingas, J. (2019, March 18). New Zealand ISPs block websites hosting Christchurch shooting video. Retrieved March 23, 2019, from Engadget website: https://www.engadget.com/2019/03/18/new-zealand-isps-block-sites-hosting-shooting-video/
Florida mayor declares presidential bid. (2019, March 28). Retrieved from https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47736604
Gallagher, S. (2019, March 27). Trump signs executive order to make America greater than EMPs. Retrieved March 28, 2019, from Ars Technica website: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/03/trump-signs-executive-order-to-make-america-resilient-to-emps/
Gorman, A. (2019, March 12). ‘Medieval’ Diseases Flare As Unsanitary Living Conditions Proliferate. Retrieved March 23, 2019, from Kaiser Health News website: https://khn.org/news/medieval-diseases-flare-as-unsanitary-living-conditions-proliferate/
Hollister, S. (2019, March 16). Sky New Zealand yanks Sky Australia after Christchurch footage sparks outrage. Retrieved March 23, 2019, from The Verge website: https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/16/18268213/sky-new-zealand-yanks-sky-australia-after-christchurch-footage-sparks-outrage
Katinakis, N. (2019, March 19). Blocking websites hosting footage of the Christchurch terrorist attack. Retrieved March 23, 2019, from Telstra Exchange website: https://exchange.telstra.com.au/blocking-websites-hosting-footage-christchurch/
Kellat, S. M. (2019, March 25). External Thinking. Retrieved March 28, 2019, from Signal Splatter website: http://skellat.freeshell.org/blog/archive/2019/03/External_Thinking.html
Kelly, M. (2019, March 18). New Zealand ISPs are blocking sites that do not remove Christchurch shooting video. Retrieved March 23, 2019, from The Verge website: https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/18/18271511/new-zealand-isp-blocking-sites-christchurch-shooting-video-removal-4chan-8chan-liveleak
Kramer, M. (2017, September 27). Text-only news sites are slowly making a comeback. Here’s why. Retrieved March 23, 2019, from Poynter website: https://www.poynter.org/tech-tools/2017/text-only-news-sites-are-slowly-making-a-comeback-heres-why/
Lee, D. (2019, March 28). Does Silicon Valley care about journalism? Retrieved March 28, 2019, from Notes from Silicon Valley website: http://davelee.me/2019/03/does-silicon-valley-care-about-journalism/
Lynch, S. N., & Wolfe, J. (2019, March 23). Explainer: How much of the Mueller report must U.S. attorney... Reuters. Retrieved from https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-disclosure-explainer-idUSKCN1R32S2
Ndedi, A., Amoa, R. L., & Kewe, L. (2019). Challenges in Giving the Voice to Billions of Peoples: The Case of Facebook (SSRN Scholarly Paper No. ID 3336946). Retrieved from Social Science Research Network website: https://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=3336946
Paredes, D. (2019, March 17). NZ ISPs block websites with footage of Christchurch shooting. Retrieved March 23, 2019, from CIO New Zealand website: https://www.cio.co.nz/article/658895/nz-isps-block-websites-footage-christchurch-shooting/
Pearce, J. M. (2018). How to Perform a Literature Review with Free and Open Source Software (SSRN Scholarly Paper No. ID 3331153). Retrieved from Social Science Research Network website: https://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=3331153
Pelosi calls Mueller report summary “insufficient,” seeks full report. (2019, March 23). Reuters. Retrieved from https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-pelosi-idUSKCN1R40OO
Pierog, K. (2019, March 28). Court ruling in Puerto Rico bankruptcy fans revenue bond fears. Reuters. Retrieved from https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-puertorico-bonds-idUSKCN1R92MF
Smout, A. (2019, March 23). Brexit mayday? PM May’s ministers move to oust her, Sunday Times says. Reuters. Retrieved from https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-idUSKCN1R40DJ
US-Mexico border “at breaking point.” (2019, March 28). Retrieved from https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47736603
Van Horn, G. (2019, March 28). DOD Provisional Timeslot on WWV and WWVH. Retrieved March 28, 2019, from Shortwave Central website: https://mt-shortwave.blogspot.com/2019/03/dod-provisional-timeslot-on-wwv-and-wwvh.html
White House backing Puerto Rico’s oversight board: WSJ. (2019, March 28). Reuters. Retrieved from https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-puertorico-idUSKCN1R92O4
Witherspoon, T. (2019a, March 27). Radio World: Bryan Broadcasting Asks FCC to Allow All-Digital AM. Retrieved March 28, 2019, from The SWLing Post website: https://swling.com/blog/2019/03/radio-world-bryan-broadcasting-asks-fcc-to-allow-all-digital-am/
Witherspoon, T. (2019b, March 28). USAGM’s increased audience: a side-effect of changing measurement methodology. Retrieved March 28, 2019, from The SWLing Post website: https://swling.com/blog/2019/03/usagms-increased-audience-a-side-effect-of-changing-measurement-methodology/
- Spam email from pega.com starts with this line:
"Open source or proprietary software? Why limit yourself to one when you can have both?"
Wow. I can't even.
"Good health or unexpected meteorite strike? Why limit yourself to one when you can have both?"
- .oO I've decided to become a power vegetarian
from now, I'm only going to eat green power plants
solar and wind are my favorites
Moving away from Facebook - ProcessOne
ProcessOne is a company deeply invested in building the Open Internet. We build ejabberd, a leading Open Source product, implementing the XMPP protocol, an IETF standard. It is used around the world to power tens of thousands of instances, used for community servers, small companies or huge internet services. We also support MQTT and SIP standards, all of which are used to power interoperable services.
If you read “Become A Facebook-Free Business“, by DHH from Signal v. Noise, it becomes painfully apparent that even having a minimal presence on Facebook is not helping the Open Internet.
That’s why we decided to join this Basecamp’s initiative and remove our fanpages from Facebook, as well as the Facebook links we had on our websites. We hope this statement will help promote a more open and decentralized web. We invite you to join us in having a Facebook-free online presence. If you used to follow us through Facebook, I now suggest you subscribe to our RSS feed on our blog.
- .oO North Pole retaliates against US-led coup in Venezuela, and freezes US assets with Polar Vortex
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- Everyone is panicking over that China has backdoored the BMC ... but hey, we can accept Intel AMT backdoor because it is made-in-USA? Don't you dare forget the superpowers are all equally guilty of supply chain hacks. NSA invented it first. https://blog.f-secure.com/intel-amt-security-issue/
- I think the new re-numbering system proposed by Wi-Fi Alliance is a good thing as it makes it easier for the consumers to understand. https://www.wi-fi.org/news-events/newsroom/wi-fi-alliance-introduces-wi-fi-6
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- CloudFlare releases torrent-like tool called Interplanetary File System. https://blog.cloudflare.com/distributed-web-gateway/
Stephen Michael Kellat shared this.Did you phrase that sarcastically, or are you just not aware of what https://ipfs.io/ is?There is a https://gateway.ipfs.io/ already, but it's a bit underpowered. The real solution around that is to access IPFS natively, using your own peer. Cloudflare would prefer that you send all your supposedly decentralized data straight through their datacenter instead, where they can report your activities to their overlords.Cloudflare: Recentralizing the redecentralized web, one service at a time.
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- Why it is hard to have a single conversation with more than four people. https://qz.com/work/1388086/why-cant-more-than-four-people-have-a-conversation-at-once/
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