Will making Noise become a Crime?

Functional cryptography, meaning something that works, is feasible for the masses and suits a purpose. Spoiler: They (not only Germany) want to remove that right from you once again.

I remember, back then I used loop-aes for my whole disk encryption. I like this clean module, because it is fully functional. It fulfills the purpose of creating perfect noise over the whole block storage media. No cryptography header or anything else which could raise a flag. Why else would one apply whole disk-encryption if not to at least attempt full deniability? Conventional wisdom dictates that a system is compromised if hardware access has been achieved. Deniable disk encryption is one last resort in these cases. Sadly the Linux kernel community didn’t include this module in its base tree and one would suspect politics were the issue at hand. Instead, we have some soft disk encryption per default, which IMHO is useless as deniability can’t be achieved. Continue reading “Will making Noise become a Crime?”

From Bad to Worse – Distraction to Destruct – Minipax

On 22nd July 2014, I have written down my last notes about the cruel developments in our world. Instead of being able to observe our empire turning around to a more sane environment, today it looks like 2014 wasn’t that bad after all. Things developed downhill at an accelerated pace and still does.

Europe is still part of the empire destabilizing other nations like Syria – just extended sanctions b/c they don’t like their government, added Venezuela’s rightfully elected government on their hit list, still having Russia on their sanction list as well for defending part of the Ukraine, not saying a single word towards Israel’s and US’s aggression against the people of Palestine, Syria or Iran – yes, on Iran Europe initially showed a little backbone after the US started to withdraw from the nuclear deal. Now it looks like Iran is the number one target and Israel gets their wet dreams fulfilled – making the US threatening or even attacking Iran based on just another farce of Intelligence or ‘false flag’ event. Continue reading “From Bad to Worse – Distraction to Destruct – Minipax”

Call for Compliance of Java(tm) Technology with the 4 Freedoms of Software

While being asked about JavaFX and whatever other Oracle, Google or
whatever technology, all I can say: I don’t really care – as long it’s free
and complies w/ the 4 freedoms of software.

Lately Oracle even made the proposal JEP 178: Statically-Linked JNI Libraries,
allowing Java applications using JNI within a statically deployed runtime. Read: May work on Apple’s iOS. Continue reading “Call for Compliance of Java(tm) Technology with the 4 Freedoms of Software”

Pirates may Save YOUR Freedom (Happy 4th of July)

When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.Then they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.

Then they came for the trade unionists,
I did not protest;
I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews,
I did not speak out;
I was not a Jew.

When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out for me.

Martin Niemöller, 1892-1984 Continue reading “Pirates may Save YOUR Freedom (Happy 4th of July)”

Patents, Copyrights & Life Today

Assume you feel the urge to write a book, software, music – conserving your mood and ideas. You might want to preserve your mind set for yourself only, not to forget your ingenious ideas. But most likely you would love to share and debate it with others, or just hope others might be indulged with your spirit. Now the question occurs how to deploy your work ?

In history this was quite of a harsh undertaking, you may give it away in a pub with a few beers, write a letter in the newspaper, or find an exclusive publisher. Different expensive media were utilized, stone slabs, paper, vinyl records maybe even celluloid film. Producing your ideas onto the media were just the beginning. They had to be advertised & distributed to be spread to the public. The biggest obstacle of this undertaking: Resources. All mentioned stages of deployment were quite expensive, human resources and material. In the end all costs had to be compensated and paid. It turned out that the artists original motivation of sharing the work, were contradicted by the costs of deployment. Potential addressees of the work had an intrinsic obligation to pay for it, due to the high costs of it’s deployment itself, even if the artist did not had any financial profit in mind. Continue reading “Patents, Copyrights & Life Today”