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I tried to locate the very center of the anomaly and it comes from a nearby mountain called Calderones. It’s pretty dry and depopulated, people go rock climbing there.

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A guy in Lagos de Moreno, a City 100 km away from Guanajuato, reported something like swirling fire in the sky that stayed about an hour

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Wizard of the Day - Aaron Swartz - #WIZARDOFTHEDAY

Aaron Swartz was an American computer programmer, entrepreneur, writer, political organizer, and Internet hacktivist. He was involved in the development of the web feed format RSS, the Markdown publishing format, the organization Creative Commons, and the website framework
web.py
, and was a co-founder of the social news site Reddit. He was given the title of co-founder of Reddit by Y Combinator owner Paul Graham after the formation of Not a Bug, Inc. (a merger of Swartz’s project Infogami and Redbrick Solutions, a company run by Alexis Ohanian and Steve Huffman).

Swartz’s work also focused on civic awareness and activism. He helped launch the Progressive Change Campaign Committee to learn more about effective online activism. He became a research fellow at Harvard University’s Safra Research Lab on Institutional Corruption, directed by Lawrence Lessig. He founded the online group Demand Progress, known for its campaign against the Stop Online Piracy Act.

Swartz was born in Highland Park, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago), the eldest son of Jewish parents Susan and Robert Swartz and brother of Noah and Benjamin. His father had founded the software firm Mark Williams Company. Swartz immersed himself in the study of computers, programming, the Internet, and Internet culture. He attended North Shore Country Day School, a small private school near Chicago, until 9th grade. Swartz left high school in the 10th grade, and enrolled in courses at Lake Forest College. In 1999, when he was 13 years old he created the website
Theinfo.org
, a collaborative online library.
Theinfo.org
made Swartz the winner of the ArsDigita Prize, given to young people who create “useful, educational, and collaborative” noncommercial websites. At age 14, he became a member of the working group that authored the RSS 1.0 web syndication specification. Swartz participated in Wikipedia since August 2003 under the username AaronSw.

Swartz attended Stanford University, but dropped out after his first year. During Swartz’s first year at Stanford, he applied to Y Combinator’s very first Summer Founders Program, proposing to work on a startup called Infogami, designed as a flexible content management system to allow the creation of rich and visually interesting websites or a form of wiki for structured data.

After working on Infogami with co-founder Simon Carstensen over the summer of 2005, Aaron opted not to return to Stanford, choosing instead to continue to develop and seek funding for Infogami. As part of his work on Infogami, Swartz created the
web.py
web application framework because he was unhappy with other available systems in the Python programming language. In early fall of 2005, Swartz worked with his fellow co-founders of another nascent Y-Combinator firm Reddit, to rewrite Reddit’s Lisp codebase using Python and
web.py
. Although Infogami’s platform was abandoned after Not a Bug was acquired, Infogami’s software was used to support the Internet Archive’s Open Library project and the
web.py
web framework was used as basis for many other projects by Swartz and many others.

When Infogami failed to find further funding, Y-Combinator organizers suggested that Infogami merge with Reddit, which it did in November 2005, resulting in the formation of a new firm, Not a Bug, devoted to promoting both products. As a result of this merger, Swartz was given the title of co-founder of Reddit. Although both projects initially struggled to gain traction, Reddit began to make large gains in popularity in 2005 and 2006. In 2006, he ran unsuccessfully for the Wikimedia Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Swartz wrote an analysis of how Wikipedia articles are written, and concluded that the bulk of the actual content comes from tens of thousands of occasional contributors, or "outsiders,” each of whom made few other contributions to the site, while a core group of 500 to 1,000 regular editors tend to correct spelling and other formatting errors. According to Swartz: “the formatters aid the contributors, not the other way around.”
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His conclusions, based on the analysis of edit histories of several randomly selected articles, contradicted the opinion of Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales, who believed the core group of regular editors were providing most of the content while thousands of others contributed to formatting issues. Swartz came to his conclusions by counting the total number of characters added by an editor to a particular article, while Wales counted the total number of edits. In October 2006, based largely on the success of Reddit, Not a Bug was acquired by Condé Nast Publications, the owner of Wired magazine. Swartz moved with his company to San Francisco to work on Wired. Swartz found office life uncongenial, and he ultimately left the company.

