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Re-read Frankenstein this weekend. Such a good book.
"So much has been done, exclaimed the soul of Frankenstein — more, far more, will I achieve; treading in the steps already marked, I will pioneer a new way, explore unknown powers, and unfold to the world the deepest mysteries of creation."

Made the transition back to Virtualbox after using gnome boxes for 6 months. While I love gnome boxes for how it "just works" and for its simplicity, I kept bumping up against its limitations, so back to virtual box it is. I was already using it for android emulation so the transition back was easier then I thought.

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explanation of what I meant by "secure-attestation-based" at the end:

The first part talked a lot about servers and ownership over processes & how its related to power, having power over other people.. About how in academic Computer Science right now, no one has figured out how to make a process that operates directly on data but does not "own" that data (can censor, falsify, or spy on it).

Also mentioned how DRM today uses an ersatz solution for this called CPU secure enclaves and secure remote attestation. And how some projects (Signal's secure contact discovery) have started using the same tech to try to liberate people, but I have a lot of doubts about how viable this ersatz solution is in the long term / how viable it is for more widespread use.

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Blrg. Having real time email conversations is frustrating, esp because I use POP3 and have Thunderbird set to only pull email when I explicitly tell it to.

One of the reasons I still have a lot of fondness for Email is that in many ways its like writing a long form letter. But if your message can be contained in 1-2 sentences please use signal or matrix or XMPP or IRC or one of the gazillion other chatting applications on the market.

I get unreasonably annoyed whenever I see someone use anything other then year/month/day date format

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Excited to announce that The Intercept now has a Tor onion service version of its website, giving users a more anonymous option for reading the site

theintercept.com/2021/04/28/to

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This afternoon at 6pm CT join our friends at Cryptoparty Ann Arbor for an action planning workshop on banning facial recognition!
us02web.zoom.us/meeting/regist

This is the hard hitting surveillance and drone news I subscribe to google news for:

Well the committee meeting starts in 15 minutes. Time to put my game face on.

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