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Were the 1994 Montreal Expos the best team in baseball? See my analysis here. Warning: machine intelligence, Open Source software.
On Saturday the Montreal tech community came together at Notman House for Montreal Baseball Hackday. The event was organized by Plank Design to celebrate Montreal's baseball heritage and the love of the game. The fact that baseball junkies love data and stats makes baseball and hacking a natural ...
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It is my turn to let myself speak of love.
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I'm happy to say I'll be working with +Tantek Çelik , +Arnaud Le Hors +Harry Halpin and Mark Crawford on the upcoming W3C Social Web Working Group.

http://www.w3.org/Social/WG

Per the announcement, we'll be defining three standards.

1. A serialization for social data. This will likely be Activity Streams 2.0 or some future version.

2. A client-to-server API. This will be likely be based on the Open Social Embedded Experiences API - a simple, RESTful Activity-Streams-based API.

3. A server-to-server protocol for sharing data between social networks.

I'm very excited about this Working Group and I hope people who are concerned about free and open social networks will help make it a success.
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Trying this game for the first time.

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Government must stop competing with tech companies in invasive abuses of privacy; that's our job.

http://reformgovernmentsurveillance.com
It is time for the world’s governments to address the practices and laws regulating government surveillance.
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+Don Marti So if an attractive woman dresses provocatively and is raped, where do you stand?

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The intellectual father of the transatlantic slave trade doesn't deserve a national holiday https://e14n.com/evan/note/OTNQmHfdRZudQwzobR1bGQ
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+Stav Prodromou Fair point, but de las Casas is mostly known for suggesting African slavery; Washington, Jefferson et. al. are celebrated for other achievements.
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Welp, this didn't get fixed.
 
+Linus Torvalds you have a terrible temper and you treat people really badly.

You don't have to face the consequences of your actions because of your position of power. That makes your behaviour doubly reprehensible.

You are a bully. You need to get help.

+The Linux Foundation You need to take responsibility for the behaviour of your fellows on public mailing lists. You need to establish some guidelines for fellows, and you need to stick with them, regardless of who breaks them.

+IBM +Fujitsu +HP Intel NEC Oracle +Qualcomm +Samsung USA and other Linux Foundation members need to decide if they want to have their brands associated with bullying behaviour and homophobic slurs.

And the rest of of have to start saying that this kind of behaviour isn't OK.
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oh <facepalm> what has he done now?

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Pssst! If you're in New York or Montreal and you haven't tried Breather yet, use my personal coupon code, IKNOWEVAN1, to get a couple of free hours for evaluation.

http://breather.com/ for details.

It pays to know me, folks.
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That's an interesting idea. I see how it can be useful for entrepreneurs who are starting out and can't afford offices for the occasional client visit.

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Are you a Muslim who prays daily? I need your help with an idea; please message me.
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I'm sure there's already an app for that :)

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As most of you know, I've been working on a project called Breather for the last 6 months.

We got a lot of press last summer (basically "Great idea!" stories).

This article in @The Next Web is the first story by someone who tried out the service.

I recommend it if you're interested.
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Way to go guys!

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I'd love getting birthday wishes on the pump network.

If you don't have a pump network account yet, go to http://pump.io/tryit and sign up.

You can then go to https://e14n.com/evan and follow me.

Thanks!
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Thanks to federated social networks, you can now do both. :)

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No intentional backdoors in our products

(Originally from https://e14n.com/evan/note/6TeLvhQPTHu7BQwhoTvZOA)

In his "NSA Surveillance: A Guide to Staying Secure", Bruce Schneier describes how NSA and other agencies get access to data:

> Basically, the NSA asks companies to subtly change their products in
> undetectable ways: making the random number generator less
> random, leaking the key somehow, adding a common exponent to a
> public-key exchange protocol, and so on. If the back door is
> discovered, it's explained away as a mistake.

I'd like to state publicly that while we have had security issues in StatusNet and pump.io in the past, we have never intentionally introduced security errors into any of our software for any reason, including to make government surveillance easier.

When we have received information from researchers, we've done prompt public disclosure including rapid release of a patch, usually in less than 24 hours. We have not left security issues unreported or unfixed for any reason, including to make government surveillance easier.

I'm happy to answer any questions about this in public or via email at evan@e14n.com.
Bruce Schneier: The NSA has huge capabilities – and if it wants in to your computer, it's in. With that in mind, here are five ways we can protect ourselves
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One can only imagine the variants and forks of these malware/trojan/phishing scripts out there.  Hackers hacking on hackers, spoofing unknowing newbies into becoming remotely controlled bots for bad intentions.

We have somebody who wrote a script that hacks into PeopleAggregator, creates accounts, and then does nothing.  There are several variants of this script out there - and every once in a while it appears - again.  I assume it was written by this "one" coder - who I had to fire.  So he's been spreading this script around - we fill the hole - and then it appears again.

Ah - the joys of "open source!"
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