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  • Mass Surveillance | Irreal
    hand it s a Well Duh moment but it is I think significant that a main stream organ like the New York Times not a libertarian bastion by any means is editorializing in favor of our right to privacy Perhaps it will give pause to those politicians who see the debate as an opportunity to posture In a similar article Tech Crunch has a nice piece on how encryption is being scapegoated to mask the failures of mass surveillance As anyone who s been paying attention knows the intelligence agencies have been unable to point to a single case of the mass surveillance program helping prevent a terrorist incident Rather than rethink their policies Brennan and his cabal are pretending that Apple and Google are enabling terrorism Terrorism that somehow managed to thrive long before ubiquitous strong encryption To channel I F Stone these people are liars and nothing they say should be believed They know and we know that outlawing Apple s and Google s secure chat applications would make no difference at all There are plenty of open source applications available and even if there weren t terrorists could easily build their own It s not like the technology is arcane This entry was posted in General and tagged Privacy Bookmark the permalink Paris and Crypto Panic Why LaTeX is Better Than Word 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

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=4742 (2016-04-25)
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  • Paris and Crypto Panic | Irreal
    was lead around by nose by law enforcement They even had breathless stories blaming Snowden and claiming the terrorists were so sophisticated they were using Play Stations to communicate It was all nonsense of course as later stories reported No play stations no encryption just credulous journalists swallowing whole the government s baloney Some news outlets did remember that the United States doesn t have a Ministry of Truth and bothered to do a little investigation of their own The aforementioned WAPO piece conceded that if we get increased surveillance out of the Paris attacks the press will share much of the blame The New Yorker called out Brennan and Clapper and reminded us that they aren t paragons of veracity Both lied to Congress Clapper under oath why isn t he in jail and have consistently spread nonsense and fear in their efforts to be able to spy on everyone all day Brennan and his cohorts aren t idiots and they know just as we do that ISIS and their fellow Jihadists couldn t care less what laws a feckless Congress passes There s plenty of open source crypto available so beating up on Apple and Google won t do a damn thing except make the rest of us less safe Really it s time to tell these guys to cut it out and start using the information they already have instead of whining about the fact that ordinary citizens may not want their government snooping on everything they say or do This entry was posted in General and tagged Privacy Bookmark the permalink Gnus on Windows Mass Surveillance 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

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=4739 (2016-04-25)
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  • Gnus on Windows | Irreal
    her post Yet another benefit of keeping your configuration as an Org file If you re working on Windows and want to try out Gnus take a look at Chua s post She uses Gmail so you can also see how to get that working with Gnus Like all of her posts there s a lot of meat in it so it s worth taking a look even if you aren t interested in Gnus at the moment UPDATE GNUS Gnus This entry was posted in General and tagged Emacs Bookmark the permalink Asynchronous Python in Org Mode Paris and Crypto Panic Adam Being slightly pedantic here but still Gnus has been called Gnus rather than GNUS since 1994 http gnus org history html jcs Fixed Thanks 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

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=4737 (2016-04-25)
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  • October | 2015 | Irreal | Page 2
    Tagged Unix Leave a comment More Hydras Posted on October 17 2015 by jcs Speaking of hydras as we did yesterday Eric James Michael Ritz has a nice post on some of the hydras he uses If you re looking to see some good ways of using the hydra package Ritz s post is a worth Continue reading Posted in General Tagged Emacs 1 Comment Navigation Hydras Posted on October 16 2015 by jcs John Kitchin has a couple of nice posts on building hydras to ease navigation In the first he considers commands that might be classified as gotos They are in the isearch mold About half of these are from the Avy Continue reading Posted in General Tagged Emacs Leave a comment Emacs for Writers Posted on October 15 2015 by jcs Regular readers know I m fascinated by the stories of professional writers who use Emacs I ve written in the past about Vernor Vinge Tony Ballantyne Randall Wood Urpo Lankinen and some non prose writers who use Emacs for their writing Now Jay Continue reading Posted in General Tagged Emacs Org mode Leave a comment Lisp Performance Posted on October 14 2015 by jcs One of the tiresome things that Lispers keep hearing from the misinformed is that Lisp systems are too slow for production work Here s a very impressive counter example to that notion JCG over at the Racket Users forum reports that Continue reading Posted in General Tagged Lisp Scheme Leave a comment Org Basics V Posted on October 13 2015 by jcs Ben Maughan has posted the last in his series of Org mode basics posts Org Basics V The final episode covers exporting In the previous posts Maughan showed the basics of Org markup and data manipulation for writing structured notes

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?m=201510&paged=2 (2016-04-25)
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  • Emacs Mini Manual (Basics) | Irreal
    Version Control and Shells as well as well as the usual navigation search and dealing with windows and frames subjects The mini manual reminds me of the Org Mode compact guide It s a shorter version of the complete Emacs manual optimized for getting up to speed as quickly as possible without drowning in all the details that the complete manual provides Even if you re an experienced Emacs user there s probably a few details that will be new to you so it s worth taking a look at it I learned a couple of features about Dired that I didn t know so it was very worthwhile for me At the end of the tutorial tuhdo quotes a post The Ghost in the Machine by José Antonio Ortega Ruiz that captures my feelings about Emacs perfectly He says that Emacs fills our yearning for a Lisp Machine I ve often written similar sentiments so I can relate Those of us who try to do as much as possible in Emacs tend to think of it as a light weight Lisp Machine I haven t read the rest of the manuals yet but I intend to If they re as good as Part 1 I m sure to learn some new and useful things If you ve already read them feel free to leave a comment This entry was posted in General and tagged Emacs Bookmark the permalink Combining Incremental Search and Query Replace SBCL 1 3 0 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

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=4693 (2016-04-25)
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  • Combining Incremental Search and Query-Replace | Irreal
    s to search M j to pick up words M q to query replace I had to rethink the usability of isearch a bit C w should be kill region like everywhere And M is a 3 key combination for no reason when there are plenty 2 key combinations available I ve also just pushed the same M q interface for counsel git grep It s a query replace for the entire Git repository 1 https github com abo abo swiper disqus NGUkO53xWm thx abo abo for the M q tip i have M q binded to another global key on my linux machine whats the command to rebind that key in swiper mode thx Z 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

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=4691 (2016-04-25)
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  • DWIM in the Minibuffer | Irreal
    get the minibuffer to make an informed guess as to what who want to enter at the prompt This is a really nice tip and something I didn t know Be sure to give it a read This entry was posted in General and tagged Emacs Bookmark the permalink Emacs Streams Combining Incremental Search and Query Replace 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

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=4689 (2016-04-25)
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  • Daniel Gopar Chats with Sacha | Irreal
    learn Emacs As we ve all found out that s a never ending process and Chua says she learns things a little at time I think it s that way for most of us We want to add something to our workflow or we see how someone else is doing things and we learn the bit of Emacs that makes that possible For me the most interesting part of the interview was their discussion of Emacs Chats and Emacs Hangouts Chua explains her rationale for the videos and how they differ Many people will be surprised that Chua mentions her anxieties about the videos that she won t have a question to ask or that there will be awkward silences She always seems so engaged and on top of things during the videos that it s easy to miss the fact that like most of us she worries about her public performances It s a nice chat It lasts just shy of 42 minutes so you ll have to schedule some time to watch it but it s very worthwhile This entry was posted in General and tagged Emacs Bookmark the permalink Emacs for Scholars Emacs Streams pygopar Hey There is also a audio version of the podcast here http emacsel podbean com So now there s two formats video and audio o 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

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=4683 (2016-04-25)
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