September 23, 2014


Así funciona The Pirate Bay por dentro... y así evita a las autoridades

Así funciona The Pirate Bay por dentro... y así evita a las autoridades


En 2006, la policía irrumpía en el proveedor de alojamiento del popular tracker de BitTorrent The Pirate Bay y confiscaba todos los servidores. Pese a todo la página siguió funcionando y, con vistas a evitar una situación similar en el futuro, en 2012 los responsables de la misma aseguraron que TPB ya no tendría servidores que requisar: su lugar estaría, desde entonces, en la nube.

Ahora, dos años después, desde Torrent Freak publican más detalles sobre la estructura interna que utiliza el tracker. Sabemos, por ejemplo, que en la actualidad el sitio funciona sobre 21 máquinas virtuales contratados por todo el mundo y no tienen hardware propio (específicamente servidores). En total todas ellas suman 182 GB de RAM, 94 CPU y 620 GB de espacio, aunque dicen no utilizarlo al completo.

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#ThePirateBay #TPB #seguridad #p2p

September 22, 2014


[How the Pirate Bay's Clever Hardware Set-Up Keeps the Site Alive](

How the Pirate Bay's Clever Hardware Set-Up Keeps the Site Alive

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:30:00 GMT, by Adam Clark Estes

Various countries and corporations have been trying to shut down the Pirate
Bay for years, and yet, the site keep soldiering on. This is not an accident.
It's actually the result of an ingenious cloud-based hardware
that's spread all over the world and more or less


#the-pirate-bay #torrents #copyright #hardware #virtual-machines

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Découvrez la Sono...

Découvrez la Sonothèque, des sons de qualité dans le domaine public :-) #audio #sound

The GNU project

FSF Events: GNU Guix organizes on-line hackathon (#guix IRC channel, Freenode)

The hackathon will take place primarily on-line, on the #guix IRC channel on Freenode. We have started collecting a list of hacking ideas. Feel free to stop by and make more suggestions!

The hackathon is accessible to anyone with experience in GNU/Linux packaging or systems hacking. Scheme programmers will find additional things to work on in the tool set. Finally, we will also be welcoming newcomers and helping them get started.

This is a followup to last year's hackathon, organized for GNU's 30th anniversary.

About GNU Guix:

GNU Guix is the functional package manager for the GNU system, and a distribution thereof.
In addition to standard package management features, Guix supports transactional upgrades and roll-backs, unprivileged package management, per-user profiles, and garbage collection. It also offers a declarative approach to operating system configuration management. Guix uses low-level mechanisms from the Nix package manager, with Guile Scheme programming interfaces.
At this stage the distribution can be used on an i686 or x86_64 machine. It is also possible to use Guix on top of an already installed GNU/Linux system, including on mips64el.

parallel @ Savannah: GNU Parallel 20140922 ('Scotland') released

GNU Parallel 20140922 ('Scotland') has been released. It is available for download at:

Haiku of the month:

bash for loops vanquished
jobs fan out over network
collated results!

New in this release:

  • If the file give as --sshloginfile is changed it will be re-read when a job finishes though at most once per second. This makes it possible to add and remove hosts while running.
  • Bug fixes and man page updates.

GNU Parallel - For people who live life in the parallel lane.

About GNU Parallel

GNU Parallel is a shell tool for executing jobs in parallel using one or more computers. A job is can be a single command or a small script that has to be run for each of the lines in the input. The typical input is a list of files, a list of hosts, a list of users, a list of URLs, or a list of tables. A job can also be a command that reads from a pipe. GNU Parallel can then split the input and pipe it into commands in parallel.

If you use xargs and tee today you will find GNU Parallel very easy to use as GNU Parallel is written to have the same options as xargs. If you write loops in shell, you will find GNU Parallel may be able to replace most of the loops and make them run faster by running several jobs in parallel. GNU Parallel can even replace nested loops.

GNU Parallel makes sure output from the commands is the same output as you would get had you run the commands sequentially. This makes it possible to use output from GNU Parallel as input for other programs.

You can find more about GNU Parallel at:

You can install GNU Parallel in just 10 seconds with: (wget -O - || curl | bash

Watch the intro video on

Walk through the tutorial (man parallel_tutorial). Your commandline will love you for it.

When using programs that use GNU Parallel to process data for publication please cite:

O. Tange (2011): GNU Parallel - The Command-Line Power Tool, ;login: The USENIX Magazine, February 2011:42-47.


GNU sql aims to give a simple, unified interface for accessing databases through all the different databases' command line clients. So far the focus has been on giving a common way to specify login information (protocol, username, password, hostname, and port number), size (database and table size), and running queries.

The database is addressed using a DBURL. If commands are left out you will get that database's interactive shell.

When using GNU SQL for a publication please cite:

O. Tange (2011): GNU SQL - A Command Line Tool for Accessing Different Databases Using DBURLs, ;login: The USENIX Magazine, April 2011:29-32.

About GNU Niceload

GNU niceload slows down a program when the computer load average (or other system activity) is above a certain limit. When the limit is reached the program will be suspended for some time. If the limit is a soft limit the program will be allowed to run for short amounts of time before being suspended again. If the limit is a hard limit the program will only be allowed to run when the system is below the limit.

GNU MediaGoblin: MediaGoblin 0.7.1 released

MediaGoblin 0.7.1 has been released! This is a bugfix release building on MediaGoblin 0.7.0.

Upgrading is highly encouraged to those running postgresql databases especially. There were some issues in the previous release that lead to users of postgresql to see random errors. We had some problems related to a couple of (non-critical) features not handling transactions well… these have been disabled for this release, but will likely be re-enabled by 0.8.0’s release.

