Releasing the Cluster API

Damn! This is a big freakin' deal! Because I'm running my own Nextcloud instance, and they added a Mapping app to the set of one-click installs, and #GraphHopper is one of the free #DrivingDirections services you can add to it, I'm in the #News loop about this.

Somebody could spin-up a simple Nextcloud Hub, and pull in mapping data for political uses and build a grassroots organizing plan for getting a people-force out to doorways. I did something a bit like this in 2007-2008 but it wasn't anywhere near this simple. I had to precode a shitload of #VisualBasic stuff into an Access database file with preloaded data for the locality that was doing the work and get it to them somehow as an excessively large file. In this case, with all the built-in security and sharing #Nextcloud has, a single person could set this up and run it out of their home Internet connection off of an old PC converted into a server.

#CommunityOrganizer #Grassroots #Politics #Change #Activism #Hacktivism

Releasing the Cluster API

GraphHopper Directions API']We’re happy to announce our new product: the Cluster API! It solves the β€œcapacity clustering problem” by assigning a set of customers to a given number of distinct groups (called clusters).

Super-Secure Computing with ORWL by Design SHIFT

This miniature #computer has quite a technological punch! Watch the embedded video below to see how easy they make it to be #Secure with your data and computational needs.

Librem 5

Well, I did it. I prepaid for a #Librem5 from #Purism. Their shipping next quarter. I'll be doing the standard unboxing bullshit videos and so on.
Paula Gentle on Friendica friendica (via ActivityPub)
Awaiting Shipment
futren diaspora
rupp, your response echoes the reaction I get most of the times, when
I tell people purism is fraudulent.
I had the same argument with unknown error. Until he changed his perception of purism.
Unfortunately he deleted his posts. And only let his newest post stay present.
what a reply you posted.
That is because purism has been lying from the beginning. Not one of their hardware
products have not been tainted by lies.
complaint I have is the level of tech that a person needs to have to read it is prohibitively high.
You are right. Which make knowledgeable free software people resent purism,
because purism takes advantage of the fact that people are ignorant about
the matter.
your writing is an β€œall or none” type
No, it is not. You do not understand this is not about free software. It is about
not lying about your product. If seller says his 300g butter packet weighs
500g, he is a lier.
fully free, ethical and open-source operating system
is a similar lie.
was shocked by the revelations
Which shows you are ignorant on the matter. I am warning you
about purism. I do not try to stop you from buying an
iphone, android phone or librem 5. I provide you
pieces of information about the librem 5.
avoid Intel products
There is no difference between amd and intel. No new x86 cpu is able
to work if not running non free software. This is about informing people.
You cannot do anything against it, if you want to have
a x86 computer.
would need to have Purism become a processor manufacturer
This is about purism must stop lying about their products.
nothing we do anywhere is safe
It is irrelevant regarding purism is lying about their hardware products.
don’t see any presentation of evidence that the abuse is happening.
You show, you have not understood what this is about. Maybe intel and amd
spy on computer users. Maybe they do not. What we cannot have, is
a seller who says
fully free, ethical and open-source operating system
if the computer runs software which is not open source software.

Intel is using compromised encryption techniques to send themselves information about my system
Can you elaborate?
taken a copy of the stream they are sending to themselves and decrypted it
One reason to favor free software is, free software makes it easier to
verify what a piece of software does.
what are my options right now?
As I mentioned before, the dire fact about many computers is, if you
come to the conclusion that you only want to have free software
on your computers, it is difficult to achieve that goal.
You can buy a x86 librebooted computer.
Or a power cpu computer
You can buy a replicant phone, if you can accept that the bootloader
and the modem is non free software. And wifi and gps does not
work, if you do not install non free software yourself.
best option a person has at this time?
Maybe the librem 5 is better on free software than a replicant phone?
Maybe it is not? The difference between replicant and
purism is, purism lies and replicant does not.

Purism lies about their notebooks.
Thinkpenguin does not.

Your takeaway should be, if you inform yourself about free software
About how new x86 cpus require non free software to run.
then you become an asset for free software.
Also if you have computers running non free
software. Tell people about free software. You
should also get to know about riscv.

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 occupants seemed normal they are let off with a warning, if not, then it escalates. I assume you would argue that this is regularly abused by our racist cops to convict innocent people just so they can claim to have done their job. I would agree. I would counter that if the laws go to the other extreme to heavily protect the innocent (which is what we claim to do), then this will be easily exploited by the people of criminal intent. These are intractable because we must make a subjective decision as to whether we want to convict more innocent people or free more guilty people. It's really hard to decide where to cut the baby in half. I honestly can't decide whether I'd favor a feckless leader with all power or a competent benevolent authoritarian or a de facto deity with no authority running the collective intent of a group of people. Pure democracies seem to be mathematically unstable and rife to break into warring fragments.

Anyway, it appears that while we were arguing, others like the Sylvester McMonkey-McBean's of the world were building a "Star-off machine".
Halfway down they talk about two companies creating countermeasures to video fraud.

In closing, I've never been convinced that Anarchism was a valid approach to life in general due to the state of human nature. I'm not unwilling to have my mind changed, but not in this thread. Start a new one or tag me into an existing one that will get me up to speed on why you think it's a working framework for humanity. eg: I have no idea what this meant
large-scale anarchism with morals instead of laws
@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 πŸ˜€

Notes to yourself and privacy...

If you make notes or use #GoogleKeep you should know about this #Masterpiece in progress. The work of @Carnet is delivering a Note taking app called #Carnet for our new treacherous age of information. I access mine via my private #Nextcloud server, but they have other ways too. Register at and access via the mobile app, web browser or desktop program.
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