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A database of everything that has been published.
Welcome to the Snowden Digital Surveillance Archive. This archive is a collection of all documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden that have subsequently been published by news media. Our aim in creating this archive is to provide a tool that would facilitate citizen, ...
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Computer science researcher, teacher, developer (Debian)
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The STRONG Patents Act ignores the biggest problems with our patent system and turns back the clock on real reform.
"Reform" refers to making changes in something in order to improve it. The STRONG Patents Act, introduced yesterday by Sens. Coons, Durbin, and Hirono, claims to be a "reform" bill—in reality, it would achieve the exact opposite.
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"Training" that leaves people crippled.  The state supported Microsoft, not the student!
He spent 9 months doing vocational rehabilitation training at World Services for the Blind in Little Rock where he received one-on-one training to improve his computer skills and learn basic programming. ... He taught himself how to do microarray analysis in Windows based on the minimal computer training he received. ... everyone else in his bioinformatics program is using Linux – on Windows he doesn't have anyone to troubleshoot issues with when he runs into problems.
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The stuff he's using isn't something that "comes with Microsoft", it's a third party piece of software. Probably a very expensive one. That's what the accessibility market is — third party pieces of software that cost hundreds when not thousands and run on windows.

I have a blind friend whose windows software for screen reader/Braille line (the same software does both the reading and drives the Braille line) is JAWS from Edmund scientific — If you look up the prices for that stuff, the Braille line hardware is something like 7 or 8 grand for the 80 character one, and JAWS costs... ISTR 1600?

Small markets.

For phones, incidentally, most blind people are migrating to iOS.
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Gluglug Warns Against Github and Gitorious
Please do not use gitorious!

http://libreboot.org/gitorious/

_Libreboot used to host backup git repositories on gitorious, but in
light of the recent news, I have deleted my account there. You should all do the same too._

_Gitorious is now no better than GitHub. And, gitorious is now dead; GitLab has taken it over. GitLab (company) makes money via a proprietary version of GitLab. They are working against the free
software community_
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Please do not use gitorious! http://libreboot.org/gitorious/ Libreboot used to host backup git repositories on gitorious, but in light of the recent news, I have deleted my account there. You should all do the same too. Gitorious is now no better ...
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There's still a free version of GitLab. (Personally I use Redmine.)
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On a more positive note...

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Corporations Have Used Our Money To Build Their Businesses 

Over half (57 percent) of basic research is paid for by our tax dollars. Corporations don't want to pay for this. It's easier for them to allow public money to do the startup work, and then, when profit potential is evident, to take over with applied R&D, often with patents that take the rights away from the rest of us. 

All the technology in our phones and computers started this way, and continues to the present day. Pharmaceutical companies have depended on the National Institutes of Health. The quadrillion-dollar trading capacity of the financial industry was made possible by government-funded Internet technology, and the big banks survived because of a $7 trillion public bailout.
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We should own a lot more than we do. Free-marketists like to complain about "redistribution", but where were they when this was happening? (Making sure they got their cut, I'd imagine...)

It's past time to turn the tables.

cc: +Nicole Tin ...who has been rather quiet recently...
The Corporate Debt to Society: $10,000 Per Household, Per Year
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The game is rigged.
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A friendly reminder while people pass around news of the latest branded SSL bug as evidence that free software is insecure.  Non free software puts you at the mercy of an owner, perhaps the same people who made SSL suck on purpose.  
It has become more obvious that Windows back doors are there by design (or knowingly left there by intention) even after Snowden's NSA leaks
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If you follow zero day trackers there is no comparison... MS has and always will be more of an issue. The difference is FOSS doesn't hide anything good or bad, MS hides all the bad.
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The last tribe to battle US military expansion on native land is now locked into another battle for survival. Using a defense bill rider, Republicans have handed off sacred Apache lands to a foreign mining interest, putting a crucial water aquifer in jeopardy.
In Arizona, the Apache are fighting to protect their sacred land from mining giant Rio Tinto and Republicans in Congress.
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Noam Chomsky said that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is a true patriot who revealed vast surveillance programs that have nothing to do with combating terrorism. The noted intellectual made the comment in an extended interview with Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman which aired Tuesday.
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Thank you, Mr. Snowden for your bravery and patriotism. We might have never been made aware!
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Gluglug Warns Against Github and Gitorious
Please do not use gitorious!

http://libreboot.org/gitorious/

_Libreboot used to host backup git repositories on gitorious, but in
light of the recent news, I have deleted my account there. You should all do the same too._

_Gitorious is now no better than GitHub. And, gitorious is now dead; GitLab has taken it over. GitLab (company) makes money via a proprietary version of GitLab. They are working against the free
software community_
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Please do not use gitorious! http://libreboot.org/gitorious/ Libreboot used to host backup git repositories on gitorious, but in light of the recent news, I have deleted my account there. You should all do the same too. Gitorious is now no better ...
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The value of sousveillance has been demonstrated again: "A Louisiana man was paid $50 to deliver a summons in a brutality case to a police officer, as he left a courthouse. The man was arrested and charged with assaulting the officer; the claim was that he had fought with the officer, striking him hard enough to move him back several feet. Charges were supported by two ADAs at the scene. For two years, prosecution against the man proceeded.

"Unfortunately for these particular, conniving officers, the ADAs, and the DA, the man had asked his wife and nephew to film him delivering the summons so he could prove he had done so. Eventually, the case came to the jurisdiction of the Louisiana State AG's office - where all charges were promptly dropped. The man is currently pursuing a civil-rights lawsuit against the law enforcement officials involved."

Good cops need to erase any sense of protectiveness toward bastards like these.  Most cops are heroes, doing a very hard job!  If they want to be viewed that way, they must adapt to this new era and help to eliminate the thugs. Our trust will then be their own best defense.

http://www.wwltv.com/story/news/local/investigations/mike-perlstein/2015/02/26/charges-crumble-after-cell-phone-video-uncovered/24039559/
What the officers and attorneys did not know was that he had one critical piece of evidence on his side: grainy cell phone videos shot by his wife and nephew.
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KDE Print Assistant Part of the wonderfully useful and flexible Ksnapshot in KDE 4. +Marco Fioretti wrote about this nice utility back in 2012, 
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/linux-and-open-source/a-little-known-digikam-tool-print-assistant/

#kde   #wheezy  
Print Assistant Rocks. Look what I found lurking in the KDE 4 version of Ksnapshot, a print assistant. The tool seems to come from Digikam and may have been in the 3.x branch of KDE, Now it's in the Ksnapshot "send to" menu as well. The print assistant is great at what it does, but also prints ...
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Thanks, +Thomas Weissel.  I'm not sure if Debian installs kipi-plugins by default with the KDE desktop install.  
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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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