Thanks to everyone who made this release possible: Andrew Browning, Christopher Allan Webber, Jessica Tallon, Low Kian Seong, Matt Molyneaux, and Odin Hørthe Omdal. Thanks so much!

Please see the release notes for details. Happy goblin’ing!


Os Mutantes – Discografia – 13 Albuns Completos [mp3]

Os_Mutantes_-_Os_Mutantes-FrenteOs Mutantes (“The Mutants”) is an amazing influential Brazilian band from the Tropicalismo movement. Founded in 1966, Os Mutantes played strange popy psycheledic/progressive rock, importing in Brazil sounds coming from the US, the UK and the rest of Europe at the time, integrated with the new sounds and explorations of the Tropicalismo movement (special mention to

, beautiful cover from French Françoise Hardy). Fantastic stuff!

This compilation contains 13 albums, and is presented as their full discography.

Get the file: Os Mutantes – Discografia – 13 Albuns Completos (194 tracks, mp3)

bought for 5 Reals (1.6€) Near Praça Roosevelt in São Paulo.

Not-totally-random playlist:
Panis et circenses O relógio Baby Bat macumba Le premier bonheur du jour N Dia 36 Rita Lee Caminhante Noturno Quem Tem Medo De Brincar De Amor Meu refrigerador não funciona Hey Boy Oh! Mulher Infiel Eixe entrar um pouco d' Eu s Cidad Tudo foi feito pelo sol Sagitarius

Track Listing:
09 – Os Mutantes – Os Mutantes (1968 Brasil Psycho)(MPBrega) by 1PocodMusica
1968 – Os Mutantes
1969 – Mutantes
1970 – A Divina Comedia ou ando meio desligado
1970 – Tecnicolor
1971 – Jardim elétrico
1972 – Os Mutantes e seus Cometas no Pais do Bauretz
1973 – A e o Z
1974 – Tudo foi feito pelo sol
1976 – Ao vivo
1976 – Cavaleiros Negros (Compactos e Raridades)
1978 – O ultimo Show Vol. 1
1978 – O ultimo Show Vol.2
1998 – Everything Is Possible!

./09 – Os Mutantes – Os Mutantes (1968 Brasil Psycho)(MPBrega) by 1PocodMusica:
01- Panis Et Circenses.mp3
02- Minha Menina.mp3
03- O Relógio.mp3
04- Adeus Maria Fulô.mp3
05- Baby.mp3
06- Senhor F.mp3
07- Bat Macumba.mp3
08- Le Premier Bonheur Du Jour.mp3
09- Trem Fantasma.mp3
10- Tempo No Tempo.mp3
11- Ave Gengis Khan.mp3
Os Mutantes – Os Mutantes.jpg
Os Mutantes – Os Mutantes.txt

./1968 – Os Mutantes:
01 – Panis et circenses.mp3
02 – Minha menina.mp3
03 – O relógio.mp3
04 – Adeus, Maria Fulô.mp3
05 – Baby.mp3
06 – Senhor F.mp3
07 – Bat macumba.mp3
08 – Le premier bonheur du jour.mp3
09 – Trem fantasma.mp3
10 – Tempo no tempo.mp3
11 – Ave Gengis Khan.mp3

./1969 – Mutantes:
01 – Dom Qixote.mp3
02 – Nâo vá se perder por aí.mp3
03 – Dia 36.mp3
04 – Dois mil e um.mp3
05 – Algo mais.mp3
06 – Fuga nº2 dos Mutantes.mp3
07 – Banho de Lua (Tintarella di Luna).mp3
08 – Rita Lee.mp3
09 – Mágica.mp3
10 – Qualquer bobagem.mp3
11 – Caminhante Noturno.mp3

./1970 – A Divina Comedia ou ando meio desligado:
01 – Ando meio desligado.mp3
02 – Quem Tem Medo De Brincar De Amor.mp3
03 – Ave Lucifer.mp3
04 – Desculpe Babe.mp3
05 – Meu refrigerador não funciona.mp3
06 – Hey Boy.mp3
07 – Preciso Urgentemente Encontrar Um Amigo.mp3
08 – Chão de Estrelas.mp3
09 – Jogo De Calçada.mp3
10 – Haleluia.mp3
11 – Oh! Mulher Infiel.mp3

./1970 – Tecnicolor:
01 – Panis Et Circenses (English).mp3
02 – Bat Macumba.mp3
03 – Virginia.mp3
04 – She’s My Shoo Shoo (A Minha Menina).mp3
05 – I Feel A Little Spaced Out (Ando Meio Desligado).mp3
06 – Baby.mp3
07 – Tecnicolor.mp3
08 – El Justiciero.mp3
09 – I’m Sorry Baby (Desculpe, Babe).mp3
10 – Adeus Maria Fulô.mp3
11 – Le Premier Banheur Du Jour.mp3
12 – Saravah.mp3
13 – Panis Et Circenses (Reprise).mp3
Info (English).txt
Mutantes (Em Paris).jpg

./1971 – Jardim elétrico:
01 – Top Top.mp3
02 – Benvinda.mp3
03 – Tecnicolor.mp3
04 – El Justiciero.mp3
05 – It’s Very Nice Pra Xuxu.mp3
06 – Portugal De Navio.mp3
07- Virginia.mp3
08 – Jardim Eletrico.mp3
09 – Lady, Lady.mp3
10 – Saravá.mp3
11 – Baby.mp3

