On 2013-10-13 22:49, sudo-discuss-request(a)lists.sudoroom.org wrote:
> Lastly, shot-spotters shouldn't be controversial, even among those of us
> who support the personal rights interpretation of the 2nd Amendment. A
> gunshot on a city street means one of two things: a criminal has just
> shot a victim, or a criminal's would-be victim has just shot their
> attacker in self-defense. Either of those things merits getting the
> police and paramedics on the scene, pronto.
Shotspotters are microphones. They can capture other sounds and it is
not clear how many other sounds and how long those sounds are retained.
Their use would be less controversial if they were an oracle that just
spit out 4 .40 caliber rounds were fired at the intersection of Grand
and Broadway at 23:12:32 (15 seconds ago) instead of capturing any audio
Dear Kopimists and the People who Love Them.
For the featured Filo delicacy for Friday Filosophy, we will have potato burekas.
I propose we talk about the difference between source code, object code, and executable code in regards to 1st Amendment protection. In other words, when is code speech and when is it a speech-act subject to less legal protection?
Below is an excerpt from an essay by Lee Tien, a brilliant EFF attorney for more than a decade, on Software as Speech (2000). These two paragraphs are in the section: Viruses and other "dangerous" software.
Of course, as always, we can talk about whatever else. Such as conscience and the unconscionable, perhaps.
Lee Tien, Publishing Software as a Speech Act, Vol. 15 Berkeley Tech. Law Journal (2000)
> Let’s return to the virus hypothetical.192 The main concern lies in the fact that the software may be “diverted” toward unlawful purposes, regardless of the speaker’s intent. This concern is, however, not unique to software. It also applies to other types of information usable for mischief or harassment, whether highly technical like information about nuclear weapons, or utterly mundane like a person’s name, address or telephone number.
> Even if the virus author merely posts the source code and fails to release it in active form, the issue remains whether the posting was done with an intent to communicate. If the author claims that she intended it to communicate, we would need to examine the context to decide the plausibility of that claim. There will often be a plausible claim. There is no question that people study viruses and other dangerous software in order to prevent or relieve harm.193 One way to control a virus is to publish its source code so that systems operators can disable or protect against it. Communicating a virus’ source code as part of such an effort qualifies as a speech act because the publisher intends to communicate how the virus works in a conventional way. In fact, one could imagine entire journals or Internet sites devoted to viruses and other dangerous software.194 When such publications aim to alert the world to these dangers, their intent is clearly communicative.
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new blog post > Troy our librarian visited RPS Collective.
we chatted about potentially selling our electronics kits + other stuff at
RPS Collective retail space.
- There's a potential for us to sell stuff at their next art show, which
will be a full retail show in the whole space. Lots of potential for
exposure since they are the first storefront at First Friday
Plus they have collaborated with us before!
[image: SudoRoom Librarian Troy visits
SudoRoom Librarian Troy visits SudoRoom
Troy, the SudoRoom librarian, visits our neighbors The Rock Paper Scissors
Collective <http://www.rpscollective.com/>down the street. The RPS
Collective was one of the worker’s collectives that helped start the
Oakland Art Murmur. Here he checks out the zine library and is already
coming up with ideas for different community projects.
A recent SudoRoom collaboration involved SudoRoom donating Linux computers
to RPS Collective in exchange for a beautiful sign painting. It’s pretty
cool seeing the different volunteer-run collectives creating and helping
each other out!
[image: RPS Collective interns draw temporary tattoos on people for the
Oakland Art Murmur]<https://sudoroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Photo-Nov-01-8-06-59-PM1.jpg>
RPS Collective interns draw temporary tattoos on people for the Oakland Art
[image: Terrarium Project at RPS Collective - so many happy
Terrarium Project at RPS Collective – so many happy people
Starting next week I'm going to be hacking with the 3D printer every
Tuesday night at Sudoroom. Next week (New Year's Eve) will probably
end early, but after that I will shoot for being around from 5-9pm. I
encourage others to join me. It will be a time to learn, create, solve
problems, and have fun.
Some of my specific short term goals are:
- fix/improve our Type A Machine's bed
- experiment with the best slicer settings
- set up the attached box for OpenSCAD development
Some long term goals are:
- make our printer easier & simpler to use, understand, maintain
- get more people involved in 3D printing
- build at least one RepRap
Also there is ongoing hacking of our wiki documentation. Please help!:
Thanks and happy holidays!
Seeking approval next week for this ya'll! Thanks to Bunker from
- 215.971.0837 - mail(a)bunkerfilms.com
* Proposal: Move to allow documentary filmmakers to film at sudo on the
** all parts in which sudo is featured has one of these licenses (or
*** CC BY
*** CC BY SA
** people taking pictures & video should:
*** acquire consent from everyone
*** acquire consent and review again before publishing
*** applies to all identifying data: face, voice, body, name, etc
*** strict RFC-2119 compliance of "should" vs "must" to be debated
On Dec 30, 2013 7:44 AM, Romy Ilano <romy(a)snowyla.com> wrote:
> Hi, my friend Elle Seven is visiting from Mississippi.
> She coordinates diversity teaching workshops, art shows, skates and has travelled to Senegal. She's well versed in education and is interested in starting a hackerspace in Missisissppi
> Are there resources on the Noisebridge wiki for this? She is not so versed in technology but is a skater, artist and a maker.
Have you checked hackerspaces.org?
> Are there resources on the wiki that show how tech can be used in a fun educational setting?
> Romy Ilano
I've got a sewing machine I can bring if someone confirms its need ASAP.
I also have some collaborative pieces that could use some more paint
for the Jan 3rd event. I have all the supplies needed and will hover
around the table facilitating others (as minimally as needed) so that
they paint with (rather than over) previous contributions. It's fun