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Would you be willing to comment on my draft manifesto for balancing my concerns about the world/society with my well-being? Perhaps you have some suggestions. Basically, I want to work towards co-creating a fairer society that pays attention to climate, inequality, and justice, but I don’t want to get so caught up that I feel unhelpful anger or helplessness.

Survival manifesto
A. I will take what action I can when I notice injustice in the news or online.
B. Clicking in order to “like” something isn’t action.
C. Action includes supporting the people involved practically; writing to politicians; discussing the issue with others to try to gain support; and [...]
D. I will look after my well-being, and in particular I will acknowledge the limits of what I can control, and avoid getting agitated about things outside my control.
E. I will interact politely with people who I disagree with.

#climatecrisis #climateaction #justice #socialjustice #injustice #inequality #equality #action #control #power #uptome #notuptome #news #reaction #media #anger #society #better
 
Would you be willing to comment on my draft manifesto for balancing my concerns about the world/society with my well-being? Perhaps you have some suggestions. Basically, I want to work towards co-creating a fairer society that pays attention to climate, inequality, and justice, but I don’t want to get so caught up that I feel unhelpful anger or helplessness.

Survival manifesto
A. I will take what action I can when I notice injustice in the news or online.
B. Clicking in order to “like” something isn’t action.
C. Action includes supporting the people involved practically; writing to politicians; discussing the issue with others to try to gain support; and [...]
D. I will look after my well-being, and in particular I will acknowledge the limits of what I can control, and avoid getting agitated about things outside my control.
E. I will interact politely with people who I disagree with.

#climatecrisis #climateaction #justice #socialjustice #injustice #inequality #equality #action #control #power #uptome #notuptome #news #reaction #media #anger #society #better
 
Would you be willing to comment on my draft manifesto for balancing my concerns about the world/society with my well-being? Perhaps you have some suggestions. Basically, I want to work towards co-creating a fairer society that pays attention to climate, inequality, and justice, but I don’t want to get so caught up that I feel unhelpful anger or helplessness.

Survival manifesto
A. I will take what action I can when I notice injustice in the news or online.
B. Clicking in order to “like” something isn’t action.
C. Action includes supporting the people involved practically; writing to politicians; discussing the issue with others to try to gain support; and [...]
D. I will look after my well-being, and in particular I will acknowledge the limits of what I can control, and avoid getting agitated about things outside my control.
E. I will interact politely with people who I disagree with.

#climatecrisis #climateaction #justice #socialjustice #injustice #inequality #equality #action #control #power #uptome #notuptome #news #reaction #media #anger #society #better
 

Windfarms in Great Britain break record for clean power generation


Forty per cent of Friday’s electricity was generated in windfarms thanks to blustery winter weather
Blustery winter weather helped Great Britain’s windfarms set a record for clean power generation, which made up more than 40% of its electricity on Friday.
Wind turbines generated 17.3GW on Friday afternoon, according to figures from the electricity system operator, narrowly beating the previous record set in early January this year.
Continue reading...
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/dec/19/windfarms-in-great-britain-break-record-for-clear-power-generation
#news, #Environment, #UK, #power, #energy, #Renewable, #Wind, #Business, #Energy

 

Windfarms in Great Britain break record for clean power generation


Forty per cent of Friday’s electricity was generated in windfarms thanks to blustery winter weather
Blustery winter weather helped Great Britain’s windfarms set a record for clean power generation, which made up more than 40% of its electricity on Friday.
Wind turbines generated 17.3GW on Friday afternoon, according to figures from the electricity system operator, narrowly beating the previous record set in early January this year.
Continue reading...
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/dec/19/windfarms-in-great-britain-break-record-for-clear-power-generation
#news, #Environment, #UK, #power, #energy, #Renewable, #Wind, #Business, #Energy

 

Graphene Generates a Little Power


#news #science #graphene #power #hackaday
posted by pod_feeder_v2
Graphene Generates a Little Power
 

Graphene Generates a Little Power


#news #science #graphene #power #hackaday
posted by pod_feeder_v2
Graphene Generates a Little Power
 
