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
Anyone want this ancient oscilloscope that John left behind? If not, I may
advertise it on the dorkbot list and a few other places. We could ask John
to come take it, but it would be a shame to junk it - there's people who
are really into this kind of stuff.
Does anyone ever go the Electronics Flea Market
<http://www.electronicsfleamarket.com/> at De Anza College? That would be
the perfect audience for this kind of item. Next one is this Saturday.
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
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 The ConfirmAccount plugin, which typically works well for forcing
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Yar, thanks for you input.
I like your idea too. No, we don't have any hacker asking for it. But I came out w that thought since NoiseBridge donated SudoMesh a couple of hundred of so wireless routers (boards).
Chris, Sudomesh member, would be best to answer the question about who the racks where donated to.
yar <yardenack(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>On Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 11:14 PM, Somebody <somebody(a)riseup.net> wrote:
>> We have installed some switches on one of the three donated racks.
>> Yes! We have a surplus of two switch racks.
>> Please feel free to provide ideas on what should we do with them, so far we
>> have the following ideas:
>> a) Jeremy suggested that we should sell them, we can use the cash.
>> b) I suggest that we keep one so we can install the spare switches and
>> provide a managed switch resset/configuration workshop. And for the second
>> one, I suggest, we offer it as a donation to other hacker space as a symbol
>> of solidarity and sisterhood.
>Just to be clear - were these racks donated to Sudoroom or Sudo Mesh?
>If the latter, I'm ok with whatever that group decides.
>If the former, I would advocate for keeping them all. I think rather
>than selling the rack, we could potentially make more money renting
>space for colo servers to people in our community. Definitely more a
>long-term than short-term goal, but I don't think we should start
>selling off awesome infrastructure when we're just getting started in
>our huge new space!
>If we were to share with a sister hackerspace, is there one in
>particular that wants it?
I just got back from HOPE last week and i have some renewed energy to
bring back a hackmeet type event. There will be a name change, now known
as RiotCon. The emphasis will be on art, society, hacking, and rupture.
I'd love to host it at sudoroom, but i don't know if that viable yet.
Looking at doing it early next year most likely.
If you're interested in helping plan it, let me know.