EvilGnome: A New Backdoor Implant Spies On Linux Desktop Users

Thanks, @Passagier 451 for the repost of this via @thehackernews_unofficial since many Linux types think that we're invincible.
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My pleasure, information and knowledge must be shared ;)

Quote: "Data is the new oil, and the EU is giving it all away"

Oh #Snap! Yes they did! The hegemony of #Microshaft and #Google are about to get their wings clipped. The drug dealer method of addicting people to software is going to come to an end (somewhere).
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Unlocking The Secrets Of Greenland’s Ice Sheet — And Why It’s Key To Our Planet’s Future

Not that people need another thing to #Worry about, but this podcast discusses another thing to worry about. If you like to have more information to bolster your discussions about #ClimateChange and how #Urgent it is, this show has plenty of new facts in a different vector of the subject. Its focus is solely on #Greenland's #Environment and it's all timely information.

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A funeral industry giant keels over

(This post looks best when viewed directly on #Friendica)
This is another great #Podcast for the @Stock Picking Discussion forum. The detail I caught in the story making it worth mentioning is one that might go past people who don't think about #Finance. It won't take you long to listen to this show, but here's the...
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Episode 924: Stuck In China's Panopticon

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OsakaAli diaspora
I’m not a person who thinks #Islam should be given respect, but I do think people should no matter what.
What a minute ... as far as I know, the PRC isn't attacking the Uighur's personhood, just their adherence to their chosen "religion" (i.e. the reported "re-education camps", shaving beards, unveiling of women, prohibition of Arabic script, forced pork and alcohol consumption based on religious conviction, etc.). It seems to me that the people are still being allowed their due "respect". So isn't "Islam" being disrespected here, and not the people, which is consistent with your own convictions?
What I got from listening to it was that the government of China was using DNA research to find unique markers that would define the Uighur people as differentiable from the rest of the "real" Chinese people. It doesn't seem that religion is the problem, but the "otherness" of the people who happen to all be born into the religion of Islam.

The pattern is also similar to US internment of the Japanese and the German pre-WWII concentration camps for Jews. It wasn't the way the Jews prayed that bothered the Germans, it was the existence of a differentiable people that they deemed "less than". I think the US internment was more about stealing the property of the Japanese-Americans than it was about war.

Also, this may not be obvious but I use the word respect in a mathematical way. The variable that gets respect in a formula is the one that controls the outcome. I don't respect it doesn't mean I seek to destroy it, it just has no power over me. The treatment of the Uighur's is abuse at the least and criminal with some certainty.
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What I got from listening to it ...
I neglected to invest time in your link; if you think that will make a difference in understanding where you are coming from, let me know. Also, how long is the recording, si vous plais.
It's 26:50 in length. I'm posting from Friendica, so you don't see it rendered correctly. Try this link?
I usually embed a player for people to play a podcast in anonymity through my post along with a link to the source.

The show is produced by the National Public Radio here and it's a Financial podcast most of the time, but this episode is off their normal material. They are really good about being human with their perspective, aka: not greed-driven.

Arithmetic is the spelling bee of mathematics...

At a recent #Graduation #Party, somebody asked me, "What's <a big number> times <a different big number>?"

I answered, "I don't do #Arithmetic."

Somebody else quipped, "aren't you the WNY-math-Guy or something like that?"

So, yes and.
I pointed out how if you compared #English to #Mathematics, any person has the ability to tell a story despite many people not being able to spell all the words correctly. I said that arithmetic is garbage #math, theirs much... show more
Arithmetics is god's way of showing you, "You count."
Dear Micheal. I'll try to send you some of my math graphics. I construct exotic manifolds with the mapping of contour integrals and analytic continuation artifacts. Aliasing is one of my processes for projecting higher-order waveforms. My initial interest in calculator software was for computational mathematics. But that soon expanded to include pure math and technical symbolic languages.

