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Q: What's the kindest thing a stranger has done or said to you?
A: Oh God! I can't even tell this story and not cry.
I used to manage an LGBT bookstore, when bookstores were still a thing. One night, a caller says he thinks he might be gay and is considering self-harm. We were not a crisis center!
But as long as we're talking, he's safe, right?
So I talk to this guy and I answer questions, and I try to be encouraging and I'm maybe sounding a little frantic and I'm definitely ignoring the 4--5 customers in the store, and this angel of a woman puts her hand on my shoulder and asks for the phone.
"My turn, she says".
And SHE, this 50-something lesbian talks to this stranger on the phone. And a LINE FORMS BEHIND HER. Every csutomer in the store knows that call, knows that feeling, and eveyr person takes a turn talking to that man.
That story comforts me so much to this day.
Finally – FNTI*#CryptoParty!
This Saturday, June 12th 2021, 4 pm CEST
online via BigBlueBotton
Our #privacy is such a beauty, let's come together and learn how to protect it.
For women, enbies, trans* and inter* people only.
Ich freue mich total. Eine #Mobilizon-Instanz für Berlin geht an den Start.
Die Einweihung wird auf einer Kundgebung am 18.6. im Görli zelebriert!
#SharingIsCaring Kommt rum! Das ganze ist draußen mit Maske und Abstand.
Die Kungebung ist in Solidarität mit den Künstler*innen in der Pandemie (die ja in Hartz IV gedrängt werden) und gegen die Geschäftsmodelle der großen Tech-Unternehmen (die unsere Privatsphäre durchdringen).
Please allow me to re-share my rough sketch of some advanced carbon capture technology
In a final step, the user took #SailfishOS X, same as before, and changed just a few lines in /etc/connman/main.conf
(removed all the FallbackTimeservers, Ipv4StatusUrl and Ipv6StatusUrl configuration)…
...and it does not connect *anywhere*.
Completely empty list of external connections.
Thing of #beauty.
- #UbuntuTouch – connections every several minutes to a few Canonical and ubports servers – probably tuneable, but behaving like this out of the box.
- #SailfishOS X – connects to some NTP servers, to ip4.jolla.com (detection of WIFI capture portals) and some AWS server, exchanges a few bytes and stops; repeats the same process after ~12 hours (probably network clock synchronization).
This is even less than #GrapheneOS‘ default connections.
Interesting thread in the #SailfishOS forum where a user set up the following experiment:
They flashed an Xperia X phone with different OSes, left them idle without running any apps and then saw how often and where the OS is connecting to by default (tcpdumps).
- #Android 8.1 from vendor – an expected catastrophe: within one minute, it „connected everywhere“.
So the European Parliament decides to adopt privatized Internet censorship -in the name of opposing "terrorist content- without a fuckin vote.
Any country can ask any company to take down any content in *ONE HOUR* if it is "terrorist content".
Hungary, Poland, will love that. Maybe if you call to burn EU Democracy, you'll be taken down too?
Anyone still believes #EU is relevant? that EU Parliament is "democratic"? That any of this is just and fair?
Oscars 2021 – a mixed bag
• Chloe Zhao first woman of color Best Director winner 🎉
• Black actors only win for supporting roles not leads 😡
• My Octopus Teacher best documentary 🌈
• Ja Ja Ding Dong was robbed 🐳
Interesting news regarding #SailfishOS in this morning's community meeting.
Maybe that dream of a hackable Linux-based OS on repairable, ethically sourced hardware could finally come true! \o/
A few links on the topic, all in German:
Renate's original call for help:
A portrait of the library in the taz:
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Berlin-based comic artist (he/him).
Tooting about comics, infosec, queerness, and Elves.
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