I suspect history will look back on the Suleimani assassination as the moment the US lost the long war in Iraq. The political consequences will cost the government far more presence in the region than any Iranian response. nytimes.com/2020/01/03/world/m

United States is the only country in the world to have used Nuclear weapons on civilian populations. So next time US preaches morals and restraint, remember this.

white liberals: "what if we could feed and house everyone without destroying the environment?

indigenous peeps: "hey we did that for thousands of years"

white liberals, hopping into their SUV: "*sigh* if only there was another way..."

“Canonical's write-up of the work done to improve GNOME is also interesting for the long list of what didn't work and how wrong some of the developers' initial assumptions were—especially regarding GNOME's use of JavaScript. It turns out JavaScript had next to no effect on performance.”

arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/1

In the last ten years of unbridled corporate globalisation, the world's total income has increased by an average of 2.5 percent a year. And yet the number of the poor in the world has increased by 100 million. Of the top hundred biggest economies, fifty-one are corporations, not countries. The top 1 percent of the world has the same combined income as the bottom 57 percent, and the disparity is growing.
, from her "Come September" lecture.

[CVE-2019-14615]

"When an application uses the GPU, some private data inevitably get stored in GPU. We find the graphics driver fails to wipe them after the application finishes, so the data preserve in the GPU. Therefore, an attacker can run a GPU spyware to steal these private data."

github.com/HE-Wenjian/iGPU-Lea

#security #infosec #intel #gpu

Oh, it's worth mentioning that KnightOS is entirely written in z80 assembly.

4 of the 5 most downloaded apps last year are owned by Facebook:

1) ✅ WhatsApp
2) TikTok
3) ✅ Facebook
4) ✅ Messenger
5) ✅ Instagram

Source: Sensor Tower twitter.com/JonErlichman/statu

@fsi This is an important, timely, and well phrased report and the framing of temporarily-open licenses vs forever-open licenses is brilliant.

PS. @conservancy is funded by Google (sfconservancy.org/sponsors/) and I protest at my name being included in a list that includes them. If you’re happy taking money from surveillance capitalists like Google, we have nothing in common.

Mathematics on Wikipedia is useless. Can't understand a bit.

Does anyone know any #linux #distro that is in need of #mirroring ?
I do mirror the popular ones already at mirror.linux.pizza/ but I am looking into helping out smaller #distros that does not have the money or capacity to spend on bandwith.

The new film “Dark Waters” tells the story of attorney Rob Bilott’s 20-year battle with DuPont over contaminated drinking water in West Virginia from toxic chemicals used to make Teflon. The Environmental Working Group credited Billot with “uncovering the most heinous corporate environmental conspiracy in history,” and the issue of contaminated water from the plastics industry continues to devastate areas across the country.
democracynow.org/2020/1/23/tim

PSA: If you do use #Brave browser, be aware it doesn't block #Facebook or #Twitter trackers

For Facebook tracking Brave white-lists
connect.facebook.net
connect.facebook.com
staticxx.facebook.com
www.facebook.com
scontent.xx.fbcdn.net
pbs.twimg.com
scontent-sjc2-1.xx.fbcdn.net

According to Brave developers, it's white-listed due to causing Facebook login to break if blocked.

See issue #1108 on Github
github.com/brave/brave-browser…

#privacy

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