In September 2007, Swartz joined with Infogami co-founder Simon Carstensen to launch a new firm, Jottit, in another attempt to create another markdown driven content management system in Python.
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In 2008, Swartz founded
Watchdog.net
, “the good government site with teeth,” to aggregate and visualize data about politicians. In the same year, he wrote a widely circulated Guerilla Open Access Manifesto.

In 2008, Swartz downloaded about 2.7 million federal court documents stored in the PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) database managed by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts.

The Huffington Post characterized his actions this way: “Swartz downloaded public court documents from the PACER system in an effort to make them available outside of the expensive service. The move drew the attention of the FBI, which ultimately decided not to press charges as the documents were, in fact, public.”

PACER was charging 8 cents per page for information that Carl Malamud, who founded the nonprofit group Public.Resource.Org, contended should be free, because federal documents are not covered by copyright. The fees were “plowed back to the courts to finance technology, but the system [ran] a budget surplus of some $150 million, according to court reports,” reported The New York Times. PACER used technology that was “designed in the bygone days of screechy telephone modems … putting the nation’s legal system behind a wall of cash and kludge.” Malamud appealed to fellow activists, urging them to visit one of 17 libraries conducting a free trial of the PACER system, download court documents, and send them to him for public distribution. After reading Malamud’s call for action, Swartz used a Perl computer script running on Amazon cloud servers to download the documents, using credentials belonging to a Sacramento library.
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From September 4 to 20, 2008, it accessed documents and uploaded them to a cloud computing service. He released the documents to Malamud’s organization. On September 29, 2008, the GPO suspended the free trial, “pending an evaluation” of the program. Swartz’s actions were subsequently investigated by the FBI. The case was closed after two months with no charges filed. Swartz learned the details of the investigation as a result of filing a FOIA request with the FBI and described their response as the “usual mess of confusions that shows the FBI’s lack of sense of humor.” PACER still charges per page, but customers using Firefox have the option of saving the documents for free public access with a plug-in called RECAP. In 2009, wanting to learn about effective activism, Swartz helped launch the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. He wrote on his blog, “I spend my days experimenting with new ways to get progressive policies enacted and progressive politicians elected.”

Swartz led the first activism event of his career with the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, delivering thousands of “Honor Kennedy” petition signatures to Massachusetts legislators asking them to fulfill former Senator Ted Kennedy’s last wish by appointing a senator to vote for health care reform.

In 2010, Swartz co-founded Demand Progress, a political advocacy group that organizes people online to “take action by contacting Congress and other leaders, funding pressure tactics, and spreading the word” about civil liberties, government reform, and other issues.

Author Cory Doctorow, in his novel Homeland, “drew on advice from Swartz in setting out how his protagonist could use the information now available about voters to create a grass-roots anti-establishment political campaign.” In an afterword to the novel, Swartz wrote, “these political hacktivist tools can be used by anyone motivated and talented enough… Now it’s up to you to change the system… Let me know if I can help.”
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According to state and federal authorities, Swartz used JSTOR, a digital repository,to download a large number of academic journal articles through MIT’s computer network over the course of a few weeks in late 2010 and early 2011. At the time, Swartz was a research fellow at Harvard University, which provided him with a JSTOR account. Visitors to MIT’s “open campus” were authorized to access JSTOR through its network.

On September 25, 2010, the IP address
18.55.6.215
, part of the MIT network, began sending hundreds of PDF download requests per minute and was affecting the performance of the entire JSTOR site. This prompted a block of the IP address. In the morning, another IP address, also from within the MIT network, began sending JSTOR more PDF download requests, resulting in a temporary full block on the firewall level of all MIT servers in the entire
18.0.0.0/8
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From an email sent on September 29, 2010, one JSTOR employee wrote to MIT: “note that this was an extreme case. We typically suspend just one individual IP at a time and do that relatively infrequently (perhaps 6 on a busy day, from 7000+ institutional subscribers). In this case, we saw a performance hit on the live site, which I have only seen about 3 or 4 times in my 5 years here. The pattern used was to create a new session for each PDF download or every few, which was terribly efficient, but not terribly subtle. In the end, we saw over 200K sessions in one hour’s time during the peak.” On December 27, 2010, Swartz filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to learn about the treatment of Chelsea Manning, alleged source for WikiLeaks. During academic year 2010–11, Swartz conducted research studies on political corruption as a Lab Fellow in Harvard University’s Edmond J. Safra Research Lab on Institutional Corruption.

