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"Let every dirty, lousy tramp arm himself with a revolver or knife on the steps of the palace of the rich and stab or shoot their owners as they come out. Let us kill them without mercy, and let it be a war of extermination and without pity" - Lucy Parsons

i'm moving to a new account on another instance, i'm going to use the more account feature, i kind of want to see how it works

y'all I think this might be a security vulnerability on the 3DS

DSP_PDATA/PADR + setting the transfer dest. to the ARM bus (7, this is the undocumented option I discovered) in DS_PCFG + setting AHBM 0x0E2/4/6 on the DSP side (through that same DMA port) basically gives you writes to arbitrary physical addresses, at least on the DSi. on the 3DS this is allegedly restricted to FCRAM and AXI WRAM, not unlike gspwn. as it's done purely through ports on the ARM side, you don't need to be able to upload custom DSP code

would anyone with a 3DS and knows how to code for it be willing to give this a try?

#homebrew #3ds for visibility ig

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Myanmar deserters confirm atrocities against Rohingya; rape mention 

Deserters from #Myanmar's armed forces confirm atrocities against the #Rohingya population in #Rakine state "Kill all you see", rape as a weapon of war aljazeera.com/news/2020/09/mya

Some bizarre assumptions I see people in UX make:
- that less steps is -always- simpler
- that no one reads words but everyone magically understands unlabelled symbols
- that everyone always assumes everything will be in the burger
- that people do not find the burger to be the modern equivalent of a Miscellaneous context menu
- that people don't just hate the burger
- that people will never be confused by their UI constantly changing underneath them

Police started arresting people in #Minsk who are trying to gather for solidarity actions with repressed. #Belarus

David Graeber "On the Invention of Money", anthropology 

"Anthropologists gradually fanned out into the world and began directly observing how economies where money was not used (or anyway, not used for everyday transactions) actually worked.

What they discovered was an at first bewildering variety of arrangements, ranging from competitive gift-giving to communal stockpiling to places where economic relations centered on neighbors trying to guess each other’s dreams. What they never found was any place, anywhere, where economic relations between members of community took the form economists predicted: “I’ll give you twenty chickens for that cow.”

Hence in the definitive anthropological work on the subject, Cambridge anthropology professor Caroline Humphrey concludes, “No example of a barter economy, pure and simple, has ever been described, let alone the emergence from it of money; all available ethnography suggests that there never has been such a thing”"

theanarchistlibrary.org/librar

"As a knight," the king said, "it is your duty to kill dragons."
"Very well, my liege," the knight said. "Um. May I ask why?"
"Because they hoard wealth without sharing, and people live in fear of their capricious moods."
"Very well, my liege," the knight said and drew his sword.
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

"I would say to Disney ... do not bring out a black character, market them to be much more important in the franchise than they are and then have them pushed to the side."
- #JohnBoyega on #StarWars gq-magazine.co.uk/culture/arti

What the fuck is this again? White woman university lecturer from Kansas pretending to be a black woman is the worst trend. medium.com/@jessakrug/the-trut

The entire planet, all 200 countries of it, are just like the United stateys of america

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AntiBlackness 

So Jessica A Krug, a "professor of Africa and the African Disapora", has just revealed that she has faked being Black her whole career. I'm speechless and angry. The injustices which Black scholars face in the academy know no bounds.

Union busting or generally anti-worker activities are not new. In the second half of the 20th century such methods were highly effective at shutting down the labour movement. Analytics and data science are just a recent tools which can be used to streamline oppression.

arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/09/amaz

The use of social media data against workers is something to keep in mind when building any new platforms. With large scale movements it's impossible to keep the spooks out, but in the online context it may be possible to prefer pseudanonymity, reducing the potential for reprisals.

Can't express how I'm feeling in the wake of David Graeber's death. I suffer from the loss of a towering intellect who still had so much to give. But above all it feels like a sick betrayal to know he will never get to see the world which he laboured so extraordinarily to create. He leaves us the indefatigable optimism of his life and work, the unwavering faith in our ability to overcome the "moral and spiritual damage" caused by capitalism, what he called "a scar across our collective soul."

"The company has infiltrated and closely monitors groups on social media platforms where Flex workers talk amongst themselves (...) Amazon was monitoring more than 60 groups, according to a list Motherboard found (...) Most of the Post/Comment screenshots within the site are from closed Facebook groups."

For the umpteenth time:
DO. NOT. ORGANIZE. ON. FUCKING. FACEBOOK.

arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

Absolutely devastating, I'm completely shocked. David Graeber was one of the best leftist/anarchist public intellectuals of our time.

@OCRbot

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