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Hello World! Here's our first post. There will, hopefully, be many more to come.

If you're into any aspect of STEMA, philosophy, ethics, or hacking, piracy, making, copyright law, open source, GNU/Linux, or the gothier side of the night then this is for you!

Hippie Death 

Birdsite, farming demographics 

**Documents reveal Monsanto surveilled journalists, activists and even musician Neil Young**

"Explosive new documents reveal the U.S. agribusiness giant Monsanto ran a “fusion center” to surveil and discredit journalists and activists who criticized or wrote damning reports about Monsanto, as well as legendary singer-songwriter Neil Young…"

alternet.org/2019/08/documents

#news #bot

[Video doorbell] Is a Perfect Storm of | Electronic Frontier Foundation

This arrangement makes salespeople out of what should be impartial and trusted protectors of our civic society.

eff.org/deeplinks/2019/08/amaz

Crossposted at social.thefreaks.club

crossposted at https://social.thefreaks.club 

Sometimes "doing the right thing", once described to others sounds like "doing the crazy thing", but it's still the right thing.

goddammit i wish i had enough money to buy things new and also to hire electricians

Since pixel art/animations seem to work nice on here...

seriously tho, anyone else ever think about how the early cretaceous period was on the other side of the galaxy?

Been reading about 8chan and I going offline. I'm a bit conflicted. Yes it a cesspool of hate, but it's also censorship taking it down.

🤔

one thing at a time, i scream at my brain who is attempting to break itself apart into many mini brains in a doomed attempted at multitasking

Hey guys! Join our GNU Social group at
social.thefreaks.club/group/sw for science-y & stuff
social.thefreaks.club/group/cw for Linux, open source, etc stuff
Also have (phpBB)forums at thefreaks.club which is a brand new website

If you're more into the old skool atmosphere we've got
science.dreamwidth.org (not staffed by us)
komputerworld.dreamwidth.org (brand new, open to name change (and open to being a Paid account!))

Keep Calm, Carry On. VLC Not Affected by Critical Vulnerability

A recent security alert caused a panic where people thought the VLC Media Player was affected by a critical vulnerability that had no patch. The problem is that the vulnerability was not in VLC, but rather a module that was replaced over 16 months ago.

bleepingcomputer.com/news/secu

You Might Want to Uninstall VLC. Immediately.

Because of its free and open-source nature, VLC is one of, if not the most popular cross-platform media player in the world. Unfortunately, a newfound and potentially very serious security flaw discovered in VLC means you might want to uninstall it until the folks at the VideoLAN Project can patch the flaw.

gizmodo.com/you-might-want-to-

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