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They told me to change my clothes. I changed the law instead.


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They told me to change my clothes. I changed the law instead.


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#law #change #crime #politics #feminism #UK #TEDx #justice
 
In the end, it is important to remember that we cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
Max De Pree (b. 1924) American businessman and writer
Leadership Is an Art, “Who Owns This Place?” (1987)

#quotation #quote #progress #change #evolution #movement #improvement
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Leadership Is an Art, “Who Owns This Place?” (1987)
 
In the end, it is important to remember that we cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
Max De Pree (b. 1924) American businessman and writer
Leadership Is an Art, “Who Owns This Place?” (1987)

#quotation #quote #progress #change #evolution #movement #improvement
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Leadership Is an Art, “Who Owns This Place?” (1987)
 

Es wird Zeit.

time to question


Whoever takes a look at this survey will probably be positively surprised.
Wer sich diese Umfrage einmal anschaut, wird wahrscheinlich positiv überrascht sein.

https://time-to-question.com/de
https://time-to-question.com/en
日本語でも:
https://time-to-question.com/ja
サステナブルをつくる130問
and other languages, just pick up any of the links and choose a contry.

Nicht nur die Antworten unserer Mitmenschen könnten für erstaunen sorgen, selbst die Fragen dürfte für viele Menschen ungewöhnlich sein.
Not only the answers of our fellow men could cause astonishment, even the questions might be unusual for many people.

I've been surprised a few times, but overall I'm happy to see that humanity has evolved.
Ich war ein paar Mal überrascht, aber insgesamt bin ich froh zu sehen, dass die Menschheit sich weiter entwickelt hat.

Wirklich toll gemacht, dass man hinterher auch die Möglichkeit hat, die Antworten nach zB Länder und Altersgruppen zu Filtern.
Really great job, that you have the possibility to filter the answers by countries and age groups.

#arte #Zukunft #Klima #climate #Future #humans #Menschen #Kultur #Gesellschaft #Culture #Society #survey #poll #International #Umwelt #Nature #economy #wirtschaft #democracy #demokratie #change

 
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Freeman John Dyson... R.I.P., the Free Man

15 December 1923 – 28 February 2020

Freeman John Dyson was an English-born American theoretical physicist and mathematician known for his work in quantum electrodynamics, solid-state physics, astronomy and nuclear engineering. He was professor emeritus in the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, a member of the Board of Visitors of Ralston College and a member of the Board of Sponsors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

Dyson originated several concepts that bear his name, such as Dyson's transform, a fundamental technique in additive number theory, which he developed as part of his proof of Mann's theorem; the Dyson tree, a hypothetical genetically-engineered plant capable of growing in a comet; the Dyson series, a perturbative series where each term is represented by Feynman diagrams; the Dyson sphere, a thought experiment that attempts to explain how a space-faring civilization would meet its energy requirements with a hypothetical megastructure that completely encompasses a star and captures a large percentage of its power output; and Dyson's eternal intelligence, a means by which an immortal society of intelligent beings in an open universe could escape the prospect of the heat death of the universe by extending subjective time to infinity while expending only a finite amount of energy.

Dyson believed global warming is caused by increased carbon dioxide through burning fossil fuels but that some of the effects of this are favourable and not taken into account by climate scientists, such as increased agricultural yield. He was skeptical about the simulation models used to predict climate change, arguing that political efforts to reduce causes of climate change distract from other global problems that should take priority.

Dyson died after a fall, at a hospital near Princeton, New Jersey, on 28 February 2020 at age 96.
MORE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freeman_Dyson

Concepts
  • Biotechnology and genetic engineering
  • The Origin of Life
  • Dyson sphere
  • Dyson tree
  • Space colonies
  • Space exploration
  • Dyson's eternal intelligence
  • Dyson's transform
  • Dyson series
  • Quantum physics and prime numbers
  • Rank of a partition
  • Crank of a partition
  • Astrochicken
Photo: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license

#Dyson #biotechnology #genetic #engineering #intelligence #quantum #physics #mathematic #electrodynamics #solid-state #astronom #nuclear #engineering #RIP #news #photo #USA #climate #change #science
 
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Freeman John Dyson... R.I.P., the Free Man

15 December 1923 – 28 February 2020

Freeman John Dyson was an English-born American theoretical physicist and mathematician known for his work in quantum electrodynamics, solid-state physics, astronomy and nuclear engineering. He was professor emeritus in the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, a member of the Board of Visitors of Ralston College and a member of the Board of Sponsors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

Dyson originated several concepts that bear his name, such as Dyson's transform, a fundamental technique in additive number theory, which he developed as part of his proof of Mann's theorem; the Dyson tree, a hypothetical genetically-engineered plant capable of growing in a comet; the Dyson series, a perturbative series where each term is represented by Feynman diagrams; the Dyson sphere, a thought experiment that attempts to explain how a space-faring civilization would meet its energy requirements with a hypothetical megastructure that completely encompasses a star and captures a large percentage of its power output; and Dyson's eternal intelligence, a means by which an immortal society of intelligent beings in an open universe could escape the prospect of the heat death of the universe by extending subjective time to infinity while expending only a finite amount of energy.

