September 15, 2018


¿Porqué conectar a tus compatriotas deconectados del tercer mundo? ...

¿Porqué conectar a tus compatriotas deconectados del tercer mundo? Porque sus datos son materia prima para el aprendizaje automático y la inteligencia artificial

Más allá de Bruselas y Washington, los gigantes tecnológicos están actualmente dedicados a inver
tir agresivamente en áreas que tradicionalmente pertenecían al Estado o a otras agencias o proveedores especializados. Ahora dos compañías de tecnología de California (#Facebook y #Google), un gigante espacial de California (SpaceX) y una compañía de satélite de Nueva Jersey (OneWeb) están comprometidas en carreras aceleradas para conectar a los desconectados.5 Estas empresas están ofreciendo infraestructura fundamental a los ciudadanos a cambio de sus datos personales y de que se conviertan en recibidores potenciales de publicidad. En la mayoría de los países, ni el gobierno ni los inversionistas privados pueden competir con la velocidad y recursos de estas grandes corporaciones para proveer conectividad en áreas sub-atendidas.

#mundo #internet #datos #gobierno #información #control #sociedad

by vlax 0°0



This book gathers chapters derived from the papers presented at the conference about Balkan refugee corridor held on 14 and 15 June 2016 in Zagreb, Croatia. The conference was organized by the Center for Peace Studies, Center for Ethnicity, Citizenship and Migration of the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Zagreb, Welcome! Initiative / Inicijativa Dobrodošli! and the … FORMATION AND DISINTEGRATION OF THE BALKAN REFUGEE CORRIDOR. CAMPS, ROUTES AND BORDERS IN CROATIAN CONTEXT weiterlesen

by ms we can't both be right.

webshit weekly

An annotated digest of the top "Hacker" "News" posts for the second week of September, 2018.

A year later, Equifax has faced little fallout from losing data
September 08, 2018 (comments)
A blogger posts a thousand-word article to describe a complete lack of any development in a topic everyone forgot about eleven months ago. Hackernews enumerates all the reasons that government obviously cannot work, because America is doing it wrong, and the answers can be found in whatever economic rounding error issued the commenter's passport. No technology is discussed.

First-party isolation in Firefox: what breaks if you enable it?
September 09, 2018 (comments)
A webshit attempts to use a Firefox feature, with appropriate expectations (random shit will break) and unsurprising results (random shit breaks). Hackernews is enthusiastic about any idea that might counteract the unyielding panopticon they're paid to design, build, and shove into the lives of every breathing mammal on Earth. Nothing anyone does seems to have any effect, but the frequent breakage and alarming error messages produce a satisfying feeling of accomplishment. Hackernews is chock full of ideas about exciting new ways to deliberately break all the shit they make for a living.

How Discord Handles Two and Half Million Concurrent Voice Users Using WebRTC
September 10, 2018 (comments)
The article is entirely contained within the title, but that doesn't stop this webshit factory from posting a riveting narrative about how they implemented existing protocols designed to do exactly this task. Hackernews has a shitload of feature requests, except for the "list every competing product" hobbyists. Later in the comments, Hackernews has adventures: discovering load balancing, finding out that virtual machines are not as fast as real computers, and theorizing profit models that don't involve advertising.

Amazon is stuffing its search results pages with ads
September 11, 2018 (comments)
An Internet stops the presses with a world-shaking scoop: a website devoted to selling you shit is in fact out to make money. Hackernews decides that Amazon's failure to altruistically serve as an impartial product adjudicator is unacceptable. Going forward, Hackernews will order toilet paper and batteries from some other online retailer, refraining from doing business with this crass commercial operation except at work, where they will continue sending Amazon millions of dollars a day.

EU approves internet copyright law, including ‘link tax’ and ‘upload filter’
September 12, 2018 (comments)
Europe continues its five-year plan to chase every last datacenter out of the continent. As usual, Hackernews is greatly distressed by the idea that someone other than Facebook is being permitted to make technology decisions. A large part of the problem seems to be that various governments don't seem to have a very clear understanding of how their respective laws work, and if they'd just take the time to read Hackernews' comment threads, they'd have this sorted out in a jiffy. Some Internet Traditionalists suggest using technological tricks to comply with the letter of the law while explicitly and intentionally violating its intent, but otherwise no technology is discussed.

SETI spots dozens of new mysterious signals emanating from distant galaxy
September 13, 2018 (comments)
The Ham Radio Foreign Relations Bureau heard something. Hackernews upvotes the submission out of habit, because eavesdropping on strangers is the core business model of most of Silicon Valley. Hackernews has lots of opinions about space, the quality of which varies according to the number of mathematics courses taken by the commenter's favorite science fiction author. Technology is discussed, but you wish it hadn't been.

Google activated battery saving mode on multiple phones, then rolled it back
September 13, 2018 (comments)
A Reddit is concerned because a device running Android, an operating system built to send and receive software and data to and from Google, has received some software from Google. For some unfathomable reason, a Google shows up to break their otherwise-flawless "ignoring all customers in every possible medium" streak, but saves it at the last minute by posting a completely meaningless explanation and then disappearing forever. Hackernews argues over whether all this could have been avoided if everyone would just purchase Apple products, but one Hackernews alludes to the truth: any amount of user tracking, security problems, planned obsolescence, regulatory capture of the education sector, Asian fascism enablement, Internet protocol derailment, or warmongering is acceptable compared to the specter of someone sneaking a U2 record into your life. Stay safe out there.

Apple's best product is now privacy
September 14, 2018 (comments)
The sort of asshole who refers to a blog post as a "piece" has opinions about Apple's business model. Still glowing from the sixty-three-hour WWDC product advertisement orgy, the author repeats some Apple press releases about iPhone security, invents new security features, and breathlessly ascribes them to Apple, just because it's not possible to conceive of this company disappointing anyone in any way. Hackernews is very interested in this story, because it's very important that they have a consistent and comprehensive ethical framework to justify buying the phone that integrates with the laptop they already bought.


September 12, 2018

Informatic school is in southwest Cameroon

“Gate Way to Linux”, Buea 08/09/2018

The Advance Class of the Association of Linux Friends (ALF) Limbe was in Buea on Saturday, 08/09/2018 

together with Pauli Michel Raymond to install Webapps and Raspbian stretch in a center still to be call ” Gate Way To Linux”. The owner of the center is Mr. Ebua Naza and Patrick Baumann is the Sponsor. It was agreed that since Albert and Emmanuel are ex-students of Linux Friends and lives presently in Buea they will take care of the center.

Besides, it is not clear how the center will be runned parralel with the Linux Operating System and the Windows Operating System.




by admin

Data Knightmare (Italian podcast)

DK 3x01 - Ripartire in salita

Passato l'8 settembre, il tempo in Italia riprende a passare. Eppure qualcosa è successo lo stesso...

by Walter Vannini

September 08, 2018


un #sistema de huracanes de 300 años de edad en Jupiter

un #sistema de huracanes de 300 años de edad en Jupiter

In #Jupiter a giant hurricane-like storm #system over three hundred years old

  • The massive planet also also boasts the famous Great Red Spo... caben ahí tres planetas #tierra

two to three earths could fit inside Red Spot...

enter image description here

#wacha, vidito de la familia Jupiter, o la danza de las lunas :)

"(...)Recorded on December 15, 2002 between 7:19 and 8:40 UT, over a thousand digital images were processed and stacked to create this spectacular 21 frame animation of the Jovian system"

#cosmos #world #planeta #mundo

by vlax 0°0 we can't both be right.

webshit weekly

An annotated digest of the top "Hacker" "News" posts for the first week of September, 2018.

