Marshall Sutherland
  


This is Your Brain Thinking About the Drug War
by ReasonTV on YouTube
Length: 0:32

Trump wants to spend "a lot of money" on a new round of anti-drug commercials. Just say no.
Marshall Sutherland
  
!Hubzilla Support Forum
Last night, I found myself using hubzilla on my phone and wanting to use the search function. I couldn't find it. Looking now, on a desktop, where I can more easily poke around, I still can't find it. Am I just not finding the icon or is it not there? Is it supposed to be there?
Marshall Sutherland
  
issue filed
Haakon Meland Eriksen (Parlementum)
  
Check your app page. On my phone I used add search app and pinned it, then it was available in my navbar.
Mario Vavti
  
Thing is that we atm can't handle the dropdowns the serach generates when looking for forums, names or tags in the mobile version. The workaround is, as suggested by @{parlehaakon@elsmussols.org}, to star the search app to have it in the app-tray and search from there.
Marshall Sutherland
  
Big Brother Meets Black Mirror in the Middle Kingdom

Imagine a world where everything you ever do or say is watched and rated by invisible eyes.

That’s why the only good system is an agnostic one, built with checks and balances to crush any group that tries to seize it for their own dark designs. That’s the reason I stand behind decentralized systems, so no one power can force-feed their warped ideology down everyone’s throats. Even if a system is built by the most enlightened men and women who ever walked the face of the Earth eventually someone with very different desires will come to power. And they will find every way to exploit the weaknesses of any poorly designed system for their own advantages.
Marshall Sutherland
  
Palantir Knows Everything About You

Peter Thiel's data-mining company is using War on Terror tools to track American citizens.
Haakon Meland Eriksen (Parlementum)
  
Thanks for sharing.
Marshall Sutherland
  
I'm going to be doing a server upgrade later today. From 2007-era to 2011-era equipment. But, hey, it's only costing me $50 (assuming no surprises that require me to need something else) to double my CPU power and RAM.

Fortunately, I found myself a new place to clone, recently, so that if if things go very wrong, I'll be able to say so.

I've been told that after I swap out the motherboard, my Linux install should still boot right up (both old and new are Intel processors). I'm hoping the fact that I'm using mdadm to mirror my boot drive doesn't complicate matters. If someone knows anything about this, specifically, speak up. I'll be checking back before I begin.
 Linux
Adam Robertson
  
I have done many similar upgrades. My experiece is that they each come with their own particular challanges unless you are having a lucky day and everything just works right when you put it all back together and turn the power switch on....I have had it happen a few times.
When that happens it is such a nice feeling.
Erik R
  
Welcome back ;)
Marshall Sutherland
  
mdadm says it has a raid1 with 2 working drives. I have 0 bytes of swap used (something I have never seen before!)

Happy dance!

The only downside I see, or rather hear, is that the cpu fan is louder then my previous one. Which reminds me -- now that it has been running for a while, I should check the temp...
Marshall Sutherland
  
Nobody ‘stealing’ your jobs, you spend too much on wars, Alibaba founder tells US
Chinese billionaire and Alibaba founder Jack Ma believes that improper distribution of funds and hyper inflated US military spending, not globalization or other countries “stealing” US jobs, is behind the economic decline in America.

“Over the past thirty years, the Americans had thirteen wars spending 14.2 trillion dollars,” said Ma, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos. “What if they spent a part of that money on building up the infrastructure, helping the white-collar and the blue-collar workers? No matter how strategically good it is, you’re supposed to spend money on your own people.”
Marshall Sutherland
  
I just noticed that this was over a year old. That doesn't make it any less true, except that the number of wars may have increased and the price tag has definitely increased since then.
Marshall Sutherland
  
Trump Announces Unprecedented Support for Legalizing Marijuana

On the first great-weather day of Spring 2018, President Donald Trump has committed to withdrawing federal objections to the legalization of marijuana, reports Tom Angell of Marijuana Moment.
Marshall Sutherland
  
Bernie Sanders Backs Bill To Punish States With Harsh Marijuana Laws
On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is signing on as a co-sponsor of the Marijuana Justice Act, introduced last year by Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ).