British business seeks to cash in on carbon

I have an important #Podcast for the @Stock Picking Discussion forum. You can listen to the whole #Marketplace show, but my focus is on the story about using CO2 as a building block for normal products that we would build with petroleum products. The link at the bottom gets you to the whole show, the embedded player above it has just the part about #CarbonNeutral #Environmental #... show more

Just curious @LanL what got you started on Diaspora and do you do other Federated sites?
LanL diaspora
Hi Michael, just stumbled upon the fediverse, between Friendica and Diaspora, I randomly chose to sign up Diaspora first. I like the federation concept, the clean UI, without any ads and data collection. I've quit using FB and Instagram for a couple of years because I didn't like the concept of pushing ads by collecting user data... but I still use Twitter sporadically for news and other information.
I think the main difference between Friendica and Diaspora is on Friendica we have BBCode to fancy up the posts ( and the calendar feature.

Diaspora is the O.G. of the feature-rich Federated networks. I almost did Diaspora but wanted the calendar for future uses.
LanL diaspora
@Michael Rupp Sounds interesting. I'm gonna try Friendica out. Thank you for the insights.

A feature request...

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Holy crap. I use both and didn't know they had photo manipulation tools.
Michael Vogel Friendica (AP)
What update problems do you had? Normally this should work flawlessly.

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I spoke too soon about admin access. Somehow I got timed out and can't log in again. And it's throwing this error/warning despite my LetsEncrypt being only at its halfway old mark:
Do you still have got a .htaccess file? When you update from a really old version then you have to copy that file from the default file.
Just posted details here

I do remember checking my .htaccess file in a panic that first few hours after the upgrade, but I was only going from 2019.01, and the initial install was the version right before that one. My current .htaccess file was last edited on March 1st, 2019, and it's contents are identical to the .htaccess-dist file.
P.S. I'm back!

Nouriel Roubini on the US-China Thucydides Trap

Amazing #Podcast this episode of #AlphaChat! Definitely @Stock Picking Discussion material. Nouriel Roubini reveals in a very logical, functional, causal way how recessions typically happen. #Investing in a #Security—or a store of capital—is in a way like launching a ship on the ocean. If you planned to launch it without knowing how the tides work, it's just a #CrapShoot wether you will get grounded by a reef or not. The old addage is, "a rising... show more

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Michael Rupp Friendica (AP)

Radio Open Source

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I found the video at the end of this short article from Al Jazeera English intriguing to say the least. it's only about a 10-minute video, but it says a lot!

#Iran's Revolutionary Guard shoots down US drone

Elite force says #US #drone brought down in its airspace, but US officials say it was flying in international territory.

Elite force says US drone brought down in its airspace, but US officials say it was flying in international territory.

America has cultural mental disorders...

Meanwhile, on #Fathersday in #America (or #Murka) a collection of Independent #Fundamentalist #Baptist flamethrowers descended on the anniversary of the #PulseNightclub massacre to go full #Hitler. Apparently, these deranged "Pastors" want more #LGBTQ people assassinated by random acts of unprovoked violence. F... show more

40 Acres | OnTheMedia

Woa. #America has been shitty to people for a really long time. Stole back the 40 acres and a mule, AND paid former slave holders for the value of the formerly owned slaves! We were a Trump-style country for a long freaking time.

Part 2 of "Eviction Crisis"

#Emancipation #Racism #Reparations #RedLining #HousingDiscrimination #FHA
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And if you missed it, here's part one...

Part 1 of "Eviction Crisis"

Impossible Burger & Satan

You heard right a #Florida #RWNJ has linked veggie burgers to #Satanism

Twitter: Right Wing Watch on Twitter (Right Wing Watch)

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Rick Wiles > R. W. > Right Wing

Doomed from birth!

