An Experiment

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Oct 262018
 

To all zero of my readers,

Actually writing things seems to be something I can’t muster up the will to do.

So I hacked up an rss plugin for wordpress last year to repost excepts from my tt-rss shared feed, but have left the posts it generates private. Since it’s OK if not ideal, I’m just gonna set the plugin to post publicly for now to see if it works out, and maybe as motivation to hurry up and finish tweaking the format, or writing a fresh plugin from scratch that only does what I need.

For now it will post every time I update my shared feed from tt-rss; I am leaning toward modifying it so that it collects all posts and makes a single daily entry, but I’ll see how this works first.

Jan 252021
 

Salim Abdool Karim was at a cricket match on December 26, Boxing Day, when he made the mistake of looking at his email. He had received a new report and the news wasn’t good. A heavily mutated coronavirus spotted in South Africa appeared to allow the virus to bind more tightly, and more easily, to human cells. Karim, an epidemiologist and lead covid-19 adviser to the South African government, knew what the report meant. It…

External feed Read More at the Source: https://www.technologyreview.com/2021/01/23/1016684/whether-jnj-vaccine-works-against-scary-south-african-coronavirus-variant/

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Jan 242021
 

Enlarge / If your phone knows where you are, the feds can, too. (credit: Luis Alvarez | Getty Images) The Defense Intelligence Agency, which provides military intelligence to the Department of Defense, confirmed in a memo that it purchases “commercially available” smartphone location data to gather information that would otherwise require use of a search warrant. The DIA “currently provides funding to another agency that purchases commercially available geolocation metadata aggregated from smartphones,” the agency…

External feed Read More at the Source: https://arstechnica.com/?p=1736842

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Jan 242021
 

On Friday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced that President Biden ordered three US intelligence agencies to review the threat of “domestic violent extremism.” Since pro-Trump demonstrators stormed the US Capitol building on January 6th, calls to combat “domestic terrorism” have been growing. Before January 6th, Biden’s transition team had said they were planning to pass laws against domestic terrorism, and the Capitol incident has made it a top priority. “The January 6th assault on the…

External feed Read More at the Source: https://popularresistance.org/biden-administration-announces-plan-to-combat-domestic-extremism/

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Jan 172021
 

A GitHub internal investigation has revealed the company made “significant errors of judgment and procedure” in the firing of the Jewish employee who cautioned his coworkers about the presence of Nazis in the DC area on the day of insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. In a blog post today, GitHub COO Erica Brescia said the company’s head of HR took full responsibility for what happened and resigned from the company yesterday. GitHub did not disclose…

External feed Read More at the Source: https://techcrunch.com/2021/01/17/githubs-head-of-hr-resigns-in-light-of-termination-of-jewish-employee/

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Jan 172021
 

On January 11, the Green Party National Committee decertified the Alaska Green Party from membership in the national organization. This is because the Alaska Green Party nominated Jesse Ventura for President instead of Howie Hawkins. See this story. … Continue reading →

External feed Read More at the Source: http://ballot-access.org/2021/01/17/green-party-national-committee-decertifies-alaska-green-party/

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Jan 172021
 

After being launched in the Chinese market in 2016 as “Douyin”, social networking service TikTok has become one of the world’s recognizable app brands. New estimates published this month suggest that TikTok could have as many as a billion monthly users, with around 100 million of those coming from the United States. It’s safe to say the product is already a phenomenon and wildly popular, especially among younger people, but not everyone is happy with…

External feed Read More at the Source: https://torrentfreak.com/tiktok-using-dmca-to-take-down-reverse-engineered-source-code-210117/

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Jan 112021
 

With Linux 5.10 having shipped as the latest Long Term Support (LTS) release to be maintained for at least the next five years, a discussion has begun over dropping a number of old and obsolete CPU platform support currently found within the mainline kernel. For many of the architectures being considered for removal they haven’t seen any new commits in years but as is the case once proposals are made for them to be removed…

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Jan 112021
 

How to search directly into the PostgreSQL documentation from your Plasma desktop. krunner and PostgreSQL Documentation Search If you, like me, are addicted to Plasma, the KDE desktop, you probably already know about krunner, an application launcher on steroids. krunner allows you to quickly launch, kill, switch to and manage applications, as well as executed computations and, most notably web searches. In fact, krunner exploits the Konqueror shortcuts for web searches. Konqueror is the default…

External feed Read More at the Source: https://postgr.es/p/4-t

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Jan 112021
 

Judge Vanessa Baraitser’s decision to prevent Julian Assange’s extradition to the United States to face trial on espionage-related criminal charges is a partial victory for Assange, his family, and his supporters. Baraitser was not satisfied that US prison authorities would be able to prevent the award-winning journalist from taking his life, given the conditions of solitary confinement and isolation that he would likely face during pre-trial detention and in the event of his conviction. However,…

External feed Read More at the Source: https://popularresistance.org/assange-ruling-is-a-blow-against-a-free-press-a-closer-look/

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Jan 112021
 

Seattle’s police department is investigating two of its officers after finding out they were in Washington, DC, as public and private employees face scrutiny for partaking in the pro-Trump rally-turned-riot at the US Capitol. “The department fully supports all lawful expressions of First Amendment freedom of speech, but the violent mob and events that unfolded at the US Capitol were unlawful and resulted in the death of another police officer,”Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz said…

External feed Read More at the Source: https://popularresistance.org/people-lose-jobs-assault-on-the-capitol/

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Jan 102021
 

Although state legislatures are barely beginning to work, in at least eight states bills have been introduced for the National Popular Vote Plan. They are Florida (HB 39), Kansas (HB 2002), Minnesota (SF 18), Missouri (HB 267), Pennsylvania (HB 2922), South Carolina (HB 3187), Texas (SB 130), and Virginia (SB 1101). Of these eight states, the only one with a Democratic majority in each house of the legislature is Virginia. Virginia also has a Democratic…

External feed Read More at the Source: http://ballot-access.org/2021/01/09/national-popular-vote-plan-bills-introduced-in-eight-states-so-far/

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Jan 102021
 

Parler is at risk of disappearing, just as the social media network popular among conservatives was reaching new heights of popularity in the wake of President Donald Trump’s ban from all major tech social platforms. Amazon Web Services, which provides backend cloud services, has informed Parler that it intends to cut ties with the company in the next 24 hours, according to a report in BuzzFeed News. Parler’s application is built on top of AWS infrastructure,…

External feed Read More at the Source: https://techcrunch.com/2021/01/09/amazon-web-services-gives-parler-24-hour-notice-that-it-will-suspend-services-to-the-company/

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Jan 062021
 

As one of the most iconic gaming manufacturers in the world, Nintendo has been fighting piracy for decades. The company has an in-house anti-piracy division that signals the latest threats to steer enforcement actions in the right direction. In recent years it’s gone after sites and stores that offer pirated games and has assisted in the criminal prosecution against alleged members of the hacking group Team-Xecutuer. However, the smaller fish are not being ignored either.…

External feed Read More at the Source: https://torrentfreak.com/nintendo-mass-dmca-takedown-removes-hundreds-of-fangames-from-game-jolt-210105/

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