[ale] OT I'm so jealous ; jre

giovanni_re john_re at fastmail.us
Sun Aug 22 19:50:40 EDT 2010

Freeing up space in my mail system cause it's filled up.  Went through &
glanced through a few hundred of the 5000 ALE mails from 2010, & deleted
the rest out.

Saw this, then later saw the below calendar item.

I'm on about 10 USA LUG lists.  ALE is one of the most active.  :)

On Tue, 2 Feb 2010 16:28:55 -0500, "Jim Popovitch" <jimpop at gmail.com>
> On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 15:42, Jim Lynch <ale_nospam at fayettedigital.com>
> wrote:
> > http://techshop.ws/
> > How come N. CA gets all the neat stuff?
> Cause they agree to take all the hobos and liberal nutjobs. ;-)

 Hobos, Hustlers, and Backsliders:Homeless in San Francisco(Nonfiction
 book talk)
Date:   Wednesday August 25, 2010
Time:   6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Type:   Appointment  (Public)
Location:       University Press Books, 2430 Bancroft Way; Light
Teresa Gowan, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Minnesota



Wednesday, 25 August 2010, 6:00 – 7:30 PM 

University Press Books and the University of Minnesota Press invite you
to join
Teresa Gowan 
Hobos, Hustlers, and Backsliders: Homeless in San Francisco

When American homelessness reemerged during the 1980s, it initially
provoked a sense of national crisis. An initial rush for emergency
provision gradually gave way to a fierce debate, pitching advocates who
emphasised structural causes against ultimately more powerful voices
insisting on either the deep pathology or the criminality of the
homeless. With the development of vast patchwork of pathologizing
shelters and thousands of “quality-of-life” police campaigns, these
debates have come to profoundly shape how homeless people live, and how
they understand their lives. Even in San Francisco, the most liberal
city in America, sympathy and tolerance gradually gave way to the
authoritarian medicalisation already dominant in the rest of the
In Hobos, Hustlers, and Backsliders, Teresa Gowan draws on five years of
fieldwork to show some of the diverse ways that men on the street in San
Francisco struggled for survival, autonomy and self-respect. Spending
weeks at a time among homeless men; ­working side-by-side with them as
they collected cans, bottles, and scrap metal; helping them set up camp;
watching and listening as they panhandled and hawked newspapers; and
accompanying them into soup kitchens, jails, welfare offices, and
shelters, Gowan immersed herself in their routines, personal stories,
and their perspectives on life on the streets. Leading us from the
homeless drug dealers and thieves of the Tenderloin to the more
solidaristic concentration of “new hobos” in remote and relatively
peaceful Dogpatch, Gowan’s vivid and intimate ethnography shows the
men’s ambivalent relationship with the local “homelessness
industry,” and their restless efforts to mitigate the dependence,
degradation and anomie of life on the street, to find more bearable ways
of being homeless.

Teresa Gowan is assistant professor of sociology at the University of

> Checkout:  http://blog.freesideatlanta.org/  and
> http://wiki.freesideatlanta.org/

Once per year, they all leave San Francisco (& the tech shop).
So they say, then people can find parking.

==  Other stuff

[BerkTIPGlobal] Fwd: [sf-lug] Fwd: Re:Researcher involved with
Noisebridge... - Random searches  

==  Join in the Global weekly meetings, via VOIP, about all Free SW HW & Culture

----- Original message -----
To: "SF-LUG" <sf-lug at linuxmafia.com>
Date: Mon, 02 Aug 2010 22:35:19 -0700

Quoting from the article"Appelbaum is a hacker and security researcher 
who co-founded the Noisebrigge hacker space in
San Francisco's Mission district. He's also worked to bypass the 
security <http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-10300233-83.html> of "smart" 
parking meters, unearth flaws in Web
security certificates, and discover a novel way to bypass hard drive 

-------- Original Message --------
Subject:        Re: [ Researcher detained at U.S. border, questioned
Date:   Mon, 2 Aug 2010 21:39:45 -0700
From:   Alan Crandall <snip>

On Mon, Aug 2, 2010 at 8:42 PM, Odd H. Sandvik<snipped>  wrote:

> >  "Appelbaum, a U.S. citizen, was taken into a room, frisked and his bag
> >  was searched. Receipts from his bag were photocopied and his laptop was
> >  inspected but it's not clear in what manner, the sources said. Officials
> >  from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the U.S. Army then told
> >  him he was not under arrest but was being detained, the sources said.
> >  They asked questions about Wikileaks, asked for his opinions about the
> >  wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and asked where Wikileaks founder Julian
> >  Assange is, but he declined to comment without a lawyer present,
> >  according to the sources. He was not permitted to make a phone call,
> >  they said."
> >
> >  http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20012253-245.html
> >
> >
Obamas'  SS at work
and we thought he was going to save us ! :(

-- if you bought it a truck driver brought it
End of forwarded post. Gonna look at Tor. very interesting later 
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