Making sockpuppet music by retweeting twitter search terms

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The Anonymous Sockpuppet bot only retweets original posts, does not retweet retweets, and removes your own tweets from the feed before retweeting.

This equivalent of a stick with a fizzing fuse and Acme Dynamite Company written on the side might work better than wearing wet copper armor and holding a lightning rod during a lightning storm.

It’s more interesting, and doesn’t take so long

StupidityIndexOutOfBoundsException: Physical access at a meetup

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Lucky me I’m on Linux, and am totally and absolutely anonymous, private and secure. ~ Privacy, Anonymity and Security on IRC

The measures below give a reasonably secure solution in contexts when people have physical access to your Ubuntu machine, like unconferences, hackmeets, geekparties …

Disclaimer: This is not failproof. Nothing ever is. It doesn’t take much effort to pull out a LiveCD and bypass or read a password set on GRUB. Even if you do chmod it. GRUB can’t be stored on an encrypted partition. But people can only read the md5sum. And as far as I know it’s almost impossible to retain the password from a dirty md5 hash like the ones created by md5crypt (“dirty” means there are random characters inserted). If you also password protect BIOS settings and you don’t allow the machine to be booted other than via the hard disk, the combination is a reasonably secure solution. Of course, someone can steal your machine and mount the hard disk on another machine …

So Here Is How You Can Do It

Why @AskMetalGear?

I have received messages from people saying that they fear MetalGear as well as OpMetalGear.

Engaging in the challenge of raising MetalGear awareness and alertness

A simple retweet bot with Yahoo Pipes and Tweethopper


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This is not an invasive bot, but a little “pipe” bot. And you don’t have to be able to program, just be able to think logically (somewhat). I am making this one for OpPinkPower. She wants to make sure she doesn’t miss #OpIon and #ENOUGH tweets while sitting confused in an obscene amount of information.

Making (Twitter) Music Together