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Jul 212021
 

‘Who knows how he may be received…’

Audacity’s new owner Muse Group has been accused of threatening to land a developer in legal hot water, a move that could result in the programmer being forced to return to China to face a government of which he has been a vocal critic.…

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Jul 212021
 

Photo by Rory Mitchell, The Mercantile, 2020 – CC by 4.0 (L-R) Brewster Kahle, Tamiko Thiel, Carl Feynman at Thinking Machines, May 1985. Photo courtesy of Tamiko Thiel. A Library of Everything As a young man, I wanted to help make a new medium that would be a step forward from Gutenberg’s invention hundreds of years before.  By building a Library of Everything in the digital age, I thought the opportunity was not just to make it available to everybody in the world, but to make it better–smarter than paper. By using computers, we could make the Library not just searchable, but organizable; make it so that you could navigate your way through millions, and maybe…

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Jul 202021
 

 
Urban crime is the golden child of local media, as recent FAIR coverage (6/21/21) has shown. But as FAIR’s Julie Hollar recently noted, the amount of attention given to a topic does not always reflect the seriousness of the situation.
The original KGO report (6/15/21) that sparked hundreds of followup stories.
An alleged “crime surge” at Walgreens drugstores in San Francisco was a hot topic for Bay Area news outlets in the early months of 2021. When Lyanne Melendez, a reporter for the ABC-owned KGO-TV in San Francisco, tweeted out a cellphone video of a brazen shoplifter, it elevated this narrative into a nationwide story. The video purports to show a man apparently filling a garbage bag with…

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Jul 142021
 

Just because government officials may not like the tone of the criticism they’re receiving doesn’t mean they can use their government power to mandate civility. That’s the determination of the Sixth Circuit Appeals Court, which has struck down part of an Ohio school board’s rules of (public) engagement.

Following a school shooting in 2016, the Madison (OH) Local School District came up with a preventative plan — one that involved allowing school staff to carry concealed weapons. This didn’t play well with some parents. It also didn’t play well with some of the district’s students, who staged a walkout to protest gun violence. Following the discipline of those students, some residents decided to attend a school board…

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Jul 092021
 

The US Defense Department has canceled the cloud computing solicitation known as JEDI and replaced it with a request for a more advanced IT platform that will enable imperialist warfare to be fought with artificial intelligence and unprecedented information gathering and processing power.

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Jun 142021
 

The recommended tool for managing system resources on Linux systems is cgroups. While very powerful in terms of what sorts of limits can be tuned (CPU, memory, disk I/O, network, etc.), configuring cgroups is non-trivial. The nice command has been available since 1973. But it only adjusts the scheduling priority among processes that are competing for time on a processor. The nice command will not limit the percentage of CPU cycles that a process can consume per unit of time. The cpulimit command provides the best of both worlds. It limits the percentage of CPU cycles that a process can allocate per unit of time and it is relatively easy to invoke. The cpulimit command…

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Jun 142021
 

PostgreSQL contains some hidden gems which have been around for many years and help to silently speed up your queries. They optimize your SQL statements in a clever and totally transparent way. One of those hidden gems is the ability to synchronize sequential scans. Actually, this feature has been around for 15+ years, but has gone mostly unnoticed by many end-users. However, if you are running data warehouses and analytical workloads, you might have already used synchronized seq scans without actually knowing it.
Reducing I/O for large SQL queries
Before we draw any conclusions, it is necessary to understand the problem we’re trying to solve in the first place. Consider the following scenario: 10 users are concurrently running…

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Jun 092021
 

Ring gets a lot of criticism, not just for its massive surveillance network of home video doorbells and its problematic privacy and security practices, but also for giving that doorbell footage to law enforcement. While Ring is making moves towards transparency, the company refuses to disclose how many users had their data given to police.
The video doorbell maker, acquired by Amazon in 2018, has partnerships with at least 1,800 U.S. police departments (and growing) that can request camera footage from Ring doorbells. Prior to a change this week, any police department that Ring partnered with could privately request doorbell camera footage from Ring customers for an active investigation. Ring will now let its police partners publicly request…

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Jun 092021
 

If the majority of council members get what they want, this year’s municipal election would be delayed until November 2022. Not every council member is onboard.

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Jun 092021
 

Ring gets a lot of criticism, not just for its massive surveillance network of home video doorbells and its problematic privacy and security practices, but also for giving that doorbell footage to law enforcement. While Ring is making moves towards transparency, the company refuses to disclose how many users had their data given to police.
The video doorbell maker, acquired by Amazon in 2018, has partnerships with at least 1,800 U.S. police departments (and growing) that can request camera footage from Ring doorbells. Prior to a change this week, any police department that Ring partnered with could privately request doorbell camera footage from Ring customers for an active investigation. Ring will now let its police partners publicly request…

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Jun 022021
 

Left turns are dangerous and cause a lot of unnecessary traffic. Chris Jongkind/Moment via Getty ImagesTo reduce travel times, fuel consumption and carbon emissions, in 2004, UPS changed delivery routes to minimize the left-hand turns drivers made. Although this seems like a rather modest change, the results are anything but: UPS claims that per year, eliminating left turns – specifically the time drivers sit waiting to cut across traffic – saves 10 million gallons of fuel, 20,000 tons of carbon emissions and allows them to deliver 350,000 additional packages. If it works so well for UPS, should cities seek to eliminate left-hand turns at intersections too? My research suggests the answer is a resounding yes….

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Jun 022021
 

“Lots of venues were—and still obviously are—hanging on by a thread,” says Cat’s Cradle owner Frank Heath.

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Jun 012021
 

A May 23 report prepared by the human rights organization Justicia y Paz stated that fascistic paramilitary groups, which operate in concert with the far-right and US-backed regime of Colombian President Ivan Duque, have created torture sites and mass graves in an attempt to suppress protests in the city of Cali, which has been the epicenter of continuing countrywide demonstrations.

The post Torture sites and mass graves reported in Colombia appeared first on PopularResistance.Org.

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Jun 012021
 

Postgres has had “JSON” support for nearly 10 years now. I put JSON in quotes because well, 10 years ago when we announced JSON support we kinda cheated. We validated JSON was valid and then put it into a standard text field. Two years later in 2014 with Postgres 9.4 we got more proper JSON support with the JSONB datatype. My colleague @will likes to state that the B stands for better. In Postgres 14, the JSONB support is indeed getting way better. I’ll get into this small but pretty incredible change in Postgres 14 in just a minute, first though it is worth some summary disclaimer on the difference between JSON and JSONB. JSON still exists…

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Jun 012021
 

Today’s links

Canadian telco monopolists run the show: The CRTC just put Teksavvy out of business.

Google cheats on location privacy: Part of the attribution con.

The antitrust case against Prime: The dotted line to higher prices.

This day in history: 2006, 2010, 2016, 2020

Colophon: Recent publications, upcoming/recent appearances, current writing projects, current reading

Canadian telco monopolists run the show (permalink)
If there’s one lesson you’d hope governments would take away from the pandemic and the lockdown, it’s that good internet policy – universal access at fair prices, managed in the public interest – is a prerequisite for all good policy.
Canada didn’t get the memo.
Last week, the CRTC – Canada’s telecoms regulator – released its long-awaited decision on the wholesale prices paid…

External feed Read More at the Source: https://pluralistic.net/2021/06/01/you-are-here/

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