By Daniel Malmer — Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Internet Extremism
Teespring has a history of selling extremist merchandise. Here’s some of what I found.
According to an email from Teespring:
The list was removed for the use of “Antifa” which is in violation of our acceptable use policy and not permitted on Teespring.com.
A quick look at Teespring’s Acceptable Use Policy reveals that it doesn’t contain the word “antifa,” so it’s unclear what they believed violated their policy.
How I bought a hard drive that’s great for backups, but awful for my use case.
I’m surprised at how difficult it is to find good information about hard drive performance. If you can find any performance numbers at all, it’s usually just maximum transfer speed. It turns out that in my case, what I really cared about was something called IOPS. Here, I’ll discuss what IOPS are, when they matter, and how to measure them.
First, some background. I’m working on a project that involves storing and processing a fair amount of data. I do some of the work on Amazon’s EC2 platform, and some on my laptop. …
For the impatient, here’s the solution that worked for me:
sudo mount -t cd9660 /dev/disk2s1 ~/cdrom
I found an old CD from 2002 that had some files that I wanted to view. I was hopeful that when I inserted the disk that the drive would mount and the files would show up in Finder. Unfortunately, it wasn’t that simple.
The drive accepted the old CD, and I could hear some activity, but nothing showed up in Finder. The first thing I did was bring up the Disk Utility to see if the device was recognized at all.
Disk Utility clearly recognized that a CD had been inserted, and even was able to read the partitions. In spite of that, it wasn’t automatically mounting the CD. …