TypeScript at Google
September 01, 2018 (comments)
A Google suffers from didactic dysentery, shitting out almost fifteen hundred words of entirely useless cheerleading for a javascript library enthusiastically described as "mostly working." On "Hacker" "News," another Google shows up to invent from first principles the idea that javascript sucks ass as a compiler target, but cautiously approves the continued attempt to try it anyway. Hackernews sets aside its ongoing love affair with transpilers to take part in the I Agree With Google pledge, and decides the only answer is to invent a whole new programming language to solve this problem (and also every other problem). Yet another Google shows up to defend the honor of some other trashpiler, and the rest of the comments are various partisans arguing that whatever Rube Goldberg monstrosity they learned at their coding boot camp is the natural and correct solution.

An Intensive Introduction to Cryptography
September 02, 2018 (comments)
An academic posts some course notes. Hackernews knows that they're not competent enough to "roll their own crypto," but they don't understand why, so here is the monthly meeting to focus on misunderstanding cryptology primitives and incorrect each other about implementation details. The theme of this month's Hackernews Is Bad At Math festival is "show and tell," where everyone shows a link to a resource that engendered a false sense of confidence, then bikesheds the other links. One Hackernews asks for advice on pursuing a career in cryptology, and is answered by a Microsoft: an all-too-common instance of leading by counterexample.

A military technique for falling asleep in two minutes
September 03, 2018 (comments)
A reporter divulges highly classified special operations training for going to sleep: lie down and relax. Hackernews enumerates all the reasons this won't work for them: they're too smart, they have crippling emotional disorders, they're too busy 10Xing to function as a human, they took the wrong chemicals, they can't stop looking at Facebook, their spouse can't stop looking at Facebook, they already sleep great because of some expensive training they took in Austin, and so on, for two hundred comments. No technology is discussed.

Terry Davis has died
September 04, 2018 (comments)
The current score is Society: 0, Preventable Deaths: forrtl: severe (70): Integer overflow. Hackernews catalogs all the times the deceased has been discussed over the years, but not all of the deceased's accounts they've banned over the years. There is some question as to whether the news of this death is reliable (it has since been confirmed), so a few Hackernews circle up in the corner and put on their Internet Detective badges for a while, with no results. Later, another Hackernews wonders idly why we failed this person, and it is explained: it is not possible to help other people. For the record, the family of the deceased encourages donations to the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.

Google Dataset Search
September 05, 2018 (comments)
Google branches out into a new direction: search. Hackernews lists all of the similar existing products that are now guaranteed to be acquired or destroyed before "Google Dataset Search" exits beta and is abruptly discontinued. Some Hackernews are employed by these dead services walking, and beg for any scrap of advice that might lead to salvation. The rest of the comments are feature requests and endless arguing about comma-separated values.

Chrome 69: “www.” subdomain missing from URL
September 06, 2018 (comments)
Google continues the war against its own users. In the process of causing their web browser to lie to the user, they fucked it up, so the web browser lies more than Google wanted. One commenter on the bug report indicates a dread of "the SQL certificate issue," and now I dread that too. Hackernews riots in the streets at Google's fascist and oppressive overreach, while other Hackernews don impact armor and prepare to kettle and mace the seditionists. The same argument plays out at least a dozen times across nearly a thousand comments, often with the same people arguing the same position in some kind of many-to-many bad-opinion storm. The primary defense of Google's pointless bikeshedding seems to be "Apple does it," and the primary critique seems to be "I am easily confused." Deep underground in Mountain View, the Alphabet Shadow Council mulls whether to withdraw the change until everyone forgets about it, then reintroduce it in approximately three months, in Chrome version 197.

Firefox about:config privacy settings
September 07, 2018 (comments)
An Internet teaches a self-defense class, posting the information in a manner that maximizes engagement with Github but prevents the use of any useful features thereof. The document goes into some detail about a myriad of settings that would be the defaults if Mozilla gave the slightest shit about Firefox users. It is indicative of Mozilla's hatred of its userbase that even this relatively comprehensive list cannot keep up with the pace of Firefox's misfeature development; Hackernews notices that browser.urlbar.trimURLs, media.autoplay.enabled, and so on are missing, but neither the original author nor Hackernews remembers to set beacon.enabled to false, which is the reason beacons exist. Hackernews is uncomfortable with the idea of being allowed to configure software (that's what plugins are for!) but takes the opportunity to bitch about battery life on their Macbooks.


September 05, 2018

Classic Programmer Paintings

”Recruiter stumbles on a Mumps developer looking for job...

”Recruiter stumbles on a Mumps developer looking for job opportunities in a startup.”

Lemminkäisen äiti (1897)
Akseli Gallen-Kallela

September 04, 2018

Informatic school is in southwest Cameroon

Commencement of 2018-2019 Academic Year

Today, Tuesday 4th September, 2019 classes at the Association of Linux Friends began for the 2018/2019 academic year.

The teachers had a meeting this morning to talk about the shortcomings of the previous academic year and how to correct their mistakes.

More so, they also talked on new strategies to have successful academic year.

To add, the turn out of students this morning was encouraging even with the heavy rain fall and the current state of uncertainty and insecurity in the Anglophone region of the country (Cameroon).

We registered a total of four (4) students in the Beginner’s Class to start the academic year today.

Classes started at about 9:30 am because students came late as a result of the heavy rainfalls. The students were advised to be focused and committed in their studies as we begin the new academic year.

With this talk, classes began. The students were briefed on the general concepts of computer awareness and Writer. Classes ended at about 11:45am.

Exercises on every lesson in the various courses are been revised by the teachers. All this in an effort to make learning more intense this academic year.

The Advance class is a two years program. There are 5 students who have done the 1st year and still have 1 year to complete the program.  Five (5) new students are joining this year making a total of 10 students in the Advance class.

On the other hand, the Maintenance class has  two (2) students to start the academic year.

We look forward to an increasing number of our students.

by admin

September 01, 2018 we can't both be right.

webshit weekly

An annotated digest of the top "Hacker" "News" posts for the last week of August, 2018.

Intel Publishes Microcode Patches, No Benchmarking or Comparison Allowed
August 22, 2018 (comments)
An Internet who whines about software licenses for a living whines about software licenses. Hackernews takes this trivial, meaningless event and spins it into a yarn about the impending death of an organization upon whose products almost every single major human endeavor is based. Hundreds of paragraphs of alternate-history fiction are produced to describe a reality in which there's any chance at all you can avoid giving Intel money. The majority of the escapism centers around buying the products of a competitor who sells an almost-identical product, primarily differentiated by a much smaller production capacity.

