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Links December 2010

Aaron Huey gave a disturbing TED talk titled “America’s native prisoners of war” [1]. He says “the last chapter in any successful genocide is the one in which the oppressor can remove their hands and say ‘my god, what are these people doing to themselves, they’re killing each other, they’re killing themselves’ while we watch […]

Locked Down Phones and Horrible Telcos

Choosing a Phone

I was considering renewing my Three contract and getting a HTC Desire HD [1]. What I need is a phone that is good for being a ssh client on 3G networks, has a good camera, and has all the fancy Google Apps.

In the comments Lon recommended a Norwegian review of phone […]

Dynamic DNS

The Problem

My SE Linux Play Machine has been down for a couple of weeks. I’ve changed to a cheaper Internet access plan which also allows me to download a lot more data, but I don’t have a static IP address any more – and my ISP seems to change the IP a lot more […]

Empathy, Autism, and Geeks

LWN has a recent article titled “The dark side of open source conferences” which concerns sexual assault at conferences [1].

There are a significant number of comments with attempts to derail the discussion in ways that can really only be interpreted as attacks on Autistic people. The claims seem to be that the problem is […]

Aspie Social Skills and the Free Software Community

LWN has an article by Valerie Aurora titled “The dark side of open source conferences” [1] which is about sexual harassment and sexual assault at Free Software conferences. Apparently some conferences create such a bad environment that some people won’t attend, it’s a well researched article that everyone in the community should read.

The Autism […]