March 13th, 2018 IRC Meeting

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Video Newsletter

  • Planning for next video.
  • Videos of the November candidate workshop have been processed
  • Checking in on the other equifax video

2018 Elections


  1. Videos

Digital Right of Repair


Amazon HQ2


Computer Donations

Yearly Conference

Once we set dates for the trainings we will put up a poll asking about our 2018 conference and whether to change it into several regional conferences.

The electronic election for our officers went well in 2017, and we should consider doing it again. Such a change would allow us to decentralize our yearly conference and hold multiple regional conferences in different parts of the state. We could schedule monthly conferences starting in March or April. We could limit them to about 4-5 hours long, with the first half being training and the second half being discussion. If we want to go this route, we should ask our members soon and see who wants to organize their regional conference.

Statements In Process

  • MA Bill H.3641: An Act relative to electronic tolling - Approved our opposition to it. Past position is to remove the tolls on the Pike since it has long been paid for.
  • US S.1241 - Combating Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Counterfeiting Act of 2017 - Approved our opposition to S.1241. Need statement (Joe)

Other To Dos

FOSS Tutorials

Worcester farm group is interested in having some FOSS tutorials. Perhaps:

  • how to do basic labels in GIMP,
  • work through a few sample spreadsheets related to seed cost and
  • similarly applicable real-world situations, depending on the needs of the group

Basically how to do graph design & product management with open source tools. Malt will put together a one paragraph description of what we need and we can mail it out to ask pirates to help.


  • Review regular IRC meeting day. Poll sent to email list - Sent (jokeefe)
  • email Loomio invite to supporters (jokeefe)
  • set up torrents for PirateCon videos (creynolds)
  • post remaining audio for PirateCon talks (srevilak)
  • finish setup of myBB (jokeefe)
  • install mattermost as slack alternative (jokeefe)

Mayfirst is looking at setting up a Discourse instance we could use.

Upcoming Events


  • jokeefe: James O’Keefe, Somerville
  • Joe: Joseph Onoroski, Lowell
  • Malt: Sam Capradae, Worcester