Charles Koch: The Luke Skywalker of Rich People | by: Behind The Bastards

So this is how #America got so #FuckedUp...
#Koch's made political crystal-meth out of Ayn Rand's dangerous ideas and a bullshit form of #Libertarianism then sold it to the people they were fucking over #Economically.
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And, Part two is here:

#BehindTheBastards #Liberal #MeetsHighStandards #World Comedy (x) Contemporary Issues (x) News (x) Podcast (x) Politics (x)
When I first tried the #BehindTheBastards #Podcast I thought this is a fun romp through the weird details of histories most well-known monsters. I discovered later that they quickly ran out of historic #Bastards and moved onto living #Monsters. This show is now in the category of #News because of the content it reveals.

A wealthy Iraqi sheikh who urges a hard-line U.S. approach to Iran spent 26 nights at Trump’s D.C. hotel

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# #Criminal #USA #POTUS #President #EmolumentsClause #Trump #Emolumental #War #Iran #FalseFlag #Military #America's #Vietnam #Emolument Contemporary Issues (x) Crime (x) News (x) Politics (x)

Trump's war in Iran

Every #Iranian I've ever met, I've liked tremendously. If it weren't for our stinking backward thinking governments, we would all be good friends.

Janine Jackson takes a quick look back at recent press, including coverage of #Iran, Saudi Arabia, and polio and the CIA.
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Making America Antitrust Again

As if we needed another reason to #Hate #Amazon, they are the worst threat to free-market #Capitalism since Standard Oil. I avoid using them at all costs. Now they have US FAA approval for #drones!

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Because politics matter a lot in investing lately...

you're going to want to make some time to listen to this podcast by @intercepted where they talk frankly about the upcoming options for the American #POTUS

BONUS: "We've Got People"

Intercepted — Jun. 2

As Democrats continue to debate whether to initiate an impeachment inquiry, Trump seems to be going nuts from the Democrats’ continuing probe into his possible obstruction of justice, corruption, and abuse of power. The Intercept’s Ryan Grim explains Nancy Pelosi’s…

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Good post. I understand you to be correct in that population is the largest driver worldwide in GDP. These arguments also leave out the very important fact that there is also a "quality" of the GDP pie. To get the fastest growing GDP pie you use wasteful methods and offload costs as much as possible. Working at increasing the quality of the pie can also create happiness. This would be such things as closed cycle production and minimal offloading of costs, etc. Not a larger pie, but a higher quality pie I believe would cause the most "Happiness" (not sure what to call it).
So true that quality is a better way to live! However, as it's measured, I don't think cheaper inputs to a product or service change the GDP. To avoid double counting they won't measure components made to become part of a final product that a consumer buys; they just measure the price the final product sells at. But, if cheaper inputs lower the final products price they will sell more units and thus raise the total GDP. Is that what you meant?

The theorybiz article has many of the items that I was thinking of, especially the increasing #scarcity. For example, the topsoil in the #USA is being depleted and is a positive in the GDP figures. Increasing the farming quality so that we have no net loss of topsoil should lead to the best possible results in whatever measure is used.

HUD Secretary Ben Carson Testifies on Housing Policies

In a subtle way, this 5-minute video exposes systemic problems added by nefarious agents via lobbying which retard our economy in a way that benefits racists.

#PrisonIndustrialComplex #SystemicRacism #Economy
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Oh shit, GAB...

I see why GAB software was a problem.
#RWNJ's trying to find their safe-space, but still, shove their hate in other people's faces. Latest news: they're stealing #Mastodon code cause they can't get their shit together.
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There's no stealing in the free SW world, it's okay to do. Let's rather address what's wrong about their ideology.
I knew that but it felt right in spirit. Like when Microsoft stole Linux to prop up their OS.

Fantasy Football

So I'm wondering if their's a built-in aversion in #Federated social networking against #FantasySports, more specifically #FantasyFootball which is a right bunch of fun. It seems that people attracted to #ActivityPub are also the type who would like it.
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Its leftist bias is showing
Can you edit that so it's coherent?
SomeMoreNews is satire. Cody Johnston isn't shy about his political leanings. That comment was dumb. a P2P lending service is going bankrupt after a few years of operations...