The InfinityBook S 14 easily lasts all day and offers full performance:
🏷️ Core i7
🏷️ 40 GB RAM
🏷️ USB-C with DisplayPort and PowerDelivery

https://www.tuxedocomputers.com/ibs14

#Linux #Laptop #Power
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Das InfinityBook S 14 hält locker den ganzen Tag durch und bietet satte Leistung:
🏷️ Core i7
🏷️ 40 GB RAM
🏷️ USB-C mit DisplayPort und PowerDelivery

https://www.tuxedocomputers.com/ibs14

#Linux #Laptop #Power
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⁉️ Why #Bloomberg Is one of the Biggest Threats To The Second Amendment
The thing that makes Bloomberg so dangerous is that he unlike the other candidate's talks with his money instead of his mouth. A Lot of the other candidates just talk about gun control and try to get things done when they are in #power through the current system we have in place,
Bloomberg on the other hands is #pumping so much money into our political system that it makes people do things they otherwise wouldn’t do.
Bloomberg is trying to bend the system to his will under the weight of his #money.
Bloomberg slipped up and just told you his strategy. He can buy out politicians on the state and local levels, which is exactly what he’s doing.
He slipped and said it outright during the debate. He did this in Virginia and is currently trying to do it in places like Arizona, Texas and Georgia. He’s attacking the second amendment on all sides and he’s using money to do it ‼
 

⁉️ Why #Bloomberg Is one of the Biggest Threats To The Second Amendment
The thing that makes Bloomberg so dangerous is that he unlike the other candidate's talks with his money instead of his mouth. A Lot of the other candidates just talk about gun control and try to get things done when they are in #power through the current system we have in place,
Bloomberg on the other hands is #pumping so much money into our political system that it makes people do things they otherwise wouldn’t do.
Bloomberg is trying to bend the system to his will under the weight of his #money.
Bloomberg slipped up and just told you his strategy. He can buy out politicians on the state and local levels, which is exactly what he’s doing.
He slipped and said it outright during the debate. He did this in Virginia and is currently trying to do it in places like Arizona, Texas and Georgia. He’s attacking the second amendment on all sides and he’s using money to do it ‼
 
So in a nutshell we're going to get a Brexit that brings no tangible benefit to anyone, makes everyone unhappy, yet keeps the Tories in power and able to continue to ruin the country. All because people thought they knew what they were voting for, while not actually knowing anything. And not even because of an ideology, just because of a method.

The indivisibility of the 52% as method in Brexit, even now

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #Tories #power #fascism #method #ideology
The indivisibility of the 52% as method in Brexit, even now
 
So in a nutshell we're going to get a Brexit that brings no tangible benefit to anyone, makes everyone unhappy, yet keeps the Tories in power and able to continue to ruin the country. All because people thought they knew what they were voting for, while not actually knowing anything. And not even because of an ideology, just because of a method.

The indivisibility of the 52% as method in Brexit, even now

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #Tories #power #fascism #method #ideology
The indivisibility of the 52% as method in Brexit, even now
 
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Deutsch oben, englisch unten // German at top, english below.

Heute beim #Aldi in #Hanstedt, #Niedersachsen.


Oh mann .. die drehen doch ernsthaft alle frei. ;)

Ich hab gestern noch mit meinem nachbarn diskutiert, der ein ähnliches bild vom #Selgross (#grosshandel) mitbrachte.

Mal ernsthaft, warum müssen die #medien die scheisse auchnoch so großartig #aufbauschen?

Der inhalt der diskussion gestern war, in den von den einzelnen medien kolportierten #nachrichten kommen so #wirre #empfehlungen wie das mensch sich #wasservorräte anlegen solle, #2L pro tag und person. Mein nachbar dachte, mkay, dann muss die #regierung wohl schlimmeres befürchten wenn sie schon sowas sagen.

Ich hielt entgegen, das sie das überhaupt nicht tun. Naütrlich gibt es #katastrophenpläne und #vorsorgetips in denen genau das drinn steht. Die sind aber durchaus nicht für fälle wie eine #corona #epidemie geschrieben wurden sondern sie sind #weitaus #älter und für #ernsthafte #katastrophen gedacht. Zeiten in denen wirklich mal der #strom #ausgehen und das #leitungswasser #versiegen könnte.....

