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  • Irreal | The minds had long ago come up with a proper name for it; they called it the Irreal, but they thought of it as Infinite Fun. That was what they really knew it as. The Land of Infinite Fun. –Iain M. Banks, Excession
    Org mode 1 Comment How to Keep Emacs Running Across an X Crash Posted on April 21 2016 by jcs If you re running a Linux system and sometimes experience an X crash Sacha has some advice on how to keep Emacs running Emacs is notoriously slow to start of course and that alone is reason enough to be annoyed when an X crash causes it to quit Even more annoying is losing data Sacha was having this problem so of course she set out to solve it Her method rests on starting Emacs in daemon mode That keeps things running even if X quits By starting Emacs at boot time all she has to do is connect to the Emacs server with emacsclient c when she logs into X After that everything is just like before but Emacs keeps running even if X dies There s a couple of gotchas so be sure to read Sacha s post for the details She also discusses how to get Emacs to start at boot time which isn t as trivial as one might hope Posted in General Tagged Emacs 1 Comment Which Key Posted on April 20 2016 by jcs Recently I came across this reddit post on which key I think Sacha mentioned it in one of her weekly Emacs News posts too The post reminded me that Kaushal Modi had recommended that I try it out after I d mentioned that I was using guide key for the same thing I finally got around to installing it from Melpa and giving it a spin Right now I m using the default install without any customization The first thing you notice is that you don t have to specify which keys to pop up help for it gives you a prompt for any key sequence if you don t finish typing it within a second The second thing you notice is that the display is nicer looking than guide key s If things like that matter to you you should take a look at screen shots from which key s GitHub page Notice that you can configure both the placement and the font faces of the pop up I was happy with guide key but I also like which key and will probably leave it installed It seems a bit snappier than guide key but that might just be a matter of the idle delay time If you aren t using either I encourage you to try them out They re perfect for bindings like Ctrl x r which have lots of seldom used completions Posted in General Tagged Emacs Leave a comment European Quotation Marks Posted on April 19 2016 by jcs I know about the French guillemets but being from North America I had no idea how varied punctuation marks are Here s an interesting summary of European quotation marks Quotation marks in Europe map pic twitter com xLmmajFHql Andrey Sitnik andreysitnik February 25 2016 Posted in General

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p%3D1978 (2016-04-25)
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  • Irreal | The minds had long ago come up with a proper name for it; they called it the Irreal, but they thought of it as Infinite Fun. That was what they really knew it as. The Land of Infinite Fun. –Iain M. Banks, Excession
    Org mode 1 Comment How to Keep Emacs Running Across an X Crash Posted on April 21 2016 by jcs If you re running a Linux system and sometimes experience an X crash Sacha has some advice on how to keep Emacs running Emacs is notoriously slow to start of course and that alone is reason enough to be annoyed when an X crash causes it to quit Even more annoying is losing data Sacha was having this problem so of course she set out to solve it Her method rests on starting Emacs in daemon mode That keeps things running even if X quits By starting Emacs at boot time all she has to do is connect to the Emacs server with emacsclient c when she logs into X After that everything is just like before but Emacs keeps running even if X dies There s a couple of gotchas so be sure to read Sacha s post for the details She also discusses how to get Emacs to start at boot time which isn t as trivial as one might hope Posted in General Tagged Emacs 1 Comment Which Key Posted on April 20 2016 by jcs Recently I came across this reddit post on which key I think Sacha mentioned it in one of her weekly Emacs News posts too The post reminded me that Kaushal Modi had recommended that I try it out after I d mentioned that I was using guide key for the same thing I finally got around to installing it from Melpa and giving it a spin Right now I m using the default install without any customization The first thing you notice is that you don t have to specify which keys to pop up help for it gives you a prompt for any key sequence if you don t finish