The authorities said Swartz downloaded the JSTOR documents through a laptop connected to a networking switch in a controlled-access wiring closet at MIT. The door to the closet was kept unlocked, according to press reports. When discovered, a video camera was placed in the room to film Swartz and his computer was left untouched. Once a video of Swartz was recorded, the download was stopped and he was identified. Rather than pursue a civil lawsuit against him, in June 2011 they reached a settlement wherein he surrendered the downloaded data.

In 2011, Swartz was arrested by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) police on state breaking-and-entering charges, after connecting a computer to the MIT network in an unmarked and unlocked closet, and setting it to download academic journal articles systematically from JSTOR using a guest user account issued to him by MIT.

Federal prosecutors later charged him with two counts of wire fraud and eleven violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, carrying a cumulative maximum penalty of $1 million in fines, 35 years in prison, asset forfeiture, restitution, and supervised release. Swartz was involved in the campaign to prevent passage of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), which sought to combat Internet copyright violations but was criticized on the basis that it would have made it easier for the U.S. government to shut down web sites accused of violating copyright and would have placed intolerable burdens on Internet providers.

Following the defeat of the bill, Swartz was the keynote speaker at the F2C:Freedom to Connect 2012 event in Washington, D.C., on May 21, 2012. His speech was titled “How We Stopped SOPA” and he informed the audience: “This bill … shut down whole websites. Essentially, it stopped Americans from communicating entirely with certain groups… I called all my friends, and we stayed up all night setting up a website for this new group, Demand Progress, with an online petition opposing this noxious bill… We [got] … 300,000 signers… We met with the staff of members of Congress and pleaded with them… And then it passed unanimously… And then, suddenly, the process stopped. Senator Ron Wyden … put a hold on the bill.” He added, “We won this fight because everyone made themselves the hero of their own story. Everyone took it as their job to save this crucial freedom.”
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He was referring to a series of protests against the bill by numerous websites that was described by the Electronic Frontier Foundation as the biggest in Internet history, with over 115,000 sites altering their webpages. Swartz also presented on this topic at an event organized by ThoughtWorks. On September 12, 2012, federal prosecutors filed a superseding indictment adding nine more felony counts, which increased Swartz’s maximum criminal exposure to 50 years of imprisonment and $1 million in fines. During plea negotiations with Swartz’s attorneys, the prosecutors offered to recommend a sentence of six months in a low-security prison, if Swartz would plead guilty to 13 federal crimes. Swartz and his lead attorney rejected that deal, opting instead for a trial in which prosecutors would have been forced to justify their pursuit of Swartz.
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The federal prosecution involved what was characterized by numerous critics (such as former Nixon White House counsel John Dean) as an “overcharging” 13-count indictment and “overzealous” prosecution for alleged computer crimes, brought by then U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Carmen Ortiz. Swartz declined a plea bargain under which he would have served six months in federal prison. Two days after the prosecution rejected a counter-offer by Swartz, he was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment, where he had hanged himself. On the evening of January 11, 2013, Swartz’s girlfriend, Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman, found him dead in his Brooklyn apartment. No suicide note was found. After his death, federal prosecutors dropped the charges.

Swartz’s family and his partner created a memorial website on which they issued a statement, saying: “He used his prodigious skills as a programmer and technologist not to enrich himself but to make the Internet and the world a fairer, better place.”

Days before Swartz’s funeral, Lawrence Lessig eulogized his friend and sometime-client in an essay, Prosecutor as Bully. He decried the disproportionality of Swartz’s prosecution and said, “The question this government needs to answer is why it was so necessary that Aaron Swartz be labeled a ‘felon’. For in the 18 months of negotiations, that was what he was not willing to accept.”

Tom Dolan, husband of U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Carmen Ortiz, whose office prosecuted Swartz’s case, replied with criticism of the Swartz family: “Truly incredible that in their own son’s obit they blame others for his death and make no mention of the 6-month offer.” This comment triggered some criticism; Esquire writer Charlie Pierce replied, “the glibness with which her husband and her defenders toss off a ‘mere’ six months in federal prison, low-security or not, is a further indication that something is seriously out of whack with the way our prosecutors think these days.”
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After Swartz’s death, more than 50,000 people signed an online petition to the White House calling for the removal of Ortiz, “for overreach in the case of Aaron Swartz.” A similar petition was submitted calling for prosecutor Stephen Heymann’s firing. The Huffington Post reported that “Ortiz has faced significant backlash for pursuing the case against Swartz, including a petition to the White House to have her fired.” Other outlets reported similarly.

