How to Destroy Neoliberalism: Kill ‘Homo Economicus’: Debunking the failed paradigm of traditional economics
"Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft" by Bruce Schneier https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2019/05/protecting_your_2.html
"Ten years ago, I could have given you all sorts of advice about using encryption, not sending information over email, securing your web connections, and a host of other things -- but most of that doesn't matter anymore. Today, your sensitive data is controlled by others, and there's nothing you can personally to do affect its security. "
I mean, I nerd it up most work days, but this was fun nerding.
Spent my day at Latch-Up conference, nerdin' it up while there's still time.
Right to repair
The idea that intentionally designing a product to be dangerous to repair should be a valid argument against right to repair is just bizarre. But it appears some legislative reps buy the argument (or at least gives them political cover). If I heard that argument, the first question out of my mouth would be "Why would you make your products dangerous to repair? Wouldn't that also make them dangerous to dispose of or recycle? Doesn't that seem like defective design?"
Have you backed Sajan Rai's book project on Kickstarter? Would you like to? Did you know it was a thing?
It's a collection of amazingly imaginative weird-fantasy art, coupled with haikus, set in a shared world.
You like books, right? And art? And undermining the hegemony of Tolkienesque monotony?
CAPTCHA discourse, techposting, request for help
I have a need at #dayjob to add some kind of bot-signup prevention on a public-facing web app, i.e., a #CAPTCHA. I'm strongly opposed to using #reCAPTCHA, and I'm not crazy about the CAPTCHA user experience in general.
Things I'm currently considering are the Honeypot Technique, email verification, timestamps, and OAuth. What's the best practice in 2019?
We Got U.S. Border Officials to Testify Under Oath. Here’s What We Found Out. | American Civil Liberties Union
GNU Guix 1.0 is out!
Proud to have been a part of the project since 2013. I haven't been active in awhile, but I have contributed a lot of packages, a Linux container implementation, a build system for programs written in Ruby, importer tools for PyPI and RubyGems, the 'guix environment' and 'guix publish' tools, and probably some small stuff I've forgotten.
Announcing: The Public Domain Song Anthology - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190425/17334842089/announcing-public-domain-song-anthology.shtml #pd
Women's Equal Rights Amendment sees first hearing in 36 years https://bbc.in/2ZKP6Cl
This week MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) announced that a 20-year-old cryptographic puzzle was just solved by Bernard Fabrot, a self-taught programmer from Belgium, 15 years earlier than MIT scientists expected.
Fabrot used a simple Intel Core i7-6700 found in consumer PCs, and computed the solution using the GNU Multiple Precision Arithmetic Library (GMP).
Freedom of the Press Foundation is hiring again :)
This role has more of an administrative bent -- managing relationships with news orgs who use our services, e.g., SecureDrop support & digital security trainings -- but it also includes tier 1 support for SecureDrop, and room for technical advancement.
A great "starter" role if you want to get into tech nonprofit work, are super-organized, & are into digital security in particular. Remote -friendly (US time zones):
Interests: programming languages, open platforms, art, craft, diy, and justice. #nobot
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