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Local Harbour - Photo taken in colour and black and white.

Rope Coil

So you have complex systems interacting with one another with no one engineer understanding how the systems work. It's possible that the engineers involved had no idea of the vulnerability when they wrote the code.

Staff in universities around the UK are pulling their hair out at the moment over a fuckwit racist government decision to bar students stuck overseas waiting on visa approval from attending live classes online.
Students in the UK are allowed to attend online if it's offered alongside face-to-face teaching.
How institutions administer this diktat is completely obfuscated.
Not to mention many involved in teaching will find it toxic to their ideology of removing barriers to learning.

When people say they have nothing to hide, let's reply:

* Post your passwords here
* Write down everybody you hate
* Tell the world who you voted for
* List all the videos you watched

- Medical history.
- Sensitive conversations with employers, children, spouses.
- Billing and banking information.
- Purchase information.
- Web search history.
And more...

I need privacy. Not because my actions are questionable, but because 'your' judgement and intentions are.

And it doesn't matter whether or not my communications are weighty or frivolous in nature - they are mine and only for those whom I've chosen to share them with. Not the government's, nor goog's, nor my ISP's, but mine.

Also, what is legal where I live today, may not be legal tomorrow and my discussion of it may incriminate my future self. It has happened in the past many times to others in other places.

Seems to have died again; but maybe there's hope that he'll be open to a more collaborative and federated approach now?

We neglected to mention the worst part. LeeCamp is currently effectively forced to use a platform (YouTube), that deleted all his 900 episodes of #RedactedTonight.

Yes, we realise the irony of a show called "Redacted Tonight" being #censored.

At least 30 of those episodes had segments that documented the insane (and continuing) #tortureByProcess by the #USA, #Sweden and the #UK itself of our greatest journalist, #JulianAssange.

Anything you can do to reach out to Lee will help us all.

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#free #frei #libre #自由 #じゆう Are you bilingual and would you like to see the FSFs free software resources in more languages? Email and join the translations team. It's the most effective way to bring free software to the world.

The August Paignton Library STEM Group meeting will be taking place on Saturday 13th August. This month our theme will tie in with the James Webb Space Telescope and the first images sent back on the 12th July,

As part of this we will be watching the recording of the August Space Telescope Science Institute public lecture which will be on the James Webb Space Telescope. Prior to this, we can also watch a short video to explain emission and absorption spectra.

Hopefully by meeting, I will have some resources to help with a practical activity looking at how viable light is made up of different colours.

In addition to this, there will be the usual activities which include coding, projects and what ever people bring along, we can adjust the room seating accommodate activities.

As always, this will be open to all.

Yes I am still alive and no I did not forget about my account on fedi

and with that

hello everybody!

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