Dyson believed global warming is caused by increased carbon dioxide through burning fossil fuels but that some of the effects of this are favourable and not taken into account by climate scientists, such as increased agricultural yield. He was skeptical about the simulation models used to predict climate change, arguing that political efforts to reduce causes of climate change distract from other global problems that should take priority.

Dyson died after a fall, at a hospital near Princeton, New Jersey, on 28 February 2020 at age 96.
MORE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freeman_Dyson

Concepts
  • Biotechnology and genetic engineering
  • The Origin of Life
  • Dyson sphere
  • Dyson tree
  • Space colonies
  • Space exploration
  • Dyson's eternal intelligence
  • Dyson's transform
  • Dyson series
  • Quantum physics and prime numbers
  • Rank of a partition
  • Crank of a partition
  • Astrochicken
Photo: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license

#Dyson #biotechnology #genetic #engineering #intelligence #quantum #physics #mathematic #electrodynamics #solid-state #astronom #nuclear #engineering #RIP #news #photo #USA #climate #change #science
 
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Freeman John Dyson... R.I.P., the Free Man

15 December 1923 – 28 February 2020

Freeman John Dyson was an English-born American theoretical physicist and mathematician known for his work in quantum electrodynamics, solid-state physics, astronomy and nuclear engineering. He was professor emeritus in the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, a member of the Board of Visitors of Ralston College and a member of the Board of Sponsors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

Dyson originated several concepts that bear his name, such as Dyson's transform, a fundamental technique in additive number theory, which he developed as part of his proof of Mann's theorem; the Dyson tree, a hypothetical genetically-engineered plant capable of growing in a comet; the Dyson series, a perturbative series where each term is represented by Feynman diagrams; the Dyson sphere, a thought experiment that attempts to explain how a space-faring civilization would meet its energy requirements with a hypothetical megastructure that completely encompasses a star and captures a large percentage of its power output; and Dyson's eternal intelligence, a means by which an immortal society of intelligent beings in an open universe could escape the prospect of the heat death of the universe by extending subjective time to infinity while expending only a finite amount of energy.

Dyson believed global warming is caused by increased carbon dioxide through burning fossil fuels but that some of the effects of this are favourable and not taken into account by climate scientists, such as increased agricultural yield. He was skeptical about the simulation models used to predict climate change, arguing that political efforts to reduce causes of climate change distract from other global problems that should take priority.

Dyson died after a fall, at a hospital near Princeton, New Jersey, on 28 February 2020 at age 96.
MORE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freeman_Dyson

Concepts
  • Biotechnology and genetic engineering
  • The Origin of Life
  • Dyson sphere
  • Dyson tree
  • Space colonies
  • Space exploration
  • Dyson's eternal intelligence
  • Dyson's transform
  • Dyson series
  • Quantum physics and prime numbers
  • Rank of a partition
  • Crank of a partition
  • Astrochicken
Photo: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license

#Dyson #biotechnology #genetic #engineering #intelligence #quantum #physics #mathematic #electrodynamics #solid-state #astronom #nuclear #engineering #RIP #news #photo #USA #climate #change #science
 
Some #complete #brainfuck ... a #fscking #fnord..... #something which is that much #off #this #world .. it somewhat #hurts that it #makes #sense on this very #planet in this fscking #civilization.

I'm a german, living in northern germany. My #landlord is a #friend of mine and #occasionally he #helps me out to get to the nearest #public #transport or back from there #home.....

Since last year, he took his mercedes C class in for a brand new Mercedes Benz B200d.....

It's a nice car ... a bit smaller than his previous one .. but he and his #dog (a huge rhodesian ridgeback) easily fit in there .. even when he takes me or some other neighbor for a #ride...

But today again, i #stumbled upon #something #new, which #ever #again #irritates me.

You see .... when you start to drive this #mercedes .... and when you reach something between 10 and 20 km/h (6 to 12 miles per hour), it locks all doors.......

It's mkay ... I dunno why ..... but well, it has this central locking stuff and we're driving fast enough that it makes sense to not be able to open the door by accident.....

Because well ..... whenever we #stop .. anyone is able to #open #the #door #from #the #inside whenever he or she wants...

#Fine...

#BUT... Today again we met somewhere on a parking lot near a supermarket .. as usual....

He told me, he wanted to drive straight back home instead of going to shop some few items while we're already there...

So i walk around the car, to the passenger side back seat door and grab for the handle to open it and throw my backpack in there...

#And #i #can't .... because, for sure, as i told, #the #car #has #locked #itself after reaching a decent speed on a ride........

#Yeah......

#WELL, i get it! It #makes total #sense to me, #imagining myself being in some #strange and #probably #dangerous #neighborhoods, #slums or #favelas....