  • ChanServ
  • Hirppa
  • Hirppa[m]
  • hvxgr


Video Newsletter

2018 Elections

Organizing Local Chapters

Amazon HQ2


Computer Donations



[9:02pm] jokeefe: Agenda:,_2018_IRC_Meeting
[9:03pm] jokeefe: ids
[9:03pm] jokeefe: James O’Keefe, Somerville
[9:03pm] Joe: Joseph Onoroski, Lowell
[9:03pm] jokeefe: anything to add?
[9:03pm] Joe: Not this evening sir.
[9:04pm] jokeefe: ok, let’s start
[9:04pm] jokeefe: Review
[9:05pm] jokeefe: The Worcester cryptoparty was well attended
[9:06pm] jokeefe: lots of interest, though we got a bit into the weeds and it should have been better organized.
[9:06pm] Joe: Bit in the weeds?
[9:06pm] jokeefe: The cryptoparty at Tufts went better
[9:06pm] jokeefe: Much larger turn out
[9:06pm] Joe: When is the next party? I have had people asking
[9:07pm] jokeefe: Both suffered from being more lectures than hands on trainings, but we only had 90 minutes
[9:07pm] jokeefe: both hosts were interested in having us back
[9:09pm] Joe: Good.
[9:10pm] jokeefe: Projects
[9:10pm] Joe: Did we schedule the times when we will be going back?
[9:10pm] jokeefe: no not yet
[9:11pm] Joe: ok
[9:12pm] jokeefe: will email them a reminder that we are happy to help in the future and leave it up to them about when that will be
[9:12pm] Joe: Sounds good.
[9:13pm] Malt joined the chat room.
[9:13pm] jokeefe: ahoy Malt
[9:13pm] Malt: Sam Capradae, Worcester
[9:13pm] Malt: Sam Capradae, Worcester
[9:13pm] Malt: Hi
[9:13pm] Malt: Sorry, on mobile
[9:14pm] Joe: For the video newsletter, I would like to request that the planning for video topics discussed here so we can plan better as a group.
[9:14pm] Malt: Had to dig wife out of snowbank
[9:14pm] Joe: Ahoy Malt
[9:14pm] jokeefe: yeah, lot of snow out there
[9:14pm] Joe: ^
[9:14pm] jokeefe: shame it may be gone in two weeks
[9:15pm] Joe: No school in my town for tomorrow already
[9:15pm] Malt: Oh yeah. Big shame
[9:15pm] Malt: Shame
[9:15pm] jokeefe: us too
[9:15pm] Malt: Same in Worcester
[9:15pm] Joe: Gives the teams time to clean up.
[9:15pm] jokeefe: talking about video topics here is fine
[9:15pm] jokeefe: we have three up now
[9:16pm] Malt: Nice
[9:16pm] jokeefe: got the first video back and some others from editing
[9:16pm] jokeefe: will get them up soon I hope.
[9:16pm] jokeefe: Been sick so there will be a bit of a delay
[9:17pm] jokeefe: Joe, do you want to record one this weekend?
[9:18pm] Joe: So, my next set of topics was 'the dark net, what you need to know'; 'surveillance' and 'torrents, what's it all about'
[9:18pm] Joe: Plus we also had the dem you mentioned but I am not as sure about it.
[9:19pm] Joe: This next meeting was to go over topics, I figured we could do it this weekend or next.
[9:19pm] jokeefe: Will get back to him about that.
[9:19pm] jokeefe: Works for me.
[9:19pm] Joe: If we wait till next weekend, I may be able to do it in the morning.
[9:19pm] Joe: That way we can take this Sunday off.
[9:19pm] jokeefe: Works for me
[9:20pm] Joe: Yeah, more time for you to feel better.
[9:20pm] jokeefe: thanks
[9:21pm] Joe: My personal pref would be for the dark net. but a better title would have to be in order.
[9:21pm] Malt left the chat room. (Quit:
[9:22pm] jokeefe: what do you want to explain about the dark net?
[9:23pm] Joe: What it is, what is the buzz about it. Equihacks is using the dark web to scare people in to buying their protection. I would like to educate people on what it really is all about.
[9:24pm] jokeefe: ok
[9:24pm] Joe: Instead of scaring people away from the dark web, really the dark web is all about protecting your information from anyone else.
[9:24pm] Joe: Unless I am completely wrong about it.
[9:25pm] jokeefe: I think we need another term for the dark web
[9:25pm] Joe: Cryptoweb?
[9:25pm] jokeefe: Considering how we are surveilled in the “light” web
[9:26pm] jokeefe: Should contrast the two
[9:26pm] jokeefe: that way
[9:26pm] Joe: A compare and contrast? I like it
[9:28pm] Joe: Esp if we do go over the benefits of both so it seems like we are not taking any sides, though protecting everyone's information is my top priority.
[9:28pm] jokeefe: agreed
[9:28pm] jokeefe: do you want to work it out on Sunday?
[9:28pm] Joe: We could but lets play it by ear.
[9:29pm] jokeefe: Fine by me. Email works as well
[9:30pm] Joe: Actually, An email chain may work for this topic. I'll get some facts for both and send them over to you.
[9:31pm] jokeefe: sure. just send them to the activists list, that way others can comment
[9:32pm] Joe: Ok
[9:32pm] Joe:
[9:32pm] Joe: Correct?
[9:32pm] jokeefe:
[9:32pm] Joe: ok, thank you.
[9:33pm] jokeefe: 2018 Elections - completed all trainings. working on the video series
[9:34pm] Joe: Awesome.
[9:35pm] jokeefe: That is all I have
[9:35pm] Joe: Motion to adjourn?
[9:35pm] Malt joined the chat room.
[9:36pm] jokeefe: ahoy Malt
[9:36pm] Malt: Sorry
[9:36pm] jokeefe: Happens
[9:36pm] Joe: ^
[9:36pm] jokeefe: I updated the transcript at,_2018_IRC_Meeting
[9:37pm] Malt: Thanks
[9:38pm] Malt: We still on videos?
[9:38pm] jokeefe: can be
[9:38pm] Malt: I didn't have anything to add
[9:39pm] Malt: I think I've got a Sunday thing
[9:39pm] jokeefe: were thinking about talking about the dark web in contrast to the surveilled web we have
[9:39pm] Malt: Huh!
[9:39pm] Joe: For the next video newsletter we do
[9:40pm] Malt: Would be interesting to see it used for something aside from darkmarkets
[9:41pm] jokeefe: well it is
[9:41pm] jokeefe: tor certainly
[9:41pm] Joe: jokeefe suggested we rename it. I suggested we call it the cryptoweb
[9:41pm] Malt: Hmm!
[9:42pm] Malt: Good idea to rebrand
[9:43pm] Joe: But the reason I wanted to bring it up is because Equihacks has had a campaign to scare people in to buying their protection service using the dark web as a scare tactic when it was them that lost everyone's information in the first place.....
[9:43pm] Malt: Yeah, good chance to set the record straight
[9:43pm] jokeefe: agreed
[9:44pm] Malt: The crypto web is only as evil as it's users
[9:44pm] Joe: And stop a company from profiting on lies and misinformation.
[9:44pm] jokeefe: so we will discuss it on the activists email list
[9:44pm] Joe: k.
[9:44pm] Joe: That's all I have for this evening.
[9:45pm] Malt: I'm beat and sweaty. Thanks to yall for kicking ass in Woo Town recently
[9:46pm] jokeefe: shall we adjourn then?
[9:46pm] Joe: I second
[9:46pm] Malt: Aye
[9:46pm] jokeefe: aye
[9:46pm] Joe: Aye!
[9:46pm] jokeefe: have a good night
[9:46pm] Malt: Night
[9:46pm] Malt left the chat room. (Quit:
[9:46pm] jokeefe: updating the notes
[9:46pm] Joe: Thank you! feel better my friend
[9:47pm] jokeefe: thanks. hope everything is successful on your end
[9:47pm] Joe: Yeah, Nothing happening today, we are hoping for tomorrow.
[9:47pm] Joe left the chat room. (Quit: