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
Counter Culture Labs is starting a weekly Biohacker Social, Tuesdays at
We'll have some free pizza and beer, some fun projects to ogle, maybe even
some hardware to disassemble and/or fix - and of course, your fellow
biohackers to socialize and brainstorm with!
See you there!
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.
Tried sending this to the list w/ attachments but they were too large - let
me know if you have trouble viewing anything!
After lengthy discussions with the Heath Inspector and Plumber, La Commune
has put together renovation plans for the Cafe / Bookstore.
These plans have already been signed off on by John. We will give anything
that we are planning of getting rid of to any of the other collectives,
should they have a use / need for it. Everything else will be taken to the
dump / urban ore.
Just wanted to send this out to the list in case there are any major
We hope to start demo tomorrow.
Plans are here:
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Praveen Sinha <dmhomee(a)gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 3:38 PM
Subject: [lol-hackers] mozilla fellowship
To: lol-hackers <lol-hackers(a)googlegroups.com>
Mozilla is looking for badass POC and women to be part of their fellowship
program! Fwd it around to people you know, this is a great position to
advocate and bring more marginalized voices to the table!
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tonight tracy and i will be making audio recordings of short scifi stories
that will be a part of an art exhibit that will be installed at the open
cities festival <http://ybca.org/open-city-art-city> this weekend (btw,
it's a free festival in SF that a number of sudoers - including me - will
be presenting at - so you should come!).
the stories are from the perspective of future biohackerlab members who are
talking about their bio projects. they are very short. if you'd like to be
recorded, we'll be at sudo tonight starting at 7:30.