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OK everybody, we have just 2 days to raise $17k. We have no marketing or campaigns staff @conservancy so we count on you to spread the word. Please help!!

sfconservancy.org/supporter/

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I will write a thread while reading @iamjkeating@twitter.com's mastering ansible and will collect questions here

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Only one more day to register to learn #python and #datascience in Seattle at @UW@twitter.com over three upcoming Saturdays and Sundays. Workshops are FREE, run by volunteers, and supported by @escience@twitter.com and @UWComm@twitter.com. Join us!
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I needed a simple SMTP to Maildir delivery for some service emails, I didn't want to go to the trouble of installing postfix so I wrote this - github.com/bcl/letterbox
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Just don't use it for anything serious. Or as root. Or on anything but a firewalled LAN. Or at all :)

Microphones are vulnerable to laser attack - lightcommands.com/
Smarter Every Day demonstrates controlling devices via laser, even through a window. youtube.com/watch?v=ozIKwGt38L

And that's the LAST time I'm futzing around with fonts. vim airline finally looks good, thanks to Nerd Fonts and some custom settings in the .vimrc

Ha! Cliff Stoll (author of The Cuckoo's Egg) makes Klein Bottles - kleinbottle.com/

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A federal judge ruled that the US government is entitled to any money Edward Snowden makes from his memoir and paid speeches because he disclosed classified information without approval, and didn't let NSA and CIA do "prepublication review" washingtonpost.com/local/legal

Kudos to devs, just moved my setup from to a jail. Only real hitch I hit was solved by running the Resynchronize hooks task from the gitea admin panel.

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It's been a historic week in the fight against face surveillance:

Brookline, MA, San Diego, CA, and Seattle, WA each took steps to limit local use of face surveillance.

On Tuesday, Sea-Tac airport halted plans to implement face recognition: usnews.com/news/best-states/wa

Setting up my first jail. Good news is it seems to be working. Bad news is I spent a bunch of time futzing around with networking before trying - iocage.readthedocs.io/en/lates

Apparently it isn't auto-creating the bridge.

Also a bit surprised it starts the jail with the create command, before I've had a chance to mount the extra files and configure sshd.

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blatant holiday commercialism, with coupon 

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I really like how when you hold down the space bar on it becomes a mini track pad to move the cursor.

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New York City's POST Act would require documentation of the privacy-invasive surveillance technologies being deployed by city agencies and the technology's threat to fundamental civil liberties. eff.org/event/orwells-new-york

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This is outrageous and dangerous. People in China are now required to have their faces scanned when registering new mobile phone services.
bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-
.onion: bbcnewsv2vjtpsuy.onion/news/wo

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School surveillance technology is often implemented without any notification or input from parents. It's unclear where and how students are tracked, with little to no information given to parents on the depth of the privacy invasion. theguardian.com/education/2019

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