Wishful thinking (thread)
So I've been thinking about my ideal version of a social network...
1. It should be built on encrypted chat systems. So all DMs should be E2E encrypted. Public messages should be signed (to prevent spoofing) but not encrypted. Importantly, it should be a federated system, like Mastodon or email. This is definitely possible since Signal (TextSecure, at the time) used to federate with WhisperPush by CyanogenMod.
Here's something I've been thinking about for a while.
If an ultra secure messaging system were to be subverted by the developer(s) compromising the app by adding a silent/invisible extra party to all conversations (i.e. all 1-on-1 chats become, in effect, group chats), would there be any way to know? That is, this silent/invisible extra party would get all messages and replies for anyone the developers wanted to spy on (if, for example, they were served with a warrant or any other reason).
An interesting perspective on the series "Jack Ryan" and some commentary on propaganda in general.
Just to be clear, I completely understand that both the people pushing this Greens/fire nonsense, and their constituents, do not actually believe it. They just say they do because they need to, otherwise they'd have to do some self-examination and that would lead them to places they'd rather not go. But seriously, how can we even talk to people like this? How do we get out of this situation? Short of armed revolution, mind you.
Now I'm not telling you to like or dislike Greens policies (or politicians). I'm not even telling you whether their policies would have caused more or fewer fires. What I *AM* telling you, is that the Greens have not implemented their policies anywhere. This is not a matter of opinion, this is simple mathematics. The Greens are not in power pretty much anywhere. So unless you're suggesting all of these fires started in Byron Bay, then you're just a moron.
Federally, the Greens have 1 seat in the HoR (vs 77 for Coalition and 68 for Labor) and 9 seats in the senate (vs 35 for coalition and 26 for Labor)
In NSW parliament the Greens have 3 MLA (vs 48 LNP and 36 Lab) and 3 MLC (vs 17 LNP and 14 Lab).
At local council level, they may have a few majorities up in the Northen Rivers region. But that's about it.
I'm currently at this event: https://pretix.eu/thoughtworks/ASDay2019/
Come along if you're around.
@ashfurrow I'm continuously getting "429 Throttled" messages in the web interface. Is this normal?
This is going to be a long thread on why certain folks on "the left" don't appear to understand what's really going on with Trump's withdrawal from Syria.
This may contain some content I already shared on Twitter, but that thread sucked so I fixed it here and added a lot more content.
As always please save your comments until the end, which I'll mark with /end.
The final collapse of the Labor Party, and with it, any semblance of an opposition.
So this is currently doing the rounds.
Does anyone else think that this is some sort of misdirection?
An analysis of the reasoning behind the impeachment inquiry by @AnarchoNinaWrites
@AnarchoNinaWrites Have you ever read this book? Do you know anything about it or its veracity?
@AnarchoNinaWrites What do you think of the recent announcement by Pelosi to launch an impeachment "inquiry?"
Apart from the fact that it's the worst possible reason to impeach Trump, you think this is real? Misdirection? What's the plan here?
Why Syncthing kept deleting my files as I re-created them.
Article by @AnarchoNinaWrites , ICE is continuing on its path towards being a completely unaccountable agency.
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