#FOR #sure .. i can #imagine how #important such a #little #change #of #behavior #can #be.

But i cannot help that it feels strange to me......

And probably will for a very long time..........

Just imagining(!), #how #it #must #feel #to #be, #to #live, #without #any #real #security #at #all..........................................
 
Unsere Regierung hat etwas gegen emanzipierte, aktive Bürger.

In der Welle von Entzug von Gemeinnützigkeit hat es neben #Freifunk, #EXIT-Deutschland und einigen vielen wichtigen Organisationen mehr jetzt auch #Change.org erwischt.

https://www.change.org/p/barbarische-tierversuche-in-hamburg-endlich-beenden/u/25489246
 
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Avoid Intel and AMD Universal Backdoors


Only use computers certified to Respect Your Freedom (RYF)

The #Intel #Management #Engine is present on all Intel #desktop, #mobile ( #laptop ), and #server #systems since mid 2006. It consists of an #ARC #processor core (replaced with other processor cores in later generations of the ME), #code and #data #caches, a #timer, and a secure #internal #bus to which additional #devices are connected, including a #cryptography engine, internal #ROM and #RAM, #memory #controllers, and a direct memory access ( #DMA ) engine to access the host operating system’s memory as well as to reserve a region of protected external memory to supplement the ME’s limited internal RAM. The ME also has #network access with its own #MAC #address through an Intel #Gigabit #Ethernet #Controller. Its #boot program, stored on the internal ROM, loads a #firmware “manifest” from the PC’s SPI #flash #chip. This manifest is signed with a strong #cryptographic #key, which differs between versions of the ME firmware. If the manifest isn’t signed by a specific Intel key, the boot ROM won’t load and execute the firmware and the ME processor core will be halted.

The Active Management Technology ( #AMT ) application, part of the Intel “vPro” brand, is a #Web server and application code that enables #remote #users to #power on, power off, view information about, and otherwise manage the #PC. It can be used remotely even while the PC is powered off ( via #Wake-on-Lan ). Traffic is encrypted using #SSL / #TLS libraries, but recall that all of the major SSL/TLS implementations have had highly publicized vulnerabilities. The AMT application itself has known #vulnerabilities, which have been #exploited to develop #rootkits and #keyloggers and #covertly gain #encrypted #access to the management features of a PC. Remember that the ME has full access to the PC’s RAM. This means that an #attacker exploiting any of these vulnerabilities may gain access to everything on the PC as it runs: all open #files, all running #applications, all #keys pressed, and more.

ME firmware versions 4.0 and later (Intel 4 Series and later chipsets) include an ME application for audio and video DRM called “Protected Audio Video Path” (PAVP). The ME receives from the #host operating system an encrypted #media #stream and encrypted key, decrypts the key, and sends the encrypted media decrypted key to the #GPU, which then #decrypts the media. PAVP is also used by another ME application to draw an #authentication PIN pad directly onto the screen. In this usage, the PAVP application directly controls the graphics that appear on the PC’s screen in a way that the host #OS cannot detect. ME firmware version 7.0 on PCHs with 2nd Generation Intel Core #i3 / #i5 / #i7 (Sandy Bridge) CPUs replaces PAVP with a similar DRM application called “Intel Insider”. Like the AMT application, these DRM applications, which in themselves are defective by design, demonstrate the #omnipotent #capabilities of the ME: this #hardware and its proprietary firmware can access and #control everything that is in RAM and even everything that is shown on the #screen.

The Intel Management Engine with its #proprietary firmware has complete access to and control over the PC: it can power on or shut down the PC, read all open files, examine all running applications, track all keys pressed and #mouse movements, and even #capture or #display #images on the screen. And it has a network interface that is demonstrably #insecure, which can allow an attacker on the network to #inject #rootkits that completely compromise the PC and can report to the attacker all activities performed on the PC. It is a #threat to #freedom, #security, and #privacy that can’t be ignored.

Before version 6.0 (that is, on systems from 2008/2009 and earlier), the ME can be disabled by setting a couple of values in the SPI flash memory. The ME firmware can then be #removed entirely from the flash memory space. Libreboot does this on the Intel 4 Series systems that it supports, such as the Libreboot X200 and Libreboot T400. ME firmware versions 6.0 and later, which are found on all systems with an Intel #Core i3/i5/i7 CPU and a PCH, include “ME Ignition” firmware that performs some hardware #initialization and power management. If the ME’s boot ROM does not find in the SPI flash memory an ME firmware manifest with a valid Intel signature, the whole PC will shut down after 30 minutes.

Due to the signature verification, developing free #replacement firmware for the ME is basically impossible. The only entity capable of replacing the ME firmware is Intel. As previously stated, the ME firmware includes proprietary code licensed from third parties, so Intel couldn’t release the source code even if they wanted to. And even if they developed completely new ME firmware without third-party proprietary code and released its source code, the ME’s boot ROM would reject any modified firmware that isn’t signed by Intel. Thus, the ME firmware is both hopelessly proprietary and #tivoized.

