Speaker of the Hungarian Parliament speech at the Intelligence Agency: opposition is the greatest national security threat.
This week #hungary's opposition parties together hold a "preelection", with zero central funding to pick the opposition people to run against #Orban government and their public-money backed people. They use public infrastructure for offline and online voting and so far the usually apathic people are voting in masses. This may be the first real hope of the opposition to replace the corruption based mafia state Orban has built. This was the reply to the last version of everchaning election law.
Unvaccinated heads of state attending the United Nation General Assembly were not allowed into the city's restaurants, had to settle for a piece of pizza on a sidewalk instead.
In #Budapest there are more than 30000 hand-picked small pebbles laying at the Margit-island. All those pebbles contain a number and an age, some a first name or nickname, some just "mom". Every pebble is for one person who died in #COVID in #Hungary. People started to put pebbles there last year, and soon thousands and thousands of new pebbles appeared, one by one, bordering the running strip around the little island.
In august 2021 the pebbles were so many that they were in danger from the large masses of people of the popular island, so the government of Budapest city and the people originally organised the memorial and their countless helpers have moved all the stones, a handful a time, into an inner park of the island, into a multiple spiralling line.
If you happen to be around, nice to know what these pebbles are. Lots and lots of stones.
[Full-time] IT Systems Specialist at Wikimedia Foundation https://www.fossjobs.net/job/10649/it-systems-specialist-at-wikimedia-foundation/ #jobs
A well-written #conservative / #right leanig article about how #Hungary's Victor #Orban is not "valuing conservative values", using the apropos of Tucker Carlson (Fox News "paleoconservative" commentator) coming to Hungary and having a happy meeting and country tour in a government-controlled bubble.
It is a rarely-found help for English-speaking conservatives believing Orban is their comerade.
Just listened to Runaway Train from Soul Asylum and got curious about the names listed (of lost children). My random pick was "Emily Tamara Pois, missing since 1992".
Found her in 2016, arrested shoplifting $1232 and possessing heroin. And motor vehicle theft the year before. Then possessing drugs before that.
I stopped looking for others. *sigh*
Today (last Friday of July) is the System Administrator Appreciation Day. Don't forget your backups, and show your appreciation to your local #sysadmin :-) If you want to know more about DSA, the Debian System Administrator team, you can have a look at their webpage https://dsa.debian.org/ - Thanks DSA for taking care of the Debian infrastructure!
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Essence of #USA in one newsbit.
Explore the #SotM2021 programme with a great choice of inspiring talks, innovative discussion and self-organised sessions!
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An extremely deep invasion of privacy: Almost all German police agencies and secret services are now allowed to hack into computers and telephones https://digit.site36.net/2021/06/30/germany-the-state-hacks-along/ #staatstrojaner
Google moving away from the open APK format to a proprietary Android app format locked to Google Play.
Scott Duncan on Twitter: "I can't believe I am writing this.
Canada 🇨🇦 has obliterated its national all-time heat record *for the second day in a row*.
Before yesterday, greater than 45°C had never been recorded. As far as climatology is concerned, this is deeply shocking."
Lytton, Canada, observed 47.9°C or 118°F.
The Admin Face. Regrettably Hungarian.
Running Mastodon, Diaspora, Matrix (and possibly more); doing Wikipedia and OSM (and possibly more), creating Linux stuff, (and possibly else).