Anarchist Quotes mastodon (AP)
Emancipation or non-emancipation of woman, emancipation or non-emancipation of man -- what does it mean? Is it that by nature one has rights and the other has no rights?
-- Joseph Dejacque

#anarchism #quote #bot

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John Stockwell: To pay for the arms race the nation has to cut thousands of social programs, ... The nation cannot go wild on military expenditures and also afford to care for old people, poor people, disabled people, farmers, or students.

Protestation (Quotes) friendica (via ActivityPub)
John Stockwell: The owners of the Washington Post long ago acknowledged that the Post is the government's voice to the people. In 1981, Katherine Graham, who owns the Post and Newsweek announced that her editors would "cooperate with the national security interests." National security in this context means "CIA."

lucky🍀 mastodon (AP)
Rideshare drivers are striking today, July 21st. Midnight to midnight

Kochkunst Ebooks mastodon (AP)
Sie arbeitet mit der Nadel wie eine todte Katze.
Kochkunst Ebooks mastodon (AP)
Ob ich mich gleich meines Sommeraufenthaltes in Wien, wo ich kaum ein paarmal ohne Musik dinirte, mit Lust erin- nere ich mich der Pein, bei Tische eben so zu sagen, gleich drei Liter und dieses zum Kochen bzw.

CryptGoat mastodon (AP)
Still using #uMatrix? You might want to reconsider as there is a vulnerability that will remain unfixed (since uMatrix is unmaintained for quite a while now). A workaround is available, though:

#Security #Privacy
Cool, thanks! :sparkles_indigo:
ulif mastodon (AP)
looks like there have been three releases of #umatrix in the last two days. 1.4.2 seems to address the beforehand mentioned problem, current release is 1.4.4 with more fixes. The GitHub repo, however, is still in archived state. Great service from #RaymondHill 😀

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John Stockwell: The so-called "defense" corporations are multinational conglomerates that have no great loyalty to the United States; they are in fact no longer U.S. corporations but transnational entities loyal only to themselves.

Protestation (Quotes) friendica (via ActivityPub)
John Stockwell: Now more clearly than ever, the CIA, with its related institutions, is exposed as an agency of destabilization and repression. Throughout its history, it has organized secret wars that killed millions of people in the Third World who had no capability of doing physical harm to the United States.

Kranfahrer mastodon (AP)
Sonnenaufgang im Aartal😎
Wald und Wiesenlandschaft mit aufgehender Sonne. im unteren Bereich nebelige Graslandschaft.

Protestation (Quotes) friendica (via ActivityPub)
John Stockwell: As the Praetorian Guard, fighting wars for multinational interests while also paying for such adventures, our relative economic stability, domestic social and material infrastructure, and the freedom and liberties of the American people may all be forfeited.

Anarchist Quotes mastodon (AP)
A government that shall punish all vices impartially is so obviously an impossibility, that nobody was ever found, or ever will be found, foolish enough to propose it.
-- Lysander Spooner

#anarchism #quote #bot

Protestation (Quotes) friendica (via ActivityPub)
John Stockwell: Since 1954, however, we have not parachuted teams into the Soviet Union - our number one enemy - to destabilize that country... Neither do we run these violent operations in England, France, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, or Switzerland. Since the mid-1950s they have all been conducted in Third World countries where governments do not have the power to force the United States to stop its brutal and destabilizing campaigns.

Csepp 🚱 mastodon (AP)
Apparently I'm a masochist because I started working on this:

Hopefully date and time handling won't drive me mad before 1.0. 🙃

Motivation: there is no way to use your #PinePhone as an alarm clock, even though it's a feature even 15+ year old handsets handle with ease. The GUI part is fine, GNOME has that covered, but it can't handle the RTC alarm just yet. systemd units can do it, but my main distros use #Shepherd (#Guix) and #OpenRC. So I'm rolling my own for both.

Luke Smith peertube (AP)

Matrix vs. XMPP: Which is Better for Actually Secure Messaging? (Unlike Telegram, Whatsapp, etc.)

