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MisuseCase

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#infosec and #cybersecurity professional who preaches about stakeholder engagement and #usability. #poverty abolitionist. Does #knitting, loves #kdramas.

My political views do not reflect those of my employer, who I will not disclose.

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GottaLaff , to random
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U.S. conducted cyberattack on suspected spy ship

The covert operation was intended to inhibit the ship’s ability to share intelligence with rebels who have been attacking cargo ships in the Red Sea.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/investigations/us-conducted-cyberattack-suspected-iranian-spy-ship-rcna138638

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@GottaLaff @bmacDonald94 This will be much more effective than doing air strikes on the Houthis who kind of shrug it off.

GottaLaff , to random
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I haven’t watched yet, we DVR’d. Now I’m not so sure I want to.

Via Stephen Robinson:

Jon Stewart complaining that 2024 is “two old guys” again is like me complaining that it’s “two white guys” again. It misses the point and minimizes the stakes.

Via Aaron Rupar:

Some of Stewart’s jokes landed but I would argue the message of his monologue is actually the very last thing we need right now unless you want four more years of Trump. It certainly didn’t inspire anyone to vote.

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@tiesa @GottaLaff Wow I bet you thought a joke about Statler and Waldorf would work because they’re old guys but you obviously just Googled “old man Muppets” and never watched Muppets.

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The compromise, bipartisan border legislation was killed by Republicans with Trump's encouragement. So here's who Americans blame. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/02/12/biden-border-polls/

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@pbump It was a horrible bill anyway that would have legalized all the terrible things Trump was doing to refugees and asylum seekers and we should all be glad it’s dead.

A real immigration reform bill would streamline the legal immigration system and fund USCIS a lot more.

GottaLaff , to random
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“He just feels like this is enough…It has to stop.”

has in recent weeks spoken privately about Netanyahu w a candor that surprised some of those on the receiving end of his comments... His descriptions of his dealings w are peppered w contemptuous references to Netanyahu as “this guy”..in at least 3 recent instances, Biden has called Netanyahu an “asshole”
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/investigations/biden-disparages-netanyahu-private-hasnt-changed-us-policy-israel-rcna138282

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@GottaLaff He needs to stop sending over materiel like, e.g., the Dutch government is now doing, and let our U.N. representative hang Israel out to dry in votes. Clearly they don’t believe he’s serious.

bojacobs , to sts
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Children in a sandbox inside a schoolroom nearby Fukushima about 2 years after the disaster spread radioactive particles throughout the region. This was done to give them a chance to play while not allowing them to do so outdoors where they might internalize radionuclides.

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MisuseCase ,
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@riley @Willie1foot @bojacobs @sts @bmacDonald94 I have to wonder if people think decentralized wells and septic tanks are better than municipal water and sewage systems when they say things like this.

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@riley @Willie1foot @bojacobs @sts @bmacDonald94 Okay so I guess nuclear is fine if it’s not privatized. I agree that privatization of utilities is a huge problem.

In the U.S. the rooftop solar industry is about to fall apart because it’s not only privatized but heavily financialized. Doesn’t matter that the generation/distribution is “decentralized.”

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@riley @Willie1foot @bojacobs @sts @bmacDonald94 Okay but the supposed benefits of solar that you were talking about which were local control, distribution, and not having centralized supply chains absolutely don’t apply in the U.S. where I live.

Solar is controlled by a highly financialized cartelized industry with narrow supply chains that is about to crash.

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@riley @Willie1foot @bojacobs @sts @bmacDonald94 The issue of the infrastructure being privatized applies equally to every kind of generation infrastructure.

And nuclear weapons? There are plenty of countries with nuclear plants that don’t have nuclear weapons, and a number of countries with weapons that don’t have plants.

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@riley @Willie1foot @bojacobs @sts @bmacDonald94 So none of these concerns are relevant to the real world. The original concerns ignore how the solar industry works and the current issues with it. And, like, you don’t have control just because you hire someone to put panels on your roof.

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@riley @Willie1foot @bojacobs @sts @bmacDonald94 I’ll tell you what the marketing people who came up with “putting solar panels on your roof gives you control that you don’t have if you’re connected to the grid” were really brilliant though, rugged individualism or the idea that you’re solarpunking when you’re not really sells.

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@riley @Willie1foot @bojacobs @sts @bmacDonald94 It’s not inherently decentralized there is nothing inherently decentralized about living in an interconnected industrialized modern society with a dishwasher and an Internet connection just because you have solar panels on your roof.

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@Willie1foot @riley @bojacobs @sts @bmacDonald94 I can’t see whatever that was. It was deleted.

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@Willie1foot @bmacDonald94 @riley @bojacobs @sts Septic tanks get backed up and flood sewage everywhere sometimes. People fall off roofs repairing and installing solar panels sometimes

GottaLaff , to random
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“President Joe is expected to imminently issue an executive order aimed at punishing Israeli settlers in the West Bank who have been attacking Palestinians in the occupied territory, according to documents seen by POLITICO, a U.S. official and a congressional aide.”
https://www.politico.com/news/2024/02/01/biden-executive-order-israel-palestine-00139023

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@GottaLaff @timo21 The State Department already started suspending visas for West Bank settlers doing pogroms against Palestinians there. Although a huge problem is that a lot of them are American dual nationals (as are many of the settlers stealing Palestinian houses in East Jerusalem).