./1972 – Os Mutantes e seus Cometas no Pais do Bauretz:
01 Posso Perder Minha Mulher Minha Mae.mp3
02 Todo Mundo Pastou Ii.mp3
03 Vida De Cachorro.mp3
04 Dune Buggy.mp3
05 Cantor De Mambo.mp3
06 Beijo Exagerado Todo Mundo Pastou.mp3
07 Balada do Louco.mp3
08 A Hora E A Vez Do Cabelo Nascer.mp3
09 Rua Augusta.mp3
10 Mutantes E Seus Cometas No Pais Do Baurets.mp3
11 – Todo Mundo Pastou II.mp3

./1973 – A e o Z:
01 – A e o Z.mp3
02 – Rolling Stones.mp3
03 – Você sabe.mp3
04 – Hey Joe.mp3
05 – Uma pessoa só.mp3
06 – Ainda vou transar com você.mp3

./1974 – Tudo foi feito pelo sol:
01 – Deixe entrar um pouco d’água no quintal.mp3
02 – Pitágoras.mp3
03 – Desanuviar.mp3
04 – Eu só penso em te ajudar.mp3
05 – Cidadâo da terra.mp3
06 – O contrario do nada é nada.mp3
07 – Tudo foi feito pelo sol.mp3
mutantes – capa.gif

./1976 – Ao vivo:
01 – Anjos Do Sul.mp3
02 – Benvindos – Mistérios.mp3
03 – Trem – Dança Dos Ventos.mp3
04 – Sagitarius.mp3
05 – Esquizofrenia.mp3
06 – Rio De Janeiro.mp3
07 – Loucura Pouca É Bobagem.mp3
08 – Hey Tu.mp3
09 – Rock’n’ Roll City.mp3
10 – Tudo Explodindo.mp3
11 – Grand Finale.mp3
12 – Anjos Do Sul.mp3
MutantesFront 2.jpg

./1976 – Cavaleiros Negros (Compactos e Raridades):
01. Cavaleiros Negros.mp3
02. Tudo Bem.mp3
03. Balada do Amigo.mp3
04. Mande um Abraço pra Velha.mp3
05. Ando Meio Desligado.mp3
06. Jingle da Shell (1969).mp3
07. Ando Meio Desligado-Não Faz Marola.mp3
08. Ando Meio Desligado (Versão Single 1969).mp3
09. Banho De Lua-2001 (Ao Vivo TV 1968).mp3
10. Glória ao Rei dos Confins do Além.mp3
11. Suicida.mp3
12. Apocalipse.mp3
13. A Voz Do Morto.mp3
14. Baby.mp3
15. Saudosismo_New.mp3
16. Marcianita_New.mp3
17. É Proibido Proibir.mp3
19. The Rain the Park & Other Things.mp3
20. Cinderella Rockefella (a banda tropicalista do duprat 1968).mp3
21. Lady Madonna (a banda tropicalista do duprat 1968)_New.mp3

./1978 – O ultimo Show Vol. 1:
os mutantes – o ultimo show – vol.1 – 01 – arena.mp3
os mutantes – o ultimo show – vol.1 – 02 – panis et circences.mp3
os mutantes – o ultimo show vol.1 – 03- mensageiro da ladeira.mp3
os mutantes – o ultimo show vol.1 – 04 – semente da paixão_New.mp3
os mutantes – o ultimo show vol.1 – 05 – frutificar.mp3
os mutantes – o ultimo show vol.1 – 06 – aurora boreal.mp3
os mutantes – o ultimo show Vol.1 – 07 – falsifiquei minha c.mp3
os mutantes – o ultimo show vol.1 – 08 – genesis.mp3
Os Mutantes – Último Show Volume 1.jpg

./1978 – O ultimo Show Vol.2:
os mutantes – o ultimo show vol.1 – 01 – ando meio desligado.mp3
os mutantes – o ultimo show vol.2 – 02 – amanhecer.mp3
os mutantes – o ultimo show vol.2 – 03 – te encontrar.mp3
os mutantes – o ultimo show vol.2 – 04 – cidadão da terra_New.mp3
os mutantes – o ultimo show vol.2 – 05 – paranóia.mp3
Os Mutantes – Último Show Volume 2.jpg

./1998 – Everything Is Possible!:
01 – Ando Meio Desligado.mp3
02 – Ave, Lúcifer.mp3
03 – Dia.mp3
04 – Baby (1971).mp3
05 – Fuga No II.mp3
06 – Cantor De Mambo.mp3
07 – Adeus Maria Fulô.mp3
08 – Desculpe, Babe.mp3
09 – El Justiciero.mp3
10 – Panis Et Circenses.mp3
11 – A Minha Menina.mp3
12 – Bat Macumba.mp3
13 – Le Premier Bonheur Du Jour.mp3
14 – Baby (1968).mp3

os mutantes – Adeus Maria Ful.mp3
Os Mutantes – Algo Mais.mp3
Os Mutantes – A Minha Menina 192.mp3
os mutantes – ave, lucifer.mp3
os mutantes – baby.mp3
os mutantes – balada do louco.mp3
os mutantes – Cantor de mambo.mp3
Os Mutantes – Chão de Estrelas.mp3
os mutantes – Dia 36 (Day 36).mp3
os mutantes – esquizofrenia.mp3
os mutantes – Fugue No. 11.mp3
Os Mutantes – Haleluia.mp3
Os Mutantes – Hoje é o primeiro dia do resto da sua vida (raridade).mp3
os mutantes – i’m sorry, baby.mp3
Os Mutantes – Jardim Elétrico.mp3
os mutantes – le premier bonheur du jour.mp3
Os Mutantes – Meu Refrigerador Não Funciona.mp3
os mutantes – O contr rio de nada nada.mp3
os mutantes – Once Was A Time I Thought.mp3
os mutantes – O Relogio.mp3
Os Mutantes – Os Mutantes.mp3
Os Mutantes – Posso Perder Minha Mulher, Minha M e, Desde Que Eu Tenha o Rock and Roll.mp3
os mutantes – Rua Augusta.mp3
os mutantes – So Penso em Te Ajudar.mp3
os mutantes – Tecnicolor.mp3
os mutantes – Tempo NoTempo.mp3
os mutantes – top top.mp3
os mutantes – trem fantasma.mp3
Os Mutantes – Virgínia.mp3