Matrix and XMPP are the two (only) actually good, end-to-end encrypted and secure messaging software standards. Matrix is probably a little easier to use, but XMPP is realistically a better standard for reasons I explain here.

Regardless, Matrix and XMPP are massive improvements over Telegram, Whatsapp, Signal, traditional SMS/text and email. The are free, open-source and decentralized software which can be self-hosted, and offer real and well-vetted E2E (end-to-end) encryption.

I had done a write-up of this on my website too, if you prefer:

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Tio friendica (via ActivityPub)
So I am now more convinced to go ahead with our Matrix instance haha. That's because I cannot find a good Yunohost application that lets users easily create an XMPP account + use a proper chat for it with video/audio call support and such. Plus a proper and feature full client. XMPP sounds great but....Matrix seems like a proper messenger that has all you need.

If anyone wants to give it a try

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Serial Swatter Who Caused Death Gets Five Years in Prison

A 18-year-old Tennessee man who helped set in motion a fraudulent distress call to police that lead to the death of a 60-year-old grandfather in 2020 was sentenced to 60 months in prison today.

60-year-old Mark Herring died of a heart attack after police surrounded his home in response to a swatting attack.

Shane Sonderman, of Lauderdale County, Tenn. admitted to conspiring with a group of criminals that’s been “swatting” and harassing people for months in a bid to coerce targets into giving up their valuable Twitter and Instagram usernames.

At Sonderman’s sentencing hearing today, prosecutors told the court the defendant and his co-conspirators would text and call targets and their families, posting their personal information online and sending them pizzas and other deliveries of food as a harassment technique.

Other victims of the group told prosecutors their tormentors further harassed them by making false reports of child abuse to social services local to the target’s area, and false reports in the target’s name to local suicide prevention hotlines.

Eventually, when subjects of their harassment refused to sell or give up their Twitter and Instagram usernames, Sonderman and others would swat their targets — or make a false report to authorities in the target’s name with the intention of sending a heavily armed police response to that person’s address.

For weeks throughout March and April 2020, 60-year-old Mark Herring of Bethpage, Tenn. started receiving text messages asking him to give up his @Tennessee Twitter handle. When he ignored the requests, Sonderman and his buddies began having food delivered to their home via cash on delivery.

At one point, Sonderman posted Herring’s home address in a Discord chat room used by the group, and a minor in the United Kingdom quickly followed up by directing a swatting attack on Herring’s home.

Ann Billings was dating Mr. Herring and was present when the police surrounded his home. She recalled for the Tennessee court today how her friend died shortly thereafter of a heart attack.

Billings said she first learned of the swatting when a neighbor called and asked why the street was lined with police cars. When Mr. Herring stepped out on the back porch to investigate, police told him to put his hands up and to come to the street.

Unable to disengage a lock on his back fence, Herring was instructed to somehow climb over the fence with his hands up.

“He was starting to get more upset,” Billings recalled. “He said, ‘I’m a 60-year-old fat man and I can’t do that.'”

Billings said Mr. Herring then offered to crawl under a gap in the fence, but when he did so and stood up, he collapsed of a heart attack. Herring died at a nearby hospital soon after.

Mary Frances Herring, who was married to Mr. Herring for 28 years, said her late husband was something of a computer whiz in his early years who secured the @Tennessee Twitter handle shortly after Twitter came online. Internet archivist Jason Scott says Herring was the creator of the successful software products Sparkware and QWIKMail; Scott has 2 hours worth of interviews with Herring from 20 years ago here.

Perhaps the most poignant testimony today came when Ms. Herring said her husband — who was killed by people who wanted to steal his account — had a habit of registering new Instagram usernames as presents for friends and family members who’d just had children.

“If someone was having a baby, he would ask them, ‘What are your naming the baby?’,” Ms. Herring said. “And he would get them that Instagram name and give it to them as a gift.”

