@bugs I noticed you switched from a v3 onion address to a v2 vanity onion address. v2 addresses aren't considered secure any more, and will likely be removed in the near-ish future. (If you care about such things, they use SHA-1, small RSA primes, and generally aren't super well designed on a Tor level. You can find more info in the followups to this thread for technical details: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-dev/2020-May/014278.html )
Yes, exactly. I have a chart that I've been maintaining myself in a spreadsheet, and I've personally found it more insightful for seeing how different places have been impacted. Gives a feel for "some cases in your nearest major city", "some cases among people you went to school with", etc..
Any chance these graphs could be normalized to fraction of population, instead of total population?
Anarchist Library: **Ursula K. Le Guin - The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction**
"Author: Ursula K. Le GuinTitle: The Carrier Bag Theory of FictionDate: 1986 In the temperate and tropical regions where it appears that hominids evolved into human beings, the principal food of the species was vegetable. Sixty-five to eighty perc…"
One of the problems with questions about sentience is that it's just an obfuscated way of asking are there things that are similar to humans. I could conceive of something capable of perceiving the universe that would never invent integers (e.g., thinking wind, or water), and whether that thing would ever qualify as sentient really just depends on what you want "sentient" to be at that point. Why would the wind care?
Now, you may be thinking, "but then how do you know where the zeros are?", but there's a simple solution: you open up a second channel, where you encrypt each bit individually by setting it to a 0
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Valentines, climate change, morbid, joke.
"A shave / That's real / No cuts to heal / A soothing / Velvet after-feel / climate change"
Valentines, climate change, morbid, joke.
I just realized that "climate change" has the same syllabic pattern as "burma-shave"
Found it, though it only appears to be in print: https://littleblackcart.com/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=527
He self-identified as a fascist in his private journals, but who the fuck knows what he actually meant by that. There was a talk on him from an anarchist perspective at BASTARD about... 5 years ago? And they sometimes publish short essays based on the talks, so that might be out there somewhere if you're interested
It isn't a straw man if it's your argument. E.g., why the focus on anti-nazi social media, and not gab, which certainly wins on the "dehumanizing and extreme rhetoric" front? The battles we choose reflect our desires, and if your battles don't focus on addressing power dynamics, then they are bound to reinforce them.
As for SSH, it was just an example of an encrypted connection. There are technically some sites that provide SSH browsing functionality, but mostly as a neat trick. I do use SSH over Tor a lot, but almost always via Onion Services, for NAT punching and a secure DNS alternative on my personal machines, which means it's already e2e encrypted anyway.
To be more clear, I'm not saying that there's nothing an exit node can learn about you, I'm saying there's nothing an exit node can learn about you that an adversary sitting just outside your VPN can't learn. VPNs were more useful when *actively* malicious exits were a problem, since VPN providers were historically less likely to inject malware into an unencrypted connection. On the guard side, they only provide more stable points for fingerprinting attacks.
Tor is significantly faster than it used to be. As long as you're okay with an extra ~0.1 seconds of latency, and aren't downloading huge files, it's barely noticeable (other than captchas). Also, you shouldn't use VPNs with Tor, since they violate some of the circuit path construction assumptions, create a single point of failure for traffic fingerprinting, and don't really add any security if your connection is encrypted to the destination (TLS, SSH, etc.).
You should not install addons if using Tor Browser, as they make your fingerprint unique. This is especially true of Privacy Badger, which is trained on your browsing. Both uBlock Origin and Privacy Badger are excellent addons for Firefox, but their techniques are mutually exclusive with how Tor Browser works -- they block trackers, while TBB allows them, but makes you identical to other TBB users (which you won't be if you block them).
There are ways to represent public transit on OSM, but it's extremely poorly tagged and often out of date, because the strict copyright standards OSM has means you have to go to every possible stop and record everything about it by hand. The best open source public transit app right now is transportr, which uses Navitia, who pull from publicly available feeds. But that puts Navitia in about the same spot as Google, just not an ad company and fewer cities.
I could be wrong, but as someone who (many years ago) followed GIMP dev discussions closely, my guess is none of the actual devs will mind. There have been scam forks in the past that were nothing but renames people sold for money, and the devs were like "that's fine, as long as it's not malware."
Grad student doing privacy tech things. Sometimes I make maps of watersheds. Right-handed wizard of the left-hand path.
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