For years, #coreboot has been #struggling against Intel. Intel has been shown to be extremely uncooperative in general. Many coreboot #developers, and #companies, have tried to get Intel to #cooperate; namely, releasing source code for the firmware components. Even #Google, which sells millions of #Chromebooks (coreboot preinstalled) have been #unable to #persuade them.

Even when Intel does cooperate, they still don’t provide source code. They might provide limited #information (datasheets) under #strict #corporate #NDA ( #non-disclosure #agreement ), but even that is not guaranteed. Even ODMs and IBVs can’t get source code from Intel, in most cases (they will just integrate the blobs that Intel provides).

In summary, the Intel #Management #Engine and its applications are a #backdoor with #total access to and control over the rest of the PC. The ME is a threat to freedom, security, and privacy, and the Libreboot project strongly recommends avoiding it entirely. Since recent versions of it can’t be removed, this means avoiding all #recent #generations of Intel hardware.

Recent Intel graphics chipsets also require firmware blobs


Intel is only going to get #worse when it comes to user freedom. Libreboot has no support recent Intel platforms, precisely because of the problems described above. The only way to solve this is to get Intel to #change their #policies and to be more #friendly to the free software #community. Reverse engineering won’t solve anything long-term, unfortunately, but we need to keep doing it anyway. Moving forward, Intel hardware is a non-option unless a #radical change happens within Intel.

Basically, all Intel hardware from year 2010 and beyond will never be supported by Libreboot. The Libreboot project is actively #ignoring all modern Intel hardware at this point, and focusing on #alternative platforms.

Why is the latest AMD hardware unsupported in Libreboot?


It is extremely unlikely that any post-2013 #AMD hardware will ever be supported in Libreboot, due to severe security and freedom #issues; so #severe, that the Libreboot project recommends avoiding all modern AMD hardware. If you have an AMD based system affected by the #problems described below, then you should get rid of it as soon as possible.

AMD Platform Security Processor (PSP)


This is basically AMD’s own version of the Intel Management Engine. It has all of the same basic security and freedom issues, although the #implementation is wildly different.

The Platform Security Processor (PSP) is built in on all Family 16h + systems (basically anything post-2013), and controls the main #x86 core #startup. PSP firmware is cryptographically signed with a strong key similar to the Intel ME. If the PSP firmware is not present, or if the AMD signing key is not present, the #x86 cores will not be #released from #reset, rendering the system #inoperable.

The PSP is an ARM core with TrustZone #technology, built onto the main CPU die. As such, it has the ability to #hide its own program code, scratch RAM, and any data it may have taken and stored from the lesser-privileged x86 system RAM (kernel encryption keys, #login data, #browsing #history, #keystrokes, who knows!). To make matters worse, the PSP theoretically has access to the entire system memory space (AMD either will not or cannot deny this, and it would seem to be required to allow the DRM “features” to work as intended), which means that it has at minimum MMIO-based access to the #network controllers and any other PCI/PCIe peripherals installed on the #system.

In theory any #malicious entity with access to the AMD signing key would be able to install persistent #malware that could not be eradicated without an external flasher and a known good PSP image. Furthermore, multiple security vulnerabilities have been demonstrated in AMD #firmware in the #past, and there is every #reason to assume one or more zero day vulnerabilities are lurking in the PSP firmware. Given the extreme privilege level (ring -2 or ring -3) of the PSP, said vulnerabilities would have the ability to #remotely #monitor and control any PSP enabled machine completely outside of the user’s #knowledge.

A reliable way to avoid Intel and AMD’s universal backdoors is to use computers with such spyware effectively removed or disabled like the ones certified to Respect Your Freedom (RYF).

#NSA #spyware #spy #mass #surveillance #FSF #GNU #GNULinux #RYF #technology #laptops #CPU #processor #universal #backdoor #malware #Corei3 #Corei5 #Corei7
 
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Avoid Intel and AMD Universal Backdoors


Only use computers certified to Respect Your Freedom (RYF)

The #Intel #Management #Engine is present on all Intel #desktop, #mobile ( #laptop ), and #server #systems since mid 2006. It consists of an #ARC #processor core (replaced with other processor cores in later generations of the ME), #code and #data #caches, a #timer, and a secure #internal #bus to which additional #devices are connected, including a #cryptography engine, internal #ROM and #RAM, #memory #controllers, and a direct memory access ( #DMA ) engine to access the host operating system’s memory as well as to reserve a region of protected external memory to supplement the ME’s limited internal RAM. The ME also has #network access with its own #MAC #address through an Intel #Gigabit #Ethernet #Controller. Its #boot program, stored on the internal ROM, loads a #firmware “manifest” from the PC’s SPI #flash #chip. This manifest is signed with a strong #cryptographic #key, which differs between versions of the ME firmware. If the manifest isn’t signed by a specific Intel key, the boot ROM won’t load and execute the firmware and the ME processor core will be halted.