Craft: A simple Minecraft clone written in C using OpenGL shaders
August 23, 2018 (comments)
An Internet copied a game. Hackernews tries to figure out how the author produces computer software while also caring about things that are not computer software. The rest of the comments are either suggesting other copies of the game or bickering about how closely one must copy a game for the copy to be a copy.

Former Tesla Firmware Engineer Discusses the System
August 24, 2018 (comments)
A computer toucher discusses working for a child. Hackernews has also worked for the child, but considers the lack of professionalism and sacrifice of dignity to have been worthwhile, because the child is very rich. Other Hackernews are taken aback by the idea that professionalism and dignity are even possible; these Hackernews are accustomed to working for children.

John McCain has died
August 25, 2018 (comments)
A politician dies. No technology is discussed.

Anki: Memorization with Spaced Learning
August 26, 2018 (comments)
Some nerds program computers to resemble a stack of paper. Hackernews is desperate to cram as many context-free factoids into their brains as possible, so they are all in love with this idea. Everyone takes turns lecturing one another on the thousands of ways computers can display brief snippets of text.

August 27, 2018 (comments)
Flushed with exertion from yesterday's "brief snippets of text" orgy, Hackernews sets its sights on longer snippets of text. Every single markup conversion program ever written is namedropped, several new ones are postulated, and impromptu user-group meetings are held in the ensuing comment threads. The software described in the article is capable of converting almost every currently-used text representation format, but Hackernews mostly just uses markdown or latex, depending on whether the user is employed.

Go 2 Draft Designs
August 28, 2018 (comments)
Lifetime Bell Labs intern Russ Cox describes all the new shit Google wants to bolt to its pet programming language. Hackernews wavers between an instinctive drive to unconditionally praise all Google pronouncements and a conflicting reflex to decry anything made by someone else as rancid garbage. To avoid the resulting dissonance, Hackernews cleverly argues about analogous features in other, safer-to-hate programming languages. None of the described additions in any way address any of the actual failings of Google's pet programming language, but several of them introduce exciting new missteps to enjoy for years to come.

Bullshit Jobs
August 29, 2018 (comments)
A webshit is mad that other people's awful lives are slightly inconvenient. Hackernews, every single one of whom is professionally engaged in ruining society, ponders all the myriad ways that society deviates from optimal, none of which are in any way related to Hackernews. Other Hackernews take this as an opportunity to get angry at Stanford University, describe how much they hate free money, and question whether the original article was even written in good faith, even though the author stood to gain nothing from its contents.

Changing Our Approach to Anti-Tracking
August 30, 2018 (comments)
Mozilla assures us that they want to keep all our weird-ass internet habits a secret, so they are offering ways to protect our privacy, such as sending a complete log of all domain lookups to a third-party commercial partner. Fear not, however, as they will still by default send all of your search queries to a different third-party commercial partner, as well as asking Google (a third-party commercial partner) for permission to load every single thing you try to look at, ever. Hackernews reminisces about how bad advertising used to be on the internet, or at least how differently bad it was. Some Hackernews mourn Mozilla's failed cellphone outing, while others notice that rather than just sending your entire browsing history to Google, Mozilla has built Google's tracking software directly into Firefox.

EU to recommend that member states abolish daylight saving time
August 31, 2018 (comments)
The European Union plans to more closely align its schedule with its future headquarters in Moscow. Hackernews argues about cows, time zones, democracy, and the sun.


August 26, 2018

Riccardo Orioles

Diciotti, mi è arrivata una lettera dal Paradiso. Presidente Mattarella, può firmarla?

* * *

Motivazione della Medaglia d’Oro
al Comandante Massimo Korthmeir, C.C.P.G.C.

Ufficiale di elevate qualità morali e professionali, al comando del pattugliatore d’altura “Ubaldo Diciotti” operante in Mediterraneo traeva in salvo numerosi naufraghi e sopravvissuti, li conduceva con abilità e sicurezza attraverso acque percorse dal nemico e toccava infine terra nel porto di Catania, occupato all’epoca da truppe germaniche e collaborazioniste, contrastate solo da alcune centinaia di animosi giovani patrioti.

Respingendo intimidazioni e profferte delle autorità nazifasciste riusciva infine a porre in salvo tutti gli uomini, le donne e i bambini affidati alla sua tutela, riaffermando così l’onore della Patria e della Marina Nazionale.

I sottoscritti Comandanti propongono pertanto il conferimento della Medaglia d’Oro al Valor Militare a questo valoroso Ufficiale, esempio e monito per tutti i Marinai d’Italia presenti e venturi.

Dalla Base Navale di Paradiso
Salvatore Todaro R.M.
Carlo Fecia di Cossato R.M.
Walter Ghetti R.N.

* * * 

Mi è arrivata questa lettera, non ho capito bene da dove. Manca sono la firma del re, ma il re è scappato con tutti gli altri e quindi ora tocca al nostro Presidente, Sergio Mattarella.

Signor Presidente, qua c’è la penna. Vuole?

L'articolo Diciotti, mi è arrivata una lettera dal Paradiso. Presidente Mattarella, può firmarla? proviene da Il Fatto Quotidiano.

by Riccardo Orioles

August 24, 2018

Informatic school is in southwest Cameroon

End of Holidays Classes 2018

Holidays classes 2018 at the Association of Linux Friends ended today 24-08-2018.  The classes ended with the students sharing their experiences and the good time they had in Linux Friends, fostering the Ubuntu spirit.

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To add,  all the students were smiling after receiving a pen, a ruler, and a pencil as a form of encouragement while hoping that they will all resume schools in the regular schools. 75% of the students perform well during this holiday classes.

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Some of this holiday classes students have been coming for the pass three years for the holiday classes, they are really interested and will love to carry out some courses in the advance class in the next holidays.

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Also, the students were handed their report cards. Next was light refreshment and dancing.

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Even though the holiday classes has officially ended, the students were encouraged to pass by the Association to do research on their subjects in regular schools, since Internet is now in the two English speaking region of Cameroon and Linux Friends has WIFI connections.

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In conclusion, the students all left with smiles on their faces. We look forward to make next year’s holidays classes better than this year’s. Our work starts now.


Result of the Holiday Classes.



by admin

August 23, 2018

Informatic school is in southwest Cameroon

Wednesday 22-08-18, at the Association of Linux Friends

The advance class of the Association of Linux Friends have been working on a project. This project is to create a school register using Django, inaddition we used Django to note the event, with Django we will have a good database.

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The first event recorded was the failure of our solar electricity which happened today. The solar battery due to the fact that there have been serious rainfall for the pass three weeks with no sunlight, a DC inverter was used to increase the electrical power of the battery.

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Also, the students in the Advance class did a database connect to PHP which was successful. A database was created with informations of all the students of the Beginner’s Class, Advance class, and Maintenance class.

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by admin

August 22, 2018 we can't both be right.

webshit weekly

An annotated digest of the top "Hacker" "News" posts for the third week of August, 2018.

Markov Chains Explained Visually (2014)
August 15, 2018 (comments)
Hackernews links to some cartoons about math, carefully noting the year they were made, in case math changed a lot in the last few years. The analysis in the comments comprises two camps; the louder group frothing at the mouth, overwhelmed at the amazing possibility implied by cartoons about math. The other group cannot seem to understand why javascript cartoons are the obvious vehicle upon which all human progress will soon depend.

