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Any fans of the 1997 Italian #cyberpunk movie 'Nirvana' out there?

It is an absolute guilty pleasure of mine, and not just for Christopher Lambert, the Highlander himself, jacking in to cyberspace. #hacking #history #histodons #movies

#OnThisDay in #hacking #history, SATAN is released.

Press coverage at the time was about as calm and measured as you might expect. #histodons #hacking

(screenshot below from Twitter account todayininfosec that I don't want to steal content from without full attribution)
"1995: The SATAN (Security Administrator Tool for Analyzing Networks) security tool was released by Dan Farmer and Wietse Venema. The release stirred huge debate about security auditing tools being given to the public.

Fun fact: @neilhimself
 drew the tool's documentation artwork."
Software that will put enormous power into the hands of malicious hackers will be released on the Internet today by a Californian biker whose actions have been described by one industry newspaper as "mailing assault rifles to 5,000 random homes".

Dan Farmer wrote Satan, the Security Administrator's Tool for Analysing Networks, when in charge of network security at a successful Silicon Valley firm. It operates across the Internet to give a quick and comprehensive list of security flaws in any system at which it is pointed.

The flaws that Satan identifies had all been published before Mr Farmer wrote the program. But the knowledge was not easy to find or collate, and in practice only dedicated network administrators knew where to find it. Satan uses a primitive form of artificial intelligence to make the knowledge available to anyone who uses it.

Once it has analysed the network it is probing, Satan produces a list of all the security flaws it has found, along with a description and an account of how to fix them. The program drew gasps of admiration when Mr Farmer demonstrated it at the Computers, Freedom and Privacy conference in San Francisco last week. Everyone who has seen it agrees it will be a powerful tool in the right hands. What is controversial is his decision to release it across the Internet. His previous employers, Silicon Graphics, fired him when he made the plan known, or, as he puts it, "We came to a mutual agreement to get the hell out away from each other."

#Histoire d'escaliers... la maison de la Vierge Noire, à #Prague.
Merci à Tsf Thaïs Saskia Frédérique pour cette superbe photo...
#History of #staircases the house of the Black Madonna, in #Prague.
Thanks to Tsf Thaïs Saskia Frédérique for this great photo...
By Lumière de l'Atelier
#Style #Stil #Art #Kunst #Treppe #Artist #photography #photo #architecture

41 years ago
The Clash in Thailand, March 1982. Photo shoot for their fifth album Combat Rock.

Photos by Pennie Smith

#punk #punks #punkrock #theclash #combatrock #history #punkrockhistory

#OTD in 1940 FIAT and Ansaldo presented a prototype of a new medium tank. The vehicle was too small even by Italian standards. In June it was reclassified as a light tank and accepted into service as the Carro Armato L 6-40. #tanks #history #WW2

On 16th March, 1968 Warrant Officer Hugh Thompson Jnr was flying helicopter reconnaissance for an attack on an alleged North Vietnamese-controlled village at My Lai.

As the ground attack developed below, Thompson realised he was in fact witnessing something something else:

A massacre.

He decided to act. /1 🧵 #history #histodons
a clean-cut Hugh Thompson Jnr, pictured in the sixties, in his army fatigues

46 years ago today
"White Riot" is a song by English punk rock band The Clash, released as the band's first single on this day in 1977 and also featured on their debut album.

#punk #punks #punkrock #theclash #whiteriot #history #punkrockhistory #otd

46 years ago today
"The Idiot" is the debut studio album of Iggy Pop, produced by David Bowie and released on this day in 1977

#punk #punks #punkrock #oldschoolpunk #theidiot #iggypop #history #punkrockhistory #otd

#History #SaintPatricksDay #Ireland

Very few people outside #Mexico have heard of the Saint Patrick’s Battalion , a unit of mostly Irish immigrants, who defected from the US Army during the US invasion of Mexico (1846-1848), led by Irishman John Riley. They fought several battles on the side of the Mexican army and, after the Mexicans were defeated, appr. 50 of them were tried, sentenced and executed by the US Army. The “San Patricios” are still considered heroes in Mexico to this day.
Painting of a battle during the invasion of Mexico by the US Army (1846-1848), in which the Saint Patrick's Battallion played an important role.
The Flag of St. Patrick's Battallion, a green banner with the leged "Erin go bragh" (Ireland forever).

I wrote a short blog about how #hackers were portrayed in early to mid 1980s news print media, an interesting time in #hacking #history where you can almost see reporters sour on hackers in real time, article to article, as anti-hacker fears grew and grew. #histodons

Marilyn Monroe on her wedding day. She was married just 18 days after her 16th birthday in order to escape being returned to an orphanage.

