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AnarchoNina writes the harsh truth
  • We are talking about a hypothetical full on fascist take-over here. As bad as January 6th was, it was a far cry from anything close to that.

    And yes, the loyalty of parts of the US police and armed forces to democratic values is highly questionable, but it is still doubtful to me that the majority of them would actively facilitate a fascist take-over. Look the other way? Sure! But actively take part in it? Probably only a small minority.

  • Meta's HUD Glasses Reportedly Won't Be Ray-Ban Branded
  • For their existing "smart" glasses that might be true, as they are basically an lifestyle accessory with limited functionality beyond being sunglasses.

  • Leaked Docs Show What Phones Cellebrite Can (and Can’t) Unlock
  • No, I claimed that they are legally required to do so, should a court ask them to and would very likely also be hit with a gag order to not tell anybody about it.

    They can easy claim in retrospect that they can't access data, but this says nothing about them being forced to change this for future updates. And besides that, for sure they have a clause in their end-user contract that exempts necessary legal compliance.

    Thus saying that you should always update because upstream always has your best interest in mind is certainly false in the case of Apple.

  • AnarchoNina writes the harsh truth
  • Maybe, but at least the Proud Boys are not big enough for what I mean, and in general these paramilitary groups seem highly fractured and not all that well aligned with the main MAGA group.

    And no, I don't think the world today is all that different. The Nazis already used public radio and later television to similar effect.

  • AnarchoNina writes the harsh truth
  • Obvious caveat, me being European, but I am not so sure MAGA has the "foot troops" to make a full on fascism happen. January 6th was a bunch of rag-tag fringe people running around in costumes and how far the existing state apparatus (mainly the police) will go along with it is hard to say.

    For sure it will embolden the already hard-on fascists, but the historical Nazis had their own shock troopers (and many of them) to scare the majority into compliance and look the other way when really bad stuff happened. This was not the existing police force, but a paramilitary group that later became the SS. Other fascist regimes had similar large paramilitary groups to back them up.

    I know this goes against the election strategy of scaring people to vote for the democrats no matter what (which is probably still what most people should do for tactical reasons), but if we are talking about "harsh truth", I think this is worth mentioning.

  • Leaked Docs Show What Phones Cellebrite Can (and Can’t) Unlock
  • This has nothing to do with what I wrote.

  • Leaked Docs Show What Phones Cellebrite Can (and Can’t) Unlock
  • Apple is a US based company. They are legally required to comply and not openly speak about it when a court asks them to do so.

    Same for Google obviously, but since their software on end-devices is much more diverse, it is much harder to do.

  • Leaked Docs Show What Phones Cellebrite Can (and Can’t) Unlock
  • This assumes the official upstream is not compromised. Apple absolutely will push new vulnerabilities in updates when requested so by higher level law enforcement and/or the NSA etc. The FBI is also known to have placed moles in app vendor teams.

  • Meta's HUD Glasses Reportedly Won't Be Ray-Ban Branded
  • Why Meta would waste money of a brand-name for an highly technical and mostly early adopter product is beyond me anyways. It serves no purpose and will not be able to "over-ride" the bad reputation the Meta brand has in the eye of the technically inclined customers. If people buy it, it is because of the technical merits making it attractive despite the band name attached to it.

  • Ejabberd 24.07 released

    www.process-one.net ejabberd 24.07 / ProcessOne

    🚀 Introducing ejabberd 24.07: Bugfix Release This ejabberd 24.07 is mostly a bugfix release for the recent 24.06, and also includes a few improvements. If you upgrade ejabberd from a previous release, please check the WebAdmin Config Changes. A more detailed explanation of those topics and other fe...

    ejabberd 24.07 / ProcessOne
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    Historic South African Election Dethrones Ruling Party ANC
  • They are branding it as a government of national unity. So my guess would be that they needed additional parties on board to make this somewhat credible.