Reuters news agency called Swartz “an online icon” who “help[ed] to make a virtual mountain of information freely available to the public, including an estimated 19 million pages of federal court documents.” The Associated Press (AP) reported that Swartz’s case “highlights society’s uncertain, evolving view of how to treat people who break into computer systems and share data not to enrich themselves, but to make it available to others,” and that JSTOR’s lawyer Mary Jo White had asked the prosecutor to drop the charges.

On January 13, 2013, members of Anonymous hacked two websites on the MIT domain, replacing them with tributes to Swartz that called on members of the Internet community to use his death as a rallying point for the open access movement. The banner included a list of demands for improvements in the U.S. copyright system, along with Swartz’s Guerilla Open Access Manifesto.

Swartz’s funeral services were held on January 15, 2013, at Central Avenue Synagogue in Highland Park, Illinois. Tim Berners-Lee, creator of the World Wide Web, delivered a eulogy. The same day, The Wall Street Journal published a story based in part on an interview with Stinebrickner-Kauffman. She told the Journal that Swartz lacked the money to pay for a trial and “it was too hard for him to… make that part of his life go public” by asking for help. He was also distressed, she said, because two of his friends had just been subpoenaed and because he no longer believed that MIT would try to stop the prosecution.

MIT maintains an open-campus policy along with an “open network.” Two days after Swartz’s death, MIT President L. Rafael Reif commissioned Hal Abelson to lead an analysis of MIT’s options and decisions relating to Swartz’s “legal struggles.” To help guide the fact-finding stage of the review, MIT created a website where community members could suggest questions and issues for the review to address. Swartz’s family and partner issued a statement criticizing the prosecutors and MIT. Speaking at his son’s funeral on January 15, Robert Swartz said, “Aaron was killed by the government, and MIT betrayed all of its basic principles.” Excoriating the Department of Justice as the “Department of Vengeance,” Stinebrickner-Kauffman told the Guardian that the DOJ had erred in relying on Swartz’s Guerilla Open Access Manifesto as an accurate indication of his beliefs by 2010. “He was no longer a single issue activist,” she said. “He was into lots of things, from healthcare, to climate change to money in politics.”
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Yuval Noah Harari described Swartz as “the first martyr of the Freedom of Information movement.” At a 2013 memorial for Swartz, Malamud recalled their work with PACER. They brought millions of U.S. District Court records out from behind PACER’s “pay wall”, he said, and found them full of privacy violations, including medical records and the names of minor children and confidential informants. Malamud penned a more detailed account of his collaboration with Swartz on the Pacer project in an essay that appears on his website. Writing in Ars Technica, Timothy Lee, who later made use of the documents obtained by Swartz as a co-creator of RECAP, offered some insight into discrepancies in reporting on just how much data Swartz had downloaded: "In a back-of-the-envelope calculation a few days before the offsite crawl was shut down, Swartz guessed he got around 25 percent of the documents in PACER. The New York Times similarly reported Swartz had downloaded “an estimated 20 percent of the entire database”.
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Based on the facts that Swartz downloaded 2.7 million documents while PACER, at the time, contained 500 million, Lee concluded that Swartz downloaded less than one percent of the database. On the night of January 18, 2013, MIT’s e-mail system was taken offline for ten hours. On January 22, e-mail sent to MIT was redirected by hackers Aush0k and TibitXimer to the Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology. All other traffic to MIT was redirected to a computer at Harvard University that was publishing a statement headed “R.I.P Aaron Swartz,” with text from a 2009 posting by Swartz, accompanied by a chiptune version of “The Star-Spangled Banner”. MIT regained full control after about seven hours. In the early hours of January 26, 2013, the U.S. Sentencing Commission website,
USSC.gov
, was hacked by Anonymous. The home page was replaced with an embedded YouTube video, Anonymous Operation Last Resort. The video statement said Swartz “faced an impossible choice.”

Senator Al Franken wrote a letter expressing concerns that “charging a young man like Mr. Swartz with federal offenses punishable by over 35 years of federal imprisonment seems remarkably aggressive – particularly when it appears that one of the principal aggrieved parties … did not support a criminal prosecution.”