Netanyahu’s government has made a concerted push to attract right-wing American Jews to immigrate to Israel over the past 20 years.

GottaLaff , to random
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state lawmakers introduced a slate of bills, including a proposal to restore property taken by “race-based” cases of eminent domain.

The package marks a first-in-the-nation effort to give restitution to Americans who have been harmed by centuries of racist policies and practices” https://www.politico.com/news/2024/01/31/california-black-reparations-bills-00138854

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@GottaLaff @BernieDoesIt Calling it now, if any of these actually pass the legislature, you can count on Newsom to veto them.

MisuseCase ,
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@GottaLaff @BernieDoesIt Because he’s an asshole and he did it with a lot of labor rights bills that passed the legislature.

GottaLaff , to random
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Sleep well, America!

backed by the government are targeting U.S. water treatment plants and electrical grids, strategically positioning themselves within critical infrastructure systems to "wreak havoc and cause real-world harm to American citizens and communities," FBI Director Christopher Wray is expected to tell Congress Wednesday.”

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/chinese-hackers-pose-danger-american-infrastructure-innovation-fbi-director-warning/

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@GottaLaff Why are the control systems of our water treatment plants and power plants and such accessible from the Internet, they do not need to be accessible from the Internet.

I can tell you nuclear power plant control systems are not accessible from the Internet. Diagnostic data goes out but nothing goes in. All critical infrastructure systems should be like that.

GottaLaff , to random
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The largest -backed militia in , Kataib , unexpectedly said it will cease its attacks on the U.S. military in retaliation for the war in Gaza out of respect to the Iraqi government.

The suspension of military and security operation -- three days after three U.S. troops were killed in a drone strike that Washington says Kataib Hezbollah likely carried out -- was to avoid "embarrassing" the government in Baghdad
https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2024/01/31/Iraq-Hezbollah-offshoot-ceases-US-attacks/8421706702602/

MisuseCase ,
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@GottaLaff Iran is concerned that things are getting too hot.

GottaLaff , to random
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Prime Minister rules out a withdrawal from or the release of thousands of jailed militants, two demands of in cease-fire talks -AP

MisuseCase ,
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@GottaLaff The thing is he will say a lot of stuff, and then it turns out he can’t actually follow through with it and he will go back on it later.

Biden also said the USA is going to cut Israel off from shipments of offensive weaponry like the bombs the IDF has been dropping on Gaza so he may be throwing a fit about that.

ProPublica , to random
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The American Museum of Natural History to Close Exhibits Displaying American Belongings

The change is in response to new federal regulations that went into effect this month following reporting by ProPublica on institutional failures to return remains and sacred objects to tribes.

https://www.propublica.org/article/american-museum-natural-history-to-close-native-american-exhibits?utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=mastodon-post

MisuseCase ,
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@ProPublica It’s also kind of problematic to have Native American exhibits in a Natural History museum.

GottaLaff , to random
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Via Acyn from a clip of... wait for it... . Interesting, higher than another earlier poll:

“Nearly 7 in 10 Haley voters say they wouldn't back Trump if he is the nominee”

MisuseCase ,
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@GottaLaff I had read somewhere else that a lot of the people caucusing for Haley are Democrats and Independents, not Republicans, so it’s not surprising. Of course I forgot to bookmark it…

GottaLaff , to random
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’s governor vetoed a bill Friday that would have restricted both transition-related care for minors and girls’ participation on school sports teams.

Gov. Mike DeWine’s veto makes him one of only two Republican governors to veto a restriction on gender-affirming care
https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-politics-and-policy/ohios-republican-governor-vetoes-trans-care-restriction-sports-ban-rcna131579

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@GottaLaff That Issue 1 referendum scared the Bejeezus out of him.

MisuseCase , to random
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All these folks tut-tutting about various instances preemptively blocking should be aware that many instances are taking this step because Threads is full of and outright fascist types that is either unable or unwilling to moderate and instance admins are just treating it the same way they would any other instance that has that issue.

GottaLaff , to random
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US officials think ground operation could end by January as admin privately warns about its tactics

https://www.cnn.com/2023/12/05/politics/israel-ground-operation-us-warnings?cid=ios_app

MisuseCase ,
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@GottaLaff How many more people are going to be dead by then? Not just from getting shot and bombed, but from starvation and disease.

ProPublica , to random
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NYPD “Friendly Fire” Killed an Officer. Investigators Seemed to Ignore Video of Police Being Commanded to “Stop Shooting.”

After pledging a “thorough” investigation, the cleared the officers involved in the 2019 .

But new records show that investigators allowed misstatements to stand, despite having body-camera to disprove them.

https://www.propublica.org/article/nypd-mulkeen-friendly-fire-body-cam-footage?utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=mastodon-post

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@ProPublica NYPD is a gaaaaaaaaang

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