./Rarezas y versiones:
¿ – Ando Meio Desligado.mp3
Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Gal Cosa – Parque Industrial.mp3
Gilberto Gil – Nao Va Se Perder Por Ai.mp3
Kid Abelha – Quem tem Medo de Brincar de Amor.mp3
Os Mutantes – Balada do louco2.mp3
Os Mutantes – Balada do louco.mp3
Os Mutantes, Caetano Veloso – E Prohibido Prohibir.mp3
Os Mutantes, Caetano Veloso – Marcianita.mp3
Os Mutantes – Hoje é o primeiro dia do resto da sua vida.mp3
Os Mutantes – Jingle da Shell 1969.mp3
Os Mutantes – Tudo bem.mp3
Pato Fu – Vida de Cachorro.mp3
Secos & Molhados – Oh! Mulher infiel.mp3

by jz

September 20, 2014

The GNU project

Greg Casamento: Recent Article About Swift Confirms Apple's Position

I really do hate being right sometimes.  I believe that's enough said on the subject, don't you?  All I know now is that action must be taken.   The era of closed source languages is over and has been for some time.

by GregC (

Annamaria Monteverdi

Link edition announces three new books

Link Editions, the publishing initiative that Domenico Quaranta is worksing on for the Link Center for the Arts of the Information Age, just released 3 new books. As always, they are all available as paperbacks on – with a 20% discount if you buy them within 30 days – and as free download pdf. One Per Year by Curt Cloninger is also […]

by annamaria monteverdi

September 19, 2014

The GNU project

FSF Blogs: Happy Software Freedom Day!

This Saturday, September 20th, people everywhere are getting together to celebrate free software. Install parties, encryption workshops, hackathons, you name it. Here in Massachusetts, FSF Web developer David Thompson is running a getting-started workshop for F-Droid, the free software app repository for devices running Android-based operating systems like Replicant.

Wondering what to do for Software Freedom Day? Take a page out of Dave's book and share your favorite free software application with a friend. What better way to celebrate than exercising freedom 2 of free software's four freedoms with your community? If you're on GNU Social or or even Twitter, tell us (@FSF) which application you're sharing with the hashtag #SFD (see our thoughts about Twitter).

This is the eleventh year of Software Freedom Day, and people are holding events in almost 100 countries. Thanks, everyone involved for reminding us how active, creative and inspiring the free software movement is. However you choose to celebrate, have a great Software Freedom Day!

Image CC BY 3.0 Unported Software Freedom Day.

FSF Events: LibrePlanet 2015: Free Software Everywhere (Cambridge, MA)

This year, the theme of LibrePlanet is "Free Software Everywhere." We're looking for talks that touch on the many places and ways that free software is used around the world, as well as ways to make free software ubiquitous. Think "where" in the broadest sense of the word--it's not just geography-based talks we're after. What are some contexts where free software is thriving, and some others where it needs a push? How have you worked to gain a foothold for free software in your company or community? And what about free software on all of the myriad pieces of hardware we use, including laptops, phones, tablets, and even coffee makers? At LibrePlanet 2015, we're taking software freedom around the world, to outer space, and through all kinds of industries, governments, organizations, fields of study, and communities.

Please fill out our contact form, so that we can contact you about future events in and around the Boston area.

FSF Events: Software Freedom Day celebration (Montreal, Canada)

FACIL, pour l'appropriation collective de l'informatique libre (FACIL), a non-profit organization focused on the adoption, usage and democratisation of software freedom, invites FSF members and friends to the Software Freedom Day celebration in Quebec. The celebration will also open the Semaine québécoise de l'informatique libre (SQIL), which will run from September 20th to 28th.

The event est free and everyone is encouraged to attend.

Please fill out our contact form, so that we can contact you about future events in and around Montreal.

FSF Events: Semaine Quebecoise de l'Informatique Libre (Montreal, Canada)

FACIL, pour l'appropriation collective de l'informatique libre (FACIL), a non-profit organization focused on the adoption, usage and democratisation of software freedom, invites FSF members and friends to the Software Freedom Day celebration in Quebec. The celebration will open the Semaine québécoise de l'informatique libre (SQIL), which will run from September 20th to 28th.

The event est free and everyone is encouraged to attend.

Please fill out our contact form, so that we can contact you about future events in and around Montreal.

September 18, 2014


[Tracking People From their Cellphones with an SS7 Vulnerability](

Tracking People From their Cellphones with an SS7 Vulnerability

2014-09-17T12:15:19Z, by Bruce Schneier

What's interesting about this story is not that the cell phone system can
track your location worldwide. That makes sense; the system has to know where
you are. What's interesting about this story is that anyone can do it. Cyber-
weapons arms manufacturers are selling the capability to governments
worldwide, and hackers have demonstrated the capability....

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The GNU project

rcs @ Savannah: RCS 5.9.3 available

GNU RCS (Revision Control System) 5.9.3 is available.

The full announcement was posted to the info-gnu mailing list:

Additionally, the main page for RCS on Savannah now notes that GNU RCS is provided under the terms of the GNU GPLv3+. (This has been the case since version 5.8, released 2011-08-30.)