Swartz’s attorneys requested that all pretrial discovery documents be made public, a move which MIT opposed. Swartz allies have criticized MIT for its opposition to releasing the evidence without redactions. On July 26, 2013, the Abelson panel submitted a 182-page report to MIT president, L. Rafael Reif, who authorized its public release on July 30. The panel reported that MIT had not supported charges against Swartz and cleared the institution of wrongdoing. However, its report also noted that despite MIT’s advocacy for open access culture at the institutional level and beyond, the university never extended that support to Swartz.
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The report revealed, for example, that while MIT considered the possibility of issuing a public statement about its position on the case, such a statement never materialized. On July 30, 2013, JSTOR released 300 partially redacted documents, which had been provided as incriminating evidence against Swartz. These documents were originally sent to the United States Attorney’s Office in response to subpoenas in the case United States v. Aaron Swartz.

In 2013, Swartz was inducted posthumously into the Internet Hall of Fame. A series of hackathons were organized in his honor. Preliminary topics worked on at the 2013 Aaron Swartz Hackathon were privacy and software tools, transparency, activism, access, legal fixes, and a low-cost book scanner. Swartz was posthumously awarded the American Library Association’s James Madison Award for being an “outspoken advocate for public participation in government and unrestricted access to peer-reviewed scholarly articles.”

The Think Computer Foundation and the Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP) at Princeton University announced scholarships awarded in memory of Aaron Swartz. In the wake of Aaron Swartz’s death, many institutions and personalities have campaigned for open access to scientific knowledge. Swartz’s death prompted calls for more open access to scholarly data (e.g., open science data). The story of Aaron Swartz has exposed the topic of open access to scientific publications to wider audiences. The Open Access Movement has fought to ensure that scientists do not sign their copyrights away but instead ensure their work is published on the Internet, under terms that allow anyone to access it.

A hacker downloaded “hundreds of thousands” of scientific-journal articles from a Swiss publisher’s website and republished them on the open Web in Swartz’s honor a week before the first anniversary of his death.

In January 2014, Lawrence Lessig led a walk across New Hampshire in honor of Swartz, rallying for campaign finance reform. Several members of the U.S. House of Representatives – Republican Darrell Issa and Democrats Jared Polis and Zoe Lofgren – all on the House Judiciary Committee, have raised questions regarding the government’s handling of the case. Calling the charges against him “ridiculous and trumped up,” Polis said Swartz was a “martyr”, whose death illustrated the need for Congress to limit the discretion of federal prosecutors. In January 2015, two years after Swartz’s death, the White House declined both petitions against the prosecution.

As discussed by editor Hrag Vartanian in Hyperallergic, Brooklyn, New York, muralist BAMN (“By Any Means Necessary”) created a mural of Swartz. “Swartz was an amazing human being who fought tirelessly for our right to a free and open Internet,” the artist explained. “He was much more than just the ‘Reddit guy’.”
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Aaron Swartz’s legacy has been reported as strengthening the open access to scholarship movement. In Illinois, his home state, Swartz’s influence led state university faculties to adopt policies in favor of open access.

“Aaron had an unbeatable combination of political insight, technical skill, and intelligence about people and issues. I think he could have revolutionized American (and worldwide) politics. His legacy may still yet do so.” - Cory Doctorow
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Class dismissed

:mage:‍♂:pray:

Truly one of our best. May we meet again :dizzy:

Amazing, thanks!

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1331289/China-plane-crash-Taiwan-shoot-fighter-jet-world-war-3-missile-defence/

what’s going on in France?

Keyword “reactivated”

just watched TENET. WOW. it was like Aries talking to me through the film :grin:. need to watch it again. there are so many angles. so many hidden things in there. would love to hear a review from aries to find out what else I missed.but need to view it at least 2 times more.

Stupid way to lose your bars :arrow_up:

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This + the radar is just unreal …

Truckers For Trump TAKE OVER The Streets of Portland! NEVER BACK DOWN To The Leftist MOB!

I’ve been telling you guys

@lolygagv2

Popeye? Or matrix glitch or a big UFO? What’s the theory?

ill see if i can reply

I go it

Regarding what’s going on in Mexico :arrow_down::arrow_down::arrow_down:

I’ll leave this here. See dates.

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La de los gatos… :arrow_up::arrow_up::arrow_up::arrow_up:

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