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Monthly archive: September 2012

Special Pirate Dinner THIS Sunday

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We will have dinner with some visiting German pirates this Sunday, Sept. 30th at 5pm. We will meet at Tavern In the Square, 730 Massachusetts Avenue, Central Sq., Cambridge, MA. (617) 868-8800.  Directions and a map are below. Public Transit Directions Subway: Take the Red Line to the Central Square stop. Tavern in the Square is located about a block North on Mass. Ave. on your left in the direction of Harvard Sq. and away from MIT. Bus: The #1 MassAve/Dudley Station bus will take right through Central Square. Parking There are parking lots on the street behind Tavern in the Square and the Post Office.  As it is Sunday, parking is free at all public parking places. Map View Larger Map

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CryptoParty coming to Boston

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Various folks, including members of the Mass. Pirates, will hold a CryptoParty on Sunday, Oct. 21 from noon-6pm. It will be held at The Sprouts, 339R Summer St., Somerville near Davis Square and the Davis Square MBTA stop. They are planning to hold hands-on workshops on topics such as: Using Tor and the Tor Browser Bundle PGP/GnuPG key generation & use Using Truecrypt and LUKS Using SSL and authentication Using VPNs You can find out more at the Boston CryptoParty wiki page.  If you are interested in participating or want to help teach on one of the topics, please tweet to @jpokeefe, email or call/txt (617) 863-0385.

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Pirates Raid Freedom Rally

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We had a very successful time at Freedom Rally last Saturday. We were there for the entire rally and the number of people who helped out was significantly higher than last year. A big thanks to everyone who helped including Lauren, Lucia, Erik, Chris, Josh, Brian, Kevin, Mark and Jamie. Thanks to Michael Horan for taking the following pictures of us at our table and allowing us to share them. If you have any pictures of us, please send them our way. Thanks!

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We’ll be at Freedom Rally Tomorrow

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We are looking forward to tabling at the 23rd Freedom Rally, Tomorrow, Saturday, September 15th. Freedom Rally will be on Boston Common and we hope you will join us or stop by. We are at space 17 near the Crafts Tent on the map below. We encourage you to dress in your favorite pirate gear, be loud and show your support for the Internet, civil liberties and Bradley Manning. Please, invite your friends and family and help us find more Pirates to join us! If you need to reach us on the day, then call/txt us at (617) 863-6277 (MAPP). If you want to help at our table, fill out the sign up form embedded below or click on this link, or just show up. Thanks!

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