  • Ursula von der Leyen – President-elect of the European Commission (2024-2029)
  • Expensive and unnecessary service contracts benefiting large consultancy firms (that happen to employ her children) and shady backdoor deals with pharmaceutical companies during the pandemic. Run of the mill large scale legal corruption basically, but her entire party is known for that.

  • Nuclear too slow to replace coal, and baseload “simply can’t compete” with wind and solar, AEMO boss says
  • You are not arguing in good faith if you use exclusively solar in one sentence and then make sweeping generalisations about renewables in another. And yes, consider this a final warning from a mod of this community.

  • Germany bans right-wing extremist Compact magazine
  • Up to you. I personally don't find it that bad and people too lazy to read the article seem to be too lazy to read the bot summaries as well...

  • Germany bans right-wing extremist Compact magazine
  • When you block the bot, it will not respond to your posts.

  • Europe Announces New Mission to Infamous Asteroid Apophis
  • If you want to mine it, you definitely don't want to bring it down into a gravity well first.

  • European Parliament lawmakers call on EU to strip Hungary of voting rights over PM Viktor Orban's recent visits to Moscow and Beijing
  • The EU needs to discuss about the veto process in view on Hungary, but this is stupid and undemocratic.

  • Ex-dictator Alberto Fujimori announces his candidacy for the Peruvian presidency
  • Lol what? That guy is like 85 and a convicted felon. When did democratic standards sweep that low? Ah, wait... 🫠

  • Locals welcome Spain’s crackdown on holiday rentals

    www.euronews.com ‘I felt unsafe’: Locals welcome Spain’s crackdown on holiday rentals

    Spain is finding innovative ways to cut down on tourist apartments, even banning them completely in some places.

    ‘I felt unsafe’: Locals welcome Spain’s crackdown on holiday rentals
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    www.euronews.com Far-right forces cordoned off from power roles in European Parliament

    The two new far-right groups failed to clinch any of the fourteen vice-president positions. #EuropeNews

    Far-right forces cordoned off from power roles in European Parliament
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    Greenwashing in engineering: A survival guide

    www.ewb-uk.org Greenwashing in engineering: A survival guide - Engineers Without Borders UK

    In a world where not all that glitters is green, how can we not only spot greenwashing, but ensure our own work reflects our professional values?

    Greenwashing in engineering: A survival guide - Engineers Without Borders UK
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    Solar PV on the roof of the Brighton Whitehawk public library

    climatejustice.social Simon Jay (@[email protected])

    Attached: 1 image Visited the #Brighton #Whitehawk public #Library From the top floor you can look out across their #GreenRoof. One day all public buildings may be kitted out like this 👇🏻

    Simon Jay (@simonjay@climatejustice.social)

    And yes, I know the shading isn't ideal...

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    Games on Whales - Stream multiple desktops and games from a single host

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/17448833

    > After 3 years in the making I'm excited to announce the launch of Games on Whales, an innovative open-source project that revolutionizes virtual desktops and gaming. Our mission is to enable multiple users to stream different content from a single machine, with full HW acceleration and low latency. > > With Games on Whales, you can: > > - Multi-user: Share a single remote host hardware with friends or colleagues, each streaming their own content (gaming, productivity, or anything else!) > - Headless: Create virtual desktops on demand, with automatic resolution and FPS matching, without the need for a monitor or dummy plug > - Advanced Input Support: Enjoy seamless control with mouse, keyboard, and joypads, including Gyro and Acceleration support (a first in Linux!) > - Low latency: Uses the Moonlight protocol to stream content to a wide variety of supported clients. > - Linux and Docker First: Our curated Docker images include popular applications like Steam, Firefox, Lutris, Retroarch, and more! > - Fully Open Source: MIT licensed, and we welcome contributions from the community. > > Interested in how this works under the hood? You can read more about it in our developer guide or deep dive into the code. >

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    Miliband overrules officials with immediate North Sea oil ban

    cross-posted from: https://feddit.uk/post/14502575

    > > Ed Miliband has ordered an immediate ban on new drilling in the North Sea in a decision that overrules his own officials and risks triggering a wave of legal action. > In an unusual intervention into what is typically an apolitical process, the Energy Secretary has told regulators not to approve a new round of drilling that was slated for confirmation in the coming weeks. > > His decision to block the licences means that companies will have wasted millions of pounds on preparing their bids, with experts warning they are likely to take legal action as a result.

