Monthly Archive: August 2011

To help deter unwanted surveillance, we recommend that users, …

To help deter unwanted surveillance, we recommend that users, especially those in Iran, keep their web browsers and operating systems up to date and pay attention to web browser security warnings. Google: An update on attempted man-in-the-middle attacks (View on gamamb.tumblr.com)

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Is it OK to run an illegal library from …

Is it OK to run an illegal library from my locker at school? I go to a private school that is rather strict. Recently, the principal and school teacher council released a (very long) list of books we’re not allowed to read. I was absolutely appalled, because a large number of the books were classics and others that are my favorites. One of my personal favorites, The Catcher in the Rye, was on the list, so I decided to bring it to school to see if I would really get in trouble. Well… I did but not too much. Then...

Contrary to popular myth, you don’t have to be …

Contrary to popular myth, you don’t have to be a nerd to be a hacker. It does help, however, and many hackers are in fact nerds. Being something of a social outcast helps you stay concentrated on the really important things, like thinking and hacking. Eric Steven Raymond: How To Become A Hacker (View on gamamb.tumblr.com)

Anonymity is a shield from the tyranny of the …

Anonymity is a shield from the tyranny of the majority. It thus exemplifies the purpose behind the Bill of Rights, and of the First Amendment in particular: to protect unpopular individuals from retaliation – and their ideas from suppression – at the hand of an intolerant society. The right to remain anonymous may be abused when it shields fraudulent conduct. But political speech by its nature will sometimes have unpalatable consequences, and, in general, our society accords greater weight to the value of free speech than to the dangers of its misuse. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, McIntyre v....

Trostlos ist dieser Kapitalismus aber auch zum anderen, weil …

Trostlos ist dieser Kapitalismus aber auch zum anderen, weil er wie ein Schwarzes Loch im Ideen-Universum quasi alle utopische Energie in sich aufgesogen und neutralisiert hat. Am Horizont des real existierenden Kapitalismus ist also nicht nur das Wohlstandsversprechen, sondern auch das Bild jedweder Alternative verblasst. Wenn Trost die Linderung des Leids ist, so gibt es an diesem Horizont keine Heilsversprechungen mehr. Dort wartet nur noch die Absurdität der “Riester-Rente”. Rudolf Stumberger: Der Kapitalismus der Trostlosigkeit (Telepolis, 29.8.2011) (View on gamamb.tumblr.com)

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filtercake: Raspberry Pi running Quake 3 in 1080p and full details. (Check this introduction if you have not heard of the r-pi before). To paint the broader picture, here is a stunning excerpt from the accompanying post: We feel you should be fine with the sort of thermoplastic cases that some of you are hoping to make using 3d printers: the chip doing all the work in this clip was still under body temperature after I’d filmed this demo four times, and feels surprisingly cool to the touch. This is also, of course, great news for power consumption. …which probably means...