Catégories
Foutage-de-gueule

Facebook Die Hard

J’ai demandé la suppression permanente de mon compte facebook en 2013. J’ai été tranquille pendant quelques années. Depuis 2017 curieusement, Facebook s’est mis à me spammer avec des emails réguliers intitulés revenez sur Facebook en un clic, ou encore connectez-vous à Facebook en un clic. Le dernier date du 29 mai 2020:

Date: Fri, 29 May 2020 02:00:16 -0700
To: xxx
Subject: 740903 est votre code de récupération de compte Facebook
From: "Facebook" <security@facebookmail.com>
Reply-to: noreply <noreply@facebookmail.com>

Bonjour xxx,

Bonjour xxx, Nous avons reçu une demande de
réinitialisation de votre mot de passe Facebook. Entrez
le code de réinitialisation du mot de passe suivant :
740903. Vous pouvez aussi changer directement votre mot
de passe. Changer de mot de passe
https://www.facebook.com/recover/code/?
u=10000331426xxxx&n=740903&s=23&exp_locale=en_GB&
redirect_from=button. Vous n'avez pas demandé ce
changement ? Si vous n'avez pas demandé de nouveau mot
de passe, dites-le nous.

Merci,
L'équipe Facebook

Fuck off Facebook.
I trusted you had permanently deleted my account.
Liars.

Catégories
Brave-new-world For-the-record Foutage-de-gueule

Third degree murder?

Violent protests continue to boil over in Minneapolis after the death of George Floyd. Rioters set on fire the 3rd Precinct police building.

On Friday, May 29th, four days after the video-recorded, snuff-style, lynch-style, cold-blooded murder of George Floyd by four officers of the police of Minneapolis, Minnesota, one of the officers was charged with third degree murder by Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman.

Third degree murder as defined in section 609.195 of the Minnesota Statutes, 2019:

Murder in the third degree: whoever, without intent to effect the death of any person, causes the death of another by perpetrating an act eminently dangerous to others and evincing a depraved mind, without regard for human life, is guilty of murder in the third degree and may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than 25 years.

Seriously?

But then, as attorney general Nekima Keith Ellison said on Thursday on Democracy Now!: « We simply do not trust the Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman to make a fair and objective decision, because typically he sides with law enforcement officers. He has not held a single officer accountable for shooting a civilian, for killing a civilian, except in the case of Justine Damond, who was a white, affluent woman who was shot and killed by a Black Muslim Somali man. And we saw, after a period of time, where Mike Freeman actually did bring charges, and ultimately Mohamed Noor was convicted, and he is spending time in prison. Most of the officers who kill people in Minneapolis and in the state of Minnesota are white men, but not one has been charged and convicted for killing a Black person in the state of Minnesota. »


Now for the blunt hypocrisy part…

On Tuesday, May 26th, the Minneapolis Police Department titled a news release describing the murder as « Man Dies After Medical Incident During Police Interaction. » Look below for a masterpiece of understatement (aka lying by omission).

Man Dies After Medical Incident During Police Interaction

May 25, 2020 (MINNEAPOLIS) On Monday evening, shortly after 8:00 pm, officers from the Minneapolis Police Department responded to the 3700 block of Chicago Avenue South on a report of a forgery in progress.  Officers were advised that the suspect was sitting on top of a blue car and appeared to be under the influence.

Two officers arrived and located the suspect, a male believed to be in his 40s, in his car.  He was ordered to step from his car.  After he got out, he physically resisted officers.  Officers were able to get the suspect into handcuffs and noted he appeared to be suffering medical distress.  Officers called for an ambulance.  He was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center by ambulance where he died a short time later.

On Thursday, May 28th, the MPD published on their website a response to Frequently Requested Public Information about the murder, including an allegation unsubstantiated by the videos of the event:

May 25, 2020 officer-involved death

On Monday, May 25 at 8:02 pm, Minneapolis Police responded to a 911 call reporting a forgery in progress at 3759 Chicago Avenue South.