FSF Events: Richard Stallman to speak in Thiruvananthapuram, India

This speech by Richard Stallman will be nontechnical and the public is encouraged to attend.

Topic to be determined.

Please fill out our contact form, so that we can contact you about future events in and around Thiruvananthapuram.

Museo dell'Informatica funzionante

Per Gianni “BBK”

Hai voluto fare di testa tua, come al solito, spiazzandoci tutti. Ed ora eccomi qua, a cercare di scrivere un comunicato che mai avrei voluto scrivere, per ricordare te, meraviglioso pazzo amico mio, compagno di tante risate e progetti e divertimento e idee ed un sacco di altre cose. Conserveremo la tua memoria come ogni pezzo del Museo, con cura, dedizione, gioia e naturalezza. Ci hai tante volte aiutato, avremmo voluto poterti aiutare. Cercheremo di riempire adesso questo enorme vuoto impegnandoci meglio e di piu’ in quello che, in fondo, era anche il tuo Museo, una cosa in cui credevi tanto e che ti dava gioia. Ciao Gianni, ci mancherai tantissimo… – asbesto, Museo dell’Informatica Funzionante, Freaknet Medialab, Poetry Hacklab,


by asbesto

September 17, 2014


Primero de Mayo/E...

Primero de Mayo/Enlace Popular resiste la entrega de información sobre CMI-Atenas

  • El Departamento de Justicia de los Estados Unidos nos ha hecho llegar un requerimiento de información sobre uno de los miembros de Primero de Mayo/Enlace Popular (PM/EP), en uso de un servidor de nuestra asociación.

  • Fiscales Federales enviaron el requerimiento el 5 de septiembre de 2014, demandando datos específicos e información de cuentas sobre el CMI Atenas.

#vigilancia #nsa #represión #censura #medioslibres #información #internet


Experimenting Datalove Radio! [stream]

Datalove RadioDatalove Radio is a random playlist of all the music shared via bittorrent on

It is, at the moment of the writing 3787 tracks from 41 torrent files.

Press [>] Play!

(^ Clicking this link should start playing the stream in your browser, in some minimal, potentially buggy html5 player. You can indeed also play it in any modern media player application and get better display of metadata. feel free to suggest some nice html5 player w/ nice metadata display and customization!)

Happy Listening! <3

by jz

September 16, 2014

HasciiCam, stream webcam video in ASCII and HTML 1.3

… – Changes: Various overdue bugfixes and cleanups: - restored the possibility to change grabbing size - removed ftplib - explicit set of YUYV colorspace to support more cams

by Jaromil

Annamaria Monteverdi

Studio azzurro celebra i 20 anni di Videoteatro. Ricordando Paolo Rosa

Raccontare 15 anni della presenza trasversale di Studio Azzurro nell’ ambiente del teatro italiano ed europeo è quello che si propone l’evento Studio Azzurro e il teatro che si terrà sabato 20 settembre dalle 17 in poi al Teatro Out Off. una giornata dedicata a proiezioni e incontri con gli artisti che hanno sperimentato la “Vocazione plurale alle regia” . […]

by annamaria monteverdi

Annamaria Monteverdi

Kernel Theater /014 _Envisioning Beethoven Concerto Sinfonico & Visual Mapping

Villa Tittoni Traversi, Desio – venerdì 26 e sabato 27 settembre 2014 Kernel Theater /014 _Envisioning Beethoven  Nel parco di Villa Tittoni la Quinta di Beethoven e l’Ouverture Coriolano eseguite dal vivo e reinterpretate con scenografie in 3D Mapping: due giorni di musica e proiezioni audiovisive con l’orchestra giovanile Senzaspine diretta da Andrea Albertin e i […]

by annamaria monteverdi

September 15, 2014


September 13, 2014

Riccardo Orioles

Catania come metafora della triste Italia dei Mario Ciancio

Molti anni fa, a un ricevimento romano, il cavaliere del lavoro Rendo (uno dei quattro “cavalieri dell’apocalisse mafiosa” denunciati da Fava, dalla Chiesa e Carlo Palermo) si avvicinò a un ministro col solito sorriso e la mano tesa. Il ministro – Spadolini – lo squadra. Poi senza una parola si volta e se ne va. Quello resta là, col sorriso gelato e la mano per aria. Ecco, la storia dei cavalieri è finita in quel momento lì. Rendo, nonostante le inchieste, non fu mai arrestato e i Rendo contano ancora parecchio (negli Usa, in Ungheria, in Est Europa). Ma il potere assoluto, nel loro povero paese, non l’hanno avuto mai più.

Questa è l’aria che tira in questi giorni nella capitale dell’Italia nascosta, che è Catania. Non sappiamo se Mario Ciancio, alla fine di una delle inchieste che lo riguardano, subirà sentenza; del resto noi, alla sua età, non gli auguriamo certo la galera. Ma potrebbe anche arrivare il momento, in nome del popolo italiano, in cui un magistrato emettesse, o per una cosa o per l’altra, una condanna. A un minuto di carcere, non più: tanto da lasciar dire ai superstiti, anche se tardi e inutilmente, che giustizia è fatta.

Cosa porta a pensieri del genere, in questa fine d’estate? La cronaca giudiziaria, certamente. Ma soprattutto il fatto che da qualche tempo in qua non si sente altro che ”Ciancio? Mai visto, mai conosciuto!. Giornalisti, notabili, cortigiani, affaristi, tutti sotto il liotru prendono le distanze. Chi rozzamente, chi con letteraria eleganza. “Ma chi erano i fascisti, in Italia?” si chiedeva Churchill dopo il ’45. Lo stesso, i cronisti futuri studiando le rovine di Catania (speriamo metaforiche) per le generazioni che verranno.