Allein .... die regierung der #BRD hat nicht ein wort davon verlauten lassen, das mensch solche #vorsorgemaßnahmen treffen sollte.....

Das wird halt von der #journallie fleissig dazugeschrieben, damit der #artikel #reisserischer klingt....

*KOTZ*

Sowas #beklopptes .... #srsly.

Today at the Aldi (#grocery #store) in Hanstedt, #Lower #Saxony.


Oh man ... they're #seriously #going #crazy :)

Yesterday I discussed with my neighbour, who brought a similar picture from #Selgross (#wholesale).

Seriously, why do the #media have to make such a #big #deal out of this shit?

The content of the discussion yesterday was, in the #news #spread by the different #media there are such #confusing #recommendations like people should #stock #up on #water, #2L per day and person. My neighbor thought, mkay, then the #government must #fear #worse if they say something like that.

I #argued that they didn't say that at all. #Of #course, there are #contingency #plans and #precautionary #tips that say just that. They are just not written for #cases like a #corona #epidemic but they are #much #older and #meant #for #serious #disasters. #Times in which the #power could really #go #out and the #mains #water supply could dry up...

But ... the government of the #BRD has not said a word about taking such #precautionary #measures...

This is just what the #journals are #diligently #adding to make the #article sound #more #lurid...

*MOOOAH\*

What a stupid... #srsly.
 
But that's what people voted for! They knew what they were voting for!

Britain’s reign as a world superpower is over – and it’s all thanks to Brexit

#Brexit #UK #EU #USA #politics #power #globalpower #decline
 
But that's what people voted for! They knew what they were voting for!

Britain’s reign as a world superpower is over – and it’s all thanks to Brexit

#Brexit #UK #EU #USA #politics #power #globalpower #decline
 
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#toilet #motorcycle #trike #waste #power #japan #video
 
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#toilet #motorcycle #trike #waste #power #japan #video
 
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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
 
"#Google ... is gaining significant and largely unchecked #power to impact our world (including in profoundly dangerous ways, such as accelerating the #extraction of fossil fuels and the deployment of #surveillance technology).'"

A propos #Klimawandel und Industrie.
 
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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After #Alabama, #Georgia, #Missouri and other states passed #pro-life #legislation, #businesses and state #governments across the country have made it clear that they are very upset about this and will use their #power to harm the people they #disagree with #politically.
In #California, a #politician is suggesting they use #tax #policy as a #weapon against states who don’t represent Californian #liberal values in 2019. California #Democratic Assemblywoman #Luz #Rivas said, “I think it really puts pressure on the industry to reconsider whether they want to do business in those states.”

There are plenty of businessmen who are pro-life, #pro-Second #Amendment and #pro-business. Alabama has done a good job of recruiting businesses with a #pro-growth climate, but it may be time for Alabama to start playing offense if states start to target Alabama over its policies.
I'm all for Alabama doing this.

I'm also all for Utah cutting off California's water supply:

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Why should Utah support Murder? although there is that democrat Senator they got - Romney.....

#2A #1A #abortionIsMurder #pro-life
 
After #Alabama, #Georgia, #Missouri and other states passed #pro-life #legislation, #businesses and state #governments across the country have made it clear that they are very upset about this and will use their #power to harm the people they #disagree with #politically.
In #California, a #politician is suggesting they use #tax #policy as a #weapon against states who don’t represent Californian #liberal values in 2019. California #Democratic Assemblywoman #Luz #Rivas said, “I think it really puts pressure on the industry to reconsider whether they want to do business in those states.”

There are plenty of businessmen who are pro-life, #pro-Second #Amendment and #pro-business. Alabama has done a good job of recruiting businesses with a #pro-growth climate, but it may be time for Alabama to start playing offense if states start to target Alabama over its policies.
I'm all for Alabama doing this.

I'm also all for Utah cutting off California's water supply:

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Why should Utah support Murder? although there is that democrat Senator they got - Romney.....

#2A #1A #abortionIsMurder #pro-life
 
I knit in city council because it helps me concentrate. Tonight I decided to knit in red when men spoke; green for women. Day 1 results. #reclaiminghertime #women #power #listen


via Sue Montgomery @MontgomerySue on twitter
 

Only rebellion will prevent an ecological apocalypse


George Monbiot (The Guardian)

No one is coming to save us. Mass civil disobedience is essential to force a political response.