– Officers arrived and located a suspect in a vehicle. Officers reported that they ordered the suspect out of the vehicle and the suspect physically resisted officers.
– Officers handcuffed the suspect. The officers restrained the suspect on the ground and an ambulance was called.
– No weapons were used by anyone involved in this incident.
– The subject, an adult male believed to be in his 40s was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.
– The Minneapolis Police Department Body Worn Cameras were on and activated during this event.
– The GO number for this case is 20-140629.

City staff are gathering information. Additional data will be released when it is available.

Minneapolis Fire Department Incident Report 20-0018197
Hennepin County Medical Examiner Press Release Report

Officers involved in incident:

Officer Derek Chauvin
Officer Thomas Lane
Officer Tou Thao
Officer J Alexander Kueng

http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/records/frequent

To add insult to injury, as of Friday, May 29th, the MPD website is offline however a snapshot is available from Cloudflare:

Home > Police Department > Records & Reports

Requesting Police Data

The Records Information Unit will be closed to the public until further notice.

To submit a request for MPD data:

1. Fill out a request form online, or request through our new data request portal.
2. Email a request to datapractices@minneapolismn.gov
3. Fill out a paper form outside the door of Room 31 of City Hall and place completed forms in the request bin, which will be checked frequently by staff
4. Call 311 and speak to an agent

PLEASE NOTE: Requests individuals make for data about themselves (“subjects of the data”) will be prioritized during this time.

The Records Information Unit will contact requestors regarding how to collect their data once it has been processed.


May 29th update: it looks like the State of Minnesota County of Hennepin District Court 4th Judicial District is paving the way for a programmed acquittal of Derek Chauvin. Have a look at the criminal complaint. The included statement of probable cause reads:

Mr. Floyd actively resisted being handcuffed […] The autopsy revealed no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation. Mr. Floyd had underlying health conditions including coronary artery disease and hypertensive heart disease. The combined effects of Mr. Floyd being restrained by the police, his underlying health conditions and any potential intoxicants in his system likely contributed to his death.

In other words: <sarcasm> Mr. Floyd died because he was an aggressive junkie, officer Derek Chauvin has very little to do with it. </sarcasm>

Catégories
For-the-record

A Karen

Christian Cooper, Harvard graduate, pioneering comic book writer, biomedical editor for Health Science Communications, equipped for bird-watching.

On Monday May 25th, Christian Cooper had an unpleasant encounter with Amy « Karen » Cooper.

Top definition from the urban dictionary:

A Karen is a kind of person who is unhappy when little things don’t go their way. They are a “Can I speak to your manager?” kind of gal. The bitchy soccer mom of her friend group that nobody likes.

“Do you see her over there? She’s such a Karen.”

“Hi! You put meat on my son’s turkey sandwich, when he is STRICTLY VEGETARIAN. If you know what’s good for you, you’ll direct your manager over to me right away.”

Catégories
Brave-new-world For-the-record Foutage-de-gueule

Mark Sucker-berg

In response to Twitter having fact-checked two posts by President donald trump, Mark Zuckerberg pandered to the White House during an interview on Fox News: “We have a different policy, I think, than Twitter on this […] I just believe strongly that Facebook shouldn’t be the arbiter of truth of everything that people say online […] In general, private companies probably shouldn’t be, especially these platform companies, shouldn’t be in the position of doing that.”

Such a disingenuous statement from the CEO of Facebook.

For the record, below what infuriated the USA Presidency:

Notice the little warning in blue? It pointed to the following clarification by twitter:

Catégories
Math

IMO 2019 Problem 1

An exercice with MathJax

Problem 1: Let $\mathbb{Z}$ be the set of integers. Determine all functions $f : \mathbb{Z} \rightarrow \mathbb{Z}$ such that

\begin{equation}
\forall (a, b) \in \mathbb{Z} \times \mathbb{Z}, \quad f(2a) + 2 f(b) = f(f(a + b))
\label{eq1}
\end{equation}


Substituting $0$ for $a$, $x$ for $b$ in $(\ref{eq1})$ yields:

\begin{equation}
\forall x \in \mathbb{Z}, \quad f(0) + 2 f(x) = f(f(x))
\label{eq2}
\end{equation}

