Just re-upping this offer: because being comfortable with git is a barrier to entry to many FS/OSS projects, and because I care deeply about lowering those barriers, I will tutor anyone who asks for help with git, and/or connect them with any mentor(s) they might prefer.

I'll do this while I put energy and work into making the tool more approachable, and into making better tools and learning paths.

Boosts gratefully appreciated.



@alex There's also a fundamental disagreement with Moxie and his beliefs.

I know this is a really long issue thread so I'll try to sum it up concisely. Moxie spent three years going on about how he didn't want to make it available from "insecure" third-party repositories (F-Droid) and how he couldn't live without analytics from Google Play (about users themselves and about the behaviour of the app).

This is another one where he killed a fully free fork of Signal. He goes on about how XMPP is dead, how federation was never a real option for serious projects, etc.

I understand that, on a technical side, Signal is alright. It's not terrible and it is certainly better than SMS or iMessage. I push different applications because I disagree with a *lot* of what Moxie does.

Okay, trying to figure out whether I can do an amateur radio exam at #36c3.

Any ARRL/VEC Volunteer Examiners planning to be there?

I need at least two.

#amateurradio #ccc

Kinda jealous of all the Black Hat/defcon fun people are having. Ah well, maybe next year.

Is anyone working on open source Duolingo / Memrise? Or any floss social language learning software?

This is literally the top news story in Google News health today. Cutting calories can lose weight. Who knew?

Twitter is now openly allowing terrorist organizations. Facebook is now openly allowing death threats against those described as a "violent criminal" by news/media reports or their own designated Dangerous Individuals, which includes entirely peaceful people they disagree with.

What the heck, old social media?

Tell me, Mr. Anderson, what good is an editor when you are *unable to exit?*

RT @michalmalik@twitter.com

Very nasty Linux backdoor with multiple components virustotal.com/gui/file/c69ee0

- Kills & uninstalls AV: clamav, avast, avg, drweb, esets
- Very persistent
- Uses Gates malware
- Uses Brootkit
- Uses CVE-2016-5195 to get root
- Infects other systems from known_hosts, .bash_history

marijuana addicts "made up about 1.5 percent of Americans. But they accounted for eleven percent of all the psychosis cases"
among "1,600 psychiatric patients ... cannabis use was associated with a ten-fold increase in violence."
"survey of more than 9,000 adolescents" "found that marijuana use was associated with a doubling of domestic violence... among 6,000 British and Chinese men and found that drug use—the drug nearly always being cannabis—translated into a five-fold increase in violence."

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