Had we put as much effort into preventing environmental catastrophe as we’ve spent on making excuses for inaction, we would have solved it by now. Everywhere I look, I see people engaged in furious attempts to fend off the moral challenge it presents.

The commonest current excuse is this: “I bet those protesters have phones/go on holiday/wear leather shoes.” In other words, we won’t listen to anyone who is not living naked in a barrel, subsisting only on murky water. Of course, if you are living naked in a barrel we will dismiss you too, because you’re a hippie weirdo. Every messenger, and every message they bear, is disqualified on the grounds of either impurity or purity. (...)

The political class, as anyone who has followed its progress over the past three years can surely now see, is chaotic, unwilling and, in isolation, strategically incapable of addressing even short-term crises, let alone a vast existential predicament. Yet a widespread and wilful naivety prevails: the belief that voting is the only political action required to change a system. (...)

The media, with a few exceptions, is actively hostile. Even when broadcasters cover these issues, they carefully avoid any mention of power, talking about environmental collapse as if it is driven by mysterious, passive forces, and proposing microscopic fixes for vast structural problems. The BBC’s Blue Planet Live series exemplified this tendency. (...)

Catastrophe afflicts people now and, unlike those in the rich world who can still afford to wallow in despair, they are forced to respond in practical ways. In Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, devastated by Cyclone Idai, in Syria, Libya and Yemen, where climate chaos has contributed to civil war, in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador,, where crop failure, drought and the collapse of fisheries have driven people from their homes, despair is not an option. Our inaction has forced them into action, as they respond to terrifying circumstances caused primarily by the rich world’s consumption. (...)

Our system – characterised by perpetual economic growth on a planet that is not growing – will inevitably implode. The only question is whether the transformation is planned or unplanned. Our task is to ensure it is planned, and fast. We need to conceive and build a new system based on the principle that every generation, everywhere has an equal right to enjoy natural wealth. (...)

The time for excuses is over. The struggle to overthrow our life-denying system has begun.

Full article



‘Catastrophe afflicts people now and, unlike those in the rich world who can still afford to wallow in despair, they are forced to respond in practical ways.’ Photograph: Guillem Sartorio/AFP/Getty Images

Tags: #climate #climate change #global warming #plastic pollution #ozone layer #waste #pollution #environment #nuclear waste #politics #media #news media #journalism #journalist #power #protest #bbc #blue planet #
 

Only rebellion will prevent an ecological apocalypse


George Monbiot (The Guardian)

No one is coming to save us. Mass civil disobedience is essential to force a political response.

Had we put as much effort into preventing environmental catastrophe as we’ve spent on making excuses for inaction, we would have solved it by now. Everywhere I look, I see people engaged in furious attempts to fend off the moral challenge it presents.

The commonest current excuse is this: “I bet those protesters have phones/go on holiday/wear leather shoes.” In other words, we won’t listen to anyone who is not living naked in a barrel, subsisting only on murky water. Of course, if you are living naked in a barrel we will dismiss you too, because you’re a hippie weirdo. Every messenger, and every message they bear, is disqualified on the grounds of either impurity or purity. (...)

The political class, as anyone who has followed its progress over the past three years can surely now see, is chaotic, unwilling and, in isolation, strategically incapable of addressing even short-term crises, let alone a vast existential predicament. Yet a widespread and wilful naivety prevails: the belief that voting is the only political action required to change a system. (...)

The media, with a few exceptions, is actively hostile. Even when broadcasters cover these issues, they carefully avoid any mention of power, talking about environmental collapse as if it is driven by mysterious, passive forces, and proposing microscopic fixes for vast structural problems. The BBC’s Blue Planet Live series exemplified this tendency. (...)

Catastrophe afflicts people now and, unlike those in the rich world who can still afford to wallow in despair, they are forced to respond in practical ways. In Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, devastated by Cyclone Idai, in Syria, Libya and Yemen, where climate chaos has contributed to civil war, in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador,, where crop failure, drought and the collapse of fisheries have driven people from their homes, despair is not an option. Our inaction has forced them into action, as they respond to terrifying circumstances caused primarily by the rich world’s consumption. (...)