Valerie Dozono also was an early adopter of Instagram, securing the two-letter username “VD” for her initials. When Dozono ignored multiple unsolicited offers to buy the account, she and many family and friends started getting unrequested pizza deliveries at all hours.

When Dozono continued to ignore her tormentors, Sonderman and others targeted her with a “SIM-swapping attack,” a scheme in which fraudsters trick or bribe employees at wireless phone companies into redirecting the target’s text messages and phone calls to a device they control. From there, the attackers can reset the password for any online account that allows password resets via SMS.

But it wasn’t the subsequent bomb threat that Sonderman and friends called in to her home that bothered Dozono most. It was the home invasion that was ordered at her address using strangers on social media.

Dozono said Sonderman created an account on Grindr — the location-based social networking and dating app for gay, bi, trans and queer people — and set up a rendezvous at her address with an unsuspecting Grindr user who was instructed to waltz into her home as if he was invited.

“This gentleman was sent to my home thinking someone was there, and he was given instructions to walk into my home,” Dozono said.

The court heard from multiple other victims targeted by Sonderman and friends over a two-year period. Including Shane Glass, who started getting harassed in 2019 over his @Shane Instagram handle. Glass told the court that endless pizza deliveries, as well as SIM swapping and swatting attacks left him paranoid for months that his assailant could be someone stalking him nearby.

Judge Mark Norris said Sonderman’s agreement to plead to one count of extortion by threat of serious injury or damage carries with it a recommended sentence of 27 to 33 months in prison. However, the judge said other actions by the defendant warranted up to 60 months (5 years) in prison.

Sonderman might have been eligible to knock a few months off his sentence had he cooperated with investigators and refrained from committing further crimes while out on bond.

But prosecutors said that shortly after his release, Sonderman went right back to doing what he was doing when he got caught. Investigators who subpoenaed his online communications found he’d logged into the Instagram account “FreeTheSoldiers,” which was known to have been used by the group to harass people for their social media handles.

Sonderman was promptly re-arrested for violating the terms of his release, and prosecutors played for the court today a recording of a phone call Sonderman made from jail in which he brags to a female acquaintance that he wiped his mobile phone two days before investigators served another search warrant on his home.

Sonderman himself read a lengthy statement in which he apologized for his actions, blaming his “addiction” on several psychiatric conditions — including bipolar disorder. While his recitation was initially monotone and practically devoid of emotion, Sonderman eventually broke down in tears that made the rest of his statement difficult to hear over the phone-based conference system the court made available to reporters.

The bipolar diagnoses was confirmed by his mother, who sobbed as she simultaneously begged the court for mercy while saying her son didn’t deserve any.

Judge Norris said he was giving Sonderman the maximum sentenced allowed by law under the statute — 60 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release, but implied that his sentence would be far harsher if the law permitted.

“Although it may seem inadequate, the law is the law,” Norris said. “The harm it caused, the death and destruction….it’s almost unspeakable. This is not like cases we frequently have that involve guns and carjacking and drugs. This is a whole different level of insidious criminal behavior here.”

Sonderman’s sentence pales in comparison to the 20-year prison time handed down in 2019 to serial swatter Tyler Barriss, a California man who admitted making a phony emergency call to police in late 2017 that led to the shooting death of an innocent Kansas resident.

Protestation (Quotes) friendica (via ActivityPub)
R. Palme Dutt: Lenin showed that imperialism is moribund capitalism, that imperialism is the eve of the Lenin on imperialism socialist revolution of the proletariat. In his work on the foundations of Leninism, Stalin points out that Marx and Engels lived and fought at a time when imperialism had not yet developed, in a period of the preparation of the proletariat for revolution, whereas Lenin's revolutionary activity was effected within the period of developed imperialism, the period of the unfolding proletarian revolution. Leninism is the further development of Marxism under new conditions, under the conditions of the epoch of imperialism and proletarian revolutions. It follows, therefore, that at this time one cannot be a Marxist without being a Leninist. It also follows that to deny the Leninist theory of imperialism is to break away entirely from Marxism. It is clear from this that any distortion or mistake in the theory of imperialism inevitably means a break with revolutionary Marxism-Leninism.