The Active Management Technology ( #AMT ) application, part of the Intel “vPro” brand, is a #Web server and application code that enables #remote #users to #power on, power off, view information about, and otherwise manage the #PC. It can be used remotely even while the PC is powered off ( via #Wake-on-Lan ). Traffic is encrypted using #SSL / #TLS libraries, but recall that all of the major SSL/TLS implementations have had highly publicized vulnerabilities. The AMT application itself has known #vulnerabilities, which have been #exploited to develop #rootkits and #keyloggers and #covertly gain #encrypted #access to the management features of a PC. Remember that the ME has full access to the PC’s RAM. This means that an #attacker exploiting any of these vulnerabilities may gain access to everything on the PC as it runs: all open #files, all running #applications, all #keys pressed, and more.

ME firmware versions 4.0 and later (Intel 4 Series and later chipsets) include an ME application for audio and video DRM called “Protected Audio Video Path” (PAVP). The ME receives from the #host operating system an encrypted #media #stream and encrypted key, decrypts the key, and sends the encrypted media decrypted key to the #GPU, which then #decrypts the media. PAVP is also used by another ME application to draw an #authentication PIN pad directly onto the screen. In this usage, the PAVP application directly controls the graphics that appear on the PC’s screen in a way that the host #OS cannot detect. ME firmware version 7.0 on PCHs with 2nd Generation Intel Core #i3 / #i5 / #i7 (Sandy Bridge) CPUs replaces PAVP with a similar DRM application called “Intel Insider”. Like the AMT application, these DRM applications, which in themselves are defective by design, demonstrate the #omnipotent #capabilities of the ME: this #hardware and its proprietary firmware can access and #control everything that is in RAM and even everything that is shown on the #screen.

The Intel Management Engine with its #proprietary firmware has complete access to and control over the PC: it can power on or shut down the PC, read all open files, examine all running applications, track all keys pressed and #mouse movements, and even #capture or #display #images on the screen. And it has a network interface that is demonstrably #insecure, which can allow an attacker on the network to #inject #rootkits that completely compromise the PC and can report to the attacker all activities performed on the PC. It is a #threat to #freedom, #security, and #privacy that can’t be ignored.

Before version 6.0 (that is, on systems from 2008/2009 and earlier), the ME can be disabled by setting a couple of values in the SPI flash memory. The ME firmware can then be #removed entirely from the flash memory space. Libreboot does this on the Intel 4 Series systems that it supports, such as the Libreboot X200 and Libreboot T400. ME firmware versions 6.0 and later, which are found on all systems with an Intel #Core i3/i5/i7 CPU and a PCH, include “ME Ignition” firmware that performs some hardware #initialization and power management. If the ME’s boot ROM does not find in the SPI flash memory an ME firmware manifest with a valid Intel signature, the whole PC will shut down after 30 minutes.

Due to the signature verification, developing free #replacement firmware for the ME is basically impossible. The only entity capable of replacing the ME firmware is Intel. As previously stated, the ME firmware includes proprietary code licensed from third parties, so Intel couldn’t release the source code even if they wanted to. And even if they developed completely new ME firmware without third-party proprietary code and released its source code, the ME’s boot ROM would reject any modified firmware that isn’t signed by Intel. Thus, the ME firmware is both hopelessly proprietary and #tivoized.

For years, #coreboot has been #struggling against Intel. Intel has been shown to be extremely uncooperative in general. Many coreboot #developers, and #companies, have tried to get Intel to #cooperate; namely, releasing source code for the firmware components. Even #Google, which sells millions of #Chromebooks (coreboot preinstalled) have been #unable to #persuade them.

Even when Intel does cooperate, they still don’t provide source code. They might provide limited #information (datasheets) under #strict #corporate #NDA ( #non-disclosure #agreement ), but even that is not guaranteed. Even ODMs and IBVs can’t get source code from Intel, in most cases (they will just integrate the blobs that Intel provides).

In summary, the Intel #Management #Engine and its applications are a #backdoor with #total access to and control over the rest of the PC. The ME is a threat to freedom, security, and privacy, and the Libreboot project strongly recommends avoiding it entirely. Since recent versions of it can’t be removed, this means avoiding all #recent #generations of Intel hardware.

Recent Intel graphics chipsets also require firmware blobs


Intel is only going to get #worse when it comes to user freedom. Libreboot has no support recent Intel platforms, precisely because of the problems described above. The only way to solve this is to get Intel to #change their #policies and to be more #friendly to the free software #community. Reverse engineering won’t solve anything long-term, unfortunately, but we need to keep doing it anyway. Moving forward, Intel hardware is a non-option unless a #radical change happens within Intel.

