Good Morning World

Sophie
  
I am very much enjoying a slow morning with music.



Dave Douglas - Poses (Rufus Wainwright Cover)
by Jazz Covers on YouTube
Manuel
  
Good morning, Sophie! To name you is to invoke wisdom :-)
Sophie
  
:-)
Maria Karlsen
  
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Sandzwerg
 
sandzwerg favourited a status by sophie@hub.somaton.com
Manuel
  
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Looking for an html5 player

Sophie
  last edited: Tue, 28 Nov 2017 22:49:55 +0100  
Ok, you smart people out there, a -possibly stupid- question:

Is there such a thing as a html5 player that works without javascript? Specifically, I am looking for a Wordpress plugin I could use for my new website.

You have my everlasting gratitude for any recommendations.

#wordpress
Mike Macgirvin
 
The <video> and <audio> HTML5 tags bring up a native player without any javascript required.
Alexandre Hannud Abdo
  
Is your intent to play videos hosted on your site? In that case, can't you simply use the <video> tag with wordpress, no plugins or javascript required?
Sophie
  
Yes, I was probably making things too complicated - I was sure I need a plugin to play audio on my soon-to-be-wordpress-site. Looking through the listed plugins, I could only find stuff that requires javascript.

I would also like to embed videos from Vimeo, but I might not do that, because I think there is no js free solution to that. I still have to decide upon that.

Thanks @mike and @Alexandre Hannud Abdo !
Sophie
  
So here is another *really* cool project, this time not a friend of mine, badass tenor player Ben Wendel in duo with 12 different musicians, over the course of twelve months.

The Seasons - YouTube

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Working... Working... Loading playlists......
mrjive
  
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Tune In!

Sophie
  
For anyone in the mood for some free improv from Amsterdam: the farewell to Huub is now being broadcasted (longtime curator at bimhuis, the fanciest Jazz venue in Amsterdam).


Radio | BIMHUIS | Amsterdam | Jazz, Impro, World Music

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BIMHUIS Radio is het online radioplatform van het BIMHUIS. Regelmatig worden er concerten vanuit het BIMHUIS live uitgezonden.
Sophie
  
Mann will mit Rakete beweisen, dass die Erde flach ist

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Mit einer selbstgebastelten Rakete, in der sich der Verschwörungstheoretiker Mike Hughes in die Luft schießt, will dieser den Beweis erbringen, dass die Erde eine Scheibe ist. [...] Das 20.000 Dollar teure Konstrukt soll Hughes mit per Wasserdampf-Antrieb und bis zu 800 km/h in eine Höhe von 550 Metern bringen.


Mir fallen da etliche Berge ein, die weit höher sind als 550m, kommt auch um einiges billiger, so eine Wanderung-
bling bling
 from Diaspora
Vielleicht fliegt er aber nah am Scheibenrand hoch und will ni vom Tellerrand fallen. Geht quasi lieber auf Nummer sicher. Macht Sinn! Und Berge sind eigentlich alte Baumstümpfe!

Aber am Ende kriegt er ne menge Aufmerksamkeit und paar Dollars, die ihm sein Hobby möglich machen. Da lacht er am Ende alle aus^^
Sophie
  
Amazon Creates Classified US Cloud - Schneier on Security

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Amazon has a cloud for US classified data. The physical and computer requirements for handling classified information are considerable, both in terms of technology and procedure. I am surprised that a company with no experience dealing with classified data was able to do it.                    Tags: Amazon, cloud computing, intelligence, national security poli...
My friend Rob

Sophie
  


Old Route 66 and Bagdad Cafe and how things don't always go well.
by Real Rob On The Road on YouTube

This is my old friend Rob Armus, who I met and played with when we were both still living in Amsterdam. What a warm person. Originally from the US, he is on a busking tour with his partner Dana. They do a vlog every once in a while.
Bin grad a bissl sprachlos

Sophie
  
G20-Überwachungstechnik filmt weiter: Großer Bruder Telemichel

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Zum G20-Gipfel baute die Hamburger Polizei die Überwachungsinfrastruktur aus. Nun ist klar: Damals installierte Kameras sollen weiter filmen.
This is wrong on so many levels

Sophie
  
Iran Is Sending Afghan Children To Fight for Assad in Syria

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Afghan refugees in Germany told The Intercept how they fled their adopted home of Iran to avoid being sent to Syria to fight and die for Bashar al-Assad.
Sophie
  
Discovered only today

Got Zot — Mike Macgirvin – We Distribute – Medium

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An interview with the creator of Friendica, Hubzilla, and the Zot protocol.
Edgard Varèse's Déserts

Sophie
  
Here is one for the fans of 21st century music. I happened to find this musician & composer a few days ago. He has some videos on YouTube, in which he very thoroughly analyses important works of important 21st century composers. Make sure to watch part one and two.



Edgard Varèse's Déserts: Analysis (Part 1 of 2)
by Samuel Andreyev on YouTube
Sophie
  last edited: Thu, 26 Oct 2017 22:48:43 +0200  
Cool! Did you make any music in that course? Would love to hear it!

Nice e-meeting you, too!
Alexandre Hannud Abdo
  
Oh, it was more of a history, concept and listening course. It was in a culture center, for the general public, but the lecturer was reeeeally good, a young musician who at the time organized an electroacoustic evening every Friday. We did "make some noise" by the end of the course, but I don't recall it being recorded... Good times :)
Sophie
  
Wow, sounds inspiring!
Guardian article on addictive technology

Sophie
  
The designer who created the pull-to-refresh mechanism, first used to update Twitter feeds, is Loren Brichter, widely admired in the app-building community for his sleek and intuitive designs.
“I agree 100%,” he says. “I have two kids now and I regret every minute that I’m not paying attention to them because my smartphone has sucked me in.”