#photography #history #vintage #MarilynMonroe

Hand carved miniature agate cat with diamond eyes, ca. 1900 by Fabergé. #CatsOfYore #Cat #Cats #History
Color photo of a small translucent light brown model of a cat, standing with one paw extended as if in play. This is a close up of the cat showing the craftsmanship, impossibly tiny smooth grooves are sun into the surface to create fur texture. Each little toe is defined, the ears are sculpted flawlessly, the tiny diamond eyes glow white. According to the auction site it is only 2 1/2 inches long.

Patti 💥
New Year's Eve concert at CBGB in New York City in 1977.

Photo by Allan Tannenbaum

#punk #punks #punkrock #womenofpunk #pattismith #cbgb #history #punkrockhistory

Black Flag have released legendary albums in various line-ups over the years.

What is your favorite?

mine ➡️ Damaged

#punk #punks #punkrock #hardcorepunk #blackflag #history #punkrockhistory

This is the month in which a Spanish chronicler and husband of Cuxirimay died. She was an #Inca princess who had been Atahualpa's fiancé (or principal wife according to some accounts). It's believed Cuxirimay helped Juan write some of his book.

#peru #southamerica #history #histodon #march #womeninhistory #womensHistoryMonth

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Happy Birthday to Catharina "Nina" Hagen, German singer, songwriter and member of the punk and new wave movements in the late 1970s and early 1980s, born on this day in 1955, East-Berlin

Photo by Gijsbert Hanekroot

#punk #womenofpunk #ninahagen #history #punkrockhistory #otd


Mañana sábado a las 12:00 in the morning como siempre en

Hablaremos de oleadas anteriores a la era Elon Musk y de como una red federada como la que habitamos puede dispararse en meses a algo que jamás podíamos haber imaginado.

¿Estamos preparadas? #fediverse #fediverso #mastodon #history #historia

As of March 2023, 72 #women have flown in #space.

Of these, 44 have worked on the International Space Station as long-duration expedition crewmembers, as visitors on space shuttle assembly flights, or as space flight participants on short-duration missions.

Learn more about these inspiring pioneers from around the world: #science #history #HistoryRemix
The first woman to orbit the Earth, Valentina V. Tereshkova, before boarding her Vostok 6 capsule for her historic spaceflight. Photo: NASA Dr. Mae C. Jemison, the first Black woman in space, works in the Spacelab module during the STS-47 Spacelab-J mission. Credit: NASA
Ellen Ochoa, the first Hispanic woman in space, enjoys playing the flute in her spare time during the STS-56 mission. Credit: NASA Tamara E. Jernigan during the STS-96 spacewalk. Credit: NASA

41 years ago today
Should I Stay or Should I Go is a song by the English punk rock band The Clash, written in 1981 and featuring Mick Jones on lead vocalist, released on this day in 1982 and included on their Combat Rock album

#punkrock #theclash #history #punkrockhistory #otd

33 years ago today
Guitarist Poison Ivy live on stage with her 1958 6120 Gretsch guitar at the Paradiso, Amsterdam, March 9, 1990.

Photo by Paul Bergen

#punk #punks #punkrock #womenofpunk #thecramps #history #punkrockhistory #otd

43 years ago today
The Psychedelic Furs is the debut studio album by English postpunk band the Psychedelic Furs, released on this day in 1980.

#punk #punkrock #postpunk #postpunkmusic #psychedelicfurs #history #punkrockhistory

The Soviet atheist magazine Bezbozhnik was about a century ahead of its time... if it came out today, I'm sure it would be infamous thanks to social media... FOX News would probably be out there leading a crusade against it!

#MilitantAtheist #atheism #Soviet #history #art
Magazine cover. A red ship plows through a small rowboat, which breaks in half and scatters people labeled "orthodox priest, right opportunists, and fascists". The background is green.
Magazine cover. A giant letter V and an abstract hammer and sickle plow into the ground, where old and creepy looking Jehovah, God, and Allah struggle to crawl to safety. Factories and cities are in the background.

Archaeological study of 24 ancient Mexican cities reveals that collective forms of governance, infrastructural investments, and collaboration all help societies last longer #science #history #Archaeology
Image showing reconstruction of a large South American city, with pyramid style buildings, surrounded by distant snow-capped mountains.


