When asked about fears of automation in 1969, Arthur C. Clarke famously said that we shouldn't worry about automation: "the goal of the future is full unemployment, so we can play." I have never seen his answer quoted in full.

A Stingray may sound like something you encounter in the ocean.

Sorry to disappoint you. It's spy tech. eff.org/pages/cell-site-simula

Terraforming Mars into a habitable planet? - Socioforming Earth into a habitable planet!

"Did you know, for example, that a SIM can run apps and communicate over the mobile network entirely independently of the host phone? Or that the SIM is arguably more in control of the phone baseband than the phone’s “main” operating system? Or that SIMs can support TCP/IP and run a web server?"

mobiforge.com/news-comment/the

Permacomputing

This is a collection of random thoughts regarding the application of permacultural ideas to the computer world. (via @l03s ) viznut.fi/texts-en/permacomput

"Overthinking" network security keeps me awake after midnight. Everything is so broken.

RT @ruskin147@twitter.com

Now Bitcoin overtakes Argentina in annual energy use, and close to Norway

🐦🔗: twitter.com/ruskin147/status/1

Before you can do bad things to people with a clear conscience, you must dehumanise them. In Big Tech designers and developers can build systems that track, profile, and exploit people then go home to hug their kids because they’re not people to them, they’re “users” and “data.”

Birsan's insight was that if he created new, malicious libraries with the same names as the private ones, and put them on the public servers, then the build system might preferentially snag and incorporate his malicious code instead of the private ones.

Some build systems have a weak security measure: if a library is found in more than one repository, the system defaults to the one with the higher version-number, so Birsan gave his libraries version numbers like "9000.0.0."

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Let's make a thread of texts to radicalize the anarcho-curious in our lives. Please reply to this post with books, zines, articles, or videos. Bonus points for direct links and texts with accessible language.

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Raspberry Pi OS has turned into spyware for M$:
github.com/RPi-Distro/raspberr

And yes, they add M$'s repository key to APT's trusted database and add their repo to APT's repo list.
Without asking.
Or informing you via a NEWS file.

So now every time you do "apt[itude] update", M$ will know about it.

This isn't the first time that the #RaspberryPi Foundation changed your sources.list without asking: x0f.org/@FreePietje/1037994382

Fuck that.

#RPi

“The indictment of Mr. Assange threatens press freedom because much of the conduct described in the indictment is conduct that journalists engage in routinely — and that they must engage in in order to do the work the public needs them to do,” the letter said, adding: “News organizations frequently and necessarily publish classified information in order to inform the public of matters of profound public significance.” nytimes.com/2021/02/08/us/poli

Because the minute we are born
We're told what's right and wrong
Raised with certain morals
Never mentioned in their songs

As we grow up we find out that
The paths been neatly set
In a world of such destruction
We only can regret

Conflict - The Serenade is Dead
youtube.com/watch?v=RR_CdJF_G4

Guess who doesn't like the antifa (anti-fascist) movement. Yes, you guessed correctly, it's the fascists.

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fuck bitcoin. fuck bitcoin. fuck bitcoin. fuck bitcoin. fuck bitcoin. fuck bitcoin. fuck bitcoin. fuck bitcoin. fuck bitcoin. fuck bitcoin. fuck bitcoin. fuck bitcoin. fuck bitcoin. fuck bitcoin.

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