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Cleveland Police vs Community Deputy Police Chief Ed Tomba had this to say about activists at the RNC,

We have a real, real good idea of who we think is coming here and what their objectives are, And if we can deter those objectives, that's what we're going to do.

Recently, the FBI and local police have run a door knock intimidation campaign. Members of Food not Bombs and other organizations were visited at home by officer friendly who wanted to make sure everyone stayed safe at the convention. Because undercover police will mingle with the crowds, ignore the muscle bound dudes who tell you to do stupid or destructive things.
Activists said they view the visits as intimidating, while a spokeswoman for the FBI acknowledged that "community outreach" is taking place as law enforcement officials plan for a "safe and secure" convention in July.
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Yes, the campaign against Jacob Appelbaum stinks like the one against Assange. There's a long list of activists over the last 60 years who were abused this way, more or less "neutralized" with more or less bullshit. Richard Stallman, Eric Raymond, Ralph Nader, and Martin Luther King Jr. spring to mind. There are many others, less well known, that people in the free software community are familiar with. This is how the rich and powerful divide the community and eliminate perceived threats and they are incredibly petty.

Dawson's analysis is particularly interesting because the author has first hand experience with Appelbaum, rape, and cointel type targeting. She's right about any level of targeting, government or corporate, changing a person's perspective entirely. The loose fitting details of the accusations oddity make eye glossing reading, and Dawson does an excellent job of that, but the real meat and power of her analysis come from her very personal experience.

In the first place, she tells us that Appelbaum is not the jackass the accusers make him,

Listening to the stories being told about him, you would think Jacob a callous, foolhardy, exhibitionist. Every experience I’ve had of him and his inner circle (and no, I do not know them exceedingly well however, being in Berlin, they are very visible within the community) is that they were the opposite. Careful, reserved, private. Particularly wary of outsiders and newcomers. Well aware that they are all targets and of the ways in which they could be entrapped.

She also talks about her own experience being harassed for her reporting. She admits that it sounds loony, but it's more than believable in the wake of Barrett Brown, Aaron Swartz, Julian Assange, and other whistle blowers. The specifics are somewhat distracting and should have been referenced rather than rewritten.

Her experience with violent rape is perhaps the most powerful part of her analysis,

The lack of victim impact in the statements is massively disturbing. It is as if the statements were written and/or edited by women who are not victims at all. I have highlighted that in bold type because it is such a profound and obvious discrepancy. It sticks out like a sore thumb, across all of the testimonies. There is constant complaint of power imbalance and fear of reprisal but no tangible complaint of ongoing personal emotional ramifications from these alleged experiences, other than embarrassment. No claim or description of lasting harm. This contradicts everything I have seen, witnessed and personally experienced over the years, and I find it impossible to ignore. If you don’t understand what victim impact is, let me spell it out for you.

and then she does. By demonstrating her understanding of how victims of the alleged crimes behave, she convinces us that they are not behaving like what they say they are.

Basically, the campaign looks more to her like a planned attack on Wikileaks, ToR, and the infrastructure we need as a society to protect ourselves from war crimes, torture, elimination of privacy, economic neutralization, and other facets of our run away police state. The campaign stank that way from day one, and Dawson excellently documents many of the smelly details. Those details are not a substitute for actual familiarity with the subject mater. From her perspective, the whole thing is as fake as a billboard cowboy promoting lung cancer.
By Suzie Dawson. I once tried to tell Jacob Appelbaum a funny joke. He did not think it was funny. In fact, he was visibly mortified and uncomfortable. My joke was a retelling of something that had happened to me when I w...
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This is the way things should be done. Using technology to benefit the people, instead of big businesses.

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/06/what-if-switching-fiber-isps-was-as-easy-as-clicking-a-mouse/
Ammon's open access network makes all ISP offers available at one website.
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Cisco says in just one week in February they detected 1,127,818 different IP addresses being used to launch 744,361,093 login attempts on 220,758,340 different email addresses -- and that 93% of those attacks were directed at two financial institutions in a massive Account Takeover (ATO) campaign. ...
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When I first read about the alligator story, I was confused...was this a case of a parent letting a kid cross a fence and go swimming in some ditch near a Disney park? I volunteer at a facility that does in fact see parents let kids climb over fences and get into gardens and destroy things, and it's an ongoing struggle to manage such visitors, so I assumed - based on the vitriol - that this must have been a case of that sort of thing. I mean, why were people blaming the parents unless it was clearly something that egregious?

Because people are assholes who like to blame parents for tragedies, that's why.

Go look at these other photos other parents took of their kids PLAYING ON THE SAME DISNEY RESORT BEACH. Would you blame any of them if an alligator swooped up and snatched their kid? Because alligators fucking do that.

