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DM-Steg. Use it to "hide any number of strongly encrypted volumes inside block devices or files. Without keys, there is no way for an attacker to determine how many volumes a block device contains or even if the block device... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2011 at Global Guerrillas
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HR2930. http://globalguerrillas.typepad.com/globalguerrillas/2011/11/hr-2930-open-source-ventures-and-crowdslaving.html
Paper: "Trafficking Networks and the Mexican Drug War" (PDF) ArduPilotMega. Arduino based chip for DIY Drones. OpenPnP. Initiative to build an open 'pick and place' machine (for under $1,000). Punk Domestics is a 'hardcore DIY food' community. Chinese government funding... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2011 at Global Guerrillas
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Not sure. Traded a few emails with them but they seemed pretty swamped and in flux. Hopefully it'll shake out and solidify.
Local food production is a fast-growing $5B market. Austria. "Gardeners, artists, designers and engineers are invited to conceptualise, implement and document a garden and food system making use of Time's Up's unique location in the Linz Trading Harbour. " Toronto.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2011 at Global Guerrillas
"Reinventing Fire maps pathways for running a 158%-bigger U.S. economy in 2050 but needing no oil, no coal, and no nuclear energy." Virtual power plant market set to zoom. International Academy of Astronautics says we need to start building an... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2011 at Global Guerrillas
LOL. Start with a dictionary, then build your way to arithmetic. At some point you'll have a basic understanding of a seesaw, and hopefully a balance sheet thereafter.
Toggle Commented Nov 11, 2011 on LINKS: November 10, 2011 at Global Guerrillas
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Piracy 'futures' fall as Kenyan troops grow near. Vinay's resiliency framework. California hits 1 gigawatt solar power generation capacity. Électricité de France found guilty of spying on Greenpeace. Warrantless access to Twitter data is a go. The big problem with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2011 at Global Guerrillas
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Actually, no. A subsidy can be, but is not necessarily, the transfer of capital. In reality, a subsidy is any direct pecuniary aid. For example, not being charged your standard tax load - through tax credits or loopholes - as the report demonstrates. Services provided by the government without renumeration also count. Further, only an idiot would argue for or against an 100% tax rate or "paying all your profit to the IRS". In contrast to your strawman, the report compares 280 companies actual tax payments against the statutory 35% rate, and finds, for example, that "Thirty companies enjoyed a negative income tax rate over the three year period, despite combined pre-tax profits of $160 billion."
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Corporate welfare report. Companies, led by financial services, utilities, energy, and telecom, received $224 billion in subsidies over two years. 1/10th of Chinese farmland is polluted by heavy metals. App to track the Lord's Resistance Army. Rio's most-wanted drug lord... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2011 at Global Guerrillas
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Panama. Coley and Trey are testing resilient community concepts. Tinkercad. Browser based CAD tool designed for ease of use. Somali piracy hits record levels. A private navy spools up in response. New Zealand. Mayor considers hiring private security to evict... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2011 at Global Guerrillas
The Darknet Project. They want to build a global mesh network. Military Advisory Board outlines the military's dependency on oil. A look at military's ore and mineral stockpile. Mexico's oil infrastructure is under attack. "Five Retirement Investments that Pay for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2011 at Global Guerrillas
That's the one, thanks. Fixed.
Toggle Commented Nov 2, 2011 on LINKS: November 2, 2011 at Global Guerrillas
Salon takes a pass at a New Declaration of Independence. Occupationalist. "Impartial and and real-time view." Fab Labs. "Incubators of the future." Holland Park supermarket farm in the city. $10 trillion black market is the fastest growing economy. (More great... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2011 at Global Guerrillas
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Climate change vulnerability index. Insulin pump hack has been upgraded to now sniff out the pump ID. Carr unpacks Anonymous vs Zetas. Solar distiller yields 5 liter/day of potable water. "It's designed to be produced (and eventually repaired) by local... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2011 at Global Guerrillas
Some items of interest: FreeDRevolution. Cell-phone-like subsidy plan for 3d fabrication machines. Floating habitat made from recycled products. Funding available for alternative money platform research. Oakland's mayor reverses decision regarding OWS. Podcast: What hackers can do to support OWS. Podcast:... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2011 at Global Guerrillas
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Some items of interest: UN warning of a lost generation of 2 billion. Occupy Oakland has declared a 'bandh' on Nov 2. Resilience thinking is generating unprecedented income for nomadic Mongolian herders. Architecture contest to turn decommissioned military sites into... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2011 at Global Guerrillas
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Some items of interest: Factory owners are fleeing shadow financiers in China. Profile of Russian oligarchy's point man in Silicon Valley. Good look at Mexico's insurgency. "Global Resilience Requires Novelty." Speech by Buzz Holling. Instructable to convert an inkjet printer... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2011 at Global Guerrillas
I've been working with John for years and posting the links here for a while.
Toggle Commented Oct 26, 2011 on LINKS: October 25, 2011 at Global Guerrillas
Anyone else experiencing this?
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Please do add to the page. Trying to corral as much of that knowledge as possible so that people unfamiliar with it can make it, consume it, trade it.
Toggle Commented Oct 25, 2011 on LINKS: 19 OCTOBER 2011 at Global Guerrillas
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Some items of interest: FBI deploying facial recognition system. Rendering synthetic objects into photographs with minimal information. The Microbial Home. Occupy is now a banned search term in China. Primer on additive manufacturing. (PDF) Dark Side of Biometrics. Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2011 at Global Guerrillas
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Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs. "OMGs are organizations whose members use their motorcycle clubs as conduits for criminal enterprises."
Toggle Commented Oct 24, 2011 on JOURNAL: US Military + Gangs at Global Guerrillas
Some items of interest: John Kay takes down economists. The Occupied Wall Street Journal. Danny has a prototype of an Android app called Occupy. FLO is deploying alternative currency within OWS. Retailers adapting to a failed middle class. Job loss... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2011 at Global Guerrillas
Some items of interest: Vibe. Twitter-ish platform for protestor comms. Self destruct and mass message features. Dev flew to NYC to market to them. Anonymous explores financial market manipulation. Wants to profit from exposing corruption in traded companies. Protest wants... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2011 at Global Guerrillas