Check out this incredible resource from You can browse or search the map to see #workingclass struggles from around the world. #history


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The sensational Hüsker Dü perform live, unfortunately the year and location are unknown.

Photo by Steve Hengstler

#punk #punks #punkrock #huskerdu #hüskerdü #history #punkrockhistory

In memory of Frank Navetta, who founded The Descendents in 1979 with Tony Lombardo and Bill Stevenson, born on this day Manhattan Beach, California

Photo by Kevin Salk

#punk #punks #punkrock #hardcorepunk #franknavetta #thedescendents #history #punkrockhistory #otd

I'm in the process of scanning, and proofreading the resulting text, from chapter 1 of "Profits of Deceit" by Patricia Franklin, a book about fraud. Chapter 1 is all about John Maxfield, infamous 80s US #hacking scene boogeyman. #hacker #history
Burnt-out buildings rub shoulders with banks that have gone bust on Detroit's north side. Here, on forgotten avenues dotted with abandoned cars, sheets of plywood board up businesses that have packed up and left, in search of customers that have gone before them. Two motorcycle gangs, the Scorpions and the Forbidden Wheels, provide deafening tributes to horsepower for members of the nearby First Psychic Church of Brightmoor.
Even the quiet of tree-lined streets is punctuated by fire bombs and gunshots. Vacant flats have been converted to crack houses, drug dens for the severely addicted. In the local high school, as a means of reducing violence by confiscating weapons, students pass through metal detectors before entering the classroom.
Amidst this study in urban decay, John Maxfield operates out of an old distribution warehouse sandwiched between the faded storefronts of two beauty parlours. The harsh odours of permanents and hair colourants mix with the hot fat smells of a fried-chicken outlet located at the mouth of the alley that Maxfield drives down each day. Arriving at the guarded entrance of his headquarters, Maxfield parks his dented white Dodge van and dials a secret code on a telephone by a jailhouse door. He pushes two buttons in sequence and the barred door releases. With another formula of codes, Maxfield opens a thick, battleship-grey door made of steel.

Tonight's the night that we got the truck
We're going downtown, gonna beat up drunks
Your turn to drive, I'll bring the beer
It's an easy shift, no one to fear

Let's ride, ride how we ride
Let's ride, low ride

#punk #punks #punkrock #policetruck #history #punkrockhistory

Rancid pose for group portraits in San Diego, California, United States, March 1994.

Photo by Martyn Goodacre

#punk #punks #punkrock #rancid #skapunkrock #history #punkrockhistory

Death - Before there was punk, there was Death

Started as a funk band, and after their genre change, together with Pure Hell, the first black proto punk / punk rock band in history

#punk #punks #punkrock #death #protopunk #history #punkrockhistory #knowyourroots

43 years ago

Exciting days in Detroit ⚡
The Clash, Iggy Pop and the Ramones, 3 gigs in 4 days at the Motor City Roller Rink Theater, March 1980

wonderful times 🖤

#punk #punks #punkrock #ramones #theclash #iggypop #history #punkrockhistory #otd

In memory of Lou Reed, American musician, singer, songwriter and member of The Velvet Underground, born on this day in 1943, New York City

Photo by Stringer

#punk #punkrock #protopunk #rocklegend #loureed #thevelvetunderground #history #punkrockhistory

#OnThisDay in #history - in 1683 Caroline of Ansbach was born. Caroline was orphaned at age 13 and because her eldest half-brother didn't want to take care of her, she was sent to live with friends of her late mother. Luckily, Sophia Charlotte loved being Caroline's guardian and loved the girl as her own. Caroline was well educated and her curiosity was encouraged. Her beauty, intelligence, and kindness were renown when she was Queen of Great Britain.
#OTD #histodons @histodons@royalhistory
A painted portrait of Caroline of Ansbach, Queen of Great Britain (consort of George II).

43 years ago today
Walk Among Us is the debut album by the American punk rock band Misfits released on this day in 1980 includes the single 'Night of the Living Dead'

#punk #punks #punkrock #misfits #WalkAmongUS #history #punkrockhistory #otd

Happy Birthday to Cynthia Leigh Wilson, one of the vocalists, songwriters and founding members of new wave rock band the B-52's, born on this day in 1957, Athens, Georgia

Photo by Angelo Sotiriou

#punkrock #newwave #theb52s #cindywilson #history #punkrockhistory #otd

Does anybody know a book that is like "A brief history of Latin America"? O South America? Or Hispanic America?! Asking for a friend (for real, I'm latina xD)

#history #LatinAmerica #latina

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