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"What does freedom mean in an academic economy structured to reward obedience? No thinking person buys the myth of merit. Academe is filled with mediocrities who achieved stardom by flattering the ruling class. Already, then, freedom is tenuous because livelihood is contingent on respectability, itself contingent on pleasing the ruling elite. Cultures of online exchange promise a kind of freedom, but more than anything they illuminate the preponderance of coercion."

chronicle.com/interactives/082

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Wow, some very interesting new research here: tpm.fail/

Researchers published attacks that can recover encryption keys from Trusted Computing Modules (TPMs) (which isn't supposed to be possible) by timing elliptic curve signature generation. "On Intel fTPM, our key recovery succeeds after about1,300 observations and in less than two minutes."

Nearly all Windows computers store BitLocker encryption keys in TPMs.

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Because I was unclear on the role of private insurance in Bernie's plan:

* restricts "duplicative" private insurance, meaning private insurers cannot compete with what Medicare For All covers
* allows supplemental private insurance for things not covered.

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regular reminder that "user friendly" also implies that it actually runs on older hardware and still leaves room for other applications

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Why isn’t it easier to find nice free coloring pages to print out? the internet really should have solved this thoroughly. When your kid says “I want to color monster trucks with you” you should be like 3 minutes away from saying “mine is called Truckula, I gave it red wheels and it turns into a bat”

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Some may find this article disturbing. 

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On the day which translates to 14 November in the year approximately 1155 BC, the first recorded strike in history took place. In ancient Egypt, gangs of construction workers building for Ramses III launched sit-down strikes in protest at insufficient food rations. This is a history of the strike: libcom.org/history/records-of-

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What Orbán Knows and His Enemies Don’t?

...liberals do not understand why people are sick of liberalism.

jacobinmag.com/2018/03/viktor-

Also: self promotion, I am the author. #budapest #hungary #liberals #orban #socialism #fuckliberals

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The Star's Sara Mojtehedzadeh reports on Wednesday's labour board hearing, where our union must prove that Foodora couriers are not independent contractors and therefore have the right to unionize: thestar.com/news/gta/2019/11/0

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Solid infographic from my giving the basics on the flow of a credit union and how it is differentiated from a for-profit bank.

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Hey fediverse! Where does one look up info on how to choose a credit union? I’m moving to California and I’d like to stop using corporate banks at last. Any tips welcome

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