-- Hm, sounds familiar.

'Our minds can be hijacked': the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia

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The Google, Apple and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks who worry the race for human attention has created a world of perpetual distraction that could ultimately end in disaster
Maria Karlsen
  
Great article, thank you.
Sophie
  
Thanks, Maria.
I feel very ambiguous towards technology even though it can be so handy. This article only reassured me in my discomfort with our connected, clocked lives.
Ja, klar. Keine Anhaltspunkte für Massenüberwachung. Warum auch.

Sophie
  
Nichts gefunden: Auch der Generalbundesanwalt hat NSA-Affäre beendet (Update)

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Es gebe keinen Anfangsverdacht für Massenüberwachung durch britische und US-Geheimdienste in Deutschland. Mit dieser Aussage hat auch der Generalbundesanwalt die NSA-Affäre für sich als beendet erklärt. Er hat sich damit reichlich Zeit gelassen: Über vier Jahre sind seit den ersten Anzeigen vergange
Ein verschränktes Photonenpaar als Schlüssel

Sophie
  
Zeilinger telefoniert quantenverschlüsselt nach China

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Chinesische und österreichische Forscher haben mit einer abhörsichern Videokonferenz die quantenverschlüsselte internationale Kommunikation demonstriert.
Not that this comes as a surprise

Sophie
  
Schneier on SecuritySchneier on Security wrote the following post Tue, 26 Sep 2017 14:57:53 +0200
The Data Tinder Collects, Saves, and Uses
The Data Tinder Collects, Saves, and Uses

Under European law, service providers like Tinder are required to show users what information they have on them when requested. This author requested, and this is what she received:
Some 800 pages came back containing information such as my Facebook "likes," my photos from Instagram (even after I deleted the associated account), my education, the age-rank of men I was interested in, how many times I connected, when and where every online conversation with every single one of my matches happened...the list goes on.

"I am horrified but absolutely not surprised by this amount of data," said Olivier Keyes, a data scientist at the University of Washington. "Every app you use regularly on your phone owns the same [kinds of information]. Facebook has thousands of pages about you!"

As I flicked through page after page of my data I felt guilty. I was amazed by how much information I was voluntarily disclosing: from locations, interests and jobs, to pictures, music tastes and what I liked to eat. But I quickly realised I wasn't the only one. A July 2017 study revealed Tinder users are excessively willing to disclose information without realising it.

"You are lured into giving away all this information," says Luke Stark, a digital technology sociologist at Dartmouth University. "Apps such as Tinder are taking advantage of a simple emotional phenomenon; we can't feel data. This is why seeing everything printed strikes you. We are physical creatures. We need materiality."

Reading through the 1,700 Tinder messages I've sent since 2013, I took a trip into my hopes, fears, sexual preferences and deepest secrets. Tinder knows me so well. It knows the real, inglorious version of me who copy-pasted the same joke to match 567, 568, and 569; who exchanged compulsively with 16 different people simultaneously one New Year's Day, and then ghosted 16 of them.

"What you are describing is called secondary implicit disclosed information," explains Alessandro Acquisti, professor of information technology at Carnegie Mellon University. "Tinder knows much more about you when studying your behaviour on the app. It knows how often you connect and at which times; the percentage of white men, black men, Asian men you have matched; which kinds of people are interested in you; which words you use the most; how much time people spend on your picture before swiping you, and so on. Personal data is the fuel of the economy. Consumers' data is being traded and transacted for the purpose of advertising."

Tinder's privacy policy clearly states your data may be used to deliver "targeted advertising."

It's not Tinder. Surveillance is the business model of the Internet. Everyone does this.
Schneier being brilliant. As always.

Sophie
  
Schneier on SecuritySchneier on Security wrote the following post Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:50:01 +0200
ISO Rejects NSA Encryption Algorithms
ISO Rejects NSA Encryption Algorithms

The ISO has decided not to approve two NSA-designed block encryption algorithms: Speck and Simon. It's because the NSA is not trusted to put security ahead of surveillance:
A number of them voiced their distrust in emails to one another, seen by Reuters, and in written comments that are part of the process. The suspicions stem largely from internal NSA documents disclosed by Snowden that showed the agency had previously plotted to manipulate standards and promote technology it could penetrate. Budget documents, for example, sought funding to "insert vulnerabilities into commercial encryption systems."

More than a dozen of the experts involved in the approval process for Simon and Speck feared that if the NSA was able to crack the encryption techniques, it would gain a "back door" into coded transmissions, according to the interviews and emails and other documents seen by Reuters.

"I don't trust the designers," Israeli delegate Orr Dunkelman, a computer science professor at the University of Haifa, told Reuters, citing Snowden's papers. "There are quite a lot of people in NSA who think their job is to subvert standards. My job is to secure standards."

I don't trust the NSA, either.
Alexandre Hannud Abdo
 
Tx I had missed this one =]
Sophie
  
Hilarious, right?
Alexandre Hannud Abdo
  
Well, sometimes it feels like the only hope is that humanity is simply a comedy show for some other  dimension...
Matthew Green

Sophie
  
Matthew Green being brilliant. As always.
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The future of Ransomware
by Matthew Green on A Few Thoughts on Cryptographic Engineering
Cannonball and Gil

Sophie
  
Gil Evans - New Bottle Old Wine - 01 - St. Louis Blues

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Gil Evans - piano, arranger, conductor... Cannonball Adderley - alto saxophone (soloist)... Johnny Coles, Louis Mucci, Ernie Royal (tracks 1-3, 5 & 6), Clyde...
Sophie
  
I guess I should start by saying something...



SOMETHING
Mario Vavti
  
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