NYU Makes Tuition Free for All Medical Students
August 16, 2018 (comments)
A medical school makes it slightly easier to go to medical school. Hackernews, armed with a keen insight into the fundamental workings of both economics and human society, dives into a thoughtful examination of why rich people who are good at standardized tests make the finest medical professionals. Anyone breathing a hint of a concept that perhaps someone might choose not to go to medical school because it's expensive is labeled a dangerous seditionist. Many lectures follow about how rich kids actually have it worse than poor kids, taxation is theft, and studying any subject not directly related to javascript makes you a selfish burden on civilization.

Why Do Keynote Speakers Keep Suggesting That Improving Security Is Possible?
August 17, 2018 (comments)
An academic, freshly escaped from corporate shackles, tells some assholes they're wrong. Hackernews ignores every single aspect of the lecture, and focuses on comparing themselves to medical professionals. Again. Anyone suggesting that any programmer take any responsibility for anything at all is immediately threatened with national economic destruction or Internet Explorer. The remainder of the comments are dipshits trying to whatabout their way out of looking in a mirror.

My dad’s resume and skills from 1980
August 18, 2018 (comments)
A webshit posts two photographs and three sentences to Github, which requires eleven commits and a pull request. There is one open issue. Hackernews bemoans how much nicer the information technology industry was before Hackernews fucked it all up. Someone tries to hire the dad.

Redux vs. The React Context API
August 18, 2018 (comments)
Some webshits write up a deep dive into the newest, fullest septic tank. The "Full Stack" you hear so much about has reached so high, and the lower layers ossified so quickly, that Hackernews is forced to bicker about which abstraction is appropriate as a simplified model with which to build business logic to control the next abstraction down the stack ... which may change depending on which AbstractionHandlerFactory you're targeting with your glorified web guestbook. Pedantic arguments break out about which abstractions represent which other, slightly-more-generalized abstractions. If you or someone you love has any positive opinions about any technologies discussed in this article, please contact your nearest tertiary education facility to determine if there is a path available to healthier living. I hear medical school is affordable these days.

Don’t Do This in Production
August 19, 2018 (comments)
A webshit takes a thousand words to say "don't paste random internet shit into your program." Hackernews nods sagely and reveals the hidden knowledge: it is possible to get higher quality results by hiring qualified workers. The conversation turns to which ebooks contain the best candidate evaluation to blindly step through, then which ebooks contain the best human resources practices to blindly mandate. No technology is discussed.

Docker cannot be downloaded without logging into Docker Store
August 20, 2018 (comments)
The internet gets retroactively mad about a slight change to some company's webshit. Hackernews meditates on the correct way to inform your users that your business model is shit and you're selling them up the river for cash. The rest of the comments are people bitching about other comments, bitching about the company who changed the webshit, and armchair lawyering.

Twenty-two states ask appeals court to bring back net neutrality
August 21, 2018 (comments)
Some bureaucrats bureaucratize. Hackernews decides this is either a sign that America has failed or a sign that America has succeeded. An argument breaks out about whether it is possible to survive without Facebook. Nobody is sure.


August 21, 2018


Microplastics everywhere : a soup of confetti of tiny little plasti...

Microplastics everywhere : a soup of confetti of tiny little plastic bits

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#trash #world #climatechange #ecology #life

Since modern plastic was first mass-produced (+-1950) 8 billion tons have been manufactured. And when itʼs thrown away, it doesnʼt just disappear. Much of it crumbles into small pieces.

(...) 9 percent was recycled, 12 percent was incinerated and 79 percent accumulated in landfills or the natural environment.

#soil #food #culture #capitalism
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And, even more concerning, microplastics are in drinking water. In beer. In sea salt. In fish and shellfish. --> F*K.. IN BEER :I

by vlax 0°0

August 20, 2018


Random image from the archives APOD: 2006 January 10 - The Phases o...

Random image from the archives

APOD: 2006 January 10 - The Phases of Venus

APOD Image

Venus goes through phases. Just like our Moon, Venus can appear as full as a disk or as a thin as a crescent. Venus, frequently the brightest object in the post-sunset or pre-sunrise sky, appears so small, however, that it usually requires binoculars or a small telescope to clearly see its current phase. The above time-lapse sequence, however, was taken over the course of many months and shows not only how Venus changes phase but how it's apparent angular size also changes. In the middle negative image, Venus is in a new phase, the same phase that occurred during its rare partial eclipse of the Sun in 2004.

#astronomy #picture #space #NASA #APOD

by Astronomy Picture of the Day (unofficial)

August 19, 2018

Evgeny Morozov

There is a leftwing way to challenge big tech for our data. Here it is | Evgeny Morozov

Only with radical empowerment can we as citizens halt further intrusion from Google and co

For all its supposed complexity, our digital future does have a logic shaping its basic foundations. It’s mostly an interplay of two conflicting dynamics: one of data extractivism – propelled primarily by big tech’s dependence on new sources of data; and one of data distributism – propelled by all those opposed to big tech’s rapid ascendance.

The latest example of the former dynamic comes from the Wall Street Journal, which has uncovered Facebook’s efforts to cajole banks into sharing their customers’ data, including account balances and card transactions (Facebook says it’s not “actively” seeking such data).

Handing more data to state institutions that already thrive on excessive surveillance would not restore trust

The city is the only place where the idea of exerting meaningful democratic control over one’s life is still viable

Continue reading...

by Evgeny Morozov

August 16, 2018

Classic Programmer Paintings

“Fjalar Ravia demonstrates a proof-of-concept exploit of...

“Fjalar Ravia demonstrates a proof-of-concept exploit of poor bounds checking in the physics engine

Viktor Vasnetsov

oil on canvas


August 15, 2018


Tácticas de supervivencia urbana en la era de las máquinas intelige...

Tácticas de supervivencia urbana en la era de las máquinas inteligentes

  • Taller de Camilo Cantor en Ciudad de #México : MedialabMx - Agosto 20 a 28 2018 _

#cultura #ciudad #economía

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by vlax 0°0 we can't both be right.

webshit weekly

An annotated digest of the top "Hacker" "News" posts for the second week of August, 2018.

Google AMP – A 70% drop in our conversion rate
August 08, 2018 (comments)
A webshit is nervous about Google's shared-hosting free tier. Hackernews explains to one another that Google's AMP program is not a cynical consolidation of adtech power, but is in fact a deftly-engineered substitute for courage, since webshits apparently can't stand up for themselves or their work. Some Googles show up in the comments to defend their land grab beneficent community-empowerment tool, and to reassure everyone that despite the direct personal experience of literally every single person who has tried, Google is totally open to feedback and willing to care about bug reports from their tenants users.

Julia 1.0
August 09, 2018 (comments)
Some academics promise to try to hold it steady. Hackernews is cranky that the brochure doesn't look like other brochures and slightly afraid because people seem to be using the language to perform arcane rites with impenetrable magical symbols. The academics show up to reassure people that math is a normal, healthy hobby and anyway the language can also be used to do retarded things with garbage hardware if you want. Most of the comments are people complaining that languages don't provide enough handholding for people who failed to design their programs properly, or that languages don't provide enough handholding for people who failed to select their operating systems properly.

