I Think I’m Noam Chomsky (by soleonedotorg)
let me make this @CLEAR, DO NOT GET CLEAR G4 INTERNET!!! day 4 of some wicked outage w/ no resolution.
Wanna know why I’m so pissed at @CLEAR? Here’s a history of sub-1Mb/s down w/ steady upstream.
Most of these issues would have been easy to clear up by simply contacting us for comment about the Tor section before finalizing the review document. We’re all working towards the same goals and working together allows us to properly address community wide concerns. However, for this report no attempts were made by the authors or the reviewers of the document to fact check Tor related issues before the document was finished.
The actual basis for the Freedom House review is a scientifically flawed survey that does not measure the properties that it claims to measure. From performance to security, the report presents mistake after mistake. The core of the review is non-technical in nature and yet the entire circumvention landscape is quite technical. To eschew technology when performing an actual review of technical merits is a grave mistake and it serves to discredit any merit that the report might otherwise have had as a whole. In the future, we hope that an open and technically sound review performed with community input will take the place of this flawed, superficial qualitative report.
Several competing solutions were examined based on criteria that included price, security, functionality, flexibility, SLA-backed service, proven record for support, and integration with existing infrastructure and tools.
Read: “No one ever got fired for buying Microsoft…” In 5 years, Microsoft’s primary customer will be Government/industry where self-help is nonexistent where Google will be in industry where self-help is a must.
Community first, technology second. Often the military will focus on creating technology solutions when stakeholders aren’t onboard or are non-existent. Technologist must be controlled and not allowed to build and/or deploy software until a community and user base is identified.
the first goal in making open-source software. U.S. DOD releases “Open Technology Development Guide”. | Civic Commons
Too bad the federal government and cities didn’t think about this as the foundation of their “Open Data” programs.
We hurt our fellow citizens and our community when we deny gay people civil marriage and its protections and responsibilities. Rather than divide and discriminate, let us come together and create one nation. We are all one people. We all live in the American house. We are all the American family. Let us recognize that the gay people living in our house share the same hopes, troubles, and dreams. It’s time we treated them as equals, as family.
Join me and I’ll buy YOU A DRINK. As a member of the host committee, let us share this important political fight.
New Yorkers need more reach into THEIR local government and one more excuse to gather for drinks with their neighbors. This Thursday, May 19th, we can have both! I’m co-hosting a casual bar night with New Kings Democrats (@newkingsdems) to launch its #VoteLocal campaign,
which will register 2,500 new Democratic voters in Brooklyn before the next election and educate people on why voting local matters. Please join me and I’ll buy you a drink!
NEW KINGS DEMOCRATS “VOTE LOCAL” CAMPAIGN LAUNCH
Matt Torrey’s Bar, 46 Bushwick Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
THIS Thursday, May 19th, 2011 – 7pm-10pm
I support @NewKingsDems because they promote progressive causes and candidates to root out the three Cs – complacency, corruption, and encroaching conservatism – at the local level of our party.
But that means forking over some heavy cash, right? No! Our politics are egalitarian, and so are our giving levels. Donate securely in advance or at the door. And let us know on Facebook that you’re coming!