I spend a lot of time thinking about alternatives to #Banking. I'm not really sure how I feel about this story yet. I first heard about it in the last few minutes of the FT #Podcast called #BankingWeekly.

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Well yes, you're right in many things as well, but I still stand behind my point. Banning revenge porn or fake news based on deepfakes seems reasonable at first, it can pass, but that precedent is dangerous as hell. That policy alone won't completely eliminate deepfakes happening and especially the fake news endangering the rich and powerful will lead to things like punishments of simply having a deepfake program installed on your computer. When wealth and power is in bet, laws will get ridiculously restrictive... as they did for example with the so called "intellectual property" when someone can nowadays own a single color or idea and you can get sued and punished for using that color or idea. Or be arrested as a "holocaust denier" for simply critically researching the events. Such laws also become another weapon of the powerful against those who endanger them (Assange, Snowden etc). They'll remotely install such program on their enemy's computer, arrest them, label them a terrorist, discredit and silence them, with the society's approval.
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We obviously have much more to talk about than just this one thread.
Your specific examples all have merits. I don't know if I can make valid counterclaims that you couldn't make valid counterclaims to, so maybe I'll leave this thread here as it is. An example of intractable counterclaims would be on the topic of restrictive laws. I know some laws are written with wild leeway for the law enforcement authorities (eg. malfunctioning automobile taillight), and I know that they do this for a reason; to detain people without probable cause that would hold up in court whereas the timely circumstantial evidence appears to convict the person of interest. The tail-light stop is nearly never used by authorities, and at times I see them driving with a tail-light out, but if a person driving (in a law-abiding way), inside a matching car that was identified in an armed robbery, with the same number of occupants, the nearby police would make a stop claiming the tail-light was out even if it was functioning (can't prove it wasn't for a moment when he looked). If the routine check on the occupan... show more
@Michael Rupp coincidentally I have found a great source I can now refer to (feel free to comment on that thread), rather than spend hours in threads trying to word the arguments myself. I feel like I've made my main points here and don't want to go much deeper in this thread either, but for you as well as other readers, let me try to use my newly found source:
I’m not unwilling to have my mind changed

I’ve never been convinced that Anarchism was a valid approach to life in general due to the state of human nature.
Anarchist FAQ: What about "human nature"? -- this should address that point. If you're genuinely open-minded here, give it a read, it won't be a wasted time 😀

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#WorldWeekly #Mainstream #MeetsHighStandards #World #UnitedKingdom #UnitedStates Banking (x) Finance (x) News (x) Podcast (x) Securities (x) Trade (x)
Like the other FT News podcasts, a very unbiased podcast with timely, impactful reporting which focuses on international politics and how it affects us as investors.

#BankingWeekly #Mainstream #MeetsHighStandards #World #UnitedKingdom #UnitedStates Banking (x) Finance (x) News (x) Podcast (x) Securities (x) Trade (x)
Like the other FT News podcasts, a very unbiased podcast with timely, impactful reporting which focuses on decisions banking sector's make and how it affects us.

#NewsInFocus #Mainstream #MeetsHighStandards #World #UnitedKingdom #UnitedStates Banking (x) Finance (x) News (x) Podcast (x) Securities (x) Trade (x)
A very unbiased podcast with timely, impactful reporting for people who invest excess capital into marketable securities.

#FreakonomicsRadio #Mainstream #MeetsHighStandards #UnitedStates Contemporary Issues (x) Economics (x) News (x) Philosophy (x) Podcast (x) Politics (x)
This show is delightful and educational. Even if you are studied in Economics, this twisted, convoluted thinking will enhance your way of looking at things. I think the magic is having a professional communicator being the front man for a very free-thinking economist. Stephen Dubner (the frontman), is a masterful storyteller who gets at the heart of discovery learning in the show's format; you aren't being taught anything, you are discovering things during the show. Steven Levitt (the economist), is tantalizingly open-minded. It's as if he has an artists mind and sees things in a way that our mind's eye wouldn't have thought of. When you hear his convoluted ideas, you are pleasantly amazed.
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