I don't trust Signal
August 09, 2018 (comments)
An asshole is pissed at some other asshole. None of the reasons are interesting. Hackernews draws lots to decide which asshole to defend unto death; the basic argument seems to be the set of Hackernews given to hero worship versus the set of Hackernews who thinks the world owes them (for free) flawlessly-implemented, perfectly-intuitive software capable of resisting concerted attack by advanced persistent threats. Nearly five hundred comments are posted, all of which stridently proclaim The Correct Opinions about software nobody uses except DEF CON cosplayers and journalists who followed bad advice on social media.

1/0 = 0
August 10, 2018 (comments)
A webshit gets wound up by a tweet. Hackernews does too. Most of the arguments involve the difference between mathematics and ALU design, but none of the discussion is interesting because none of the participants are meaningfully engaged with either topic. It doesn't help that the entire context of the debate is some webshit's disused toy language.

Worst Computer Bugs in History: Therac-25 (2017)
August 11, 2018 (comments)
An internet describes a time that bad software directly led to the deaths of actual human beings. Several "takeaways" are provided, absolutely none of which involve recommending anyone be held responsible in any way. Hackernews is gratified that so few deaths were all that was needed to distract people from all the other ways that software developers are failing civilization on a regular basis. Other Hackernews suspects the kill count is so low because only someone completely unhinged would put their safety directly in the hands of a computer programmer. When highlighting other, less severe failure stories turns out not to be fun, Hackernews explores ways they might blame someone else for the deaths.

Thank you HN
August 12, 2018 (comments)
A Hackernews thanks the rest of Hackernews for not advocating suicide. Hackernews lists all the terrible shit they did and/or had happen to them and, as usual, catalogs every single real or perceived solution to mental health issues they've ever tried or read about. The consensus is that exercise helps. No technology is discussed. An asshole violates the Prime Directive.

Using FOIA Data and Unix to halve major source of parking tickets
August 13, 2018 (comments)
An internet is trying to help. With awk. Hackernews squabbles over whether or not it's even possible for most people to help, given the baseline requirement of "noticing things." The Hackernews contingent of Critical Mass shows up to bitch about cars standing in bike lanes. Inadvertently, the Hackernewsest possible sentence appears in the comments: "If it's not technically criminal then that's all that matters."

Serverless Docker Beta
August 14, 2018 (comments)
Some webshits celebrate minutiae. Hackernews is excited about the minutiae, except for the ones who actually do things with computers once in a while. A long discussion breaks out about the proper method to embed auto-playing video containing nothing but text. After a while Hackernews gets bored with the actual limitations of the garbage software described in the article and starts running thought experiments about what even worse software might look like. They don't reach consensus, but I'm pretty sure they're accidentally describing Sun software.


August 11, 2018


Trasformatorio Feature Radio Submarine with a special from Algeria

Radio SUBMARINE live on Trasformatorio Radio station Tonight, August 12, at  17:00 GMT
Our music tonight from Algeria and interview with the writer Salah Badis
Live stream
Or download trasformatorio on Google store or trasformatorio app on IOS

For further information regarding the concept and follow up on the program
Special thanks to Federico Bonelli, Trasformatorio Platform and

by trasformatorio

August 08, 2018

Informatic school is in southwest Cameroon

Summer Classes 2018


The three months vacation was a period of learning

and fun-filled time in the Association of Linux Friends. It was a time of desperation of parents who wanted their Children to learn some new things, since many young people did not have the opportunity to study for 2017 and 2018 academic school year in regular schools due to the political situation in the country. Linux Friends is a place to be because the teachers and staffs are friendly, efficient and ready to help, equally the teachers are effective meaning they are open, encouraging and innovative.

However, the Summer classes will soon be over, the students are 40 in number. From Tuesday 07-08-2018 to Friday 10-10-2018, the holidays class students had an evaluation. This evaluation was on all the courses they had been taught (Libreoffice writer, Libreoffice calc, Libreoffice impress, Scribus, HTML & Typing). It should be noted that the exams is written in a group of four because we have fourteen working place and forty students

To add, the teachers are currently compiling the results  which will be released on the day of closing. Friday the 24th of August, 2018 has been set aside as the day of closing for the holidays class. This date was chosen so the students will have a week to prepare for the next academic year in their different  Regular academic institutions.

Also, there will be an end of holiday class party so that the young boys and girls can share a meal together to foster the spirit of togetherness in the Association of Linux Friends.


by admin we can't both be right.

webshit weekly

An annotated digest of the top "Hacker" "News" posts for the first week of August, 2018.

Learning Math for Machine Learning
August 01, 2018 (comments)
Some random asshole takes two thousand words to tell us to study statistics, calculus, and linear algebra in order to be good at statistics, calculus, and linear algebra. Hackernews immediately takes the opportunity to shill a book on Amazon, then spends hours arguing about just how little understanding of mathematics one can get away with while selling it to credulous investors. At another lunch table, Hackernews discusses related topics: how arithmetic works, how to stop being afraid of abstract concepts, and which YouTube videos are in fact flawless substitutes for advanced study.

You don’t need standups
August 02, 2018 (comments)
A webshit, newly promoted to management, immediately posts a thinkpiece to Medium. Hackernews is outraged that someone might be operating outside of the parameters laid out by whatever bureaucratic pop-psy book they most recently read. Arguments break out about which Mediocrity Checklist is the one that God wrote, and which ones are apostasy destined to destroy your startup's rad, bloggable culture. No technology is discussed.

Learning from Terminals to Design the Future of User Interfaces
August 03, 2018 (comments)
A webshit thinks things could be better. Hackernews thinks that Slack plugins are a gateway drug to the "electronic typewriter" school of user interface. Dozens of comments just name application shortcut keys in random programs. The bi-weekly Unix Shells Versus Microsoft Shells cricket match breaks out, but is interrupted by a streaker waving a Twenex flag. Another thread is comprised entirely of posts whining about user interfaces being "hard" in one breath, congratulating one another for not having any answers in the next breath, and then claiming to have the answers in the third breath. Most of the rest is just bitching about the four programs Hackernews actually uses more than once a year.

4D toys
August 04, 2018 (comments)
Someone wants to sell software. Hackernews bikesheds the software, computer display technology, human eyesight, and mathematics.

I’m a very slow thinker (2016)
August 05, 2018 (comments)
Another random asshole brags about being a pain in the ass to communicate with. Hackernews understands this is a point of pride, because they are also very, very smart, and have catalogued a large collection of evidence to support the fact that they are very, very smart, and being very, very smart is why they are all destined to be rich.

Let's Encrypt Root Trusted by All Major Root Programs
August 06, 2018 (comments)
A pack of idiots celebrates full admission to the Circlejerk of Trust by finally using their own products on their webshit. Hackernews takes this opportunity to lecture one another on how TLS works, why this pack of idiots is the greatest gift the internet has ever received, how wonderful it is to conflate line encryption with authentication, why authentication is irrelevant as long as we have line encryption, and how crucial it is that Let's Encrypt requires bizarrely-frequent reauthentication. The rest of the comments are dozens of people trying to help each other get basic functionality out of the idiots' software, which is necessary because the software is so low-effort and failure-proof. Unless their servers are down again.