Basically, all Intel hardware from year 2010 and beyond will never be supported by Libreboot. The Libreboot project is actively #ignoring all modern Intel hardware at this point, and focusing on #alternative platforms.

Why is the latest AMD hardware unsupported in Libreboot?


It is extremely unlikely that any post-2013 #AMD hardware will ever be supported in Libreboot, due to severe security and freedom #issues; so #severe, that the Libreboot project recommends avoiding all modern AMD hardware. If you have an AMD based system affected by the #problems described below, then you should get rid of it as soon as possible.

AMD Platform Security Processor (PSP)


This is basically AMD’s own version of the Intel Management Engine. It has all of the same basic security and freedom issues, although the #implementation is wildly different.

The Platform Security Processor (PSP) is built in on all Family 16h + systems (basically anything post-2013), and controls the main #x86 core #startup. PSP firmware is cryptographically signed with a strong key similar to the Intel ME. If the PSP firmware is not present, or if the AMD signing key is not present, the #x86 cores will not be #released from #reset, rendering the system #inoperable.

The PSP is an ARM core with TrustZone #technology, built onto the main CPU die. As such, it has the ability to #hide its own program code, scratch RAM, and any data it may have taken and stored from the lesser-privileged x86 system RAM (kernel encryption keys, #login data, #browsing #history, #keystrokes, who knows!). To make matters worse, the PSP theoretically has access to the entire system memory space (AMD either will not or cannot deny this, and it would seem to be required to allow the DRM “features” to work as intended), which means that it has at minimum MMIO-based access to the #network controllers and any other PCI/PCIe peripherals installed on the #system.

In theory any #malicious entity with access to the AMD signing key would be able to install persistent #malware that could not be eradicated without an external flasher and a known good PSP image. Furthermore, multiple security vulnerabilities have been demonstrated in AMD #firmware in the #past, and there is every #reason to assume one or more zero day vulnerabilities are lurking in the PSP firmware. Given the extreme privilege level (ring -2 or ring -3) of the PSP, said vulnerabilities would have the ability to #remotely #monitor and control any PSP enabled machine completely outside of the user’s #knowledge.

A reliable way to avoid Intel and AMD’s universal backdoors is to use computers with such spyware effectively removed or disabled like the ones certified to Respect Your Freedom (RYF).

#NSA #spyware #spy #mass #surveillance #FSF #GNU #GNULinux #RYF #technology #laptops #CPU #processor #universal #backdoor #malware #Corei3 #Corei5 #Corei7
 
Laut dem europäischen #Copernicus #Climate #Change #Service und der US-amerikanischen #Oceanographic #and #Atmospheric #Administration war der Juli 2019 der heißeste Monat, der weltweit je verzeichnet wurde. Doch nicht nur der diesjährige – jeder Juli der letzten fünf Jahre zählt zu den fünf heißesten Monaten der #Messgeschichte.
 
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Alternative facts: Guys like Ivan are working hard to bring the same desinformation to Europe :(


#climate #change #environment #greta #earth #future #politics #humanity #earth
 
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Alternative facts: Guys like Ivan are working hard to bring the same desinformation to Europe :(


#climate #change #environment #greta #earth #future #politics #humanity #earth
 
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Alternative facts: Guys like Ivan are working hard to bring the same desinformation to Europe :(


#climate #change #environment #greta #earth #future #politics #humanity #earth
 
And the only constant in the universe is change.
Our world is always changing, and rignt now, our climate is changing.
No matter how critical the crisis is, and it is, this is also our collective superpower.
That we have the power to adapt to change and we have the power to give form to our future.



#change #human #climatchange #climatecrisis #future #positiv #fridaysforfuture
 

My question for you: How to motivate yourself to continue with confidence and serenity?


When looking through the stream activity on diaspora I come across some delighting posts about cats, some jokes, nice countryside pictures, wisdom and what ever else makes me enjoying a post. However, what hits mostly my attention are all the bad news shared here.

I grew up in Germany and do have good memories of living with people and remember many beautiful landscapes. Now I am living in Taiwan. Most of the news about Germany I receive via Diaspora. Not being in Germany and reading about what is going on there, I get the feeling that it becomes a no go area. Is it really as bad in Germany? Is there really no chance to change the course towards a different way of living together?
Is it true that the 'American way' is manifesting in Germany more and more? Are prepper, #afd and the like going to dominate the way of live in Germany or are those groups only highlighted in the media as a means of leading people's thinking towards more obedience to and refuge into the hardening rules of the state.

Are there ways to get more positive, inspiring or strengthening posts into one's stream? Can you recommend some tags or something I forgot to think about?

The above was triggered by this post. A post full of arrogance and hate for LGBTQ, African-American, Hispanic, Muslim ...

#white-supremacist #prepper #climate-change #extinction #surveillance #brexit #capitalism #climatechange #globalwarming
#question #help #hope #inspiration #gute-nachricht en #tags #system #change
#Weißsupremazist #Klimawandel #Aussterben #Überwachung #Kapitalismus
#Frage #Hilfe #Hoffnung # #Inspiration
 
#ClimateChange: Why is it so often “sooner than predicted”?