typing it within a second The second thing you notice is that the display is nicer looking than guide key s If things like that matter to you you should take a look at screen shots from which key s GitHub page Notice that you can configure both the placement and the font faces of the pop up I was happy with guide key but I also like which key and will probably leave it installed It seems a bit snappier than guide key but that might just be a matter of the idle delay time If you aren t using either I encourage you to try them out They re perfect for bindings like Ctrl x r which have lots of seldom used completions Posted in General Tagged Emacs Leave a comment European Quotation Marks Posted on April 19 2016 by jcs I know about the French guillemets but being from North America I had no idea how varied punctuation marks are Here s an interesting summary of European quotation marks Quotation marks in Europe map pic twitter com xLmmajFHql Andrey Sitnik andreysitnik February 25 2016 Posted in General

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p%3D2095 (2016-04-25)
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  • Privacy | Irreal | Page 2
    hearings tl dr The ignoranti Can we have our cake and eat it too No Kontra counternotions March 1 2016 Posted in General Tagged Privacy Security Leave a comment Rickrolling the FBI Posted on March 5 2016 by jcs I found this way funnier than I should have Apple finally complies with the FBI via reddit pic twitter com HhlDJk7LK0 Scott Kerr scott kerr February 23 2016 Posted in General Tagged Privacy Leave a comment Journalists and Their Coverage of FBI Apple Posted on March 2 2016 by jcs This is why my Note to journalists in today s earlier post was necessary State of tech coverage published AFTER the FBI Director corrects his earlier lie about not seeking a precedent pic twitter com mVkXT4P3eL Kontra counternotions March 2 2016 Posted in General Tagged Privacy Security Leave a comment Judge Orenstein Rules Posted on March 2 2016 by jcs By now you will have heard that Federal Magistrate Judge James Orenstein of the Eastern District of New York has ruled in case parallel to the San Bernardino case involving the FBI and Apple At issue in the San Bernardino Continue reading Posted in General Tagged Privacy Security Leave a comment Apple Responds Posted on February 28 2016 by jcs Irreal readers are certainly aware of the latest drama playing out between the FBI and Apple The FBI applied ex parte to a federal magistrate for an order compelling Apple to assist the FBI in breaking into an iPhone 5C Continue reading Posted in General Tagged Privacy Security Leave a comment Privacy versus Law Enforcement Posted on February 22 2016 by jcs AppleVsFBI pic twitter com 5aSx2shARm Jayson E Street jaysonstreet February 21 2016 Posted in General Tagged Privacy Leave a comment Still Think You Have Nothing to Hide Posted on

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?tag=privacy&paged=2 (2016-04-25)
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  • USB versus the U.S. Government | Irreal
    S Government Posted on March 25 2016 by jcs True pic twitter com eM0LTPGTUT Mikko Hypponen mikko January 25 2016 This entry was posted in General and tagged Privacy Bookmark the permalink The Reality of Key Escrow Note Taking with Org Mode Search for Recent Posts Elisp Summary Emacs for Prose FISA Abandons the Fourth Amendment Again Blogging with Org Mode and Nikola How to Keep Emacs Running Across an X Crash Recent Comments Mike Zamansky on Blogging with Org Mode and Nikola Phil on How to Keep Emacs Running Across an X Crash Sebastian Christ on European Quotation Marks NoonianAtall on A Hyper Key on Any USB Keyboard Kris on An Example of Why Reproducible Research Matters Links Useful Emacs Commands Archives April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=5089 (2016-04-25)
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  • The Reality of Key Escrow | Irreal
    Green matthew d green March 16 2016 It did not of course end well The feature ended up making all PGP keys vulnerable Here s a thread describing the bug If you read through the posts you ll see that the problem was that a programmer essentially neglected to check a return value Also notice how easy the vulnerability is for anyone to exploit Once again we have confirmation that security is hideously hard to get right This was supposed to be a benign feature that Network Associates owner of PGP added to assist with key recovery The result was a devastating unfixable bug that could only be eliminated by retiring two versions of PGP What possible reason is there to believe that a government mandated key escrow would do any better This entry was posted