EPA is allowing asbestos back into manufacturing
August 07, 2018 (comments)
The Environmental Protection Agency diligently protects the manufacturing business environment. Hackernews argues about car brake pads. The rest of the comments explore the idea that maybe public safety is something that someone in the government should possibly think about regulating, but this line of thinking is judged too dangerous to permit, because someone might apply it to the information technology sector. The conclusion that anyone who cares enough to have an opinion is ipso facto unqualified to have an opinion: just relax and let it happen, baby. It's fine.


August 07, 2018


Facebooking your debt like a servant

Facebooking your debt like a servant

There's a future after Cambridge Analytica nasty harvest? Corporate bloody yeah! :

" #Facebook has told banks that the additional customer information (from Americans' financial data) could be used to offer services that might entice users to spend more time on Messenger."
(...) Google and Amazon have also "asked banks to share data if they join with them, in order to provide basic banking services on applications such as Google Assistant and Alexa," the Journal pointed out, citing anonymous sources familiar with the companies' ambitions.

#time #money #share #economy #capitalism

by vlax 0°0

Son para tu sinrazón

Son para tu sinrazón

-> Fonogramas América Afroindígena en #Free #Music #archive

#sonjarocho #huapango #huasteco #mariachi y demás ritmos afro-mestizo-indígenas de #México y otras partes de #AméricaLatina. Una joya imperdible de los sellos discográficos independientes y la #culturalibre

by vlax 0°0

August 05, 2018



Hier unser dritter Newsletter in diesem Jahr. Um den Newsletter zu abonnieren, bitte eine formlose Mail an: office[at]

by ms

Bericht zu Calais erschienen

Zwischen Frankreich und Großbritannien hat sich ein rigides Grenzregime innerhalb der EU entwickelt, das so sonst nur an den EU-Außengrenzen zu finden ist. Die Hafenstadt Calais bildet das Zentrum dieses Grenzregimes, ist aber zugleich Transit- und Lebensort von Migrant_innen auf ihrem Weg nach Großbritannien. Seit Langem bilden sich dort informelle Camps – die Jungles –, … Bericht zu Calais erschienen weiterlesen

by bk


Radio Trasformatorio feature Radio Submarine from Cairo, tonight 17:00 GMT


As a side event this month we will start a collaboration with Cairo based musician and producer Yara Mekawei.

She is going to broadcast from downtown Cairo her radio program with focus on new african electronic music. Is going to do it using on trasformatorio streaming radio. This is possible thanks to, a long standing service gives to activists and movement radios worldwide from more that 20 years.

You can ear the stream live from on the web or via the trasformatorio app made this year by August Black as a cotribution to the lab, on Android and iOS, just look in the stores with search word “trasformatorio”

Yara was artist in residence in Trasformatorio 2014.


Yara Mekawei

Radio SUBMARINE live on Trasformatorio Radio station
starting August 5th with an Interview with Cairo-based Musician ABADIR

Please join me for one hour every **Sunday at 17:00 GMT**

Live stream
Or download trasformatorio on Google store or trasformatorio app on IOS

For further information regarding the concept and follow up on the program

“Radio Submarine is an online broadcast program that streams around the world live sound art from different cities in Africa. The radio will first stream from Cairo and then move on to other cities. Radio Submarine will be covering different sounds, languages and daily activities that shape the African soundscape. My mission is to create an online radio that will allow the different sounds of Africa to travel to the rest of the world.”

by trasformatorio

August 01, 2018

Informatic school is in southwest Cameroon

Materials 2018

Materials donated by Swiss Friends to the Association of Linux Friends. This materials were brought by Pauli Ngainku Chanceline on the 24th July 2018 during her 3weeks in Switzerland. This Journey was possible thanks to the 2018 contribution of the Verein Freunde  of the Foyer Anny Hug and it President Hannes Lindenmeyer, and thanks to the hospitality of Mr. and Mrs Brandenberger giving accomodation to Chanceline. Thanks to the help of  Patrick Baumann from Techshare it was possible to get in time with the materials order through the internet such as 20 raspberry pi zero, 10 raspberry pi3, 5  Pi Camera at a value of  1010 Swiss francs. Patrick in addition offered to donate 250 francs Swiss while Michel Pauli assumed the remaining amount of 750 Swiss Francs

printer beama

Beama and printer form Patrick Baumann(Techshare)

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Raspberries from Nicklaus with 10 Pi3 and 20 Pi0 with 5 pi cameras

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4 Power Bank and Multimeter with USB Sticks and Memory cards by the Verein


4 GPS Modules From Thomas Amberg


5volt Switches Form Andreas(REVAMP)



laptop lantop

2 Laptops One from Patrick and One From Doris

wireless switch ras power

1 Measuring tape

meter materi mate caton

1 Soldering Machine and 2 TP-Link

List of all the materials


1 22 raspberry pi zero preinstalled with nobs
2 1 tape
3 10 raspberry pi3
4 4 GPS
5 4 Power bank
6 1, 3D printer controller with display
7 2 network switch 5volt
8 4 memory card two 64GB and two 32GB
9 2 USB wireless for raspberry
10 1 soldering machine and 1 lead
11 1 HP printer
12 1 projector
13 10 USB stick three 8GB and seven 16GB
14 1 USB power meter
15 1 TP-LINK
16 2 Labtop

17.                  5 Pi Camera

by admin we can't both be right.

webshit weekly

An annotated digest of the top "Hacker" "News" posts for the last week of July, 2018.

Intel patches new ME vulnerabilities
July 22, 2018 (comments)
Intel lies about the contents of their most recent firmware update. Hackernews is outraged that Bob Swan won't personally Facetime them to explain the explicit intent behind each individual transistor, and along the way gets into a fistfight about how many years past the sell-by date you're allowed to use a computer. Proponents of the "use it forever" approach are dismayed to discover that Intel won't be fixing anything older than about five years, but may take solace in the knowledge that Intel isn't capable of actually fixing anything at all.

Google: Security Keys Neutralized Employee Phishing
July 23, 2018 (comments)
A webshit signal-boosts a Google press release. The webshit's use of 'neutered' in the original article title and subsequent 301 redirect to the version with 'neutralized' can be attributed to years of painstaking, detail-oriented work as a reporter, and in no way indicates the author may not actually give a shit about this thinly-veiled advertisement for Yubikey. Hackernews circles up to explain to one another how important it is to drag around yet another piece of plastic, and the solemn duty of every human being to throw ourselves at the mercy of the almighty dongle. Fortunately, there is plenty of bickering to be had about which programs to use alongside this month's security farkle.