A June 15th headline elicited feelings in me of both shock and déjà vu: “#Climate #change: #Arctic #g permafrost now melting at levels not expected until 2090” [Independent, June 15, 2019]. Shock because that’s quite a bit ahead of time. Déjà vu because how often does a climate change headline or story use a phrase like that? “At levels not expected until” ...

https://dgrnewsservice.org/civilization/ecocide/climate-change/climate-change-why-is-it-so-often-sooner-than-predicted/
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Another Good Reason to Fix Global Heating

“It was incredible, really incredible”, she recalls while speaking to me from The Woods Hole Research Center, Massachusetts, where she is an associate scientist. “I still get chills when I think about it… I just couldn’t believe the magnitude: collapsing cliffs the size of multi-storey buildings … and as you walk along you see what look like logs poking out the permafrost. But they aren’t logs, they are the bones of mammoths and other Pleistocene animals.”

In November, when temperatures should have been -25C, a temperature of 1.2C above freezing was recorded at the North Pole. The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the world (in part due to the loss of solar reflectivity).

"There is a lot we can do, she says. The fate of the Arctic is not a foregone conclusion: “The actions taken by the international community will have a substantial impact on just how much carbon will be released and how much of the permafrost will thaw. We need to keep as much of the permafrost as we can frozen. And we do have some control of that.” Our emissions cannot remain “business as usual”. The Arctic depends on it. And we depend on the Arctic."
If this melting continues,
- 130-150 billion tonnes of CO2 and methane (both strong greenhouse gasses) may be released as bacteria break down material as it thaws. This is as much as current US CO2 production per year, for another 80 years.
- Melting permafrost destroys local ecologies, creates sinkholes, floods, and erosion.
- Bacteria and viruses thaw and become active again; "A French study in 2014 took a 30,000 year-old virus frozen within permafrost, and warmed it back up in the lab. It promptly came back to life..." It is likely humans have little resistance to many such diseases.
- Micro-plastics will also be released. "Due to circular global marine currents, much plastic waste ends up in the Arctic, where it becomes frozen in sea ice or permafrost. A recent study of marine micro-particles demonstrated that concentrations were higher in the Arctic Basin than all other ocean basins in the world. Microplastic concentrations in the Greenland Sea doubled between 2004 and 2015 [due to melting and runoff]."
- "Mercury is also entering the food chain, thanks to thawing permafrost. The Arctic is home to the most mercury on the planet. The US Geological Survey estimates there’s a total of 1,656,000 tonnes of mercury trapped in polar ice and permafrost: roughly twice the global amount in all other soils, oceans, and atmosphere."
- Uncovered archaeological treasures may just wash away in the subsequent floods.

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20190612-the-poisons-released-by-melting-arctic-ice

#Climate #Change #GlobalHeating #CliffBramlettArchivesScience
 

Another Good Reason to Fix Global Heating

“It was incredible, really incredible”, she recalls while speaking to me from The Woods Hole Research Center, Massachusetts, where she is an associate scientist. “I still get chills when I think about it… I just couldn’t believe the magnitude: collapsing cliffs the size of multi-storey buildings … and as you walk along you see what look like logs poking out the permafrost. But they aren’t logs, they are the bones of mammoths and other Pleistocene animals.”

In November, when temperatures should have been -25C, a temperature of 1.2C above freezing was recorded at the North Pole. The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the world (in part due to the loss of solar reflectivity).

"There is a lot we can do, she says. The fate of the Arctic is not a foregone conclusion: “The actions taken by the international community will have a substantial impact on just how much carbon will be released and how much of the permafrost will thaw. We need to keep as much of the permafrost as we can frozen. And we do have some control of that.” Our emissions cannot remain “business as usual”. The Arctic depends on it. And we depend on the Arctic."
If this melting continues,
- 130-150 billion tonnes of CO2 and methane (both strong greenhouse gasses) may be released as bacteria break down material as it thaws. This is as much as current US CO2 production per year, for another 80 years.
- Melting permafrost destroys local ecologies, creates sinkholes, floods, and erosion.
- Bacteria and viruses thaw and become active again; "A French study in 2014 took a 30,000 year-old virus frozen within permafrost, and warmed it back up in the lab. It promptly came back to life..." It is likely humans have little resistance to many such diseases.
- Micro-plastics will also be released. "Due to circular global marine currents, much plastic waste ends up in the Arctic, where it becomes frozen in sea ice or permafrost. A recent study of marine micro-particles demonstrated that concentrations were higher in the Arctic Basin than all other ocean basins in the world. Microplastic concentrations in the Greenland Sea doubled between 2004 and 2015 [due to melting and runoff]."
- "Mercury is also entering the food chain, thanks to thawing permafrost. The Arctic is home to the most mercury on the planet. The US Geological Survey estimates there’s a total of 1,656,000 tonnes of mercury trapped in polar ice and permafrost: roughly twice the global amount in all other soils, oceans, and atmosphere."
- Uncovered archaeological treasures may just wash away in the subsequent floods.