I quarant’anni di Ciancio, in realtà, sono stati una tirannia condivisa. Tirannia perché nella città, per quarant’anni, non c’è stato né sindaco né podestà (che poi qui differivano solo di nome), né vescovo né prefetto, né toghe né deputati; gli stessi boss della mafia, massima istituzione locale, comandavano fino a un certo punto, dovendosi rapportare a interessi ben superiori ai loro. E condivisa perché tutti costoro, e molti altri, non obbedivano a bocca storta, violentati, ma con gioiosa sollecitudine, certi di fare il bene proprio e della patria.

Immaturità democratica, ignoranza? Certo, di democratico qui non ci fu mai niente, salvo qualche occasionale rivolta di plebe o ciò che nei tempi moderni le assomiglia; noi votiamo, a Catania, solo perché gli americani, conquistata la città, c’imposero con le armi la democrazia.

Ma la spiegazione antropologica non convince. Perché Catania è città coltissima, ha dozzine di scrittori e scrittrici che vanno sui giornali, opinion maker di Repubblica, un’università del quindicesimo secolo (ma i più accesi dicono dei tempi di Caronda) e uno stuolo di intellettuali e baroni in grado di disquisire su qualunque argomento. E con tanta cervella in giro, come ha fatto il povero Ciancio a imporre un’egemonia di quarant’anni su cotanta città? Professori di Ciancio (“Qua, la mafia non esiste!”), avvocati di Ciancio, pensatori di Cancio (“Fava? Storia di fimmine, fu!”), destr-sinistr di Ciancio, persino uno stile architettonico ciancesco. Colpa degli Ercolano-Santapaola?

No, no. Niente capri espiatori. La verità è che a Catania, per quarant’anni, non c’è stato un Ciancio solo ma ce ne sono stati ventimila: tutti coloro cioè che hanno messo ogni mattina una cravatta, se la sono annodata con serietà e attenzione e si sono guardati allo specchio soddisfatti di sé e della propria importanza. La borghesia mafiosa, dicevano gli antichi maestri.

Eccezioni pochissime, e quelle poche strane e originali. Dall’ingegnere Mignemi, coi suoi su-e-giù in via Etnea col suo cartello “no alla speculazione” al collo, ai preti di miseria come padre Greco, agl’ingegneri ribelli come Pippo D’Urso, ai professori selvatici come Nino Recupero, ai giornalisti scherniti come Giuseppe Fava; ai parrocchiani di don Resca che denunciava Santapaola al posto di polizia e magistrati, ai volontari del Gapa, ai poveri giornalisti dei Siciliani, ai pochi compagni fedeli come Cosentino e Centineo; ai giudici come Scidà, bruciato dalla pietà per i ragazzi dei ghetti; e pochi ancora. Tutti dimenticati, morti e vivi, allegramente digeriti dalla città grassa e crudele, non puttana simpatica come diceva Fava ma prostituta degli occupanti come nei centoventi giorni – qui, furono quarant’anni – di Pasolini.

L’onore della città, in questa interminabile occupazione – che non è terminata: il dopo-Ciancio sarà “democratico” ma non meno feroce – s’è rifugiato nei poveri e nei ragazzi. I poveri di Catania, ferocemente abbandonati all’ignoranza e ai loro ghetti, in guerra ogni santo giorno per il pranzo o la cena, tiranneggiati dalla mafia e costretti a fornirle, come in un tributo ottomano, parte dei propri giovani per le sue imprese, eppure si ribellarono, nell’84 e nel ’93, sia pure per pochi giorni. I giovani e giovanissimi, in quattro generazioni successive, crearono movimenti e si batterono, soli e senza potere, come leoni. Non furono colpa loro le sconfitte (incontri ai quattro angoli d’Italia emigrati fierissimi “ero nei Siciliani”) né l’orrore sociale che, un decennio dopo l’altro, spremè ferocemente sangue e anima di quella che era stata la più allegra e spavalda città del Sud.

Va bene: hai letto con civile attenzione, amico mio romano o milanese, ma ora cominci a chiederti: “E io che c’entro”? Ma vedi: in realtà abbiamo parlato di Roma e Milano. Catania e la Sicilia sono state un punto d’inizio, ma ciò che era nato qui adesso è compiutamente e pienamente – perlomeno – italiano. Dell’Utri, eletto a Milano, ha governato l’intera Italia (con altri, famosi e non) per un pieno ventennio; il suo “governo”, se è vero che Berlusconi è ancora socio in maggioranza, in un certo qual senso dura ancora. Questo nella politica, che è lo strato superficiale del potere: ma pensa agli “imprenditori” e alla finanza, a quelli che comandano davvero. Quanta percentuale di questo potere è “mafioso”?

