Walt Mankowski on 22 Mar 2011 05:57:04 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] P2P encryption and security

On Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 11:51:10PM -0400, Eric H. Johnson wrote:
> Hi all,
> As I mentioned at the Plug West meeting, I am doing a presentation on
> anonymizing and security tools for paranoid libertarians and anarchists at
> what is called the Agorist Unconference, March 25-27. My presentation is at
> 2:00 PM Sunday. Details can be found here:
> http://agora.io/etienne
> The reason for the post however is that this is not really my area of
> expertise, I was just asleep at the switch when everyone else took a step
> backwards. :) 
> I will be giving a non-technical introduction to such things as P2P-DNS,
> Osiris, Stealthnet, Tor, I2P, Freenet, Bitcoin, TrueCrypt and Mesh networks.
> I have posted the presentation material here:
> https://github.com/ehj666/Agorist
> It is available as a power point ppt or pdf. An outline of the narration is
> in a separate text file as well as within the notes of the ppt. 
> Anyone caring to take a look can send suggestions directly to me at
> ejohnson@camalytics.com.

I have no comments on the talk itself (it's not my area of expertise,
either) but I do on the pdf.  I've tried reading it in xpdf, Acrobat,
and OSX's Preview.app, and it renders horribly in all 3.  It takes a
very long time to render each slide.  If you've got an hour time slot,
it might take all that time to get through all 16 slides.  I think the
culprit might be the background, but it's hard to tell.

Also, the embedded screenshots look blocky, and the text is hard to
read.  And if you try resizing the screen, you've got to wait for it
to render all over again.

I don't know how to export Powerpoint slides to PDF, but I've looked
at plenty of exported slides and these are by far the most painful
I've ever seen to get through.  You might want to look at whatever
options are available and see what you can do to improve the PDF


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