khm mastodon (AP)
autonomous vehicles research is a scientific area of inquiry with the goal of making cars susceptible to the same pranks as wile e. coyote
a cartoon coyote preparing to sprint into a rock wall with a picture of a tunnel painted on it

Norbert Tretkowski mastodon (AP)
"Die Grünen haben ein detailliertes und ehrliches Programm für #Klimaschutz in allen Bereichen, auch die Linken setzen hier Schwerpunkte, fokussiert auf den Aspekt der sozialen Gerechtigkeit."
Norbert Tretkowski mastodon (AP)
Das sieht zumindest der Plan der GRÜNEN so vor.
Michael Vogel friendica (via ActivityPub)
Wie sieht das dann eigentlich mit der Abgabe beim Gewerbe aus? Die müssten ja auch mehr zahlen - aber würden sie auch Geld zurückerhalten?

Iron Bug friendica
а ещё есть проблема: когда у тебя открыты несколько чрутов на нескольких машинах, то иногда сложно понять, кто есть ху. я тупо сделала в рутах файлы с маркировкой, что это чрут такой-то, на такой-то машине, в нём такая-то libc. пока ничего более умного я не придумала.
Iron Bug friendica
при этом собирать сборки для glibc в окружении musl он отказывается. в этом, собственно, и проблема. я думала его обмануть, но это не канает. может, и можно как-то сделать. я даже читала статью, как один программист сделал в Void обе библиотеки - и musl, и glibc, и линковал с ними разные программы, которые в его системе работали вместе. но это те ещё танцы с бубном.
Юниксоид mastodon (AP)
вопрос дилетанта: chroot, конечно работает - он стабильный и проверенный временем. Но есть же и другие системы разделения окружений. Например, тот же cgroup механизм не помогает? Ну или вообще встраиваемый Линукс нельзя в контейнеры/виртуалки/эмуляторы сама знаешь какие?

Behold, it's a soft friend.
It's 0182.jpg, a cute plushie.

anarchy soon pls

Alle reden vom Klima, wir ruinieren es. CDU

Die Sendung mit der Maus damals zum Hochwasser 2001.

"Jeder kennt die Bilder von überschwemmten Städten und Gemeinden bei Hochwasser. Aber wie kommt es dazu, dass Flüsse wie der Rhein, die Elbe oder die Donau über die Ufer treten? Wir erzählen, wie Hochwasser entsteht und was man dagegen tun kann."

Armin erklärt auch damals schon: durch den Klimawandel kommt es vermehrt und zu höheren Überschwemmungen.

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hoergen friendica (via ActivityPub)
Kommerzielle Raumfahrt
Raumfahrt ist längst zu einem Geschäft von mehreren hundert Milliarden Dollar im Jahr geworden. Schon heute ist ein großer Teil der Flüge zur Internationalen Raumstation kommerzieller Natur. Unternehmen lassen dort für neue Produkte forschen. Von Arthur Landwehr
hoergen friendica (via ActivityPub)
@Michael Vogel Auch wenn Bezos wie der größenwahnsinnige Bösewicht aus einem Batman Film klingt, so kann das sowieso nur die einzige Lösung für die Zukunft sein. Alleine Das Klima würde einen großen Strich durch die Rechnung machen, würde man weiterhin auf Großindustrie auf der Erde bauen. Und jetzt kommen wir wieder zu einem meiner Lieblingsthemen. Kryptowährung ist nämlich extrem gut geeignet für eine interstellare Währung.

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Journals retract papers following publication of university investigation by Retraction Watch

Two journals have retracted three papers by a former researcher at the University of Colorado Denver six weeks after Retraction Watch first revealed that the university had recommended correcting the research record in 2016. Another journal has issued an expression of concern for a paper flagged in the investigation. Despite a recommendation that nine different … Continue reading Journals retract papers following publication of university investigation by Retraction Watch

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