in General and tagged Privacy Security Bookmark the permalink Using reveal js with Org Mode USB versus the U S Government Nagora Yeah but the government would only employ experts What they might be experts in of course may not be immediately apparent jcs Would that be the same experts who had never heard of NAND copying Oh wait that was just a fib Yeah you re right no reason to worry Search for Recent Posts Elisp Summary Emacs for Prose FISA Abandons the Fourth Amendment Again Blogging with Org Mode and Nikola How to Keep Emacs Running Across an X Crash Recent Comments Mike Zamansky on Blogging with Org Mode and Nikola Phil on How to Keep Emacs Running Across an X Crash Sebastian Christ on European Quotation Marks NoonianAtall on A Hyper Key on Any USB Keyboard Kris on An Example of Why Reproducible Research Matters Links Useful Emacs Commands Archives April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=5087 (2016-04-25)
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  • The FBI Begs Off | Irreal
    21 2016 by jcs This is what you do when you think you re going to lose and set the wrong precedent This entry was posted in General and tagged Privacy Security Bookmark the permalink Ensime Hacks Dotfile Management Search for Recent Posts Elisp Summary Emacs for Prose FISA Abandons the Fourth Amendment Again Blogging with Org Mode and Nikola How to Keep Emacs Running Across an X Crash Recent Comments Mike Zamansky on Blogging with Org Mode and Nikola Phil on How to Keep Emacs Running Across an X Crash Sebastian Christ on European Quotation Marks NoonianAtall on A Hyper Key on Any USB Keyboard Kris on An Example of Why Reproducible Research Matters Links Useful Emacs Commands Archives April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=5081 (2016-04-25)
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  • Matt Blaze on Adtech | Irreal
    blocking almost all ads After the latest example of malware being delivered by the ad networks at legitimate and presumably safe sites like the New York Times and the BBC I m considering adding another blocker to filter everything I do understand the legitimate concerns of sites that depend on advertising but enough is enough The ad networks have lost all claims on our sympathy and good will and those depending on them had better find better solution because I m sure I m not alone on being fed up Clean up your acts or stay the hell off my machines Here are three tweets from Matt Blaze that capture the situation nicely The problem isn t ad blockers The problem is that ads are more than just ads They ve become vectors for trackers and malware matt blaze mattblaze March 18 2016 Web ads have become a system where when you walk into a store an army of salespeople secretly follow you home Occasionally they rob you matt blaze mattblaze March 18 2016 If serving people malware is part of your business model your business isn t publishing it s crime matt blaze mattblaze March 18 2016 This entry was posted in General and tagged Privacy Security Bookmark the permalink Literate Programming With Org Babel Ensime Hacks Search for Recent Posts Elisp Summary Emacs for Prose FISA Abandons the Fourth Amendment Again Blogging with Org Mode and Nikola How to Keep Emacs Running Across an X Crash Recent Comments Mike Zamansky on Blogging with Org Mode and Nikola Phil on How to Keep Emacs Running Across an X Crash Sebastian Christ on European Quotation Marks NoonianAtall on A Hyper Key on Any USB Keyboard Kris on An Example of Why Reproducible Research Matters Links Useful Emacs Commands Archives April

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=5077 (2016-04-25)
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  • What Happens When You Give Law Enforcement a Backdoor Key? | Irreal
    This The hackers who accessed celeb iCloud accounts in 2014 used a forensic tool designed for cops to download the data https t co grEzwuSaGJ Christopher Soghoian csoghoian March 13 2016 This entry was posted in General and tagged Privacy Security Bookmark the permalink John Oliver on Encryption Org Mode and Software Engineering Search for Recent Posts Elisp Summary Emacs for Prose FISA Abandons the Fourth Amendment Again Blogging with Org Mode and Nikola How to Keep Emacs Running Across an X Crash Recent Comments Mike Zamansky on Blogging with Org Mode and Nikola Phil on How to Keep Emacs Running Across an X Crash Sebastian Christ on European Quotation Marks NoonianAtall on A Hyper Key on Any USB Keyboard Kris on An Example of Why Reproducible Research Matters Links Useful Emacs Commands Archives April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=5069 (2016-04-25)
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