[ubuntu-studio-devel] PR & Support: Where to fish for contributors?

lukefromdc at hushmail.com lukefromdc at hushmail.com
Thu Oct 29 21:29:06 UTC 2015

You are so right about mobile phones and tablets-they are incredibly dangerous and thus
I do not own one. Even a dumb phone is kept batteries out unless making a call, which
has to be done from places my presence can be admitted to.

When I think of online activism, I am speaking of organizing people in ways that lead
to boots on the ground, of posting news reports and communiques afterwards, that
kind of thing. My news reports for the Baltimore Uprising were an example, and after
the shit hit the fan there, I feared that the cops would try a general sweep for journalists
as happened in another city after a riot. I had to escape and evade early, hurredly get
all the clips into encrypted storage and wipe the camera card with random numbers.
I also knew where NOT to point the camera, for instance at anyone breaking windows.

I have gone out of my way to stay entirely out of the widely circulated hardware
and OS databases kept by the ad networks and subject at any time to subpeona
or simply purchase by any nation's security agencies.  This is the reason for the 
extreme amount of browser lockdown. If Firefox gets useless, I suppose I could 
simply add all of Disconnect's blocklist to /etc/hosts and use Rekonq with JS
disabled by default, opening only known safe sites with JS enabled and boycotting
any site that mixes necessary with unsafe JS.

On 10/29/2015 at 4:47 PM, "Ralf Mardorf" <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net> wrote:
>> On 29.10.2015, at 19:37, set <public at sakrecoer.com> wrote:
>>> On 2015-10-29 18:22, lukefromdc at hushmail.com wrote:
>>> I agree with this. No way in Hell I would set up a machine for 
>my sister with
>>> Debian Unstable, and not one of the Ubuntu flavors are involved 
>in the whole
>>> Unity controversy.
>> Please consider writing a guide on how to use ubuntustudio and 
>what to
>> think of when engaging in activism and source-protective 
>> That could also make a great post on http://ubuntustudio.org
>Perhaps activism shouldn't be mentioned regarding legal issues. 
>"Activism" in context of computers has much to do with 
>"Distributed Denial of Servic", "Guerilla Open Access Manifesto" 
>and some kind of hacktivism even is considered as being an issue 
>for free journalism.
>The averaged hacktivist doesn't need hints and the best hint for 
>unexperienced computer users such as journalists, is not to use a 
>computer for journalism at all and not to own a mobile or tablet 
>It might be useful to clarify some issues with browsers, e.g. 
>problems with auto-completion of search engines, safe browsing, 
>but also when a sandbox is useful or not. Why wrong usage of 
>encryption and signing is more dangerous, then being aware that 
>data isn't safe. Even the man page of "shred" informs that the 
>default file system used by Ubuntu Studio renders "shred" useless. 
>Enabling popcon and stuf like this shouldn't be done.
>A high level of security and a user-friendly OOTB average desktop 
>experience are mutually exclusive.

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