Substituting $1$ for $a$, $x – 1$ for $b$ in $(\ref{eq1})$ yields:

\begin{equation}
\forall x \in \mathbb{Z}, \quad f(2) + 2 f(x – 1) = f(f(x))
\label{eq3}
\end{equation}

Combining $(\ref{eq2})$ and $(\ref{eq3})$ yields:

$$\forall x \in \mathbb{Z}, \quad f(x) = f(x – 1) + {{f(2) – f(0)} \over 2}$$

Thus $f$ is necessary of the form $f(x) = m x + n$ for some $(m, n) \in \mathbb{Z} \times \mathbb{Z}$.

Expanding $(\ref{eq1})$ yields:

$$\forall (a, b) \in \mathbb{Z} \times \mathbb{Z}, \quad m (2 – m)(a + b) + n(2 – m) = 0$$

It follows that necessarily either $m = 2$ or $m = n = 0$.

We can verify that these values actually give solutions to equation $(\ref{eq1})$.

Thus the set of functions $f$ solutions to problem 1 is exactly:

$$\{ f: x \mapsto 0 \} \cup \{f: x \mapsto 2x + n, n \in \mathbb{Z} \}$$

$\Box$

Catégories
Tips

NoCoin

I am sick of the noise of my laptop’s fan. I am sick of the heat on my lap. I am sick of the battery being drained in no time. I am sick of letting advertisers and publishers loot my cpu without my consent.

Catégories
Draft Music

GUL L’ABI

Gul l’Abi — Pour mon père1)Traduction sans doute très approximative de cette chanson de Acid Arab, en collaboration avec A-Wa.

Muhbatuna halih (Mahabetna haliyya)
        Notre amour est beau
Tarmi
        Laisse
Watarmi watarmi
        Laisse, oublie tout
Ta-Ta-Tarmi
        Oublie
Muhbatuna halih
        Notre amour est beau
Tarmi
        Laisse
Watarmi watarmi
        Laisse, oublie tout
Ta-Ta-Ta-Tarmi
        Oublie
Muhbatuna halih
        Notre amour est beau
Tarmi
        Laisse
Watarmi watarmi
        Laisse, oublie tout
Ta-Ta-Ta-Tarmi
        Oublie

Muhbatuna halih
        Notre amour est beau
Ya habibi
        Mon chéri
Shafni bieaynk (Shofni bi aynek)
        Regarde moi avec tes propres yeux
Ya habibi
        Mon chéri
Shajeatni (Shaja’tani)
        Tu m’as enhardie
Ya habibi
        Mon chéri
Wajinnatni (Wa janantani)
        Je t’aime à la folie
Ya habibi
        Mon chéri
Bieaynak tashfuni (Bi aynek tishofni)
        Avec tes propres yeux, regarde moi
Ya habibi
        Mon chéri
Watarmi watarmi
        Laisse, oublie tout
Ya habibi
        Mon chéri
Muhbatuna halih
        Notre amour est beau
Ya habibi
        Mon chéri
Watarmi watarmi
        Laisse, oublie tout

Ya habibi
        Mon chéri
Ya habibi
        Mon chéri
Ya habibi
        Mon chéri
Ya habibi
        Mon chéri
Ya habibi
        Mon chéri
Ya habibi
        Mon chéri
Ya habibi
        Mon chéri
Watarmi watarmi
        Laisse, oublie tout

