@kyle It’s been a while since my read-through, but iirc, 1984 doesn’t really go into how they got to a point where the media twisted facts to match the govt’s narrative, everyone’s tv was always watching them, and blind rage against unassailable foes was a social obligation. Fear certainly kept their civilization in the hole once they jumped in though...

@martijnbraam Is this one of the official distros (PMOS?) or a custom build?

@nextcloud This reads a lot like my migration out of the ecosystem. The triggering event for me was killing support for the Public folder. Entirely inconsequential, but forced me to re-evaluate my dependence on closed solutions. Now, I couldn’t be happier with as a replacement for iCloud, Dropbox, and (many of my uses of) Google Docs.

@kyle On the other hand, tying attendance to the location reported by the (untrusted) operating system on an (arbitrary) smartphone seems even easier to subvert than signatures.

@agx 👏 Looking forward to having a pocket-sized laptop!

The #librem5 devkit driving it's internal panel via DSI and an external screen via HDMI at the same time.

#etnaviv #mesa #imx8

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Schneier on Security / Mailbox Master Keys
Here's a physical-world example of why master keys are a bad idea.

This year’s ball drop hack: an esp8266 driving four servos controlled over WiFi. Not as visually appealing as prior years, but I learned a lot!

@davidrevoy @bikepunk mais non! Après j’comprenez qu’est-ce que fait la, je fait rire sûr le sol.

@saxnot @purism Taskwarrior fills the same niche for me. The one thing that I miss about OmniFocus though, is the ability to trigger a graphical task entry window without needing to be in a terminal. `task add` is pretty powerful replacement, but there are some things (predictive text entry, calendar widgets, no need for escaping) that are easier in a GUI, and a few things (most notably natural language dates) that OmniFocus does better.

Similar programs have been slammed across multiple high schools across the country. This is in part because there have been cases of schools using keyloggers to violate expectations of privacy. More importantly, these programs often, rather than attempting to diffuse the situation, are designed to simply make the problem go away. It can be logistically easier to simply suspend a student, even if all they did was post a joke in bad taste.


I appreciate the reasoned, discussion-based approach to diffusing potential violence, based on publicly available data. As it’s presented here, this seems like a well thought out plan.

And yet there’s something about cops showing up on your front door with a screencap of your Facebook profile that’s really creepy. Maybe it’s that this type of program requires care, common sense and a tolerance for risk that is rare among bureaucratic types.

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