Zotero: An open-source tool to help collect, organize, cite, and share research
July 24, 2018 (comments)
Academic Reference Tracker № 5,697 attracts Hackernews' attention, presumably because the webshit is made with Bootstrap (motto: "The Design Equivalent of Playing Wonderwall on an Acoustic Guitar at Parties"). Hackernews is eager to enumerate all the ways they've ever kept notes, but the bulk of the comments involve complaints about hyperspecific issues in particular academic reference trackers, followed by at least twelve comments angrily shouting unwieldy workarounds or declaring opinions outdated.

Liquid water 'lake' revealed on Mars
July 25, 2018 (comments)
Some scientists find something shiny with radar. Hackernews invents socialism, but with the goal of drilling holes in other planets instead of (not even 'in addition to') doing anything at all on this one. One Hackernews seems to truly believe that the only reason an oncologist might want to accelerate cancer research is to get a paycheck. The rest of the comments are pointless tangents about planetary astronomy, pissing matches about who can interpret a report more pedantically, and a couple assholes violating the Prime Directive.

Slack Is Buying HipChat from Atlassian
July 26, 2018 (comments)
There's some kind of movement in the AOL Instant Messenger clone market. Hackernews makes wild-ass assumptions about the implications of this complete non-event, and about a dozen also-rans scheme on how to scoop up the tiny scraps of market they hope the leader might drop. Elsewhere in the comment thread, some Hackernews attempt to explain to other Hackernews what a good idea it is to install a bespoke web browser built solely to grant the privilege of paying someone else to store copies of your internal business communications. Anyone voicing even the slightest lack of confidence in this plan is derided as some kind of virulent luddite, fit only for banishment to the wastes (i.e. anything east of Hayward or north of Bolinas).

The last thing libraries need is Silicon Valley “disruption.”
July 27, 2018 (comments)
A librarian explains libraries to Y Combinator. Hackernews is less interested in what libraries do than they are in finding just the right abstract concept to blame for the downfall of western society. Whatever it is, it sure has nothing to do with them.

A response about dep and vgo
July 27, 2018 (comments)
Lifetime Bell Labs Intern Russ Cox gives the Golang community a hands-on lesson in how the boys from Murray Hill do business. A Golang leaves the longest and most detailed review of all time. Hackernews regrets the friction caused by the unlubricated and imprecise torquing of some rando "committee" to Google specifications, but hastily arranges worship services to earn the love of the August & Infallible Google Engineers. The Rust Evangelism Strike Force, starkly aware of the source of their patron's funding, spends their forced holiday selecting which slightly-outdated Reddit memes to include in upcoming lightning talks.

Melatonin: Much More Than You Wanted to Know
July 28, 2018 (comments)
A dipshit consumes, digests, and regurgitates as many sleep-related Wikipedia articles as possible. Hackernews isn't really interested in the article, but loves any opportunity to share their biohacking tips on how to carefully calibrate a basic bodily function which does not require manual intervention for, statistically, any living thing on Earth. When it turns out that none of these tips actually work, they all stay up until dawn typing up excuses for none of them being able to sleep.

How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald’s Monopoly Game and Stole Millions
July 29, 2018 (comments)
A crime journalist writes about crime. Hackernews scoffs that the circumstances which enabled the crime were entirely preventable, if only someone would have asked Hackernews. No technology is discussed.

Why I Ripped the Same CD 300 Times
July 30, 2018 (comments)
An internet pursues a hobby, despite being impeded by several severe disorders (e.g. Haskell, emoji abuse, German software, Touhou). Hackernews spends a few hours incorrecting each other about how audio processing works, then dives deep into the cargo cult hole to fetch the most asinine possible ways to ensure the aural integrity of computer game music. A few Hackernews are distracted by the shiny pictures in their browser's URL bar, and a handful of others ruminate over whether optical media is even real.

Amazon Dark Patterns
July 31, 2018 (comments)
A webshit is angry that a massive faceless corporation is not interested in feedback. Hackernews shares this frustration, but is also angry that other people don't put sufficient effort into their feedback. A philosophical debate breaks out regarding the precise length of time it is appropriate to hold someone accountable for their work product. The rest of the comments struggle with the idea that Amazon may be in control of its own website, and exactly how much of human society will immediately fail when this news breaks, since Amazon reviews are typically held to be the lone reliable source of unbiased and irrevocable truth in the world.


July 30, 2018

Informatic school is in southwest Cameroon

Materials 2018

Materials donated by Swiss Friends to the Association of Linux Friends

this materials were brought by Pauli Ngainku Chanceline on the 24th July  2018 during her 3 weeks in Switzerland.







Raspberry from Niklaus


Tools for the Advance class


10 Pi3, 20 Pi0 RASPBERRIES and 5 Pi Cameras

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4 Power bank and Multimeter by Verein



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List of all the materials


1 22 raspberry pi zero preinstalled with nobs
2 1 tape
3 10 raspberry pi3
4 4 GPS
5 4 Power bank
6 1, 3D printer controller with display
7 2 network switch 5volt
8 4 memory card two 64GB and two 32GB
9 2 USB wireless for raspberry
10 1 soldering machine and 1 lead
11 1 HP printer
12 1 projector
13 10 USB stick three 8GB and seven 16GB
14 1 USB power meter
15 1 TP-LINK


by admin

July 25, 2018

Data Knightmare (Italian podcast)

DK 2x44 - Il GDPR non basta, ma aiuta

Vediamo un po' di smontare le lamentele professionali del tipo "Eh sì, però dopo il GDPR non è cambiato niente!", che dite? Bonus per chiudere la stagione: la multa a Google di 4,5 miliardi di Euro (!) è sacrosanta, se ne facciano una ragione i campioni del mercato libero tranne che per i concorrenti. Appuntamento al 5 settembre!

by Walter Vannini

July 23, 2018

Informatic school is in southwest Cameroon

Internet Installation at the Association of Linux Friends, Limbe by Camtel

On Friday 20th July 2018, Camtel Cameroon visited the Association of Linux Friends

at about 4.00pm. This visit was in respect to the installation of internet connection, to facilitate learning and research of the Students. The Students of Advance Class were witnesses to the realisation of this installation. Unfortunately, the Beginners class students had already closed for the day before the arrival of the Camtel Officials.

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Two students of the Advance class (Shipu Fabian and Vegemteh Shandrine) were assigned to show the Camtel Officials around the association premise. The advance class was chosen as a suitable site for the Huawei Internet Moderm to be placed. This moderm supports;

  1. ADSL2+ Uplink
  2. Four Ethernet ports downstream Interfaces
  3. Wireless LEEE 802.11b/g/n, speed up to 300mbps
  4. Route Mode and Multi-service interfaces
  5. Advanced Management via HTTP, TR-069
  6. Build-in firewall
  7. IPv4 and IPv6


This unlimited internet connection was receive with alot of excitement by everyone in the Association. Thanks to the efforts of the Proprietor, Mr Pauli Michel and the Administration and staff. We also appreciate the Camtel Officials eventhough it took them six months to come and do the installations. Our Monthly payment for the internet connection will be 35.000frs.


This Internet connection will help the Association to make research on new topics, create new lessons, update old lessons, download softwares for linux installations, send and received emails, update our webpage.


We are so happy for the internet connection, because for more than one year we had a lot of difficulties with interent, at one point it was shut down by the Government, we could not update our pages, make research or even reply to our emails.

by admin

July 22, 2018 we can't both be right.

webshit weekly

An annotated digest of the top "Hacker" "News" posts for the third week of July, 2018.