Mafioso”, bada bene, non significa “che spara e ammazza” (per questo ci sono dei tecnici dedicati) ma che nel suo complesso, esercita una potestà sempre più piena e assoluta, non rifuggendo dalla violenza ma usandola con precisione chirurgica quando conviene. Il Sistema (che chiamare mafioso è ormai un po’ obsoleto) è un mix di meccanismi sociali, egemonie culturali, violenze mirate e consenso artificialmente indotto. Noi, quaggiù, l’abbiamo visto crescere, a Palermo e Catania, ben prima di Berlusconi. Noi non ce l’abbiamo fatto a fermarlo, e ora è un problema vostro.

by Riccardo Orioles

September 11, 2014

Annamaria Monteverdi

Elevenplay dance performance. Dance with Drones by Daito Manabe

Dalla pagina you tube di Daito Manabe. This is a collaboration developed by elevenplay×Rhizomatiks who has been the pursuing possibilities of relationship and interaction between the body and technology by interacting with a variety of hardware and devices such as robot arms and motor-controlled floating balls. In this new work, objects are arranged three-dimensionally in […]

by annamaria monteverdi

MINI Museum of XXI Century Arts- Digital Memories

Ricordate il MINI Museum? Il “museo in scatola” che ha come sede espositiva una cornice digitale e come magazzino una chiavetta USB ha aperto nel 2010, quando il suo Direttore Domenico Quaranta, in nome del Link Art Center, l’ha affidato all’artista londinese Paul B. Davis; e da allora ha viaggiato da un nodo all’altro in una rete […]

by annamaria monteverdi

September 09, 2014

Defective by Design

Fight the hype with this Apple Watch graphic

Opened a tech news site today? If so, you're probably up to your neck in buzz about today's Apple keynote. Front and center were Apple's new devices, the Apple Watch and iPhone 6. They're pretty and they're trendy, but, as we've been saying for years, those sleek metal finishes hold some of the most sophisticated and unjust restrictions around. On top of that, the company that sells them is a patent bully solely focused on control of the industry and its customers.

Fight the hype: share this image on your networks today, while the Apple Watch and iPhone 6 are in the news cycle. Right click on it and choose save, then upload to social media. (See our opinions on different social media platforms.)

5 reasons you should never buy an Apple Watch

Apple's devices are chock-full of Digital Restrictions Management (DRM). They won't allow you to replace the operating system with a free one, or even to install 3rd-party free software applications. The company uses its massive arsenal of patents to bully software developers that make things that resemble Apple's products, even by accident. Despite all this and more, most people have no idea what Apple's up to.

To learn more details behind the five reasons, and to take action by telling Apple you won't stand for their abuse, check out

Unlike Apple, we don't have millions to burn on commercials. But we can build a movement for digital freedom and self-determination from the ground up. We need to use tools like this image to show our friends and communities -- and Apple -- that we know what these devices are really all about: control.

With the support of the Free Software Foundation, developers are bringing the free software mobile operating system Replicant to more devices all the time. See the list of currently supported devices or help the project expand it with a donation for more test devices.

by Zak Rogoff

ZShaolin 0.9.1

… – Changes: Main new feature is the possibility to connect to ZShaolin via SSHD from another computer. Just run the helper "z-ssh" in the shell to launch the daemon and then follow the simple instructions. Curl is now present and working along with some more scripting fixes. Also try "ncdu" useful to ex

by Jaromil

September 04, 2014

Annamaria Monteverdi

Sanguinando Ketchup. La parodia della Abramovic firmata Andrea Cosentino

Lo spettacolo Non qui non ora (Not here Not now) di Andrea Cosentino unico interprete, ha debuttato al Fringe Festival a Napoli e continua a girare con successo in tournée; il 6 febbraio approda a Genova al Teatro della Tosse. La Abramovic del Metodo Abramovic, di The artist is present,di Balkan baroque la “grandmother of […]

by annamaria monteverdi

September 01, 2014

Annamaria Monteverdi

Meta Flux Noise Experience, un’imperdibile jam session noise in cui tutto può accadere

VIAREGGIO - Da un’ idea di Gabriele Marangoni, Lino Strangis e Alessandro Giannetti, una imperdibile jam session noise in cui tutto può accadere, giovedì 4 settembre dalle ore 19, a Viareggio presso l’Officina Dada Boom (Via Minghetti 12). Tutt* musicist* possono partecipare e suonare qualsiasi cosa emetta un suono, non c’è alcun limite alla fantasia. Alla performance viareggina […]

by annamaria monteverdi

Il progetto multimodale Diffraction #1 di Gabriele Marangoni dedicato al Kosovo in residenza alla Spezia dal 1 settembre

Inizia dal 1 settembre presso la Dialma Ruggiero della Spezia la residenza artistica  del progetto Italia-Kosovo diffraction #1 In paradise artists can fly; performance post drammatica per una voce e 4 musicisti creativi ideato e diretto da Gabriele Marangoni, musicista fisarmonicista e compositore. Marangoni durante la residenza spezzina darà forma a uno spettacolo multimodale in cui la sua composizione musicale interagirà […]

by annamaria monteverdi


1track – Exolon – Amstrad CPC (mp3)

exolon4Exolon is a computer game from 1987, the golden age of 8bit machines. I played it on an Amstrad CPC 6128.

It is an early “run’n’gun” where you control some kind of space soldier running through corridors, blasting enemies and infrastructure.

Quite a stimulating game but I mostly remember Exolon by its deep, amazingly nostalgic, music. Here is (what I think is) its title screen, grabbed from an Amstrad CPC… <3

Download link:

And link to the Exolon (UK) (1987) diskette to play in an emulator. <3

by jz

August 27, 2014


Lo + Nuevo de la Cumbia 2014 – Sonido Santana – Shark DJ (mp3)

santana_logo_1294907661Sonido Santana is, along with Pancho and Sonoramico, among the most notorious (the biggest?) sonideros (sound system) of Mexico D.F.

This 70 tracks compilation by Shark DJ is a showcase of recent titles (NB: even if the title advertises 2014, many tracks apparently date from 2012) in cumbia, including many covers of traditional cumbia standards. It is fascinating to see how this syncretic rythm, present in most of the Latino American continent, while evolving along recent musical trends and sounds (including some terrible vocoders! :/ ) remains authentic and so loaded with emotions.