Habibiun qalubi wa’ant tahbuni (Habibi ,golebi ,w inta tehebni)
        Mon chéri mon coeur, je sais que tu m’aimes
Ya habibi
        Mon chéri
W qul laamak la tadur bighayri (Wa gol la ommak la tedawar bi ghayri)
        Dis à ta mère qu’elle ne te cherche pas une autre fiancée
Ya habibi
        Mon chéri
Shajeatni (Shaja’tani)
        Tu m’as enhardie
Yahbibi
        Mon chéri
Wajinnatni(Wa janantani)
        Je t’aime à la folie
Ya habibi
        Mon chéri
Masafir ‘iilaya balad ya wahidi (Musafer la baladin ya waheedi)
        Mon seul et unique, tu pars pour un autre pays
Ya habibi
        Mon chéri
Wataqli lysh asyr mink hawawi (Wa goli lesh aseer minnak huawei?!)
        Et tu te demandes pourquoi mon indifférence ?!
Ya habibi
        Mon chéri
Muhbatuna halih
        Notre amour est beau
Ya habibi
        Mon chéri
Shafni bieini (Shofni bi ayne)
        Regarde moi avec tes propres yeux
Ya habibi
        Mon chéri
Bieaynak tashfuni (Bi aynek tishofni)
        Avec tes propres yeux, regarde moi
Ya habibi
        Mon chéri
Watarmi watarmi
        Laisse, oublie tout
Muhbatuna halih (Mahabetna haliyya)
        Notre amour est beau

Watarmi watarmi
        Laisse, oublie tout
Muhbatuna halih
        Notre amour est beau
Watarmi watarmi
        Laisse, oublie tout
Muhbatuna halih
        Notre amour est beau

Muhbatuna halih
        Notre amour est beau
Watarmi watarmi
        Laisse, oublie tout
Watarmi watarmi
        Laisse, oublie tout
Watarmi watarmi
        Laisse, oublie tout
Muhbatuna halih
        Notre amour est beau
Watarmi watarmi
        Laisse, oublie tout
Watarmi watarmi
        Laisse, oublie tout

Notes   [ + ]

1. Traduction sans doute très approximative de cette chanson de Acid Arab, en collaboration avec A-Wa.
Catégories
La vie

Backpain

Ingrédients (construct your own loop)

Debout

Se mettre sur la pointe des pieds (8x)
Jambes écartées à 80 cm, oulaop trigo (8x), antitrigo (8x)
Presser le centre irradiant
Lever le genou gauche (8x), droit (8x)
Dois rond puis cambré (8x)
Dos cambré tirer à gauche (2x), à droite (2x)
Masser le centre irradiant
Jambes écartées à 100 cm, dos cambré, chercher le sol (8x)
Tendre et détendre les genoux, apprivoiser la sensation
Déplacer le centre de gravité
à la verticale des talons, de la pointe (8x)
Tremblement du vaste interne
Agripper les chevilles, plier et tendre les genoux (8x)
Apprivoiser la sensation

Sur le dos

Jambes pliées, décoller le dos (8x)

Sur les fesses

Jambes tendues, aller chercher les pieds (8x)
Jambes pliées cuisses écartées, se pencher en avant (8x)

Catégories
Brave-new-world Desperation

RIP American Dream

Published in 2012, way before Donald’s Trump rise to power. Excerpt.

Many Americans no doubt still believe in the American dream. One wonders how long they can maintain that illusion, for America is transforming itself into one of the most unfair, most rigid, and least socially mobile of the industrialized countries. In the United States, parental income now has about a 50 percent weight in determining a child’s lifetime economic prospects. Germany, Sweden, and even class-ridden France are now fairer and more upwardly mobile societies than the United States—on average, parental incomes have only about a 30 percent weight in determining the next generation’s outcomes. The truly equitable, high-mobility societies are Canada, Norway, Denmark, and Finland, where parental income accounts for only about 20 percent of a child’s lifetime earnings. Even many “developing” nations, such as Taiwan and South Korea, now have levels of opportunity and fairness that exceed America’s. For example, someone born into a poor family in South Korea or Taiwan now has a much higher probability of graduating from high school, and exiting poverty, than someone born into a poor family in America. Many of these nations’ citizens also have longer life expectancies than Americans.