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20190612-the-poisons-released-by-melting-arctic-ice

#Climate #Change #GlobalHeating #CliffBramlettArchivesScience
 
This moment, when you are completely taken by the simple fact, that you use a #source #code based #linux #meta-distribution, so you're #compiling every single #program you use and every single #update it gets on your own machine....

If i would look at this realistically ... i could grab my monthly #power #bill and calculate how much #kWh i "wasted" only for #compiling #stuff................ That way, i have my very own part on the #climate #change problematic. :(

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The European Union elections are less than 2 weeks away! We want to remind you to vote on the 23rd of May, do it as if your future depends on it - because it does!!! Choose your future, or someone else will
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#euelections #euelections2019 #europe #vote #climatechange #powertothepeople #sustainability #change #changetheworld #changetheeconomy #wellbeingeconomy #weall #weallyouth #youth #fridaysforfuture
 
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Komm am 24.05. mit uns nach Eisleben und schließe dich hier in MSH dem europaweiten Klimastreik der Fridays For Future-Bewegung an! Wir fordern sofortiges Handeln im Bezug auf die Klimakrise und machen damit die Europawahl am 26.05 zur Klimawahl.

Zusammen möchten wir an diesem Tag in ganz Europa auf die Straßen gehen, um alle Parteien und politische Kräfte dazu aufzufordern, den Klimaschutz als oberste Priorität anzusehen, da es um unsere Zukunft geht. Unsere konkreten Forderungen könnt ihr auf fridaysforfuture.de nachlesen, da diese an der Stelle den Rahmen sprengen würden.

Bewusst haben wir 15 Uhr als Beginn unserer Veranstaltung gewählt, um zu zeigen, dass wir keine faulen Schwänzer sind, als die die ewig Gestrigen uns sehen wollen, sondern Jugendliche, denen es um die Sache geht. Wir glauben, dass wir nun das eigentliche Hauptziel der Streiks während der Schulzeit, die Aufmerksamkeit, erreicht haben. Nun können wir uns anderen Konzepten wie dem Demonstrieren am Freitagnachmittag statt in der Schulzeit widmen. Unter anderem auch um den Schülern, die der Schule am Freitag nicht fern bleiben können oder wollen, die Möglichkeit zu geben, sich für ihre Interessen einzusetzen und durch ihre Anwesenheit den Politiker*innen gemeinsam mit uns zu zeigen: Wir sind hier, wir sind laut, weil ihr unsere Zukunft klaut!

An diesem Tag soll die erste eigene Demo unserer Ortsgruppe im Landkreis Mansfeld-Südharz stattfinden. Die Gruppe gibt es schon seit einigen Wochen, jedoch war unklar, ob wir hier genügend Personen erreichen und begeistern können. Jetzt sind wir uns sehr sicher, dass wir viele Menschen im Landkreis sind, auf die wir zählen können. Wir denken, es wird nicht die letzte Demonstration in der Region sein und wir können gemeinsam zeigen, dass sich eine motivierte Jugendgruppe nicht nur in Großstädten, sondern auch auf dem Land, aus Dörfern und Kleinstädten heraus, bilden kann!

Wir heißen alle Aktiven, ob jung oder alt, willkommen & hoffen, ihr bringt alle Freunde und Bekannten mit.

Bis dann, wir freuen uns auf euch! 💚🌍 -
#fff #fridaysforfuture #change #climatechange #climatejustice #whateverittakes #klimawhahl #europawahl #kohleausstieg
 
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True words: Twenty-five years ago people could be excused for not knowing much, or doing much, about climate change. Today we have no excuse. If you really think that the environment is less important than the economy, try holding your breath while you count your money. 🙏🏼🌍 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - #climatechange #demonstration #fridaysforfuture #climate #klima #klimawandel #education #plastic #nature #change #environment #animals #trump #arctic #climateaction #science #germany #help #children #educationforall #humanrights #security #health #paris
 
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Fabrika bacalarından çıkmakta olan kimyasal fazlar, dumanlar ve tozlar havanın kirlenmesine neden olur. Kirlenen hava aynı zamanda bölgede yaşayan insanların sağlığını da tehlikeye sokmaktadır. Özellikle akciğer hastalıkları bu dumanlardan dolayı ortaya çıkıyor. Enerji elde etmek için yakılan yakıtlar ozon tabakasının delinmesine neden olmaktadır.
#climatechange #gretathunberg #climatestrike #strike #fridays #fridaysforthefuture #fridaysforfuture #schoolclimatestrike #schoolstrike #schoolstrikeforclimate #globalwarming #activism #climateactionnow #climateactivism #GND #UN #climate #change #earthday #activism #green
 
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