I guess it would be embarrassing to be seen to be lagging behind Supreme Leader Trump on this issue.
Marshall Sutherland
  
How to save your privacy from the Internet’s clutches

Another week, another massive privacy scandal. When it’s not Facebook admitting it allowed data on as many as 87 million users to be sucked out by a developer on its platform who sold it to a polit…

Quite a long list of suggestions at the end of the article.
Marshall Sutherland
  
Google works out a fascinating, slightly scary way for AI to isolate voices in a crowd

Google researchers have developed a deep-learning system designed to help computers better identify and isolate individual voices within a noisy environment.
Marshall Sutherland
  
Cops Around the Country Can Now Unlock iPhones, Records Show

A Motherboard investigation has found that law enforcement agencies across the country have purchased GrayKey, a relatively cheap tool for bypassing the encryption on iPhones, while the FBI pushes again for encryption backdoors.
Marshall Sutherland
  


What Should Have Happened at the Facebook Hearing
by ReasonTV on YouTube
Length: 2:27
It was hard to watch Mark Zuckerberg's congressional hearing without liking congress a lot less. In between the rampant showboating and clumsy soundbites, it became clear that a lot of legislators don't know enough about technology to competently regulate it. And even if they did, the federal government's track record on surveillance and privacy rights is less than sterling.
 humor
Marshall Sutherland
  


Big Food and Big Pharma: Killing for Profit?
by EFDD Group on YouTube

A recent presentation at the European Parliament.
 health
Marshall Sutherland
  


U.S. Government to Facebook: 'Americans Don't Like to Be Spied On'
by ReasonTV on YouTube

20 seconds long

"Americans do not like to be manipulated," Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.) told Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg during his appearance before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. "They do not like to be spied on." We can think of at least one whistleblower who agrees.
Mike Macgirvin
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Sophie
  
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Sophie
  
Nice edit winking face
Marshall Sutherland
  
The broken window fallacy is alive and well!

BP claims an oil spill off Australia's coast would be a 'welcome boost' to local economies

Coastal towns would benefit from an oil spill in the pristine Great Australian Bight because the clean up would boost their economies, energy giant BP has claimed as part of its controversial bid to drill in the sensitive marine zone.
Mike Macgirvin
  last edited: Mon, 09 Apr 2018 22:54:02 -0400  
Somebody gets paid for thinking this shit up?
Marshall Sutherland
  
Back when Robert Reich was US Labor Secretary, he claimed that natural disasters were good for the economy. People still say stupid shit like this every hurricane season.
Marshall Sutherland
  
They're back! 'Feds only' encryption backdoors prepped in US by Dems

US lawmakers are yet again trying to force backdoors into tech products, allowing Uncle Sam, and anyone else with the necessary skills, to rifle through people's private encrypted information.
Marshall Sutherland
  
!Hubzilla Support Forum
While adding back some feed channels I had in the past, I discovered that the old channels are still showing up in the directory from when they existed on my old Red Matrix site, red.farthinghalearms.com. That site has been gone for over 2 years now.

I'm not sure, but I feel like I've asked about this before and the answer was that they would eventually go away. It seems that they didn't. Two examples: freethoughts@red.farthinghalearms.com and fathead@red.farthinghalearms.com.
Mike Macgirvin
  
Must be a directory sync issue of some kind. They're both gone from the primary directory (gravizot.de).
Marshall Sutherland
  
OK. Doean't really matter to me, but in case something was not working as expected, I figured I should mention it.
Mike Macgirvin
  
Something is obviously not working as expected.
Marshall Sutherland
  
Why Are Cops Unaccountable? (with Jay Schweikert and Clark Neily)

Jay Schweikert and Clark Neily join us for a conversation on law enforcement and accountability. We also discuss qualified immunity and how technology is helping to combat police misconduct.
 law  podcast
Marshall Sutherland
  
I brought this feed channel back while I was at it.


https://hub.farthinghalearms.com/channel/freethoughts
Marshall Sutherland
  
Prosperity Movie Exclusive Screening Event

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Are we destined to ruin the planet we live on? Or can we heal the earth, eliminate pollution AND make a profit? This groundbreaking documentary says YES!
Marshall Sutherland
  
The movie maker is a podcaster I've been listening to for years, so I've been hearing about this since he started working on it. I posted it on reputation alone, but I've watched it since I posted it a couple hour ago.

The movie is basically about conscious capitalism, showing examples of companies doing the right thing for the environment, their communities and their employees. It ends with the message that we, as consumers, can have an impact by how we shop, bank and invest.

So refreshing compared to the usual dreck about how, if only we give our incompetent government more money and power, it will make it all better for us.
Marshall Sutherland
  
If you register to watch the movie, you will get a daily email for a week with links to additional videos (3/day) and resources. Here is a summary page of some of the resource links (I'm not suggesting that you shouldn't register and watch the movie): Prosperity Resources
HOUSING IS A VERB
  
this is GREAT! thanks for posting it. I am  so happy to get connected with this.
Marshall Sutherland
  
Encourage Trump’s plan to remove troops from Syria

Stop creating enemies in the Middle East
Marshall Sutherland
  
I've shared a few episodes lately, so I figured it was time to being back my EconTalk RSS feed channel.


https://hub.farthinghalearms.com/channel/econtalk