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    crimethinc.com Why Stop at Removing Biden?

    Biden’s refusal to step aside is a microcosm of an entire civilization at an impasse.

    Why Stop at Removing Biden?
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    www.theguardian.com New Zealand’s sea temperatures hit record highs, outstripping global averages

    Experts say the new figures dispel the notion that the country is protected from extreme temperatures and raise fears for local marine life

    New Zealand’s sea temperatures hit record highs, outstripping global averages

    I hope the billionaire bunkers down there have good aircon /s

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    clothing @slrpnk.net poVoq @slrpnk.net

    Humble Craft Book Bundle: Sewing for Gen Z

    www.humblebundle.com Humble Craft Book Bundle: Sewing for Gen Z by C&T Publishing

    Get crafty with this bundle of books on all things sewing! Learn to make beautiful & practical things to delight your loved ones & help support One Tree Planted.

    Humble Craft Book Bundle: Sewing for Gen Z by C&T Publishing
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    www.bbc.com Ariane-6 first launch: Europe's rocket blasts off for first time

    It's taken 10 years to develop and cost billions but the new launch vehicle has finally blasted off.

    Ariane-6 first launch: Europe's rocket blasts off for first time
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    Sweet Graffiti and other acts of wholesome vandalism @slrpnk.net poVoq @slrpnk.net

    Destroy the Patriarchy, not the Planet

    todon.eu Radical Graffiti (@[email protected])

    Attached: 1 image "Destroy the Patriarchy, not the Planet" Sticker spotted in Bremen, Germany

    Radical Graffiti (@RadicalGraffiti@todon.eu)
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    Solarpunk flag out of construction paper

    mathstodon.xyz Owen Biesel (@[email protected])

    Attached: 1 video I made a #solarpunk flag out of construction paper, with a center wheel that rotates the sun's rays and gear's cogs:

    Owen Biesel (@owenbiesel@mathstodon.xyz)
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    Mayon Volcano with the Galactic Core

    mastodon.social Solar Anamnesis (@[email protected])

    Attached: 1 image "Mayon Volcano with the Galactic Core." Bien02, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons. Color edits.

    Solar Anamnesis (@solaranamnesis@mastodon.social)
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    SunFounder PiPower 3 kit is a UPS solution for the Raspberry Pi 5 SBC

    www.cnx-software.com SunFounder PiPower 3 kit is a UPS solution for the Raspberry Pi 5 SBC - CNX Software

    SunFounder PiPower 3 kit is a UPS solution designed to work with the Raspberry Pi 5, other Arm SBCs, or even MCU boards like Arduino UNO and Raspberry Pi

    SunFounder PiPower 3 kit is a UPS solution for the Raspberry Pi 5 SBC - CNX Software
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    balkon solar

    freiburg.social balkonsolar (@[email protected])

    Attached: 4 images #Solar am #Balkon ist schön

    balkonsolar (@balkonsolar@freiburg.social)
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    Privacy, Identity and Payment in the Next Generation Internet

    www.youtube.com Privacy, Identity and Payment in the Next Generation Internet @BFH: Innovation Tour Point Zero Forum

    On the occasion of the Point Zero Forum's Innovation Tour, we will showcase the privacy-preserving GNU Taler payment system along with its various applicatio...

    Privacy, Identity and Payment in the Next Generation Internet @BFH: Innovation Tour Point Zero Forum
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    clothing @slrpnk.net poVoq @slrpnk.net
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    Hexagonal basalt columns at Svartifoss, Iceland

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ca/post/24416176

    > Svartifoss waterfall, Iceland, 2024.

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