i want to know how the brains work of the trump people who, starting in june 2020, began disapproving of trump.

i kinda know how the brains work of people who will die on a hill defending trump. but the ones who change their minds after 3.5 years of chaos just because covid-19 spiked on their street...

show me the fMRI of that shit, i gotta see it.

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Important announcement from @torproject about the deprecation of v2 onion services:

blog.torproject.org/v2-depreca

v3 onion addresses are recognizable by their 56 character identifier. They provide better security and anonymity protections than the previous version.

If you're running a SecureDrop instance and are still on v2, please see our docs for switching to v3, or enabling v3 alongside v2.

docs.securedrop.org/en/master/

This pandemic has been a boon for the RV industry.

I had a dream a few weeks ago where some alternate universe USA added a constitutional amendment requiring everybody to live in RVs, so that the workforce and national economy could be mobile and responsive to shifting demands.

It was an interesting premise, anyway.

Imagine how package delivery would work without any fixed residential delivery addresses.

You'd have to turn on GPS more than you'd like to.

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Hi folks! 9 years ago (to the day), the late Aaron Swartz made the first commit to SecureDrop, which was then called DeadDrop. Today the project is used by >70 media orgs around the world.

It's an open source whistleblower submission platform that uses the Tor network to protect source anonymity. We're also working on a next-generation integrated workstation for journalists based on Qubes OS:
github.com/freedomofpress/secu

We're happy to be here! #introductions

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A new “fake news” bill in Brazil will require WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter to collect copies of the national ID of Internet users. eff.org/deeplinks/2020/06/5-se

stock art...

i never understand when people say don't lose your encryption keys.

apparently all carriers are having issues.

... maybe a SS7 problem

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again, if you're in law enforcement and can't uphold a high standard which includes not being a fucking racist... go do something else.

i applaud any cop who resigns because they can't not be racist.

the sweat rendering technology in the latest NBA 2K21 is truly impressive.

eventually the technology will be so good it'll be fun

okay. need to get something off my chest:

fuck call of duty & activision and whomever for continuing to push 84GB game updates. in 2020. figure out how to do binary deltas, you twats.

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The 57 officers in Buffalo who quit the emergency team should just quit being cops altogether.

If you don't want to hold high standards as a police officer, go fuck off and do something else entirely.

Tired of hearing "being a police officer is a hard job" ... There are lots of hard jobs in the world, and those other jobs don't involve being called a hero every day of the year, and getting a pass from a state prosecutor if you accidentally or purposely hurt or kill somebody.

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Running things through vim non-interactively

(I had to remind myself how to do this today.)

$ vim +'some command' +qa

- where "+" is shorthand for -c (run command)
- where "qa" is quit all (:qa) ... necessary for non-interactive or else vim will stay open.

Up to 10 commands are allowed in one line. To prevent plugins ever being a problem: '--no-plugin' and to prevent viminfo being a problem: '-i NONE'.

Interesting math.

The US economy in April lost 20.5 million jobs [1], consumer spending fell by 13.6% [2] ... yet personal incomes rose by 10.5% [3].

Interesting...

[1] bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr
[2] bea.gov/news/2020/personal-inc
[3] bea.gov/data/income-saving/per

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