Our system – characterised by perpetual economic growth on a planet that is not growing – will inevitably implode. The only question is whether the transformation is planned or unplanned. Our task is to ensure it is planned, and fast. We need to conceive and build a new system based on the principle that every generation, everywhere has an equal right to enjoy natural wealth. (...)

The time for excuses is over. The struggle to overthrow our life-denying system has begun.

Full article



‘Catastrophe afflicts people now and, unlike those in the rich world who can still afford to wallow in despair, they are forced to respond in practical ways.’ Photograph: Guillem Sartorio/AFP/Getty Images

Tags: #climate #climate change #global warming #plastic pollution #ozone layer #waste #pollution #environment #nuclear waste #politics #media #news media #journalism #journalist #power #protest #bbc #blue planet #
 

Only rebellion will prevent an ecological apocalypse


George Monbiot (The Guardian)

No one is coming to save us. Mass civil disobedience is essential to force a political response.

Had we put as much effort into preventing environmental catastrophe as we’ve spent on making excuses for inaction, we would have solved it by now. Everywhere I look, I see people engaged in furious attempts to fend off the moral challenge it presents.

The commonest current excuse is this: “I bet those protesters have phones/go on holiday/wear leather shoes.” In other words, we won’t listen to anyone who is not living naked in a barrel, subsisting only on murky water. Of course, if you are living naked in a barrel we will dismiss you too, because you’re a hippie weirdo. Every messenger, and every message they bear, is disqualified on the grounds of either impurity or purity. (...)

The political class, as anyone who has followed its progress over the past three years can surely now see, is chaotic, unwilling and, in isolation, strategically incapable of addressing even short-term crises, let alone a vast existential predicament. Yet a widespread and wilful naivety prevails: the belief that voting is the only political action required to change a system. (...)

The media, with a few exceptions, is actively hostile. Even when broadcasters cover these issues, they carefully avoid any mention of power, talking about environmental collapse as if it is driven by mysterious, passive forces, and proposing microscopic fixes for vast structural problems. The BBC’s Blue Planet Live series exemplified this tendency. (...)

Catastrophe afflicts people now and, unlike those in the rich world who can still afford to wallow in despair, they are forced to respond in practical ways. In Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, devastated by Cyclone Idai, in Syria, Libya and Yemen, where climate chaos has contributed to civil war, in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador,, where crop failure, drought and the collapse of fisheries have driven people from their homes, despair is not an option. Our inaction has forced them into action, as they respond to terrifying circumstances caused primarily by the rich world’s consumption. (...)

Our system – characterised by perpetual economic growth on a planet that is not growing – will inevitably implode. The only question is whether the transformation is planned or unplanned. Our task is to ensure it is planned, and fast. We need to conceive and build a new system based on the principle that every generation, everywhere has an equal right to enjoy natural wealth. (...)

The time for excuses is over. The struggle to overthrow our life-denying system has begun.

Full article



‘Catastrophe afflicts people now and, unlike those in the rich world who can still afford to wallow in despair, they are forced to respond in practical ways.’ Photograph: Guillem Sartorio/AFP/Getty Images

Tags: #climate #climate change #global warming #plastic pollution #ozone layer #waste #pollution #environment #nuclear waste #politics #media #news media #journalism #journalist #power #protest #bbc #blue planet #
 
How are the particular #experiences you’re #conditioned to #believe bring you #joy actually #monetized, and for whom? What #power and #wealth #imbalance results? How does this reinforce the #status #quo?

These are the #questions that will stop me in my tracks.
 

New #Technique Makes Electricity-Producing #Bacteria More Useful Than Ever

Deeps in mines, at the bottom of lakes, and even in your own gut, bacteria are hard at work producing #electricity in order to survive in environments low in oxygen. These potent little #power producers have been used in speculative experiments and one day may power everything from #batteries to “biohomes.”

There are many types of bacteria capable of producing electricity but some are better at it than others. The trouble with these bacteria is that they are difficult and expensive to grow in a lab setting, slowing down our ability to develop new technologies with them. A new technique developed by #MIT engineers makes sorting and identifying electricity-producing bacteria easier than ever before which may make them more readily available for us in technological applications...
 
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