Karl Fogel kfogel@identi.ca

Chicago, United States

see http://red-bean.com/kfogel

  • 2019-10-14T18:15:00Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    "China announces new program to drive development of end-to-end steganographic encryption."


  • 2019-10-10T21:45:14Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Well, that got epic surprisingly quickly:


    Getting this developer on the "do not buy" list for federal agencies that is kept by GSA and the DoD seems like a next step. I really don't want this person's work being utilized by any federal agency.

    Stephen Michael Kellat at 2019-10-10T23:54:17Z

  • 2019-10-10T21:44:40Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    I wish news orgs wouldn't keep saying "two associates of Rudy Giuiani were arrested at Dulles Airport today". The "were arrested" is OK in normal times, but with the President at war with U.S. law enforcement agencies, it's important to say *who* arrested them (FBI, I presume).
  • 2019-10-09T17:31:51Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Former DoJ official in the George W. Bush administration, who is also former General Counsel to *Sen. Marco Rubio*, goes on the record saying that Trump's non-cooperation letter makes no legal sense.

    Let that sink in.


    @greggnunziata said “This letter is bananas.”  He's right, of course. I'm just so accustomed to hearing anyone with deep GOP connections deny the obvious that I was surprised when Gregg Nunziata simply said what is true. Bravo for him. I hope this is a trend in the GOP.


  • 2019-10-09T15:31:50Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

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  • 2019-10-08T15:24:34Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Hey, @mikeloukides -- fan with a comment: new restrictive licenses do not "raise significant questions about the meaning of open source" any more than selling broccoli and calling it peaches raises significant questions about the meaning of peaches.


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  • 2019-10-08T14:56:27Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Hi, @n8n_io. Your home page and README claim that the software is "open source", but the license is not an #opensource license. Please don't dilute this widely-accepted and well-defined term. https://github.com/n8n-io/n8n-website-github/issues/1

    (The home page I'm referring to is https://n8n.io/.)

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  • 2019-10-01T15:35:00Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    .@JoshTPM is so right here. Every time I hear a reporter refer to "the Biden family's dealings in Ukraine" or "investigate the Bidens" I gag a little: repeating a lie is the opposite of fair and fact-based reporting.


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    after all the "reporting" on Assange, Snowden, Lula, and Stallman, I'm a bit surprised there's still any such gag left

    Alexandre Oliva at 2019-10-01T20:35:52Z

  • 2019-09-30T14:42:46Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    I've met many imps.  And when I meet an imp each time I always say I'm fine.  They ask me if I were a fruit, which fruit would I be?  "I'm peach!" I say... yes, I'm peach all the way.
  • 2019-09-26T22:49:31Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    I'd just like to say that @TPM is rocking the house in their coverage of this whistleblower revelation: near-real-time updates, excellent analysis, and frequent summaries/timelines so that those of us who don't do this for a living can still keep the big picture in view
  • 2019-09-25T17:17:08Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    I just got a password-reset-attempt confirmation email from @KeybaseIO. I did not initiate any password reset process.

    Good luck to whoever is trying to hack in to my account. I generated that password with a quantum computer, so you'll need a meta-quantum computer to break it.

    Or a sonic screwdriver + a TARDIS 😎

    JanKusanagi at 2019-09-25T17:27:17Z

  • 2019-09-23T17:34:03Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Hi, @datawheel. On https://opensourcecompass.io/about it says that the source code for the site is released under GPLv3, but I can't find an actual link to the code anywhere. I'd love to know where it is (and of course even better if the About page were updated to give the link).

  • 2019-09-23T17:21:34Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    It's hard to know where even to start unpacking the various confusions propagated in this article. I guess the main one is: ceasing to link to something from a web page you control is unrelated to copyright ownership claims. Let's just start there.


    And: if you run a business that depends on certain open source software, you should really keep copies of that software somewhere safe -- somewhere that you control.

    Karl Fogel at 2019-09-23T17:23:32Z

  • 2019-09-19T21:13:52Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Soft prediction:

    The whistleblower is either one of the translators or someone who works with the translators.

  • 2019-09-10T18:23:44Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    I just discovered http://usb.business/. If @theRealFitz does it, then I do too -- WWFD being my guiding principle since the last millennium.

    In fact, I think I'll make sure that I plug *every* USB drive into *every* USB port on *every* computer I own, just to be safe.

  • 2019-09-10T18:08:57Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    You know your Presidency is in trouble when firing John Bolton is a bad idea.

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    By contrast, Mike Pompeo seems to have stayed in Trump's good graces since Day One.

    This is not a compliment to Pompeo.

    Karl Fogel at 2019-09-10T18:10:01Z

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    » Karl Fogel:

    “By contrast, Mike Pompeo seems to have stayed in Trump's good graces since Day One.


    This is not a compliment to Pompeo.”

    My departmental secretary is quite effectively an American Rasputin and is probably the most consequential holder of his cabinet portfolio since perhaps Andrew Mellon or Henry Morgenthau Jr.

    Stephen Michael Kellat at 2019-09-13T02:26:17Z

  • 2019-09-07T17:21:12Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    I can't remember when I last saw as much confusing and idiosyncratic redefinition as I just found in the "Controversy" and "Manifest" sections at https://www.fosshub.com/about.html (@Foss_Hub).

    What's the point of even using words if you're going to use them differently from everyone else?

  • 2019-09-07T16:37:07Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    This is so clever, and so educational, that my socks almost exploded. Try it. Your mind will be boggled (unless you were already a geographer with expertise-adjusted intuition.)


  • 2019-09-06T22:34:28Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Is there a correlation between whether someone did/didn't vote for Donald Trump and whether they think infinite scroll is better than pagination?

    Asking for a friend...