Some very romantic tracks in an overall good and very interesting compilation! <3

Get the torrent(?) file: Lo + Nuevo de la Cumbia 2014 – Sonido Santana – Shark DJ (70 tracks, mp3)

bought for 10Pesos (0.65€) on some mercado somewhere in Mexico D.F., Mexico.

Subjective, yet not random playlist:

Lo + Nuevo de la Cumbia 2014 - Sonido Santana - Shark DJ

Lo + Nuevo de la Cumbia 2014 – Sonido Santana – Shark DJ

Track Listing:
00 intromix shark.mp3
02 Algun dia – kira y las indomables.mp3
03 mi razon de ser – sonido santana & grupo los kiero.mp3
04 Noche de copas – kira y las indomables.mp3
05 desde hace tiempo – grupo black power.mp3
06 traicion y olvido – grupo black power.mp3
07 danza de los 7 velos – cumbia nova.mp3
08 el microbusero – los deakino.mp3
09 amor a primera vista (cumbia ecuatoriana) – sonido santana.mp3
10 maldito amor – shaddy.mp3
11 arpa de amor – grupo jalao.mp3
12 la cumbia del garrote (version 2013) – alonso y su integracion.mp3
13 danzas de danzas – chucho ponce.mp3
14 el rey del wepa.mp3
15 tus mentiras.mp3
16 darte un beso – la ley 7.mp3
17 te acordaras de mi – chucho ponce.mp3
18 la reina cumbiambera – shaddy.mp3
19 ojitos mentirosos (version 2014) – sonido santana.mp3
20 lejos de ti (version 2014) – grupo jalao.mp3
21 danza oriental – grupo ju juy.mp3
22 me volvi a enamorar – estrellas de la kumbia.mp3
23 Que nadie se entere – kira y las indomables.mp3
27 LAS CAMPANADAS – los deakino.mp3
29 LA CHICA QUE SOÑE – grupo ju juy.mp3
31 JAMAS.mp3
34 AMOR DE DOS – grupo jujuy.mp3
35 LAURA (Se Te Ve La Tanga).mp3
36 MAMBO NEW YORK – chucho ponce.mp3
37 LA CHANGA LLEGO 2012 – discos gera.mp3
38 CUMBIA DEL SOL 2012 – los kiero.mp3
43 COSAS BONITAS – grupo macao.mp3
45 AMAME – chucho ponce.mp3
47 LA GUAMBRITA – chucho ponce.mp3
49 LA PENDEJITA 2012.mp3
50 ME CAMBIASTE – aaron y su grupo.mp3
54 EL TRAVOLTOSO – grupo ju juy.mp3
58 AMOR VERDADERO – grupo ju juy.mp3
62 LLORO MI CORAZON – jorge meza.mp3
63 Y VOLVERE.mp3
65 SOLA – grupo ju juy.mp3
69 LA HUERFANITA (Wepa).mp3
71 CUMBIA DEL CLARINETE – grupo la kumbia.mp3

by jz

August 21, 2014

Defective by Design

US cell phone unlocking law: a temporary fix to only part of the problem

Every three years, the Library of Congress is charged with carving out exemptions from the DMCA's (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) anti-circumvention provisions. In 2012, the Free Software Foundation pushed for a broader range of exemptions in order to protect users, but the Library of Congress wasn't listening. Unfortunately, big corporations had their ear that year, and instead of expanding protection for users, they actually took it away. In particular, the right to "unlock" your cellphone to switch carriers was snatched away, and the right to install software on other devices like tablets was not extended. This justifiably caused an outpouring of anger, which eventually forced the hand of Congress and the President to address the issue.

Unfortunately, nearly two years later, the government's response is not fully satisfactory. President Obama has signed into law the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act. The law repeals the 2012 Library of Congress ruling on unlocking cell phones and re-implements the previously existing exemption. It also encourages the Library of Congress to consider whether this exemption should be extended to other wireless devices next year when the next round of exemptions will be implemented. Finally, while it allows users to have someone unlock their phone for them, it does not permit so-called "bulk unlocking," where someone buys multiple phones and unlocks them for resale.

The law as passed restores the right to unlock your cellphone, at least until the next round of exemptions come out, which is less than a year from now. It is great that users once again have the ability to unlock their cellphones, and Congress and the President should be commended for acting on an issue that is important to so many. But when it takes two years to correct a mistake that can happen every three years, users are left with only a short window to enjoy their rights before they are taken away again. And while the law encourages the Library of Congress to consider applying the same exemption to other devices like tablets, the Library of Congress is free to once again ignore the rights of users in regards to their hardware. Even if the Library of Congress were to follow that recommendation, nothing in the law even mentions the right to install your own software on your other wireless devices, and doesn't address at all other hardware items like video game consoles. That leaves users in a terrible position. Additionally problematic is the law's carve out on "bulk unlocking."

Users must be able to install and run free software operating systems like Replicant and GNU/Linux on any computer they own, to protect themselves from proprietary software companies, and make their computers work the way they want. They must be permitted to do this themselves, or ask someone else to do it for them.

What we are left with is a temporary fix to a continuing problem, and one that doesn't even fully address all the ways in which the DMCA anti-circumvention provisions block users from fully enjoying their rights with the devices they own. It is not a situation that we can stand idly by and let pass.

Here's what you can do to help:

  • Join our Defective by Design campaign to end DRM. We'll alert you when the next opportunity for comment arises.
  • Donate to the Defective by Design campaign to support our efforts to protect computer users all around the world.
  • If you're in the US, make sure to let your representatives know how you feel about this issue.

by Donald Robertson

August 19, 2014

Mobile Communications for All

GPRS is Go

GPRS testFirst data transmission tests for our GSM networks

by ammoch