I wanted to reach out for some feedback. Seeking folks who would want to
facilitate or participate in a men's group.
I've previously participated in small groups like this and found them
beneficial for various reasons. I would like to see if folks have had
similar or different experiences.
The way I'm thinking about this would culminate in something like a regular
meeting for men in the sudo room community to discuss relevant issues
including those of identity, oppression, privilege, patriarchy, gender,
sexuality, stereotypes, safe space, and mutual support.
This may not be the best or even a viable path to approach these topics,
but I wanted to throw it out there to see if there is any interest.
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.
sent from eddan.com
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
These are the proposed changes brought up at the current sudo room meeting.
We will attempt to consense on this at the sudo room meeting on Wednesday
the 21st of May at 7 pm in sudo room.
===Section 2.1 Qualifications for Membership===
* Successfully completing the process for becoming a member, below:
====Section 2.1.0 Process for becoming a member====
#'''Declaration of Intent to Join'''
#* To become a member, a person must submit a brief written or spoken
of Intent to Join" where they answer the following questions:
#** What is your (pseudo)nym and/or name?
#** Why do you want to be a member of sudo room?
#** What are you excited about hacking at sudo room?
#** What are you excited about sharing with sudo room?
#* It is only possible to become a member at the weekly sudo room meeting.
Prospective members should attend if possible but can submit a written
declaration if they are not able to attend in person.
#* At the sudo room weekly meeting, every prospective member must leave the
room while the existing members have a chance to bring up any concerns or
reasons why the prospective member(s) should not be allowed membership
(referred to as the "Initial Pondering").
#** The intent is for it to be very easy for new members to join, so only
very serious concerns should be brought up.
#** If any existing member objects to a prospective new member becoming a
member, and this cannot be resolved through discussion, then the
prospective member will not be allowed membership.
#** Unreasonable or frequent blocking of new members by an existing member
is grounds for immediate termination of membership based on a 2/3 vote.
#* Upon completing the "Initial Pondering", such prospective members must
be communicated to the sudo room mailing list within 24 hours, including
their "Declaration of Intent to Join".
#* After the Initial Pondering, if there are no objections, there will be
one week for sudo room members to raise objections as to why the
prospective member should not be allowed to join (referred to as the
#* If there are no objections raised during the "Extended Pondering",
member will become a member.
#** The intention is to provide sufficient time to ensure all concerns of
those unable to attend the meeting may be heard.
#* The new member will be added to the membership list and given access to
desired and relevant assets and services of sudo room.
#* No announcement of this change of status after the "Extended
E- was arrested yesterday (Thurs) while he was leaving the Albany Bulb.
He's facing two felony charges that seem random and bizarre. No one is sure
what the story is, he got snatched up while he was alone.
E- is in custody at Santa Rita Jail and is being arraigned at 2 PM MON in
Dept 112, 6th floor at Wiley W Manuel Courthouse at 6th/ Washington in
Downtown Oakland. I have heard that he is currently facing charges of
felony posession of tools to escape from jail and felony posession of
This is the fifth arrest of Bulb activists in Albany in the last three or
We are trying to get E- a pro-bono lawyer through the National Lawyers
Guild Demonstrations Committee and personal connections that people have.
If you are/know a sympathetic criminal defense lawyer, please get in touch.
We are also trying to get E- a jail visit sometime this weekend to check on
him. Before his first courtdate, only a lawyer can visit. It can be any
lawyer though, they don't have to take on his case.
Packing the courtroom is good for E-'s morale and good for the judge to see
also. Largely what they will determine at this first court appearance is
community ties, which determines whether a person will be freed with or
without having to post bail, or if that's even an option.
Sometimes the cops are pissed and you get crazy trumped up felony charges
that get thrown out or lowered down at arraignment. Let's hope this doesn't
get too serious, but also it potentially is. Let's hopefully come together
and have a big sudo showing for E- Mon at court!
Feel free to contact me for updates...
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Tonight's meeting was a fairly important one, so I will provide a
brief summary below. You can read the full meeting minutes here:
* Jenny will be signing the Omni lease this week on behalf of sudo
* No tenant of 2141 Broadway is allowed access to sudo room, bay area
public school, nor the common space adjacent unless permission is
granted by consensus in two consecutive sudo room meetings [with the
exception of Hair Candy employees & customers, Robert, Staff of Sound
Room & new tenants as of June 2014 until given notice by any sudo room
member] (unanimous consensus)
* Regardless of Timon's current membership status, we find him in "bad
standing" with regard to sudo room's values, specifically with regard
to "safe space". We ban Timon from the sudo room, for an indefinite
period. (unanimous consensus)
* WE HAVE SURPASSED $500/WK ON GITTIP!!! https://gittip.com/sudoroom
* Please contact info(a)sudoroom.org if you're a member in good standing
so we can sign you up for an account on our member registry at
Thanks for reading! Next week I'll be requesting we vote in a new omni
delegate for the month of June at least, as I'll be out of town.
Please get in touch with me directly or reply to this thread if you're
interested in taking on this awesome position of community responsibility!
"Technology is the campfire around which we tell our stories."
- -Laurie Anderson
"Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining
"To define is to kill. To suggest is to create."
- -Stéphane Mallarmé
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hi im neil mad as a brush if a brush was mad alcaholic anarchist with
no reason i am on your side i love you all and i love this place so im
sorry if your hypocracy psudo utopian politics wind me up but there is
just little old me anything i can do for you i will do super user done
i am crap at being normal so sorry and this email ends right here