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Cake day: Oct 29, 2020


This is AMAZING. As someone whose history is a stateless society, I found this very relevant. Importantly, its focus on decentralized structure is even more powerful as a basis of challenging both former African empires that took from the peasants to sustain hereditary lineages + colonial invaders who forced states on stateless societies. Really liked this video.

“While the introduction of a cashless payment system is laudable in view of containment of the spread of Covid-19, KFS’ refusal to accept cash or any other cashless payment system save for M-Pesa is discriminative, oppressive, unfair and unjust,” Muhuri says in its petition. …

Chad President Idriss Deby dies on frontline, son to take over

His campaign said on Monday he was joining troops on the frontline after rebels based across the northern frontier in Libya advanced hundreds of km (miles) south toward the capital N’Djamena. …

Narok women's elephant dung fortune

“Elephants eat vast amounts of food each day, 200-250kg, from many different types of plants, so it is not surprising that people have found numerous uses for the stuff that comes out of the other end,” adds Ole Reyia. …

Lots of talk of state-on-state warfare since last Fall brought this tune back to mind. …


Thus, by possessing the most virulent strain of rinderpest, and which had been kept safely and alive in the Muguga laboratory, Kenya was sitting on two things: a biological warfare agent or the answer to rinderpest control. …

I was reading this US-centric, China-fear paper which saw dependency as the major threat countries face. But in retrospect, centralization is in my opinion far greater a threat than dependency: Weaponized Interdependence: How Global Economic Networks Shape State Coercion.

There was effort initially to work with Tor project for IP obfuscation but it seems they went for a simplified anonymousID and verifying the accusations from their backend instead of depending on verifiableID for credibility.

Legends come in all types. Sam Mangwana is one living with us. …

Ticket price as a direct contribution to (in)security capitalism – I had not thought about that. I also this topic of sports and surveillance will keep getting messier with health passports being used as sports venue admission requirements.

I like TD a lot. But the resource hog no matter how I tweak may perhaps mean I upgrade my hardware.

I found the article quite unique for covering a topis a lot of us associate with entertainment and not surveillance. A lot of focus outside of Canada too – Tokyo, Greece olympics etc.

Analyses of the relationship between intelligence services and sport point to a deliberate omission from mainstream security and sports discourse. These nascent examinations suggest a fully developed relationship between the two that has become inseparable (and deliberately kept in the shadows) in…

Switching to Linux from OSX and it seems between Claws and Thunderbird, I might keep TB and see how it fares on RAM.

Thanks for the link.

Perhaps this is a Mac thing but Thunderbird on Mac was hitting ~45% on the CPU. Does it clog up on linux?

Fernandez told the crowd that the electoral turmoil in Bolivia reminded all Latin Americans about the need for regional solidarity. “We are part of a large nation,” he said. “We don’t want countries for some, we want countries for all. It is the duty of all of us to stand up for threatened peoples…