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A recent article on a big tech news site included this phrase:

"[...] Linux phones like the PinePhone, [...]are full of closed-source firmware from non-open components"

We'd like to clear the record: The #PinePhone has two blobs -- neither runs on the main SoC: One loaded to WiFi/BT module, other enclosed within the cell modem. In the modern world of tech, both blobs are unavoidable.

For an overview from someone with deep knowledge of both the PinePhone and Librem 5: tuxphones.com/yet-another-libr

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I have been looking through GitHub projects that have the tag #TUI and #curses

There is some awesome terminal applications in the list :blobcatalt:

github.com/topics/tui
github.com/topics/curses

The station is owned by a Florida-based company and will play six hours daily of content from Radio Sputnik, which is (I shit you not) owned by the Russian government and outputs their state propaganda.

Russian state propaganda being broadcast on an American radio station in Kansas City.

Lenin is reputed to have said "the capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them." and as time goes on I can see what he meant.

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I just thought of a silly way to get into a family or friends network for remote tech support if they don't really know anything about tech. Ask them for their wifi ssid and pw and mail them a Pi Zero W setup with a reverse ssh tunnel and tell them to plug it into a phone charger.

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I'm gonna keep posting this until one of you fucking boosts it

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Awesome, just configured the Firefox addon "Temporary Containers" to open every non "always open in"-tab as temporary tab.

This prevents a lot of CSRF attacks, even when websites themselves didn't implement proper measures.

To implement it I use those two addons:

addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firef

and:

addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firef

#firefox #containers #infosec #security

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Our friend Chris finally did a write-up of his 16 core Z80 alternate future cyberdeck, and it is absolutely beyond bonkers:
chrisfenton.com/the-zedripper-

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steam is discontinuing the Controller it seems, so they're fireselling them at $5 a pop.

FOSS drivers in linux already so you don't have to worry about them stopping working next month or whatever.

Boost for your friends to get in on some cool HID devices.

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If you have a .org domain name: go renew it now. For the full 10 years.

Registration rights for .org were just bought by a private equity firm. And as part of that contract, the price caps were removed.

Anything in .org will get much more expensive, soon.

A ten year renewal will cost you a bit over a hundred bucks. Which is probably less than one year will cost you in the very near future.

theregister.co.uk/2019/11/20/o

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"Do you have something to hide?" is a manipulative rebuke to those that use #encryption.

It would help us all turn this conversation around. Because, the answer is: YES, we do have something to hide.

Things that we should hide, and must question why a government or business NEEDS access to:

- Medical history.
- Sensitive conversations with employers, children, spouses.
- Billing and banking information.
- Purchase information.
- Web search history.
And more...

#IHaveSomethingToHide

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the 588th Night Witches were a squad of russian bomber women who earned their name Nachthexen from the nazis because they would fly by night, turn off their goddamn engines to swoop in their outdated planes (often crop-dusters), whoosh over the target making this amazing sudden "witch's broom" RRSSSSH sound and manually eject bombs on german targets. they sometimes used their chart pencils as eyeliner and did not use radios and minimal metal so they couldn't be detected. No parachutes, no nothin. fuckin' ride or die. Marina Raskova assembled and trained this all-female team of fighters, many of whom were rewarded prestigious medals and in total over thirty thousand missions were completed. Thirty pilots were lost. They were hated and feared by the nazis who would receive high honors if they could actually take down one of the Night Witches and also assumed they had been experimented on so they could see in the dark. uh sorry, douchebags. but the witches are just better than you.

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This Firefox extension might be useful to compulsive tab-keeper-openers like @dredmorbius . Basically it will save your tabs as a list.

addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firef

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