And now the day is past when even a college education in America is either financially available to everyone or a sure ticket to a good life. Technology, globalization, and corporate decisions have been compressing wages and outsourcing many white-collar jobs, much as they have been squeezing blue-collar employment. Now to make your way securely into the upper middle class, you need a degree from an elite institution and/or a graduate degree. And the students who can attend those elite schools come overwhelmingly from the wealthiest families in America. In fact, higher education of all kinds—college and graduate school, private and public, elite and average—has been getting sharply more expensive, and access to it sharply more unequal. With the squeeze on state and local government budgets, even state and community colleges are getting very expensive, so children from working-class or poor families must increasingly choose between not attending college or graduating with mountains of debt. As a result, American college graduation rates have stagnated, and now trail those of many other nations.

Now, having squandered trillions on mismanaged wars, tax cuts designed especially for the rich, a gigantic real estate bubble, and massive bailouts for its banks, the United States is confronting major fiscal problems. At the same time, America’s fundamental economic competitiveness has declined severely, as its physical infrastructure, broadband services, educational system, workforce skills, health care, and energy policies have failed to keep pace with the needs of an advanced economy. However, as we shall see later, this is not solely, or even primarily, a matter of money; it is a matter of policy and priorities. In some areas, insufficient government spending is indeed an issue. But in many areas, such as health care, the United States as a society is actually spending far more than other nations, without, however, obtaining the same results.

The principal reason for this is that politically powerful interest groups have been able to block reform: the financial services, energy, defense, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, and processed-food industries; the legal, accounting, and medical professions; and to a lesser extent, several unions—these and other groups, including, of course, lobbyists and politicians, have ferociously resisted efforts to improve America’s future at their expense.

Meanwhile, both political parties are ignoring, lying about, and/or exploiting the country’s very real economic, social, and educational problems. This process is starting to generate an additional danger: demagoguery. As America deteriorates, religious and political extremists are beginning to exploit the growing insecurity and discontent of the population. Thus far, this has principally taken the form of attacks on the federal government, taxes, and social spending. However, sometimes it is also taking more extreme forms: antiscientific fundamentalist Christianity; attacks on education, the teaching of evolution, vaccines, and scientific activity; and demonization of various groups such as immigrants, Muslims, and the poor.

Presiding over all this is an impressive, though utterly cynical, innovation on the part of American politicians: the political duopoly. Over the past quarter century, the leaders of both political parties have perfected a remarkable system for remaining in power while serving America’s new oligarchy. Both parties take in huge amounts of money, in many forms—campaign contributions, lobbying, revolving-door hiring, favors, and special access of various kinds. Politicians in both parties enrich themselves and betray the interests of the nation, including most of the people who vote for them. Yet both parties are still able to mobilize support because they skillfully exploit America’s cultural polarization. Republicans warn social conservatives about the dangers of secularism, taxes, abortion, welfare, gay marriage, gun control, and liberals. Democrats warn social liberals about the dangers of guns, pollution, global warming, making abortion illegal, and conservatives. Both parties make a public show of how bitter their conflicts are, and how dangerous it would be for the other party to achieve power, while both prostitute themselves to the financial sector, powerful industries, and the wealthy. Thus, the very intensity of the two parties’ differences on “values” issues enables them to collaborate when it comes to money.

Since the 2008 financial crisis, federal policy has subsidized banks and bankers enormously, while extending the Bush administration’s tax cuts for the wealthy. With their bonuses and their industry restored, the fake humility of the bankers who begged for federal assistance has now been forgotten. So, unfortunately, has the fact that when the banks were desperate and dependent in 2008 and 2009, the federal government had an unparalleled opportunity to finally bring them under control—an opportunity that both the Bush and Obama administrations completely wasted and ignored. These same bankers are now among the first to warn about federal deficits, to insist on more tax cuts to stay competitive, and to warn darkly that any further regulation will strangle the “innovation” that made them rich, even as it destroyed the world economy.

But they can be expected to behave that way. Over the last thirty years, the economic interests of the top 1 percent, who now control the country’s wealth, businesses, and politics, have diverged sharply from those of other Americans.

Catégories
Friandises La vie

Shepard Fairey

By Mozilla – Mozilla, CC BY 3.0
Obey x Zumiez à l’Aérosol (high def picture here)

Counterpoint in blue: paintings by Alexandre Motte (Dinard)