The Secret IRS Files: Trove of Never-Before-Seen Records Reveal How the Wealthiest Avoid Income Tax https://www.propublica.org/article/the-secret-irs-files-trove-of-never-before-seen-records-reveal-how-the-wealthiest-avoid-income-tax
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.
@micahflee in retrospect this sounds mildly sarcastic but its not. Its genuinely relieving to know that because I never share the url the odds of anyone finding this dumb blog are minuscule, and the odds of anyone tracing it back to me even smaller.
But if it was not hypothetically public in some fashion it would not be nearly as cathartic, so yeah. thanks a bunch.
@micahflee Thank you so much for your great work! Onionshare makes it super easy to host a rage-vent .onion blog that I know no one will ever read.
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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I like this. this makes me chuckle.
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.
streaming podcasts and minetest:
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
This afternoon at 6pm CT join our friends at Cryptoparty Ann Arbor for an action planning workshop on banning facial recognition!
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