You will recognize it.
You will recognize it.
i am literally going to cry holy fuck
More Cortez & Vega because damn these two are just so kawaii.
I’d pay for DLC of that wedding.
i am so here for james vega/steve cortez
pls imagine the mass effect crew doing the cha cha slide
|how do i start becoming tamika flynn tho?|
so i got this message a grand total of 2 weeks ago and had absolutely no idea what to do with it; what was i supposed to say? i seriously considered just writing if i knew, do you think i’d be a college student? and then just gave up.
but then i hung out with a bunch of hackers, lawyers, journalists, and other oddball types for a weekend, and, like, oh
anon, i can’t give you an Easy Three-Step Process to Becoming a Political Rebel and Changing Everything Forever— let’s be real, nobody can do that, and anyone who tells you otherwise is selling something—
but i can make your life much, much easier when you do decide how you want to change the world.
because there’s a 100% chance you’re going somehow use a computer while changing the world, because you do not live in 1914, and there are a fuckton of ways people can screw with you via computer if you aren’t covering your ass.
this advice is useful if you’re an activist of any type (social justice, that means you). this advice is useful if you’re a journalist or have aspirations in that direction; it’s useful if you’re a lawyer or have aspirations in the legal direction.
and there’s a lot of stuff here that everyone who uses a computer ought to pay close attention to, because it’ll keep you safer from criminals, corporations, and other assholes!
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This is a totally awesome list, but I need to add a few things on to the end because the are VERY important.
First of all — GPG. Encrypting email is very important, and Enigmail is a great way to do it. BUT. It is also very important that YOU CAN ALSO ENCRYPT FILES WITH GPG. So the pictures of secret evil government or corporation alien experiments that you have, Enigmail stops them from spying on you when you send them to people, but you can also KEEP THEM ENCRYPTED (link goes to how to for GPGTools on Macs. There are a bunch of other ones for different OSs). That way, when they search your computer when you cross the boarder (which they can totally do, by the way), they won’t find anything.
ALSO AND EVEN MORE IMPORTANT. If you have things you want to leak to newspapers, PICK A PAPER THAT HAS A SECURE DROP thing. What is Secure Drop? It uses Tor (have you downloaded the Tor Browser Bundle yet? Download the Tor Browser Bundle. Now.) to make a way of giving documents to journalists, and being able to talk to them about them and stuff, without letting them know who you are. So anybody spying can’t know.Who has these things set up? The Freedom of the Press Foundation has a list.
uM… It’s late and I can’t think right now. There are more. BUT THOSE TWO ARE HUGE AND WERE MISSING.
Do I have to bring this back?
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Friends, listen to this. It takes 10 seconds and will drastically improve the quality of your existence.
WHAT WAS THAT WHAT HAPPENED
EVERYONE LISTEN TO THE THING AND PERHAPS TOGETHER WE CAN EXPLAIN WHY VALJEAN
I’m bringing this back
I am constitutionally incapable of scrolling past this without listening to it at least three times.
From Willemijn’s last ever Defying Gravity….just wait for it.