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As my old friend (and then Salon editor) Andrew Leonard wrote in 2004, it's very easy to live in an echo chamber -- and since then, with the rise of news-via-social-media and even more self-segregation in what news sources one views (like Huffington Post, Fox, etc) it has just gotten worse.

Michael Moore has a finger on how many people in Trump's demo think. Don't poo-poo him. Commit yourself (even if you don't love Hillary) to ensuring you don't have to deal with the horror that would be President Trump. And it wouldn't end there.... it would tilt the Supreme Court for a generation and guarantee that money would continue to rule the country and inequality would just get worse.

And don't just say "ok I'll go out and vote". Volunteer. Go door to door (far more effective than phone calls today). Set up a stand at the train station. Talk to your friends and family.
Friends: I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I gave it to you straight last summer when I told you that Donald Trump would be the Republican no...
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WebRTC uses end-2-end encryption (DTLS-SRTP) - well, at least in Mozilla; Chrome still supports SDES which is monumentally insecure (against the server, which gets the keys) and a MUST NOT in the spec.  hint hint... ;-)  There's still the issue of Identity to deal with for safe e2e connections (and PERC for conferences)
 
Arstechnica doing quite the public service in their review of the new Skype,
But [Microsoft]''s blog post completely ignores these concerns. Ctrl-F that thing for "privacy" or "security" and no results are found. Similarly "encryption." Nor do we see words like "specification" or "protocol." And in this day and age, it's not clear that any of this is really good enough.
http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/07/skype-finalizes-its-move-to-the-cloud-ignores-the-elephant-in-the-room/

Technology is so vastly much greater than a product. For the last decade, as the early web maturitized and productized (was colonized by vast interests), the sell has been "don't think about it!," has been the sales pitch. I don't think privacy and security are themselves compelling enough reason to pitch us people, us consumers back into considering the fine technical facts- the conditions for wide-scale misuse of aggregated data systems is not hostile too us enough, yet, and only some folk are predisposed or attuned to concern themselves with privacy and security- but Ars is still pretty on target here.

Ultimately we should be concerned with mediated vs disintermediated systems because of positive liberties, freedoms to do things we couldn't otherwise do. Freedom from technical subterfuge- a negative liberty- is not as strong a case against the march of cyber-productization that has it feels like almost completely swept us over.
The move away from peer-to-peer has its virtues, but much is left unanswered.
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Pretty good. I'd quibble a few (vi/vim? ewwww... but yes I know just enough to get by in it, since that was handy in embedded environments.)  #27 is quite true...
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Here's an interview with me about an overlooked aspect of the recent Clinton email scandal.
Missing from the analysis and debate regarding the U.S. government's decision not to prosecute presumptive Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton
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"The Senate Wants To Let The FBI See Your Browser History. This Democrat Is Trying To Stop It." - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ron-wyden-fbi-browser-history_us_5771a7cae4b017b379f71469?section=
“If you know what websites a person is visiting, it’s akin to spying on their thoughts."
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We're calling for a worldwide day of action to stop the Rule 41 changes. Help us defend privacy.
EFF Calls for a Day of Action on June 21. Please join us. The Department of Justice is using an obscure procedure to push through a rule change that will greatly increase law enforcement’s ability to hack into computers located around the world. It’s an update to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure. If Congress does nothing, this massive change will automatically go into effect on December 1.
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Read from the bottom up. Especially the 8:00pm entry... He's right, this is the most important election of your life.
Join us at 8 p.m. tonight for Sullivan’s return to blogging as he covers events at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
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Milo Yiannopoulos, aka Nero aka some real basic garbage in human form, got the boot from Twitter last night as a result of encouraging his racist and/or sexist and/or alt-right pals to go after actress Leslie Jones, who starred in the new Ghostbusters, aka the film sexist manboys wailed was ...
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Wow; they got it up!  That means they basically have a working (or mostly working) PlayNet system up on a Stratus... (PlayNet wrote the original code that was licensed to CVC to create QuantumLink, which was then ported to the PC and renamed America Online.....).

I still have my Stratus PL/1 manuals sitting around... and C64 disks with PlayNet sourcecode (perhaps readable, perhaps not).
 
I think reader @iphigenie nailed this: "An epic geeky journey in its own right."
Habitat restoration required recovering a 300-pound, circa-1989 server.
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House leaders politicized the Orlando Pulse shooting to preserve government powers for unconstitutional warrantless searches.
After hurdling procedural barriers, a congressional attempt to protect privacy and encryption failed on the House floor yesterday, falling short of a majority by a mere 24 votes.
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If there's any moment Sen. Chris Murphy wants people to share from the 15-hour floor speech, it's his emotional final words.
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    OS Group Lead, 1988 - 1994
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    Sr. Software Engineer, 1994 - 1998
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    Directory of Network Protocols, 1998 - 2011
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Great! Fantastic food, top-notch service, nice ambiance. And very friendly to kids. It's not on their online menu, but they have a kids menu, crayons, pages to color. They have a cool room for larger parties (up to ~8) in their wine cellar. Quieter, private, charming. The food is wonderful - everyone loved what they got. The braised short ribs were fall-apart tender. The salad special was fantastic. And the chocolate souffle - don't miss it, and tell them you want it when you order as it takes ~40 minutes to make.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Excellent. Really good toppings, especially the mushrooms and sausage. Sauce is good; doesn't overpower other flavors by being too sweet. Looking forward to trying their other menu items. And delivers (hot!) to Valley Forge Mountain!
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Ate in the Japanese room upstairs. Wonderful sushi; especially the tempura lobster roll and the Rainbow roll. They have a few very nice traditional tatami rooms as well, and some nook-type western seating plus an area of tables (but not a huge expanse, it's reasonably intimate). Very nice.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Total hole-in-the-wall, crowded downstairs (there are more tables upstairs that get you away from the crush of people ordering). Wonderful food. We especially liked the Chicken Bhartha, the Paneer Chili Masala, their Naan, and the Paneer Saag. The Chicken Tikka Masala was quite good, and the chicken was especially tender. I would go there again in an instant. Anytime near dinnertime there's a serious crush downstairs to order. We ate there with two very young kids (upstairs), and they were very helpful and understanding about little kids not being very neat with eating rice.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Poor - FairService: Very Good
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
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reviewed 2 years ago
Fantastic food, great lunch buffet, super friendly. Been going there for 10 years.
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
The best place in the Philadelphia area for Rhododendrons and Azaleas, and one of the best on the east coast
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reviewed 4 years ago