throwaway_molotov

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throwaway_molotov wrote

All the drama. It seems to be fairly petty, is a huge distraction, and makes me not want to come back which is sad. I'm just here for interesting reads to stay up to date on the wold and learn some shit.

Peeps need to learn to say "I disagree but that's ok lets just move on cause this isn't going anywhere. :)"

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throwaway_molotov wrote

Not a direct answer, but related:

I like the idea of modifying billboards so they show subversive messages. This can be done obviously or subtly. For example there was a billboard near me advertising Skye internet as "horror free". I wanted to spraypaint something like "stop selling weapones to turkey, make Syria =>" with an arrow pointing to the words "horror free". But I chickened out and they changed the billboard. I think this term is called culture bombing but that didn't turn up what I was looking for when I searched it. Adbusters had a big campaign around this sort of stuff back in the day.

Peeps in Oakland have also been tearing down billboards and turning them into tiny houses for peeps on the streets: http://narrative.ly/this-graffiti-artist-is-tearing-down-billboards-and-turning-them-into-shelters-for-the-homeless/

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throwaway_molotov wrote

Checkout Tarsnap. It's encrypted pay-as-you-go storage. Since everything is encrypted on your machine you know that they can't be scanning for known hashes of pirated files or anything. The client is open source and they have an active bug bounty so I'd say it's pretty secure as far as a 1 man operation can be.

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throwaway_molotov wrote

RethinkDB was built by an open source startup. They couldn't monetize it at scale, but the team did a great job of open sourcing and documenting everything when they shut down. This included previously proprietary extensions offered under an enterprise license. The community picked it up an ran with it.

More like software ER rather than software necromancy. That being said, there are whole industries of specialists who are brought in to resurrect dead software projects that are still used in production. For example, rewriting an existing COBOL project in C++ with matching byte for byte output (since that's what the factory hardware expected).

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throwaway_molotov wrote

I live in Dundee. You see the occasional "1488" markered onto a door, which gets covered up pretty quick. At the end of the year someone put up some horrid anti-gay fliers on the local LGBTQ youth center, but we suspect they were from out of town and there was a ~60 person rally the next day against neo-Nazis and in support of the youth center.

Not too organized beyond the anti-austerity socialist / communist groups, but people keep an eye out for each other I'd say.