Keeping a plaintext “did” file
July 15, 2018 (comments)
A webshit overcomplicates text files. Hackernews is more interested in the idea of keeping a Nixonian enemies list, but is willing to discuss all the ways they like to overcomplicate text files too. One Hackernews thinks maybe just text files could work, but emergency services rush to the scene to distribute massive editor-specific programs to use instead.

Prime Down: Amazon’s sale day turns into fail day
July 16, 2018 (comments)
Amazon Web Services offers reliable, scalable, and inexpensive cloud computing services. Hackernews bastes itself in schadenfreude while assuring each other that they know exactly what broke Amazon's webshit. Since half of Hackernews either works for or was recently fired from Amazon Web Services, every conflicting missive is backed up by declarations of personal involvement. Amazon's webshit remains down for hours, since all the people who are paid to fix it are busy telling each other they're wrong on "Hacker" "News."

Assembly Language for Beginners [pdf]
July 17, 2018 (comments)
An Internet makes a PDF about low-level computer programming. An elder Hackernews ruminates on the past, which distracts other Hackernews into wondering how a computer which barely had enough memory to store the manpage for npm-config(7) could even start.

European Commission fines Google €4.34B in Android antitrust case
July 18, 2018 (comments)
The European Union declares war on the State of California. Hackernews rushes to bodily insert themselves between the oncoming fines, hoping to deflect the impact by shouting "what about Microsoft" in unison. Thousands of words are posted defending the vestal purity of The Android Experience and its inseparability from human communication. Hackernews screams its fury at the skies, prophesying the death of free software, the ascendance of the East, the starvation of the Central Valley, and the crumbling of Wall Street. Nobody in Brussels notices.

Farewell, Google Maps
July 19, 2018 (comments)
Some webshits are mad that someone wants them to pay for goods and/or services. Hackernews frets over the callous nature of massive corporations, fearing that raising prices on Google Maps services will be the issue that finally tarnishes the Google brand. A lengthy argument breaks out over whether it's possible to survive without Google, why anyone would even try, and what sacrifices might be made to the Wizards in the Valley in order to curry favor and receive kindly-worded emails before the locusts are released.

The Wrong Abstraction (2016)
July 20, 2018 (comments)
A webshit is surprised by the fierce debate generated in response to an opinion about selecting abstractions. Since selecting abstractions is essentially the only skill webshits are capable of executing, the controversy is, ab extra, unsurprising. Hackernews doesn't feel qualified to invent opinions on the matter, so they dig through past shitstorms to find someone else's colors to nail to their masts.

Ecuador will hand over Julian Assange to the UK
July 21, 2018 (comments)
An Internet may soon have an opportunity to accomplish a goal. Hackernews posts the same comments, in the same order, with the same vote counts, that they post every time this topic arises. In other words, there are over two hundred comments from people who have no idea what the hell is going on but are determined to ensure everyone has sufficient access to their political opinions. No technology is discussed.


July 20, 2018

Centro de Autonomia Digital

CAD Newsletter #1

Hello and welcome to our newsletter!

CAD is a non-profit organisation that educates and creates privacy enhancing tools. We research a lot around crypto, privacy and security, so we thought: why not share it with the community?

This is the result of this thought. The content is primarily focused on advanced topics, but we also have some for beginners! For now the newsletter will be in English, but we have some ideas for having future content in Portuguese and Spanish!

If you have questions or want to discuss any of the topics, we will happily receive your comments via email (contact [at] autonomia [dot] digital) or you can join our IRC channel #cad (on OFTC).

We hope this is useful for you.


  1. Hackers vs. Testers: A Comparison of Software Vulnerability Discovery Processes by Daniel Votipka, Rock Stevens, Elissa M. Redmiles, Jeremy Hu, and Michelle L. Mazurek.

  2. Dan Boneh talking about the difficulties of implementing cryptography

  3. Encrypted Server Name Indication for TLS 1.3 draft-rescorla-tls-esni-00


  1. Deniability and Secure Messaging. The State of Secure Messaging: Ratchets, Keys, and Metadata by Nikita Borisov.

  2. Deniable Authentication on the Internet by Yevgeniy Dodis.

  3. Consistent Synchronous Group Off-The-Record Messaging with SYM-GOTR by Michael Schliep, Eugene Vasserman, and Nicholas Hopper.

  4. Privacy risks with Facebook’s PII-based targeting: auditing a data broker’s advertising interface. Blog post by The Morning Paper.

    Paper by Giridhari Venkatadri, Athanasios Andreou, Yabing Liu et al.

  5. DKIM and validation of emails by Robert Graham.

  6. Privacy Pass: Bypassing Internet Challenges Anonymously by Alex Davidson, Ian Goldberg, Nick Sullivan, George Tankersley, and Filippo Valsorda.


  1. MPC in general by Nigel Smart.

  2. The Moral aspects of Cryptography by Phil Rogaway.

  3. Keys Under Doormats by Harold Abelson, Ross Anderson, Steven M. Bellovin, Josh Benaloh, Matt Blaze, Whitfield Diffie, John Gilmore, Matthew Green, Susan Landau, Peter G. Neumann, Ronald L. Rivest, Jeffrey I. Schiller, Bruce Schneier, Michael Specter, Daniel J. Weitzner.

  4. On Post-Modern Cryptography by Oded Goldreich.

  5. The Uneasy Relationship Between Mathematics and Cryptography by Neal Koblitz.

  6. Another Look at “Provable Security” by Neal Koblitz and Alfred J. Menezes.

For beginners

  1. An Overview of Cryptography by Gary C. Kessler.

  2. Pairings for beginners by Craig Costello.

Extra cool stuff

  1. Black holes and class groups by Nathan Benjamin, Shamit Kachru, Ken Ono, and Larry Rolen.

Thanks for reading! If you want to ask further questions or discuss any of the topics, we will happily receive your comments via email (contact [at] autonomia [dot] digital) or you can join our IRC channel #cad (on OFTC).

Informatic school is in southwest Cameroon

2018 Ongoing holiday Classes at the Association of Linux Friends, Limbe

The ongoing holiday classes of Association of Linux Friends, Limbe is already one (1) month two (2) weeks gone .

This classes began in the month of June and will last till August .The turn out of students have been very impressive, due to the numerous publicity carried out by the school and the positive remarks of ex-students of the Association .

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Furthermore, We have students coming in not only for the Beginner’s class programs but also for the Advance class and the maintenance class .

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In addition, due to the in flux of students, we are now faced with the problem of insufficient monitors, raspberries just to name a few,  to cater for the needs of the students.

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To add to, we are also faced with the challenge of teaching the very young students and the older ones at the same time. The idea of separating the class into  particular age groups is been considered. But with this idea, we still would be in need of more materials for this classroom for the younger students.

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On the other hand, the advance class as well as the maintenance holiday classes are going on smoothly. Great progress have been noticed because the students are more time conscious.

 We appreciate our sponsors for their constant efforts towards the growth of the Association Linux  Friends.

by admin