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When I Took My Zipcar Into the Wilderness - The Zipcar door would not open. My brother and then my sister held the card over the reader and wa... more: theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/

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This is a great piece on is being used as an alternative to the traditional banking system in Palestine.

coindesk.com/palestinian-civil

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Going to kick back and see how far I can get with Mueller Report Volume 2 of 2. This is the more useful one, the first one was an old legal prosecutor taking a faff. This other volume will reveal that grandpa Mueller hides razor blades in those Werther Original Candies he always carries in his pocket.

And then I will be the one citizen that actually read the blasted document. It's a badge of something, all-right.

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They still call it "mass shooting" when the terrorist is not Muslim. That label is so political. https://www.badvoltage.org/2019/08/08/2x57/
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ICE, FBI reportedly scan driver's license photos for facial recognition searches - CNET - It's all been happening without license holders' knowledge or consent, according to The Washington... more: cnet.com/news/ice-fbi-reported

The news incarnation of the 411 scam:

My dear father will not be released by the Turkish government any time
soon.All I ask of you is to assist in the transfer and investment of the
funds in a neutral country on behalf of my son Hassan until he is of age.

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“1” is the perfect encryption key because it can decrypt into everything. >cough<

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Federation "has taken us pretty far, but it's undeniable that once you federate your protocol, it becomes very difficult to make changes. And right now, at the application level, things that stand still don't fare very well in a world where the ecosystem is moving"

A critical look at why federated services "will fail". I hope for the best but it's good to know what we are up against.

lwn.net/Articles/687294/

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2009: But does it run Linux?
2019: But does it use ActivityPub?

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That time the airplane infotainment client crashed and was running Redhat.

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