Oct 072020
 

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA — Tuesday, October 6, 2020 — On October 4th, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) turned thirty-five years old, and is taking this week to celebrate. Activities will include the launch of a new FSF video, anniversary-themed artwork, and a livestreamed event with special guests from around the world. On October 4, 1985, Harold Abelson, Robert J. Chassell, Richard M. Stallman, Gerald Jay Sussman, and Leonard H. Tower, Jr. incorporated the Free Software…

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Oct 072020
 

WASHINGTON—Expressing frustration that the president was able to attain what he himself never had, former National Security Advisor John Bolton was reportedly seething with jealousy Tuesday that President Trump got to become a real-life living, breathing biological weapon. “If only I had stayed in the administration,…Read more…

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Oct 052020
 

Join us in celebrating the FSF’s thirty-fifth year of fighting for software freedom. Online and via IRC in #fsf (on Freenode) Our work will not be finished until every computer user is able to do all of their digital tasks in complete freedom — whether that’s on a desktop, laptop, or the computer in your pocket. The fight for free software continues, and we wouldn’t be here without you. To celebrate, we have a full…

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Oct 052020
 

House Whip James Clyburn (D-SC), on CNN, August 2, 2020 The typical reaction to the death of a tyrant — whether by revolutionary violence or natural causes — is not one of grief and sadness but joyous celebration. It is not hard to understand why: when a nation and its oppressed citizenry are finally liberated from the suffocating, savage grip of fascist dictatorship, they feel joy for themselves, their families and the future of their nation. That is…

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Oct 042020
 

Join us in celebrating the FSF’s thirty-fifth year of fighting for software freedom. Online and via IRC in #fsf (on Freenode) Our work will not be finished until every computer user is able to do all of their digital tasks in complete freedom — whether that’s on a desktop, laptop, or the computer in your pocket. The fight for free software continues, and we wouldn’t be here without you. To celebrate, we have a full…

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Oct 032020
 

On April 11, 1969, the BBC aired “The Violent Universe,” a science documentary starring the great Carl Sagan, then 34 years old. This was three months before the first moon landing and 11 years before Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. — Read the rest

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 2020-10-03  No Responses »
Oct 032020
 

Early on October 2, President Trump announced that he and his wife have tested positive for COVID. It is conceivable that he will wish to resign as the Republican presidential nominee, but at least some of the ballots have been printed in all states. Hundreds of thousands of votes have already been cast. It is important to remember that only twelve states have laws that presidential electors who vote “faithlessly” are replaced on the spot…

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Oct 032020
 

The dangerous EARN IT Act passed the Senate Judiciary Committee last month, and now it’s been introduced in the House of Representatives. Take Action Tell Congress to Reject the Earn It Act We need your help to stop this anti-speech, anti-security bill. Email your elected officials in both chambers of Congress today and ask them to publicly oppose the EARN IT Act. The EARN IT Act would allow all 50 state legislatures, as well as…

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Oct 032020
 

President Trump has coronavirus, a disease that has killed more than 205,000 people in the United States on his watch. He is widely reviled by roughly half the country on account of his often negligent and sometimes cruel policies on the pandemic, social justice, and immigration, among others. Some unknowable percentage of those people want him to die from the disease, and more than a handful of them have already explicitly said they hope the…

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Oct 022020
 

David Murray, known as “the 8-Bit Guy” on his popular YouTube channel where he restores and explores retro technology, usually makes lighthearted, non-controversial videos about things like old-school chiptune music and MS-DOS games. But Murray—in the view of vintage computer enthusiasts—rushed a recent repair and damaged a rare computer. In part because of this “computer abuse,” some of Murray’s viewers have delved deep into political beliefs he espoused in the early days of his YouTube…

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 2020-10-02  No Responses »
Oct 022020
 

tl;dr: Do not configure Mailman to replace the mail domains in From: headers. Instead, try out my small new program which can make your Mailman transparent, so that DKIM signatures survive. Background and narrative DKIM NB: This explanation is going to be somewhat simplified. I am going to gloss over some details and make some slightly approximate statements. DKIM is a new anti-spoofing mechanism for Internet email, intended to help fight spam. DKIM, paired with…

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Sep 302020
 

A version of this post originally appeared on Tedium, a twice-weekly newsletter that hunts for the end of the long tail. Here’s a small piece of news you may have missed while you were trying to rebuild your entire life to fit inside your tiny apartment at the beginning of the COVID crisis: Because of the way that the virus shook up just about everything, Google skipped the release of Chrome version 82. Who cares, you…

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 2020-09-30  No Responses »
Sep 302020
 

In a historic victory for unhoused people, Philadelphia city officials agreed to hand over 50 vacant homes to a community land trust, following months of organizing and protest encampments. We hear from one of the organizers and speak to Philadelphia-based Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, who has written extensively about housing insecurity and says the direct actions there are applicable across the U.S. “This dynamic exists all over the country where you have both empty housing and houseless…

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 2020-09-30  No Responses »