FFS, if you can't let your kid run around on a DISNEY RESORT BEACH safely without being blamed, where the hell can you? This is DISNEY'S fault. If there was a chance an alligator could be in that water, it should be checked DAILY. And if it's not being checked, they can't just put a couple of "no swimming" signs up...toddlers are going to go stomp in water BESIDE A PLAY BEACH. If they wanted to keep everyone away from the water THERE SHOULD BE A FUCKING FENCE.

And hey, assholes who like to judge parents...if you saw a parent walking five paces behind their kid all day at a beach like this, you'd scoff that they're a helicopter parent because you are judgey asshole and no parent can ever do right in your perfect perfect eyes.

This family is NOT to blame for this tragedy. They had every reasonable expectation of safety ON A DISNEY RESORT PLAY BEACH.

So STFU and stop blaming these parents.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/morganshanahan/parents-call-upon-the-village-to-support-lane-graves-parents?utm_term=.kbRed9O5l5#.kt0A2VarZr
Two-year-old Lane Graves died at Disney's Grand Floridian Hotel in Orlando.
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Oh, Lord... some people are crazier!!
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This song is made for you and me! // According to the "This Land" suit, the melody of the song is actually a Baptist hymn from the late 19th or early 20th century, often referred to as "Fire Song." //
Attorneys: Song, published in 1945, should have passed into public domain in 1973.
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55 dollars is by no means adaquate recompense for losing what I put into the PS3. I lost a lot of brain cells to making the cell architecture work at all back in 2002 or so. But I guess it's nice of all those lawyers to chip in for a couple cups of coffee.

https://news.slashdot.org/story/16/06/22/2247224/sony-agrees-to-pay-millions-to-gamers-to-settle-ps3-linux-debacle
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: After six years of litigation, Sony is now agreeing to pay the price for its 2010 firmware update that removed support for the Linux operating system in the PlayStation 3. Sony and lawyers representing as many as 10 million console owners reache...
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What's new, G+ asks me? Well, I'm feeling a bit sad to see that 10+ years of US disinvestment in HPC has finally born fruit (see top500.org). You don't erase a 5x advantage quickly, if ever. It's not like we didn't see it coming -- at least some of us. As a result many of us moved years ago from National Labs to work at nice places like Google ...
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Own processors and not spyware Intel, GNU/Linux... God save China!
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One of the things you risk crossing the US border, or driving in Texas.
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Last week the guide to good practices for university #OA policies passed the milestone of 125,000 page views.
http://bit.ly/goodoa

The guide is based on the experience at Harvard and many other institutions around the world in drafting and implementing rights-retention OA policies. It has led to the adoption of OA policies in North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia, and has been endorsed by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Australasian Open Access Support Group (AOASG), Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI), Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR), Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL), Enabling Open Scholarship (EOS), Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA), Mediterranean Open Access Network (MedOANet), Oberlin Group, Open Access Directory (OAD), Open Access Policy Alignment Strategies for European Union Research (PASTEUR4OA), Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook (OASIS), Right to Research Coalition (R2RC), Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), and SPARC Europe, and the UK Open Access Implementation Group (OAIG).

If your institution is considering an OA policy, or if you want it to, please have a look at the guide and spread the word.

Disclosure: I maintain the guide with +Stuart Shieber as part of the Harvard Open Access Project.

#oa #openaccess 
Last revised May 18, 2016. Version 1.5. Suggested short URL for this guide = bit.ly/goodoa. Preface. This is a guide to good practices for college and university open-access (OA) policies. It's based on the type of rights-retention OA policy first adopted at Harvard, Stanford, MIT, ...
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#2178of2383 - #NAFTA vs #Glass_Steagall #union #occupy #BLM

Ralph Nader says Hillary Clinton’s ‘imploding potential’ too great, advises Bernie Sanders to stay in race

http://thebernreport.com/ralph-nader-says-hillary-clintons-imploding-potential-too-great-advises-bernie-sanders-to-stay-in-race/

Four-time presidential candidate Ralph Nader has a bit of advice for Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders. Stay in the race.

In an opinion column run this week in TIME magazine Nader said Sander should ignore cries from the Hillary Clinton campaign that he is playing the spoiler and stay in the race until at least the convention, if not longer...
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In an unprecedented move, the Washington State Democratic Party has endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders for President at its state convention in Tacoma.
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I'm a Medical Physicists from New Orleans, Louisiana now living in Mobile, Alabama.  A relatively current resume, links to my pictures and notes can be found here.
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*A Good Place for Routine and Performance Service* I bought parts and used computers for gnu/linux boxes here five years ago. It's a great place for computer repair, parts. The owner is friendly, low key, and knows what he's doing. Most customers seemed satisfied. The shop also looked like a good place to build a gaming/media rig. It was filled with exotic motherboards, graphics cards, sound systems, etc. The owner is a gamer himself. The owner is a treasure. I would give the place five stars if it were not for tobacco use which may put people off when they walk in. Don't let it. The owner managed to keep the systems clean by walking outside to smoke.
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